Hatchbacks are one of the most affordable vehicles to buy in Pakistan. The competition in this segment has been increasing after the implementation of the Auto Policy 2016-2021. Competition in this segment is good for consumers as it provides them with diverse options to choose from and auto manufacturers tend to provide more features to remain competitive. Companies like Prince, Kia, and Zotye might introduce their hatchbacks in Pakistan in the near future. Moreover, Hyundai is expected to launch a car every six months, which is good for the auto sector. Take a look at the following list of hatchbacks that might make a debut in Pakistan this year:
Prince Pearl has been in news for a very long time and its launch has been pushed forward a couple of times. As per the details, Prince Pearl will be launched on 1st Feb 2020. Pearl is an 800cc hatchback that will rival United Bravo and Suzuki Alto. It will come with a 4-speed manual transmission. The company claims that it will offer an 18 km/l fuel average.
Moreover, the hatchback would be packed with several futuristic features like power steering, power windows, air conditioning, airbags, alloy rims, Daytime running lights (DRLs), body-colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals, digital instrument cluster, etc.
The launch of Kia Rio has been contentious and it might get launched in the near future. The unit which was displayed at the company’s showroom had 1.4L CVVT 4 cylinder petrol engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Internationally the car comes with two engine options at 1.4-liter and a 1.2-liter petrol engine mated to either a 4-speed automatic, a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed manual transmission. Features include bi-projection headlamps, cruise control, climate control, rear USB charging ports, automatic rain sensors, airbags, parking sensors, and alloy rims. Let’s hope this hatchback makes its way to the Pakistani auto sector.
Zotye Z100 automatic transmission
Topsun Motors has recently launched manual transmission Zotye Z100 in the Pakistani market. Z100 is EURO 4 compliant car having a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine. As per the company, it will offer the car with automatic transmission in February or March 2020.
See the complete specs and features below:
Features will probably include alloy wheels, power steering, central locking, power windows, power mirrors, and air conditioning.
Zotye Z100 Plus
The electric version of Zotye Z100 will be the same as the engine-based model with a slight change in its shape and as per the company, it will be priced approximately around PKR 1.9-2 million. The electric version Zotye Z100 Plus is already available in the international market.
The electric car has a 13.5kw motor which offers 145nm of torque. With one single charge, the car can travel a distance of 200km. The battery takes almost 7-8 hours to charge.
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