How likely is it that Toyota will lose to Sazgar? Introducing Haval H6 Hybrid, locally assembled

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How likely is it that Toyota will lose to Sazgar? Introducing Haval H6 Hybrid, locally assembled
How likely is it that Toyota will lose to Sazgar? Introducing Haval H6 Hybrid, locally assembled

With the locally assembled Haval H6 hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SEWL) looks to beat Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) to the punch. In August 2022, Haval H6 HEVs were officially introduced in China for the first time.

Toyota will launch its first locally assembled hybrid vehicle in a few months (the Corolla Cross SUV). It would be a major advantage for Sazgar to launch the Haval H6 hybrid before them.

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With 167 horsepower (hp) and 285 Newton meters (Nm) of torque, it is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. An electric motor with a power output of 1.8 kW makes 240 horsepower and 530 Newton meters.

Through Haval’s dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT), hybrid power is only transmitted to the front wheels. In the hybrid version, GWM claims that the electric-only range is 55 km.

The SUV has several advanced features such as:

  • 6 Airbags
  • 360º Camera
  • Traction and Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist and Descent Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Collision Warning
  • Autonomous Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Wireless Charging
  • Smart Infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Configuration
  • Climate Control with rear A.C. Vents
  • Keyless Entry and Go
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Multiple Drive Modes
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Heads-up Display (HuD)
  • Ambient Lighting

Price

Performance and efficiency are major upgrades over the 1.5T HEV. A better variant also comes with a higher price tag.

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It costs Rs. 4.8 million to purchase an H6 HEV in China. While it may seem cheaper, keep in mind that China has completely indigenized HEV production, which eliminates several costs. CKD kits will be subject to several taxes in Pakistan once they arrive, increasing the final price.

Consequently, due to the high costs of H6 HEVs in Pakistan, their demand may be reduced significantly as a result of higher costs.

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