Chinese automaker BAIC starts online pre-booking for its inexpensive cars


The largest Chinese automaker, BAIC, has updated its website and integrated a pre-booking form to collect necessary information from the customers to assess their interest in the company.

After obtaining the Greenfield status under the Auto Policy 2016-21, Sazgar Engineering Works Limited collaborated with BAIC to launch a range of vehicles in Pakistan.

During the PAPS auto show in Lahore last year, SEWL and BAIC displayed three vehicles including, the X25 crossover, BJ40 off-road SUV, and D20 hatchback. Later, it was also revealed that a sedan version of D20 would be launched as the cheapest sedan in the Pakistani market.

These cars were expected to launch last year, but multiple delays due to the pandemic and lockdowns hindered the scheduled launch of the vehicles.

However, the integration of a pre-booking form on the company’s website implies that customers will soon be able to get their hands on BAIC’s vehicles.

A SEWL dealer has also confirmed that BAIC’s vehicles will be officially launched next month, starting most likely with the X25 crossover.

Features of X25 crossover

The X25 crossover has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gears, capable of starting 116 horsepower and 148 newtons/meters of torque. Both versions of the vehicle will be launched in Pakistan.

It is expected to be priced between PKR 2 million and PKR 2.5 million, which is the most market-competitive price in the entire crossover section.

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