BAIC Group a Chinese automaker that began operations in Pakistan in 2018 with the acquisition of Sazgar Engineering Works, a Pakistani automotive manufacturer, has revealed its plan to launch the sedan variant of its D20 hatchback as well and it will cost the same as Suzuki Cultus.
Sazgar Engineering Works Limited is all set to launch the BAIC D20 sedan variant soon and talking about its looks, with an overall body proportion and profile, the car is evocative of the Suzuki Liana with a high center rood-line and a short hood and trunk.
What the unveiling of the BAIC D20 hatchback in the PAPS 2020 expo at Lahore showed, the sedan version will also feature the same 1.3 liter and 1.5-liter engines that make 100 and 113 horsepower respectively. The 1.3-liter variant will have a 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.5 will be offered with a choice between a manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of features and amenities, the car shall have driver and passenger airbags, alloy rims, daytime running lights, parking sensors, a smart infotainment system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) technology, ISO FIX child-seat anchor, an immobilizer system, electronic throttle, electronic headlight leveling, and adjustment.
However, no basic feature is missing and it is a complete package in terms of a perfect car. It is comparable to those of a high-end car in our market. As per the company, it is estimated Rs 1.9 million that is actually the same as the Cultus rate.
Both of these D20 products launched in Pakistan by BAIC are reasonably priced. The newcomer in the country automotive market is expected to give a tough competition to the likes of Honda City, Toyota Yaris, and other affordable sedans.