Dewan Farooque Motors Limited (DFML) is expected to resume vehicle production in Pakistan from February 2018 as it has received approval under Brownfield Category from the Engineering Development Board (EDB), according to a stock exchange notice the company sent on Friday.
Initially, the company will re-launch its popular Shehzore’s one-ton rear-wheel pickup truck, which saw tremendous success in our market during the previous decade. Dewan also plans to roll out passenger cars and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after the re-launch of Shehzore.
Dewan Farooque Motors is returning to the scene with a manufacturing agreement with Daehan-Dewan Motor Company Private Limited – a joint venture between Dewan Yousuf Companies and the Laos-based Kolao Group.
In mid-2016, the company applied for resuming vehicle production by sending its application to the Board of Investment (BoI) and the EDB. Later, in September 2016 it announced that it would start production of vehicles by the end of October 2016. Dewan Motors has also been testing the Ssangyong Tivoli and XLV as these vehicles have been spotted quite a few times on our roads already.