These 5 modern vehicles are coming to Pakistan soon [SPECS + DETAILS]

The latest data has unveiled that several new modern cars from different auto companies are set to be launched in Pakistan soon.

Ever since the interest rate on car financing and car prices have been reduced under the new auto policy, the demand for automobiles in Pakistan is growing. Automakers are deriving huge benefits from this rising demand and launching one new vehicle after the other to maximize profits.

The latest data has unveiled that several new modern cars from different auto companies are set to be launched in Pakistan soon. Pakistanis are excited to know more about these new vehicle options coming their way.

Here is what we know about the five upcoming passenger vehicles for now:

Kia Stonic

Description: The Kia Stonic is a subcompact crossover SUV class vehicle. The car’s direct competitors include the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Juke, the Toyota C-HR, the Corolla Cross, the Suzuki Vitara, and the Proton X50.

Engine: According to reports, the vehicle will be available in two variants that are expected to have a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine in the base variant makes 99 hp (possibly because of the different tuning and ECU programming), while the one in the advanced Connect trim-level will make 118 hp. Both engine options will make 172 Nm of torque and send it to the front wheels via a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.

Features: As a modern vehicle, the Kia Stonic is loaded with modern features such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Push Start Button
  • Dual Airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA) technology
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Price and Release: Experts speculate that the Kia Stonic will come to Pakistan in the final quarter of 2021 and will be priced between Rs. 3.4 million and Rs. 4.0 million.

DFSK Glory 500

Description: The Glory 500 is a B-Segment Subcompact SUV that will be positioned as a rival of the MG ZS, Kia Stonic, Proton X50, and other subcompact crossover SUVs.

Engine: The vehicle is expected to feature a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 118 hp and 147 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the front wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox.

Features: In the international market, the Glory 500 is equipped with an impressive range of tech features such as:

  • Voice command
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Electronic parking
  • Automatic brake hold assist
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Floating 7-inch touchscreen
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Two airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) technology
  • Vehicle reverse assist

Price and Release: Regal Motors has not released a statement about the launch, features, and price of the Glory 500 in Pakistan. However, experts presume that it will be priced between Rs. 3.3 million and Rs. 3.7 million, which will make the Glory 500 a formidable opponent in the subcompact SUV segment, given its features and performance.

Proton X50

Description: The X50 is a B-Segment Subcompact Crossover SUV that will challenge the MG ZS, the Toyota Corolla Cross, the Kia Stonic, and other SUVs in the same segment.

Engine: The vehicle features two powertrain options – the base powerplant is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 148 hp and 225 Nm of torque. At the same time, the top variant is fitted with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 177 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

Features: According to sources, the Proton X50 is loaded with a myriad of spectacular features, including:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and traction control
  • ABS brakes with EBD technology
  • 360-degree camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Auto Park Assist (APA)

Price and Release: The auto company has not yet revealed the price of the X50 or when it will be launched, but experts anticipate that it will arrive in Pakistan next year. The vehicle’s price point will be similar to that of the Kia Stonic – between Rs. 3.5 million and Rs. 4 million.

Changan Uni-T

Description: The Uni T Crossover SUV is a C-Segment compact SUV that will rival the Hyundai Tucson, the DFSK Glory 580, the Proton X70, the MG HS, and other similar SUVs in the market.

Engine: Reports state that the Uni T is available in China in three trim levels, all of which feature the same engine — a 1.5 liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes a healthy 177 hp 300 Nm of torque. All this power is sent to either the front wheels or all four wheels (depending on the variant) via a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

Features: The vehicle is a modern, first-generation SUV, which means that it has some of the latest safety and convenience features, including:

  • level-3 self-driving ESP
  • Traction control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Radar cruise control

Price and Release: The price of the Changan Uni T in China starts at 120,000 Yuan (Rs. 2.83 million) and goes up to 150,000 Yuan (Rs. 3.54 million). The vehicle will likely be priced similar to the Hyundai Tucson, the MG HS, the Haval Jolion, and the H6 in Pakistan.

Peugeot 2008

Description: The Peugeot 2008 is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by the French automaker Peugeot. The vehicle will go up against other SUVs in the Pakistani segment like the MG ZS, the Toyota Corolla Cross, and the Kia Stonic.

Engine: The car is available with multiple powertrains in the international market and comes with three variants of the same 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine with power outputs of 101 hp, 130 hp, and 155 hp. They can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also comes in a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 110 hp and 250 Nm of torque and can be mated to the same gearbox options. Both these engines are also available as hybrids, depending on the variants. The Peugeot 2008 is also available in the international markets with a 100 kW all-electric powertrain powered by a 50 kWh battery pack that makes 136 hp and 190 Nm of torque.

Features: The features of the modern vehicle include:

  • Eco LED headlights
  • Colour coded roof
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Electric heated and power-folding door mirrors
  • One-touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
  • Automatic front windscreen wipers
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Wheel arch extensions
  • Colour coded rear spoiler
  • Piano keys: Gloss black and chrome toggle switches to access the main functions of the vehicle
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Gear shift indicator
  • 12V socket
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split-folding rear seats

Price and Release: According to sources, the auto company has not yet unveiled details about the vehicle’s launch. However, experts believe that the Lucky Motor Corporation (LMC) intends to keep Peugeot vehicles limited to a small niche of buyers who wish to own premium vehicles. Therefore, it is likely that the car will be priced at around Rs. 5 million in Pakistan.

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