Local car sales surge to 167,507 units

11:48 AM | 11 Jun, 2016
Local car sales surge to 167,507 units

KARACHI (Web Desk) - Sales of locally produced cars escalated to 167,507 units in July-May 2015-2016 compared to 136,723 units in the same period last year.

According to a report by Dawn, multiple factors contributed to the increase in car sales including low-interest rates, improving law and order situation and overall improvement in economy.

Among others, Toyota corolla sales swelled to  53,410 units as compared to 46,680 units last year.

Sedan lines of Honda including Civic and City showed a poor growth against Toyota with combined sale of 23,800 as compared to 21,134 units last year.

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Suzuki Mehran and Suzuki Bolan sales hit 34,691 and 28,498 units as compared to 27,580 and 20,579 units last year.

As for SUV's, sales of the Toyota Fortuner fell to 518 from 668 units. Suzuki Ravi sales peaked to 28,339 units from 20,225 under Punjab Taxi Scheme, and Toyota Hilux sales crawled up to 4,603 units from 4,137.

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The Punjab government yellow cab scheme has helped Suzuki to increase sales up to 33 percent.

Chief Operating Officer of Indus Motors Company (IMC) Ali Asghar Jamali said due to low per capita income, only 16 out of 1,000 people in Pakistan owned a vehicle, as compared to 18 in India.