September figures for production and sales of cars was up with 12,117 and 11,860 units versus 7,177 and 9,885 in August and 9,090 and 10,923 units in the same month. last year.

Suzuki Swift sales recovered by 20pc to 630 units, followed by 13pc hike in Suzuki WagonR sales to 2,460 units, figures released by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (Pama) revealed.

Honda Civic and City car volumes revived with an impressive 65pc jump to 6,483 units in 1QFY21 while Suzuki Bolan held second position with an increase of 59pc in sales to 1,758.

Suzuki Alto emerged as one of the main losers in the 1QFY21, posting a massive drop of 41pc to 7,651 units, while Toyota Corolla sales also declined by 34pc to 3,614 due to introduction of its in-house competitor Yaris whose volumes came in at 6,009. Suzuki Cultus sales dipped 9pc to 3,263 units.

Indus Motor Company has increased the prices by Rs 40,000 on all variants of Toyota Yaris which is effective from today, even though rupee gained over dollar. The assembler sold 2,421 units of Yaris in September as compared to 1,705 units in August.

In light commercial vehicles, pickups and jeeps, Toyota Fortuner, Honda BR-V and Toyota Hilux showed massive rise of 47pc, 80pc and 81pc to 390, 952 and 1,702 units respectively in 1QFY21.

In the last three months sales of Suzuki Ravi and JAC rose by 11pc and 16 pc year-on-year to 1,723 and 160 units.

Newcomers Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Porter sold 237 units in August-September, compared to 255 in July-September. In heavy vehicles, both truck and bus sales failed to achieve a positive growth. Despite good volumes of Isuzu and Master, total truck sales fell by 10.4pc in 1QFY21 to 783 units due to 68pc decline in Hino’s to 115 units. However, Master and Isuzu sold 223 and 391 units, up by 84pc and 1pc, respectively.

An overall 28pc plunge was registered in bus sales to 141 units despite 77pc jump in Master sales to 69 units. The main reason behind the big drop in bus sales was 36pc and 79pc fall in Hino and Isuzu sales to 58 and 14 units in first quarter FY21.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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