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Winners & Losers of May 2021

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Sales of locally assembled passenger witnessed a decline for the second month in a row as sales in May 2021 were recorded 10% lower than that of April with 12,934 units sold, according to the data released by Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA).

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Each month we bring you Winners & Losers comparison, where winners are those which witnessed an improvement in sales over the previous month and losers being those which suffer from a decline. While the overall car sales declined in May, some still emerged as better performing cars in terms of sales compared to the previous month.

Winners

Model  April 2021  May 2021  Difference 
Honda BR-V  234  420  79.4% 
Suzuki Cultus  1312  1820  38.7% 
Hyundai Porter  113  123  8.8% 
Suzuki Wagon R  1447  1491  3.04% 
Suzuki Bolan  747  764  2.27% 
Toyota Hilux  744  745  0.13% 
Isuzu D-MAX  30  30   

Despite most cars suffering from a decline, Honda BR-V emerged as the biggest winner of May 2021 with a whopping 79% increase in sales followed by a decent surge of 38% by Suzuki Cultus. The rest of the lot witnessed marginal increase in sales during the previous month. 

Losers 

Models  April 2021  May 2021  Difference 
Suzuki Swift  181  31  -82.8% 
Hyundai Tucson  503  255  -49.3% 
Honda Civic & City  2053  1581  -22.9% 
Toyota Yaris  2600  2099  -19.2% 
Suzuki Alto  4091  3375  -17.5% 
Toyota Fortuner  364  318  -12.6% 
Hyundai Elantra  280  259  -7.5% 
Toyota Corolla  1724  1514  -6.39% 
Suzuki Ravi  828  826  -0.24% 

Swift which is nearing the end of its production run saw an 83% decline in sales, as according to Pak Suzuki, the 17-years old hatchback will be produced till August this year. Hyundai Tucson which was doing so well in recent years almost saw its sales cutting into half. Sales of Honda Civic & City were reduced by a considerable margin as well, primarily because the company is in process to introduce the 6th gen City & bookings of the 5th gen are already closed. 

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Furthermore, buyers’ sentiments have started tipping towards newly introduced players in the market, the sales of which are not included in PAMA charts since automakers including FAW, Kia, Changan, United and Regal etc are not yet members of PAMA and their sales data isn’t reflected in the stats released by PAMA each month. 

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