KARACHI: Pakistan Auto Parts Show (PAPS) 2019 preparations have been finished and has kicked off. PAPS A premier annual auto industry event, to be held for 3-day at the Expo Centre Karachi from Friday.
The event is organised by The Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM).The PAPS 2019 event is showcasing stalls of 244 companies, including 89 local and 106 international companies and will display their products and highlight technology and services
“The Pakistan Auto Show 2019 is the pioneering trade exhibition for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in Pakistan. The show is undisputedly the country’s largest gathering of leading auto parts suppliers and auto service providers from all over the country, covering the full range of motor vehicles parts as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups, as well as equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tyres & batteries.”
Along with various companies 3 universities are also taking part in the event. Also procurement departments of Pakistan Railways, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Army have been invited to evaluate the quality of locally manufactured products.
The event includes a test drive track by KIA and many vehicles are revealing by new companies, including KIA and Changan, while Suzuki will unveiled the first ever locally manufactured Suzuki Alto 660cc. Other exhibiting OEMs include Toyota, Honda and others.
Exhibitors from Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, and the Netherlands are invited at the event.
Day 1 Highlights:
Pak Suzuki Alto 660cc
Pak Suzuki Motor has unveiled its first ever locally manufactured Suzuki Alto 660cc engine capacity vehicle at the Pakistan Auto Parts Show (PAPS) 2019. Last year company hinted that it will launch Suzuki Alto 2019.
The company has called it the “biggest reveal of 2019”. In a Facebook post, the company said, “Join us at Expo Center Karachi from 12th – 14th April and witness the biggest reveal of 2019 at the PAPS 2019. Suzuki Pakistan is proud to be your reliable partner with the largest network of authorized dealerships all across Pakistan.”
Pak Suzuki introduced Three variants of Suzuki Alto 660cc:
Suzuki Alto VX (Base model, without AC / Power Steering)
Suzuki Alto VXR (With AC/Power Steering)
Suzuki Alto VXL AGS ( With AC & Auto gear shift)
The company claims Alto 660cc is fuel efficient and spacious car with modern design and features. The company also offers 3 years or 60,000km warranty.
Prices According to the sources
- Base model Alto 660cc without AC and Power steering price is Rs 970,000/-
- Alto VX 660cc, 1,075,000/- and
- Alto VXL 660cc fully loaded 1,175,000/-
Korean automaker Kia has unveiled several cars at PAPS 2019. These include Stinger, Picanto, Sportage, Carnival and Niro.
A high-performance sports saloon from the Korean automaker.It has a 3.3L Twin Turbo GDI engine and produces around 365HP. However, this performance package will probably not be available for Pakistan and we might just get 2.0L Turbo GDI with a 255HP.
Advanced Smart Cruise Control
Lane Change Assist
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
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Kia Picanto also comes in imported variants. A 5-door hatchback with 1,000cc engine. It will compete with Suzuki Cultus and Wagon R. KIA Picanto is equipped with an incline 3-cylinders 1.0 MPI engine, with engine displacement of 998cc and produces max torque of 9.6/3,500 and max power of 69/6,200.
A compact SUV. 4th and the latest generation Kia Sportage which was launched at the end of 2015 and is still in production. Korean automaker Kia is working with Yunus Brothers to launch the cars in the local automaker industry.
Kia has launched the Grand Carnival in Pakistan in collaboration with its local partner Yunus Brothers Group under the brand name Kia Lucky Motors, Pakistan. A multi-seater luxurious vehicle was launched on June 1st, 2018.It was introduced in both petrol and diesel variant; however, in Pakistan, the company has launched the petrol variant first.
The Kia Niro is a hybrid subcompact crossover manufactured by Kia Motors since 2016. It is equipped with a 1.6 GDI engine paired with a 1.56 kWh battery along with the electric motor. It has a dual-clutch transmission with level-2 assistance features.
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Changan also displayed its cars in Pakistan Auto Parts Show 2019 for the Pakistani market.
Changan A 800
An environmentally friendly urban MPV. It has 1.5L turbocharged DVVT engine, which produces maximum of 115kw at 5500 rpm. Other features include 16”wheels, 7”LCD instrumental penal, panoramic sunroof, seat heater, stability control, parking sensors, blind spot monitor, eco idol, cruise control, steering control, etc. It comes with 6 air bags.
A 7-seater SUV powered by a 1.5L “BlueCore” turbocharged and direct-injected inline-4 engine that puts out 147 HP and 230 Nm of torque. It has 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers 6-leather seats, sunroof, cruise control, vehicle stability control, and blind spot monitor, etc. It offers a dashcam, which is a unique safety feature.
A 7-seater passenger vehicle. It comes with chrome exterior, projector headlamps, etc. Karvaan comes with dual AC. Its ex-factory price is Rs.1,080,000. It can be booked at Rs.200,000.
Both SUV is not being launched as of now, but will soon be.