Leading Korean Automaker to launch two new models in Pakistan
In its previous stint in Pakistan, Hyundai had two cars in its lineup, i.e. the Santro hatchback and the Shehzore pickup truck. After some time though, the Korean automaker had to pack its bags and leave the country in 2010, shortly after its partner, Dewan Farooque Motors went bankrupt.
In 2017, Hyundai came back after a partnership with Nishat Group, and this time, the company aims to target the upper segment of Pakistani motorists. The company launched the Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV in Pakistan back in August 2020 to compete in the recently growing crossover SUV market of Pakistan.
The new SUV generated a lot of buzz in the market and Hyundai Nishat reportedly received an incredibly overwhelming response from the buyers as the bookings came flooding in for the new Hyundai Tucson. ------------------------------
As of late, some unofficial news accompanied by photographs has surfaced on the internet, suggesting that Hyundai might be launching the 3rd, more affordable ‘GLS’ variant of the Tucson in the Pakistani Market, following the high demand for the GLS Sport and the Ultimate variants.
An unofficial resource has also reported to ProPakistani that currently, the company is only carrying out test marketing for the new ‘GLS’ variant
The source also told us that the automaker is gearing up to introduce two more passenger vehicles to the lineup in Pakistan in the 1st quarter of 2021. When asked about further details of those cars, he told us that one of the vehicles would be a family sedan.
As far as speculation goes, the two new vehicles are most likely to be the Hyundai Elantra. Back in February 2020, in the PAPS Auto Show, Hyundai Nishat revealed 3rd gen Tucson and 6th gen Elantra for the Pakistani market. Tuscon is already here, which means that Elantra should make its debut soon after. ------------------------------
The other one is most likely to be the Hyundai Kona Hybrid. Hyundai Nishat also posted a photo of the vehicle on their social media, perhaps to seek customer feedback on the car. However, we are yet to see what Hyundai Nishat actually has in store for us.