* See the Top 15 best-selling local models by clicking on the title! *
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.
One year ago: Pakistan July 2013: Suzuki Cultus and Honda City shine
Full July 2014 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.