Proton Alhaj, Malaysia’s largest carmaker, is launching the cheapest 1300cc sedan car saga in Pakistan on April 4. Alhaj Company also manufactures FAW automobiles in Pakistan.

Proton is introducing three different models of its sedan car Saga in Pakistan, including Standard Manual, Standard Automatic and Premium Automatic.

It will be a Honda City, Toyota Yaris and Changan Elson-style B-category sedan.

Company sources said that the manual version of the car will be introduced at a price of less than Rs 2 million, which will make it the cheapest sedan car in Pakistan. The price of its top variant can go up to Rs 24 lakh.

“According to my sources, the company is bringing the price of its car to the same price as the Suzuki Cultus. The variants are priced between Rs 17 lakh and Rs 21 lakh.

He added that if the price of this car is below Rs 2 million, it can be much better, but if the price of its lower tier variant starts from Rs 21 lakh like the top variant of Cultus, it is enough to defeat it. Have to work hard

At present in Pakistan, Changan Elson is selling its cheapest sedan manual variant for Rs 22 lakh. However, the company has increased the price of its top two models by Rs 50,000 to Rs 100,000 before the new car hits Pakistani roads.

Following the price hike by Changan, Elson’s automatic variant is now being booked at Rs 2,450,000 and the premium automatic Lumiere at Rs 2,550,000.

Usman Ansari, who took a test driver of a Malaysian imported CBU (Completely Built Unit) during an auto show, said he was not impressed with the car at all, especially since its steering was too high.

Last year, Proton launched its SUV Crossover X70. This is the same car that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gave to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as a gift in December 2019.

Proton was granted greenfield status under the Auto Development Policy 2016-17. The new companies Proton, Kia, Hyundai, MG Motors, Sazgar and Changan will pay less tax than existing Toyota, Honda and Suzuki in Pakistan.

ADP 21-2016 and the release of new models of vehicles under limited duty by companies expires in June 2021.


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