Although we can buy a good and well-maintained hatchback like Suzuki Mehran, Cultus, or Alto under PKR 700,000 in Pakistan, this article lays focus on the older models of some high-end vehicles that you can purchase in this price bracket. This bracket is for budget buyers who are cautious about what they are getting from the price they are paying.
If you are into offroading, undertake frequent trips to rural areas, or just want a lofty ride around town, then Pajero is the one to choose. Although a Pajero under 7 lacs will cost you a lot to maintain, it is the spacious interior and big size that can convince you to purchase this vehicle. You can buy a late 1980s Pajero in this budget, which comes with a 2500cc engine. This vehicle will have power windows, power mirrors, power steering, power locks, air conditioning, and alloy rims.
Honda Civic is a household name in Pakistan when it comes to luxury locally-manufactured automobiles. You can purchase a 2000 or earlier model of Honda Civic in this budget. This car has a 1600cc engine and will cost you a bit to maintain it. However, it is a proper family-size sedan having a spacious interior. It has features like power windows, power mirrors, power steering, power locks, and air conditioning.
Toyota Corolla is known for its rugged and tough nature, and it lasts longer than you can imagine. You can buy the late 1990s or earlier models in this budget. This model Corolla will have power windows, power steering, a 1300c engine paired with a manual transmission, power mirrors, and air conditioning. Maintenance costs of Toyota Corolla are usually low, and you can get good fuel mileage from the car as well.
The new generation of Sportage is becoming very popular in Pakistan. However, the old generation of Sportage, 2002 model and earlier, can be bought in under 7 lacs. This generation of Sportage came with a 2000cc engine and a manual transmission. It contained features like power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power steering, air conditioning, and alloy rims. It is a spacious vehicle that provides a lofty ride. However, it might be difficult to find spare parts, and they might be expensive as well.
Mitsubishi Lancer is a capable car with lots of features packed inside of it. You can purchase a 2005 or earlier model in under 7 lacs. This car has a 1300cc engine paired with a manual transmission. It is a fully-loaded car with features like power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power steering, air conditioning, and alloy rims. The car also has wooden interior trims and a two-tone interior color, which gives it a premium look and feel.
Toyota Platz became very popular once when imported vehicles started to enter Pakistan. Toyota Platz came with a 1000cc engine paired to an automatic transmission. It came with features like airbags, keyless entry, air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, and ABS brakes. Compared to locally-manufactured cars, it has more features; however, maintenance costs are higher. You can buy an early 2000s model of Toyota Platz in under 7 lac price bracket.
Suzuki Liana is one of those Suzuki vehicles that did not receive popularity in the Pakistani auto sector. Suzuki Liana came with a 1300cc engine paired to either a manual or an automatic transmission. Suzuki Pakistan also offered Liana in some variants, including RXi, LXi, Eminent, and Sports edition. The Eminent model came with a 1600cc engine paired to an automatic gearbox. All variants of Liana came with power windows, power mirrors, and power steering. You can buy a 2007 or earlier model Suzuki Liana in this price bracket.
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