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Old April 25th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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LEEPU LENIZA F-21: the first-ever automobile designed by a Bangladeshi was recently unveiled in Dhaka.
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Dhaka Motor Show 2006
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Old April 25th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #5
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There were multiple hummers in DHaka streets before the new government took over and started cracking down on the corrupt people..
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Luxury adorns city streets
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury


http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/11/...1212502117.htm

‘Porsche” has now entered the luxury car track like the BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Volvo and other famous names that has increased two-fold in the city in recent times.
Dealers in the city said that around 500 cars of these brands have been sold during the last two years.



Between 2002 and 2003, only 230 luxury cars were sold out, and now the demand has increased by almost 115 percent, said a dealer from Motijheel.

Executive Motors Limited, sole dealer for BMW cars in Bangladesh, has been successful in this business over the last three years.

"We sold over 190 cars in the past two years with around 165 transactions already complete and over 25 more units to be delivered to our customers," said Tayabul Bahar, General Manager, Executive Motors Limited.
The BMW showroom was put up in the Tejgaon Industrial area, three years back. In its first year, the dealer sold about 60 units.

"Most models sold were from the 3-series and 4-series. 5-series models were also selling but at a slower pace," said Bahar.

Last year, over 75 cars were sold from the showroom.

"Surprisingly cars from the 3, 4, 5 series had an equal demand with the 6 series creeping into the race," Bahar added.

This year, they have exceeded their annual target of 81 units.


Mercedes Benz, one of the most reputed global brands, is fighting a neck-to-neck battle with BMW in the Bangladeshi market.


"We have sold around 187 units over the last two years," said Md. Ariful Azim, Head of Operation, Rancon Motors Limited, the dealers for Mercedes Benz in Bangladesh.

Third in the race, is Lexus with over 120 units of reconditioned and brand new cars sold, and Volvo keeping close behind having sold 65 cars in 2003-04.

"We face problems with taxes and heavy transportation costs in shipping each unit all the way from Sweden," said Hanif A. H. Nasim, Sales and Marketing Manager, A1 Motors Limited.

Nasim said that unlike most luxury car dealers, who ship their cars through neighbouring or South Asian countries like India or Singapore, A1 motors Limited yet still import their merchandise directly from the manufacturer in Sweden.

"As such, the prices of each car are naturally quite high and this has caused a slump in the demand of Volvo cars in the city," he said.

The overwhelming demand is especially from upcoming business magnates according to these dealers.

"Young businesspeople and chief executive officers of leading business organisations in the age range of late 30s to 40s are our customers. They know much about the durability, luxury, performance, speed and other details of each variety," said Bahar, about BMW's customer base.

"They prefer to ride in style and elegance now and therefore the demand for luxury cars are increasing," said the Volvo sales and marketing manager.

And to sustain their customer base, most dealers ensure the best possible after sales service while some provide test drive facilities too, to potential customers.

Besides its impressive sale in the city, sources from Executive Motors Limited, told Star City that a large number of cars are also being sold to buyers in Sylhet, Chittagong and other parts of the country.

The whooping sales and services provided by most dealers have been highly appreciated by the original manufacturers.

"We were awarded 'the Best Facilities Award 2005' from BMW headquarters," said Bahar.


A1 Motors Limited on the other hand, is negotiating with the Volvo Head-Office in Sweden for discounted prices, according to company sources.

The lucrative market is opening avenues for dealers to bring in more brands like the Jaguar, Cadillac and Lincoln, which may hit the city streets next year or early 2007, said a dealer, on condition of anonymity.
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Volvo S40 on the way to Sylhet



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Old April 25th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #9
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what a pitty in a country where majority live on a dollar a day and the chors are using their money to buy such cars
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what a pitty in a country where majority live on a dollar a day and the chors are using their money to buy such cars
Thak, eishob bolte hoy na. You saw what happened to sales of Executive Motors last year, eh? They didn't sell a single car - not a single unit, can you believe it? Was a story on The Daily Star on this.
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You are right in a way, most of the cars are bought by corrupt politicians/business people in Bangladesh, thus the sale has dropped drastically in the last year or so-- due to anti corruption drive.

But there will always be some genuine buyer aswell. I mean majority of Indians or Pakistanis live on a dollar a day aswell, but they have luxury vehicles aswell. Some Bangladeshi industries like textile, garments, ship building, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication are doing really well. If those genuine businessmen can afford expensive cars, then it should be fine. That's how capitalist society works unfortunately... a system of haves and have nots.

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dopekhor you cant readily assume that all those cars belongs to corrupted people. (Though majority maybe)
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Yes it is unfortunate, perhaps, but not unexpected. Not everyone has the same capability, vision, ambition etc. And so people's achievements vary quite a bit. These people are buying luxury cars because they can afford to. But I doubt if they didn't, poor people would be better off!
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dopekhor you cant readily assume that all those cars belongs to corrupted people. (Though majority maybe)
prove me wrong bro
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Yes it is unfortunate, perhaps, but not unexpected. Not everyone has the same capability, vision, ambition etc. And so people's achievements vary quite a bit. These people are buying luxury cars because they can afford to. But I doubt if they didn't, poor people would be better off!
well these people are earning by ripping the poor off
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well these people are earning by ripping the poor off
Tell me a country where these acts of corruption doesn't occur. So why is BD always is the spotlight?
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