In a Facebook post, Hyundai-Nishat, which is Hyundai’s Pakistan-based subsidiary, alleged that Daehan-Dewan’s recently launched Shehzore pickup truck is a fake “Chinese replica” when compared to the Hyundai H-100.
The Shehzore pickup truck, it should be mentioned, was assembled under Hyundai’s brand in Pakistan until 2004. It proved to be popular due to its sturdy and reliable build.
Daehan-Dewan Motors, in a bid to re-enter the vehicle business, resurrected the 2018 version of the Shehzore truck under their own brand-name. Its design was much similar to the current Hyundai Porter (also known as H-100), which was sold in Pakistan as Shehzore before 2004.
Here’s Hyundai Nishat’s Facebook post publicly denouncing Daehan’s Shehzore:
Interestingly, the above post has been removed by the company when we filed this report.
Shehzore vs H-100 – Which One’s Real?
The classic Shehzore made its mark in the commercial vehicles segment and is well-reputed among buyers in Pakistan. In this picture, you can notice that Daehan made the sticker design look almost identical to the older Shehzore, with a similar color theme and font to indicate its connection to the original one initially sold by Hyundai:
According to some reports, Daehan’s Shehzore actually does use Hyundai-made engines – the same ones which will be used in Hyundai’s H-100 which Hyundai Nishat is expected to launch in Pakistan.
“Since the product design is a replica of our Hyundai H-100, and the body was made in China without having any license agreement with Hyundai Motor South Korea, it is, by all means, a counterfeit product.” – Hyundai Nishat
Both vehicles have a somewhat similar design. However, there are some visibly noticeable differences between the two trucks as well.