JW Forland’s New MPV: Safari – A Stylish Contender in the 7-Seater Segment
In the world of automobiles, competition never ceases, and manufacturers are continually striving to bring their A-game. Forland, a prominent name in the automotive industry, has recently unveiled a new Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) called Safari. This 7-seater MPV is poised to challenge the Suzuki APV, a favored choice for large families and car rental services heading to the Northern areas. Let’s take a closer look at what the Forland Safari has to offer.
Exterior: A Unique Blend of Style and Subtlety
At first glance, the Safari’s exterior may appear understated, but it conceals a touch of elegance. The front of the MPV is adorned with large headlights, a gently sloping hood, and a spacious grille. Located on the edges of the bumper are fog lamps that complement the overall design. The dual-tone paint job adds a touch of personality, making the Safari stand out from the crowd. Although the choice of colors may seem somewhat conservative, it fits well with the Safari’s identity.
The rear of the Safari is relatively simplistic in design, but the vertical headlights aligning with the horizontal reflectors on the rear hatch provide a unique and distinctive appearance. It’s an aesthetic that sets it apart from the standard minivans and offers a “not quite Toyota Hiace” appeal.
Interior: Comfort and Elegance in Abundance
The Safari’s cabin is a testament to Forland’s commitment to quality and comfort. The dual-tone wood and beige dashboard exude a sense of refinement. This dual-tone theme extends to the seats, combining beige and dark grey for a cohesive and pleasing look. To enhance the driving experience, Forland has equipped the Safari with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, a dual-zone climate control system ensures that the cabin remains at the desired temperature, irrespective of the weather outside.
Engine: Power to Propel You
Under the hood, the Forland Safari (Deluxe and Comfort variants) houses a 1,500-CC 4-cylinder EFI engine, paired with a 5-speed gearbox. This engine generates 107 horsepower and 147Nm of torque, placing it on a par with the Suzuki APV’s 104 horsepower and 128 Nm of torque, but with a slightly higher torque figure. The Standard model opts for a 1,300 CC engine with the same 5-speed transmission. Notably, the Safari is exclusively available with a manual transmission. Forland claims that the Safari achieves a fuel consumption of 13-14 km per liter in city driving conditions, making it an efficient choice for urban travel.
Features and Safety: Going the Extra Mile
Where the Forland Safari truly excels is in its features and safety options. It offers a comprehensive list of features, including electronic power steering, a rearview camera, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), central locking, power windows for the front seats, ABS brakes, tire pressure monitoring, door open warning, parking brake warning, and a seat-belt warning system for the driver. Importantly, all seats are equipped with seatbelts, along with an ISOFIX child seat anchor to ensure the safety of every passenger.
Price, Booking, and Availability: Affordable Luxury
Forland Safari is now available and can be booked at authorized dealerships across Pakistan. It comes in three different variants, each with its own set of features and pricing:
- Standard: Rs. 37.99 Lac
- Comfort: Rs. 40.99 Lac
- Deluxe: Rs. 42.99 Lac
The Comfort variant, while being competitively priced, excludes some of the advanced features found in the Deluxe version, such as rear AC, dual-color paint, central locking, power windows for the front seats, touchscreen display, fog lamps, reverse camera, ABS, and tire pressure monitoring. The Standard model takes things a step further by opting for a 1,300 CC engine to offer an even more affordable choice to potential buyers.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Forland Safari, a vehicle that combines style, space, and safety at an attractive price point. Secure your journey by booking one today.
In the highly competitive world of MPVs, the Forland Safari makes a compelling case for itself. With its stylish exterior, comfortable interior, powerful engine, and an array of features, it poses a worthy challenge to its competitors, particularly the Suzuki APV. Not to forget, the affordable pricing and the availability of multiple variants make it an enticing choice for those seeking a 7-seater MPV.
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