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Chinese Faw Motors launches two light vehicles in Pakistan

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM by

The oldest automaker from China, Faw Motors has launched a joint venture with Pakistani assembler and importer of heavy commercial vehicles ,’Al-Haj Motors’, which has been gaining a steady foothold in the country in their prime segment where they are active since 2006.

The first two vehicles to come out of this joint venture are 1000cc mini-van and a small pick-up to compete with Suzuki Bolan and Ravi respectively.

While the Suzuki still has the competitive edge in pricing categories, as Faw’s mini-van, called the X-PV is priced at 699,000 – which you call almost 700,000 and X-PV’s competitor, Bolan VXR is priced at 653,000.

Moving further, Faw Carrier is priced at 609,000 whereas Suzuki Ravi VX is for 537,000 however, Al-Haj Faw motors are currently importing these cars since their assembling plant in Karachi will begin assembling these cars locally by June this year.

Al-Haj Faw Motors X-PV.

Price will drop when assembling begins locally but making people choose the Chinese vehicles (known as disposable cars) over the decades old Bolan and Ravi is a thing which we’ll like to watch while having pop-corns.

AL-Haj Faw Motors Carrier.

Even more so, CEO of Al-Haj FAW Motors, Hilal Khan Afridi said on the launch ceremony something that could bless us with either breaking of the monopoly or rather, the entrance of another in the cartel but I digress, Mr. Hilal said that the cars have been priced competitively, and profit margins kept low, in order to tap local markets and the Chinese technology will be brought into Pakistan within the next one and a half years or so and by the next three years, 100% manufacturing will be done locally.

“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.

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Comments

  1. Dear Baber,
    Thank you for the article, but when you are comparing prices of XPV with Bolan and Carrier with Ravi you completely forget that both Ravi & Bolan are 800 CC with old engine technology, while XPV & Carrier have 1000 CC engine with Electronic Fuel Injection system (EFI) and “Euro IV” emission standard.
    Technology of FAW vehicles is far superior to these two (so called Japanese vehicles)….. “MADE AS JAPAN”.

  2. Allaudin Khan Lakki marwat says:

    salam to all Dears,
    Mera to koi Khas experience nahe ish field me, isliye koye hamdardana maswara agar dey de, k ye wegan siraf in home use k liye teak hy k nahe? aur suzuki wayen k muqably me ye paydar hy k nahe, plz plz tell me……………..

  3. Adeel Khan says:

    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,

  4. naeem says:

    i want to know that whats the length , width and height of xpv?

  5. mobeen says:

    it would b good ….. and we should promote bcz we have no option against bolan

  6. Muhammad Imran says:

    Nice to see that there is some competitor came with suzuki craps.

    This vehicle is not comparable in any aspect with the crap bolan. its much comfortable bigger than that carry dabba. moreover its 1000 cc efi and seats are also much good than bolan.

    People are saying that bolan is of Rs. 635000 VXR. Bhai log are wrong, my cousin purchased 2011 model petrol non ac second hand for Rs. 640,000. you know what own money, dabba short hai, this and that bolan petrol goes more than 7 lakh when purchasing new because of no competitor in the market. they charge us black money etc.

    china rocks and i would prefer this AC VAN rahter than TANDOOR BOLAN.

  7. Muhammad Ilyas says:

    please tell us x pv and it can be leased.

  8. Muhammad Arfan Chehal says:

    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:cbhcenter@yahoo.com

  9. Muhammad Arfan Chehal says:

    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:cbhcenter@yahoo.com

    Reply

  10. fazal ur rehman says:

    i am fazall from lahore. i want so queries regarding this vhicles.
    1 please confirm me about what i prefer it to suzuki for purchasing this x-pv?
    2 this availabe in lease.

    please reply me.

    03234992973

  11. Yousf Khan says:

    My Dear ,
    MR Allaudin Khan Lakki Marwat SB

    Hamari Light Vehicle Product Mazbut Paider Or In Home Use K Liay Sab Se Behtar He suzuki Bolan,Ravi K Mubable Me Is Ka Tamam Parts Availble Hai Ap Visit Karen Inshallah Zarur Behtar Hoga

  12. Yousf Khan says:

    My Dear
    Mr Arfan SB
    I Have 2 Double Cabin Ultimate Product Of FAW CHINA Plz Kindly Visit OPur Company
    Thank You

  13. Yousf Khan says:

    My Dear,
    I have 2 ultimate prosuct of FAW CHINA in Double Cabin
    So plz kindly visit our company
    THANK YOU

  14. Abid sidique says:

    Dear sir;
    we want some vehicles for our offical use. and for our company. contact us or give us your contacts. how we can take hese vehicles about their availbilty. and complete procedure

  15. umair says:

    janab xpv ka jawab nhe hai… ap is van ko suzuki bolan se cmpare nhe kr sakte..bcs wo 1 dabba hai..or jo dabby mai rehta ho usy mehlo k remote control fan ka kya pta…jo is gari ko ghalt keh rha hai wo meri nazar mai chai hai..bhai mere pas dono garya hai mai 1 distributor ho 1 company ka or suzuki turning per jhol mar jati hai 80km/h per or ye 100km/h per bhe jami rehti hai..but abhe logo ko samjhny mai wkt lgega ……

  16. umair says:

    i am also agree your thinking about this van…..bcs i 9 it’s a very good van

  17. arif ali says:

    it is chinees and not have resale value

  18. YASEEN says:

    XPV touch I like it very much .

  19. nadeem says:

    i lik it

  20. Syed Aftab A. Jillani says:

    Asalamo alikum
    Menne DAE kia he Auto & Dissel technology men. Kuch din pahlay mene koe 1.5 hours ka short safar kia tha Faw ke ek truck pe or us safar k doran mene jo us truck ke bare men malomat hasil ke us k driver se to pata chala k ye technology k lihaz se volvo or iveco k barabar ke gadi he. Or mujhe buhat pasand aae. Is wajha se men in ven ko bhe vote karta hon. Faw is the best.

  21. Faisal Shahzad says:

    I like these vans in Pakistan.

    0321-8899715

  22. ahmad sood says:

    kasy k pass picupk up hy sall karny k lay plz conticket me

    00923006421995

  23. Zaheer Ahmed Khokhar says:

    AoA

    I have recently purchased Suzuki Ravi and much worried about its material quality, pick and also about body problems. Suzuki Company is continiuesly increasing their prices but it does not consider about vehicle quality.
    So the my opinion is: We need change we should buy FAW’s vehicles bcz its a substitute of Suzuki Vehicles.

    Zaheer Ahmed Khokhar (Ex-Manager, Honda Motors)
    0312-9669212

  24. Muhammad Akram Ayyaz says:

    I buy a Faw carrier 2 month before its good from every expect but price is high (with out Ac)
    I want to buy xpv van but there is no AC

  25. MUMTAZ AHMAD says:

    I am interested in X-PV VAN but at present I cnnot pay full payment but can complete in one year upto 30-06-2013 with half payment in advance. Kindly reply in this regard please.

  26. MUMTAZ AHMAD says:

    Also confirm about availability of spare parts please.

  27. kashif chuadhry says:

    My best bike xpv

  28. aftab says:

    aslam o alakum
    i want buy china double cabbon i need it badly if there s for sale plz contect me here
    03334955511
    03007923591

  29. Rashid Naseem Shami says:

    I like it but price is to expensive one day i visited a showroom the price was 699000 after few days i went with my mechanic to check this van i am interested to buy this van but the price was change 799000 my name is Rashid Naseem Shami my cell number is 03215070330

  30. Rashid Naseem Shami says:

    Mujay lagta hay kay zardari ko is van ka pata cal gaya hay is leyah is ke price bahar gay hay.from Rashid Islamabad

  31. kashif chuadhry says:

    so nice bike

  32. @akhtur says:

    Al-Haj should import FAW sedan cars too, give a competition to Corolla please. FAW makes mini cars too, Mehran is going very high in price, without modern features and poor AC if installed. this Suzuki, Toyota, Honda monopoly should end. These 3 killed the Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia and Chevrolet by bribing the high govt officials and giving us cars that in international market no one buys.

  33. israr says:

    keemat bohat zayada hai?

  34. Rana Irfan says:

    Aoa sir mae aik gareeb insan hon agar meharbani ho sakti hay to mujhay aik shehanshah loader truck esay instalment par dae daen meray pas advance k liye sirf 2 lac ho ga woh bhi mae apni wife k zewar sale kar k doun ga aap ki buhat meharbani ho gi thanks mera number 0300 6357939 hay plz meri madad karen meray 4 bachay hen un
    k liye izat ki roti kama loun ga mae nae multan mae buisnes kiya tha par us mae loss ho gaya aaj kal aik dost k sath shanhnshah 2200 loadr chala raha hon par us nae bhi keh diya hay k ist october ko apna intzam kar lo sir plz meri help karen mae buhat pareshan hon ghar bhi rent ka hay. Allah k baad aap ki company par umeed hay aap plz meri madad karen mae instalment mae baqi payment dae doun ga plz meri madad karen. Allah aap ki company ko aur taraqi dae

    j

  35. kashif says:

    Actually i want to know all specification with measurement and interior pics of x-pv van

  36. mohammed shahideen says:

    great faw motors! faw motors will bee give the tuff time to suzuki,honda,nissan,toyota etc…..

  37. mohammed shahideen says:

    great faw motors! faw motors will bee give the tuff time to suzuki,honda,nissan,toyota in pakistan

  38. Imran Qasim says:

    Dear I want to know that , can I have “FAW MINI BUS” over Installments?
    Please
    Inform me about this regard…………….