Today, the first ever Karvaan 6+2 seat minivan rolled off the assembly lines in Karachi and it is Changan’s fist locally assembled car.
The company’s local production plant is based in Karachi with a manufacturing capacity of 30,000 cars per year and in the preliminary phase, alongside the Karavan minivan; the M-8 and M-9 commercial pickups will be locally manufactured.
Currently, the Changan authorized dealers sell the vehicles’ CBU versions in Pakistan.
To mark the occasion, the CEO of Master Motors, Danial Malik said:
Changan has selected Pakistan as a strategic export base for right-hand drive (RHD) markets which means that vehicles produced in Pakistan will be sold to Changan’s distributors in South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and other RHD countries.
He further added they seek to boost the local industry, resulting in low cost of production and allowing them to compete better in the regional market –they have begun work on the process of intensive localization.