New cars sale falls during last 6-month

New cars sale falls during last 6-month

KARACHI (Web Desk): Cars sale in July-Jan fell by 3. 5 percent to 104,156 units as compared to 107,907 in the same period last fiscal year.

Figures release by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) showed, about 1,300cc and above category, Toyota Corolla sales dropped to 30,876 from 33,225 owing to launch of the new Honda Civic. The combined figures of Honda City and Civic climbed to 20,573 from 13,625 in July-Jan 2016-17.

Suzuki Swift sales went up to 2,525 from 2,318 units. Suzuki Cultus 1,000cc sales fell to 8,469 units from 8,976 while Wagon R also performed well with sales of 9,167 from 5,165 units.

In 800cc and below, Suzuki Mehran sales plunged to 20,902 in the last seven months of current fiscal versus 22,292 units in same period last fiscal. However, Mehran recorded higher sales of 3,735 units in Jan 2017 against 2,773 units in Dec 2016.

After the end of Punjab Rozgar Scheme in 2016, Suzuki Bolan sales remained laggard at 11,643 in July-Jan 2016-17 as compared to 22,302 units in same period last fiscal. Bolan sales in Jan 2017 were 2,030 as compared to 1,690 in Dec 2016.

Atlas Honda Limited remained in the limelight from July 2016 onwards till Jan 2017 by achieving new production and sales records. The company started the New Year with a new production and sales record of 86,100 and 86,074 units in Jan 2017. The last highest production and sales record of Honda bikes was 84,400 and 84,137 units respectively in Dec 2016. Total Honda bike sales in July-Jan 2016-17 stood at 544,769 as compared to 466,055 in corresponding period last fiscal.