BREA, Calif. – American Suzuki Motor Corp. launched its “Free Gas for Summer” sales program on Wednesday, offering car buyers three months of free gasoline on retail purchases of new 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sedan and 2009 SX4 Crossover models.

In addition, Suzuki is offering $2,000 in customer cash on all 2009 SX4 models equipped with manual transmission. Suzuki’s gas incentive program runs through August 31.

“Suzuki recognizes the economic challenges facing Americans and thought this promotion was a great way to provide relief for car buyers,” said Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president, 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 purchasing a Suzuki SX4 during the summer shopping season.”

Customers will receive a stored value 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’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.

Suzuki is offering a pre-paid gas card worth $270 for the 2009 SX4 Sedan and Sport models, and a gas card worth $290 for the 2009 SX4 Crossover. To learn more about Suzuki’s “Free Gas for Summer” sales promotion, please visit