^^^Integrate India, Pak and China. Cheap everything.
I owned a Japanese assembled Sierra, it was fun little car with great off roading capabilities.^^^
Great idea. Unbelievable, but ... Asean ... do it through Asean.
Wait, what's Pakistan's contribution?
Indian economy will also get wiped out by China even if they trade > $100 Billion, in China's favour.
Idea is romantic, specially if you include empty Australia.
China- India-Pakistan can turn it into a superpower to rival the rest of the powers while taking a load off said nations, money or ppl no problem hehe !
Joke - take it easy y'all.
New Suzuki Jimny, or Gypsy in S. Asia is going to be a smasher.
Going by the specs. either Suzuki's done a great job or tailored it to Indian Army req.'s.
It's the perfect transport for Iceland and it's Glaciers ... pssst, ... same-same re. Indian Army specs. and their decades of experience with Gypsy King.
A priori, a long wheel base,
ragtop, lightweight and inexpensive Made in India model just like the above Gypsy King and Maruti-Suzuki or Indian Army have another occult hit.
The Indian auto sector has delivered up 1/2 a dozen smash hits and $ Billionaires thereof like Royal Enfield bike buy out and revival by Billionaire Lal family. Hero Motors iconic Splendour by Munjal family. Escorts teactors and tillers. All ex Delhi and erstwhile West Pakistan. Their suppliers are $ Billionaires in their own right.
Product sales are in $ Billions.
Big league Tata and Mahindra had a skew of hit products. Bajaj family made their Billions in 2 & 3 wheelers, same with TVS. Many fell feom grace, some brands are even reviving.
In reality, the Maruti Gypsy was just one of the vehicles that the Indian military loved, among the Jonga, MM540, Sumo etc. Reasons being small size, reliability, homemade, and simply what's not to like in the thing. It's also the longer wheel base model btw.As for india, I wonder why indian military liked the old beater? Perhaps due to its economic mileage? Lol
While Pakistan Army loves its Land Cruiser 70s & Revos.
But Jongas are too old? I think they were discontinued decades back? MM540 is a thar?In reality, the Maruti Gypsy was just one of the vehicles that the Indian military loved, among the Jonga, MM540, Sumo etc. Reasons being small size, reliability, homemade, and simply what's not to like in the thing. It's also the longer wheel base model btw.
Now that Safari Storme is used for transport, Force Gurkha is supposed to take over Gypsy's true job.
I'm a fan of the shorter one. Pakistanis are also lucky to have the newer Jimny's. India may get a longer SUV based on the latest Jimny. It sucks. It's the price we pay for having local R&D, manufacturing, and a big market.