Karachi, May 03, 2019: Master Motors Ltd. has rolled out its first locally assembled vehicle Changan Karvaan on May 2nd, 2019 in just 13 months, which is record time for any Greenfield auto manufacturing plant.
“The groundbreaking ceremony of the production plant was held 13 months ago on 21 March 2018 in the presence of Sardar Muhammad Arshad Khan Leghari, then Minister of Industries and Production. This feat was possible due to untiring efforts and commitment of the experienced team of engineers and workers of Master Motors with technical collaboration and assistance from Changan International,” said CEO MML, Danial Malik.
“State of the art latest equipment has been installed in the environmentally friendly production plant, which has the capacity to produce 30,000 units annually and follows the Changan quality systems to ensure the products would meet the international standards for export,” said Danial.
“We have designed it to achieve phase-wise automation, with the last phase resulting in full automation by 2025,” he added.
Changan Karvaan van is a luxurious 7-seater van with Pakistan’s most powerful 1000cc engine, Dual A/C and 3 years/60,000km warranty making it ideal for family’s daily commute and long distance road trips,” said Danial. “We have already been getting an overwhelming response and almost all the production volume for next month have been booked” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Master Motor Ltd is a joint venture between Master Motor Corporation Ltd. and Changan International Corporation. The company announced local production of three Changan vehicles in Pakistan, namely Changan M8 Pickup, Changan M9 Pickup, and Changan Karvaan van, followed by a full range of SUVs, MPVs and other passenger vehicles.
“All of the 3S dealer partners are highly excited to serve the customers in all the major cities. We have made sure that all the dealers would have adequate spare parts stock as well as trained technicians to provide after-sales support,” said Danial.