Toyota Indus Is OK With Auto Policy But No New Small Car In Near Future For Now

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Although the overall sales figures of locally produced cars in Pakistan seems small compared to other countries, the rampant increase in the past few months are no doubt projecting a brighter future. During the first ten months of the current fiscal year 2015-16, around 185 thousand units of cars were produced and sold in Pakistan whereas only 151,134 cars were sold in the previous fiscal year. Bear in mind these figures only address the locally made cars and not used imported vehicles.

Most of the cars sold in Pakistan fall in the small car category. But it is kind of unfortunate that there is only one car available in this segment. And that vehicle is Suzuki Mehran. The decades-old 800cc Mehran has been enjoying the small car market on its own for years now. But now it feels like the market has also started to realize this fact.

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CEO Indus Motor Company Parvez Ghias remarked that Toyota Japan taking controlling hold of its subsidiary Daihatsu would have a very positive impact on Pakistani market as well. The CEO was talking to ET and said that approximately 1 million motorcycles are sold in Pakistan, showing a potential in the small car segment as well. And the fact that Toyota Indus Motors didn’t have anything to offer in that sector is unfortunate. The CEO further said that Daihatsu Cuore was discontinued worldwide after the popular hatchback completed its lifecycle. He stated that Toyota Indus Motors has pondered to launch a new small car, but there hasn’t been any progress in this regard.

When asked if Toyota Indus Motors is considering to launch a new car in Pakistan, the CEO said that is too early to say anything. He revealed that Indus Motors is in talks with Toyota Japan in this regard and has informed the Japanese automaker about the need for a smaller car in Pakistan. He preferred not to disclose anything further and said we will announce if there is anything new in the pipeline.

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Mr. Parvez Ghias commented on the Auto Policy 2016-2021 saying that had the government launched the Policy four years ago, the Pakistani consumers would have been enjoying the benefits of the Policy now. He remarked that there would be the positive impact of the new auto policy even after the delay. He said that if the government thinks there is a gap in the current market of Pakistan, and the European automakers can fill that gap, then they should be welcomed. The CEO pointed towards the increasing numbers of used imported vehicles saying that our market still has a lot of room for the new auto assemblers.

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  1. Usman says

    So indus didnt behave like suzuki. Good! Neither have I seen any statement from atlas. Its only suzuki thats doing rona dhona.

  2. Guest says

    Indus need not behave like Suzuki because Corolla, Hiace and Hilux ahve been unbeatable throughout the world. Indus offers the latest offerings, albeit without many features. But if the skeleton is there, the features can be added any time, such as you just saw, Indus at the slightest threat of automtive policy and upcoming Civic X, added many features to Corolla as standard.

    But Suzuki is in a different league. They are selling really, really obsolete stuff. Even the customers who buy their offering unashamedly and unabashedly claim that they (customers) totally loathe whatever they have just bought, but were unfortunately forced to buy it because there was no other choice.

  3. Usman says

    I Agree with you.

  4. Muhammad Yasir says

    while it is heartening to hear … but ,


    just bring in the NEW guys from EU , US and ESPECIALLY my dear CHINA !

  5. Muhammad Yasir says

    i just have a beef with the prices. there are no budget cars and nothing for the students to afford who do not want to commute through the precarious motor-bikes.

    i wish the new entrants THINK about this , AT THE VERY LEAST !

  6. Jaun Raza says

    Its understandable that we cant get cars or parts from india, but we cant we get cars from iran ? They have pretty well cars to offer in pak. Y we are not benefiting from hamsaiye and inviting expensive and egoistics companies to pak ?

  7. Salman ahmed says

    Dear china cars are substandard as compared to eu manufacturers .

  8. Salman ahmed says

    Students ke hath garia na hi aye to acha ha .students ne jo motercycles ka hal kia ha saab ko pata ha

  9. Shiraz Maqbool says

    Hahaha Jo baat hai!

  10. Muhammed Ovais Alam says

    Education is the need of the hour.
    Un jaahil racers ko pakarna hoga jo support krte hain larkoun ko.

  11. Lazy Sapper says

    Iranians can only stab in the back. It’s just their centuries old legacy to always play dirty.

  12. Lazy Sapper says

    So Chinese drive substandard cars and still driving the fate of world’ economy! I don’t think so. It’s just they shove substandard products up the Pakistanis arses.

  13. Jo says

    Why cant Suzuki import Ignis like it imorts Jimmy and Kizaski? We need other options and Ignis looks like a pretty ok crossover vehicle plus it even had a hybrid model. How can one import it? Tired of the small cars available in the market. About time we poor Paki customers are given better and new models rather than old age models and technology. Not fair.

  14. Jaun Raza says

    I dont know who u r ? And what u want to say, my comment was particualy for automobile, stop spreading hate , we are failed nation our pm even cant have his treatment in pak and we are bashing on others , our atom bomb is useless we even cant hit a drone, stop hating and accusing other do something for yourself.

    I am not iranian or indian spokeperson but iran has completed pipeline and begged pak to complete on your side but we got expensive gas from qatar coz of comission, iran offered us electricty but we wanted turkish expesive one, iran offered chabar and gawader merger then still we werenot intreseted coz of usa and saudia.

    If iran and india is against pak china coridor then why did chines President went to iran and has billions of dollar trade agreement? Stop playing on the hand of wahabi takffiri gulf states , they are just exporting extremisam in pak from deobandi madrassah, saudi even dont make a pamper what will we get from them ?

    India,china,iran,indonasia etc are future.

  15. Muhammad Yasir says

    im talking about SENIOR students … like those doing masters or bachelors and have a driving license/are of driving age. i fall in that category and a budget car would aid me greatly in the daily commuting business.

    im not talking about SPOILT BRATS who drive without concern.

  16. Muhammad Yasir says

    undoubtedly …

    china STILL has alot to learn BUT their companies are WAYY better that what they were… you should really explore their current car market. i think pakwheels wrote an article about their companies who have cars comparable to US and EU equivalents AND have GREAT value for money !

  17. Lazy Sapper says

    So you are the Shia who wants rafadi Ayatollah’s stomach gas fed to the pipelines of Pakistan? Listen horse worshipper, Shia started current shia-sunni war in middle east and it is the shia who is doing massacre of Muslims in Syria and Iraq. It was shia bedbug who threatened to attack Saudi Arabia from Yemen. Iran with its takfeeri shia terrorists has sabotaged the peace of Karachi. Yeah that mqm leader Altaf Hussain is also a shia. Now don’t forget that Zardari shia who devastated this country in 5 years and his shia party is still doing the same in Sindh. So if you want “martyrdom”, join evil forces of Iran and get killed in Iraq from the hands of “takfeeri wahabi” fighters.

    By the way Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim were from Islamized Iran not the current Majoosi rafadi Irani state of terrorism.

  18. jaffer says

    i bet your mothers real proud of you man.

  19. jaffer says

    myopic sandbag.

  20. adnan syed says

    Surely toyota is ok with new auto policy. If they bring back the any model with the brand label of daihatsu, they surely fall under the new auto policy.

  21. adnan syed says

    Please don’t use word paki for ourselves as it is a hate slang.

  22. adnan syed says

    Its not a relegious forum. It doesn’t matter what religion or sect u follow. But what’s matter is we must respect each other irrespect of religion or sect.

  23. Jaun Raza says

    lolz i was expecting ahmedi thing 😀 but lucky it was shia thing lol say whatever u wana say me i am proud of it. 🙂 a al e saud o yahoud deoabndi wahabi takffiri is talking about humanity and terrorism lolzz hahaha its hell funny.

    forget about middle east , you shitworms killed APS kids and also reason of having all terrorism in pakistan you are killing sunnis. brelvies, christians , sikh hindu and also even moderate deobandi here. no one like us coz of you people .

    why you are worried about syria and yemen.? coz your mother and sisters are there for jihad ul nikah.? and ya go F__k altaf and zardari. who cares about them 😀 i hope usa would drop drone bomb on jamia hfisa lala masjid and jama boneria 🙂

    and shame on you even you dont know about who are from where. bukheri muslim and imam hanifa were Persian ethnicity and born in iran.

    sahbai like salman e farsi and abu hudhifa were from persia too but how would u know that you are from those people who rape girls and kids in masjid and madrrasa and you might be product of that raped thing of some saudi molvi 😀 who know might be some yahoudi wahbai molvi 😀

  24. Lazy Sapper says

    You are talking about jehad un nikah, first prove that sunnis do jehad un nikah. Secondly tell me the mutah rate of your sister. I want to spend a night with her. Don’t worry I will pay her. I just want her status raised through Mutah.

    Don’t blame me for APS, shithead. Let me remind you how you bedbugs killed sunni muslims in mosque during your “remand” aka matam in Rawalpindi few years ago. You people burnt the mosque, madrasah and also the cloth market. Last year your Irani friends on the order of your current Ayatullat (ayatoilet) caused stamped that resulted in 2000 deaths during hajj. You guys have 1300 years long history of treachery and back stabbing. Abdullah Ibn e sabah jew is your master who taught you how to hate sahaba and ahlul bait (that includes Aisha r.a. and Hafza r.a. as well) and kill muslims (sunnis). No wonder you people killed Usman r.a. (sabai shia did that) and Hussain (kufi shia did that), stole hajrul aswad (karmati shia did that), welcomed changaiz khan and played the role of Meer Jafar and Meer sadiq (both were shia). Your grand ayatullat Imam Kameeni tried to occupy masjid ul haram in 80s but could not succeed. Lanat on abu lulu feroz the murderer of Umar r.a. and lanat on entire shia race.

    P.S. Shia is the only religion on earth that allows mutah sex with own mother and sisters. Disgusting.

  25. Jaun Raza says

    lolz who told you that i am shia. literally i am laughing while reading all these. fitna e deoabandi and wahabia is going out of control 🙂 i dont want to be a part of any hatefull stuff on public forum because i do believe all shia sunni ahmehdi have rights to live and follow their belief peacefully i do support all those religion and sects who are peaceful yah but a big NO to deobandi wahabi takffiri ideology who is killing innocent people in pakistan and all over world, you people come here in Europe and benefit with freedom of speech but in pakistan you are killing them on the name of religion. in Europe almost every other deobandi wahabi takffiri masjid sends their daughter to syria for jihad e nikah , and we modren Muslims got bad name just because of you people saudia qatri funded deobandi wahabi takffiri extremism.

  26. Lazy Sapper says

    Lol. I am ahle hadees aka wahabi and I don’t have ideology of jihad un nikah. But shia does have ideology of Mutah. It just they do takkiyah whenever we expose them and they start whinning “i am no shia”. Let me shit on the grave of Mirza Qaddiyani as well. After all he died of severe constipation. “Bharwa tatti kartey huay letreen main jahanum wasil hua”.

    Wahab is the name of God and you try to make fun of us calling us “wahabi”. Thank you very much. We are indeed Wahabi the people of Allah.

    If I had power in my hands, I would have banned shia and qaddiyani religion, demolished the imam bigarey of shia and expelled qaddiyanis from Rabwah or make that their cemetery. After all Rabwah is stinky rotten place and it is best to turn that into the grave yard of freshly sent to the hell Qaddiyanis.

  27. muwiya par lant says

    oye hinda kay bachai kia baqwas kerta ja raha hai . aur haan mien shia houn a ja kerlay mujhe se debate. to begirat wahabiyo ko sharam haya he nahe hai har jaga apnai baqwasiyat ley ker beth jatai hou na jaga dekhai hou na muqam.

    Pakistan mien har dosra aur najiaz kaam whaabi aur deobandiyo ki waja se hou raha hai bandhai marnai se larkiyo ka rape honai tak.

    salay to mutah ki baat kerta hai mutah to jiaz tha beghumbar key zamnai mien aur asma bint e abubkar nae mutah kia aur Khalid bin waleed ki wlidat mutah ki waja se howi thy. lakien hazart omer nae mutah par pabandi laga di to allah key huqam ko motal kernai ka ikhtiyar kis nae dia hai.? mutah ka huqam quran mien esai he majood hai jesai londi rakhnai ka aur jesai biwi ko halka se marnai ka. tumlogo ko mutah se kiun bughz hai.?

    jab kay tum log misyar.jihad ul nikah halal aur londi tak rakhtai hou. tujhe pata nahe hai fiqah key jaffriya mien larki ki shahdi se pehlai wali ki iiazat zaruri hai lakien fiqah e hanfiya mien larki ka wali se ijzat layna zaruri nahe hai aur tum logo ki bachiya ziyada phaat rahe rahien esliye mufti qavi deoabndi to widout segha parhai bi niakh ki ijazat dayta hai lakien us ko kuch nahe khtai mutah par tumhri maa hinda maar jati hai,.

    hazart usman ki ziker kerta hai jahil insan ja ker kitabien parh hazart usman kay qatal ka ilzam bibi Aisha nae muwiya par lagaya tha aur kutab tareekh e tabri mein tarj hai key muwiya lanti nae he hazart usman ka qatal kerwaya tha khalifat key liye hazart imam hussain ko bi mueiya nae he marwaya tha jis key khalaf tumhien bolnai ki himat nahe hai. hazart ammar bin yasir .as kay barai mien hazoor pak saww nae kaha tha key ammar bin yasir r.a ko baghi gyero qatal kerai ga aur muweiyh nae hazart ammar bin yasir a.s ka qatal kia tha.

    abu lulu ki baat kerta hai aye jahil muwiya key bachai. abu lulu nae agher hazart omer ka qatal kia tha jo kaha jata hai ujrat par tha hazart omer nae abu lulu lanti ko ujrat nae ata ki to usnai hazart omer ko qatal kerdia lakien aye hinda key bachai abu lulu ko hazart omer key sathiyo nae paker ker qatal kia madina mien yahani hazart omer ka qatal usnai madina mein kia logo nae pakera aur us ko qatal kerdia. aur us ki qabar ja ker kiye din kay safar key bhad anai wali Isfahan mien howi .? yeh kahan ki science hai tumahri walida key chakro mien wo wahan pounch gaya tha kia.?

    tum log itnai beghirat hou Muhammad bin qasim lanti ko tumhnai apna hero banaya howa hai jab key Muhammad bin qasim aur us ka serbara hajja bin yousaf ko khallifa abdualla key janai kay bhad hazart omer bin abdullhazziz nae mazool kerdia tha aur muhamamd bin qasim par londiya se najaiz taluq rakhnai ka ilzaam tha . hajja sherbai kababai tha jo tumlogo ka hero hai. history apni bana ker khudi he dosro par ilzam lagtai hou kabi apnai he kutab parhi. chengaiz khan ko tum log he larkiya daytai they key shahdi kero takay tumlogo shahdi khandan mien shamil hou sakhao.

    lant hai tum wahabi muwiyahe kay bahcao par es duniya se wahabi najdi takfifir aur deobandi khatam hou jaien sakoon hou jai duniya ka har mulaq tumlogo se tang hai tum log pessai key liye apnai maa bhen bi bech dou imaan aur deen to bech chukai hou.

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