KIA Sportage has become the third bestselling local assembled car in Pakistan. Although KIA is not a member of PAMA (Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association) so its numbers aren’t officially represented in PAMA sales charts, however according to various sources the Sportage is selling at a handsome average of nearly 1,600 units a month making it unofficially the third bestselling (local assembled) car in Pakistan behind Suzuki Alto and Toyota Yaris.
At the Sportage launch event back in August 2019, the CEO of Kia-Lucky Motors Asif Rizvi confidently said that:
“Sportage will fill a huge gap in the auto market since there is no local assembled vehicle with 2.0-liter engine while there is no local assembled product available between PKR 4.0 to 7.0 million price range.”
The company later introduced a base variant called Sportage Alpha which was priced even lower than Honda Civic Turbo variants. In total there are three variants of KIA Sportage on sale in Pakistan.
|KIA Sportage Alpha||PKR 4,399,000|
|KIA Sportage FWD||PKR 4,899,000|
|KIA Sportage AWD||PKR 5,399,000|
Despite an increasing number of crossover SUVs introduced in our market recent times, the Sportage has been able to maintain its dominance in the segment with impressive sales, thanks to superior quality, rich features & equipment and a rather sustained price tag.
KIA’s portfolio in Pakistan currently includes the local assembled options including Sportage, Picanto and Sorento as well as the imported Carnival luxury MPV. As previously reported, the company will be introducing more new products before the current Auto Policy expires in June 2021, thus making an even tighter grip on the local automobile market.
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