During Pakistan Auto show BAIC Chinese Automobile manufacturer that is working in Pakistan with Sazgar engineers was displayed three of its vehicles including BAIC X25 SUV, BAIC BJ 40 PLUS and BAIC D20 hatchback. As per details given by the staff of BAIC present during PAPS (Pakistan Auto Show), all the vehicles of BAIC will be less expensive in comparison to other brand vehicles present in Pakistan. People present during the auto show was so much interested in Vehicles of the company all because of quality, design and most importantly in price cheaper than other brands. None of the vehicles launched yet and has delayed due to corona epidemic but now BAIC seems to be fully prepared to launch its vehicles at the end of 2020 or start of the next year depending upon the conditions in Pakistan.
During Auto show, 2020 BAIC was displayed Hatchback variant of D20 having 1.3 and 1.5-litre engine options and was expected to launch in competition with Suzuki Cultus with a price tag lower than it but as per recent reports now BAIC is also planning to bring Sedan Variant of D20 in the same price tag as Suzuki Cultus with same engine configurations as per Hatchback version, 1.3 litre that produces 100 horsepower paired with 5-speed manual transmission and 1.5 litre produces 103 horsepower paired with 4-speed automatic transmission.
Design dynamics of BAIC D20 Sedan are much similar to Suzuki Liana with a shorter wheelbase, high ground clearance, high centre roofline, short hood and trunk. D20 Sedan variant of BAIC also known as Micro sedan of the company due to its design dynamics, moreover it will available in about six different colours including Silver, Black, Blue, White, Red, Gold.
If compared in terms of features BAIC D20 Sedan with a price tag of Suzuki Cultus will surely compete Honda city and Toyota Yaris as well, all because of expected features that will be offered, the list includes; “Remote key with central locking, 6-way Hi-Fi Panasonic sound system with 6.5-inch touch screen with mobile phone connectivity (USB/AUX), Day time running lights, State of the art security features including – Brake override system, Energy-absorbing steering column, Multi-function steering wheel, ABS, EBD, 14” Alloy Wheels, Rear parking sensor, Anti-theft alarm system, Brake assist system, Dual Airbags, Rearview camera system, Speed-sensing lock system, Power windows, Front fog lamps, and Brake priority system”.
As the current price of Suzuki Cultus in Pakistan is around 1.9 to 2.1 million PKR so the BAIC D20 sedan variant will have about the same price and if Sedan variant of BAIC D20 will have the price of new Cultus than Hatchback version will be priced less than 1.8 Million PKR.
Both the sedan and Hatchback variants of BAIC D20 will become the hot-selling cars in Pakistan if offered with mentioned features and Price tag. As per the new auto policy of the government, Automakers are bound to follow vehicle standards which make it even more confirm.
The exact launch date not yet announced by the company but again highly expected to be at the start of 2021.