The BAIC Senova D20 sedan, also known as the BAIC D20, is about to make its grand debut into Pakistan’s automotive market. BAIC is a Chinese brand that started its operations in the country back in 2018.
It is also the manufacturer that acquired the Sazgar Engineering Works’ greenfield status under the auto policy 2016-21. The brand made its first significant appearance at PAPS 2020 that took place in Lahore with the D20 hatch-back, the X25 crossover, and the BJ40 off-road SUV.
Now, the company is gearing up to launch the D20 Sedan as well as the D20 hatchback. Reports have indicated that the car has been manufactured keeping the local market in mind so that it is consumer-friendly.
Under The Hood
At PAPS 2020, we saw the BAIC D20 hatch-back up close. We also now know that the sedan variant will come with the same engine options- 1.3L and 1.5L, giving off 100 and 113hp, respectively.
Ali Hameed, the Director Marketing at Sazgar-BAIC, who was talking to a local media outlet. Shared:
“The company has decided to launch a sedan version of D20 hatchback. The D20 Sedan will pack the same 1.3L/1.5L engine with equipment like metallic paint, alloy wheels, airbags, daytime running lights, and parking sensors coming as standard, just like its hatchback variant.”
Moreover, the 1.3L engine variant will come with a 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.5L engine variant will come with a choice of either a manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
- Engine 1.5
- Automatic transmission
- Power window
- Two airbags
- DVD, MP3, AUX, USB audio system
- Steering Wheel Control
- Electric sensors
- Front and rear fog lights
- ABS + EBD
BAIC D20 Sedan Price In Pakistan
Ali Hameed shared that he has high hopes from BAIC vehicles. He added that he genuinely believes that these vehicles, due to their consumer-friendly price tag and high- quality, can give a tough time to the existing competition in the local market.
“We have it on good authority that Sazgar-BAIC will be bringing an SUV (BJ40), a crossover (X25), and a sedan/hatch (D20). BAIC BJ40 is an SUV, a genuine off-roader powered with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine with 215hp and 6-speed automatic transmission with petrol engine.
The vehicle will compete with the KIA Sportage and Tucson. The Fortuner will also be a competitor of this variant because of the enormous size of the vehicle and superior horsepower of the turbo engine. When this variant is launched, its market value will be around Rs 7 million.”
BAIC X25 SUV
While talking about the BAIX X25, Hameed shared:
“The BAIC X25 is a compact SUV or a crossover, packing a 1.5L petrol engine which will be launched in both automatic and manual transmissions. X25 had been spotted in Lahore a number of times.
The vehicle was displayed at 2020 PAPS Auto Show at Expo Lahore and initial customer response was enormous as viewers approved the built quality and the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
The price of this car will be around Rs 2.5 million mark.”
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