I can imagine there would be quite a bit of a difference in price between Japan and Indian CKDs .The Indian manufactured parts appear to be as good as the Japan ones. However I`m sure there`s difference in QC between CBU and CKD. There was slight difference in quality ( lower ) between the car I received and the CBU which I test drove. Seat belts being locally made were faulty from the 1st day of delivery. Everything else works well, no squeaks or rattles.
Your statement is really untrue and unfounded there.
I have a friend who works in Suzuki Malaysia Production Dept. and here is my take:
First, Suzuki CKD pack is from Japan and not from India. Buying CKD from india will incure suzuki 30% import Duty, but buying from Japan it is 0% import duty under the Malaysia- Japan free trade agreement (MAJEPA). SMA is not crazy or stupid in buying more expensive CKD from India.
Who is the SA that you talk about. give his/her name and dealer name please. If you cannot provide name then he or she maybe some SA from competitor brand pretending to be Suzuki SA and trying to damage suzuki name here.
Seat belts are still sourced from Japan. so you statement looks like you are talking crap.
I prefer CKD suspension setup as it is more compliant with Malaysia road and the tail is a little more happier then the CBU's