Pak Suzuki has launched the automatic variant (auto gear shift) of the WagonR VXL with a price tag of PKR 18.9 lac. According to the notification sent to the dealers, the Wagon R AGS now also comes available with an airbag.
Wagon R which was once known as the bestselling car (after Mehran) in Pak Suzuki’s product portfolio, is suffering from dismal sales ever since the beginning of FY2019-20. As of the first 5 months of this fiscal year, the sales of Wagon R got reduced by 72% to just 3,339 units compared to 13,341 units sold in the same period a year earlier.
Pak Suzuki hopes to improve the ailing sales of Wagon R with the launch of AGS version, however with a price that is almost Rs 200,000 more than the top-spec Wagon R VXL which retails for PKR 16.25 lac, it’s quite hard to believe the Wagon R will pick up sales, especially in presence of its better equipped siblings such Cultus VXL AGS and Alto AGS.
The top-spec Wagon R VXL has no airbags, no ABS, no power mirrors, only 2 power windows etc. Pak Suzuki is yet to reveal the full specs of the Wagon R AGS yet, we will have to wait to find out if it has gained anything extra other than an airbag and AGS gearbox for a price increase of nearly Rs 200,000.