Automotive industry in Bangladesh

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The automotive industry in Bangladesh is the third largest in South Asia.

Bangladesh has a few large car plants which assemble passenger cars from Mitsubishi and Proton, as well as commercial vehicles from Hino and Tata.

Motorcycles, auto rickshaws and the locally designed Mishuk three-wheeler are also produced in Bangladesh.


Pragoti is producing the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in Bangladesh.
PHP Automobiles commenced assembly of Proton cars in 2017.

Pragoti Industries Limited (PIL) is among the oldest and largest automobile assemblers in Bangladesh.[1] The company has assembled over 50,000 vehicles since its inception in 1966.[1] In February 2010, Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi officially proposed to the Bangladesh government to locally assemble the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in collaboration with Pragoti.[1] Operations commenced in August 2011, with an annual production output of around 500 units.[2]

In 2009, the Malaysian Agate Group proposed to build a car manufacturing plant in Bangladesh in cooperation with Walton, which itself is preparing to produce motorcycles.[3] In the same year, car manufacturing company TagAZ announced that they would build their third factory in Bangladesh, aiming for exporting. The plant is to be completed by 2012.[4]

In March 2015, PHP Group and Proton announced plans to assemble Proton cars in Bangladesh.[5] A new Tk 400 crore assembly plant would be constructed in Chittagong to facilitate an annual production output of 1,200 units.[5] In May 2017, PHP Automobiles launched the Bangladeshi-built Proton Prevé.[6] The company intends to market the Prevé as an alternative to used imported cars which dominate the local market.[7]

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  3. ^ "Malaysian group intends to build car plant". The Daily Star. 2009-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh to become carmaker". The Daily Star. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  5. ^ a b Jonathan Lee (2015-03-20). "Proton Preve to be assembled in Bangladesh – report". Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  6. ^ "PHP-assembled Proton cars hit market". 3 May 2017. Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "PHP starts Proton car production in Ctg plant". 3 May 2017. Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.