The market is about to witness an addition of another commercial pickup as Pak China Motors, who were awarded the Greenfield status in July last year are about to launch the Shahansha XL pickup.
It will be powered by a 2.6 liter Euro-II turbocharged diesel engine that comes paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Shahansha XL will compete against the likes of JAC X200, Kia Frontier, Daehan Shehzore and Forland C300 series etc.
Pak China Motors, formerly known as Karakoram Motors, are the same people who introduced the Chery QQ in Pakistan during the previous decade and were the sole distributors of some of the largest and famous Chinese automobile brands including Chery, Changan and Gonow.
They own one of the oldest automobile assembly plants of Pakistan formerly known as “NAYA DAUR MOTORS” originally Kandawala Industries, renamed as Naya Daur Motors after nationalization of Industries, and in early 1960s Kandawala Industries introduced locally assembled Jeep CJ 5, 6 & 7 in Pakistan.
You can visit Pak China Motors website here.
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