The Suzuki Alto is the best-selling vehicle in Pakistan in January.
Thanks to PAMA we have access to sales of locally-produced models in Pakistan which gives a pretty accurate picture of the best-selling nameplates in the country as high duties limit the import of new cars. The Pakistani market rallies back up 47.2% year-on-year in January to 17.515, keeping in mind the January 2020 comparison base was particularly low (-47.2% on the previous year). Brand leader Suzuki (+62.3%) outpaces the market to reach 51.5% share vs. 47.4% over the Full Year 2020. In contrast, Toyota (+35.6%) and Honda (+10.9%) trail the market growth, resulting in weaker shares at 31.1% and 14% respectively. Hyundai, JAC and Isuzu follow.
Model-wise, the Suzuki Alto (+113.3%) more than doubles its sales year-on-year to hold onto the top spot at 21.8% share vs. 18.8% over the FY2020. The Alto contains the efforts of the new Toyota Yaris which ends the month just under 3.000 sales and with 17.1% share vs. 11.4% over FY2020. This means these two nameplates account for just under 40% of all new locally-made light vehicle sales in January. The Toyota Corolla (-55.7%) is logically hit by the arrival of the Yaris, with the Toyota Fortuner (+179.3%), Suzuki Swift (+152.8%), WagonR (+132.1%), Bolan (+74.8%) and Hyundai Porter (+74.3%) also posting significant gains.
Full January 2021 Top 6 Pakistan-made brands and Top 17 models below.