Mehran Lookalike Car Goes on Sale in China for just Rs. 250K

A Chinese car manufacturer, Jiangnan Auto (a subsidiary of Zotye Automobile), has released a new car in China.

The car looks exactly like the Suzuki Mehran but costs several times less. It has been named Jaingnan TT and bears resemblance to our Mehran. Jiangnan TT is being called the cheapest car in China and that’s a big achievement considering the tough Chinese market.

Suzuki Mehran has been the most sold car in Pakistan for more than a decade. However, the car which has remained the same for more than three decades, costs several times more than the newly revealed Jiangnan TT.

Also Read: When This Chinese Mehran Will Come to Pakistan?

Constant price hikes means that you can end up paying over PKR 700,000 after registration for a Mehran and that’s part for the reason the public wants new car manufacturers to enter the Pakistani market.

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As you can see in the image above, Jiangnan TT, looks a like a Mehran clone but with the right price tag. It starts at about $2,415 or just over Rs. 2.4 lacs. For the price, you get a very basic car which is still more than what Mehran offers. The car can seat 4 people and there’s ample space at the back.

The car is powered by a 0.8 litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 36 horsepower output. The engine is comparable to the Mehran and the TT can reach a top of speed 120 km/h. TT comes with a front wheel drive and its gearbox sports four-speed manual shifting.

The car is a Mehran clone, costs less and offers more features

In terms of dimensions, the car measures 3.3 meters in length and 1.4 meters in width. Yes those are exactly the same as Mehran. Jiangnan sells car parts at reduced prices as well, much less than the Suzuki car parts.

Car mileage is stated to be around 20 kms per liter. Jiangnan will sell the cars in relatively smaller cities and countryside. More details confirm that the car is indeed based on the second generation Suzuki Alto (1984-1988), which Suzuki developed in a joint venture with Changan Automobile. TT includes some minor improvements over the second-gen Alto. The second generation Suzuki Alto is more or less what we call Mehran today.

Suzuki and Changan have licensed the production rights of this car to various Chinese manufacturers. Many other manufacturers have built eccentric cars based on Alto’s designs.

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While Mehran costs around three times as much as the TT, the latter offers a servicable AC, optional power windows as well as ABS. Since every company on Earth exists to make money, it’s safe to assume Jiangnen will make a profit on the TT.

Do note that Jiangnan and other Chinese car manufacturers aren’t like the Chinese products we’ve come to know in Pakistan. Most of the Chinese brands make high quality products but at good prices (case in point; Xiaomi, Huawei and others) but it seems like only the lower quality ones end up in Pakistan.

Nevertheless, it makes one wonder, why is Suzuki selling a 30 year old Alto (dubbed Mehran) at more than three times what it should really cost and still holding its market share? We leave it to our readers to answer this question in the comments section.

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Thanks to Talal Masood for the Tip

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He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk


      • meh … a man can learn RHD , no big deal and have you noticed people taking wrong sides here ?
        it will be a jiffy before most of us learn to brave RHD here !

    • @fakhrealamm:disqus bro if you get any info regarding the import of this vehicle ,do tell

  • Car Which should cost no more than 25000 is being sold over 7 lacs
    A confirm co-ordination between Corrupt Paki Gov officials and Suzuki dealership in Pakistan

  • the phrase

    “The car is a Mehran clone, costs less and offers more features”

    is enough to warrant a mass suicide for Suzuki execs handling the local Market !

  • FYI they had obtained license to make this from Suzuki decades ago…. It’s napak suzuki which is the problem not anyone else.

  • Google karo tuh pata chalta hai yah tuh china main 2010 main launch hovi the.. propakistani aaj news dey raha hai … kia yah khula tazad nai hai ?…

  • if only it had additional option for automatic transmission and cost more or less the same (upto 10k PKR more would be acceptable for the highly comfy transmission option) , it would be near perfect !

    shame on Paksuzuki tho. this car looks MUCH MUCH better and will definitely perform light years ahead of what ANY mehran is capable of doing so !

    i only wish that courtesy of the new auto policy , Jiangnan make an entry in Pakistani Automobile market and make an explosive first impression by introducing THIS VERY SAME Vehicle with a price BELOW 300k PKR (including duty and shitty taxes and shenanigans like that!).

    The look on Paksuzuki’s faces will be priceless :D

  • if only it had additional option for automatic transmission and cost
    more or less the same (upto 10k PKR more would be acceptable for the
    highly comfy transmission option) , it would be near perfect !

    shame
    on Paksuzuki tho. this car looks MUCH MUCH better and will definitely
    perform light years ahead of what ANY mehran is capable of doing so !

    i
    only wish that courtesy of the new auto policy , Jiangnan make an entry
    in Pakistani Automobile market and make an explosive first impression
    by introducing THIS VERY SAME Vehicle with a price BELOW 300k PKR
    (including duty and s h i t t y taxes and shenanigans like that!).

    The look on Pak suzuki’s stakeholders’ faces will be priceless :D

  • Quality Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Clone Jesy Ho G Jesy Changan Jesi Khtara Rull Rahi Hain Koi Puchta Bhi Nahi

    • Changan “rull” is liye rahi hey kyun k company ne invest nhi kiya. Koi dhang ki gariyan bnatey tou tiktey bhi yahan….

      • Jub Gari Main Traktor Ka Engine Lagain Gay To Fail Hi Hon G
        3D Printer Se Copy KRin Gay Or Prosser Or Ram Jay Bhar Main

  • Its simple. . .Pak suzuki is a rip off
    Look at Bolan , Ravi and Mehran. All of em are the same old 80s era shitbags thanx to Paksuzuki.
    Suzuki Swift has been ugraded in the rest of the world but we are getting the same piece of scum thanx to PakSuzuki .
    The only Sedan they had was Liana and that too was a flop thanx to PakSuzuki.
    They introduced Suzuki Kizashi in 50 lakh which was abandoned elsewhere.
    Hats off Pakshuzuki. . .lakh di lanat

  • They have stopped making this, their new variant for TT(Alto) is Zotye Z100.

  • Go~Suzuki~Go we don’t want Suzuki any more Go Suzuki Go Go Suzuki Go Suzuki ka ihtisab kun kare ga jub sary is mulk ko kha rahin han to Suzuki kyun piche rahe Suzuki nay b bahti ganga may apnay haath dhoye

  • Hard to pass any comments but still out of my instinct of not staying quiet….i guess Pak Suzuki is being a bitch on a beach….people are just attracted to its overall look while forgiving the unreasonably high price tag.

  • multinational companies in especially in Pakistan are looting us. few auto companies have maintained monopoly here in Pakistan. there should be competitive market of auto sector, not a monopolistic one. Mahran may cost less than 200000, tow lac,but price is 700000 seven lac, what profit margin are they taken? is there any regulatory body in Pakistan, yes it may be which may be involved in taking share from profit margin.

  • Suzuki Mehran is the biggest heist in the history of Pakistan, with the monopolists having pocketed probably trillions of rupees over the course of 3 decades. That would not have been possible without the help of the politicians in their pockets. All the children of the factory owners have this haraam maal coursing through their bodies.

  • Could anyone help me to get the distribution contact in china as I am interested in getting an agency here.Thanx

  • Pakistanis are forced to buy Mehran for 700k because government does not want people who can afford a car worth 250k to get a car. They think that if you can afford a luxury as a car, you should also be able to pay the excessive taxes applied on cars. Plus, they also want to make an environment more suitable to investors, where they can get as much profit as they can, regardless of burden on the people. This is also the reason why govt. keeps making policies more strict for imported cars, so that people are not able to get better cars at cheaper rates, because this will hurt the profits the investors make.
    In short, govt. wants to squeeze the hard earned money from the people so that the investors can get richer.

  • Nice copy-editing from:….

    indianautosblog. com/2016/05/maruti-800-lives-on-in-china-232775

  • Toyota and Honda is not interesting in small engine car manufacturing. Suzuki is alone in market to rise there prices because there is no competitor in country against them. And because of very old shape people are manufacturing the parts locally, available in market in the name of “China” parts at very low price.

  • Any contact no or something thank God kuch naya dekhny ko mila . Pakistan m.hi bht cars mehngi hain bs aur tu kahi. Nahi


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