Ever thought there is a God's curse on this group. Dewan Mushtaq and Dewan Farooq must have tons of money but not an iota of immagination and foresight. A country whose half the population lives on 1 dollar a day and 30% on 2 dollars a day, how can 2.0 million worth of cars succeed.
I find the following variants/brands,a all introduced by Dewans, did not click in Pakistan, simply because of price and to some extent performance. Kia Sportage, Spectra, BMW, Mini, Classic. I am foreseeing the same abysmal performance of Sonata, Coupe, and Terrano. Later Picanto. Today's Dawn carries the advert.
Shehzore and Santro performed well. Prices were right. Santro Exec CNG will fail. Price above 7 lacs.
Perhaps its not the brand as well. Camry, Accord, Gallant, Nissan Patrol Pajero, Land Cruiser, Prado (regular import by Indus), X trail, Liana all failed just because of prices. Are we Kennedies, Arab Shiekhs and Rockfellers sitting in Pakistan?
I fail to understand why can't these groups think if importing smaller cars, 660cc to 1300cc. Not allowed by Government perhaps? Why not Starlet, Vitz, Platz type vehicles imported by these tycoons.
Come 2006, WTO restrictions lifted and we will have flood of Indian cars. Then how would the government provide protection to Atlas Honda and Indus Motors?
The Govt. needs to make a THINK TANK for these car manufacturer and importers who could suggest what to import, suitable for Pak community.