The Honda Atlas appears to be taking its time to catch up with the trend, even though a number of regional manufacturers are adopting hybrid technology and releasing hybrid cars in Pakistan. Hybrid SUVs like the Haval H6 PHEV have already been launched by newcomers like "Sazgar Engineering" to meet the increasing demand from auto enthusiasts. When will Honda introduce its hybrid products to the Pakistani market?
Questions over Honda's ambitions to produce a hybrid vehicle in Pakistan surfaced during the Pakistan Auto Show (PAPS) 2023, particularly in light of the arrival of Toyota's locally built Hybrid Corolla Cross in early December. The official statement from Honda in response to the questions was, (God willing, shortly. According to the official, everything is in the works and they are now in the planning stage. Specifics, such as the debut date and the intended market niche, are still unclear, though, since the response was, "No idea, right now," keeping everything under wraps.
Honda has not yet released any details on the impending release date or month for their hybrid cars in Pakistan. We are unable to determine when Honda's hybrid vehicles will be available in Pakistan due to this lack of information. Meanwhile, the market is becoming more diverse since a number of locally built vehicles have just entered the hybrid car segment.
In September 2022, Sazgar Engineering introduced the Haval H6, which was built domestically. There are two varieties of this crossover SUV available: the 1.5T and 2.0T. A thorough factory tour showing the complete H6 production process was given by business representatives.
Sources claim that the corporation intends to launch a domestically built plug-in hybrid in Pakistan the following year, which would be a noteworthy accomplishment. The local assembly of hybrid vehicles is a new and improved step in the right direction that has the potential to completely transform Pakistan's auto sector.
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a 1.6-liter, 1598-cc turbocharged hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) GDi engine. The vehicle generates 265 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM and 177 horsepower at 5500 RPM. When the engine and hybrid components are integrated, the system output is 227 horsepower at 5500 RPM and 350 Nm of torque between 1000 and 4400 RPM. A 6-speed automatic transmission with a change-by-wire gear selector is mated to the engine. The top edition also has Active On-Demand 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) and Multi-Terrain Mode (Snow, Mud, and Sand).