Pakistan November 2015: Suzuki Bolan up 3-fold to #2

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan November 2015. Picture courtesy marks.pkSuzuki Bolan

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As is the tradition on BSCB, Pakistani new car sales data is restricted to locally-assembled models, which gives however a pretty accurate picture of the market as import taxes are too high to allow them in any significant numbers. And the local market is still going gangbusters in Pakistan: up another gigantic 61% year-on-year to 19.029 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 56% to a record 206.097 units. The Toyota Corolla is still and by far the most popular nameplate in the county with 26.1% of the market, while in 2nd place the Suzuki Bolan is up almost 3-fold on November 2014 (+179%) to reach 17.4% share, edging past the Suzuki Mehran (+62%) and Ravi (+157%). The Suzuki Wagon R (+257%) and Toyota Hilux (+119%) also take off.

Previous month: Pakistan October 2015: Suzuki Ravi jumps to 2nd place

One year ago: Pakistan November 2014: Toyota Corolla reigns supreme

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Pakistan October 2015: Suzuki Ravi jumps to 2nd place

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As is the tradition on BSCB, I can share with you sales of locally-assembled 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-assembled cars in Pakistan are up a whopping 56% year-on-year both in October (19.729 units) and year-to-date (187.068), fuelled by low petrol prices. The Toyota Corolla keeps the lead with just under 1/4 of the market, followed this month by the Suzuki Ravi, up a spectacular 225% on October 2014. The Suzuki Mehran remains third while the Suzuki Bolan is down two spots to #4. Only 911 units separate the three nameplates year-to-date and the race for the overall 2nd spot for the Full Year 2015 will be very tight indeed. Notice also the Suzuki Wagon R up 140% to #7 and the Toyota Hilux up 130% to #9.

Previous month: Pakistan September 2015: Suzuki Bolan stuck at highest-ever share

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

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Pakistan September 2015: Suzuki Bolan stuck at highest ever share

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan June 2015. Picture courtesy marks.pkThe Suzuki Bolan is up 3-fold year-on-year in September.

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Sales of locally-assembled cars in Pakistan are up a splendid 45% year-on-year in September to 18.424 units, lifting the year-to-date total to 167.339 sales, up 56% on 2014. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular nameplate in the country but loses share with sales up ‘just’ 7% to 4.672. The Suzuki Bolan is stuck at its highest-ever market share (18.9%) thanks to sales up a mammoth 218% on September 2014 to 3.487. The Suzuki Mehran edges past the Ravi for just one unit at 2.860 (+17%) vs. 2.859 (+147%) while the Suzuki Wagon R surges 138% to 7th place.

Previous month: Pakistan August 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi hit highest ever shares

One year ago: Pakistan September 2014: Toyota Corolla doubles sales yoy

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Pakistan August 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi hit highest ever shares

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan August 2015Low fuel prices are pushing Suzuki Bolan sales up 250% in Pakistan.

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Sales of locally-assembled cars in Pakistan are up a whopping 67% year-on-year in August to 20.479 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 57% to 148.915 units. If the market leader the Toyota Corolla is up 41% and perennial strong seller the Suzuki Mehran is up 29% this month, the market’s extravagant year-on-year gains are mainly due to the Suzuki Bolan minivan and Ravi pickup. These are the two cheapest and most practical vehicles currently on sale in Pakistan, and drastically lower fuel prices since the beginnong of 2015 have triggered a massive exodus of the Pakistani customers away from three-wheelers and onto these two models. The Bolan is up a staggering 250% year-on-year in August to 3.863 deliveries while the Ravi is up 235% to 3.736. These score earn the Bolan the #2 spot year-to-date at 23.304 units (+150%), while the Ravi is now less than 100 units below the Suzuki Mehra at 22.728 deliveries (+163%).

Previous month: Pakistan July 2015: Suzuki Mehran back to 2nd spot

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

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Pakistan July 2015: Suzuki Mehran back to 2nd spot

Suzuki Mehran Pakistan July 2015Suzuki Mehran sales are up 77% year-on-year in Pakistan.

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Courtesy of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, as is the tradition on BSCB we can share with you the best-selling locally produced models, a pretty accurate representation of the most popular new cars in the country as imports are still relatively limited. Sales of these vehicles in Pakistan more than double year-on-year on a particularly low July 2014 base at +128% to 15.909 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 128.436 units, up a very impressive 55.5% on 2014. The good health of the Pakistani new car market this year has a lot to do with the price of petrol taking a dive. Thanks to the new generation, the Toyota Corolla is up 6-fold year-on-year to 3.868 sales while the Suzuki Mehran – underperforming the market at +77% – regains the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date. Below, both the Suzuki Bolan (+212%) and Ravi (+326%) continue to deliver explosive year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Pakistan June 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi superstars again

One year ago: Pakistan July 2014: Honda City up to 2nd place

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Pakistan June 2015: Suzuki Bolan and Ravi superstars again

Suzuki Bolan Pakistan June 2015. Picture courtesy marks.pkThe Suzuki Bolan now ranks #3 year-to-date in Pakistan.

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Sales of locally produced new cars in Pakistan are up a whopping 47% year-on-year in June to 17.802 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 112.527 units, up an equally impressive 49% on 2014. The trends we have observed in the past few months are confirmed in June: the Toyota Corolla is up 5-fold on June 2014 which was a month of transition to the new generation, the Suzuki Bolan is up 146% to 3.003 sales – now #3 year-to-date – and the Suzuki Ravi pick-up is up 138% to 2.590 units, both models now threatening the Suzuki Mehran for the #2 spot in 2015. Bolan and Ravi sales are boosted by low fuel prices which have triggered buyers to upgrade to these models from three-wheelers.

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

One year ago: Pakistan June 2014: Suzuki Mehran leads, Toyota Corolla down to #7

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

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

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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

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

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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