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Pakistan October 2018: Chinese JAC new local producer with the X200

JAC X200

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you October sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-seller landscape given high taxes make new car imports negligible. These sales are up 6.8% year-on-year in October to 24.935 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 9.3% to 217.986. Market leader Suzuki (-2%) is the only local producer in negative this month with Toyota (+25%) and Honda (+11%) both in great shape. But the big news this month is the arrival in the ranking of Chinese manufacturer JAC with its first locally-produced model, the X200 pickup. The X200 is manufactured through a joint venture between JAC and local manufacturer Ghandhara Nissan Ltd (GNL), making JAC the first Chinese brand to officially report local production and sales in Pakistan. Note two other Chinese carmakers currently prtoduce local but have not reported sales so far: FAW (with the V2 hatch) since August 2017 and Dongfeng since April 2018. Historical times indeed.

The first JAC X200 produced in Pakistan.

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+33%) shoots up to 22.5% share vs. 20.6% so far this year, while the Suzuki WagonR (-4%) holds onto the #2 spot for the third consecutive month despite a small drop, keeping the Suzuki Mehran (-24%) at bay for 15 meagre sales. Below, the Suzuki Cultus (+61%), Swift (+45%), Honda Civic (+31%), City (+31%) and Suzuki Ravi (+13%) all make tremendous progress. Although produced locally since April, the JAC X200 only appears in the ranking this month as its sales figures had not been made public before. It sells 85 units for the month vs. 2.194 for the Suzuki Ravi and 533 for the Toyota Hilux, the only two other pickups produced locally. It will be very interesting to follow JAC’s sales evolution overt the next few month to judge at what level it will stabilise and whether it has the potential to become a significant player in the country.

Previous month: Pakistan September 2018: Honda soars 32% in market up 2.9%

One year ago: Pakistan October 2017: Suzuki Mehran best-seller, market up 46%

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Pakistan September 2018: Honda soars 32% in market back up 2.9%

Honda Civic sales are estimated to gain 47% in Pakistan in September.

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you September sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-seller landscape given high taxes make new car imports negligible. After sinking 20% in August, sales rally back up 2.9% in September to 19.345 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 9.5% to 192.845. Suzuki (-5%) frankly underperforms at 51.2% share vs. 54.1% YTD, Honda (+32%) is the most dynamic, seeing its share rise to 23.3% vs. 20.8% so far in 2018 whereas Toyota (+0.1%) is stable at 25.5% vs. 25.1%. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+8%) remains comfortably in the lead ahead of the Suzuki Wagon R (+61%) and Honda Civic (+47%) both outselling the Suzuki Mehran (-37%) unlike year-to-date where the Mehran stays #2.

Previous month: Pakistan August 2018: Suzuki Wagon R (+11%) defies market down 20%

One year ago: Pakistan September 2017: Suzuki Mehran, WagonR shine in market up 17%

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Pakistan August 2018: Suzuki Wagon R (+11%) defies market down 20%

The Suzuki Wagon R is up 11% to climb to 2nd place overall in Pakistan.

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you August sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-seller landscape given high taxes make imports negligible. The market sinks down 20% year-on-year to just 17.662 sales, but the year-to-date tally remains starkly in positive territory at +10.3% to 173.500. Brand leader Suzuki (-27%) pulls the entire market down and falls below the symbolic 50% share mark at 49.2% vs. 54.4% so far in 2018. In contrast, Toyota (-9%) and Honda (-15%) post more measured drops. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (-12%) remains by far in the lead, improving its share to 23.8% vs. 20.1% YTD, while the Suzuki Wagon R (+11%) defies the adverse surrounding market conditions to post a double-digit year-on-year gain, one of only two in market alongside the Toyota Hilux (+23%).

Previous month: Pakistan July 2018: Toyota and Honda lift market up 9%

One year ago: Pakistan August 2017: Honda lifts market up 25%, Cultus and WagonR up

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Pakistan July 2018: Toyota and Honda lift market up 9%

The Suzuki Swift is up 68% in Pakistan, but it’s the 2004 model that is still produced and sold locally.

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you July sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-seller landscape given high taxes make imports negligible. The market is up 9% year-on-year to 21.344 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15.3% to 155.838 units. Market leader Suzuki posts a weak 4% gain to 51% share vs. 55% year-to-date whereas Toyota and Honda both surge 18% to 25.6% and 23.3% respectively. Model-wise, the Top 5 best-sellers all beat the market, led by the Toyota Corolla (+18%) ahead of the Suzuki Mehran (+20%), WagonR (+43%), Honda Civic and City (+21% both). Further down, the Suzuki Swift gains 68% and the Toyota Hilux is up 44%.

Previous month: Pakistan June 2018: Toyota and Honda strong in market up 19.8%

One year ago: Pakistan July 2017: Honda threatens Toyota in market up 41%

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Pakistan June 2018: Toyota and Honda strong in market up 19.8%

Honda sales are up 27% in Pakistan in June.

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you June sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-sellers are here, given high taxes make imports negligible. The market is up 19.8% year-on-year in June to 18.518 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 16.4% to 134.494. Brand leader Suzuki (+15%) trails the market at 55.9% share whereas Toyota (+26%) and Honda (+27%) both outpace the overall growth. The Top 6 best-selling models are identical to the YTD order with the Toyota Corolla (+18%), Suzuki Mehran (+20%) and Suzuki WagonR (+61%) on the podium followed by the Honda Civic (+40%) and Suzuki Bolan (+23%). The Toyota Fortuner (+73%) and Hilux (+68%) shine.

Previous month: Pakistan May 2018: Toyota up 20% in market up 5.3%

One year ago: Pakistan June 2017: Suzuki Cultus and Wagon R shine, market down 2%

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Pakistan May 2018: Toyota up 20% in market up 5.3%

The Fortuner (+350%) helps Toyota up 11% in Pakistan in May.

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you May sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, slowing down their growth at +5.3% to 21.813 for the month leading up to a YTD volume up 15.8% to a record 115.976 units. Brand leader Suzuki follows the market at +5% to maintain its share well above 53.4%, yet that is over two percentage points below its YTD level of 55.6%. Toyota pulls the market up thanks to deliveries up 20% to 27.1% share whereas Honda drops 9% to 19.5%. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+11%) comfortably remains in the lead above the Suzuki Mehran (+5%) with the Suzuki Wagon R surging 40% to 12.4% in third place. The Toyota Fortuner (+350%), Suzuki Swift (+52%), Toyota Hilux (+22%) and Suzuki Ravi (+12%) also shine.

Previous month: Pakistan April 2018: Suzuki surges 61% in record market up 39.4%

One year ago: Pakistan May 2017: Honda BR-V latest addition to local production

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Pakistan April 2018: Suzuki surges up 61% in record market up 39.4%

The Suzuki Wagon R is up 106% year-on-year in April in Pakistan.

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According to PAMA, sales of locally-made light vehicles in Pakistan shoot up 39.4% year-on-year in April to 25.567 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 18.6% to 94.163, a new all-time record after four months. For once it’s brands leader Suzuki that pulls the market up thanks to a 61% surge to an oppressive 57.8% share. In contrast, both Honda (+31%) and Toyota (+10%) lose share. The Toyota Corolla (+4%) remains in the lead of the models charts ahead of the Suzuki Mehran (+21%), while the Suzuki Wagon R soars 106% to #3, the Suzuki Cultus is up 58% to #5, the Suzuki Bolan up 89% to #6 and the Suzuki Ravi up 112% to #7.

Previous month: Pakistan March 2018: Toyota reclaims control

One year ago: Pakistan March-April 2017: Honda engine of growth

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Pakistan March 2018: Toyotra Corolla reclaims control

The Toyota Corolla reclaims control of the Pakistani sales charts.

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According to PAMA, sales of locally-made light vehicles in Pakistan are up a very robust 9.1% year-on-year to 22.380 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 12.3% to 68.596 registrations. Suzuki evolves exactly like the market at +9% to 50.3% share, markedly below its YTD level of 55.3%, while Toyota is down 2% but posts a strong 25.9% share vs. 23.8% YTD. Honda is once again the hero of the month at +41% to 23.9% share vs. 20.7% so far in 2018. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla puts an end to 2 consecutive months of Suzuki Mehran reign (something that had not happened in 3.5 years) and reclaims control both in March despite sales down 11% and YTD in spite of a 13% drop. The Suzuki Mehran (+1%) is relegated to #2 in both rankings, followed by the Honda Civic (+22%) on the podium. The Toyota Hilux (+42%), Honda City (+24%) and Suzuki Cultus (+14%) also outpace the market this month.

Previous month: Pakistan February 2018: Suzuki Mehran wins 2 straight months for 1st time in 3.5 years

One year ago: Pakistan March-April 2017: Honda engine of growth

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Pakistan February 2018: Suzuki Mehran wins 2 straight months for first time in 3.5 years

For the first time since July 2014, the Suzuki Mehran wins two straight months in Pakistan.

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According to PAMA, sales of locally-made light vehicle in Pakistan are up 15% year-on-year to 22.654 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 13.9% to 46.216. Brand leader Suzuki beats the market with a 25% surge to 57.6% share, well above Toyota at 22.5% (-8%) and Honda at 19.9% (+20%). The Suzuki Mehran is the best-selling vehicle in Pakistan for the second month running, the first time since July 2014 it manages two consecutive wins here. Thanks to deliveries up 30%, the Mehran hits 19.2% share and 18.8% year-to-date (+22%) vs. just 17.8% this month and 17.9% YTD for the Toyota Corolla, the market leader for the past 8 consecutive years. The Honda Civic (+3%) ranks third but trails the market, distancing the Suzuki Cultus (+23%), WagonR (+27%), Bolan (+23%) and Ravi (+17%). The Honda BR-V is back up to #10.

Previous month: Pakistan January 2018: Suzuki Mehran outsells Toyota Corolla

One year ago: Pakistan January-February 2017: Civic catches up on Corolla and Mehran

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Pakistan January 2018: Suzuki Mehran outsells Toyota Corolla

The Suzuki Mehran is the best-seller in Pakistan for only the third time in four years.

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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 number of new cars imported. Sales of Pakistan-made models surge 12.8% to 23.562 units, with Suzuki doubling the market growth at +24% to 58.5% share whereas Toyota is down 7% to 22.8% and Honda up 10% to 18.6%. Model-wise, the Suzuki Mehran (+16%) posts a rare win over the Toyota Corolla (-17%): the second time in the past four months (after October 2017) but only the third time in the past four years (July 2014). Suzuki is however scheduled to finally replace the antediluvian Mehran (originally launched in 1984) with the Alto kei car currently sold in Japan sometime during 2018. It already ranks 5th here in Pakistan in the imported used car ranking we published in our Full Year 2017 Report. The Suzuki Wagon R (+69%), Cultus (+50%) and Swift (+24%) also shine, as well as the Toyota Hilux (+24%).

Previous post: Pakistan Full Year 2017: Corolla #1, Honda up 49% in record market

One year ago: Pakistan January-February 2017: Civic catches up on Corolla and Mehran

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