PHP brings ‘Talking Car’
PHP Automobiles has introduced Proton X70, a sport utility vehicle or SUV, which the company is calling as 'Talking Car'.
The company launched the vehicle at the six-day PHP Motor Fest-2021, which started at PHP House in the port city today with the slogan of "Amader Rastai, Amader Gari" (Our car in our roads).
PHP has priced the 1,477cc car of 2021 model at Tk 48 lakh.
"We are the first company to launch the country's first voice-controlled car," Akhtar Parvez, managing director of PHP Automobiles, told The Daily Star.
"Through voice commands anyone can open and close the car glasses and control the car's audio player. The car parking technology through voice command will be added later this year. Several more technologies will be updated in the model in phases."
"After getting a good response from the buyers in technology and modern model cars, we have changed the body. We are using advanced technology in all our models," Parvez said.
He also said: "Our car parts are not yet available. To ensure the highest service to the customers, we are delivering the parts online to any part of the country within 24 hours and also with 5 years of after-sales service."
At the event, the company has also displayed 2021 model cars named: Proton Saga and Proton Persona.
At present, the company's factory, located at Sagarika in Chattogram, employs about 265 workers to assemble 10-12 vehicles per shift.
PHP has showrooms in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet. There are plans to have showrooms in all the divisions and important districts of the country in phases.
Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, deputy minister of education, and Mahbubul Alam, president of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, were also present at the event chaired by Sufi Mizanur Rahman, chairman of PHP Group.