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Automobile

Automobile

Breaking the camel’s back

If car makers were not worried before, they should be now, as volumes have plummeted for Honda, Toyota and Suzuki alike.
Published 22 Aug, 2019 06:40am
Automobile

Exide: slipping into losses

In its marketing year ending Mar-17, Exide’s gross margins had grown from 15 percent in 2015 to 20 percent and the compa
Published 06 Aug, 2019 05:24am
Automobile

Hino: Hanging by a thread

This is not a good time for commercial vehicle assemblers as demand has plummeted over the last year or so as the countr
Published 02 Aug, 2019 06:19am
Automobile

Rage against the machine

Last week, e-commerce giant Amazon announced it would re-train a third of its US workforce under an “Upskilling 2025” in
Published 18 Jul, 2019 06:14am
Automobile

Electric dream

The world has quickly jumped on the proverbial electric vehicle (EV) bandwagon, convincing the less developed economies
Published 12 Jul, 2019 06:23am
Automobile

In a loop!

What seems now to be a fortnightly affair—and following Honda’s price hike of up to Rs425,000—Suzuki and Indus Motors ha
Published 02 Jul, 2019 06:23am
Automobile

The car pricing game

That the first automaker to raise prices after FY20 budget was tabled is not Suzuki or Toyota, but Honda, comes as a sur
Published 25 Jun, 2019 05:46am
Automobile

Autos: ready, set, stop!

Even as Suzuki’s Cultus and Wagon-R show a strong resilience to changes in prices (up), disposal incomes (down) and cost
Published 20 Jun, 2019 06:54am
Automobile

Auto reset

The industry wide lull that has settled in the automotive industry has now spread to its two and three wheeler counterpa
Updated 20 May, 2019 06:46am
Automobile

Autos waning demand

The combined decline in demand in the automotive industry has now reached double digits in 10MFY19 (including passenger
Published 15 May, 2019 06:21am
Automobile

Autos in reverse gear

Despite multiple price hikes—ranging between 9 percent to 22 percent up till Mar-19 and higher thereafter—major automake
Updated 13 May, 2019 06:27am
Automobile

First, stop the bleeding!

Car sales were resistant to the multi-phased price hikes so far, but after sixth or seventh bump since Dec-17, volumes m
Updated 07 May, 2019 05:41am
Automobile

What does a car buyer want?

Honda Civic is the top locally assembled car for consumers in Pakistan. So says a survey run by PakWheels which showed t
Published 06 May, 2019 06:46am
Automobile

Suzuki gets reality check!

Not all is well in the house of Suzuki (PSX: PSMC), which in its quarter ending March 2019 incurred a loss per share of
Published 24 Apr, 2019 06:33am
Automobile

Kia rundown

Though Suzuki called the introduction of its locally assembled Alto660cc “the biggest reveal of 2019”, the real showstop
Published 16 Apr, 2019 06:46am
Automobile

Zero percent!

As predicted by this column, passenger cars are now recording negative and zero percent growth. However, cumulatively th
Updated 16 Apr, 2019 06:22am
Automobile

Alto: big wheels to fill

Pakistan Suzuki (PSX: PSMC) is introducing the much-anticipated Alto-660 soon after discontinuing its most sold model Su
Published 08 Apr, 2019 07:15am
Automobile

Tractors trek downhill

A few months when this column talked about tractors (read: “muscle vs. machine”, Dec 28, 2018), it was extrapolated that
Published 05 Apr, 2019 06:28am
Automobile

Stuck on a one-way road

Only a few days ago, SBP’s quarterly report alerted that there is an increasing gap between production and sales of cars
Published 03 Apr, 2019 06:22am
Automobile

How much is Rs10,000 worth?

In its second quarterly report for FY19, the SBP’s “State of the Economy” has calculated an interesting number: Rs10,476
Updated 02 Apr, 2019 10:27am
CPEC optimism on hiatus
Automobile

CPEC optimism on hiatus

Sales numbers are confirming fears that commercial vehicles are reversing the growth trends that began post-2016, and th
Published 18 Mar, 2019 05:20am