Javed Afridi, CEO of Haier Pakistan and owner of Peshawar Zalmi franchise in the Pakistan Super League has played an instrumental role in bringing the British auto manufacturer Morris Garages, popularly known as MG Motors, to Pakistan.
He has recently been involved in a popular social media campaign where he could be seen sitting in the luxurious vehicles, particularly SUVs of the British auto company. First, he introduced the MG HS and ZS SUVs in Pakistan but just today the businessman revealed the latest model MG RX8.
In pictures shared on the popular microblogging site Twitter, Afridi can be seen sitting on the driving seat of a brown coloured RX8.
In the four pictures shared on his personal Twitter handle, Afridi revealed the front, rear and interior of the 4×4 SUV.
It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission which produces 224HP of power and 360Nm torque. The RX8 also gets 6 different driving modes to choose from.
The very classy SUV shared by Afridi earlier today also comes with a 10-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity along with wireless mobile charging option.
Users will also get heated seats, along with dual-zone climate control with additional climate control for the rear. Cruise control, rear parking camera, keyless entry with push-button start, and a panoramic sunroof are some features that come standard in the 7-seater SUV.
Diversification of Pakistan’s auto sector
Recently, Pakistan has seen various automobile launches, particularly in the SUV segment. The South Korean companies Hyundai and KIA launched Tucson and Sportage respectively. And now we also hear that Changan Motors is soon launching a sedan namely Alsvin in Pakistan. Moreover, an all-new crossover SUV labelled Glory 580 Pro by Prince Motors is ready to hit the ever-growing automobile market on December 20.
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In the last few years, Pakistan’s auto sector has generated immense interest among international automobile companies who have expanded their operations to the country with increased investment and domestic setups. Even small brands – some previously involved in bike manufacturing, have expanded the scope of their operations to include small cars/ hatchbacks in their products e.g. United’s Bravo.