All the New Cars Launched in 2021

2021 is about to end, and let’s just take a moment to say what a year it has been! So much happened this year, new car launches, new budget, new auto policies, car price reductions, car price hikes, petrol price hikes, and what not. For now, let’s talk about all the new cars launched in 2021.

This year, we welcomed a hatchback, five sedans, seven crossovers and SUVs (one EV, two hybrids), and a jeep. That makes a total of 15 car launches in one year. It was a mix of imported CBUs and locally assembled CKD cars.

Here are all the car launches of 2021, from January to November.

1. United Alpha

Yes, United Alpha was the first car of 2021. Launched on the 2nd of January, the 1000cc hatchback came as a bigger more powerful sibling of the 800cc Bravo.

United Alpha

United Motors introduced this car for everyone who wants to buy their first car, but not a used one. You can buy a brand-new Alpha in the price of used Suzuki WagonR, Cultus, and KIA Picanto.

United Motors once reduced and then increased the price of Alpha. But the car’s current price is same as its launch price.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Alpha 1.0 ManualRs. 1,395,000Rs. 1,399,000

2. Changan Alsvin

The second car launched in 2021 was a budget sedan by Changan. The company unveiled Changan Alsvin in December 2020, but announced the official prices and opened the bookings in January 2021.

Changan AlsvinThe 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

3. MG ZS

After an affordable hatchback and a sedan, we got the cheapest SUV of Pakistan, the MG ZS. MG launched ZS as a cheaper version of the MG HS for everyone who liked the HS but couldn’t afford it.

MG ZS

Like MG HS, the ZS was also launched as CBU import. But the small crossover didn’t get as popular as its older sibling. MG revised the price of HS a few times, but didn’t change the price of ZS throughout the year.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
MG ZS 1.5LRs. 4,100,000Rs. 4,100,000

4. KIA Sorento

After winning the hearts of Pakistani buyers with Sportage, KIA launched a 7-seater SUV, the KIA Sorento, in February. The company launched three variants of Sorento at market competitive prices to go against Toyota Fortuner.  

KIA Sorento

Like all other vehicles, KIA is locally assembling the Sorento. Since the car is for the upper-class SUV buyers, there are only a handful of Sorento units on the roads.

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

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Sorento 2.4L FWDRs. 6,999,000Rs. 6,836,000
Sorento 2.4L AWDRs. 7,999,000Rs. 7,812,000
Sorento 3.5L FWDRs. 8,399,000Rs. 8,203,000

5. Hyundai Elantra

After United, Changan, MG, and KIA, Hyundai took the turn and launched a 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. And 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

6. Haval Jolion

A new entrant that debuted in the local market this year was Haval, a sub-brand of Great Wall Motors (GWM) of China. The company partnered with Pakistan’s auto-rickshaw manufacturer Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SEWL) and brought two SUVs in March. One of them was an entry-level small SUV, the Haval Jolion.

HAVAL Jolion

Haval imported a limited number of CBU units of both its SUVs and those units were all booked within a week. Later, the company reopened the bookings in June with a short window of only three days. As of now, the bookings are still closed as Haval is still working on the delivery of already booked units of Jolion.

Here is the launch and current price of Haval Jolion.  

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Haval JolionRs. 5,525,000Rs. 6,020,000

7. Haval H6

Haval H6 is the other Haval SUV that Sazgar Engineering brought to Pakistan. This one is also a CBU import, but more premium and expensive than Jolion. Just like Jolion, Haval is currently busy importing and delivering the booked units of H6.

Haval H6

The company is also planning to launch a hybrid variant of H6. The first unit of Haval H6 HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is already here in Pakistan going through trial and testing.

Here is the launch and current price of Haval H6.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Haval H6Rs. 6,295,000Rs. 6,849,000

8. Proton Saga

After Alsvin, we got another budget sedan in April 2021, 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

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

9. Toyota Corolla Cross

Globally, Toyota is working on hybrid technology of cars. Keeping the company’s vision in mind, Toyota Indus introduced a hybrid car in Pakistan, the Toyota Corolla Cross. 

Toyota Corolla Cross

Since May the company has been selling Completely Built Units (CBU) units of this SUV, imported from Thailand, where it was the best-selling car for three consecutive months. But the premium hybrid SUV hasn’t got much success in the local market.

Toyota hasn’t touched the prices of three variants of Corolla Cross. The company is trying to sell the CBU lot at the old rates. 

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Corolla Cross Low GradeRs. 7,689,000Rs. 7,689,000
Corolla Cross Smart Mid GradeRs. 8,199,000Rs. 8,199,000
Corolla Cross Premium High GradeRs. 8,399,000Rs. 8,399,000

10.  MG ZS EV

When MG introduced the ZS, the company said they would also bring the electric version of the SUV and so they did. The company revealed the price of MG ZS EV in June.

MG ZS EV

Since MG ZS is the cheapest SUV of Pakistan, MG ZS EV is the cheapest electric SUV of Pakistan. MG ZS EV is also a CBU import, but, unlike its petrol twin, its price has gone down since the launch. 

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
MG ZS EVRs. 6,850,000Rs. 6,250,000

11. 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

12. Honda City

When Changan Alsvin and Proton Saga were trying their best to sway the budget sedan buyers, Honda launched a new generation of City in July 2021. And the market went bananas.

Honda City 6th Gen

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

13. MG HS PHEV

After bringing the electric version of MG ZS, the company went on to add another EV to its SUV lineup. This time, they brought a plug-in hybrid variant of an already successful product in the market, presenting the MG HS PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). Like all other MG cars, MG HS PHEV is also a CBU (Completely Built-Up) model. 

MG HS PHEV

Launched in September, the MG HS PHEV is still new in the market. It’s price is the same as it was at the time of launch. 

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
MG HS PHEVRs. 7,890,000Rs. 7,890,000

14. KIA Stonic

In November, KIA Lucky Motors added a third crossover to its SUV lineup. A 140cc B-segment crossover utility vehicle (CUV) KIA Stonic. It’s KIA’s smallest crossover that sits two steps under Sportage. 

KIA Stonic

The biggest surprise about KIA Stonic was its price. KIA launched this CUV at the price of Pakistan’s C-segment sedans Corolla, Civic, and Elantra. Buyers liked Stonic so much that the first batch of 500 units was booked within a day. KIA is still working on the delivery of those 500 booked units. 

It’s only been a month since the launch of KIA Stonic, so the prices of its variants haven’t changed.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
Stonic EXRs. 3,660,000Rs. 3,660,000
Stonic EX+Rs. 3,880,000Rs. 3,880,000

15. BAIC BJ40 Plus

After Haval, Sazgar Engineering brought another new entrant to the local market this year, China’s BAIC. The two companies collaborated to make a local copy of the iconic Jeep Wrangler and launched it in November.

BAIC BJ40 Plus

While others launched sedans and SUVs, BAIC did a completely different thing and brought a jeep to absolutely fall for. They are calling it “the king of off-road vehicles in Pakistan”.

BAIC was offering an early bird discount of 2 lacs on bookings of BJ40 Plus till December 10. The discount offer is over, but the bookings are still open.

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VariantLaunch PriceCurrent Price
BAIC BJ40 Plus Honorable EditionRs. 7,685,000Rs. 7,685,000

There you have it, the list of all new cars launched in 2021. Your turn to rate these new cars from your most to least favourite, go!

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