Meet the Chinese Mehran- Brand New For Just 2.5 lacs in China

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Suzuki Mehran which is the 2nd generation of Alto, is the cheapest car that we have here in Pakistan. It was launched back in 1989 with an ‘Alto’ name plate bearing a price tag of just around PKR 90,000/- and was later rebadged as ‘Mehran’ in 1992. Since then apart from fuel injection & some cosmetic changes nothing much has changed, however after nearly 27 years of its production life in Pakistan, a brand new Mehran cost PKR 630,000/- for the base VX version that comes without A/C and goes up to PKR 753,000/- for the VXR CNG which is equipped with A/C and CNG.

The price tag is quite debatable since the local Mehran misses out basic equipment & safety features. While the same car with better features and lower price tag was available in various automobile markets of the world. Such as in India, the Maruti 800 which was phased out in 2013 was available from just INR 278,000/- (PKR 449,000/-) up to INR 3.18 lac (PKR 514,000/-).

Other than Pakistan, China is the only other country where the 2nd generation of Alto is being made, but it comes with loads of features and bears a very affordable price tag. It is called the Jiangnan TT and is manufactured by Jiangnan Auto, a subsidiary of Zotye Automobiles. The list price of the TT starts at 20,800 yuan but dealers offer a 5,000 yuan discount, and that brings the price down to just 15,800 yuan, or $2,415! Equivalent to just PKR 251,000/-

Comparing it with fully loaded VXR CNG at PKR 753,000/-, our local Mehran doesn’t even offer half of the features offered by Jiangnan, still a buyer in Pakistan pays about 3 times the price of TT. It’s a matter of concern for those who pay such an outrageous amount for a car as basic as a Mehran and for the government itself which fails to have any control over the vehicle manufacturing standards in our country.


Information shared in this article is taken from Tycho de Feijter’s article: Cheapest Car In China
Images copyrights: Tycho de Feijter
More Pictures & detailed article on Suzuki Mehran:
Pak Suzuki- It Is Time To Bid Farewell To Mehran (by Usman Ansari)- Pakwheels Blog

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AssalamOAleikum,

Usman bhai very nice article about this model. You are the first person who always informed us the latest news about vehicles in my circle.

My question about this article is that what about the spare parts availability and does mechanics can handle the work for this model ?

zain
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zain

Asslamoalaikum …..when will b this car available in Pakistan ?? And what about price in Pakistan. ?

Ali
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Ali

Is now this car available in Pakistan?

faisal
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faisal

I want to buy it! Kindly give me the information

Mirza Waqar
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Mirza Waqar

AoA,

How we can import , I mean who are the dealers in across Punjab.
cun u guide me the Process for import from Pakistan, and total charges?

moazzam ali
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moazzam ali

how we buy this car and what will b duty on it

kashif
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How can we easily imort cars from china and japan
Especial this car
Please tell me

Sahir
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Sahir

Its almost impossible this car to be launched in pakistan with this price tag.
Because of high taxes and monopoly of suzuki it seems hard to ride this.

feege
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feege

I agree with u

Usman warraich
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Usman warraich

I want to buy this car plz tell me adress and phone nomber for this car reply me must…..?

Bilal ahmad warraich
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Bilal ahmad warraich

I want to this car plz tell me adress and phone number for this car reply me must. …?

Muhammad Maaz
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Muhammad Maaz

Aoa brother i wanf to buy this car how can we buy and how many dues wo pay pizzzzzzzz brother give me information.
thanks

Mana
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Hello.This post was really remarkable, especially because I was investigating for thoughts on this topic last Thursday.

Feroz
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Feroz

i want to buy this car

Awais Butt
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Awais Butt

How much tax we haave to pay on it …?
Its not a problem that its left hand driving…
We will handle it
Just bro tell me the total expense on this car with taax…

Arshad Chohan
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Arshad Chohan

Nice , but we pay 2.5 lac there than Custom 5.34 , its mean 8 lac , so it better to buy some good used Alto here or used Japanese car are available around 5 to 6 lac.

Nadia
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Nadia

I want this car asap.please help me .how can i get it.?

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Alibutt

I want buy this car pls update me thnx

Usama
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Usama

Asslamoalaikum …..when will b this car available in Pakistan ?? And what about price in Pakistan. ?

Ayoob Baloch
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Ayoob Baloch

I want this car

Naqi
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Naqi

I want to buy this car

asim ziyad
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Any one plz tell me the exact price for this car in oak?

Zeeshan
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Zeeshan

324000 tax
55000 carriage
47000 registration

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I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!