Pakistan “Exports Its First Vehicle” – Guess Which One?
Pakistan has exported its first locally assembled vehicle, a crossover SUV, claimed Changan Master Motors. According to a press release by the company, it has exported the car under the new Auto Industry Development and Export Policy (AIDEP 2021-2026). Under the current auto policy, the car companies are required to initiate vehicle exports to help develop the local industry.
But the question is, which car is it? And the answer is Changan Oshan X7, which was recently launched in Pakistan. The company further said that X7 is the first vehicle to be launched through a global RHD premier earlier in March 2022. The company has exported the first unit to a market in the Oceania region, including countries like Australia and New Zealand.
“Pakistan is the only country outside of China to produce the latest model of Oshan X7,” the company said.
The press release quotes the company’s CEO, Danial Malik: “We are delighted and proud to lead Pakistan into a new chapter for the auto industry and make its mark globally.”
Oshan X7 – Specs and Features
If you remember, the crossover SUV was launched in two variants, Comfort and FutureSense. The first one is 7-seater, while the latter is a 5-seater. However, the company has not mentioned which variant has been exported.
To understand the car better, here are salient specs and features of the car.
Both variants are the same size and look exactly the same. There are no differences in the exterior. Similarly, both variants have the same 1.5-liter turbo engine under the hood and 7-speed DCT gearbox. That means both deliver the same power and fuel efficiency. The key feature differences are inside the cabin.
The first and foremost difference between the two Oshan X7 variants is the seating scheme. The FutureSense is 5-seater and the Comfort is 7-seater.
Smart Trunk Opener
Oshan X7 FutureSense has a smart trunk opener button in the remote key. So you can open the trunk with the press of a button.
The 5-seater Oshan X7 FutureSense also has a powered tailgate that automatically comes down when you press the button in the boot lid. The tailgate in the 7-seater Comfort variant has to be pressed down manually.
Heated & Ventilated Seats
The front row seats in the Oshan X7 FutureSense variant are heated and ventilated, which adds to the car’s comfort.
Adaptive Cruise Control
The 5-seater Oshan X7 FutureSense has adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts the speed of your car to match the speed of the car in front of you. The cruise control system in the Oshan X7 Comfort is a standard that maintains the speed you set.
The 5-seater variant provides a real-time 360° view of your car’s surroundings. The 7-seater variant only has a rear camera.
Front Parking Sensors
The upper FutureSense variant has front and rear parking sensors to help you park like a pro. The lower Comfort variant only has rear parking sensors.
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
The FutureSense variant also has a video recording camera, aka Dashcam, that records multiple 30-second shots of the surrounding cars in case of collision. The recordings are helpful in accident investigation.
Forward Collision Warning
The FutureSense variant has a Forward Collision Warning feature that senses a potential crash and gives an audio alert to the driver.
Auto Emergency Braking
The Auto Emergency Braking feature is an extension of collision warning. It gets activated by itself in case of an unavoidable collision. These safety features work because of the front radar fitted in the front grille of the FutureSense variant. The Comfort variant does not have this radar.
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