Admittedly, we know very little about our friends across the border. However, borders and geo-political paradoxes mean nothing to petrolheads. Which is why, we’ve put together a gallery of Pakistan's most popular cars.
First up, the Daihatsu Cuore. This little blast from the past is one of Pakistan’s best selling family hatches and is built interestingly enough by Toyota in Japan. The little Daihatsu is powered by an 847cc Petrol motor and mated to a five speed manual gearbox.
Like its twin across the border, the Honda is also one of the hottest selling cars in Pakistan for almost all the same reasons. It is available with a 1497cc engine and makes about 110bhp.
The Alto is a hot seller in Pakistan as well. Although it may be slightly cosmetically different and doesn't come with the Maruti badge, the underpinnings are more less the same.
The Suzuki Bolan or as we know it the Maruti Omni both share their underpinnings with the Suzuki Micro Bus, that first hit the streets in Japan. Although India and Japan have moved on since, the Bolan still continues to sell in Pakistan as it a cheap and reliable utility vehicle.
The Suzuki Cultus may also look familiar, oddly reminiscent of an Maruti Esteem hatch-back. Both of them however, more recent updates, show the new Cultus to be based on the Celerio in 2017.
The Maruti 800 may have faded out in our side of the sub-continent, but sales for its twin the Suzuki Mehran in Pakistan have stayed steady. Its ridiculously low cost of ownership and hassle free maintenance are key factors for its sale.
The Swift also sells in Pakistan, and appeals to roughly the same demographic. However, it may be a generation or two behind the ones sold in India.
The Toyota Vitz is one of the few car, that Pakistan gets and we don't. This little hatch is powered by 1.5 l petrol engine and makes around 105 hp. Hot hatch.
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