Due to the shortage of semi-conductors at the international level, Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited (PSMCL) has decided to suspend booking of Alto AGS along with its Cultus VXL, and Cultus AGS variants.
Earlier, media had reported that Pak Suzuki suspended bookings for the Cultus with multiple dealers citing chip shortage as the reason.
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According to the source, the company had also revised delivery times against the booking Alto VX and VXR to four months, and Wagon R for all versions to four months, Cultus VXR for four months, Ravi & Bolan for two months.
This move of the company has caused serious difficulties to the customers who made 100 percent upfront payments at the time of booking of their vehicles. The company was also contemplating a substantial price jump in its variants due to PKR depreciation, source added.
While talking to media, Shafiq Ahmed Shaikh, head of Public Relations at Pak Suzuki, said that the shortage of semiconductors has forced auto manufacturers to reduce their production globally. However, high production cost and a historic hike in the dollar have forced the company to take a lot of measures.