There have been rumours circulating in the market for a couple of years that Pak Suzuki would be discontinuing its most popular hatchback Mehran (800cc) in Pakistan.
Now, the company has officially announced that it will stop the production Mehran’s VX variant from April, next year.
The company had launched Mehran in 1989 in Pakistan and it has since been one of the most popular cars in Pakistan.
Earlier, Pak Suzuki, in a notification to its dealers nationwide announced that it will be discontinuing Mehran VX Model SB-308 (without air-conditioner) from November 2018, however, dealers say that the VXR variant (with air-conditioner) will be discontinued from March 2019.
The company source had then said, “Mehran (800cc) may be replaced with a new model of Alto-660cc, and Pak Suzuki has been working on it for a long time in Japan and Pakistan.” “Few models of Alto car have been imported from Japan for a trial basis in Pakistan, however, the decision has not been finalised till now,” he added.
According to the new notification issued to vendors, as reported on Pak Wheels, the production of the VXR Mehran variant will be stopped for good from April next year. The circular also states the number of units of Mehran VXR, Pak Suzuki will be producing till March 2019; the last month of production.
Pak Suzuki is to introduce the next-generation 660cc Alto in March 2019 which will have a price tag of Rs 850,000-900,000 (approx) for the basic variant, though an official announcement in this regard is awaited.