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Malaysia May 2012: Proton Prevé up to #7

Proton Prevé

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At 56,606 registrations in May, the Malaysian new car market is up a massive 28% year-on-year, bringing the year-to-date total to 235,867 units, down 4% on 2011. Something awkward is happening though: Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, Mini and Audi have not communicated their models sales this month so what I have done is estimate all Toyota models sales for the month of May.

The Top 4 models are unchanged vs. April with the Perodua MyVi leading the way once again both in May with 8,088 sales and 14.3% and year-to-date at 36,920 units and 15.7%. The Proton Saga follows with 5,752 units and 10.1% this month, ahead of the Perodua Viva at 5,669 sales and 10% and the Perodua Alza with 3,756 units and 6.6%. I have estimated the Toyota Vios at #5 and the Hilux at #6.

The event of the month is without contest the arrival of the Proton Prevé in the Malaysian Top 10 for its first full month of sales in the country: it is up 9 spots on April to land in 7th position with and excellent 2,771 sales and 4.9% share. A Top 5 ranking could follow very quickly. As a result the Proton Persona is down to #8 and 4.7% while the Proton Exora stays solid at #9 and 4.8%. I estimate the Toyota Avanza to round up the Top 10.

Excellent month for the Honda City up 7 ranks on April to #11, for the Hyundai Elantra up 10 to #16, the Honda Jazz up 8 to #19, the Honda CR-V at #23, the Honda Civic up 29 to #25 and the Mazda CX-5 now very close to the Malaysian Top 50 at #51 with 111 sales and 0.2%.

Previous month:  Malaysia April 2012: Proton Prevé makes its first appearance

One year ago: Malaysia May 2011: Perodua MyVi pauses, Proton takes off

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  1. Hzersd
    November 14th, 2012 at 22:26 | #1

    @Paul We M’sian never heard much of China Brand until now.. not bcoz of inactive china company, but mayb bcoz of no company from China is having their own car business here…

  2. July 5th, 2012 at 14:10 | #2

    I love proton saga. that cars out look is very good. Is it appear in market now? I am from bangladesh, when will it be available in bangladesh.

  3. Paul
    July 3rd, 2012 at 10:24 | #3

    No Chinese cars? Bit surprised by that. Are Chinese companies active in Malaysia?

  4. eddy
    July 2nd, 2012 at 14:32 | #4

    hi Matt,

    I think you forgot to include Toyota Fortuner in May, which gain 262 units in April.

  5. eddy
    July 2nd, 2012 at 14:25 | #5

    hi Matt,
    Thanks for the reply! I have actually viewed the sales chart in Motortrader’s website and was disappointed that Toyota refused to provide their numbers in May to MAA (Malaysian Auto Assc.)

    Your almost precise estimation did provide some relief :-)
    Thank you again.

  6. eddy
    July 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 | #6

    hi,
    first of all, thanks for writing and maintaining such a comprehensive auto sales blog and i can say that the information in your blogs are useful indeed!

    i was wondering what method you use to estimate the sales of each Toyota model in May 2012? To be frank, without the Toyota figures in the May sales chart, the chart feels incomplete, since Toyota sales considerably in the big 3 of this market each month.

    Thank you :-)

    • matgasnier
      July 2nd, 2012 at 13:29 | #7

      Hi Eddy,
      Thanks for your praise, I really appreciate it!
      I have simply applied the year-to-date market share of each model to May which I feel is the most ‘reasonable’ if still incorrect way of estimating Toyota models’ sales in May.
      Hope this helps
      cheers
      Matt

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