Alhumdulillaah, I am loving the ride of my Wagon R VXL. I wanted to share the prices of several Wagon R variants in India. To my astonishment, the price that Pak Suzuki is charging here, say for, Wagon R VXL (PKR 1,094,000) even without ABS, SRS Airbags, Rear power windows, Rear viper, and all additional accessories etc are exorbitantly higher as compared to the highest version of Wagon R being sold in India. As on 09th August, 2014, the following conversion rate was applicable, 1 INR = 1.6145 PKR. The most expensive version in this cadre is Wagon R MC VXi ABS, which costs around INR 450,320. This is equivalent to 1.6145 x 450,320 = PKR 727,042, with ABS, SRS Airbags, Rear power windows, Rear viper, and all additional accessories etc. The features of Indian Wagon R can be checked on this link:
If we add the taxes/fee after post delivery, the difference would stretch even more. One reason why Indian Wagon R with more features is cheaper than Pak Wagon R with less features is the fact that Indian Wagon R is locally manufactured, where as Pak Wagon R is imported from Indonesia, thus adding the import taxes and duties.
I would like to seek the opinion of learned / respected members here, about the huge difference in Wagon R prices between both countries. Thanks in advance.