Indus Motor Company (IMC) celebrated the launch of the 4th generation Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at its manufacturing facility in Karachi.

This marks a significant achievement for IMC, emphasising the ‘Made in Pakistan’ initiative and showcasing the strong bond between Japan and Pakistan. Notable figures present at the ceremony included Federal Secretary Asad Rehman Gilani, Toyota’s top leadership and the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Mitsuhiro Wada. 

Yoshiyuki Takai, expressing optimism about the Corolla Cross HEV’s reception in Pakistan, highlighted the environmental benefits of increased hybrid vehicle adoption.


Gilani, on behalf of the government, congratulated IMC and reiterated the commitment to support hybrid and electric technologies, aligning with the Auto Policy 2021–26. IMC’s CEO, Ali Asghar Jamali, emphasised the company’s dedication to sustainability, revealing an investment exceeding $100 million in manufacturing the first locally produced HEV.

The Corolla Cross HEV boasts a smooth and efficient 1800-cc engine with hybrid and gasoline options. Jamali also outlined IMC’s contribution to the local automobile sector, encompassing a comprehensive value chain, part manufacturers, authorised dealerships, and a substantial workforce of over 450,000 people.