Honda Atlas Cars Limited (HACL) appears poised to leap into the market for compact crossover SUVs with the introduction of the brand-new HR-V within Pakistan.
The reliable autojournal.pkstates that the company is planning to introduce the compact crossover early September 2022. The tipter also states that HR-V will be available with an estimated price of approximately Rs. 4.8 million
The company also stated that the price of the SUV will be about the amount of Rs. 6 , million. That, given the experience of HACL may be a little over the top. Since Honda Civic’s initial price is the equivalent of Rs. 6.3 million and HR-V could be much more expensive than that.
Honda introduced the current version of the HR-V at the beginning of 2021 to compete with Toyota C-HR, Corolla Cross, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, and other crossovers similar to it.
It is available with multiple powertrains in different markets, including an electric hybrid option. However it’s not the most powerful, the Pakistani specification SUV is likely to include these two engines:
- An naturally-aspirated (NA) 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces an impressive 119 horsepower (hp) and 145 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.
- A turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 179 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque.
HR-V comes with the latest Honda Sensing equipment which includes blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. 360-degree cameras and lane keep assist. autonomous braking, traffic signal reading and lane departure warning and more.
Other options include six airbags parking sensors, smart infotainmentsystem, auto climate control, rain-sensing windshields and automatic headlights, hill-start assistance as well as hill descent control. electronic parking brake, and more.
With the increasing rising popularity that crossovers enjoy in Pakistan nowadays, Honda HR-V will likely bring the automotive industry to storm. According to market speculation it will be priced well Honda HR-V could even cause HACL to end the production of the Civic within Pakistan.
The compact car is currently having a difficult time selling due to its cost. The possibility of HR-V surpassing its flagship product by a significant margin in terms of sales is a bleak forecast of the future Civic fans.