Pakistani Auto market is flooding with new competitors, About 7 new competitors has already announced to join the Pakistani Market by releasing many new models in coming couple of years but this September of 2018 has gained so much importance all because of new launches; first Toyota with Rush, 2nd United with Bravo and Now Master Motors with Changan Vehicles on 15th of this September, Master motors was planning from quite a long time to bring Changan “Passenger vehicles and Now they have choose the 15th of September”

According to details four Changan vehicles was displayed by Master Motors at international Engineering and Machinery Asian Expo 2018 at Lahore Expo Center, on 29th June of 2018 master motors was announced to launch four vehicles and was also signed the partnership agreement with Changan but there will be launch of 3 vehicles for now including 2 pickup trucks M8, M9 Karwaan and one MPV while SUV is expected to Launch in 2020.

Changan MPV vehicle for 2018 year
Changan MPV vehicle for 2018 year
Changan Motors Pickup Truck for 2018
Changan Motors Pickup Truck for 2018

MPV Karwaan:

MPV by Changan will have 4 cylinders 4 strokes CIHC MPI engine with 5 speed Manual Transmission, Power of engine not revealed yet.

Features:

It will have following features:

  • Dual air conditioning
  • Fog Lamps
  • Body Colored side Mirrors
  • Cup Holders
  • Radio/AUX/Clock
  • Front Passenger Sunvisor
  • 2 Speakers

Safety features:

  • 3 Point seat belt for all seats
  • Streering Antitheft lock
  • Driver seat belt Remider
  • 6 Person sitting capacity
  • Energy Absorbing Steering

M8 & M9:

Both the pickup trucks will have same engine model and 5 speed transmission as MPV but again power of engine not known yet.

Features:

Other features are about same but different in safety features;

M8:

  • 3 point seat belt
  • Streering lock
  • Anti lock intrusion Side door beam

M9:

  • 3 point seat Belt
  • Steering Lock

By looking at the given specifications we can predict that these vehicles will have cheap price tag, MPV karwaan is expected to have price tag between 10-11 lacs PKR while M8 and M9 between 8-10 Lacs, Changan vehicles will compete directly against FAW vehicles including Faw Carrier Standard & Faw XPV Dual AC.

 

Update: 15-09-2018

Not Happy with Changan Vehicles Price & Specifications

Changan Vehicles Karvaan MPV and M9 pickup have officially being launched by Master Motors on September-15-2018.

Engine & Power:

Both the vehicle have 1.0 liter engine that produces 68 [email protected] & [email protected] of torque.

Prices of Changan Karvaan & M9:

  • Changan Karvaan Price in Pakistan = 999,000 PKR
  • Changan M9 Price in Pakistan = 919,000 PKR

Features of Karvaan MPV and M9 Pickup:

Karvaan MPV:

  • 2 speakers
  • Cup holders
  • Driver sun visor
  • Front Passenger Sun visor
  • Radio/AUX/Clock
  • Body Colored Side Mirrors
  • Fog Lamps (Optional)
  • Dual Air conditioning

Safety Features:

  • 3 point seat belt
  • Steering anti theft lock
  • Seat belts for all seats
  • Driver seat belt Reminder
  • Energy Absorbing Steering

M9 Pickup Features:

  • Speakers
  • Cup Holders
  • Front Passenger sun visor
  • Radio/Aux/Clock
  • Body colored Side Mirrors
  • Fog Lamps (Optional)

Safety Features:

  • 3 Point seat Belt
  • Steering Lock

As we were expecting from Changan there are not many good features in these vehicles, simply made to full fill the purpose.

  • Airbags: Not present
  • Touch screen Infotainment: Not present
  • Rear view camera: Not Present
  • ABS: No Present

If we compare Changan Vehicles with old existing vehicles in market than there is not much difference among these and Price of the vehicles is not competitive as well.

As told by CEO Danial Malik;

“We are hopeful that these Changan products will perform well in local auto industry as we are providing excellent vehicles with many features and at reasonable price bracket”

May be they are considering Pakistan as living same in 90s, Pakistani Government should have to ban the vehicles with less number of safety features and specifically not having basic Features like ABS and Airbags.