Young and Fun? Why Hatchbacks are perfect for you!

10:10 AM | 14 Jan, 2022
Young and Fun? Why Hatchbacks are perfect for you!

Pakistan is a country with a sizeable youth bulge. According to the latest surveys, 63% of Pakistanis are below the age of 30. These are people who are on the cusp of their careers and they make up important members of the growing consumer economy. It is their needs and wants, their consumption patterns that will dictate our economy’s trends. And when it comes to vehicles, young people are always on the lookout for something, fun, economical, and something that allows them to make a statement. This is why hatchbacks such as the Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Swift, Japanese Toyota Aqua, and the KIA Picanto have been such a hit with the younger audience. There are rumors circulating that 3rd Generation Suzuki Swift is to hit the market very soon. In fact, the booking is rumored to open in late February. This will really increase the range of choices available to this particular consumer segment. Now back to why Hatchbacks simply rock. 

Compared to sedans and SUVs, hatchbacks are fairly economical. They are competitively priced making it easy for young people to purchase and maintain. Besides, for the price range, hatchbacks have a lot to offer and provide good value for money. Most hatchbacks are nimble, agile, have great fuel efficiency, and offer storage space equal to most SUVs. Since most of Pakistan’s young people live in the cities, having a nimble and agile car is not only convenient it is a necessity. A hatchback’s size and shape allow drivers to navigate through mind-numbing city traffic and get from point A to B much quicker. Furthermore, the cost of living in cities is high and having a fuel-efficient car is most definitely a plus, especially for young people.

Young people are also big on traveling, making road trips, camping trips, and even cross-country trips. This requires a car that can handle a few passengers and offers ample storage space. Modern hatchbacks with ergonomic designs offer a ton of storage space. You can fit in multiple bags and even large equipment for camping in the foldable boot space that most hatchbacks offer.

Last but not least, it is the style statement that modern hatchbacks allow one to make. This is the reason why cars such as the Golf GTI, Ford Focus, and the Suzuki Swift are such a hit amongst younger people. Suzuki Swift, for example, and the Golf GTI both come in a number of funky colors. Suzuki swift comes even in dual-tone and is firmly associated with young people and fun drives. Even the very functional hatchbacks come in funky and unconventional colors with a lot of customizable options such as rims, speaker systems, and body trims. They’re usually quite aesthetically appealing when it comes to their overall designs and look – think Suzuki’s 3rd generation Swift and Renault Megane. All of these factors make hatchbacks the perfect car for the younger people of Pakistan as they offer exceptional maneuverability, boot space, fuel average, are easier to maintain, and are simply fun to drive. 

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 23, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 23, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 320
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 23, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 215,800 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs185,020.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs170,068 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs198,365.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 23 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565


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