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Winners and Losers of November 2020

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Sales of passenger cars in November increased by 40% compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the data released by PAMA (Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association). However there was a negligible 0.7% decline on month-on-month basis with 11,914 units sold in November compared to 11,997 units sold in October 2020.

Related: Car Sales in November saw 40% Y.o.Y Increase

Each month we bring you the Winners & Losers comparison, where winners are those which saw an improvement in sales over the previous month and losers being those which witness a decline. There was sort of a rollercoaster result for November with quite a few ups & downs observed. Those which performed better in October were unable to sustain their success in November whereas the poor performers of the previous month were able to post some improved figures.

Winners

Model October 2020 November 2020 Difference
Suzuki Ravi 287 1019 255%
Suzuki Cultus 816 1517 86%
Hyundai Tucson 211 371 75.8%
Toyota Fortuner 239 349 46%
Toyota Corolla 1314 1704 29.6%
Hyundai Porter 78 101 29.4%
Honda Civic & City 1858 2088 12.3%

Suzuki Ravi units to be used as mini-tippers

The Winners chart was lead by an unexpectedly strong sales performance of Suzuki Ravi, thanks to bulk government buying for waste management purposes. Suzuki Cultus also witnessed healthy sales which almost got doubled from previous month followed by Hyundai Tucson which saw a nearly 76% increase in sales. Toyota Fortuner continued on its growth path followed by Corolla sedan with a 30% improved sales performance. Hyundai seems to be doing well with its local assembled products with Porter too, witnessing a decent improvement in sales. Lastly the Honda Civic & City duo managed to creep up into the Winners slot with 12.3% improvement in sales over the previous month.

Losers

Models October 2020 November 2020 Difference
Isuzu D-MAX 22 3 -86.3%
Honda BR-V 372 149 -60%
Toyota Hilux 870 551 -37%
Suzuki Swift 180 114 -36.6%
Suzuki Wagon R 1198 881 -26.4%
Toyota Yaris 3058 2338 -23%
Suzuki Bolan 680 549 -19.2%
Suzuki Alto 2893 2723 -5.8%

Isuzu D-MAX which seems to have secured a permanent place in our Losers chart witnessed its lowest-ever sales in a month, putting it in line with the likes of Kia Spectra & Suzuki Liana as far as miserable sales are concerned. The D-MAX was lucky enough to find 3 buyers in the month of November witnessing a deplorable 86.3% decline in sales compared to ‘rather impressive’ 22 units sold in October.

Honda BR-V didn’t performed well either with sales going down by 60% followed by Toyota Hilux which saw 37% reduction in sales. Suzuki Swift, the sales of which hovers below 200 units a month for a long period of time was among the Losers again with 36% less sales in November followed by WagonR and Toyota Yaris. Suzuki Bolan’s bad patch continued to cast its shadows in November whereas the Alto which is currently the bestselling car in Pakistan witnessed a slight 5.8% decline in sales.

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