The SUV market is going to become very interesting this year as we have information that Toyota IMC is launching its first Hybrid CSUV in Pakistan, which will give competition to Kia Sportage and, in the future, to Hyundai Tucson as well. Currently, this product is unavailable in the world. The best part? It is being launched in Pakistan this year, along with being launched globally!
Where Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tuscon have a 2.0L engine, this new Hybrid CSUV will have a 1.8L engine as confirmed by our source; however, since it is a Hybrid model, it will give an output of a 2.4L engine’s capacity. Not only this, but the vehicle is a complete Hybrid and will also be able to run on Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. Since the new Toyota SUV is a Hybrid vehicle, it will be environmentally friendly and will benefit the consumer in terms of fuel consumption.
To explore the importance of a Hybrid vehicle, we made a comparison between a 1.8L Civic/ Grande and a 1.8L Prius. The results were surprising! By using a Hybrid vehicle, a lot of fuel can be saved and, around a total of Rupees 500,000! For your understanding, refer to the table below:
The number of vehicles introduced in the market this year has been amazing! With the expected launch of Hyundai Tucson, the competition in the SUV segment is going to increase dramatically this year.
According to our source, in the start, this vehicle will be imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU); however, depending on its success, there is a strong chance that it will be locally assembled. This seems to be very promising as it will bring along in Pakistan not just a vehicle but also the technology and training to go with it.
We are really excited about the SUV market this year. We think there will be a very healthy competition between Toyota’s new Hybrid SUV, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, and Proton X70. We will disclose more information soon, so stay tuned to PakWheels blog for all the latest updates regarding the auto sector.
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