Toyota IMC Ready To Launch Pakistan’s Frist Hybrid Electric Car

At the 6th Journalists Summit 2022 organized by the company at Muzaffarabad, AJK, CEO IMC Asghar Jamali said,

Yes, we are planning to launch our first-ever locally-assembled HEV SUV – Toyota Corolla Cross by 2023. Continuing the legacy of ‘Make in Pakistan’ philosophy, Toyota has already invested $100 million to produce HEVs in Pakistan.”

Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) is working hard to upgrade its assembly facility so that it can construct hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) locally by next year. Toyota IMC CEO Ali Asghar Jamali indicated that the locally produced Toyota Corolla Cross will be available in 2023. He emphasized that HEVs are an interim option before EVs because Pakistan lacks the infrastructure for the latter, and that converting all automobiles to HEVs may lower Pakistan’s oil imports by up to 50%. Because most of Pakistan’s power is produced using fossil fuels, EVs would boost local LNG, coal, and crude oil imports, while investment in upgrading distribution and developing a charging infrastructure will also be necessary.

Price Range of Toyota Corolla Hybrid Electric SUV

Toyota_Corolla_Cross Hybrid Electric Car

According to CEO IMC, the Toyota Corolla Cross would be available in a comparable price range to capitalize on the possibilities of a newly developed SUV segment between Rs 5 million and Rs 7 million. If the Toyota Corolla Cross – HEV is priced between Rs 5 million and Rs 7 million, it will be a wise choice since it will outperform other automakers offering traditional 5-seat SUVs in a similar price range.

Highlighting Features

• Engine: 1798cc 2ZR-FXE hybrid engine
• Transmission: ECVT
• Power: 163 hp_@_5200 rpm
• Torque: 305 Nm_@_3600 rpm
• Drive Modes: Power/Normal/ECO/EV

• Headlamps: LED Projector (High & Mid Grade variants), Halogen Projector (Low-Grade variant)
• Rear Lamps: LED Light curtain (High & Mid Grade variants), LED (Low-Grade variant)

• Air Conditioning: Dual Zone Auto with Rear AC Vents (High & Mid Grade variants), Single-Zone Auto (Low-Grade variant)

Toyota Corola Cross Interior
Toyota Corola Cross Interior

• Multi-Information Display: 7-inch (High & Mid Grade variants), 4.2-inch (Low-Grade variant)
• Entertainment Unit: 8-inch Touchscreen (High & Mid Grade variants), Standard CD Player (Low-Grade variant)
• Airbags: 7 (High & Mid Grade variants), 2 (Low-Grade variant)
• Electronic Power Steering
• Push Start
• Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
• Vehicle Stability Control
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Front Parking Sensors (High & Mid Grade variants)
• 17″ alloy wheels
• Colors: Celestite Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Attitude Black Mica, Metal Stream Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Nebula Blue, and Graphite Metallic