Its official, the Pakistani automotive syndicate is not willing to let go. Two main players [Suzuki & Toyota] of the syndicate troika have struck back at the Government’s automobile policy. Surprisingly, the event took place today at the Sindh High Court where Pak Suzuki and Toyota Indus got a ‘Stay Order’ from the Honourable High Court to halt the bill at its preliminary stages of its implementation, both automobiles giants have stated that they are not inclined towards offering such technologically improved vehicles on such a short notice.
As it is common knowledge, that in Pakistan we only have three major automobile manufactures Suzuki, Honda & Toyota. Where, Pak Suzuki has always set its targets on amalgamating its monopoly in the small car market while the heavy car market has always been divided between Honda & Toyota.
The new automobiles policy was aimed to cater the lack of security features in the new cars by installing immobilizers to control the frequency of car thefts. Moreover, the policy also targeted the timely delivery of the products to the customers.
As it can be guessed anything that sounds this good to be true has to face some serious repercussions. And as obvious by their actions, the automobile status quo declined to comply with this policy, on the basis of lack of time allocated to comply with this policy. It was mainly stated that the engines will have to be adjusted for the immobilizers to be added and that at least 6-12 months are required to do this job. According to officials involved in spearheading this policy’s implementation it was revealed that Toyota Indus was to implement immobilizers in its XLi variants, Honda in its City variants & Suzuki in its Mehran & Cultus variants.