Unlike other countries, buying a car in Pakistan is turning into an extremely challenging affair. It’s because of the vehicle’s price elevation enforced by automakers, particularly over the last two years.
The major disappointing factor with buying a car at such high prices is that the offered automobile proposes a 1900’s variant. Most of them don’t even feature airbags, navigation systems, tractions and stability control, etc. Although in the last few years, there have been improvements as more companies start emphasizing on the features such as airbags, their prices remain sky-high.
Cars like Kia Picanto and Suzuki Cultus, which are sub-compact hatchbacks, are valued at around 2 million PKR. Considering their features, the comprise of power-windows, airbags, central locking doors, AC, ABS brakes, and an infotainment LCD audio system (Cultus lacks it), it does not make them an ideal choice.
The point here is that paying 2 Million pkr for a car that lacks even the basics is an insanely high price. However, with research on all the available options, you can get a vehicle that offers a lot more. Although you might not get a brand new, you can get a car that provides more comfort, luxury features, and prestige.
Here are the top 3 cars that you can get under Rs. 2 Million:
3: 6th Gen Mitsubishi Lancer GLX 1.6
The car is currently valued at around Rs. 1.5 million, but is one of the most underrated options available in the market. Its performance and comfort level would surprise anyone who buys it.
It has a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which makes a suitable 108 horsepower and 150 newton/meters of torque and can be coupled to a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The car, moreover, has a MacPherson Struts suspension setup up front along with a multi-link coil spring suspension outback rather than a torsion bar setup, which is the choice of several cars at the same price range. There are ventilated disc brakes accompanied by the ABS technology and a drum brake, making a subtle combination in controlling the vehicle.
Although the cars in the generation become heavy and bloated, the Lancer retains its elegant and straightforward appearance while it offers a spacious cabin, exceptional ergonomics, and more external visibility.
There are setbacks with it as well, as you may not find it in the best of body shape since it’s been driven for a very long time. There are also some reported issues with spark plugs and front suspension. However, if found in the best body conditions, these issues can be tackled, and Lancer will be a significant investment
2: Toyota Mark II 9th Gen
The Toyota Mark II is the choice of many car lovers. You will be surprised when you hear that it’s JZ powered and available under RS. 2 million. Mark II 9th gen in any form is a vast, lavish; 6-cylinder dynamic vehicle that offers a riding joy that not many cars in similar price range can,
Although Mark II failed to be officially presented in Pakistan, it was imported by several people back when custom charges and import taxations prices were relatively low. The car comprises a 2.0 naturally-aspirated inline 6-cylinder 1G-FE petrol-powered engine that produced 160 horsepower and 200 newton/meters of torque. Though, the more downside had slightly less-power since the car weighed a fairly massive 1.4 tons.
The car is one of the most comfortable in the market. It’s made even comfier with the assistance of a double-wishbone suspension setup located both outback and upfront. The brakes of the car are also notable as they comprise of ventilated disc brakes up front and solid disc brakes outback, with ABS technology.
Its appearance is exquisite. The vast size, the low suspended stance, the chrome fragments and exterior piece, along with the large and striking taillights and headlights make it notable in any parking lot. It provides comfort, performance, and luxury under Rs. 2 million.
1: CL7/CL9 Honda Accord 7th Gen
The 7th Gen Honda Accord was made 18 years ago, but it remains one of the most beautiful sedans not just in Pakistan but the entire world.
In terms of features, the cars imported into the country consisted of 2.4 liters naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine that produced an ample 200 horsepower and 232 newton/meters of torque.
In the overseas markets, the car could be bought with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well. However, the cars imported into the Pakistani market are armed with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Honda Accord is a large and sporty sedan; nonetheless, it doesn’t undermine the comfort level. The automobile is prepared with a MacPherson Struts coil spring suspension setup up front and a multi-link coil spring suspension outback. Additionally, the car characterizes ventilated disc brakes with ABS technology both at the front and the rear.
The Accord remains one of the most iconic cars made by the company. It’s an elegant design and striking appearance would make it the dream car of any motor-head.