Chery SUVs to make their way into the Pakistani market soon?

Chery made a failed attempt to enter the Pakistani market in 2005 with its small car, the Chery QQ.

Chery SUVs might be coming to Pakistan.

Pakistani car lovers can officially get excited as sources state that Chery SUVs are making their way into the country. According to sources, Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) is partnering with the Chinese automaker company, Chery Automobile Co., to bring their SUVs to Pakistan. 

Chery might partner with GIL to bring it’s vehicles to Pakistan.

Sources state that GIL is currently working on a deal with Chery Automobile Co. The automaker is preparing to sign an agreement with GIL in the next few weeks. 

The same sources further stated that once the deal is closed, GIL will manufacture Chery SUVs in Pakistan.

It should be noted that GIL is a well-known Karachi-based truck and bus manufacturer. The company assembles and manufactures Isuzu vehicles in Pakistan.

Chery Automobile Co. specializes in a range of luxury SUVs.

What does the Chery Automobile Co. offer?

Chinese automakers specialize in a range of luxury SUVs. Sources anticipated that among all the company’s offerings, Tiggo 8 is the most likely to enter the Pakistani market.

Details of the Tiggo 8 SUV

Sporting cutting edge technology, Tiggo 8 is a powerful car. Presently, Chery offers Tiggo 8 in two variants, i.e., AT Luxury Model and the AT Luxury EX model. 

Here are the salient features of the vehicle:

  • 1.5T engine (luxury model) that delivers a maximum output of 144hp, and maximum torque of 210Nm; the 2.0T engine (luxury ex model) that provides a full power of 167hp, and maximum torque of 250Nm
  • Powered sunroof
  • Powered tailgate
  • Electrically adjustable seats
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • A camera with a 360-degree view
  • Safety airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Chery Automobile Co.’s History with Pakistan

Chery made a failed attempt to enter the Pakistani market in 2005 with its small car, the Chery QQ. If the company closes the deal with GIL, it will come into Pakistan’s auto sector for the second time. 

Many new SUVs came to Pakistan this year.

Other New Entrants in Pakistan’s SUV Segment 

Pakistani automotive companies have done an excellent job outgrowing the country’s SUV range in 2020. From Kia Sportage to MG HS, Hyundai Tucson, Proton X70, and DFSK Glory580 Pro – we have seen many newcomers this year. Now it looks like the Pakistani SUV range is going to get a “Chery” on top.

Considering the already prevalent competition in the segment, Chery Automobile Co. will make a bold move if it decides to enter Pakistan’s auto sector. Only time will tell how it’s vehicles are received by Pakistanis this time around.

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • This will be a great addition to Pakistan’s auto sector and it will increase competition in the sector, people will have more choices and better prices.

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