Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC), which is Pakistan’s biggest automotive company by production and sales volume, hasn’t produced a single car in 2023 so far.
The company has been on a production hiatus since the beginning of this year due to insufficient inventory. Its non-production days (NPD) were to conclude on January 23, 2023.
A report from autojournal.pk claims that Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) has been working on a single-shift production schedule. Normally it produces over 250 vehicles a day, however, nowadays, it is producing just around 50 units.
Honda Atlas Cars Limited (HACL) and Master Changan Motors Limited (MCML) are also reportedly operating on a single shift while observing 1 NPD every week. Kia Lucky Motor Corporation (KLMC) is deliberately keeping the production volumes low due to abundant inventory and low demand.
Carmakers are also trying to lure in buyers by offering discounts and price locks for limited stock and time. Reports also suggest that a price hike wave is inbound, given the rising dollar rate and operational expenses, and declining revenues.
Toyota IMC and Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SEWL) have already increased the prices of their cars. Given the ongoing economic situation, other carmakers will likely soon follow suit.
It’s becoz of IK, who has been launched as an economic weapon to default Pakistan
Apka dimagh khrab ho gya hay. USS Kay time pr TU economy grow kr Rahi thi.
Pata nahi dodh ki jaga Pani pi kar bare huye ho Imran Khan to Chala gaya ye sare chor mil kar ayashyan kar rahe hain en se mulk ka nizam Handel hi nhi ho Raha..
Allah Karey Bund He Ho Jaye Substandars Ml baichte Hain
At present cars are not the pressing problem of Pakistan. Even if these plants remain shut for next 6 months it will help Pakistan save FE. Biggest concern is food security and fuel imports.
But what about Joblessness and low tax returns