2019- Year in Review

2019- Year in Review 1

October

After Renault, Ghandhara indicated to put Datsun project on hold.

Ghandhara Reviewing its Plans to Introduce Datsun Cars in Pakistan

Hyundai-Nishat introduced the Ioniq hybrid and inaugurated a Digital Showroom in Karachi.

Hyundai Unveils Ioniq Hybrid- Digital Showroom Inaugurated in Karachi

Honda Atlas launched the BR-V facelift in Pakistan.

Honda BR-V Facelift Launched in Pakistan

Isuzu finally took the wraps off the all-new third-generation D-Max replacing the second generation model which was on sale for more than 8 years.

 

All New 3rd Generation Isuzu D-MAX Unveiled

Toyota reveals the next generation Mirai fuel cell vehicle.

Next Generation Toyota Mirai is a Stunner

Toyota unveils the all new Yaris hatchback.

Toyota Unveils the All New Yaris Hatchback

Vitz nameplate got discontinued in Japan with the introduction of all new Yaris.

Toyota Discontinues Vitz Nameplate in Japan

Honda and Toyota continued with their plan shut downs in October as well.

Honda and Toyota to Observe Plant Shutdowns in October Also

United increased the price of 800cc Bravo for the third time in 2019.

United Bravo Price Increased

Pak Suzuki Alto breached highest monthly sales record.

Alto 660cc Breaks Highest Monthly Sales Record

Sazgar’s BAIC D20 hatchback was spotted in Lahore.

Sazgar’s BAIC D20 Hatchback Spotted in Lahore

Al-Haj FAW revised the prices of its cars.

FAW Car Prices Revised

All new Honda Fit/ Jazz debuted at Tokyo Motor Show.

All New Honda Fit/ Jazz Unveiled at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

All new VW Golf MK8 made its debut.

The All New Volkswagen Golf MK8 Debuts

Al-Haj got Greenfield status to assemble Proton cars in Pakistan.

Al-Haj Gets Greenfield Status to Assemble Proton Cars in Pakistan

November

Federal cabinet approved the first-ever national Electric Vehicles (EV) policy in a bid to tackle effects of climate change and reduce country’s fuel import bill.

Federal Cabinet Approves Pakistan’s First EV Policy

Toyota’s newest Raize compact SUV launched in Japan

2020 Toyota Raize Compact SUV Launched

Daihatsu Rocky, the sister product of Toyota Raize was launched in Japan

2020 Daihatsu Rocky Compact SUV Launched in Japan

IMC continued to observe non-production days in November

IMC Will Observe Non Production Days in November Also

Honda Atlas announced to work for just 7 days in November

Honda to Work for Only 7 Days in November

Mitsubishi Mirage received a facelift.

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage and Attrage Facelift Launched in Thailand

2020 Nissan Sunny debuted at Dubai Motor Show

2020 Nissan Sunny Debuts at Dubai Motor Show

The electric vehicles manufacturers and assemblers came together to establish Pakistan Electric Vehicles Manufacturers Association (PEVMA) to promote the induction of Electric Vehicles and its allied product in Pakistan through joint ventures and local assembling cum progressive manufacturing of Electric Vehicles including Buses, Cars, Vans, Pickups, Auto Rickshaws and Scooters/Motorcycles.

PEVMA Established to Promote Induction of Electric Vehicles

Airlift signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the federal government to introduce battery electric buses in the country.

Airlift Signs MoU with Govt to Introduce Electric Buses in Pakistan

All new Honda City sedan made its debut in Thailand.

All New 2020 Honda City Debuts in Thailand

December

Hyundai-Nishat launched Porter H-100 commercial pickup, their first local assembled vehicle in Pakistan.

Hyundai-Nishat Launched Local Assembled Porter H-100

Honda Atlas announced to work for only 8 days in December.

Honda to Work for Only 8 Days in December

Pak Suzuki increased the prices of Jimny mini SUV.

Pak Suzuki Increases Jimny Prices

Toyota RAV4 wins Car of the Year Award in Japan

Toyota RAV4 Wins Japan Car of the Year Award 2019-20

Hyundai set a new world record for the longest distance traveled with a series production, hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle as its Nexo FCV managed to cover 778 km on a single tank of hydrogen.

Hyundai Nexo FCV Sets Longest Distance Record

Kia reveals the stunning all new Optima/ K5

Kia Reveals Technical Details of the All New 2020 K5/ Optima

Mahatir’s gifted Proton X70 was handed over to Pakistan government in a ceremony held at the Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad.

Malaysian PM’s Gifted Proton X70 SUV Handed Over to Pakistan

Pak Suzuki has announced to increase the prices of its cars (sparing Cultus) effective from the 1st of January 2020.

Pak Suzuki Increase Prices by up to Rs 90,000

Regal Automobiles started to assemble the Prince Pearl hatchback in Pakistan. Line off ceremony of the first batch of CKD units was held on the 19th of December at Prince-DFSK plant situated on Multan Road Lahore.

First CKD Prince Pearl Line Off Ceremony- 1st February Launch Announced

Sazgar’s BAIC X25 crossover was spotted in Lahore.

Sazgar’s BAIC X25 Crossover Spotted in Lahore

Geely-backed Lynk & Co creates history becoming the first Chinese brand to win an FIA World Title.

Lynk & Co Becomes First Chinese Brand to Power an FIA World Title Win

Turkey unveiled an all-electric mid-size crossover prototype and a concept sedan from TOGG, the country’s first home-grown automaker.

Turkey Unveils TOGG- Their First Domestic Automobile Prototypes

2019- Year in Review 3

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Brilliant as always.. the best way to present the yearly recap 👍👍

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What happened to Kia Peugeot deal?