Master Changan will finally launch the Oshan X7 Plus SUV in Pakistan on the 7th of March 2022. The vehicle was supposed to break covers in February but the plan was postponed due to some unknown reasons.
In a small teaser video shared on Changan’s social handles, the company CEO Danial Malik referring to last year’s Alsvin launch, said “Last time I spoke to you was almost a year ago and I am humbled to have your attention again.” Whats more interesting is the fact that the Oshan X7 will be making its global premiere from Pakistan.
Local production of Oshan X7 has already commenced in February with local assembled units rolling off the assembly lines at Changan’s plant in Karachi. Changan is once again setting an example to begin rolling off the vehicle prior to the formal launch. This is indeed a better way to launch a vehicle as opposed to collecting bookings without ready local production. Changan calls it a ‘Disruption in Pakistan’s SUV Segment’ and hopes the X7 will create a stir in the market.
Changan Oshan X7 Plus rolling off the assembly lines
The Oshan X7 Plus is a beefed up version of the Oshan X7 and can be compared to Toyota Fortuner and 3rd generation Kia Sorento as far as the dimensions are concerned. The X7 Plus will be available in both 5-seat and 7-seat versions catering to diversified consumer needs. Changan is yet to reveal official specs & other details of the vehicle however as per information it will come rich in features & safety equipment. In an interview to Business Recorders, Danial Malik has already given us a hint of what will be offered with the Oshan X7. He said:
“Changan Oshan has a Euro-VI engine and the first time a Euro-VI SUV will be assembled in Pakistan. Secondly, it is equipped with advanced autonomous technology which is also being introduced in Pakistan for the first time. We have been testing at level-3 for autonomous driving and based on that rigorous testing, we have introduced autonomous technology which is compatible with Pakistani roads. This will not only improve the driving experience but in fact, make it much safer.”
Under the hood there will be Changan’s latest 1.5L turbocharged engine from the newest Blue Whale engine series which churns out 188 hp of power and a whooping 300 Nm of torque while enabling the X7 Plus to achieve a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 8.23 seconds with a claimed fuel economy figure of 14 km per liter which is comparable to any conventional sedan.
Changan Oshan X7 Plus in Pakistan
With local production already commenced prior to formal launch, Changan will be in a better position to timely deliver the vehicle compared to other players which are suffering from huge delays in deliveries. Whether Oshan X7 will see positive response just like the Alsvin, we will have to wait to find out. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on Changan Oshan X7 Plus in Pakistan.
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