Chinese Autos: Van, pickup truck introduced in Pakistani market

Published: March 10, 2012

The new Chinese made mini-van and pick up truck on display.

KARACHI: 

Al-Haj FAW Motors Private Limited held a launch ceremony for the introduction of two new automobiles in the Pakistani market at a local hotel.

The company aims to introduce a mini van (the FAW X-PV) and a mini pickup truck (the FAW Carrier) to Pakistani consumers. The FAW X-PV’s price has been kept at Rs699,000, while the FAW Carrier is priced at Rs609,000.

The cars will be assembled in Pakistan from June 2012 onwards. On the occasion, CEO of Al-Haj FAW Motors Hilal Khan Afridi said that the cars have been priced competitively, and profit margins kept low, in order to tap local markets.

“The future of automobiles in Pakistan belongs to Chinese technology; it is effective, and very economical as compared to its Japanese and
American competition,” he said. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2012.

Reader Comments (14)

  • sophistimicated
    Mar 10, 2012 - 11:08AM

    i like how your pictures are of suzukis.

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  • usman786
    Mar 10, 2012 - 12:49PM

    Give the country to chinese rather than americans

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  • yousaf hyat
    Mar 10, 2012 - 6:57PM

    Maybe the Public Education system can be handed to China for a lease of 10 years until a new generation of graduates comes up….

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  • nome
    Mar 11, 2012 - 12:14AM

    more garbage automobiles

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  • BlackJack
    Mar 11, 2012 - 8:10AM

    China must love Pakistan.

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  • Mar 11, 2012 - 10:41AM

    Pakistan is a poor country. We cannot afford expensive Americans,Germans etc cars and trucks. Look at India, they never ban all imports until recent past and build their own stuff. We should not be spending our foreign exchange on luxuries.

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  • dpd
    Mar 11, 2012 - 11:49AM

    The JAPS are masters at building GOOD quality cars??? The proof of the pudding will be in the coming years. Price versus quality!!!

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  • Mogambo
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:04PM

    As long as it works withouy constant breaking down it is fine.

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  • Mar 13, 2012 - 12:11AM

    At least their spare-parts are available easily

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  • kasselboy
    Mar 14, 2012 - 1:31AM

    “Japanese are Masters of building Good quality cars??” show me the quality in Mehran… :D mann you make me laugh… :D

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  • TightChuddi
    Mar 14, 2012 - 4:46AM

    Both look like rip offs of Japanese pick up trucks. The red one is a Suzuki Omni and other is Nissan pick up truck. Wonder after how many miles engine will break down.

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  • Sayyed Mehdi
    Mar 23, 2012 - 6:06PM

    @kasselboy

    Mehran isn’t Japanese. It’s by Pak Suzuki. Japanese really do make great quality cars.

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  • Adeel Khan
    Mar 26, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Dear Sir,

    please note that the price really do matters. In these days where fuel prices are again increasing, the 800 cc vehicles or less then these are getting more economical then 100 cc cars specially in chinese assembling. i would really want to give an example of Korakoram Motors, they are alos importing the vehicles from China & same matter with them the prices are sooo high for disposable vehicles like chinese. Please dont mind but the resale of Suzuki Bolan & Pickup is much higher then chinese brand.

    Regards,

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  • Muhammad Arfan Chehal
    Apr 7, 2012 - 3:46AM

    HI,
    I am Arfan from gujranwala pakistan.I am intrusted in this van becouse it is long in length even pakistani pickup.I need this van but I wants some diffrence that I main need duble caben as this carrier louding van.I wants to use in tow mitioned as family as carry bolon and use in some louding.If you have as this type as double caben and back is open then you inform me.
    With highly thanks,
    Your friend
    Muhammad Arfan
    Contect no:00923006488170,00923217478170
    Email add:[email protected]

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