The latest data provided by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturing Association (PAMA) shows that overall car sales climbed by 53.78 per cent during the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2021-22 (July-March) compared to the same period in the past financial year.

Keeping in view the recent figures, 172,612 vehicles were delivered in the time period under consideration, compared to 112,244 cars in the┬áprevious year. In March 2022, the country’s car sales climbed by 33.28 per cent on a year-over-year (YoY) basis when compared to the same month in 2021.

In March 2022, car sales soared to 22,799 units, up from 17,105 units in the same month the previous year. considering the breakdown of the numbers, around 26,830 combined units of Honda Civic and City were sold in the fiscal year 2021-22, compared to 18,816 units in 2021, indicating a 42.59 per cent increase.

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The sale of Toyota Corolla and Yaris sedans increased by 24.93 per cent in the same time, rising to 43,695 units from 34,975 units the previous year. Suzuki Swift sales, on the other hand, fell by 73.78 per cent, from 1,896 units in July-March 2020-21 to 497 units. The drop witnessed in sales of Suzuki Swift was due to the production cut of the older Swift, which was scheduled to be replaced by the fourth generation in February of this year.

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With 53,241 units sold so far in the fiscal year 2022, Pakistan’s smallest engine size vehicle, the 660cc Alto, is now the most popular. It is worth noting that the mini hatchback is also the country’s ‘cheapest’ four wheeler from the big three.