Pak Suzuki Motors

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Pak Suzuki Motors
Type Public
Traded as KSEPSMC
Industry Automotive
Founded 1983
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Products Suzuki Automobiles
Parent Suzuki Motor Corporation
Website www.paksuzuki.com.pk

Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMCL) is a Pakistani subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki.[1] It is the Pakistani assembler and distributor of cars manufactured by Suzuki and its subsidiaries and foreign divisions.[2] Currently Pak Suzuki is the largest car assembler in Pakistan.

The first model assembled at Pak Suzuki

History[edit]

The firm was founded in September 1982 as a joint venture between the government of Pakistan and Suzuki Motor Japan, formalizing the arrangement by which Awami Auto Ltd. had produced the Suzuki SS80 from 1982.[2] Suzuki originally owned 25% of the stock, and have gradually increased their holding; they now own 73.09%.[3] Pak-Suzuki was a joint venture between the semigovernmental Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO), who had earlier overseen local assembly from kits.[4] Pak Suzuki is the market leader in Pakistan Automobile Market by having more than 60%(December, 2011) of market share. Lacking serious competition, Pak Suzuki has had a market share of more than 50% since its inception. Its recently launched Suzuki Swift has helped Pak Suzuki increase their market share in the 1,300 cc segment. Apart from giving automobile related services like Suzuki Finance and Suzuki Insurance, Pak Suzuki also deals in Pak Suzuki Certified Used Cars.

Having assembled both the Carry and Jimny locally since 1976, Suzuki's first locally built product was the 800 cc ST90 Carry van and truck. 25,000 per year was the beginning production.[5] By 1984 the 1000 cc Jimny (SJ410) and 800 cc Alto/Fronte (called "FX") had been added to the lineup, and a second plant was planned for 1985.[5] Cars built by Suzuki Pakistan often lack essential features which are standard in other cars, such as airbags, rear windshield defogger and rear seat belts. In 2006, Pak Suzuki was the first manufacturer in Pakistan to offer factory-fitted CNG.[3] By 2012 the Pakistani-assembled Suzuki Mehran remained possibly the last car in the world which still used a carburetted engine, but from the end of 2012 Suzuki Mehrans have been equipped with EFI engines to meet the Euro-II emission standards.

Suzuki FX[edit]

1982- . A modified version of the Suzuki Alto SS40, with a 796 cc engine.

Suzuki Mehran[edit]

1988 to date, renamed Mehran in 1992. A very basic version of the Suzuki Alto CA71 (Maruti 800 in India and Nepal), with a 796 cc engine. The Mehran is sold equipped with a CNG tank since 2006. It received minor changes in 1998 and again in 2004. The Mehran received a standard EFi Engine in July 2012 (basically the same old F6 engine with EFI equipment). Currently available in VX or VXR equipment levels it also received a mild facelift with an asymmetric grille, and is Euro-II emissions compliant. It has 29.4 kW (40 PS).[6]

Suzuki Alto[edit]

  • Alto:

2000 to date. The Suzuki Alto HA12 chassis fitted with a 1982-1984 Suzuki SJ410 970 cc engine. As of 2010, the Pak Suzuki Alto still has a carburetor based engine. Although the Pakistani assembly of the Alto has stopped as of June 16, 2012, although if retailers wish to sell it they could purchase it from Suzuki's other affiliates such as Indian automobile maker Maruti through Maruti Exports, or they could import from Suzuki in Japan, although it would be more expensive.

Suzuki Baleno[edit]

The Baleno (also known as the Cultus Esteem and Esteem) was assembled in Pakistan between 1998 and 2006, when it was replaced by the Liana.[2]

Suzuki Cultus[edit]

  • Cultus:

2000 to date. A basic version of Suzuki Cultus Generation 2 as produced in Hungary from 1992 to 2003, with a 993 cc three-cylinder engine.

Suzuki Liana[edit]

  • Liana:

The Suzuki Liana sedan, originally with 1.6-litre engines, replaced the Baleno.[2] Since 2007, Pakistan is the only place left where the Liana is still being assembled and sold. It is also exported to Bangladesh. Currently sold as the Liana VURV it has the 1.3 litre Suzuki M13A engine.

Suzuki Potohar[edit]

  • Potohar:

The Suzuki Samurai as produced by Spain's Santana Motors from 1985 to 2003 with an international 1982-1984 Suzuki SJ410 970 cc carburetor engine.

Suzuki Swift[edit]

  • Suzuki Swift:

2010 to date. The third generation Swift has been launched by Pak Suzuki in 2010 Using the same M13A engine which liana has. The Pak Suzuki Motors version of the Swift is a variant of the international 2004-2010 Suzuki Swift 1.3. The Swift is available in three trims: the DX (no alloy rims, different grill, no fog lamps, and no matching color side view mirrors), the DLX (with alloy rims, different grill, fog lamps, matching side view mirrors, and two options for navigation systems), and the Automatic (with all the features and options of the DLX, however with an automatic gearbox).

Suzuki Wagon R[edit]

  • Suzuki Wagon R:

Pak Suzuki launch new Wagon R on 18-April-2014. It comes with three variants of Wagon R – VX, VXR and VXL – in 9 body colours. The Wagon R gets the 998 cc K10B three-cylinder Euro 2 compliant engine that develops 67 hp @ 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm @ 3,500 rpm. It is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.http://www.paksuzuki.com.pk/Automobile/WagonR/main-site.html

Model range in 2 Wheels[edit]

Suzuki Sprinter ECO[edit]

110CC Basic Features Bike With EURO 2 Technology.

Suzuki Sprinter Standard[edit]

Upgrade Model Of Sprinter ECO.

Suzuki Raider[edit]

110CC Bike With EURO 2 Technology. Production Start in 4th Quarter of 2012. (Deluxe Model of Sprinter.)

Suzuki GS-150[edit]

150CC Bike. Most Power Full Engine Bike In Local Manufacturing With Self Start System.

Imports[edit]

The Suzuki Jimny and the APV (with the 1.5 liter G15A engine)[7] are also imported to Pakistan.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pak Suzuki Motors corporate web site". Pak Suzuki Motor Corporation. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mazur, Eligiusz, ed. (2006). World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. p. 214. ISSN 1734-2945. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Pak Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Suzuki considers turning out vehicles in Pakistan". Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Tokyo): 7. 1980-10-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Suzuki to double auto production in Pakistan". Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Tokyo): 10. 1984-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Suzuki Mehran". Pak Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Suzuki APV". Pak Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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