Toyota Corolla in Islamabad, Pakistan. Picture by Mustafa Hashmi, all rights reserved.
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For Pakistan we have access to sales of locally produced models, courtesy of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association. This is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. However this month only 9,397 new local cars found a buyer in Pakistan, a scary -38% year-on-year and now bringing the year-to-date total into negative at -1% and 137,133 units. After being passed by the Suzuki Mehran last month, the Toyota Corolla reclaims the Pakistani models ranking top spot in October with 2,155 sales and 22.9% share, still below its 2012 year-to-date level though (25.8%).
The Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) is down to #2 but at 2,052 units and 21.8% it is well above its 2012 share of 20.1%. Like last month, the Suzuki Cultus (aka 1st gen Swift) rounds up the podium with 987 sales and 10.5% vs. #5 and 8% year-to-date. Both the Honda Civic at #5 and 8.6% and City at #6 and 8.3% confirm they are back in the game with shares well above their 2012 levels so far.
Previous month: Pakistan September 2012: Suzuki Mehran takes the lead
Full October 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.