A few days ago, Morris Garages (MG) Pakistan took a devastating blow as seven of its brand new HS SUVs that were being transported on a car carrier were badly damaged as the truck had flipped over sideways at Daulatpur, Sindh.
Images shared on social media showed the accident and the damage that has caused a huge loss for the company and is a matter of concern for its potential customers.
In our last update on the development, we had pointed out that this accident warrants the vigilance of MG buyers as there is a possibility of private parties picking up the damaged vehicles as scrap, refurbishing them, and selling them at the price of new ones.
MG has addressed the issue in a social media post that also displays the VIN numbers of all its vehicles that were damaged in the accident.
“We assure our customers that the 7 vehicles damaged in the accident near Nawabshah will not be repaired/refurbished to be sold as new vehicles. At MG we believe in earning the trust and love of our customers by taking away the concerns they have to worry about while getting a vehicle. As an international brand with a loyal fan base across continents we make sure that every vehicle delivered to our customers is the embodiment of our flawless legacy of 97 years.”
During this week, MG found itself embroiled in another controversy as numerous media outlets reported that it is under investigation by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for an alleged under-invoicing scam.
MG responded to the development by claiming that it has not been issued a notice for investigation by the FBR.
Displeased with the allegations, Javed Afridi, who is a key-stakeholder in MG Pakistan, stated that these are “baseless rumors” and that he will “fight against the mafia” involved in propagating misinformation against the new entrants in the Pakistani auto industry”.