Here are 10 interesting cars that is available in the Pakistan market but yet to make their ways to India.
The Indian automobile industry has been growing at a magical speed. The Indian car market, albeit facing some slowdown blues in terms of sale these days, is still considered the fourth largest car major in the world. However, despite being a great market with huge growth potential, the domestic space remains to welcome a number of interesting cars which are already on sale in Pakistan for so long. IndianAuto gives you a compilation of 10 great cars that haven’t yet made their ways to Indian but already gone on sale in our neighbouring country.
10 Interesting Cars Sold In Pakistan That Haven’t Made It To India
1. Suzuki Jimny
One of the biggest losses to the Indian car fanatics should be Suzuki Jimny. We must have heard about the Jimny, at least once in my life, since the Maruti Gypsy was basically the extended version of the second-gen Jimny. In the past, there’s some speculation of the arrival of the Suzuki Jimny in India but sadly, it’s not happening until now. Whereas, our neighbours in Pakistan have got a chance to stay with the Jimny for quite some time, although they are yet to get the latest version of the vehicle. The Suzuki Jimny available in Pakistan is a rugged badass compact SUV that offers an excellent 4x4 drivetrain system and the same 1.3-litre G13 petrol engine as seen in the Gypsy. This engine can put out 80 BHP of max power and 110 Nm of peak torque. The latest-gen Suzuki Jimny in some international markets, on the other hands, comes with a bunch of changes both inside and out. Still, we live in much hope that Suzuki will bring the Jimny across our shores sooner or later, albeit with a different body and drivetrain setup
2. Honda HR-V
Christened as the Vezel in some other markets, the Honda HR-V is another model going on sale in Pakistan as well. The crossover SUV is positioned between the HR-V and BR-V in the lineup and clocks quite a decent sales number globally. Powering the HR-V is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine churning out 118 BHP of power and 145 Nm of torque. Earlier this year, we broke the news that Honda Cars India were contemplating launching the HR-V mid-size SUV in our country. Good news is, Honda has already showcased the HR-V to the Indian dealers and it could arrive by the year-end or in early 2020.
Before the introduction of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, pickup trucks had never been a big hit in the Indian space. However, that’s not the case for the Parkistan market. Parkistan is quite a good market for pickup trucks and the Toyota Hilux is a good example, too. For the uninitiated, the hugely-popular Toyota Fortuner, albeit getting more aggressive features and higher price tag, is essentially based on the Toyota Hilux. The Hilux sold in Parkistan employs a 2755 cc four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that is capable of making a maximum power of 130 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm unit.
4. Toyota Avanza
Basically, the Toyota Avanza is a compact version of the Innova Crysta, to say the least. Along with some other Toyota cars, the Avanza is another interesting model that Parkistan gets but India doesn’t. The Toyota MPV carries the same size as the Maruti Ertiga or the discontinued Honda Mobilio. It is powered by a 1.5-litre gasoline burner that delivers 103 BHP of max power. As you may not know, the Avanza is a very popular vehicle in the South East Asian markets, thanks to its compact size yet comfortable seating.
While India is yet to see the BMW 2-Series out and there, the Pakistan market receives the entire 2-Series models range including the BMW M2. The M2 is really a fun-to-drive coupe that sources the power from a 3.0-litre straight-six motor outputting 370 BHP of max power and 465 Nm of peak torque. According to some reports, the BMW 2-Series range with the BMW M2 might arrive here for some time in 2020 or 2021.
6. Toyota Rush
Also, the Toyota Rush is basically a version of the Toyota Fortuner, albeit being smaller. The handsome-looking crossover from Toyota has been on sale in Pakistan since some time but still, it is yet to come to us, despite a whole bunch of anticipation. The Toyota Rush employs a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i 4-cyl petrol mill good for 105 PS of max power at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Though the Indian launch of the Toyota Rush is not officially confirmed, the company is likely to introduce the Rush in the domestic space next year.
7. Suzuki Vitara
The Suzuki Vitara is yet another Suzuki car that already entered the Pakistan market but not India. In fact, the hot-selling Maruti Vitara Brezza sold in India is a smaller version of the SUV. For your information, the Suzuki Vitara is marginally smaller than the Hyundai Creta in terms of size, but it is on par with the latter in terms of features. The Pakistan-spec Vitara employs a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor that can bump up to 115 BHP in the power output. Luckily, the Suzuki Vitara is bound to be launched in India after mid-2020.
Kia has just started its official operation in India with the launch of the Kia Seltos, which is believed to the first success story of its brand in the country. However, Kia had stepped into the Pakistan lands since some time with a host of vehicles, including the tasty Kia Sportage. In truth, the Kia Sportage is quite a successful global nameplate thanks to a comfortable and feature-rich cabin and a potent 182 BHP 2.4-litre petrol mill that it gets to offer. It is reported that the Kia Sportage would mark its entry into India in the future and we are spending much hope on its launch.
9. Kia Rio
We all know that Kia and Hyundai are siting under the same umbrella of Hyundai Motor Company so the engine and tech sharing is a common practice between the two carmakers. The Kia Rio and Hyundai Elite i20 are some of the examples. In fact, the Rio can be said to be Hyundai Elite i20’s sibling and it is yet another car to go on sale in Pakistan but not in our country. The Rio is an acclaimed feature-laden car that comes offered with a 1.2-litre and a 1.4-litre petrol engine options. Since Kia has begun its innings in our country, we are looking forward to the launch of the Rio in India sooner or later.
The big badass van by Toyota, the Hiace is actually among the best sellers in Pakistan and once again, it is yet to make it to India. The Toyota Hiace is extremely an interesting offering. It is a crowd-puller in commercial vehicle market and can accommodate up to 13 people comfortably. Powering the Hiace is a 2.5-litre diesel motor and a 2.7-litre petrol unit. There’re some rumours about the introduction of the Toyota Hiace in our country but the Japanese company has swapped it and revealed its plan to launch the Toyota Vellfire – a sportier version of the Alphard MPV, instead.