Suzuki is closing down dealerships and laying off workers across the United States. It's part of a complete retreat from the U.S. auto market.
The company's distributor filed for bankruptcy. As a result, West Virginia Suzuki dealerships are being forced to close their doors. Some owners found out on Monday, Nov. 12 they'd have to lay off workers.
The president of the West Virginia Auto and Truck Dealers Association said on Tuesday that owners of Suzuki automobiles should not worry. "In October, Suzuki sold 2,023 units nationally, and in West VIrginia we sold about 45 percent of those cars. So we've had a great market in West Virginia and we are very appreciative of our consumers and we want them to know they will be taken care of," said Ruth Lemmon with the WV Auto and Truck Dealers Association.
Suzuki will still maintain existing vehicles in the United States, including honoring warranties, parts, and maintenance.