Pakistan exports first vehicle under new auto policy


A representational image of cars being brought to the port. — Reuters/File
  • Under the new auto policy, all OEMs are required to initiate vehicle exports to help develop the local industry.
  • The vehicle has been exported to the Oceania region.
  • Oshan X7 is the country’s first vehicle to be launched through a global RHD premiere earlier in March 2022.

KARACHI: Pakistan has exported its first vehicle under the new Auto Industry Development and Export Policy (AIDEP 2021-26)

The news was confirmed by Master Changan Motors — the first automaker in Pakistan to initiate vehicle export under the new policy.

According to details available with The News, the vehicle has been exported to the Oceania region.

Meanwhile, the statement issued by the company mentioned that under the new auto policy, all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) were required to initiate vehicle exports to help develop the local industry and expand the export capability of the country.

The country’s first export unit under the new policy is the Changan Oshan X7. The Oshan X7 is also the country’s first vehicle to be launched through a global RHD premiere earlier in March 2022.

“Pakistan is the only country outside of China to produce the latest model of Changan Oshan X7,” the statement read.

The global premiere was viewed across all RHD markets digitally, resulting in the start of global exports of the futuristic vehicle. The first unit was exported to a market in the Oceania region.

Speaking on the occasion, the company’s CEO Danial Malik said: “We are delighted and proud to lead Pakistan into a new chapter for the auto industry and make its mark on a global level.”

“The Changan Oshan X7 is the first of many more vehicles to be exported under our vision to stay Future Forward, Forever and the Auto Industry Development and Export Policy (AIDEP 2021-26)”.

Details of the car

Oshan X7 was launched in March 2022 and features class-leading specifications.

According to details, the vehicle is a package of head-turning looks and best-in-class performance. Equipped with the newest generation 1.5L Turbo engine, a 7-speed DCT Transmission and intelligent features like adaptive cruise control, collision warning and auto-braking. Oshan X7 churns out an incredible 300 Nm torque and 185 hp output.

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