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Pakistan May 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi deliver sharp gains again

June 16th, 2015 2 comments

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan May 2015. Picture courtesy muamat.comSuzuki Bolan

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Only sales of locally-produced models are available monthly in Pakistan, giving us an insight into what should form roughly 80 to 90% of the overall Pakistani market. Sales of new locally-produced models are up a fantastic 57% year-on-year in May to 19.337 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 94.725 units, up 49% on 2014. Below the Toyota Corolla more than doubling its sales year-on-year to 5.030 units thanks to the new generation, the Suzuki Bolan and Ravi continue to deliver astounding gains at 135% and 167% respectively, and now both threaten the Suzuki Mehran for 2nd place overall in 2015. This is likely the result of a much awaited production increase to finally satisfy local demand for this type of very affordable vehicle in Pakistan.

Previous month: Pakistan April 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi take off

One year ago: Pakistan May 2014: Suzuki Wagon R gears up

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Pakistan April 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi take off

May 13th, 2015 No comments

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan April 2015Suzuki Bolan

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Only sales of locally-produced models are available monthly in Pakistan, giving us an insight into what should form roughly 80-90% of the overall Pakistani market given very high import taxes prevent a significant amount of foreign new cars from rolling into the country. 19.176 locally-produced light vehicles found a buyer in Pakistan in April, a 57% year-on-year jump lifting the year-to-date total to 75.388 units, up 47% on 2014. Below the Toyota Corolla still very solid at 28.2% share and doubling its sales year-on-year, the Suzuki Bolan soars 182% to 2nd place with 3.248 units while its pickup twin the Ravi is up an equally impressive 176% to 3.147 sales in 3rd position. Seems like a price readjustment has unlocked significant sales potential for these two models that have been around for decades, giving Suzuki a welcome sales surge.

Previous month: Pakistan March 2015: Suzuki Ravi progresses further to 2nd place

One year ago: Pakistan April 2014: Suzuki Mehran reclaims pole position

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Pakistan March 2015: Suzuki Ravi progresses further to 2nd place

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Suzuki Ravi Pakistan March 2015Suzuki Ravi sales are up a stunning 248% year-on-year in Pakistan in March.

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Only sales of locally-produced nameplates are available for Pakistan for now, however this is a fairly good representation of the best-sellers in the country as very high import taxes make new imports relatively rare. The market for new locally-produced models is up an explosive 72% year-on-year in March to 21,147 registrations, lifting the first quarter total to 56,212 deliveries, up 44% on 2014. The Toyota Corolla seems unbeatable atop the sales charts with 5,196 units and 24.6% share, however the Suzuki Ravi is making great progress: up a stunning 248% year-on-year to 3,784 sales, stealing the 2nd spot away from the Suzuki Mehran (3,184) while the Suzuki Bolan is also in great shape at 3,521 units, up 205% on March 2014. The Mehran remains #2 year-to-date for now at 9,572 sales vs. 7,674 for the Ravi and 7,245 for the Bolan.

Previous month: Pakistan February 2015: Toyota Corolla #1, Suzuki Ravi up

One year ago: Pakistan March 2014: Honda City and Sigma Defender shine

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Pakistan February 2015: Toyota Corolla #1, Suzuki Ravi up

March 11th, 2015 No comments

Suzuki Ravi Pakistan February 2015The Suzuki Ravi is up to #3 in Pakistan this month.

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Only sales of locally-produced nameplates are available for Pakistan, and these are up an impressive 36% year-on-year in February to 17,356 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 35,065 units, up 31% on 2014. The Toyota Corolla continues to reign supreme with sales up 42% to 25.6% market share followed by the Suzuki Mehran at 16.8% but the heroes of the months are two mini Suzukis more than doubling their sales year-on-year in the country: the Ravi Pick-up is up 135% to 2,632 deliveries and 15.2% while the Bolan minivan is up 111% to 2,439 units and 14.1% share, both overtaking the Honda City in February and year-to-date.

Previous month: Pakistan January 2015: Toyota Corolla sovereign

One year ago: Pakistan February 2014: Honda City stands out

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Pakistan January 2015: Toyota Corolla sovereign

February 13th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan January 2015. Picture courtesy of zeeginition.comToyota Corolla

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The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association communicates each month the sales of locally produced models, which is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. And its a bumper start of the year for sales of such vehicles: up 27% on January 2014 to a whopping 17,709 units. It may have a little bit to do with the success of the new generation Toyota Corolla up 62% on one year ago to 5,864 sales and 33.1% share this month, followed by the Suzuki Mehran at 19.6% (+37%) and the Honda City at an excellent third place with 2,103 sales and 11.9% share (+59%).

Previous post: Pakistan Full Year 2014: New generation keeps Toyota Corolla #1

One year ago: Pakistan January 2014: Toyota Corolla takes its distance

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Pakistan Full Year 2014: New gen keeps Toyota Corolla #1

January 13th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan 2014. Picture courtesy of zeeginition.comToyota Corolla

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The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association communicates each month the sales of locally produced models, which is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. In 2014 sales of these vehicles are up 3% to 143,062 units. Thanks to the new generation that went on sale during the second half of the year, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling model in Pakistan for the 6th straight year with 36,941 deliveries (+12%) even hitting market shares above 35% over the last few months of the year. The Suzuki Mehran, a 1986 Maruti 800, is down 9% but still holds very strong at 19.9% market share. The Suzuki Bolan passes the Suzuki Cultus to climb on the podium at #3 while we welcome the Suzuki WagonR in the ranking at #10 with 3,326 sales.

Previous month: Pakistan November 2014: Toyota Corolla reigns supreme

One year ago: Pakistan Full Year 2013: Suzuki Mehran catches up to Toyota Corolla

Two years ago: Pakistan Full Year 2012: Toyota Corolla threatened by Suzuki Mehran

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Pakistan November 2014: Toyota Corolla reigns supreme

December 11th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan November 2014Toyota Corolla

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As is the tradition on BSCB, I can share with you sales of locally-produced models in Pakistan for the month. A pretty accurate picture of the new vehicle market in the country given import taxes are too high to allow imports in any significant numbers. Sales of locally-produced cars in Pakistan are up a very robust 23% year-on-year in November to 11,789 units, lifting the year-to-date total into positive territory at 131,975 deliveries, up 1% on 2013. Thanks to the new model, the Toyota Corolla more than doubles its sales YOY to 4,202 units and a mammoth 35.6% market share (+114%), also double the sales of any other nameplate in the country. The Suzuki Mehran comes at a distant second with 2,040 deliveries and 17.3% (-21%) while the Suzuki Bolan is up one spot on October to slide into third position.

Previous month: Pakistan October 2014: Toyota Corolla shoots up to 32% share

One year ago: Pakistan November 2013: Suzuki Mehran shoots up to 27% share

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Pakistan October 2014: Toyota Corolla shoots up to 32% share

November 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan October 2014Toyota Corolla

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As is the tradition on BSCB, I can share with you sales of locally-produced models in Pakistan for the month. A pretty accurate picture of the new vehicle market in the country given import taxes are too high to allow imports in any significant numbers. The market for locally-produced cars is up a very dynamic 27% year-on-year in October to 12,653 deliveries, bringing the year-to-date total to 120,186 units, now down just 380 sales on 2013. The Toyota Corolla continues to fully enjoy the benefits of its new generation, up a gigantic 81% on October 2013 to 4,099 sales and a huge 32.1% market share. The Corolla is now down just 2% year-to-date. The Suzuki Mehra (+18%), Cultus (stable) and Bolan (+12%) follow.

Previous month: Pakistan September 2014: Toyota Corolla doubles sales yoy

One year ago: Pakistan October 2013: Suzuki Cultus in great shape

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Pakistan September 2014: Toyota Corolla doubles sales yoy

October 15th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan September 2014Toyota Corolla

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As is the tradition on BSCB, I can share with you sales of locally-produced models in Pakistan for the month. A pretty accurate picture of the new vehicle market in the country given import taxes are too high to allow imports in any significant numbers. Sales of such cars in Pakistan are up 14% year-on-year in September to 12,693 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 107,535 units, now down just 3% on 2013. Boosted by the new generation now in production here, the Toyota Corolla jumps 106% on September 2013 to 4,358 sales for a gigantic 34.3% market share, relegating the Suzuki Mehran to a mere 2,436 units and 19.2% share, down 7% year-on-year. The Suzuki Ravi is up one spot on August and 21% year-on-year to round up the podium while the Suzuki Bolan is stable in 4th place but edges past the Suzuki Cultus year-to-date to also rank #4.

Previous month: Pakistan August 2014: Toyota Corolla back to #1 year-to-date

One year ago: Pakistan September 2013: Suzuki Mehran takes clear advantage

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Pakistan August 2014: Toyota Corolla back to #1 year-to-date

September 14th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan August 2014. Picture courtesy of Motoringme.comThe new generation Toyota Corolla is now produced and sold in Pakistan (UAE model pictured).

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As usual for Pakistan I can share with you sales of models produced locally which give a pretty accurate picture of the new vehicle market in the country given import taxes are too high to allow any significant imports. A local market back in positive territory in August at +10% year-on-year to 12,258 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 94,842 units, still down 5% on 2013. The event this month atop the sales charts is the Toyota Corolla back in the year-to-date pole position after a very wobbly July score when it was down to #5. Thanks to the new model now available in the country, the Corolla sells 3,515 units in August for a 28.7% share, a 34% improvement on August 2013, its advantage over the Suzuki Mehran (almost 1,200 units) enables it to reclaim the 2014 ytd lead thanks to 20,400 sales and 21.5% share vs. 19,613 and 20.7% for the Mehran. Note a slight fragmentation of the market with the Corolls down from 25.3% share a year ago and the Mehran down from 22.3%. Other great performers this month in Pakistan include the Toyota Hilux up 90% year-on-year in 8th place and the Toyota Fortuner up 63% at #11.

Previous month: Pakistan July 2014: Honda City up to 2nd place

One year ago: Pakistan August 2013: Honda City on podium

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