Pakistan saw a drastic decline in the sales of cars in the fiscal year 2019, which according to the stats by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) went down due to taxes and rupee depreciation against Dollar.
Car sales went down 43% in Dec 2019 while motorbikes sales went down 12%. Overall, the automotive sector of Pakistan had a bad run in 2019.
But there are several cars that kept the hopes high and companies running. Even though the sales went down, these cars managed to pull off a decent sales numbers saving their companies some revenue.
Buying a new car is a hectic process and sometimes unaffordable. GVS compiled a list of best-selling economical cars in Pakistan that you can buy without emptying your bank balance.
The hegemony of Toyota and Honda remains in the Pakistani market. These two brands are the best performing in the Pakistani auto market. But an old contender entered the arena and snuck to the top spot without causing a stir.
Suzuki has always performed well in the Pakistani market. In such tumultuous times, Suzuki, with its low price tag climbed the ladder fastest.
Here is a complete review of best-performing cars in Pakistan in terms of sales.
Suzuki Alto is a model built by the Japanese car brand with famous selling points including a low price and good fuel economy. The model, currently in its eighth generation, was first introduced in 1979 and has been built in many countries worldwide. The Alto badge has often been used on different cars in Japan and in export markets, where it is considered a city car.
Suzuki was able to sell 23,658 units of its Alto variant in 2019. Suzuki Alto provides a great mileage of 24 to 26 km in one liter with a 658 CC engine.
The price of Suzuki Alto is PKR 1,598,000.
Launching its 11th generation in Pakistan in July 2014, Toyota Corolla was quick in climbing to the top. The 2020 version is just out and the front engine coupled with front-wheel drive designed to be a compact sedan makes it the most popular rides among its other versions and one of the most popular in Pakistan.
Toyota Corolla is highly popular because of the availability of many versions ranging from 3 engines and 4 transmissions models. Toyota XLi, Toyota GLi, Toyota Corolla Altis & Toyota Corolla Altis Grande 1.8 CVTi.
- Adaptive Front-Lighting System
- Amazon Alexa Integration
- Bluetooth® Streaming
- Clari-Fi Sound Restoration Technology
- Destination Assist Connect
- Dynamic Navigation
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Entune™ 3.0 Multimedia
- HD Radio with Weather/Traffic
Toyota Corolla was able to sell 11,742 units in the last year while the car is quoted from Rs. 2,519,000 to 3,699,000 which is competitive in the same class models in the market.
The Japanese car brand “Honda” has been Pakistan’s favorite with its elegantly designed cars. In the Pakistani car sales landscape, Honda has always been among the top-performing on the charts.
Honda’s 2019 model of Civic created a buzz in the market with its beautifully shaped aerodynamic body that houses several modern gadgets. With its newly introduced 10th generation Honda Civic – Turbo Oriel, the Japanese brand has revolutionized the look and engine specs of its most famous model.
The new Honda Civic – Turbo Oriel, under its hood, has a powerhouse of 1.5 Liter i-VTEC engine coupled with a responsive continuously variable transmission (CVT), which can easily churn up 170 horsepower at 5500 RPM (Rotation per Minute) and produces 220 pounds of torque at 1700 RPM.
Honda promises a great mileage with its fuel-efficient engine technology and is equipped to meet the need of speedsters who like to test the limits of a car.
The price of Honda Civic in Pakistan is PKR 3,499,000.