Pak Suzuki TVC – Did they Forget to Show their Best Sellers?

The highlight from Pak Suzuki's

As Pakistan’s auto arena starts to get over the launch of 2016 Honda Civic, the other two manufacturers in Pakistan’s market seek to steel Honda Atlas’ thunder. Toyota IMC (Indus Motor Company) made an attempt by officially launching the face-lifted Land Cruiser in Pakistan. And now Pak Suzuki seems to be taking charge, this week, if you were around a TV set then you have probably watched their latest TVC/Music Video.

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Pretty much like Suzuki Swift‘s ad which came out in the start of this year, this advert does not mark a product announcement instead, highlights what’s being offered by Suzuki at the moment. If you haven’t seen the music video already, let me walk you through it.

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The music video kicks off by showing four career oriented characters drive their way to work in four different Suzuki(s) i.e. a Kizashi, WagonR, Swift and Jimny. While both the female characters simply turn their way in Suzuki Swift and Wagon R, the photographer in the film is seen surging his way through some stunning sites of Pakistan (something I liked about the film) in a Suzuki Jimny.

Suzuki’s ambitious attempt to show a drifting/sliding Kizashi fails!

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One of the four lead characters of the TVC who looks to be a lawyer is seen failing to drift a front wheel drive (FWD) Kizashi. After watching the scene, it looks like Pak Suzuki were all so interested in shooting a drifting Kizashi that they gave it a wet parking lot to make the process easier. But as any car guy would anticipate, the shot did not come out well. Suzuki tried to cover the failed drift by sending three riders on Suzuki Intruders who stop by Kizashi with a smile on their face. Pak Suzuki probably believed that the smile would be perceived by the audience as an appreciation to those power slides, but I saw the clear sarcasm in them.

Post Kizashi Drift - The smile on the riders face; an appreciation or sarcasm?

Post Kizashi Drift – The smile on the riders face; an appreciation or sarcasm?

The lead characters of the film reprise riding Suzuki’s super-bikes at night while APV and Suzuki Marine make brief appearances!

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Suzuki replaced the cars of the main characters to super-bikes at night to feature Inazuma, Hayabusa, Bandit and Intruder in the TVC. In addition to this, APV too makes an appearance, though a brief one, in the later part of the video as the four are seen partying in what looks like Karachi.

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Suzuki did a great job to end the video by showing all four characters hanging out on a boat powered by Suzuki Marine engine. So in this way each and every product category offered by Suzuki in Pakistan got a chance to make an appearance in the film – But there is a catch!

Screenshot-(111)Do Pak Suzuki themselves find Mehran, Cultus, and Bolan as Outdated?

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Okay so, they show Swift, Wagon R, a drifting Kizashi, an off-road Jimny and a shot of APV, in addition to these, we can also see them showing off their super-bikes in the film, even in the end Suzuki outboard motors make an appearance. But what about the best sellers like Bolan, Mehran, and Cultus plus the range of economical bikes offered by Suzuki? Is Pak Suzuki ashamed of their lower tier offerings? Because it is odd to see the cars and bikes which hardly contribute to Suzuki’s revenue (exceptions in place) getting featured in the brand’s video while their actual money makers are left out! To me, the simplest answer to this question would be that Pak Suzuki either knows that the public is well aware of the three since they have been around for years, even decades in some cases. Or else the other possibility could be that Pak Suzuki wants to market itself as a progressive/premium brand which is also suggested by the tone of the song.

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The failed attempt to drift a Kizashi aside, the video itself was well curated. But then seeing Pak Suzuki ditch my favorite Suzukis in their brand video, angered me to my very soul.

What do you think led to the exclusion of the three best selling cars of Pakistan from Pak Suzuki Brand’s Music Video? Let us know in the comments below.

Adan Ali

Adan is a Tribe Leader at Drive Tribe, who writes to share his passion for cars, culture and gadgetry through words. So far his writings and contributions have been able to make their way to media outlets like PakWheels and Dawn. Reach out to him by tweeting @adanali12

  • guest

    Very nice written.

    Cultus and Mehran is “teen dabba” and I’m amazed why people spend 100000s on crap.

  • Talha

    Because brother you still don’t have a brand new vehicle competing in that price range.

  • abc

    The Writer has Marketing illiteracy. They don’t need to show their Best sellers as people are buying them without any Branding and Ads.

  • Ahmed

    I believe they have shown contemporary products rather their classic product range, which they usually brief at their dealerships.

  • Guest

    Writer is absolutely right you don’t ditch your best sellers!

  • Guest 001

    Swift is also outdated…it’s a decade old car from 2004
    Nothing new about it. The model of swift being sold in Pakistan was already pulled out of the international market years ago..

  • Waqas Hassan

    In my opinion Suzuki is trying to target market niche that buys Honda Civics and Other Brands but not up to the mark to capture that niche market according to video because they not show cased their cars features that are more demanded by people these days.

  • Mirza

    LOL…..

  • SUZUKI CLUTUS

    HEROINE… BEAUTY… NO CULTUS, NO WAGON-R , just V2…. RS 10,49 .. No WHT , NO COLOR Charges

  • Ahmed

    Advertising kizashi? lol which they failed to sell even a SINGLE unit.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    Those bike riders to the Kizashi were like, “tumse nahi ho paega” 😀

  • Ammar

    If they can reduce the price of the Kizashi to around 35 lac it will kill the Civic. Kizashi is a very good car, it’s just really really badly priced.

  • hassan

    i live in germany and swift is being offered here right now but with lots of standard features according to european standards

  • Guest

    The only reason is because the governments have created/adopted standards and on top of that power of government forces them to conform so. Otherwise most Europeans are very conservative and rigid people and it is bar neigh impossible to make them accept something new.

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