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Indonesia May 2012: Suzuki Ertiga up to #5 in record market

Suzuki Ertiga

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Never before had Indonesian consumers bought so many new cars in a single month: the new record is now 95,499 sales delivered in May. This brings the year-to-date total to 423,000 units in 5 months, positioning Indonesia in line for its very first millionaire year! If the Indonesian car market breaks the 1 million milestone in 2012 it will be the first South-East Asian market to do so...

Toyota Avanza in Ubud, Bali Indonesia May 2012

No surprises on the podium: the Toyota Avanza is still in the lead by far albeit with a market share down slightly to 16.9% at 16,137 units sold. The Toyota Innova stays #2 but with 5,997 sales and 6.3% it is only 41 units above the Daihatsu Xenia, the Avanza's twin, which should reclaim its traditional 2nd spot next month.

Daihatsu Xenia in Ubud, Bali Indonesia May 2012

After spending a few days in Bali Indonesia at the end of April I thought by taken 100+ car pictures I would be set for the next 12 months at least, but who else but the Suzuki Ertiga, just launched while I was there, is the hero of the month? I thus won't be able to grace this article with personal pics of the car...You should all know by now how much Indonesians love MPVs so it should come as no surprise to see how successful the Ertiga is, it even looks like it was designed with Indonesia in mind, not India where it was originally launched. 3,402 sales as early as for its 2nd month in the country shoot it up to 5th place with an excellent 3.6% share.

Other great performers this month include the Suzuki Carry Pick-up up 5 spots on April to #4 with 4,607 sales, the Honda Freed up 10 ranks to #11 with 2,363 units and 2.5% and the Honda Jazz staying solid at #13 with 2,344 sales.

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