Cheapest Car of China Is A Revamped Suzuki Mehran!

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Chinese automaker, Zotye Automobile’s subsidiary, Jiangnan unveiled Jiangnan TT which not only looks like a face lifted Suzuki Mehran, but it is also the cheapest car in the Chinese Market at a starting price of 15,800 Yuan which translates to  just PKR. 250,000.

Exterior of Jiangnan TT is without a doubt reminiscent of Suzuki Mehran as are its dimensions however, once you step inside, it manages to offer a basic twenty first century Kei car interior unlike that of Mehran, whose interior has remained largely unchanged since its original release in the 1980s. Under the hood it has an 800cc three cylinder engine which produces 36 horsepower, 3 less than Mehran with a four speed manual transmission. Moreover, Jiangnan also manages to offer optional Air Conditioning, ABS and power windows at less than half the price of Mehran.

There are two important factors to consider before we compare the price of Suzuki Mehran with Jiangnan TT. We need to put into account the sheer market size of Chinese auto market and the availability of various cheap locally made basic Kei cars which might have influenced its competitive pricing. In addition to this, it is currently receiving a 5000 Yuan discount by dealers which indicate a negative demand that too would have contributed towards its low price.

Jiangnan TT makes one thing sure that second generation Alto will keep on living even if it gets replaced after the imminent launch of eighth generation Alto in Pakistan.

 

Adan Ali

Adan is a Tribe Leader at Drive Tribe, who writes to share his passion for cars, culture and gadgetry through words. So far his writings and contributions have been able to make their way to media outlets like PakWheels and Dawn. Reach out to him by tweeting @adanali12

  • Salman Shah

    how can we get this?

  • A guy with a little brain

    Import
    You stupid dumbass

  • Usman

    It’s left hand drive

  • Guest

    Unveiled? When?

    AFAIR, 众泰 had discontinued this car a few years ago. It is not even present on the 众泰 website.

  • A guy with full brain

    You idiot, dump, tell import duties

  • Moaz Malik

    From the looks of it there’s three different versions available, differentiated by exterior styling and quality of the interior. The one with the quoted price most likely has the basic grey plastic interior with manually-operated windows.

  • Adnan Ihsan

    any franchise which this car available. how much after import duty

  • Furqan Fahim

    250 lac with duty or without

  • Ellahi Junejo

    I want to bay China mehran

  • Muhammad Asif

    I like it I want to purchase please tell me if you know about this car

  • Abbas Naseem

    Good work Adan
    Nice sharing

  • ahmed

    want to buy whats the procedure and from
    where should i go to purchase

  • Guest again

    Apparently 4000 people per day are reading this article. I will write the Chinese from above photos and videos so people can search on their own (use google translate to translate the pages). In the first photo in the slider above, the name of company is written as 众泰-江南新能源.

    The video below is pretty basic, just a slideshow of pictures. It has no press release, no official pictures, no discussion by company officials or press reporters, no comments by dignitaries, does not show the car performing in real world situations. However in many photos the car has a showroom numberplate and the name is written 江南奥拓. The pronunciation of 奥拓 is similar to “auto” or “alto (without the L)”. In Urdu you may write it as “آؤ تَھو”.

    Jiangnan was a subsidiary of 众泰 (Zotye). It had only one product, the TT. It was discontinued a few years ago and replaced by Zotye Z100, as noted by chinaautoweb, and noticed by the absence of TT from Zotye’s official website. The reason was that the sales were falling down. Maybe the old stock is still being sold at a discount to clear the inventory. This PW article also says that the manufacturer was selling it on 5000 CNY discount but still nobody would buy it. So they discontinued it and replaced it by a modern version (talking about Chinese market) in 2013.

    Previously, Suzuki of China (called Chang’an 长安汽车) was manufacturing Mehran with the name of SC7080A from 1988 to 2001. The replaced it with a facelift called SC7081A in 2001, and production ended in 2008. (At least I cannot see any visible difference between the SC7080A and SC7081A, maybe some small differences under the hood).
    When they discontinued it, Jiangnan bought the tools and plant and introduced it as Jiangnan TT in 2009. In a few years, Jiangnan realised that Mehran (=TT) is so, so, so, sooooooo obsolete that even with a discount, customers won’t buy it. Therefore they decided to discontinue it in 2013 and replaced it by Z100, which is much more expensive but at least people are buying it.

    This also teaches a lesson to Pakistan that in the presence of choice and variety, nobody would buy a Mehran, even if it is sold with a discount. Heck, even if they pay money to customers to take the Mehran, if they (customers) have a choice, they would still refuse the Mehran.

  • Shaheryar Hassan

    From where i can buy this car on pakistan sindh. Kindly inform me 03473642522

  • Yes, It should be better quality and finish ! Current mehran door handles (inside and out), door lock knobs etc. are not worth more than 10 rupees each and yet they buy in bulk quantity ! Stop buying Paki Mehran for God’s sake !

  • Ameen Nathani

    I dont think Pak Suzuki would ever let the govt to allow import of this car. BYD a brand popular in china made corolla and harrier replicas did we got them?
    When our big 3 dont let govt allow import 3+ yr cars how is this possible?

  • Emran

    Well, this is a left hand drive. This post should not even be published.

  • S. A. M. Ghauri

    Incomplete article; and not thoroughly researched; please this story is half baked. Thank you.

  • Faiz

    Right said . Pak suzuki will give money to Govt. To stop the import of the Car.
    And for our Govt. Money is every thing..

  • Zaheer

    I don’t find any relevance of article with the pakistani market. Why we are talking about a discontinued car which can’t be imported here? The article does not provide sufficient info. For instance, people are asking how can I buy it, what’s the exact price in Pakistan. Did anyone see it in Pakistan? If not, that’s probably a waste of energy and people’s time

  • Faisal Inayat

    This not something new it was launched in the Chinese market from 3-4 years back, the down side is our policies are not in our favor to import it on its original price…

  • irshad ghani

    we are at the mercy of a stu,id finance minister(s) current and previous all. we have only three brands in our country,Toyota,suzuki,and Honda. We are compelled to select from them,and companies are charging whatever they like. Look at any other economy including India, there is open market compitition and prices are much economical still yielding lot more taxes for the govt plus generating employment.

  • Muhammad Tayyab Gill

    I like it I want to purchase please tell me if you know about this car

  • Usman Razzaq

    The Jiangnan car is just introduced in China not for Pakistan. This production might be introduced in Pakistan but not available here right now. I can understand the excitement of Pakistanis that they want better abd cheaper can with compare to Mehran; i also know that Pakistanis are sick of Mehran because of its high price and poor quality. But i can pray that; may Pakistani see such affordable and reliable car soon in Pakistan.
    Best Wishes for my Pakistanis

  • Atif Raza Shah

    hello Friend i want to buy this car so please can you tell me how can i buy it so send me detail or contant number my number is Shaman Ali Shah +923029082189 , Jamal Din Pitafi +923003195819

  • abubakar hayat

    bhai pakistan ma kb aya gi ya car

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  • as per propakistani that jiangnan alto that Lookalike Mehran goes on sale in china for just Rs. 250K what would be the price in pakistan. ?

  • Hannan Shehzad

    Who will be the dealer of this car in Pakistan?

  • zaid ahmad

    I received you there car in Pakistan

  • Mir ajmal

    How much price in Pakistan

  • Hassan Taimoor

    Just wanna know 2.5 lack with coustom clearance or not?

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    I want to buy china mehran car Jiangnan.Please contact on my mobile no# 03007920646.Thank you.

  • Harry

    I just want to buy jiangnan TT nd is 2.5k is Custom cleared car price ??

    Plz contact:
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  • Ali Basharat

    i also want to buy this

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  • Zeeshan

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  • Mueid Saleem

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    I just want to buy jiangnan TT nd is 2.5k is Custom cleared car price ??

    Plz contact:
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    I want to buy this how this possible let’s us now

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    Plz can anyone tell me. How to buy this china mehran car!!!

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  • Naveed Ahmad

    it has already been done. 500 of these cars arrived Karachi port in 2006 , Pak Suzuki bribed Govt and the Govt didnt clear the lot. In 2009 the already reached lot of just 500 cars were auctioned and a dealer from Pindi Islamabad bought them all at the cost hardly 100K less than the factory price of Mehran. Hence the same was sold at almost the same price, that of Mehran. I have one of those cars. It didnt cost less, yet, the car gives 100% more value than Mehran. Alloy rims, rust proof floor base, EFI system makes it very economical, hydraulic brakes, fully cushioned interior, comfortable seats etc etc . only the quality of paint is not suitable for the intense sunheat of Pakistan.

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  • Nisar Gul

    Plz I want to buy this car anyone can tell me when and where it will be lunched my cell no #03339000630
    Thanks

  • Zubair

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    Please contact me and tell me how can I buy this car.

  • Ammar Jilani

    i liked this car can you please let me know how to purchase it and from where? my cell number is 03357590998

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  • Syed Abul Abbas Akhtar Zaidi

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  • Farooq Khokhar

    Dear Sir, I would like to buy China Mehran Cars 2016 right hand drive both AC/Non AC. Will you please provide me some requisite information about it and to whom I can place request for getting required cars. Awaiting response from your goodself in this regard. Thanks

  • Malik Faizan

    please share its procedure of purchase i am really concerned in its purchase.

  • Iftikhar Ali Shah

    I really appreciate your approach Zaheer. Talking about it is nothing but waste of time.
    This car can never be imported to Pakistan, I know that rather everyone knows that.
    So please stop dreaming and talking about this car.
    Thank you

  • shahzaib nadeem

    hello kindly tell where is china Mehran car showroom in Rawalpindi and islamabad

  • Syed ali

    O bhaio mujhe koi btae ga koi showroom address ya koi contact num to buy this car?

  • Syed ali

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  • Ahmed Zubair

    Suzuki along other car mafia wouldn’t let it happen that easy.

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  • Arham

    hey guys stop stop stop,they r biggest cheaters,in china its price is 2.5 lacs,after reaching pak including all taxes,registration fees and all complications it will cost 10 lac rupees after rraching pak,insteaf a person can buy a civic reborn and lots of people r stuck cause of this,and here our euro 11 mehran cost approx 7 lac in total,cogigate upon it and take good decisions,thank you!!!!

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    how to order this car?

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    How can i buy it in pakistan (rawalpindi) please tell me about it my number is 03160548321 and email address is rajahassan383@gmail.com

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    I am Aqib but i am not dealer of this car please don’t call and SMS me 03333123246

  • But people are saying mostly dealers just get the payment and vanished.

  • khawar khan

    i can sell it for 1500000 . if you agree

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  • Sheikh Emmi

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