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    Pak Suzuki launches Cultus with automatic transmission
    By Our Correspondent
    Published: December 5, 2017
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    KARACHI: Sensing a growing market in the country, Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited has launched the automatic transmission variant of Suzuki Cultus, around seven months after unveiling the manual version of the vehicle.

    The automatic gear transmission (AGS) version is priced at Rs1.528 million.

    The price tag on the low-end manual transmission variant, called the Cultus VXR, is Rs1.25 million. The Cultus VXL, which has a few add-ons but also consists of a manual transmission, is priced at Rs1.391 million.

    The launch of an automatic model after a gap of seven months shows that the company is now confident of increasing market share for the new Cultus.

    The vehicle, originally named Celerio but rebranded for the Pakistani market, has managed a reasonable response in its first few months, conveyed company officials to The Express Tribune earlier in September 2017.

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    The launch comes at a time when Pakistan’s auto sector is seeing the entry of new assemblers/manufacturers on the back of an open auto policy.

    The confidence in the sector also stems from hefty import duties placed on used cars, which has given local players an added advantage.

    Additionally, to tackle a growing trade deficit, Pakistan also imposed fresh regulatory duty on luxury items including vehicles. Analysts believe this could help local car assemblers because at least some buyers of imported used cars are likely to switch to local cars.

    Out of the three local car assemblers, Pak Suzuki – the only company that produces below 1,300cc vehicles in Pakistan – is best placed to snatch that market.

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    Up to 80% used cars Pakistan imports fall in the category of small cars that have an engine capacity of 1,000cc or less.

    Due to better macroeconomic numbers and higher car financing, local car sales have been growing steadily for the last few years.

    Moreover, new car companies are setting up their plants in Pakistan after the new five-year auto policy 2016-21.

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    The company also launched other products in an event in Islamabad — the Mega Carry, a 1,500cc commercial vehicle, and motorcycles, GR150 and GSXR600.
     
  2. ahmadnawaz22

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    I don't normally do Abusive Talk. but LDL and DFM on this Pathetic Company. 1.6 Million for Celerio. :disagree:
    Automatic Transmission Celerio Costs 500,000 Indian Rupee Factory Price that translates into Roughly 860,000 Pakistani Rupee.
    And here Pak Suzuki offering on 1,500,000 Factory Price.
    Bycott this Dakeet Corporation Pak Suzuki :hitwall:
    Stop Buying this crap. :hitwall:
     
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    I would prefer a sedan in this price range.
     
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    Would rather buy a second hand car than this piece of junk.
    Underpowered
    Overpriced
    Congested
    Poor manufacturing..
    The old cultus was better than is junk.
     
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    One can get Honda City in 161/2 I think why would we buy this are they nuts !
     
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    WTH man!
     
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    @waz Wrong section.....
     
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    Dont you worry. Pakistani will be buying them and there will artificial shortage to create an extortion of about 70000 or 100,000 and Pakistanis will pay that too.

    Cultus manual version cost 1.4 million and our countrymen have bought that car. No height of stupidity is high enough for Pakistani consumer not to scale.
     
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    its not suzuki that are charging that high but the extra extra tax imposed on single car that amount to 100% meaning if a car cost is 10, additional 10 will be tax making the amount a customer has to pay will be 20. God bless our country for looting us....
     
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    Sir can you please provide details of this ages long claim that government charges exact amount of tax on cost of locally assembled cars?
    Kindly provide some sort of calculations and evidence.
    Why is Honda City 1.5 base model Priced approx 900,000 Indian Rupee Equal to around 1,500,000 Pak Rupees and Pakistani Model City 1.5 base model Costs 1,600,000?
    Does the Taxes don't Apply to Honda?

    :(
     
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    They Still buy Mehran Dabba. What can be expected else.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    People have been buying this crap due to lack of competitors in 1000 cc category. Companies providing these cars to employees are the major chunk of customers
     
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    What would be the cost if you guys import cars from neighboring countries? Is the import tax as high as India?
     
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    Suzuki is a trash can.