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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
Full May 2012 Top 60 Ranking Table below.