Pakistan has experienced an auto revolution since the advent of auto policy 2016-2021. Under the strategy, the government’s aim has been to improve consumer welfare and increase competition in addition to attracting new players.
A significant opportunity was given for the new investors to flow investment in the automotive sector in the country, which was previously 32.5%, by 10% reduced custom duties on the non-localized products.
Hybrid Cars in Pakistan
A new phenomenon in Pakistan is hybrid cars. Such vehicles have an electric motor and a traditional gasoline combustion engine. The market in Pakistan is quite diverse and hybrid cars are demanding to deliver their results, particularly when Pakistan is experiencing a oil crisis due to their high efficiency on the road.
Hybrid cars gained traction in the Pakistani market for being highly fuel-efficient as of now petrol prices in Pakistan have soared up to Rs.117 per liter. Hybrid cars perform at their best when commuting within the city or short trips conserving as much fuel as they can, running on battery.
Pakistan does not produce any Hybrid cars locally and all the models are imported from Japan. Lets have a look at best Hybrid cars running in Pakistan.
Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid cars in the local auto market of Pakistan. It’s equipped with an 1800 cc engine mated to an automatic transmission that produces a maximum output power of 134 hp. Along with this, it also has 2 motors that provide better fuel efficiency while commuting inside the city.
The company has designed the vehicle around EFI with Hybrid Synergy Technology. The brand new Toyota Prius costs PKR 8.37 million in Pakistan.
It has a seating capacity of 5 persons and offers an extraordinary fuel economy of 36-40 km per liter. It’s also equipped with safety and security features, including ABS brakes, six airbags, central locking, etc. It’s certainly the best hybrid car you can buy in 2020.
A used Toyota Prius can be yours in approximately between 15 to 70 lac Rupees depending on the generation and model you are buying.
Toyota Aqua is also one of the hottest picks among the hybrid cars in Pakistan. It’s also designed using the EFI with Hybrid Synergy Technology that offers the best fuel economy. Toyota Aqua is equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VVT-I engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission that produces a maximum output power of 72 hp.
The 5-door hatchback can accelerate up to a speed of 180 km/h. A brand new Toyota Aqua is not available in Pakistan; however, it’s imported from Japan as a used car. The top-notch hybrid car gives a fuel economy of more than 30 km/liter.
It’s available in different versions as follows:
- Toyota Aqua G
- Toyota Aqua G LED
- Toyota Aqua L
- Toyota Aqua S
- Toyota Aqua X Urban
- Toyota Aqua X Urban Solid
The price of the used Toyota Aqua in Pakistan is 28 lac Rupees.
Honda manufactures its popular Vezel under the company’s Earth Dreams Technology. Honda Vezel incorporates a 1.5-liter engine mated to a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission that can produce a maximum power of 160 hp. Its engine is provided with a sport hybrid electric motor that offers a fuel economy of up to 20 km/liter.
The subcompact SUV is a four-wheel-drive and one of the popular choices in Pakistan when it comes to the hybrid segment of cars. The top speed of the Honda Vezel is 180 km/h. It’s also available in different versions, including Honda Vezel G, X, Z, etc.
The price tag attached to a used Honda Vezel is in-between 18-60 lac Rupees depending on the generation and model.
Honda Fit is another hybrid technology-based 5-door vehicle of the Japanese auto manufacturer. It’s powered by a 1500 cc engine mated to a 4-speed CVT automatic transmission.
The presence of CVT transmission allows the vehicle to operate at optimal RPM levels and achieve maximum fuel economy. Honda Fit is also built on the Earth Dreams Technology platform and uses an ACE body structure that helps in distributing the frontal crash energy evenly.
It’s imported in Pakistan under different variants as follows:
- Honda Fit Base Grade
- Honda Fit F Package
- Honda Fit L Package
- Honda Fit S Package
A used Honda Fit can cost you around 15 to 33 lac PKR.
Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid
Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid is not a popular choice in the local market, yet it offers sensational hybrid experience in a sedan. It has a seating capacity of 5 persons and possesses a 1500 cc engine, which is provided with a battery pack too. Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid can provide up to 30 km/liter fuel economy.
The Toyota Corolla Axio is one of the most spacious cars due to its wheelbase that provides a great interior space in the front cabin also in the rear cabin.
The price of Toyota Corolla Axio Hybrid can be around 20-30 lac PKR.