Suzuki Indonesia starts exporting Wagon R to Pakistan
With an aim to establish their position as the country’s leading car exporters, Suzuki Indomobil Motors, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp of Japan are eyeing Pakistan’s auto industry. The company has officially commenced exports of Karimun WagonR, a Low Cost Green Car to Pakistan.
Suzuki Indomobil Motors commenced production of the Suzuki Karimum WagonR at their Tambun plant for local sales in September 2013. It is powered by a 1 liter K Series petrol engine and meets LCGC requirements and takes advantage of special government incentives. This engine produces 68 PS power and 90 Nm torque while kerb weight of the car is at 900 kgs.
The move taken by Suzuki Indomobil Motors to enter Pakistan markets follows close to the heels of Toyota Corporation that has also commenced exports into Pakistan with Agya. Toyota Agya is a small car, designed by Toyota Astra Motors and also complies with LCGC initiatives.
Suzuki Indomobil Motors eyes exports to Pakistan as a viable venture where the company already holds a 55% market share. In Pakistan, Suzuki Indonesia already ships All Purpose Vehicles and now the WagonR, which will be introduced in three variants. To cater to additional exports, Indomobil will be completing construction of an integrated production facility in Cikarang, Bekasi in Western Java which has a total annual capacity of 125,000 units.
The Indonesian unit of Suzuki is already exporting vehicles like Swift, Wagon R, Ertiga, Grand Vitara, etc to 84 countries. In the coming years, Indomobil Suzuki plans to export 50,000 cars and 190,000 two wheelers.
Suzuki WagonR Karimun LCGC Brochure