5 New Sedans of Pakistan, Launched in 2021

2021 has been the most eventful year for the Pakistani auto industry. So much happened this year, new car launches, new budget, new auto policy, price reductions, price hikes. In the first episode of “Things That Happened in 2021”, we have a list of new sedans launched in Pakistan.

1. Changan Alsvin

Changan unveiled its first sedan in Pakistan in December 2020. The company announced the official prices and opened the bookings in January 2021, making Alsvin the first new car of 2021

Changan Alsvin

The local market loved Alsvin so much that the company received 1000 pre-bookings in just two days. Since the launch, we have seen a lot of Alsvins on the road.Here are the prices of three Changan Alsvin variants at the time of launch vs now.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Alsvin 1.3L M/T ComfortRs. 2,199,000Rs. 2,424,000
Alsvin 1.5L DCT ComfortRs. 2,399,000Rs. 2,674,000
Alsvin 1.5L DCT LumiereRs. 2,549,000Rs. 2,864,000

2. Proton Saga

After Alsvin, we got another budget sedan in April 2021. It was the Proton Saga. But the fun thing about Saga is Proton launched five variants of this sedan. Two of them were Limited Sports variants with only 100 units up for grabs. 

Proton SAGA Prices

Another fun fact is that we have both imported CBU and locally produced CKD units of Saga. Proton launched Saga as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit. For months, the company sold the imported CBU units of Saga until very recently. As of now, Proton is actively delivering the locally produced CKD Saga units.

Here are the prices of three Proton Saga variants at the time of launch vs now.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Saga 1.3L Standard M/TRs. 1,975,000Rs. 2,149,000
Saga 1.3L Standard A/TRs. 2,125,000Rs. 2,299,000
Saga 1.3L Ace A/TRs. 2,225,000Rs. 2,399,000

3. Honda City

Changan Alsvin and Proton Saga swayed a part of the budget sedan buyers. But the market went bananas when Honda launched the new City in July 2021. 

Honda City

Although we didn’t get the latest 7th generation Honda City in Pakistan, still the old 6th generation City won thousands of sales even before the official launch and price reveal. It’s been months since the new City hit the market, but the car is still in demand. 

Here are the prices of five Honda City variants at the time of launch vs now.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
City 1.2L M/TRs. 2,599,000Rs. 2,729,000
City 1.2L CVTRs. 2,799,000Rs. 2,949,000
City 1.5L CVTRs. 2.,899,000Rs. 3,069,000
City 1.5L Aspire M/TRs. 3,019,000Rs. 3,199,000
City 1.5L Aspire CVTRs. 3,174,000Rs. 3,369,000

4. Hyundai Elantra

When Alsvin, Saga, and City were battling it out in the budget sedan segment, Hyundai launched its premium sedan opposite to Corolla and Civic. 

Hyundai Elantra

When Hyundai Elantra was first launched in March 2021, many called it an overpriced car. But, with time, as more and more units came on the roads, the market got a taste of Hyundai’s sedan. Elantra’s sales have been on a rising curve ever since.

The best part about Elantra is that, unlike others, it’s current price is less than the launch price. Have a look.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Elantra GLSRs. 4,049,000Rs. 3,999,000

5. Hyundai Sonata

Another Hyundai sedan that made its debut in the local market this year is the Hyundai Sonata. The company displayed the first CKD units of Sonata in an exclusive event in June and later revealed the official prices of two variants in July. 

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Hyundai introduced Sonata when other car companies were bringing their latest and greatest SUVs to the market. Hyundai saw a market gap for a local D-segment sedan and took advantage of it. Sonata is the best car for buyers who want the luxury of an Accord or Camry in the price of 6.5 to 7.5 million. 

Here are the prices of two Sonata variants at the time of launch vs now. 

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Sonata 2.0LRs. 63,99,000Rs. 6,499,000
Sonata 2.5LRs. 7,099,000Rs. 7,299,000

Which of these new sedans got your attention and why? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll see you with the next episode of  “Things That Happened in 2021: New Crossovers & SUVs”.

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