Gas pump woes got you down? Suzuki may have the answer. Next week, the automaker will kick off its Free Gas for Summer incentive program.
From May 1 until August 31, all 2010 Suzuki models will come with a prepaid gas card ranging in value from $280 to $442, depending on model. The card is supposed to cover the average monthly driving distance of 1000 miles for three months; the value is determined by the vehicle’s EPA-estimated highway mpg. Suzuki draws on the U.S. Energy Information Administration for the national average price for one gallon of regular gas and, as expected, the more fuel-efficient models get the lower value card.
In 2008, Suzuki first countered Chrysler’s “Let’s Refuel America” program with its free gas incentive. Last year, Suzuki also offered free gas but only with a purchase within the SX4 lineup.