Pakistan November 2012: Suzuki Mehran back to #1 at 29% share

Suzuki Mehran. Picture by Yawar Masood, all rights reserved.

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In Pakistan we have access to monthly 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. After dropping by 38% in October, the new local car market is down 23% year-on-year in November to 9,154 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 146,287 units, down 2% on 2011.

For the second time in the last 3 months, the Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) snaps up the pole position away from traditional leader the Toyota Corolla and this month it hits an out-of-this-world 29% market share thanks to 2,658 sales! The Corolla is down to #2 and 20.3% but stays #1 year-to-date at 37,234 sales and 25.5%. The Suzuki Cultus (aka 2nd generation Swift) continues to progress at 11.3% vs. 8.2% year-to-date.

Previous month: Pakistan October 2012: Toyota Corolla reclaims top spot

Previous year: Pakistan Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla leads, Suzuki Mehran up

Full November 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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