Many people would be delighted to know that Pak Suzuki is finally pulling the plug on the Suzuki Mehran VX. The company has officially announced a deadline after which it will stop producing the outdated hatchback.
As seen in a notice issued to Suzuki dealerships in the country, the company is only halting one of the variants, the Mehran VX which is the slightly low-end version with lesser features and a smaller price tag.
This means that the VXR variant, that comes with an air-conditioner and other small improvements will continue to be produced even in 2019.
The notice reads,
Dear, valued vendor(s), Management of PSMCL has decided to discontinue its Model SB308 only version VX(Mehran) from end November 2018.
In view of above, it is important to note that all the respective local parts should be produced and supply according to schedules to be sent to you on monthly basis for remaining production plan of 6734 units to be produced from June 2018 to End November 2018.
Pak Suzuki still has some units lined up for production, and has decided to completely halt manufacturing for the Mehran VX at the end of this year. The company will also need to manage surplus units, and manage their parts efficiently to get their last batch done without wasting any extra components.
Mehran is a globally obsolete hatchback. Pakistan is the only country which still manufactures it in 2018. It got discontinued internationally back in the 90’s.
It’s about time Pak Suzuki took this step. However, the company is not discontinuing the VXR variant, and still wants to squeeze out some extra last-minute sales. Pakistan’s auto sector is about to get more diverse as a number of different companies have confirmed entry into the auto market.