BAIC Announces a Huge Price Hike for BJ40 Plus

Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SEWL) has increased the price of the BAIC BJ40 Plus SUV. The company has succumbed to rising freight costs and local currency devaluation, but, is yet to issue an official statement.

With immediate effect, the new price of BJ40 Plus is:

Model BAIC BJ40 Plus
Old Price (Rs.) 7,685,000
Revised Price (Rs.) 8,199,000
Increase (Rs.) 514,000

This price is exclusive of taxes and freight costs which the customers have to pay on delivery.

Details and Price

BAIC BJ40 Plus is a compact off-road SUV that has no direct competitors in Pakistan. In terms of off-road capability, it may compete with Toyota Fortuner or Suzuki Jimny.

The SUV’s powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 218 hp and 320 Nm of torque, which it sends to either the rear wheels or all four wheels (depending on the settings) via a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

BJ40 Plus has a locking differential that engages 4×4 mode, and a low-range mode that keeps it in low gear while off-roading. Other features include:

  • All-wheel disc brakes with ABS technology
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear A/C vents
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Hill-start assist and descent control
  • Modern infotainment system
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Multi-function steering wheel among other features

Because it is an adventurous off-road vehicle, BAIC BJ40 Plus only attracts a small niche of car buyers across Pakistan. However, with the recent price hike, that niche may have shrunken further.

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