Regal Automobiles Industries Limited (RAIL) has formally launched the much-awaited SERES 3 SUV which is Pakistan’s first locally assembled pure electric vehicle.
SERES 3 is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor delivering 120kW (161hp) of power and 300Nm of torque. There is a 49.34 kWh lithium-ion battery that enables a driving range of 403km. The EV can sprint from 0-100 km/h in around 8.9 seconds. Fast charging helps replenish the battery from 20% to 80% in 30 minutes, while slow charging will do the same in around 6 hours.
The vehicle which is a genuine 5-seater, measures 4,385mm in length, 1,850mm in width, and 1,650mm in height while having a wheelbase of 2,655mm. In terms of looks, the SERES 3 features sharp styling with a closed front fascia & a textured grille cover along with projector headlamps & LED DRLs. The side profile features a floating-roof styling, while the full-width tailgate at the back houses complete tail light units, a back wiper, and an embedded spoiler.
Inside there is a dual-tone leather interior with silver embellishments. Other interior highlights include a 10.25-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel, a digital multi-information display, an electronic shift knob, automatic AC with climate control, electrically adjustable & heated front seats, wireless phone charging, a panoramic roof, and 6 speakers.
Other key features include power steering/ windows, power & heated outside mirrors, 3 driving modes (Normal, Eco, and sports), cruise control, a power tailgate with a foot sensor, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The vehicle also has a spare tire with a toolkit as opposed to most new cars that come without a spare wheel and offer a tire repair kit instead.
In terms of safety, the SERES 3 comes equipped with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, and TCS (electronic stability and traction control), HAC and HDC (hill-start assist & hill descent control) with auto hold brake, FCW (forward collision warning) and LDWS (lane departure warning system), immobilizer & smart key, EDR (event data recorder), front & rear parking radars, reversing camera with 360-degree surround view, TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system), 3-point ELR seatbelts and ISOFIX child seat anchorage.
SERES 3 EV in Pakistan
Available in 6 exterior color choices, the SERES 3 is backed by a 5-year/ 100,000 km warranty, and an 8-year/ 150,000 km battery & motor warranty (whichever occurs first). The price of locally assembled SERES 3 EV is set at PKR 91.99 lac with deliveries set to commence from March 2024. The vehicle can be booked against Rs 30.0 lac. The company does, however, state that the price is subject to change without notice and that the price in effect at the time of delivery will apply.
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