Master Changan Motors stated that it has successfully exported the first batch of 14 Oshan X7s to Kenya for onward sale to Kenya and Tanzania markets. Last year, the first sample unit was also exported to a country in the Oceania region.
Making it the first company to become Pakistan’s volume exporter of technologically advanced SUVs’, the Oshan X7 will be the first SUV to be launched in an international market, the company said in a statement.
Ceremony in Karachi
An export ceremony was held in Karachi, during which Master Changan’s CEO Danial Malik said, “We are taking our next major step to achieve our vision of making Master Changan a part of Changan’s global vehicle supply chain under the ‘Vast Ocean Plan’ while putting Pakistan on the map for producing and exporting high-quality vehicles to the world. Kenya and Tanzania are one of the many countries where Master Changan Motors plans to leave its mark as we look to expand our export volumes.”
As per the company, it focuses on increasing its global footprint to Europe, America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and CIS, entering 90% of the global markets by 2030. As Changan’s RHD manufacturing hub, Master Changan Pakistan will play a significant role in Changan’s ‘Vast Ocean’ plan to cater to RHD markets globally.
The export of ‘Made in Pakistan’ vehicles is completely dependent on the federal government’s policies to promote and incentivize the automotive industry. To this end, Pakistan’s automotive industry has already submitted proposals to help make auto exports viable in the long term.
Malik also said,” We sincerely thank our government for the auto export policy 2021-2026. However, the auto industry needs the government to create policies that increase volumes locally, improving economies of scale, supporting deeper localization, and encouraging automakers to improve their global competitiveness.”
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