First Local Assembled Changan Rolled Off the Assembly Lines

First Local Assembled Changan Rolled Off the Assembly Lines 1

The first local assembled Changan vehicle, the Karvaan 6+2 seat minivan rolled off the assembly lines today– the 2nd of May 2019. The feat was achieved in just 13 months, which is record time for any Greenfield auto manufacturing plant in Pakistan.

Related: Changan Displays the CX70 SUV and A800 MPV at PAPS 2019

Changan’s assembly plant built in Karachi has a production capacity of 30,000 vehicles per annum. In the initial stages of operations along with the Karvaan minivan, the M-8 and M-9 commercial pickups will be assembled locally. The CBU versions of these vehicles are already being sold in Pakistan via Changan authorized dealerships.

First Local Assembled Changan Rolled Off the Assembly Lines 2

According to Danial Malik, the CEO of Master Motors:

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.

Danial Malik added that they have already initiated the process of intensive localization, which will help promote and uplift the local industry and as a result, lower the cost of manufacturing to better compete in regional markets.

Pictures: Changan Official

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Muhammad Muaaz
Muhammad Muaaz
1 year ago

Wow truly and achievement, lets see when passenger vehicles are coming..

Afaq
Afaq
1 year ago

not excited to see another van. bring sedan or hatch back please

Nasir Minhas
Nasir Minhas
1 year ago

looks better than Faw Xpv

Tipu
Tipu
1 year ago

well another TOPI for Pakistani awam. These suited booted businessman clapping for a car they never want to drive themselves and selling to pakistani people for 1.1 million. China is discarding models only those coming to Pakistan and we think its an achievement. no sorry CHangan bring something good

Sohail Anjum
Sohail Anjum
Reply to  Tipu
1 year ago

can’t agree with you more. very well said