Regal Automobiles have started rolling off the local CKD assembled Glory 580 SUV and K01S Mini Truck. The line-off ceremony was held at Regal’s state-of-the-art plant situated on Multan Road Lahore & was attended by Ehsan Saya MD Daraz Pakistan and Tom Liu (Head of Sales DFSK South Asia Region) who also witnessed various stages of the assembly process.
Glory 580, the 7-seat SUV punches above its weight when you take in account the price & features offered. Available in two engine options distributed across 3 variants, the Glory 580 is priced at PKR 37.5 lac & PKR 40.0 lac for the 6-speed manual & CVT variants respectively, with 1.5L turbo engine capable to churn out 147hp. The flagship 1.8L CVT version is priced at PKR 41.5 lac, the naturally aspirated engine of which delivers 130 hp. The SUVs are backed by 3 years/ 60,000km warranty.
Glory 580 Line-off ceremony
Key features include adjustable headlamps with LED DRLs, 17″ alloy rims, sunroof, 4 airbags, ABD+EBD, electric parking brake, dual AC, multi-function adjustable steering wheel, seatbelts with pre-tensioners & height adjustment, built-in dash cam recorder, engine start/ stop button feature, smart entry system, EPS (Electric Power Steering), power windows/ mirrors, 10 inch smart touch screen multimedia system with cell phone connectivity, 4-wheel disc brakes, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and reversing camera etc.
DFSK (Dongfeng-Sokon) comes under the umbrella of Dongfeng Motor Corporation, the state-owned auto giant considered as one of the “Big Three” Chinese automakers. According to our information the Glory 580 SUV was built by close collaboration of Dongfeng and Honda, since Honda happens to be a joint-venture partner of Dongfeng in China. Dongfeng also assembles the CR-V in China and the Glory 580 has close connections with the 4th gen CR-V, as its just 90mm longer in dimensions and has a similar engine (although less powerful) than its Honda cousin.
The local assembled Glory 580 is a welcome addition in our market and is considered among the blessings of the Auto Policy 2016-21. With its price and features offered, it surely seems to be an attractive option, and will likely get consumer attention. The Glory 580 does reasonably well in other regional markets too, whether people will prefer this 7-seat SUV over the likes of 5-seat options such as Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson or the Civic Turbo, we will have to wait to find out.
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