Sazgar, the largest rikshaw-maker in Pakistan, is set to enter the car market with BAIC D20 that has a hatchback and a sedan version. It plans to launch a crossover X25 and an off-roader SUV BJ40-Plus.
The BAIC group is the third largest automotive group in China, the country which manufactures 26 million vehicles a year — the highest in the world. BAIC sells 3.5 million cars per annum.
Sazgar prides itself for exporting three-wheelers to 20 countries, including Japan.
Sazgar’s assembly line is near completion and trial production may start soon, according to sources privy to the matter. The company may start selling its locally assembled cars within next three months.
With its entry in the car business, the company wants to cater to the entire market with its hatchback, sedan, crossover and SUV. The cars from hatchback to the SUV will be priced between Rs2 million and Rs6 million.