Suzuki 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.