December 21st: Pak-Suzuki, What’s Being Cooked Out There?

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It seems that the year 2016 will end with a big bang as far as Pakistani automotive industry is concerned. Launch of the 10th Generation CivicBMW X1, Mercedes E-Class, Toyota Revo & Fortuner and the recent news about upcoming Audi Q2 , SsangYong Tivoli  Nissan Datsun GO are really good signs. A few weeks ago, the news broke about the arrival of all new Suzuki Vitara when PakWheels sources shared pictures of a large number of imported Vitara crossovers at Port Qasim. I posted a detailed article previously about it as far as what we can expect.

Also Read: The Arrival of New Suzuki Vitara: What We Need to Know

This weekend , a new image has gone viral as shared by the official Pak-Suzuki Facebook page and it make things very confusing rather interesting. Pak-Suzki used hashtags #WayOfLife #TheGameChanger with image reflecting a message about an adventure beginning on December 21st. Few hours earlier to the teased image Pak-Suzki also shared a 8-second video clip and that is the new Suzuki Vitara. We all are expecting official reveal of Vitara but the shadow image as teased by Pak-Suzuki forces us to scratch our heads and rethink. The teased shadow image looks more of the rumored Suzuki Celerio than a Vitara. Although the “A” pillar of the real Celerio, the roof line and the teased image still do not match. The teased image does not match a Vitara as well.

Celerio

Vitara

Celerio always remains on cards and rumored to be replacing the 1000cc category car which is currently in form of Suzki Cultus. Pakwheels has been reporting extensively in the past about Celerio but there was never a concrete news about its real existence. Last Friday, there was another image in circulation which is an invitation regarding the launch of  all new Vitara at one of Pak-Suzki dealers in Karachi and is scheduled on December 25th, 2016. This also suggest that Pak-Suzuki will reveal the Vitara officially on December 21st but it will go on display at authorized dealers on 25th December, 2016.  This means, and what I personally think, that the teased image is more of a generic image by Pak-Suzuki social media team about the upcoming Vitara and does not necessarily portray any other vehicle as being shown as shadow image.

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A few days ago, Suzuki Ciaz Sedan was also spotted at Port Qasim and later some cars were seen on the transport trailer but again, the teased image does not resemble any sedan and its a little early for Pak-Suzuki to officially reveal Ciaz, but you never know if Pak-Suzki surprises us and reveals not one but three models, that is a Celerio hatchback, a Ciaz as mid-sized sedan and Vitara as crossover.

It has been observed that after the new Auto Policy, Pak-Suzuki has re-thought its strategy, which is the reason why today we all are confused what Pak-Suzuki is going to offer new to us. In fact this confusion, or in other words, this excitement also shows that Pakistani Auto industry has taken a fresh start in the right direction and it will flourish year by year and a lot more to come.

So, guys what do you think is coming on December 21st, 2016?

  1. Celerio
  2. Vitara
  3. Ciaz
  4. All of the Above

Fazal Wahab

I am Civil Engineer by Profession and have love for High Rise Towers, Underground construction and Carbon Fiber Composites, automobiles is my first love. Its my passion to know and share about anything new in automobile industry.

  • traxmaker

    Keeping in view the Low Cost attitude PakSuzuki takes….it should introduce all three in one event. This will lower the launch event cost. However, it appears that PS Marketing team has some new people in it who are running teaser campaigns. Since we have only seen Vitara teasers….i guess we can expect Vitara to be launched in December. Ciaz would probably be next at the beginning of 2017 and Celerio would probably end up somewhere in the later part of the first quarter….this way the Marketing Team will ensure that PS stays in the automotive news for some time to come. Now if they only price these products right and not over price them….we can truly see some game changing adventures.

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    It seems like a generic sketch of the celerio since the silhouette makes it evident that it is more of a hatchback than a crossover or a sedan.
    The silhouette doesn’t look like Vitara(which has 4 pillars), and poles apart from how Ciaz looks. I don’t think they will launch 3 vehicles at once, which may cause a mini heart-attack for Pakistanis. (Obviously the nature PakSuzuki is known for!)

  • Abdul Wahab Iqbal
  • Hearty boy

    Its the vitarra uk version. not the vitarra brezza indian version.But the irony is we are going to get this vitarra above 3 million mark as an imported cbu unit as an opponent to Honda pakistan HR-V and big thanks to Pakistan customs for high duties, while neighboring India is getting this version in Pakistani currency 15-16 lakh.
    Mindless tactics of Pak Suzuki.

  • Aamir

    It’s Celerio!

  • Khuram Shahzad

    all above or atleast Ciaz and Vitara

  • Usman

    Celerio

  • Khan Sb.

    We need Celerio, costing not more than 10 lacs including all taxes except registration charges. Else we should look for upcoming Chinese Hatchbacks.

  • Geekpk

    Need small cars like celerio…….vitara will be successful only if its in 20-25 lakh range.

  • Shahid Mehmood

    Vitara

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    We are getting only the Vitara Brezza, which is developed in India and not the Vitara.
    In fact, the Vitara is not on sale here in India.

  • Tariq

    All over the world now 2017 models are in from many months..all left over stock cars are coming in pakistan.
    This year not much sales in many parts of world.

  • Sultan Kiani

    Good job! It’s not a test mule, emblem and badge etc are clearly visible

  • Sultan Kiani

    The fate of Ciaz and Vitara would be same as of Kizashi, only Celerio would capture good market share.

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