The Japanese automaker, Honda Atlas, has launched yet another variant of its Civic car, namely Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Oriel, in Pakistan. The price of the vehicle is set at PKR 4,249,000/-.
As per the details, the booking of the car has started, and it is readily available– meaning just pay the sum and get your car on the spot. The vehicle is equipped with a 1.5-liter VTEC engine mated to a CVT transmission, which churns out 170 hp @ 5500 RPM and produces 220 Nm @ 1700 RPM.
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Unlike the Civic RS Turbo variant, which comes with 17-inches alloy wheels, this car is equipped with 16-inches alloy wheels. Moreover, the vehicle comes with a remote engine starter. It is equipped with dual airbags, Immobilizer, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Keyless Entry, Optional Navigation, Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Child Lock, Auto Brake Hold (ABH), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Security Alarm, etc.
The company recommends Unleaded 91RON oil for the car.
The company is eyeing to increase its sales and to attract more customers by launching the new variant. This is not the first time a company has launched a new variant to grab more market share; previously, IMC has also launched a new version of Fortuner, namely Fortuner G, to attract the customers.
Honda has observed as many as 107 non-production days (NPDs) during the first half of FY 2019-20. However, the company announced that it would not shut down its plant for a single day during January 2020. The overall sales of HACPL dropped by 66.44% in the July-December 2019 period, which was largely contributed by the sales of its Civic and City. The combined stats of both cars reveal that the company sold only 6919 units as compared to 21,784 units in the same period last year, down by more than 68%. The current generation of Honda City is into its 11th year of production with no signs of change in model soon. In the same period, Civic has upgraded from Reborn to Rebirth, and now Civic X is being produced in the local market. On the other hand, the company sold 1227 units of BR-V in the first half of FY 2019-20 as compared to 2494 units last year.
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