United Auto Industries is preparing to launch 1000cc Chery QQ in Pakistan as the United Alpha and the car is expected to have the exact same specifications as its Chinese counterpart.
It is pertinent to mention that the Chinese hatchback was previously launched in Pakistan by Karakoram Motors in 2005 but failed to compete with the Suzuki Mehran and Daihatsu Cuore, two vehicles which dominated the hatchback segment.
However, it has been revealed that the same vehicle is now making a comeback in in Pakistan as a rebadged United Alpha which is set to launch on 2nd January 2021.
The vehicle will be assembled by United Auto Industries in the country to take advantage of the Auto Development Authority (ADP) 2016-21, which was launched by the Federal Government to attract foreign investment and create competition in the auto-sector and break the monopoly of the BIG3 (Suzuki, Honda and Toyota).
Engine and Transmission
The Chery QQ which is being launched as the United Alpha will be equipped with a 1.0L or 1000cc engine capable of producing 69hp and 93Nm of torque while coupled with a manual transmission system.
The vehicle does come with an automatic transmission as well but currently there is no news regarding whether the company plans of introducing that variant locally.
- Brake System ABS+EBD
- Energy-absorbing Steering Column
- Cage-type Body
- Side-Collison Bars
Recently an image was shared by PakWheels on their social media showing the United Alpha. It is pertinent to mention that the car being offered in Pakistan is the 2012 facelift model of the Chery QQ rather than the latest 2013 (second generation) of the vehicle. Below is a comparison of both models.
Let us know you think of this upcoming addition to the local automotive sector.
In a separate news, Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) is planning to introduce Chery SUVs in Pakistan, including the Chery Tiggo 8, a seven-seater mid-sized crossover SUV.