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At the 10th Pakistan Auto Show, which was held in Lahore last month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed the importance of Pakistan regaining its status as one of 16 countries in the world where a car is conceived, designed, assembled and sold.
This announcement, along with reports that Pakistan’s first Automobile Industry Development Programme (AIDP), which is expected to facilitate local car production and assembly, will come into being soon, has sparked a debate on reviving the Revo – the first car designed and manufactured in Pakistan.
Revo was designed by Feroz Khan and manufactured by Adam Motors in 2005. It was priced at Rs 296,000. Features included an 800cc engine and a large radiator (unusual for an economy car) to prevent the engine from overheating during the Pakistani summer. Revo had a top speed of 150 km/h.