The good news for Pakistanis is that a number of SUV/Pickups are planned to be launched here as lots of people buy the imported ones at a much higher price. And the price is actually higher than the regular ones. What new SUV/Pickups are anticipated in Pakistan?So here are some of the most expected to arrive in Pakistan.

Toyota Fortuner Diesel

Even though the petrol version of the Fortuner is accessible in Pakistan. but it is likely that Toyota Indus is engrossed in launching the diesel version of the SUV somewhere next year. Whereas in international market there is a choice among a 2.4L, 2.8L or a 3.0L liter diesel however we are pretty positive that Indus motors will release the 2.8L engine rather than the 3.0L.

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Actually as the 2.8L engine outputs 176HP together with 420N.m of torque at 1400-2600rpm this is more than the other two engines. In comparison, the 2.7L petrol engine is able of 160hp and 256N.m of torque.

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This denotes the diesel version will be able to take more weight and have an enhanced off-road capability. If you are looking for a proper 7-seater, the Fortuner can get a little uncomfortable in the rear. In addition, the diesel engine does come with its intrinsic noise and vibrations which is somewhat not acceptable by some.

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Volkswagen Amarok

but Armouk is an entirely capable pickup for everyday task of carrying stuff over. However, it isn’t actually designed to match Hilux coming to the off-roading ability nor the toughness but it aims families who are looking for a big vehicle to suit their family requirements, and they want to do it in style. Amarok looks not only first-class but also feels good on the inside.

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When it comes to engine choices, this pickup is equipped with three engines. Two 2.0L petrol and one 3.0L diesel. Though the 3.0L V6 diesel is the most dear engine for Amarok as it has improved output and an overdrive system which can boost up the engine power when needed. Nevertheless, due to higher taxation system in Pakistan probability are more in favor of 2.0L petrol/diesel engine.

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Nevertheless, Amarok is smaller than other SUV’s. Whereas it sure has a vast rear luggage compartment but that comes at the cost of cabin room. So taller passengers at the back seat might experience a little unconformable because of cramped leg space.

Isuzu D-Max

Most people might consider Isuzu D-max as a cheap and unpredictable pickup and won’t believe in buying one. However Isuzu D-Max shares its ladder chassis platform, body construction, mechanical component and interior design (dash, center stack, steering wheel and doors) with the 2013 North American Chevrolet Colorado. This is a massive compliment because General Motors has been recognized to produce one of the most popular pickups on the planet. In fact in some countries, D-Max is sold under the Chevrolet badge.

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D-Max is a well-equipped vehicle too and is equipped with a Flex-Ride suspension which promises a compliant ride on the road. When it comes to engine, there are quite a lot of options here. on the other hand, there is no hint on which version will be introduced in Pakistan. We think 2.4L petrol is the one with the highest chance.

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Many reviews have indicated that the cab’s rear section is characteristically cramped, and when sitting in a rear seat, a passenger will only have 35 inches of legroom. In addition, the cab’s rear only provides 38.3 inches of headroom.

Renault Duster

The Duster is the signature model for Renault which was introduced in 2009, and since then it has pretty much dominated every market it has been introduced. No, it isn’t very noble, nor it has best in class off-roading capability. In fact, Duster falls into the sweet spot of realism and price. Duster is also big enough to house five adults with ease and own a decent boot for your entire luggage.

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Then comes the base price which is a superbly low 9,500 GBP (14 Lakh PKR). This is cheaper than most hatchbacks.Though keeping in mind Duster is an entry-level family SUV not intended to take on off-road even in your thoughts. It sure has a decent ground clearance however not the power or equipment to back it up.

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Duster has many engine choices ranging from a 1.2L Turbo all the way up to 2.0L naturally aspirated engine. conversely, Renault has not revealed any information on which engine will make it to Pakistan.

KIA Sportage

New Sportage has undergone a total redesign in 2016, and it has turn out to be one of the most head-turning compact SUVs on the planet. Critics around the globed have pointed out the brave design, remarkable built and host of features present in this vehicle as standard. It is big enough to house five adults and their luggage with no trouble as it has best in segment rear passenger space and boot. The ride is very good making it an outstanding choice for families looking for a comfortable family vehicle for long trips.

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With all the stress put on the word “family,” you will also be pleased to know about the top pick safety ratings awarded to this vehicle by IIHS. The engine preference is also where this vehicle shines as you get a choice among petrol, diesel, and two turbocharged engines. However we have to keep Pakistan in mind therefore the base 1.6L petrol might be the one we will get, though it will be sweet if KIA choose sto bring the 1.6 Turbo along.The design is a little exceptional which might not rock everyone’s boat and fuel economy isn’t very good.

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