Car rental companies say most of the demand is for luxury sedans and compact SUVs. Most of these services are available at the click of a button. In the US, there are about two million cars in the self-drive segment. India still has a long way to go, but with such easy access and cost savings, someone who earns even Rs.50,000 a month can give wing to his or her dream of driving around in a BMW.
An official of the Toyota Company said: “We give safety feature in all brands if the customer demands but it costs a little higher price.” He said the company sales have gone up to 20,227 units in last four months compared to 14,287 units in the same period last year. In October it sold 5,460 units.”
Any of the cars produced in Pakistan will not pass safety tests in most parts of the Developed World. Not having airbags, is unheard of and unimaginable. No ABS, crappy seat belts, no Crumple Zones. In fact, from the body strength to the parts used in the vehicles, will not pass any Quality Control checks. This is all part of the extreme lack of governance in all aspects of our society. The relevant authorities neither demand compliance with international standards nor check / test the quality of products. They, in fact, feel indebted to these companies for producing locally. It really doesn’t matter what they produce, at what cost and sell it at what price. If it is critical to produce locally, then impose strong Quality Controls. Alternatively, let people buy from the international market and earn taxes from that, while the people get good quality stuff at competitive prices. How difficult could that be to understand / implement?
The exterior of the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 gets a new hexagonal grille, LED headlamps, restyled tail-lights and redesigned alloy wheels. In fact, the SUV looks even more imposing now with elevated horizontal character lines, the new three-slat grill and chrome garnish that extends horizontally across the LED headlamps. There are a few changes in the feature list as well, which include a new steering wheel with heater, tyre pressure monitoring system, a larger and more advanced 4.2-inch audio-video infotainment system, enhanced multi-terrain monitor cameras and LED illuminated entry system, among other goodies. How much use a heated steering wheel has though, with respect to India’s climatic conditions, is anybody’s guess. Toyota Cars Fortuner Innova Crysta Etios Liva Land Cruiser Yaris Camry Platinum Etios Corolla Altis Land Cruiser Prado Prius Etios Cross