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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

Full September 2014 Top 14 local models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full August 2014 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan July 2014: Honda City up to second place

August 13th, 2014 No comments

Honda City Pakistan July 2014The Honda City sold in Pakistan is still the previous generation.

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Courtesy of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, I can share with you as every month the best-selling locally produced models, which is actually a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. In this context the Pakistani new car market takes a beating in July: down a harsh 34% year-on-year to just 6,948 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 82,584 units, down 7% on 2013. For the 6th time in the past 12 month, the Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) tops the sales charts thanks to 1,475 sales and 21.2% share, and shock – horror: this performance also enables it to take the lead of the year-to-date ranking, passing the Toyota Corolla still stuck at a very shy 5th place in July (-72%). The Honda City is up to 2nd place with an excellent 12.6% share above the Suzuki Bolan and Cultus. Finally, notice the Suzuki Wagon R at #7 with 5.2% share vs. 2.4% year-to-date.

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

One year ago: Pakistan July 2013: Suzuki Cultus and Honda City shine

Full July 2014 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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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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