After the success of Changan Alsvin, the company will be introducing three new cars in the Pakistani market.
By Sayyed Shehzer Abbas
Changan Motors recently launched its sedan Changan Alsvin and since then it seems like the company wont stop in having dominance over the market. Alsvin is a prominent success, and the company has decided to introduce three more automobiles in the Pakistani market.
It all started with the launch of minivan Karvaan, a 7-seater family-oriented van which was much better as compared to its competitors. The mini pickups M8 and M9 were launched later that year. Then the company stepped into another venture introducing a sedan for the first time in Pakistan.
The three new vehicles to be introduced in Pakistan are two SUVs, Uni-T and Oshan X7, and a double cabin pick-up, Hunter.
Uni-T is a 1.5-liter turbo charged small crossover that will be competing against Kia Sportage in the locally assembled market, whereas Toyota CH-R and Nissan Juke when it comes to imported vehicles.
The Oshan X7 has similar engine capacity as compared to the Uni-T but is inferior in its size and more comparable to MG Motors’ MG HS and Hyundai Tucson.
Meanwhile, Hunter is a 1.9-liter turbo charged double cabin pickup that will go against Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max in the market. Hunter is more comparable with the Isuzu D-Max as it has the same turbo charged engine. Toyota Hilux has a bigger engine producing better torque, but the Hunter and D-Max produces same torque. An auto expert Usman Ansari, who runs a blog named as carspiritpk.com, said that Hunter pickup is a contender of Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hilux Revo.
Torque is a significant component of rough terrain vehicles, for example, pickup trucks and SUVs. Torque is the force a SUV or a pickup can apply while continuing forward rough and lopsided landscape and mud where different vehicles may stall out.
All three cars have been spotted on road for its testing at multiple occasions. Although we are not sure which one would be introduced first. According to a company’s source, the company might only launch just a single car or all these vehicles depending on the approval.
The Changan Pakistan received its green-field status under the Auto Development Policy 2016-21. New auto manufacturers, for example, Proton, Kia, Hyundai, MG Motors and Sazgar will be paying lower taxes contrasted with other car manufacturers previously working in Pakistan like Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki.