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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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Pakistan May 2013: Suzuki Cultus back on podium

June 13th, 2013 No comments

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

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Sales of locally produced vehicles are down 20% year-on-year in Pakistan in May to 13,302 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 64,096 units, down 18% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla keeps the lead thanks to 3,339 sales but sees its market share slip down 2.2 percentage points on April to a still gigantic 25.1%. The Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) follows the same trajectory and loses 2 percentage points to 23.1% and 3,070 units.

For the first time since last November, the Suzuki Cultus (aka 1989 Swift) is back on the Pakistani podium thanks to 1,394 sales and 10.1% share. Notice also the Honda Civic up 3 spots to #4 and 9.3% and the Sigma Defender back inside the Top 10 at 168 units and 1.3%.

Previous month: Pakistan April 2013: Toyota Fortuner points its bonnet at #10

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

Full May 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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

May 13th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Fortuner Pakistan April 2013Toyota Fortuner

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In April 12,011 locally produced models found a buyer in Pakistan, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,794. The Toyota Corolla leads the way once again thanks to 3,284 sales and 27.3% share, but the Suzuki Mehran is getting closer at 3,019 units and 25.1%. The Honda City is up 4 spots on March to round up the podium with 1,100 sales and 9.2% while the Toyota Fortuner manages to rank within the Top 10 for the 2nd month in a row at 240 units and 2% share.

Previous month: Pakistan March 2013: New Honda Civic up to #5

Full April 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan March 2013: New Honda Civic up to #5

April 13th, 2013 No comments

Honda Civic Pakistan March 2013Honda Civic

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Sales of locally produced vehicles in Pakistan are down a painful 20% year-on-year in March to 13,344 registrations, bringing  the year-to-date total to 38,783 units, down 17% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla stays on top with 3,284 sales and 24.6% followed by the Suzuki Mehran at 2,988 units and 22.4% and the Suzuki Bolan with 1,304 sales and 9.8%. Now that the new generation is widely available in the country, the Honda Civic is up 2 spots on February to 5th place thanks to 1,206 units sold for a 9% market share. The Toyota Fortuner makes its first appearance in the Pakistani ranking at #10 with 228 sales.

Previous month: Pakistan February 2013: Toyota Corolla keeps the lead

One year ago: Pakistan March 2012: Toyota Corolla #1, Suzuki Bolan and Alto up

Full March 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan February 2013: Toyota Corolla keeps the lead

March 12th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Corolla Pakistan February 2013Toyota Corolla. Picture by hazan.hasan, all rights reserved.

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Sales of locally-produced models are down 16% year-on-year in Pakistan in February to 12,628 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25,439 units, down 15% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla enjoys its 2nd month running in the pole position with 3,337 sales and 26.4%, slightly ahead of its FY2012 market share at 25%. The Suzuki Mehran remains #2 at 2,800 units and 22.2%, also ahead of its 2012 level of 21.3%. Notice also the Suzuki Cultus at #4 and 9.3%, Honda City at #5 and 8.7% and Honda Civic at #7 and 7.3%, all way ahead of their 2012 respective levels.

Previous month: Pakistan January 2013: Toyota Corolla and Honda City back in shape

One year ago: Pakistan March 2012: Toyota Corolla #1, Suzuki Bolan and Alto up

Full February 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan January 2013: Toyota Corolla & Honda City back in shape

February 16th, 2013 1 comment

Honda City Pakistan January 2013Honda City

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Sales of new locally produced vehicles are down 14% year-on-year in Pakistan to 12,811 registrations. After being kicked down to second place both in November and December, the Toyota Corolla is back in pole position this month thanks to 3,296 sales and 25.7% share, very close to the 25% it commended over the Full Year 2012. Star of the last Quarter of 2012 and leader 3 times over the last 4 months, the Suzuki Mehran (aka 800) is down to #2 in January at 2,968 units and 23.2%. The Suzuki Cultus (aka 2nd generation Swift) is strong again at #4 and 9.9% while the Honda City is up to #5 and 9.5% vs. #7 and 4.9% over the FY2012.

Previous post: Pakistan Full Year 2012: Toyota Corolla threatened by Suzuki Mehran

Previous month: Pakistan December 2012: Suzuki Mehran improves further to 32%

One year ago: Pakistan March 2012: Corolla #1, Suzuki Bolan and Alto up

Full January 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan Full Year 2012: Corolla threatened by Suzuki Mehran

January 18th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota 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. Pakistanese sales of local models are down 4% in 2012 to 154,735 registrations. The Toyota Corolla remains the most popular vehicle in the country with 38,616 sales and 25% down 9% on 2011. However towards the end of the year it got beaten up by the Suzuki Mehran, ranking #1 for 3 of the last 4 months of the year and peaking at an out-of-this-world 32% market share in December. Over the Full Year, the Mehran is up 11% to 32,920 units and 21.3% share.

Suzuki Bolan

In fact, the entire Top 4 best-selling models is unchanged on 2011, with the Suzuki Bolan rounding up the podium with 19,257 sales and 12.4%, up a very healthy 23% year-on-year, and the Suzuki Ravi at #4 with 13,948 units and 9%, down 7%. The Suzuki Cultus passes the Suzuki Alto – whose production has stopped during the year, to reach #5. The Suzuki Swift is up 18% at #8 and the Honda Civic up 17% at #9.

Previous post: Pakistan December 2012: Suzuki Mehran improves further to 32%

Previous year: Pakistan Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla leads, Suzuki Mehran up

Full Year 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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