The Pakistani automobile market is currently more diverse than it has ever been. With the entry of multiple international automakers, numerous vehicle launches have taken place in the past couple of months. With each new vehicle, the competition is getting fiercer – and the buyers are finding increasing difficulty in trying to weigh the pros and cons of the numerous vehicles. The toughest decision an SUV customer in Pakistan is faced with these days is whether to buy Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson or the recently unveiled MG HS. Due to the massive demand and for the ease of buyers, GVS has come up with a comprehensive comparison of the three SUVs.
- MG HS: The HS is powered by a 1.5L GDI Turbo-charged engine paired with with a 7-speed automatic transmission. If you prefer manual, you can also opt for 6-speed manual transmission. The turbo-charged engine is able to produce around 160 horsepower (HP), which is quite impressive and 250NM torque.
- KIA Sportage 2020: It comes with 6-speed transmission + SportMatic. It has a 2.0L Gasoline MPI engine which produces 154hp at 6200 RPM and 196nm torque at 4000 RPM. Sportage has 10.3 compressions ratio and 81×97 bore & stroke.
- Hyundai Tucson: It is equipped with 2.0-litre multi-point fuel injection gasoline engine with an All-Wheel Drive system. It produces a maximum output power of 155 hp at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 192 Nm at 4000 rpm.
- LED daytime running lamps
- Rear Parking Sensors
- LED Centre Brake Light
- Bi-Function Project Headlights
- Rear aero wipers
- Front aero wipers
- Electrically adjustable side mirrors
Hyundai Tucson: In its first appearance, Tucson makes an aggressive statement with its exquisitely designed exterior in terms of a hexagonal front bumper grille. It has LED headlamps as well as daytime running lights giving the vehicle a luxurious look. If we look toward the rear side, Tucson offers a 3D lighting effect with its LED combination lamps. On the rear end, we find a rear spoiler along with a high-mounted brake lamp.
Kia Sportage: It has an eye-catching design and unparalleled styling on the outside. The SUV has great aesthetics and KIA’s iconic radiator grille designing. The headlamps of Kia Sportage are powered by a bi-functional projection LED lamps with LED daytime running lights (DRL’s) and fog lights. The rear side has LED combination lamps and a high-mounted stop lamp with an LED.
MG HS comes with heated front seats which are made out of leather. Other features include:
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- 4-speaker/ 6-speaker audio systems
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Rear parking cameras
- 10.1-inch infotainment system
Kia Sportage 2020 comes with a panoramic sunroof, leather dashboard, hill assist feature, along with cruise control, auto xenon headlights and automatic windscreen wipers. There are three modes of driving which include sports, regular, and economical. Hence, fuel consumption can be managed by users according to their needs. It also has rear vents for air conditioning which evenly distributes temperature in the car, and a 12V socket to charge your mobiles.
The compact crossover has a two-tone interior neatly designed by the auto manufacturer. It has several features including power windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt and telescopic adjustment feature. It also has a dual-zone climate control air-conditioning system and a smart key with a push-start system.
The current model also has dual airbags and an auto tailgate which is very convenient for users. It has a JBL sound system with Bluetooth connectivity which offers loud and clear music on the go.
Hyundai Tucson comes in three distinct colour combinations which allow for a degree of flexibility as per personal preference, whether you desire a black-tone or 2-tone grey and 2-tone beige interior. The crossover has power windows, central locking and a power steering. Moreover, the engine has a push start and stop function and a fully automated air-conditioning system.
Both, Sportage and Tucson are powered with advanced technological safety features including advanced traction cornering control system (ATCC), electronic parking brake (EPB), electronic stability control (ESC), blind-spot detection, etc. Both vehicles have airbags and seat belts as a basic safety feature.
No matter how powerful or feature-packed a vehicle is — if it does not have adequate safety features it isn’t worth it. After all, who would prefer features over one’s survival?
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Hill Assist
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Engine Immobilizer
- Anti-Rolling Protection
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rain sensor
- Anti-Collision Warning System
- 360-degree camera
- Lane-Assist System
- 6 airbags
- Conventional Cruise Control
- Rain Sensor
- Rear Camera
- 2 airbags
- Conventional Cruise Control
- Rear Camera
- 2 airbags
Here comes the most important question; what are the prices of these three SUVs which have caused a storm in the Pakistani automobile market.
MG HS is priced at £20,995 – £23,495 which translates to PKR 4.5 million to PKR 5 million. However, after taxes and duties, it will cost around PKR 5.5 million
KIA Sportage 2020, which is already available in Pakistan comes in both the All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD) options.
|*Ex Factory Price||PKR 4,899,000||PKR 5,399,000|
|Booking Amount||PKR 1,500,000||PKR 1,700,000|
Hyundai Tucson’s AWD Model Ultimate costs PKR 5.6 million.
The best part is that KIA, MG and Hyundai have officially begun their operations within Pakistan so owners have the option of getting some additional features installed from the automakers’ service centres for their, HS Tucson and Sportage SUVs.