We have reached the end of 2022 and are now in 2023. Honda Civics and Suzuki Swifts are examples of sedans from this year. Changan Oshan X7s, Peugeot 2008s, Chery Tiggo 4 and 8s, and Honda HR-Vs are examples of crossover SUVs. In addition, vehicles like the Hyundai Elantra GLS and Suzuki Alto VXR AGS received facelifts, variations, and limited editions. The Haval H6 HEV, the first hybrid vehicle built locally, was also introduced in 2022. Overall, the year for new automobile debuts was fantastic.
What remains to be seen is if 2023 can live up to the promise of 2022. We will thus talk about anticipated automobile releases in 2023 in this blog.
The eagerly anticipated Toyota Corolla Cross should be the first to arrive. The imported CBU unit of the vehicle is now being sold by Indus Motor Company (IMC) for between Rs. 12,249,000 and Rs. 13,419,000. IMC said earlier this year that it will spend $100 million on Pakistani hybrid technology. The Corolla Cross would be IMC's first hybrid vehicle, and it would be produced there. And because the business must compete with Haval H6 HEV, it would be considerably less expensive than the CBU.
The Toyota Corolla, one of Pakistan's most popular sedans, is included in the second vehicle, which IMC also makes. It appears like Toyota Pakistan is continuing the trend of releasing a new version of the Corolla one year after the Honda Civic. According to insiders, the 12th generation of the Corolla might arrive in the last quarter of 2023, and there is a very good probability that it will be a hybrid. The pricing of this automobile would be the main concern since it would have a significant impact on how well it did in the local market.
Given that sources have often suggested the MPV Suzuki Every's introduction in Pakistan this year, this may be the most eagerly anticipated vehicle in the country. At the Pakistan Auto Show in 2022 in Lahore, Suzuki Pakistan showcased this vehicle, and company representatives confirmed that the business intends to market the locally built model. When Suzuki stopped manufacturing the AC version of the Suzuki Bolan, rumors abounded. The Suzuki Every is anticipated to be on sale in the first or second quarter of the next year.
One of the new debuts this year in Pakistan was the Peugeot 2008. The car's sleek design, contemporary interior, and potent engine won over the buyers. Additionally, it became well-known for being the first domestically produced European vehicle to be introduced in Pakistan. Strong rumors suggested that Peugeot Pakistan will introduce the Peugeot 3008, a different crossover SUV, in 2022. However, the business was forced to postpone its plans because of the unsteady economic climate in the nation. We may have to wait till the third or fourth quarter of 2023 to obtain this automobile, as the rumors indicate that the corporation would restart the project once the situation in Pakistan is calm.
The customer reaction to DFSK's crossover SUV, Glory 580 Pro, has been excellent when it was first introduced in Pakistan. According to current reports, the business intends to introduce the DFSK Glory 500, a different crossover SUV, while Seres 3 is anticipated to be the second vehicle. This indicates that DFSK is now part of the emerging electric vehicle (EV) market. Let's all wait and see as there is no further information available concerning the potential release date or cost of these autos.