DFSK is set to officially launch the Glory 580 Pro in the Pakistani market in December 2020. Although an official date is yet to be revealed, the sources say that it is going to be a digital launch and the vehicle will be in direct competition with Proton X70, MG HS, Kia Sportage, and Hyundai Tucson. Furthermore, it is going to be the only crossover SUV in the segment to offer seating for 7 passengers.
For the curious, DFSK, in partnership with Regal Autos, had launched the Glory 580 SUV in Pakistan in 2018. For the first couple of years, the vehicle was sold as a complete built-up unit (CBU) in Pakistan. But about a couple of months ago, the very first Glory 580 SUV rolled off the assembly line.
The automaker is now set to launch the premium variant of the vehicle in Pakistan, i.e. the Glory 580 Pro. It will have a 1.5 Liter turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol engine that makes 147 horsepower at 2000 RPM and 220 Newton-Meters of torque at 4000 RPM, and sends all of that power to the front wheels, via a 6-speed CVT automatic gearbox.
The Glory 580 Pro will come standard with a myriad of convenience and safety features which are as follows:
- I-Talk intelligent voice command features
- Infinite starlight front grille to give the car a premium look
- Full LED headlights with DRLs
- Hammer pattern LED taillights with sequential turn signals
- LED Fog Lamps
- Electronically folding side-mirrors
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Keyless entry and go
- Adjustable rear seats
- Electric power front seats
- Automatic wipers with rain sensors
- Automatic Climate Control with rear A/C vents
- 18″ alloy wheels
- Dual Exhausts Pipe
- 9″ Floating Infotainment Touchscreen
- Infotainment Controls on the steering
- Modern Center Console
- Cruise Control
- Modern Instrument Cluster Design
- Vehicle Running Recorder
- Electronic Stability-Control Program (ESP)
- Hill Start Brake Assist
- Built-in Security Alarm
- Immobilizer System
- 4 SRS Airbags
- 360° Camera
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Lavish Leather Lined interior
The Glory 580 Pro is set to make a great competitor to the recently introduced and fairly popular Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, as well as the soon to be introduced Proton X70, MG HS, and the new Changan SUV. The only drawback of the Glory 580 Pro is that it is an SUV, yet it is only available with a Front Wheel Drive (FWD) drivetrain, whereas the Sportage, the X70, and the Tucson have All-Wheel Drive (AWD) options available.
But at the same time, the Glory 580 Pro is much cheaper than its competition, as it will be priced at Rs. 4.4 million, making it the cheapest compact crossover SUV in the segment that comes with all of the premium features (Sportage Alpha cuts loads of features at the same price point). As a comfortable, well-equipped family hauler, the DFSK Glory 580 Pro makes for a fantastic value, and with the added features and quality, it is likely to give its competitors a run for their money.