auto news desk, Pakistan is currently going through its worst phase. People depend on food and drink. Inflation is skyrocketing. There is a shortage of all essential things including food and drink. These days many videos are coming out from Pakistan, in which people are expressing their pain. The situation of inflation is that India’s cheapest car is getting 5 times costlier in Pakistan. Alto price in Pakistan starts from Rs. 21 lakh for the base model, while the top model costs up to Rs. 27 lakhs. Its on-road price becomes much higher when bought. Whereas Alto price in India starts from Rs.3.53 Lakh and goes up to Rs.5.12 Lakh for the top model. It is the cheapest car available in India.
Why is Alto expensive in Pakistan?
There is a lot of difference between the currency of India and Pakistan. Currently, 261.87 Pakistani rupee is equal to 1 US dollar, while 82.76 Indian rupee is equal to 1 US dollar. The currency of India is 3 times stronger than the currency of Pakistan, while the cost of the Alto is 5 times. Still, Rs 21 lakh is very high. In such a situation, it is difficult for a middle class Pakistani to buy an Alto car, as well as the affluent rich are also not able to buy Alto.
38 lakh Alto sold in India
Alto was first launched in the year 2000 in India. Maruti Suzuki Alto has been on the Indian roads for over two decades now. The interesting thing is that Maruti has sold more than 38 lakh units of Alto till date. Alto has now become the first choice of common man in India. It is available on easy installments. It was the first entry-level car in India that was BS6 compliant. Maruti Alto gets a 0.8-litre petrol engine, which produces 47bhp power and 69Nm torque.