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Pakistani car sales rise to 167,507 units

KARACHI: Sales of locally produced cars swelled to 167,507 units in July-May 2015-2016 as compared to 136,723 units in the same period of last fiscal year.

Low interest rate, improving law and order situation and overall improvement in country’s economic situation can be attributed to rising sales of cars, said Mohammad Tahir Saeed at Top Line Securities.

Toyota Corolla, with longest delivery time, continued to be the highest selling car with the sale of 53,410 units as compared to 46,680 units last year.

Combined sale of Honda Civic and City remained weak, far lower than Corolla, and stood at 23,800 as compared to 21,134 units, revealed figures released by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (Pama).Read More »Pakistani car sales rise to 167,507 units

Five New Year Car Resolutions

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Save hundreds of bucks on car maintenance costs with these 2015 car resolutions

carmudiJanuary 2, 2014, Lahore, Pakistan : As we ring in the New Year and close the book on 2014, it is time for us to reflect on the car resolutions most of us never kept. Car owners set goals but often neglect getting maintenance on their cars to keep them in top shape and bring their cars in only when repairs are needed. Carmudi, the fastest way to buy and sell cars online shares with you some easy-to-keep 2015 car resolutions that’ll save you plenty of bucks down the road in the upcoming year.Read More »Five New Year Car Resolutions

Pakistan Budget 14-15: New tax rates on cars, vehicles

The government has slapped increased tax rates as well as advance tax on motor cars in the budget 2014-15.

Up to 850 cc, the proposed advance tax stands at Rs 10000 for both return filers and non-filers. For 851 cc to 1000 cc, the proposed tax rate is Rs 20000 for filers and Rs 25,000 for non-filers.

For 1001cc to 1300cc, the government has proposed tax rate of Rs30,000 on filers and Rs40,000 for non-filers. For 1301 cc to 1600 cc, the proposed tax rate is Rs 50000 for filers and Rs 100,000 for non-filers.Read More »Pakistan Budget 14-15: New tax rates on cars, vehicles

Google to build driverless car

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Associated Press

GOOGLE-CARS/LOS ANGELES: Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won’t be sold publicly, but Google said on Tuesday it hoped by this time next year, 100 prototypes would be on public roads.

Though not driving very quickly the top speed would be 40 kilometres per hour the cars are a natural next step for Google, which already has driven hundreds of thousands of miles in California with Lexus SUVs and Toyota Priuses outfitted with a combination of sensors and computers.Read More »Google to build driverless car