Honda City vs KIA Rio in Pakistan: Price, Specifications and Comparison

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A renowned automotive manufacturer KIA, entered into an agreement with Lucky Cement Company back in 2016, in order to introduce KIA vehicles in Pakistan. As per the agreement, Lucky cement would invest $115 Million to set up an assembly plant in Pakistan for assembly of KIA Vehicles.
KIA also launched their official website for Pakistan, earlier this year.

Lately some of KIA’s vehicles were spotted around the country and rumor had it that the company was all set to launch KIA Rio in Pakistan for Rs.14 Lacs.
Later, KIA clarified that the rumors were fabricated and nothing regarding the price of the vehicles was finalized as yet.

Nevertheless, KIA has been testing the Kia Rio in Pakistan and it may be launched by the end of the year.
Here a comparison between Honda City and Kia Rio in Pakistan.

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KIA Rio

KIA Rio is a hatchback vehicle with a modern and sophisticated design. It is expected to arrive (if it does) with all the modern features and security standards, which would be pretty beneficial for the consumers. Not only is KIA Rio pretty spacious, but also incorporates a really good interior

 

KIA Rio 4th Generation
Price Estimated: Rs.15-17 Lacs
Engine Displacement 1400cc
Engine Power 99 HP@6000 RPM
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 L
Mileage (KM/L) 11-15 KM/L
Transmission Automatic 6-Speed
Max Speed 180 KM/H
Ground Clearance
Anti-Lock Braking System YES
Power Steering YES
Power Windows YES
Air Bags YES-8
Traction Control YES

 

Honda City

Honda has remained one of Pakistan’s largest automotive manufacturers for quite a lot of years and Honda City is one of their most popular vehicles. Honda City is a slightly affordable sedan, with reasonable specs and a decent design.

Honda City i-VETC 1.3
Price Rs.17 Lacs
Engine Displacement 1339cc
Engine Power 100 HP@6000 RPM
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L
Mileage (KM/L) 11-13 KM/L
Transmission Manual-5 Speed
Max Speed 220 KM/H
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Anti-Lock Braking System YES
Power Steering YES
Power Windows YES
Air Bags NO
Traction Control NO

 

Conclusion

Pakistan’s automotive industry is growing at an impressive rate over the past few years and interest from new automotive manufacturers is certainly looks promising.

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If KIA, or other car manufacturers launch their vehicles at reasonable prices, it would certainly be beneficial for consumers, who have been paying high prices for mediocre cars in the country.