2011 SE AWD PLATINUM SILVER W/RRM INTAKE AND CUSTOM CAT BACK
This is a huge mistake as the article near-explicitly stated.
The car is too expensive for 2nd and 3rd world markets. It bombed in India (where Suzuki is the #1 car brand) because it was too expensive. Now, they think it's worth selling for more money in a bordering country that is smaller?
Not only that, the Kizashi is only produced in Japan. This means high production and labor prices for the vehicle which is very unsuited for sale in any country outside the G7. For it to be decently priced in India or Pakistan, it would have to be produced there. However, unlike the Swift, Alto, etc., it's not.
I hate to say it but the Kizashi is a colossal global failure and it's not really even the car's fault. It's Suzuki's horrible management and this move exemplifies that. If I was a Suzuki executive, I'd kill off the Kizashi and use the lessons I learned from developing it to make higher-quality Swifts, GVs, Wagon Rs, Ciazs, S-Crosses, etc.