Pak Suzuki has unveiled the auto variant of the 1000cc Cultus VXL hatchback in Pakistan with an unbelievable price tag of PKR 15.28 lac.The Cultus which is globally known as Celerio, is well thought-out as a true successor of Suzuki Alto. The car in most markets comes even cheaper than the WagonR and still presents ample of more features as evalusted with the one sold by Pak Suzuki.
The auto transmission that Pak Suzuki calls the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) is essentially a semi-automatic clutchless transmission with a control unit that activates the hydraulics to switch the gears. This system consents to you to drive the car in auto, plus the manual mode without having to press the clutch pedal.
Aside from the transmission and to some extent different instrument cluster, there is no clear difference among the standard VXL and VXL AGS. Nevertheless do note that the AGS is presently only available in VXL versions.
As anticipated, there is lots of heated debate on social media on the subject of the Cultus auto pricing, but to be honest we can’t really blame the company given that the car is selling in great numbers.
Earlier this year Pak Suzuki Cultus (Celerio) was unveiled in Pakistan in two variants, both accessible with manual transmission only, the VXR for PKR 12.55 lac and VXL for PKR 13.91 lac.
Even at that time Pak Suzuki was bashed on social media concerning their unreasonably high pricing however the sales of the newly launched Cultus were remarkable from day one. Opposite to WagonR which took over two years to get to the average monthly sales of it’s predecessor the Alto, Cultus (Celerio) right from the commencement is selling at approximately the same average as that of old MK-II Cultus. Which does provide evidence that Pak Suzuki’s resolution to rename Celerio to Cultus has paid off well.
The Cultus VXL auto costs almost PKR 17,000 more than the flagship Swift DLX auto navigation. Even though the price tag is yet another case of pure insanity, looking at the recent buyers’ trend though, the Cultus AGS might still roll out of dealerships in good numbers.
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