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Automobile

The fault in our cars
Automobile

The fault in our cars

The business bigwigs—rallying under the banner of “Make in Pakistan” believe we are becoming slaves to imports. And syno
Published 06 Feb, 2018 06:13am
The future of mobility
Automobile

The future of mobility

The global car is changing—and this column has been talking about it. But whether we are weighing the pros and cons of e
Updated 31 Jan, 2018 08:00am
Driving to never-never land!
Automobile

Driving to never-never land!

Last time in this column, we discussed what the ultimate car utopia would be like. We questioned—though only jokingly—
Updated 31 Jan, 2018 07:52am
The Year of Cars!
Automobile

The Year of Cars!

After nearly decades of stalling and tip-toeing around the subject, the government has finally bid farewell to used
Updated 31 Jan, 2018 07:54am
Goodbye used cars?
Automobile

Goodbye used cars?

Just the fact that we are still talking about three-year old used cars when the world is moving toward electric and self
Published 25 Jan, 2018 05:37am
Autos on steroids
Automobile

Autos on steroids

During 1HFY17, the average month-on-month car sales was around 14,000 units—we are now looking at more than 17,000 units
Published 16 Jan, 2018 06:52am
Automobile

Autos in second-gear

We have been talking about new players in the auto sector for almost two years—plans were made, agreements were signed,
Published 10 Jan, 2018 07:56am
The car utopia
Automobile

The car utopia

Electric cars, self-driving cars, cloud infrastructure and communications systems in driver assisted cars—the future of
Updated 09 Jan, 2018 07:52am
Need for (imported) speed
Automobile

Need for (imported) speed

There is no stopping cars demand in Pakistan, be it imported or locally manufactured. The sale of locally manufactured c
Published 08 Jan, 2018 08:02am
Tractors and players abound
Automobile

Tractors and players abound

As Hyundai prepares to come in with Nishat Mills for its South Korean models of cars and commercial vehicles, Millat Tra
Published 21 Dec, 2017 08:01am
Hyundai in Pakistan- again!
Automobile

Hyundai in Pakistan- again!

Congratulations are in order. The fruits of labor of this bureaucracy are finally paying off and with the partnership of
Published 20 Dec, 2017 09:03am
Changes at Ghandhara
Automobile

Changes at Ghandhara

Ghandhara Nissan (PSX: GHNL) has been in the news for the past year each time French car maker Renault was mentioned—whi
Updated 05 Dec, 2017 09:45am
Trucks in trouble?
Automobile

Trucks in trouble?

A few days ago, Hyundai Motors signed a contract to provide 200 units of its Korean trucks to Pakistan which includes a
Published 17 Nov, 2017 07:33am
Automobile

The Honda-OMCs face-off

The oil and gas downstream sector has been in the limelight for some odd reasons of late. On one hand, the refineries ar
Updated 08 May, 2018 02:12pm
Autos turning up the heat
Automobile

Autos turning up the heat

Putting a dampener on the prospects a little, a few days ago French carmaker Renault suspended its plans to come to Paki
Updated 15 Nov, 2017 11:30am
Honda: strong earnings
Automobile

Honda: strong earnings

The premier bike-maker Atlas Honda Limited announced its half year financial results ending Sep 2017 registering a top l
Updated 08 May, 2018 02:15pm
Autos bringing it on
Automobile

Autos bringing it on

The auto sector is finally picking up pace, expectation of which has been coming on for a while. Numbers reported by the
Updated 11 Nov, 2017 11:59am
Cars and more cars
Automobile

Cars and more cars

Pakistan has one of the highest tariffs in the region on vehicle import. The idea is to keep the local industry protecte
Published 27 Sep, 2017 05:37am
More wheels on roads
Automobile

More wheels on roads

Another 198,000 vehicles were added on the roads in August 2017. At this rate, Pakistan would certainly need more and go
Published 14 Sep, 2017 06:25am
Automobile

Chasing new cars

The Chinese they say have arrived. In the automotive industry, certain Chinese players (JAC motors, Sinotruk, FAW etc.)
Published 05 Sep, 2017 05:55am
INDU’s high
Automobile

INDU’s high

Despite a six percent drop in total sales for Indus Motor Company Limited (PSX: INDU) in FY17 year on year, the company
Published 29 Aug, 2017 06:12am
The real automotive boom
Automobile

The real automotive boom

Imagine the sprawling city of Karachi without motorcycles and rickshaws. Would it still feel like Karachi? The news is a
Updated 07 Aug, 2017 07:24am
Automobile

Re-dreaming cars

Last time in this column we talked about the possibility of seeing electric cars in Pakistan should the right investment
Updated 03 Aug, 2017 10:28am