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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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Pakistan September 2013: Suzuki Mehran takes clear advantage

October 21st, 2013 No comments

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan September 2013Suzuki Mehran. Picture by Yawar Masood, 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 September, sales of local models are up a very encouraging 15% year-on-year to 11,166 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still in negative at 110,611 units, down 13% on 2012. Excellent performance of the Suzuki Mehran (a 1986 Maruti 800), beating the Toyota Corolla this month to grab the pole position for the first time this year thanks to 2,623 sales and 23.5% share vs. 2,114 and 18.9% for the Corolla which remains in the lead year-to-date at 27,288 units vs. 24,786. Notice also the great hold of the Honda City at #3 and the Suzuki Cultus (a 1989 Swift) just under 10% share at #4.

Previous month: Pakistan August 2013: Honda City on podium

One year ago: Pakistan September 2012: Suzuki Mehran takes the lead

Full September 2013 Top 10 local models Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan August 2013: Honda City on podium

September 15th, 2013 2 comments

Honda City Pakistan August 2013Honda City (Thai model shown)

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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 August the market is up 7% to 11,096 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 99,445 units, still down a harsh 16% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla keeps the lead thanks to 2,627 sales and 23.7% share ahead of the Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) at 2,260 units and 20.4%. The Honda City jumps onto the podium with 1,172 sales and 10.6% just above the Suzuki Ravi up 3 spots on July to #4 and 10.3% share. Notice also the Sigma Defender (aka Land Rover) at #10.

Previous month: Pakistan July 2013: Suzuki Cultus and Honda City shine

One year ago: Pakistan August 2012: Suzuki Mehran up in disrupted market

Full August 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan July 2013: Suzuki Cultus and Honda City shine

August 15th, 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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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. After a sad 12 consecutive months of harsh decline, the Pakistani new car market looks like it is finally on the mend, up 1% year-on-year in July to 10,579 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 88,349 units, still down 18% on 2012 however.

If the Toyota Corolla remains the most popular model in the country, this month it is threatened by the Suzuki Mehran, a 1986 Maruti 800, with 2,368 sales and 22.4% share vs. 2,299 and 21.7% for the Suzuki. Year-to-date, the Corolla keeps a comfortable lead at 22,547 units and 25.5% vs. 19.903 and 22.5%. The two stars of the month are the Suzuki Cultus, a 2nd generation 1989 Swift, up 4 spots on June to #3 with 1,225 sales and 11.6% and the Honda City up 2 to #4 at 1,162 units and 11%. Finally, notice the Toyota Hilux up one spot to #8 and 4.5% share vs. 2.9% year-to-date.

Previous month: Pakistan June 2013: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi up

One year ago (almost):  Pakistan August 2012: Suzuki Mehran up in disrupted market

Full July 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan June 2013: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi up

July 11th, 2013 No comments

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan June 2013Suzuki Bolan

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Sales of locally produced vehicles are down 29% year-on-year in June in Pakistan to 13,674 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 77,770 units, down 20% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla puts a bit of distance with the Suzuki Mehran this month at 26.6% share vs. 20.2% whereas the two models’ year-to-date levels stand at 25.9% and 22.6% respectively. But the best performer this month is the Suzuki Bolan, up 3 spots on May to land inside the Pakistani podium for the first time since last March thanks to 1,410 sales and 10.3% share, earning its a #3 spot in the year-to-date ranking also at 7,376 units and 9.5%. The Suzuki Ravi (its pick-up version) is also up 3 ranks to #4 at 9.9% share vs. #7 and 8% year-to-date.

Previous month: Pakistan May 2013: Suzuki Cultus back on podium

One year ago: Pakistan June 2012: Honda City up to #6

Full June 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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