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).
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.
|Model||April 2021||May 2021||Difference|
|Suzuki Wagon R||1447||1491||3.04%|
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.
|Models||April 2021||May 2021||Difference|
|Honda Civic & City||2053||1581||-22.9%|
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.
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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