Top five best selling cars of 2018 in Pakistan

04:46 PM | 13 Dec, 2018
Top five best selling cars of 2018 in Pakistan
LAHORE – Pakistan automobile industry has gone through massive changes recently as many global auto manufacturers poured millions into the sector besides local investment to cater the burgeoning demand of vehicles in the South Asian country.

Currently, three major auto giants - Toyota, Suzuki and Honda - are manufacturing vehicles for a thriving Pakistani market.

Let’s have a look at top five most selling cars of Pakistan in 2018

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla was launched in Japan in 1967 and in 1993 Toyota Indus Motors launched Corolla for Pakistani Consumers.

It’s the most popular sedan of all time, with 49,840 units sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

The existing Corolla is available in several variants like Xli, GLi, Altis and Altis Grande.

Honda Civic and City

Honda Civic

The first Honda Civic was introduced in Japan in 1972. In Pakistan, this car was introduced in 1994 by Honda Atlas Cars. The tenth-generation of Honda Civic is considered as the most highly featured in its league.

Currently only one variant 1.8 of Honda Civic is available in Pakistan, with 18,971 units sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Honda City

Honda city was launched in Japan in 1981. Honda Atlas Pakistan launched this car in 2000 for Pakistani market. Honda City is currently available in three variants: 1.3, 1.5 and Aspire 1.5.

As many as 18,971 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

The cumulative sale of both cars, Civic and City, is 42,984 units.

Suzuki Mehran

In 1984, Suzuki Japan introduced second generation Alto (Mehran). Pak Suzuki Mehran has a three-decade-old design and still comes with nearly the same look and features as the original one, which was introduced in 1989.

As many as 37,600 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Currently, Mehran is available in two variants: VX and VXR.

Suzuki Wagon R

The Suzuki Wagon R is a kei car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki since 1993. Pak-Suzuki launched the new Wagon R in 2014. It comes in two variants: VXR and VXL.

As many as 28,406 units were sold during 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Suzuki Cultus

The Suzuki Cultus is a supermini car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki in 1983. Currently, it is available in three models: VXR, VXL, and Auto Gear Shift.

As many as 19,757 units were sold during 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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