After many stagnant years, bright days can be finally witnessed approaching our local car industry. The past six months were spectacular due to the launch of six cars in the market. Let’s have a quick overview of these new models:
Toyota Hilux Revo:
Back in December 2016, Toyota Hilux Revo was launched in 5 variants i.e.
- REVO V Grade (Full Spec A/T)
- REVO G Grade (M/T and A/T)
- E Grade (M/T)
- Single Cabin 4×2 & 4×4
All the 4×2 variants come with 2.5 L engines with 5-speed transmissions whereas the 4×4 versions come with 3.0L diesel engines.
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Toyota Fortuner was also launched with Toyota Hilux Revo in the same launch ceremony in December 2016. The new Toyota Fortuner 2nd generations was introduced with a starting price of 52.5 lacs. All the variants of the new Toyota Fortuner come with 2.7L engine and automatic transmission.
Suzuki Vitara was introduced back in January 2016 in a grand launch ceremony in Islamabad. Suzuki Vitara was introduced to compete with the increasing sales potential of Honda Vezel in Pakistan. The features of newly introduced Vitara are quite impressive but it did not get an overwhelming response from the consumers due to a starting price of Rs 3.49 million.
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Suzuki Ciaz was an addition to the rising Auto-industry of Pakistan. It entered the local market back in February 2017. With a 1.5L engine and ample legroom, Suzuki Ciaz is aimed to compete with the domination of Honda City and Toyota Corolla GLI. Suzuki Ciaz was introduced in two variants i.e. Manual and Automatic with a price of Rs 1.85 million and Rs 1.99 million respectively.
Atlas Honda launched a 7-seater SUV with the name of Honda BRV in March 2017. The pre-bookings of Honda BRV gained an enormous response, despite prolonged wait before delivery dates. It is expected that Honda BRV will capture substantial market share as it seems to be fairly priced.
Suzuki Cultus has a change in shape after more than a decade. The all new Suzuki Cultus was launched in April 2017. The car is slightly over priced but it has the potential to be perfect for the middle-class consumers of Pakistan. Suzuki Cultus VXR is priced at Rs 1.25 million whereas its top of the line VXL variant is priced at Rs 1.39 million.