A quick overview
For almost a 100 year, the concept of automobiles has changed and evolved along with each passing generation. Its importance at times has developed and today stands a household necessity. But along with it being a need for many, it is also defined as a reflector of an individual’s personality, status, taste and love towards luxury, comfort and performance. This particular industry over the years have seen the creation of the most amazing four wheelers ever made while the development of cars powered by feasible yet gaudy features, such as the Toyota Camry Hybrid, were made too. Today the industry is home to a gigantic band of brands where each and every company strives to be the best.
Cars & the city of Dhaka
Dhaka today is the home to one of the largest populations in the world. With a rising demand the car market of Dhaka has evolved into a jaw spinning competition among world class car manufacturers. Yet, it was just in the mid 80’s when these brands started to penetrate the city.
Today every category of cars exists and is demanded in Dhaka. With reconditioned models available in the highest numbers, the markets for brand new models are also expanding. In simple word, the market is evolving in to the next level.
The wide variety of cars includes types such as hatchback, compact saloon, luxury saloon, wagons, CUV/SUV, coupe and many more. Let us get a brief idea on the most demanded categories of cars in Dhaka at present.
These are cars that are small in size and ranges from mini’s to executive cars. This category is very popular in the city of Dhaka where the traffic scenario is a mess, mainly because of its size, light weight and better fuel economy in most models. Popular models include Toyota IST, Kia Picanto, Kia Rio and Nissan March.
Popular among small families and business personnel these cars range from basic models such as Toyota corolla to super luxury saloons such as the BMW 7 series. These are moderately spacious cars with an extended cargo space in the back.
Also known as off-roaders, these vehicles are considered to be the kings of the street. With an elite vibe, these cars are big and strong, and are made to perform. They come in extended interior space and are equipped with the latest of technologies. The Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Land Cruiser, Kia Sportage and the Lexus LX 470 are four of the most popular SUV’s in the city.
There are numerous dealers in Carmudi selling these popular categories. With brands such as Subaru and Chevrolet penetrating the market slowly, soon the market will be enriched with a broader range of brands and more performance based vehicles will be made available.