Pakistan September 2012: Suzuki Mehran takes the lead
Suzuki Mehran (Indian version). Picture by njyo, all rights reserved.
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Courtesy of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, Pakistani sales of models produced locally are now available, and this is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are very limited. And this month there were only 9,721 new local cars sold in Pakistan, a worrying 34% year-on-year drop, however the year-to-date total is still up 4% on 2011 at 127,736 units. Big event in September: the 26 year-old Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) takes the lead with 2,551 sales for a mammoth 26.2% market share!
The Toyota Corolla, the traditional leader in the country, is down to #2 at 1,768 units and 18.2% but keeps the lead year-to-date by far at 33,219 sales and 26% vs. 25,200 and 20% for the Mehran. The Suzuki Cultus (a 1988 2nd generation Swift) climbs onto the podium with 1,022 units and 10.5% while local production of the Honda Civic has resumed, pushing it up to #6 with 778 sales and 8% vs. 1.9% last month.
Previous month: Pakistan August 2012: Suzuki Mehran up in disrupted market
Full September 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.