Suzuki Alto 2019 to Replace Mehran by Q1 2019

Suzuki Pakistan is gearing up to replace the country’s favorite car Suzuki Mehran with Alto’s 660cc variant very soon, reports say.

It has been reported that the Japanese automaker has decided to replace Mehran with Alto’s variants by the end of the year or in the first month of 2019.

The company had previously, in its internal circular to vendors, revealed its plans to discontinue the long-running hatchback from April 2019. Suzuki instructed its vendors to slow down the production of its parts as well.

What to Expect?

It is now being reported that Alto’s three variants – an automatic and two manual – are going to be launched either in December or in the first quarter of next year.

All three variants are speculated to come with a power steering, 660cc imported engine and locally developed transmission, similar to one that is available in the currently assembled Suzuki Wagon R.

One of the most exciting features reported is its efficient fuel consumption. The car is specifically designed for low fuel consumption using the ‘Suzuki Green Technology’. Suzuki claims its fuel economy is 37km/liter, which is very efficient for a non-hybrid car.

The Japanese automaker is expected to announce a release date later this month or in the coming month with deliveries starting as soon as March 2019.

A couple of years back, a picture of former federal minister for planning and Development made rounds on social media in which he was seen checking out a white manual Suzuki Alto with a two-tone interior.

Well, the rumor has it that Suzuki has already manufactured about 25 units of the new hatchback for testing and as many units are being assembled for display.

Price

From what sources have whispered, the high-spec manual variants would cost anywhere around 8-9 lacs; whereas the fully loaded automatic one might touch the million-mark.

Why Was Suzuki Mehran Killed?

Sources well-placed in the company have informed that the difficult decision to discontinue one of its most-selling cars was taken after pressure from Suzuki Japan.

Suzuki Pakistan was asked to discontinue Mehran after it was turning increasingly expensive for the parent company to provide the engine parts for the car.

Via: PW


  • and they will touch million mark for this too. Sweet :/

    • shaitan

      million isn’t what it used to be with the dollar appreciation and all

  • Armaghan

    japan import alto costs around 1.2 to 1.3 million and obviously in used condition, engine run more then 50000 KM,
    if pak manufactured alto cost 1 million brand new, i guess its good… very good

    • twister286

      Except the PK-made car will have none of the safety features like airbags or ABS

      • Armaghan

        yea true… but how many of japnese car did you see with working airbags???
        95% cars are accidented, airbags pehlay e khulay hotay hain,

        i m not against japnese cars but their extremely high prices…
        i am just saying k ap ko zero meter car japan ki 60000 chali hoi accidented car se sasti mil rahi hai to phir b q logo ko samajh nai ati!!!

        yea importer mafia to promote isliye krtay hain japnese cars ko q k in ko local car may 40, 50k zaida se zaida bachta hai and japnese cars may 3, 4 lac bachta hai…
        well its a long debate…

        • Ahtysham Afzal

          Bilkul sai kaha bhai, main ne ghari leni thi aik importer se pocha to usnay se budget pocha, main be btaya k 6 tk ho jaye! Kehne lga k 10 tk budget btao to inport ki baat karo! Phir yehi se used Suzuki Cultus le li. Theek hi chal rhi ha!

        • CaR M0nitor

          dealers gye bharr main, tumhy car leni hai to auction sheet main 4.5 grade ki dekho, agar sasti ke chakker main parrogy to toota phuta banaya hua milay ga, lekin 4.5 grade ki car yahan ki bani hui new car se zyada saad hoti hai, or safety ke ilawa wo car ki bat hi or hai vo 2015 ki technology hai yahan ki cars to 1980 ya 2000 ki technology se banti hain,high prices main government ka 200% tax lgta hai, or agar dealers ko 3 lac bach skta to mein apko import karny ka tariqa bata deta hun mjhe mira mangwa do 8 main mein 12 ki bech lunga easily

          • Armaghan

            yr yea business asa nai hai k yahan 4 lines may discuss ho jae, inshort batata hun,
            1st auction sheet edit ho jati hai…
            2nd agreed k japnese car manufacturing technology Pakistan se 100 times agay hai, but PAK may honda toyota suzuki companies itna b phudu khata nai macha rahi jitna yahan socha jata hai…
            3rd jab single banda ak car import kray ga to obviously wo mehngi e paray gi bhai, (1 container may chaho to 1 gari lao ya 4, container cost utni e hai)
            4th single car importer tax usi pr pay krta hai jo price us nay auction se import ki hoti hai, 200% which you have already told that..
            dealer kia krta hai yea suno:
            ” hamari japan may companies registered hoti hain, mai individual auction se gari purchase krta hun 500000 ki or apni compnay ko sale kr data hun, meri company se phir mai pakistan se import krta hun wo e gari jo 3rd grade ki hoti hai us ko 4.5 grade kr k with the price of 200000, (mari company mai nuksan kron ya na kron kisi ko koi lana dana nai hai is se) then mjy pakistan may tax 200000 k against dana hota hai, shipment and CC charges jo same hotay hain… ”

            wo companies 1 ya max 1.5 saal bad close kr k new reg krni hoti hain, is k liye hamray ak banda atleast wahan hr waqat hota hai…

            so my friend yea bohat bara business hai ap nai ponch saktay yahan tk jab ap ko dealer or importer may fark e nai pata…

    • Atif

      bhai, aik zero hata loo…..
      my friend imported 1500 km driven in 1.3 few months back. practically a brand new car.

      • Armaghan

        bus yea e khushfehmi mar jati hai logo ko, original paint hai bhai, sirf 5000 chali hai,

        • Atif

          jee bhai or galat fehmi bhee kee har admi jhoot bolraa hey.

          he imported himself, didnt bought from a dealer.
          unless you think japanese are faking it and telling lies while presenting their products.

          • Armaghan

            no never, japnese didn’t lie about their products but we pakistani do…
            again, i am not talking about ALL but majority
            you are lucky to got one in 1.3 million 1500 driven only… :)
            best wishes

  • kash

    stereo optional extra lol

  • shaitan

    >Suzuki claims its fuel economy is 37km/liter

    This is difficult to believe. If true then it means they’ve improved the fuel efficiency 3x compared to mehran. Just brings home the point that they’ve been looting us all these years with obsolete cars.

  • Kashif

    حکومتِ پاکستان “” سوزوکی مہران نامی ڈبیہ “” دُنیا کے کسی بھی مُلک میں مبلغ ساڑھے سات ہزار ڈالر میں فروخت کر کے دِکھا دے !! تو میں ایک سال تک اپنی پچاس فیصد تنخواہ ” بھاشا ڈیم فنڈ ” میں جمع کرواتا رہوں گا !! اِن شاء اللہ
    پکا وعدہ ہے !!
    اچھا چلو بیچو نہیں !! کاروں کے کسی عالمی میلے میں اس قیمت کے ساتھ پارک کر کے ہی دِکھا دے !! میں اپنا وعدہ پُورا کرنے کا حلف اُٹھاتا ہوں !!
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    • Ahtysham Afzal

      Bhai dosri countries main Dams k liye funds b nai liye jaatay! Hume bht peechy dhakail dia gya ha, ab wqt lgy ga dunia k sath shamil honay main!

  • Mehran K Bad Bhi (Mehran Jaisi) Car High Price Main

  • Kazim

    wow

  • College

    Waiting desperately Auto Version…. at least a small car with AT will be available

  • Shehzad_6

    37 kmpl fuel economy is beyond possibility to believe specially with auto transmission.. I think it is a typo. It could be 17 kmpl, that too for manual version.

    Talking about Mehran, it surely is of cheapest quality and unsafe as compared to its price. It even does not have inner horizontal steel bars on its sides to prevent passengers in case car is hit from the side.

    Mehran did not even have seat belts installed in it, I remember, before the first motorway was built and seat belt was compulsory to drive on motorway.

    RIP Mehran ! Pakistanis gave you much more love and attention than you deserved.