About a week ago, Suzuki increased the price for nearly all of its available cars in Pakistan, including all Mehran variants. Experts believe that the increase in Mehran’s price came as a consequence of a massive 53% drop in Pak-Suzuki profits during the past 9 months.
Effective from 10th April, the Suzuki Mehran has received yet another noticeable price hike.
New Mehran Models Get Price Hike
Following the Rs. 5,000 increase last week, Suzuki Mehran’s both VX and VXR variants are seeing an increase of Rs. 24,000 this time.
The new prices of all Mehran models (inclusive of price hike) are mentioned below:
- Mehran VX = PKR 679,000
- Mehran VXR = PKR 732,000
- Mehran VX CNG = PKR 749,000
- Mehran VXR CNG = PKR 802,000
New Security Feature
This time, however, Suzuki has introduced a new feature alongside the price surge. All Mehran variants will now come with an Immobilizer.
An immobilizer is an electronic security device which prevents the car’s ignition from working until the original key (or a token) is present. This makes it nearly impossible for thieves to hot-wire a car.
An immobilizer or immobilizer key generally has an RF identification transponder which is verified automatically upon car ignition.
Suzuki hasn’t released any information regarding SRS airbags. This is important to mention because both immobilizer and SRS airbags features were made compulsory with the auto policy last year and companies were forced to incorporate such safety features. It seems that Suzuki is finally adding these features to conform with the new policy. It is hoped that the addition of SRS bags is also incorporated in their cars in the near future.
With the Mehran VXR touching 800,000 and noticeable price increase in the past few months, the car will become a tough sell since, at this price range, most imported Japanese cars have it beat on all fronts.