Mazda is one of the most popular and hottest selling car brand in Pakistan, it has its origin from Japan, with headquarters in Minami-Ku, Hamamatsu. It has developed into a multinational corporation over the years and is famous for its Motorbikes, Cars, ATVs, Wheelchairs and marine engines as well other such similar engines and became the 9th largest automobile producer from all over the world. Mitsubishi Cars have 133 distributors in around 192 countries today. Coming to Pakistan, Pak Mazda Motor Company has been here in Pakistan since forever, it is the official assembler, distributor, and dealer of Mitsubishi cars in Pakistan and has become the largest distributor and assembler of cars all across Pakistan. Pak Mazda deals will all Mazda cars in Pakistan including RX6 and RX7. Yet, Mazda cars assembled or manufactured in Pakistan do not completely reach the standards set by the Mazda Corporation itself.
Mazda is producing very attractive cars, which can compete for the sports cars by Honda Cars and Toyota Corolla Cars for the matter, so it proved its mettle by producing the most wonderful sports car of the past in Japan context. One of such cars that are ruling the roads of Pakistan nowadays is the Mazda RX8. The Mazda RX8 was imported in 2010 in Pakistan and was not only popular in Pakistan but was sold all over the world. Even after many years, there are no too much new models or variants of Mazda RX8 is getting popular day by day mostly in Pakistan.
The Mazda RX8 price in Pakistan is a little bit high by looking the size of the car. Some months before the duty on imported cars was increased to about 60 to 80 thousand prices increased. So about 1 year ago its price was 16 to 17 lacs and now it is 18 to 20 lac rupees.
RX8 is a modern car and have all specifications that a modern car should have, so we can say that it is a complete hatchback car. There are many competitors for this car, though it's a Japanese car so competitors will also be of Japan companies. The famous competitors are Honda CR-Z sports hybrid and Daihatsu Move. Today in the market RX8 has a high demand and has a good resale.
The Mazda RX8 Pakistan was initially introduced in 2011 and gained popularity for its compact design, then in 2014 it received a few changes but only in the headlights, that is, it got minor changes which only lifted its features etc. Invariants it has a base model in which there is no LCD in it and no back camera. Then comes full option which has thumb entry system, back view camera, sensors, LCD, push start etc.
Mazda RX8 Pakistan was a compact family car and had the good enough capacity of 2 to 3 persons, it is a small hatchback car with 2 doors, including the rear opening. Nowadays it is considered to be one of the most spacious and decent Sports cars in Pakistan. It was also quite comfortable, as for the seats are concerned and also had enough leg space which added to its comfort, also keeping in mind that it was a hatchback, it is not as congested as other hatchback cars of its time. It has keyless entry and pushes the start button. There are 6 airbags and cruise system. It came with small Rectangular LED lights in the front and small lights on the top of the rear side of the car.
The Mazda RX8 came with a very attractive interior but had the noticeable technology for its time, the Mazda RX8 had a grey plastic dashboard with a stereo player, a speedometer with rpm, a lighter and ashtray, air conditioner, heater. The Mazda RX8 came with auto windows, mobile phone and wallet holders and had leather seat covers.
The Mazda RX8 has one of the rarest engines in the history of automobiles. the engine is the legendary Mazda rotary engine. the rotary engine has less displacement then normal engines but still more power. these engines do not have any pistons but a rotary motor. the car has a 1.3 liter rotary with a carburetor based engine and a five-speed auto transmission. One common thing is that these engines are not reliable and break down very often with the worst part being that only social mechanics can handle these engines.
One of the most amazing things about Mazda RX8 and other cars from Japan is that they are strongly built and won't break down with every other little jump on the regular Pakistani streets and roads, that is the reason why we can find many flair cars in Pakistani roads nowadays.