Hyundai-Nishat is all set to launch the locally assembled Sonata sedan in Pakistan. As per reports a batch of 400+ CKD kits has already arrived with the mid-sized sedan expected to be formally introduced in forthcoming weeks.
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Contrary to the obsolete generation Elantra sedan which the company introduced earlier this year, the Sonata is the latest 8th generation model that made its world debut in 2019. As per reports, the Sonata for our market will come equipped with a choice of two engines- a 2.0L and 2.5L, with both units to come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Sonata ready to be launched in Pakistan
Key features will include LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen multimedia unit, wireless charger, push button engine start/ stop, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, front & rear parking sensors, reversing camera, cruise control and panoramic sunroof. The 2.0L variant will have dual airbags while the flagship 2.5L version will come equipped with 6 airbags in addition to a few improvements over the base model.
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Hyundai Sonata competes against the likes of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord elsewhere, and will do so against the duo in our market too. However the Camry and Accord being CBU are priced way high at PKR 186 lac and PKR 119 lac respectively. The Sonata being a CKD assembled model is likely to be priced much lower than the aforementioned two, thus is expected to attract a good number of executive buyers who like to have a luxury sedan rather than an SUV.
Further details will be shared as & when available, stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information.
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