Karachi: Pak Suzuki, one of the leading automobile manufacturers confirmed an update for the Suzuki Wagon R 2018. It would be a minor update and the new VXL model will come with little changes. Although changes are minor, the price of new Suzuki Wagon R is not cheaper as it will cost PKR 50,000 more than the earlier price.
A few months back, Pak Suzuki ceased new bookings for Suzuki Wagon R but, it is also taking continuous orders from March 2018. The new update is also leaked around a month ago and now it is officially confirmed by the company officials.
What are the Expected Changes?
According to sources, Pak Suzuki will just do two minor changes in the current model. These changes would be chromed tail garnish and alloy wheels. It seems visible that they are just the minor changes and company is overcharging for these features. However, the new price will be Rs. 11,64,000 which will be higher than the current price of 11,14,000.
Rise in Car Prices in Pakistan
Automobile assemblers and manufacturers in Pakistan have significantly increased their prices in 2018. Pak Suzuki has already raised the prices of its entire lineup twice in the year. Suzuki Wagon R’s annual sales seen a huge 82% increase in 2017. However, most of the Suzuki’s products such as Mehran, Cultus, and Swift did not see a considerable change in the sales demand.
Key players from automobile industry are also defending the rise in prices. They are considering the devaluation of Pakistani Rupee and increased import rates as a primary reason for their decision.