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BAIC is Launching the D20 Sedan in Pakistan for the Price of a Cultus

BAIC is a Chinese automaker that began operations in Pakistan in 2018, following the acquisition of Engineering Works’ greenfield status under the auto policy 2016-21. Since that time, the only major appearance that they made with their products was at the PAPS 2020 expo at Lahore, with vehicles such as the D20 hatch-back, the X25 crossover and the BJ40 off-road SUV.

The company has now revealed plans to launch the D20 hatchback variant as well, which, according to BAIC, will cost the same as Cultus.

Sazgar is set to launch the BAIC D20 sedan variant soon. In terms of looks, the car is reminiscent of the Suzuki Liana, with an overall body profile and proportions, a high center roof-line and a short hood and trunk.

The sedan version will also feature the same 1.3 liter and 1.5 liter engines that make 100 and 113 horsepower respectively. The 1.3 liter variant will be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission whereas the 1.5 will be offered with a choice between a manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of features and amenities, the car shall have driver and passenger airbags, alloy rims, daytime running lights, parking sensors, a smart infotainment system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) technology, ISO FIX child-seat anchor, an immobilizer system, electronic throttle, electronic headlight leveling and adjustment.

The car is a complete package in terms of basic features that are comparable to those of a high-end car in our market, that as per the company, can be had for an estimated Rs. 1.9 million, which is “Cultus Money
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#Toyota is Bringing the New #Corolla Cross in #Pakistan
Reports have surfaced that Indus Motor Company (IMC) is planning to launch the brand new variant of Toyota Corolla in the Pakistani market. The car would be the Toyota Corolla Cross, a compact crossover SUV and it will directly compete with the likes of Honda Vezel, HR-V, and the Toyota C-HR.


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SMEs manage to fulfill export orders

Despite lockdown, auto enterprises continue to secure foreign orders

Usman Hanif
September 13, 2020




Pakistan needs to diversify exports by especially focusing on sectors like halal food, IT, pharmaceuticals, etc. PHOTO: REUTERS



Pakistan needs to diversify exports by especially focusing on sectors like halal food, IT, pharmaceuticals, etc.


KARACHI: The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the auto sector have managed to secure and deliver foreign orders, amid a lockdown fuelled by the Covid-19 outbreak.

A tier-1 SME manufacturing unit, which specialises in auto interior parts, exported an order of its products to a client in United Kingdom during lock down, shared Mehran Commercial Enterprises (MCE) Director Export Mashood Khan.

Located in the Korangi Creek Industrial Park Karachi, MCE exports parts for the tractor industry. Khan told The Express Tribune that majority of the exported parts comprised of interior cabin components for tractors and was manufactured completely in Pakistan.

He said that they were able to secure the order and produce the merchandise while it was implementing work-from-home. “Our economy direly needs to uplift exports and there are numerous hidden treasures in the country that we can start with,” he said.

In July 2020, Pakistan exported engineer goods worth $15.7 billion, out of which $648,000 worth transport equipment was exported, according to the PBS.

Meanwhile, Landhi Engineering Works chief said that participation in different international fairs helped them gain contracts, which they tried to complete on time to remain competitive.

“During the lock down, we could not go abroad to attend exhibitions but we managed to get orders online and then complete them in due time,” he added. Galaxy Polymer Engineering Director Abdul Rahman said that to expand the export business, challenges like compliances as per European standards are the need of the hour.


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United Motors, the company behind 800cc Bravo hatchback is reportedly in talks with Chery Automobile Company of China to introduce Chery branded cars in Pakistan.

According to information, it will likely be the 1.0L. new QQ hatchback initially with more models expected to be introduced depending on the success.



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Rebranded Lucky Motors Ltd is Bringing #Peugeot Cars to Pakistan

The once dubbed ‘Kia Lucky Motors Ltd.’ has apparently decided to go with a name change. Evidently, this new name has been devised with the purpose of expansion in mind, as ‘Lucky Motors Ltd.’ are set to start offering Peugeot cars in Pakistan soon

Reportedly, Lucky Motors Ltd. signed an expression of interest (EoI) and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Groupe PSA of France in mid-May. As per the mutual agreement between the 2 entities, Lucky Motors Ltd. shall assemble, manufacture, market, distribute and sell PSA passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Pakistan.

Groupe PSA is a large French-based multinational conglomerate that owns various automakers such as Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall. Peugeot is the largest PSA automaker in the entire European region


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Large Scale Manufacturing Falls by 6.78% as All Major Sectors Report a Decline

The Large Scale Manufacturing Industries’ (LSMI) output decreased by 6.78 percent in August 2020 compared to July 2020, as almost all of the major manufacturing sectors posted negative growth, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed on Friday..


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I keep saying this. The auto policy is not export oriented. Unless its changed, we will keep seeing this industry's cartel like behaviour and new players will not add any value.
 

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I keep saying this. The auto policy is not export oriented. Unless its changed, we will keep seeing this industry's cartel like behaviour and new players will not add any value.
Its not just auto but whole LSM sector. I am not sure if it was a permanent change or impact of eid vacation and devastating urban floods in Karachi during last week of August.

Most likely effect of karachi urban floods as trading and production activities in Karachi were almost at halt due to closure of all major roads.

I am travelling in northern areas and surprised that condition of roads even in remote areas are better than one of the most economically vital streets of karachi. I.I. Chundigar road, M.A. Jinah road and shara.e.faisal all are involved in trillion of rupees business activities but none of them have basic facility of water drainage.
 

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#Toyota is Bringing the New #Corolla Cross in #Pakistan
Reports have surfaced that Indus Motor Company (IMC) is planning to launch the brand new variant of Toyota Corolla in the Pakistani market. The car would be the Toyota Corolla Cross, a compact crossover SUV and it will directly compete with the likes of Honda Vezel, HR-V, and the Toyota C-HR.


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How much will it be? 80 lakh?
 

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