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Pakistan March 2011: Suzuki Alto up to #3

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Official sales data from the Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association indicate that the Toyota Corolla is still by far the best-selling car in the country this month with 3,397 sales and 21.6% share. It is also leader year-to-date at 12,103 units and 27.7%.

The Suzuki Mehran (aka Maruti 800) stays 2nd at 2,654 sales and a strong 16.9% share, or 17.1% year-to-date, compared to 15.6% in 2010. Excellent performance of the Suzuki Alto, climbing onto the podium in March at 1,957 sales and 12.5%. It is #5 year-to-date at 8.3% share.

The Suzuki Bolan follows in 4th, and the Honda City has a great year so far with 3,006 sales and 6.9% year-to-date, one percentage point above its 2010 share.

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan Full Year 2010: Toyota Corolla #1 at 30% share

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Official Pakistani car sales figures only take into consideration the models produced locally, which gives a pretty good idea of actual car sales given imports are very limited. Nearly 1 in every 3 new cars sold in the country is a Toyota Corolla! It totals 44,098 sales over the year for a 29.7% market share.

No less than 5 Suzukis follow, on top of which the veteran Suzuki Mehran (a 1988 Maruti 800), still holding very well for its age at 23,117 sales and 15.6%, and the pick-up Ravi grabbing nearly 10% of the Pakistani market in 3rd. The Suzuki Bolan (aka Carry) is 4th with 12,701 sales and 8.6% ahead of the Alto and Cultus.

Top 6 Pakistani best-sellers in pictures and Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Pakistan 1995-2009: Suzuki Mehran & Toyota Corolla share lead

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Suzuki Mehran

The Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association compiles car production figures since 1995 and sales of models produced locally since 1998. Given the restrictions on imports, these figures give a pretty accurate picture of the best selling models in the country. The Pakistani car market structure has been very stable throughout the years and only two models have ever been #1 since 1995.

The 1988 Suzuki Mehran (a first generation Suzuki Alto) has been the longest-running leader of the Pakistani car market, being the best selling car in the country from 1995 to 1999 and 2001 to 2008, starting at 8,986 units produced in 1995-1996 and peaking at 37,007 sales in 2007-2008.

The only other model to lead the Pakistani models ranking is the Toyota Corolla, #1 in 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. It started at 4,731 units produced in 1995-1996 and finished with 43,510 sales in 2009-2010.

Other successful models include the Suzuki Cultus, a first generation Suzuki Swift (29,837 sales in 2006-2007), Suzuki Alto (21,988 sales in 2006-2007), Suzuki Bolan (17,209 in 2007-2008), Honda City (16,136 in 2005-2006), Suzuki Ravi (13,211 in 2009-2010), Daihatsu Cuore (12,776 in 2006-2007) and Honda Civic (12,352 in 2004-2005).

Link to all figures from 1995 to 2009 below.

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