Saturday, July 20, 2024

Price Hikes: Suzuki Swift Costs as Much as a Used Toyota Prado

Pak Suzuki has started the new month with a bang by increasing prices. While the notice doesn’t highlight a reason for the hike, the local currency crash and logistics hurdles are the likely culprits.

The Suzuki Swift’s engine has been improved with the VVT technology, which produces better power and efficiency. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) offers greater control and a selection of thrilling sports modes for a quicker and more powerful reaction.

Suzuki Swift’s 1.2 litres DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder VVT petrol engine, with an engine displacement of 1200 cc, produces 92 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque at 4200 RPM when mated to either an automatic or five-speed transmission.

The car’s exterior includes a striking honeycomb front grill with chrome accents, handcrafted polished alloy wheels, angular body lines, and pillar-mounted back door handles. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and sensor-activated adjustable LED projector headlamps are included in the vehicle’s equipment to provide excellent night-time vision.

The car’s interior includes a push-start button, a D-shaped steering wheel, and cylindrical instruments. The interior has a 9-inch infotainment screen supporting navigation and mirroring for Apple or Android phones. The car has a high-contrast LCD-equipped climate control panel that offers intuitive operation and simple recognition. Moreover, the automobile has a cruise control feature that makes longer distances appear shorter.

The car has an alarm system, which offers security from unlawful entry. Six occupant-protective SRS airbags are also included in the car’s list of safety features. In the event of a collision, the SRS airbags are programmed to deploy from both the front and the sides, keeping occupants safe from all angles.

Due to the increase in sales taxes and the depreciation of the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) versus the US Dollar, Pak Suzuki announced higher prices for the Suzuki Swift.

The unstable exchange rate and unsure economic climate have forced Pak Suzuki to raise the retail selling prices of Suzuki Swift trims.

  • The new prices will be as follows:
Variants Old Price (Rs.) New Prices (Rs.) Increase (Rs.)
Alto VX 2,144,000 2,251,000 107,000
Alto VXR 2,487,000 2,612,000 125,000
Alto VXR AGS 2,665,000 2,799,000 134,000
Alto VXL AGS 2,795,000 2,935,000 140,000
Wagon R
Wagon R VXR 3,062,000 3,214,000 152,000
Wagon R VXL 3,248,000 3,412,000 164,000
Wagon R AGS 3,563,000 3,741,000 178,000
Cultus VXR 3,540,000 3,718,000 178,000
Cultus VXL 3,889,000 4,084,000 195,000
Cultus AGS 4,157,000 4,366,000 209,000
Swift GL M/T 4,052,000 4,256,000 204,000
Swift GL CVT 4,335,000 4,574,000 219,000
Swift GLX CVT 4,725,000 4,960,000 235,000
Bolan VX 1,852,000 1,940,000 92,000
  • Production Shut Down

Suzuki recently announced a 6th series of non-production days since January 2023. According to the update, Pakistan’s biggest carmaker by market share will observe two non-production days (NPDs) on April 7 and 14 for car assembly and two non-production weeks for bike assembly in April.

Suzuki’s sales have suffered as a result of the sporadic shutdowns. Suzuki sold fewer than 1,000 units in February, according to the Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) data. Since the nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns in April 2020, during which production and sales were at a standstill, this is the automaker’s poorest result. Automobile sales could suffer due to the manufacturing halt in March. That and the recent price increases make Suzuki’s future seem gloomy. The price of the Suzuki Swift GL M/T has increased by Rs 80,000, from Rs 2,694,000 to Rs 2,774,000. The model debuted in February of this year at Rs 2,499,000.

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