Pak Suzuki has previously revealed that the company plans to replace Suzuki Mehran 800cc to Suzuki Alto 660cc in 2018 but the CNG version is getting the boot this year.
The company has scrapped the CNG-fitted Suzuki Mehran variants and has discontinued it from July 10th. In a letter that the company informed its dealers that;
“Keeping in view the current low demand for CNG vehicles, the company has decided to discontinue all CNG variants of Suzuki Mehran.”
The company also stated that it intends to serve the users who have already ordered the automobile but refuses to take additional bookings.
Cars with CNG fitted kits once rose to popularity due to the low fuel cost but with the shortage of CNG over the years, this segment has come crashing down.
Punjab witnessed suspension of CNG for two years and people in Sindh had to endure the unavailability of the gas for three days every week, which contributed towards the demise of this sector.
People now prefer petrol cars as the fuel prices are now lower than the ones observed a few years back.
A few years back, Pak Suzuki owned 80 percent industry share in of CNG-fitted vehicles in total production and sales, reports Dawn. Various other CNG fitted Suzuki cars included; Bolan, Ravi, Baleno, Alto, and Cultus.