In Formula Student Russia 2021, the NUST Racing Car Team finished second.
September 22, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News
The Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) squad has made an impression in Formula Student Russia 2021, following its recent triumph in Formula Student UK 2021. Despite fighting against many other teams from across the world, the team came in second place in the tournament.
Despite competing against many other teams from all around the world, the team finished second in the competition.
A team of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students won all of the individual competitions, including Engineering Design, Business Plan Presentation, Cost, and EV Category.
The formula electric vehicle was designed and built by NUST students. The vehicle design was inspired by the open-wheeled, open cockpit, single-seater Formula racing car.
Students from NUST developed and assembled the formula electric vehicle. The open-wheeled, open cockpit, single-seater Formula racing automobile has impacted the vehicle design. The Electric Vehicle (EV) has a 5 kWh battery with a range of 22 kilometers. It has a peak speed of 120 kph and can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kph in only 4.5 seconds.
Two months ago, the FERN team came in third place in the Engineering Design category of the Formula Student United Kingdom 2021 (FSUK21) competition. FERN finished 18th out of 65 teams from across the world in the FSUK21, and was the only team from Pakistan to have a prototype car powered by an all-electric motor.
The current podium finish is another another major accomplishment for the FERN team in such a renowned competition, and it is a feather in the cap not just for the students and institutes competing, but also for the entire country. The competition was conducted online, with the judges watching footage from the car.
September 21, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
Dealers claim that the FAW V2 has been discontinued in Pakistan.
While the firm has not publicly stated that the model would be phased out, its approved dealerships in the country have told Business Recorder that they are no longer accepting new bookings for the FAW V2 according to company directives.
The move, according to a dealer, was motivated by a number of factors, including low sales data.
Last year, sales of the 1,300cc car fell, and the launch of Proton further reduced revenue from the FAW V2 portfolio.
The Al-Haj Automotive Group launched the FAW V2 in Pakistan in 2014 as a less expensive alternative to the Suzuki Swift. The hatchback had a 1300cc engine that produced 90 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque and was connected to a 5-speed manual transmission at the time.
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Company not accepting new bookings
The firm began producing it domestically within three years. However, you can no longer reserve a car. It has been reported on the market that it has been discontinued.
“Its sales decreased considerably,” the firm says, avoiding disclosing that the V2 has been withdrawn. However, the major cause is that component manufacture in China has ceased. It has also been phased out in South Africa, where right-hand drive automobiles are used in the same way as in Pakistan.”
Last year, however, the FAW V2’s price increased multiple times to Rs. 1.61 million, making the car no longer a cheap choice for customers. However, it should be noted that the competition was still more costly, since other Pakistani automakers increased their prices.
Despite the fact that the V2 was nothing out of the usual and had its own set of problems, the firm did pay attention to customer complaints and did its best to address them, such as recognized gear difficulties and cabin wind noise.
The Toyota Corolla Altis X 1.6 Special Edition has been launched in Pakistan
September 11, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
Toyota Pakistan has released the Corolla Altis X 1.6 Special Edition to commemorate 50 million global sales. Toyota Pakistan, the firm stated in a statement to its dealers, “had a key part in this success.” “To commemorate this occasion, we are pleased to introduce the all-new Corolla Altis X 1.6 Special Edition,” Toyota stated.
Toyota Corolla Altis X 1.6 Special Edition Price in Pakistan
The Toyota Corolla Altis X 1.6 Special Edition is priced at PKR. 3,599,000 and is available in only one version. It’s worth noting that the SE version of the car costs the same as the base Corolla X 1.8L.
Bookings for the new automobile will begin on September 10th, 2021, according to the announcement.
The Corolla Altis X Special Edition will be equipped with state-of-the-art features like
LED Projection Headlamps
Automatic Climate Control
Toyota Corolla, one of the world’s most well-known sedans, has just surpassed 50 million global sales, with Toyota Pakistan playing a major part. The Toyota Corolla debuted in Japan in November 1966 as a 1-litre small 5-seater car, and within two years, yearly output had quadrupled from 480,000 to 1.1 million vehicles.
In Japan and Asia, the launch of the Toyota Corolla was a catalyst for mass automobile ownership.
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There was no turning back, and the company’s revenues have risen steadily over the past 55 years. Today, the Toyota Corolla reaches a remarkable global sales milestone of 50 million vehicles. This achievement demonstrates the company’s strong conviction in the Corolla’s build quality, dependability, safety, and longevity.
Toyota Indus Motors has remained one of Pakistan’s most popular automobile brands. Toyota automobiles are popular among buyers because of their dependability, resale value, and ease of access to components.
Alex Albon Is Back Joins Williams For 2022 F1 Season
September 10, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News F1
Alex Albon Returns to Formula 1 2022 Season With Williams F1
After completing an agreement to race with Williams in 2022, Alex Albon will return to the Formula One grid, while Nicholas Latifi will return for a third season with the British team.
After losing his race seat to Sergio Perez, Albon has served as a reserve and test driver for Red Bull this season. However, as it became evident that a seat with the works team or AlphaTauri was not viable, the two-time podium finisher has been lobbying for a racing return outside the Red Bull family for several months.
George Russell Joins Mercedes F1 From 2022
courtesy of F1.com For some weeks, Albon has been the favorite for a spot at Williams, with the team praising his expertise and speed. Despite criticism from top rival Mercedes, Williams’ engine supplier, Red Bull and Williams have pushed hard to make a transaction materialize.
Meanwhile, Latifi has improved his game this year, and Williams was delighted with his development and improved performance in comparison to outgoing teammate George Russell, so they were eager to keep him on.
“Alex is one of the most promising young talents in motorsport, and he has extensive F1 knowledge thanks to his stint at Red Bull. His repeated podium finishes attest to his speed as a driver, and we’re confident he’ll fit right in with the Grove team. Nicholas, on the other hand, has continually impressed us with his hard work, diligence, and good attitude throughout the last three years. As evidenced by his points scoring finishes this season, he has continued to develop during his time at Williams and has matured into an excellent F1 driver.
Its been Difficult to get back into the form when you take a year out of f1 and totally out of the practice and speed. As we see that the George Russell believe back in the 2020 that Alex Albon will be back and they all three reunite all together and Because of F1’s new technical requirements, as well as the team’s new owners, management, and technical personnel, the team is going in a more competitive path.
George Russell has been announced as Lewis Hamilton’s 2022 teammate after signing a long-term contract with Mercedes. Russell, 23, has been a Mercedes junior driver since 2017 and gets his opportunity after three seasons in Formula One with Williams.
Russell stated, “It’s a momentous day for me personally and professionally, but it’s also a day of mixed feelings.” “I’m both delighted and honored to be joining Mercedes next year, which is a major professional step for me, but it also means saying goodbye to my Williams teammates and friends. It’s been a privilege to work with each and every member of the team, as well as to represent the Williams name in Formula One.
“I’d be lying if I claimed I wasn’t ecstatic about the prospect of next season. It’s a tremendous chance that I want to seize with both hands. But I have no illusions about the magnitude of the task; it will be a steep learning curve.
Valtteri has established a high bar for himself, regularly producing victories, pole positions, and contributing to many championship triumphs. My goal must be to repay Toto [Wolff, Squad Principal], the team, and the board’s faith in me by ensuring that I contribute to the team’s continued success, and I want to make my new teammates proud.
Russell, who also paid respect to Williams, said, “It’s a big chance that I want to seize with both hands.” “However, I have no illusions about the magnitude of the task; it will be a steep learning curve.”
Mercedes evaluated the known quantity of Bottas – who has battled but failed to defeat seven-time champion Hamilton over the course of a season – against their emerging F1 prodigy, Russell.
In the end, they chose the man who, in addition to blazing down the grid at Williams, excelled in his one-off outing in the Mercedes last December in Bahrain when standing in for Hamilton.
Pieree Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda have been confirmed as Alpha Tauri drivers for the 2022 Formula One season
September 7, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News F1
Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda have been announced as AlphaTauri’s drivers for the 2022 Formula One season. The two drivers have been honoured for their contributions and excellent achievements thus far in the 2021 season. Tsunoda joins Gasly at the club for the 2021 season.
For the 2021 season, Tsunoda has joined Gasly’s team. Despite his inconsistent performance, the team decided to extend his contract.
Gasly finished third in this year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, started and finished fourth over the weekend at Zandvoort, and is now ninth in the Drivers’ standings.
Tsunoda, on the other hand, came into Formula One with a great reputation but has failed to live up to it so far, with a succession of crashes and failures to make it to the second half of qualifying sessions stalling his development. He has, however, scored 18 points and has been granted a second opportunity in 2022 to return Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko’s trust in him.
The 21-year-old remarked, “I’m extremely happy to be continuing with Scuderia AlphaTauri for a second season.”
“It’s a great opportunity, and I’m grateful to the team and Dr. Marko for allowing me to expand my Formula 1 expertise.
“I have a wonderful connection with Pierre; I’ve already learnt a lot from him this year, and his expertise has allowed me to continue to develop my own talents, so it’s fantastic to be continuing my F1 adventure with him.
“Having recently relocated to Faenza, I am settling in well with the club and am excited for the next season.”
According to dealers, Pak Suzuki has Discontinued the 2nd Gen Swift and put a halt on Cultus bookings
September 7, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
Pak Suzuki Motor Company is rumoured to be planning to phase out its second-generation Swift model in Pakistan, more than 12 years after its introduction, while bookings for the Cultus have been temporarily suspended.
According to a notice provided by the business in August of last year, the Swift, the second-generation hatchback, would be discontinued after August 2021.
The Suzuki Swift’s popularity has waned in Pakistan for the past 12 years, possibly because the firm has made no substantial improvements to the car. In the meanwhile, the firm released other more cheap hatchback choices, such as the new Suzuki Cultus, which has been a huge hit. Furthermore, the car faced competition from other newcomers to the market, such as the Kia Picanto, which drew a large number of consumers despite having a 1000cc engine choice.
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The company has made no substantial changes or enhancements to its second-generation hatchback in recent years, resulting in reduced sales. According to the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, Swift sales have fallen from 5,509 units in 2018-19 to 2,316 units in 2020-21. Sales in 2019-20 (1,828) were hindered by the Covid-19 epidemic, thus they can’t be used as a benchmark.
So, what’s next?
According to rumours, Suzuki Swift will release a new model in March 2022. As a result, the launch is almost a year away. Suzuki would also debut the 4th generation Swift in Pakistan, according to the rumours. In March 2017, the hatchback was presented in all its splendour at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new Swift sports the best-in-class lightweight body, based on the next generation platform “HEART TECH.” In 2020, it underwent a makeover with minor aesthetic adjustments. Pakistan, on the other hand, is expected to receive the pre-facelift vehicle.
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