To help motorists at the pump this summer driving season and generate additional traffic to U.S. showrooms, American Suzuki Motor Corp. has announced a nationwide sales promotion offering car buyers zero percent financing and three months of free gasoline on retail purchases of all new 2007 and 2008 vehicles from its versatile and fun-to-drive product line. The Suzuki “Free Gas for Summer” sales program, which kicked off May 1 and runs through June 30, is expected to further build brand interest and bolster summer sales.

“Suzuki recognizes the economic impact resulting from soaring gas prices and thought this promotion was a great way to entice eager car buyers,” said Gary Akin, vice president of sales, American Suzuki Automotive Operations. “Working through our U.S. dealer network, we’re happy to extend this unique program to consumers across the country, providing potential buyers even more reason to consider Suzuki during the summer shopping season.”

Customers who qualify for the offer through American Suzuki Financial Services will enjoy zero percent APR financing for up to 60 months and will receive a stored value Visa® debit card that can be used for fuel purchases. The amount of each stored value gas card is determined by several factors, including an assumed three-month timeframe for summer driving, the car or SUV’s EPA estimated highway mpg, the Federal Highway Administration’s estimated average of 1,000 miles driven per month and the U.S. national average price of one gallon of regular gasoline as determined by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.