2018- Year in Review

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July

The automobile assembly plant of Regal Automobiles, Pakistan’s third largest bike assembling company, became operational in July.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/02/regal-automobile-plant-with-an-investment-of-pkr-10-billion-starts-production/

UD launches Quester heavy duty trucks in Pakistan

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/01/ud-launches-quester-heavy-duty-truck-range-in-pakistan/

Suzuki launched the all-new Jimny and Jimny Sierra in Japan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/08/all-new-suzuki-jimny-and-jimny-sierra-launched-in-japan/

Pak Suzuki officially announced to discontinue the base VX variant of Suzuki Mehran.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/10/pak-suzuki-officially-discontinues-the-mehran-vx/

Two more companies namely Topsun Motors and Pak-China Motors were awarded the Greenfield investment status under the Auto Policy 2016-21.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/10/topsun-motors-and-pak-china-motors-awarded-greenfield-status/

Production of Tata Navno, once known as the cheapest car in the world, came to an end.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/15/production-of-tata-nano-ends/

Former chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and an auto legend Sergio Marchionne, the person who turned Fiat and Chrysler into a profitable business, died.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/25/sergio-marchionne-the-ceo-who-saved-fiat-and-chrysler-dies/

Toyota launched the 12th gen Corolla Sport in Japan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/07/23/all-new-toyota-corolla-sport-launched-in-japan/

August

The second generation Honda Brio was unveiled at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Indonesia.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/03/new-honda-brio-debuts-at-giias-2018/

Indus Motors introduced the Corolla XLi automatic in Pakistan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/04/indus-motors-to-launch-corolla-xli-automatic/

10th generation Honda Civic received its first facelift in international markets.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/13/10th-gen-honda-civic-receives-a-facelift/

Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to put expensive bullet proof and luxury cars on auction.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/19/prime-minister-announce-to-put-expensive-bullet-proof-cars-on-auction/

Geely became China’s third largest carmaker.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/26/geely-has-become-chinas-third-largest-carmaker/

Suzuki Ciaz facelift was launched in Indian market.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/20/2018-suzuki-ciaz-facelift-launched-in-india-at-inr-8-19-lac/

Al-Haj Group signed an agreement with Malaysian automaker Proton as the exclusive authorized distributor and assemblers of Proton vehicles in Pakistan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/08/30/al-haj-group-signs-agreement-with-proton/

September

Suzuki was kicked out of China, the world’s largest automobile market.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/05/suzuki-officially-exits-from-china/

Toyota revealed the Corolla Touring Sport ahead of its debut at Paris Motor Show.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/05/corolla-touring-sports-revealed-ahead-of-paris-motor-show-debut/

Pak Suzuki officially announced to completely discontinue the Mehran, as earlier only the base VX version was discontinued.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/06/pak-suzuki-to-finally-discontinue-suzuki-mehran/

United Bravo, the most anticipated car in Pakistan was launched.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/08/united-bravo-launched-in-pakistan-priced-at-pkr-8-5-lac/

Former Rolls Royce Director of Design, Giles Taylor officially joined FAW as the “Global Vice President of Design and Chief Creative Officer.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/12/former-rolls-royce-design-director-joins-faw-as-global-vice-president-of-design/

Indus Motors officially launched Toyota Rush MPV in Pakistan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/11/2018-toyota-rush-mpv-launched-in-pakistan/

Changan launched Karvaan minivan and M9 pickup in Pakistan.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/15/changan-launches-karvaan-minivan-and-m-9-pickup/

Geely announced to license three of its products to Proton, which will form the basis of next generation Proton models.

https://www.carspiritpk.com/2018/09/28/geely-to-license-3-models-to-proton/

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