Tag Archives: Pakistan
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 April 11, 2016
Peshawar is one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to World Health Organization, it ranks at number 6 with 17 PPM (particles per million). The noise pollution level is at 85 decibels. Rickshaws are a major means of public transportation in the city and also a major contributor to pollution. There are more than 13000 registered rickshaws in the city. But according to unofficial numbers, the combined number of registered and unregistered rickshaws in around 50,000. And in order...
Peshawar is one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to World Health Org...
Peshawar is one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to World Health Organization, it ranks at number 6 with 17 PPM (particles per m...

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 April 8, 2016
The B30 is the entry-level sedan in FAW’s lineup. Placed under the ‘Besturn’ sub-brand umbrella, it first appeared at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show as “Besturn A-Class”; the name was later changed to B30 prior to its launch in November 2015. In the year 2012, FAW launched the Oley sedan in the entry-level sedan segment in China. However, the Oley was never able to become a success. FAW then launched the B30 in the Chinese market in November 2015, and the results w...
The B30 is the entry-level sedan in FAW’s lineup. Placed under the ‘Besturn...
The B30 is the entry-level sedan in FAW’s lineup. Placed under the ‘Besturn’ sub-brand umbrella, it first appeared at the 2015 Sh...

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 April 7, 2016
With the new auto policy giving hope to the people of Pakistan, we will have to see if hope materializes to substantial progress by the auto industry. With Ghandhara Nissan qualifying for Sick Unit/Non-operational Unit and thereby qualifying for incentives for 3 Years: 10% Import duty on non-localized parts compared to 32.5% 25% Import duty on localized parts compared to 50%   Ghandhara Nissan officials acknowledged back in November 2015 that they ...
With the new auto policy giving hope to the people of Pakistan, we will have to see if ...
With the new auto policy giving hope to the people of Pakistan, we will have to see if hope materializes to substantial progress by the auto indust...

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 April 6, 2016
The Big 3 automakers have been ruling over the market for quite some time now. And it would not be easy to break the oligopoly for the new players and enter the market without any hurdles. Chevrolet made entry into Pakistani market in December 2005 in collaboration with Nexus Automotive Limited. Nexus used to import and assemble the vehicle to ensure that the vehicles met the standards set by the Chevy. In late 1990s Dewan Farooque Motors Limited (DFML) started production and distribut...
The Big 3 automakers have been ruling over the market for quite some time now. And it w...
The Big 3 automakers have been ruling over the market for quite some time now. And it would not be easy to break the oligopoly for the new players ...

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 April 4, 2016
Pak Suzuki is becoming the most hated car company ever. If there were competition in the small cars segment, they would’ve gone bust already due to the negative PR they have in Pakistan unless they managed a massive transformation. Previously it was the threats made by Pak Suzuki to leave Pakistan, and now, they have raised the prices of locally produced motorcycles by an average PKR 5,000 since Friday. They have also raised the price of Suzuki Wagon R by 10,000 as well. The cir...
Pak Suzuki is becoming the most hated car company ever. If there were competition in th...
Pak Suzuki is becoming the most hated car company ever. If there were competition in the small cars segment, they would’ve gone bust already ...

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 April 2, 2016
Late Thursday 31 March 2016, fuel prices were set to be increased throughout Pakistan. Approved by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the prices of both Petrol and HSD (hi-speed diesel) are increased by PKR 1.50 and PKR 1.40 respectively. OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority) had submitted a summary to the petroleum and finance ministries to increase the price of petrol by PKR 3.09, HSD by 1.40, HOBC by 4.67, Kerosene oil by 5.64 and light diesel oil by 4.91. However, government rejec...
Late Thursday 31 March 2016, fuel prices were set to be increased throughout Pakistan. ...
Late Thursday 31 March 2016, fuel prices were set to be increased throughout Pakistan. Approved by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the prices of b...

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 March 31, 2016
SUVs, crossovers and 4WD vehicles have become a way of life and are here to stay. Automobile producers around the world are manufacturing SUVs and crossovers fitting in every budget and size. The introduction of hybrid technology has given a boost to this segment of vehicles through reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions, that otherwise were known for being gas-guzzlers. Resultantly, we find hybrid SUVs right from high-end Lexus 570h, to Porsche Cayenne, Lexus 450h, to mid-sized Toyota...
SUVs, crossovers and 4WD vehicles have become a way of life and are here to stay. Autom...
SUVs, crossovers and 4WD vehicles have become a way of life and are here to stay. Automobile producers around the world are manufacturing SUVs and ...

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 March 29, 2016
Pak Suzuki is irked by the new Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21 and has been pressuring the government to revisit its policy or otherwise, it will shift its investment for a new plant worth around US $400-500 million to Iran from Pakistan, saying that the existing auto assemblers of Pakistan have received no benefits in the new policy.   While speaking with Dawn, Shafiq Ahmed Shaikh, Spokesperson for Pak Suzuki said, ”We may shelve our investm...
Pak Suzuki is irked by the new Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21 and has been...
Pak Suzuki is irked by the new Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21 and has been pressuring the government to revisit its policy or otherwis...

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 March 24, 2016
Pak Suzuki, like the rest of the automakers is not happy with the new auto policy, but Khawaja Asif has made it clear in his statement, “For the last three to four decades, three manufacturers had the monopoly on the market while having established dealerships that always discouraged new entrants. The new policy aims at consumers’ protection and then enabling them (consumers) to dictate the producers.”   The Suzuki spokesman called...
Pak Suzuki, like the rest of the automakers is not happy with the new auto policy, ...
Pak Suzuki, like the rest of the automakers is not happy with the new auto policy, but Khawaja Asif has made it clear in his statement, ...

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