Pak Suzuki’s most favorite four hatchbacks, Suzuki Alto 660cc, Suzuki Cultus 1000cc, Suzuki Wagon R 1000cc and Suzuki Swift 1300cc have recorded their lowest ever sales within the month of March 2020 consistent with the newest data released by Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA).
The Pak Suzuki Swift which was long seated at rock bottom of domestic sales chart sold just 84 units within the month of March which is 57% but the 186 units it sold in February 2020, and 79% but the 386 units sold in March 2019.
The craze of Suzuki Alto 660cc seems to possess been completely subdued after the thousands of pre-booked units were delivered to the purchasers . Having posted record breaking sales of 4,924 units in September 2019, the Alto saw its lowest sales last month with just 1,620 units leaving the showrooms. Now however, the Alto has broken its own lowest sales record with just 884 units in March 2020 which is 45% but its previous lowest sales figure.
The once bestsellers Cultus and Wagon R also saw deplorable sales in March. Suzuki Cultus with just 710 units, recorded its lowest-ever sales which was 54% but February’s figures (1,535 units) and 69% but 2,253 units it sold in March 2019.
Wagon R which was already witnessing a hopeless period for quite few months saw just 310 units sold in March, its lowest-ever compared to 699 units sold in February rendering a 56% decline. Compared to statistical data from March 2019 which were a powerful 2,982 units, the Wagon R saw a horrible 90% reduction in sales.
Part of this has got to be blamed to COVID-19 lock-downs which were enforced towards the third week of March, however the downward sales trend was endless headache for local automakers including Suzuki for several months. the corporate for the primary time also observed non-production days within the first two months of this year thanks to reduced demand.
Interestingly the opposite vehicles within the market didn’t do as bad as these once hot selling Suzuki‘s, the small print of which can be posted in our upcoming post. However stats for April 2020 are expected to be even more horrifying as local automakers are observing plant shutdowns so as to assist stop the spread of corona-virus.