American Suzuki Auto Sales Jump 12.1 Percent

American Suzuki Motor said its November U.S. auto sales rose on demand for its biggest sport-utility vehicle and its smallest car.

The Japanese automaker said November sales rose 12.1% to 6,395 vehicles from 5,707 vehicles during the same period last year.

Sales of the Grand Vitara sport-utility vehicle gained 28.3% to 1,815 vehicles from 1,415 a year ago. Sales of the company's Aerio economy car improved 45.9% to 1,039 vehicles from 712 vehicles last year. Sales of the company's Forenza sedan added 13.2 percent to 3,009 vehicles from 2,658 vehicles.

Year-to-date, Suzuki sales have advanced 24.2% to 93,673 vehicles from 75,439 vehicles during the same period a year ago.

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