The SUV segment of the Pakistani automobile industry has been growing rapidly for the last 3 years. SUVs have captured around 20% market share compared to the 5% it had three years ago. As per a study by Changan Pakistan, this segment is predicted to capture 37% market share by 2030 if it continues to grow like this. It is the reason why many automobile manufacturers are introducing vehicles in this category.
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It seems like Honda wants to increase its presence in this segment after 2 SUVs. As per sources, the company is now considering the option to start local production of Honda Vezel (also known as Honda HR-V) in Pakistan. The company might be checking the feasibility and testing the units for the local conditions.
Currently, people buy Honda Vezel as used and Japanese imported cars. Let us see some details about the hybrid crossover SUV.
Honda Vezel / HR-V
Honda Vezel / HR-V 2nd generation is popular in Pakistan. However, its 3rd generation is already introduced globally. It is a subcompact crossover SUV that comes in multiple variants with a 1.5L engine supported by a hybrid drive system. Here are the specs of its UK variant.
Honda Vezel Specs
- Length: 4,340 mm
- Width: 1,790 mm
- Height: 1,582 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,610 mm
- Ground Clearance: 188 mm
Features of Honda Vezel
Here are some notable features of the Vezel.
|Airbags (Front Driver & Passenger, Side Curtain: Front and Rear)||Immobilizer System|
|Brake Assist (BA)||Security Alarm System|
|Collision Mitigation Braking System||Air Conditioning (Dual Zone Auto) with rear vents|
|Collision Mitigation Throttle Control||Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror|
|Deflation Warning System (DWS)||Auto Wipers|
|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)||Door Mirrors – Electrically Adjustable and heated|
|Brake Hold||Rear View Camera|
|Hill Start Assist (HSA)||Ambient Light (Roof)|
|Hill Descent Control||Wireless Apple Carplay|
|Forward Collision Warning||Wireless Charging|
|Lane Departure Warning||USB (Front and Rear)|
|Lane Keeping Assist System||Auto Headlight Adjuster|
|Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)||R18 Alloy Wheels|
*It is important to note that these features are the top of the line Honda Vezel UK model. The features introduced in the Pakistani model might vary.
Honda Vezel Price in Pakistan
Average price of used Vezel in Pakistan is Rs.40 lakh. This price can vary depending upon the variant, model, condition, and many other factors. We will have to see at what price the company launches (if it launches).
Honda Vezel might be an interesting introduction to the SUV segment of the local automobile industry. This car is already in demand. But if the price difference between the Japanese imported Vezel and locally produced one is higher, then we cannot say anything about its success in the country.
Would you buy locally produced Honda Vezel if the company launches it? Tell us in the comment section below.
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