31 December 2017

Pakistan Vehicle Production - Brand : 2015-16


Pakistan isn't a wealthy nation, evidenced by the fact that CV production exceeds PCs. As the market is protected from imports, the numbers are a fair reflection of the situation. 215,000 units were made in 2016, down 6.5% on the previous year. Suzuki makes over half of total vehicles, Toyota also has a sizable presence with Honda the only other assembler of note.

Passenger Cars. Just three brands make up the total, hardly surprising given the number assembled. Honda was the only one to grow numerically, with the total down 2.1%. More brands such as Hyundai and Kia are said to be entering the assembly of cars here in the not too distant future.

Passenger Cars
15 16 Brand Units '16 Share +/- Units '15 Share
1 1 Suzuki 92,387 51.7% -6.5% 98,780 54.1%
2 2 Toyota 55,761 31.2% -4.4% 58,309 31.9%
3 3 Honda 30,570 17.1% 20.1% 25,459 13.9%

Total 178,718
-2.1% 182,548

Commercial vehicles. Suzuki is well ahead of the rest but share fell from 75% to 58%. Land rover assembled Defenders here and by 2015 it was on the way out as supply ended and was gone in 2016. 

Commercial Vehicles
15 16 Brand Units '16 Share +/- Units '15 Share
1 1 Suzuki 20,689 57.6% -41.9% 35,611 75.5%
2 2 Toyota 6,857 19.1% 17.6% 5,832 12.4%
3 3 Hino 3,700 10.3% 49.0% 2,483 5.3%
4 4 Isuzu 2,551 7.1% 108.2% 1,225 2.6%
6 5 Master 1,204 3.4% 49.0% 808 1.7%
7 6 Volvo UD 931 2.6% 8.6% 857 1.8%
5 - Land Rover -

322 0.7%

Total 35,932
-23.8% 47,138








Gr Total 214,650
-6.5% 229,686

25 December 2017

Ford Mustang Yearly Production Numbers


The Ford Mustang is an icon of the automotive industry, well in the USA anyway. Most of them were sold there after all. It created the 'pony car', an affordable compact muscle sports car. Sales took off and a star was born. Many Mustang buyers graduated onto other Ford models so it had that additional benefit as well.

Unfortunately, subsequent models got bigger and heavier - as car executives cannot resist doing - and the Mustang production slipped slowly but inexorably down. New models gave the Mustang a pep but each time a little less so. Still, it was worth the continuation.

It's main competitor was the Chevrolet Camaro, which did well but couldn't quite match the Mustang for sales. Both have sold well however, so the muscle car is a popular model, even if not as much today as times past. To see the Chev Camaro production history, just click here.

Below the colours are for each series, six so far. The decade figure defines the end of such in a '0' year. Each period has seen a reduction in production volume. Exports have included right hand drive recently and I see them around the roads in New Zealand, where the Mustang is proving popular.

The figures below are US production which may effectively be the same thing as world production. They were updated 18.06.20.



Year Units Decade

1964 121,500

1965 559,500

1966 607,600

1967 472,100

1968 317,100

1969 299,300

1970 197,000 2,574,100

1971 149,700

1972 125,100

1973 134,900

1974 386,000

1975 188,600

1976 187,600

1977 153,200

1978 192,400

1979 369,900

1980 271,300 2,158,700

1981 182,600

1982 130,400

1983 120,900

1984 141,500

1985 156,500

1986 224,400

1987 159,100

1988 211,200

1989 209,800

1990 128,200 1,664,600

1991 98,700

1992 79,300

1993 114,200

1994 199,000

1995 143,900

1996 130,500

1997 119,200

1998 149,100

1999 191,400

2000 180,400 1,405,700

2001 160,200

2002 171,300

2003 154,900

2004 111,600

2005 198,400

2006 178,400

2007 144,500

2008 92,300

2009 69,900

2010 77,600 1,359,100

2011 77,800

2012 95,400

2013 88,000

2014 95,200

2015 165,100

2016 142,400

2017 120,800

2018 108,500

2019 99,200 992,400

Tot/Avg 10,154,600 181,332

28 November 2017

Korea Vehicle Sales : 2000-09

A record 57,000 were sold in Korea in 2005

Things continued to change in the Korean market. GM acquired Daewoo Motors, the Daewoo commercial division was taken by Tata, Renault likewise Samsung and SAIC took over SsangYong. Other than that it was business as usual.

Hyundai retained just under 50% market share for the decade. Its sibling brand Kia was consistently in the high 20's. 'Others' - being mainly SsangYong and Samsung - did increase their share but were a bit wobbly. Daewoo was the loser, dropping from 17% to a paltry 8%. 96% for local vehicles was huge and Daewoo's share of that was now very small. Imports rose from virtually non-existent to just noticeable.

Yr Hyundai % Kia % Other % Daewoo % Imports % Total
00 646,700 45 408,300 28 133,300 9 242,100 17 2,800 0 1,433,200
01 706,700 49 391,800 27 182,200 13 170,700 12 5,400 0 1,456,800
02 766,800 47 429,100 26 266,400 16 160,000 10 11,400 1 1,633,700
03 630,500 49 313,300 24 246,700 19 127,800 10 14,600 1 1,332,900
04 550,300 49 251,600 23 187,200 17 104,500 9 18,400 2 1,112,000
05 570,800 49 266,500 23 197,700 17 107,600 9 25,100 2 1,167,700
06 581,100 48 270,600 23 184,200 15 128,300 11 34,400 3 1,198,600
07 625,300 49 272,300 22 191,200 15 130,500 10 45,800 4 1,265,100
08 571,000 47 316,400 26 150,600 12 116,500 10 53,300 4 1,207,800
09 702,700 49 412,800 29 163,700 11 114,800 8 51,300 4 1,445,300

For the other two in the series, please click on the dates: 1990-992010-17.