Toyota to Launch New SUV to Battle Sportage and Tucson

Toyota to Launch New SUV to Battle Sportage and Tucson 1

The SUV market in Pakistan is going to become very interesting this year as reportedly Toyota is planning to launch its first Hybrid SUV in Pakistan which will be giving competition to Kia Sportage and, in the future to Hyundai Tucson. The new SUV will make its global debut this year while the best thing is, it will go on sale in Pakistan alongside.

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Where Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tuscon have a 2.0L engine, this new Hybrid SUV will have a 1.8L engine as confirmed by our source, however, since it is a Hybrid vehicle coupled with an electric motor, it will give a combined output of a 2.4L capacity engine. Not only this, but the vehicle will also be able to run on EV mode. Since the new Toyota SUV is a hybrid vehicle, it will be environmentally friendly and will benefit the consumer in terms of fuel consumption.

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Speculative renderings of Toyota’s new crossover SUV

To explore the benefits of a hybrid vehicle, we did a comparison between a 1.8L Civic/ Grande and a 1.8L Prius. The results were surprising! By using a hybrid vehicle, approximately Rs 500,000 worth fuel can be saved! Which means that the new Toyota SUV will also be saving, on an average, the similar amount of fuel in comparison to Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tuscon.

 Grande/Civic Prius
 1.8L Petrol Engine  1.8L Hybrid Engine
Daily KM drive50 KMs50 KMs
Monthly Mileage1,500 KMs1,500 KMs
Average mileage11 KM/Ltr22 KM/Ltr
Average consumption per month136 Liters68 Liters
Fuel CostRs 117Rs 117
Total monthly consumptionRs 15,955Rs 7,977
Yearly Cost(12 months)191,455/-95,727/-
Model Life Cost (5 years Life cycle)957,273/-478,636/-
Total SavingsRs 478,636

According to information, the new SUV will initially be imported as CBU however, depending on its success, there is a strong chance that it will be locally assembled. This seems to be very promising as it will bring along in Pakistan not just a vehicle but also the technology and training to go with it.

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The number of vehicles introduced in the market this year has been amazing! With the expected launch of Hyundai Tucson, the competition in SUV’s is going to increase dramatically this year. However, the new Toyota SUV in particular, seems to be a strong contender in the SUV market. We believe its an exciting development as there will be a very healthy competition between Toyota’s new Hybrid SUV, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson as well as the Proton X70. What are your thoughts on Toyota’s new upcoming SUV? Let us know in the comments.

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A 3d animation professional with over 19 years of industry experience, an avid car enthusiast, petrolhead and social media influencer. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com

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Captain Faraz
Captain Faraz
4 months ago

Does one really think Toyota will ,launch yet another Hybrid SUV just to complete Kia and Hyundai? Why doesn’t Toyota make market by launching CHR and RAV 4 instead. Secondly Toyota would like to concentrate to Make Fortuner a success by some lucrative steps. Tucson and Sporatge are not making any problem for Toyota for which Toyota need to launch a competitive SUV !!

Faakhir Farooq
Faakhir Farooq
Reply to  UsmanAnsari
4 months ago

Will a completely new SUV launch or one of already launched ones? Do you think it will be CHR or RAV4

usman ali
usman ali
4 months ago

There’s no Sportage/Tucson competitor other than RAV4, seems like Indus is going to launch a chr facelift while portraying it as a Sportage/Tucson competitor

camaro
camaro
4 months ago

Why have you copy pasted the pakhweels blog article? I thought you were better than this

Sarfraz
Sarfraz
Reply to  UsmanAnsari
4 months ago

I am a regular reader and appreciate your content but this was under your byline. Not the information but the complete article provided to you. How can you give your byline?

slowtideblues
slowtideblues
4 months ago

Did you just copy paste this from another car blog?

I think your blog is by far a superior quality so this is quite surprising/disappointing.

Abdl
Abdl
4 months ago

Yaris/vitz based? guys CHR is already below par Tucson and sportage, anything below will be useless.

Malik Rizwan
Malik Rizwan
4 months ago

Waiting for it

Khurram
Khurram
4 months ago

It is disgusting to see people criticizing on a matter the nature of which is beyond their expertise. However, it is expected because overall buguz has become part of Pakistani society, instead of appreciating some decent efforts, which they never even imagined were possible, all they can think of is to somehow undermine other people’s positive work. It is due to these portals that people have found a free voice for letting out their feelings. I think the least we can do in return is to first determine the nature of content and then indulge in slandering. Keep up the… Read more »

Aneesuddin Mian
Aneesuddin Mian
4 months ago

Helpful article