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    Default Overpricing of Liana and XL-7

    Both are good additions, but really this price premium is crazy trend in Pakistan.

    The XL-7 Grand vitara in International Market sells for about $20,000 US, or about Rs. 12 lakh, which is they are charging for Liana, but infact XL-7 should have been no more than 12 Lakh. As far as Liana is concerned it has been in the International Market, and Japanese really have a way of fooling Pakistanis and on top of it, charging DOUBLE the International Market, when their Model has already become Obsolete in the International Market. In India they release their model soon as they release them in International Market, at International Standard Price, why the double standard for Pakistanis. This Liana is 4 years old model and not worth more than Rs. 8 Lakh around the world. Someone should seriously ask these questions from All the Auto assemblers of Pakistan, not just Suzuki. It is really sickening how they are over charging, and whats more crazy is people are welcoming it all with open arms, rather than protesting and boycotting. Imagine if no one bought a car for 2 or 3 months, just boycott all these bogus, assembler, then see how they will beg customers to come back and lower prices to International level, which is almost half as what they all charge in Pakistan.

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    You are absolutely right. But this is because Japanese are giving money to Pakistan and the high officials.

    Suzuki was launched in Pakistan years ago. Still no TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER has taken place. I met one of the secretaries in ministry and according to him, everytime any ministry tries to push these Japanese companies towards TECH TRANSFER (rather than assembling..!!), Japanese ambassador arranges a meeting with Head of State (right now Musharraf) and the whole thing is called off..!! What % of suzuki is made in Pakistan..?? What Suzuki has done to improve Industries in Pakistan rather than just making assembling plant. Its been more than 15 years which is enough to start any heavy machineray building industry. The country will NOT prosper until we have the TECH TRANSFER and we will be playing in the hands of Japanese mafia..!!!

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    lol...man the way suzukis are flooding pakistan, we should call our country Suzukistan.
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    The only reason Liana and XL-7 are expensive in Pakistan is due to the taxes. Both of these are imported models. CBUs, which attract a higher rate of duties. There is a higher rate of duties on CBUs in order to protect the local industry.
    I don't know why we keep on blaming the Japanese. They are industrialist and businessmen, only interested in running profitables ventures. It is not reasonable to expect them to work for the industrial welfare of our country. It's the job of our govt.
    The only party we can blame is our govt, which has never been able to offer a consistent long term policy for the auto industry, which could have attracted a lot of investment.
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    @Shuyeb

    Agreed about Taxes and business ventures. What about Technology Transfer issue?
    How come they can so easily violate contracts regarding this issue in Pakistan, whereas in India their deletion level is way better then us?
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    they are highly priced becoz they are imported models and are made according to their prices..when pakistan starts to make these cars here, the prices will be reduced..why dont u people understand this ONE fact? :@ dont blame suzuki.. blame PAKsuzuki....

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    @ spectra:

    All the auto assemblers in Pakistan are allowed to operate under a deletion program specified by the govt from time to time. Deletion means deletion from the import bill. As more and more parts will be produced locally, they will be deleted from the import list.
    Originally, the deletion programs designed by the govt were aimed at achieving 100% deletion within a few years. But the Pakistani auto market never achieved the level of volumes, necessary to justify investment by the vendors for setting up plants for all kinds of parts. Till 2001, our annual car sales were just about 35k - 40k units, which is a very tiny figure. The inability of the auto market to achieve higher volumes can be attributed to the inconsistent policies of the govt. The govt allowed a flood of reconditioned cars and cars at reduced duties for the yellow cab scheme in the early 90s, due to which investors became uncertain. Once the investors lose their confidence, then it is very difficult to win it back.
    Even now the threat of import of second-hand cars and reduced duties on CBUs prevents new car companies from setting up assembly plants in Pakistan.
    If the car companies failed to comply with the deletion programs, the blame lies with the govt. The govt should have forced the companies to comply with them, or should have set realistically achievable deletion targets.
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    I'm here in Australia and the same liana ( rather better 'cause it comes with a 1.8 L engine) costs $ 17500 which is roughly Rs 760,000. PakSuzuki is seriously overcharging for this very ordinary car in Pakistan!!!!

    PakSuzuki... Its such a hopless bunch of looters---------------------------------------

    Even when they start "assembling" the Liana in Pakistan, the Rs 750,000 price mark is not justified as u would NEVER get the quality eg, chrome locks, dashboard, handles, alloys, premium fabric in the price... PakSuzuki will cut all the luxuries (especially soundproofing) and throw the crappy remainder for the Pakistani Market!!!!!

    Damn I hate this Japanese company!!!
    The car itself is really good though, but Damn the price.... come on man!!!give us a break.. ITS NOT WORTH Rs 13 lakh--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    But I agree!!!!!!!!!! XL-7 is such a wonderful car... it would give even the Prado a tough time in terms of ride quality and handling... Again... its seriously overpriced in Pakistan.. Its around $30000 here, that's roughly Rs 11 lakh here in Sydney

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