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Pakistan June 2014: Suzuki Mehran leads, Corolla down to #7

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan November 2013Suzuki Mehran (Indian version). Picture by njyo, all rights reserved.

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Sales of locally produced cars in Pakistan are down 12% year-on-year in June to 12,081 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 75,636 units, down 3% on 2013. There is a bit of an earthquake in the models ranking this month: the transition to the new generation means the Toyota Corolla is down 73% year-on-year to #7 with 970 sales while the Suzuki Mehran takes the lead at 2,946 units and 24.4% share. It is not enough to topple the Corolla year-to-date though, with the Mehran adding up to 15,808 units and 20.9% (-10%) halfway through the year vs. 16,212 and 21.4% (-20%) for the Corolla. Notice also the Honda City up a magnificent 40% on June 2013 to 2nd place with 13% share, the Suzuki Wagon R continuing its progression at 6.5% share, up 48% on May and the Toyota Hilux up 26% to #9.

Previous month: Pakistan May 2014: Suzuki Wagon R gears up

One year ago: Pakistan June 2013: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi up

Full June 2014 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan May 2014: Suzuki Wagon R gears up

June 12th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Wagon R Pakistan May 2014. Picture courtesy of gaadi.comSuzuki Wagon R

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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% of the overall Pakistani market. In May sales of these vehicles are down 7% year-on-year to 12,337 units, bringing the year-to-date total into negative at -1% to 63,555 registrations. Leader year-to-date but #2 in April, the Toyota Corolla overtakes the Suzuki Mehran to reclaim the top spot this month with 2,443 sales and 19.8% vs. 2,361 and 19.1%. The Suzuki Bolan is up two spots on April to #3 while the Honda City remains 4th and is now also 4th year-to-date. Finally, notice the Suzuki Wagon R up 71% on April to rank 8th with 528 sales for its 2nd month of sales in the country.

Previous month: Pakistan April 2014: Suzuki Mehran reclaims pole position

One year ago: Pakistan May 2013: Suzuki Cultus back on podium

Full May 2014 Top 15 local models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan April 2014: Suzuki Mehran reclaims pole position

May 10th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan April 2014Suzuki Mehran. Picture by Yawar Masood, all rights reserved.

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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% of the overall Pakistani market. 12,250 new local models found a buyer in the country in April, up 1% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 51,218 units, up 0.8% on 2013. For the 4th time in the last 8 months, the Suzuki Mehran passes the Toyota Corolla to claim the title of most popular vehicle in Pakistan this month thanks to 2,890 sales and 23.6% share vs. 2,648 and 21.8% for the Corolla, which remains leader by far year-to-date at 12,799 units vs. 10,501. The Suzuki Cultus is up 3 spots on March to rank #3 both in April and year-to-date and the Suzuki Wagon R makes its very first appearance in the Pakistani sales charts at #9 with 309 units sold for a 2.5% market share.

Previous month: Pakistan March 2014: Honda City and Sigma Defender shine

One year ago: Pakistan April 2013: Toyota Fortuner points its bonnet at #10

Full April 2014 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan March 2014: Honda City and Sigma Defender shine

April 16th, 2014 No comments

Sigma Defender Pakistan March 2014Sigma Defender

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Thanks to the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, we have access to monthly sales of locally produced models in Pakistan, which is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. Sales of locally produced vehicles are down 8% year-on-year in March to 12,269 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 38,968 units, up just 0.5% on 2013. Below the Toyota Corolla far ahead at 27.7% share, the Suzuki Mehran drops 26% to just 18% share and the Honda City brilliantly rounds up the podium thanks to 1,231 sales and a round 10% share, up 20% on March 2013. Notice also the Suzuki Ravi up 4% to #5, the Toyota Hilux up 33% to #8 and the Land Rover Defender, sold by local car company Sigma Motors, up 186% to 103 sales, its first month above 100 units since Defender sales started being recorded over 18 months ago.

Previous month: Pakistan February 2014: Honda City stands out

One year ago: Pakistan March 2013: New Honda Civic up to #5

Full March 2014 Top 13 All-local models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan February 2014: Honda City stands out

March 11th, 2014 No comments

Honda City Pakistan February 2014. Picture courtesy of zigwheels.comNo launch date yet for the new generation Honda City in Pakistan.

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Sales of locally produced models in Pakistan are up 1% year-on-year in February to 12,789 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 26,699 units, up 5% on 2013. Import data is still unavailable for Pakistan but with very high import duties they still represent a tiny portion of new vehicle sales in the country. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular model with 3,141 sales and 24.6% share and sees its advantage over the Suzuki Mehran (a 1984 Maruti 800) thaw from 7.8 percentage points in January to just 2.1 this month at 2,874 units and 22.5%. The Suzuki Cultus (a 1989 Swift), remains #3 at 10.5% share while the Honda City is up one spot on January to #4 and 10.1% even though the new generation, already available in neighbouring India, has not hit Pakistan yet.

Previous post: Pakistan: 1995-2013 Historical Data now available

Previous month: Pakistan January 2014: Toyota Corolla takes its distance

One year ago: Pakistan February 2013: Toyota Corolla keeps the lead

Full February 2014 Top 13 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan: 1995-2013 Historical Data now available!

February 26th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla

I can now share with you Historical Data for Pakistan spanning the last two decades. The 1988 Suzuki Mehran (a second generation Suzuki Alto) has been the longest-running leader of the Pakistani car market, being the best selling car in the country from 1995 to 1999 and 2001 to 2008. The only other model to lead the Pakistani models ranking is the Toyota Corolla, #1 in 2000 and since 2009. If you have more detailed info about the Pakistanese new car market please make sure to get in touch by clicking on the ‘Contact’ tab above.

Pakistan Historical Data:

Pakistan 1995-2009: Suzuki Mehran and Toyota Corolla share lead

Pakistan 2010: Toyota Corolla #1 at 30% share

Pakistan 2011: Toyota Corolla leads, Suzuki Mehran up

Pakistan 2012: Toyota Corolla threatened by Suzuki Mehran

Pakistan 2013: Suzuki Mehran catches up to Toyota Corolla

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Pakistan January 2014: Toyota Corolla takes its distance

February 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan January 2014Toyota Corolla

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Sales of new locally produced vehicles are up 9% year-on-year in January to 13,910 registrations. Passed by the Suzuki Mehran last month, the Toyota Corolla is back in pole position in January – the new generation has not launched in the country yet – and by far with 26% share and 3,611 sales vs. 18.2% and 2,531 units for the Suzuki Mehran. In fact the rest of the Top 4 is 100% Suzuki with the Cultus at #3 and 10.5% share and the Ravi at #4 and 9.8%. Both Hondas in the ranking are above their FY2013 levels: the City at 9.5% vs. 9% and the Civic at 9.2% vs. 7.5%.

Previous post: Pakistan Full Year 2013: Suzuki Mehran catches up to Toyota Corolla

One year ago: Pakistan January 2013: Toyota Corolla and Honda City back in shape

Full January 2014 Top 14 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan Full Year 2013: Suzuki Mehran catches up to Corolla

January 15th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan 2013Suzuki Mehran

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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. 139,022 local models found a buyer in Pakistan in 2013, down 10% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular model in the country in spite of sales down 14% to 33,054 units and 23.8% share, while the Suzuki Mehran is catching up, down just 5% to 31,305 sales and 22.5% share.

Honda City Pakistan 2013Honda City

Way, way below, the Suzuki Cultus is up 2 spots and 12% year-on-year to #3 at 14,370 units and 10.3%, just above the Suzuki Bolan at 13,934 sales and a round 10% share, down 28% on 2012. But the biggest progressions in the Top 10 are delivered by the Honda City, up a fantastic 66% on 2012 to 5th place and 9% share and the Honda Civic up 74% to #7. The Toyota Fortuner lands at #10 and the Hyundai Shehzore at #12.

Previous month: Pakistan November 2013: Suzuki Mehran shoots up to 27% share

One year ago: Pakistan Full Year 2012: Toyota Corolla threatened by Suzuki Mehran

Two years ago: Pakistan Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla leads, Suzuki Mehran up

December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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

December 12th, 2013 No comments

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan November 2013Suzuki Mehran (Indian version). Picture by njyo, all rights reserved.

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As is the tradition on BSCB, each month I share with you the sales of locally produced models provided by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, a pretty accurate representation of the most popular cars in the country as imports are very limited. In November, sales of locally produced cars are up an encouraging 5% year-on-year to 9,588 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 130,154 units, down 11% on 2012. For the second time in the last 3 months, the Suzuki Mehran takes the lead thanks to a huge 2,568 sales and 26.8% market share vs. 1,966 and 20.5% for the traditional leader the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla’s advantage year-to-date is however too great to feel threatened by the Mehran’s performance in November: it still reigns supreme with 31,520 units and 24.2% vs. 29,326 and 22.5%. Excellent month of the Suzuki Cultus at 13.2% share vs. 10% year-to-date, while the Hyundai Shehzore pick-up gets traction at 1% share.

Previous month: Pakistan October 2013: Suzuki Cultus in great shape

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

Full November 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan October 2013: Suzuki Cultus in great shape

November 12th, 2013 No comments

Suzuki Cultus Pakistan July  2013Suzuki Cultus in Neelum Valley, Pakistan. Picture by Black-Z-ro, all rights reserved.

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As is the tradition on BSCB, each month I share with you the sales of locally produced models provided by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, a pretty accurate representation of the most popular cars in the country as imports are very limited. In October, sales of local cars in Pakistan are up 6% year-on-year in October to 9,955 registrations, however October 2012 was down 38% on the year before so still a shy result here. The year-to-date total now stands at 120,566 units, down 12% on 2012. After being passed by the Suzuki Mehran last month, the Toyota Corolla reclaims its traditional pole position thanks to 2,266 sales and 22.8% vs. 1,972 and 19.8% for the Mehran. The best performer this month is the Suzuki Cultus (a 1989 Swift), up to #3 with 1,258 units and 12.6%, its strongest share since I have started following Pakistanese car sales! This performance earns it a third spot year-to-date as well, passing the Suzuki Bolan.

Previous month: Pakistan September 2013: Suzuki Mehran takes clear advantage

One year ago: Pakistan October 2012: Toyota Corolla reclaims top spot

Full October 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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