United Bravo is coming and is looking to put an end to Suzuki Mehran’s historical reign in Pakistan’s auto industry. United – a motorbike manufacturer-turned car company – has promised to introduce a worthy rival to “most Pakistani hatchbacks” by bringing international grade safety and drive features for cheap.
Previously, the company applied for a copyright to Bravo’s design and submitted relative applications to the Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO). Moreover, it’s set to launch “in the first half of 2018” as said by Muhammad Afzal, United Motor’s General Manager.
And now, a Facebook user has posted images of the United Bravo which is actually a rebadged Dahe Motor DH350 made by a Chinese company.
The design is fairly minimal, however, considerably modern if we compare it to the Suzuki Mehran’s decades-old design. If United does not degrade it and bring the original Chinese version, we can expect some handy features including fog lamps, lens headlights, LED brake lights, anti-collision beam, and alloy rims in the exterior.
Inside, the interior resembles most Japanese cars – usually imported in Pakistan, but seems low-cost in comparison. Though the features do seem to meet minimum safety and drive assist standards usually unequipped in Pakistani local vehicles. It has four electric windows, FM radio, rear-window defrosting, remote central lock, reverse camera, electric power steering (some variants), a touchscreen infotainment system, and USB ports.
Under the hood, the 3 cylinder engine has a displacement figure of 800cc. For now, there is no official confirmation on the exact date of launch and feature list, however, it is reasonable to expect it might come with lesser features when compared with the variant sold in China.
According to rumors, it might get priced close to Rs. 7 lacs in order to compete with the Suzuki Mehran.
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