Suzuki Launches "Free Gas for Summer" Promotion

Posted: Apr 30, 2010 10:29 a.m.

Gas isn’t quite back to four dollars a gallon, but Suzuki is re-launching a successful incentive it offered when pump prices first hit that high. The “free gas for summer” program runs from May 1 through August 31.

Autoblog explains, “Customers who purchase a new Suzuki vehicle between May 1st and August 31st will receive a pre-paid debit card which should, theoretically, pay for one summer's worth of fuel. The pre-paid cards range in value from $280 to $442, and are calculated based on the vehicle's EPA fuel economy estimates, and on the Federal Highway Administration's estimated average of 1,000 miles driven per month.”

The deal is available on most Suzuki models. Edmunds Inside Line reports, “models covered by the free-gasoline program include the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, 2010 SportBack, 2010 Grand Vitara and 2010 Equator,” as well as the SX4 sedan and crossover.

If you’re on the fence about the deal, you might want to note that there are early signs that gas prices could be worse this summer than last. Inside Line notes, “The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report on Thursday said the current price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.87. A year ago, the price stood at $2.05.”

If you're in the market for a new car, check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars as well as this month's best car deals.