Volkswagen (VW) has announced to start the manufacturing of its cars in Pakistan in 2022. VW is the biggest automaker in the world, having manufactured and sold the most cars in the world, with Toyota coming in at a close second.
VW Group has some of the most productive auto-manufacturers as its affiliates, including Bentley, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bugatti, SEAT, and Skoda.
According to the details, the automaker will firstly produce the Amarok Pickup Truck and the Transporter Van in Pakistan. The Amarok will compete with the Toyota Hilux and the Isuzu D-Max, while the Transporter Van will go up against the likes of Kia Grand Carnival and Hyundai Grand Starex.
Moreover, the automaker has attained the greenfield status under the Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21 and will start producing the cars under that policy. The assembly plant will have the ability to churn out 28,000 vehicles on an annual basis, though, the report states that the setting up of the plant has been hindered by eight months because of the global pandemic.
Volkswagen is seemingly coming to Pakistan in association with Premier Motors, a subsidiary of Premier Systems, which has been selling Audi passenger vehicles in Pakistan for years. Premier Motors sell around 700 and 800 vehicles every year.
There is no word as to when and if the automaker will participate in the passenger car segment of Pakistan. The prices of Volkswagen’s cars are observed to be more on the expensive side, even in the reputable automotive markets.
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