you are right sir, Suzuki, Toyota and Honda are paying full duties for the models you mentioned because they don't plan to start local production of these models here.
automakers get incentives for the vehicles they plan to produce locally. the limit no. of vehicles is in new auto-policy, in older auto-policy there was some time limit before in which production had to be localized. Suzuki planned to manufacture Liana locally so it had the incentive to import it as well and I'm certain the no. of Liana's imported from Japan wasn't 100 or so but multiple times that. a 1.6 imported car costing less then local 1.3s doesn't make sense any other way.
my point was
i. if faw is taking advantage of such policy then they should start local production or they'd bear loss in terms of fine and also have to pay custom duties in full.
ii. if faw isn't taking advantage of such policy then it is bearing loss by paying full custom duties as even chery qq costs 5700$ in China which would cost 11-12 lac here minimum. faw can only be at profit if v2 costs them under 4000$ which isn't a possibility
I've made clear to anyone arguing that FAW is paying full custom duties, our c/d structure on imported vehicles is such that a 30 lac accord costs 11 million so how can we expect an 8 lac car(in China) to be sold here at 1.049 million so situation i. makes more sense.
I'm not trying to argue about anyone's vehicle or purchase decision(as I've already expressed my concerns about that, some agreed some didn't, doesn't matter I'm done with what I was trying to proved) but about a business decision just like everyone here agreed that FAW should advertise more I wish to say FAW should start local production for the good of everyone(govt., owners, Al-Haj FAW group itself).
and 1300cc includes all cars nearing it, as 1301cc to 2000cc has separate tax bracket. they won't be specifically taxing 1300cc rides as there isn't a single vehicle in Pakistan that is exact 1300cc.