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Indonesia October 2014: Datsun GO+ just outside Top 10 again

November 18th, 2014 No comments

Datsun GO+ Indonesia October 2014. Picture courtesy of thegaspol.comDatsun GO+

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New car sales in Indonesia have plateaued this year with October down 6% year-on-year to 105,357 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still evolving at all-time high levels – for now: up 1.8% on 2013 to 1,038,298 deliveries in 10 months. The Indonesian model sales charts is back to ‘normal’ in October with the podium identical to the YTD ranking and all 3 models slightly below their YTD market shares: the Toyota Avanza is at 12.3% ahead of the Honda Mobilio at 6.8% and the Toyota Agya at 5.1% – once again way above its twin the Daihatsu Ayla at #9 and 3.1%. The Toyota Kijang Innova, once the overall best-seller in the country, is stuck in 7th position vs. #4 YTD, below the Daihatsu Gran Max Pickup, Suzuki Ertiga and Carry Pickup. For the second month in a row, the Datsun GO+ finishes the month one rank away from the brand’s first Top 10 ranking worldwide, selling a record 2,880 units for a 2.7% market share. It’s only a matter of time now…

Previous month: Indonesia September 2014: Datsun GO+ 114 sales off Top 10

One year ago: Indonesia October 2013: Toyota Agya up to #4, Daihatsu Ayla #5

Full October 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia September 2014: Datsun Go+ 114 sales off Top 10

October 21st, 2014 No comments

Datsun Go+ Panca Indonesia September 2014. Picture by autobild.co.idDatsun Go+ Panca

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Red flags all around: one of the most dynamic new car markets is the world over the past 3-4 years, Indonesia is getting a cold. For the second time in the past 3 months, new car sales are down year-on-year at 102,711 units, down 11% on September 2013 which was, granted a new all-time monthly figure record (115,921). The year-to-date total now stands at 918,764, still the highest ever 9 month-tally in the history of automobile in Indonesia but now up only by a meagre 1% on 2013. The Toyota Avanza is still king of the models ranking but its market share is going down to a lowest-ever 11.9% share, beating its previous low of 12.2% hit last July. The reason: increased competition in the MPV segment.

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia September 2014The Suzuki Ertiga is back on the Indonesian podium.

In fact the Top 4 best-sellers are all MPVs this month in Indonesia, perfectly illustrating a long-term trend we have been observing over the past decade. The Honda Mobilio continues to amaze in 2nd place with a very solid 7.4% market share, the Suzuki Ertiga is back up two spots on August to round up the podium at #3 and 4,723 sales while the Daihatsu Xenia is up 3 ranks to #4 and 4,617 units. The big news is lower: another MPV, the all-new Datsun Go+ Panca, misses out on its very first Top 10 ranking by just 114 sales at #11 with a record 2,753 sales and 2.7% share. Indonesia shapes up as the only country so far where Datsun, newly relaunched as a low-cost brand by Nissan, is hitting the mark. Stars of the past 12 months, the twins Toyota Agya (#6) and Daihatsu Ayla (#12) take a breather this month: they rank #3 and #9 respectively year-to-date.

Previous month: Indonesia August 2014: Market back on track

One year ago: Indonesia September 2013: Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya in Top 7!

Full September 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia August 2014: Market back on track

October 1st, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia August 2014. Picture courtesy of zigwheels.comThe Honda Mobilio is now firmly installed at #2 in Indonesia.

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Car manufacturers around the world (but mainly in Japan) can breathe a sigh of relief: the shocking 20% drop of the Indonesian new car market – one of the world’s strongest engines of growth – was a freak event. August is back up by a spectacular 21% to 96,728 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 816,053 units, up 3% on 2013. The Toyota Avanza remains the most popular model in the country by far but stays at levels close to its lowest-ever share (hit last month at 12.2%) at 12.6% in August on 12,208 sales. The Honda Mobilio for its part, after hitting a best-ever 10% market share last May, seems to have stabilised around 7% of the Indonesian market, grabbing 6.9% in August like in July thanks to 6,706 sales.

Datsun Go+ Indonesia August 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.co.idDatsun Go+

The Toyota Agya is back up 2 spots on July to round up the podium like it does year-to-date at 4,879 units and 5%, while its twin the Daihatsu Ayla is down 3 to #11. The Daihatsu Gran Max pick-up and Suzuki Ertiga are both up two spots to #4 and #5 respectively, kicking the Toyota Kijang Innova down to #6 but not overtaking it year-to-date. The Daihatsu Xenia takes an even harsher beating, going from #3 in July to #7 this month and losing its #6 year-to-date spot to the Ertiga. Excellent hold of the Honda Jazz at #9 and 3.2% share thanks to the new gen, the Honda Brio Satya is up two ranks to #10, the Datsun Go+ is stable at #14 and lodges a record 2,424 sales and we welcome the Nissan Grand Livina and Daihatsu Gran Max Minibus back inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Indonesia July 2014: Daihatsu Xenia on podium, Datsun Go+ #13

One year ago:  Indonesia August 2013: Suzuki strong again at 15.1% share

Full August 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia July 2014: Daihatsu Xenia on podium, Datsun Go+ #13

August 24th, 2014 5 comments

Datsun Go+ Indonesia July 2014. Courtesy otomotifThe Datsun Go+ invasion has begun…

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It had to happen one day: new car sales in Indonesia screech to an abrupt halt in July: down a very surprising 20% year-on-year to just 89,932 registrations. The year-to-date total is still up but by a tiny 0.7% to 719,325 units. If the market repeats this downward trend in the coming months, 2014 won’t be a record year and far from it… In pole position, the Toyota Avanza slides to its lowest ever market share in the country at 12.2% and 10,948 sales, eclipsing its previous ‘worst’ of 12.4% reached last December. The Honda Mobilio pauses a bit at 6.9% (vs. 7.2% year-to-date) but confirms if need be it is now the Avanza’s toughest competitor.

Daihatsu Xenia Indonesia July 2014Daihatsu Xenia

Let’s salute an impressive surge of the Daihatsu Xenia in third place: up 6 spots on June to 5,338 sales and 5.9% share vs. 4% year-to-date and enabling it to pop from #9 directly to #5 in 2014 so far at 28,805 units. The Toyota Kijang Innova (#4) and Agya (#5) exchange spots vs. June but remain #4 and #3 respectively year-to-date. Thanks to the new model, the Honda Jazz jumps up to #10 with 2,758 sales and 3.1% but the most interesting development this month happens outside the Top 10: while we are starting to wonder whether it was a good idea to relaunch the Datsun brand in India given the Go’s disappointing sales results, in Indonesia everything is going fine thank you. The MPV variant of the Go, the Go+, undercutting the Avanza and Mobilio in price, continues to climb up the ladder: it is now #13 with 2,063 sales and 2.3% share. A Top 10 ranking for a Datsun model for the first time in decades? This could happen as early as next month in Indonesia…

Previous month: Indonesia June 2014: Honda Mobilio above 10,000 sales again

One year ago: Indonesia July 2013: Chevrolet Spin up to #13 in record month

Full July 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia June 2014: Honda Mobilio above 10,000 sales again

July 21st, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia June 2014. Picture courtesy of autocarindia.comHonda Mobilio

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New car sales in Indonesia are up 4% year-on-year in June to 108,707 registrations, bring the halfyear total to 629,393 units, up 5% on 2013 and on track for another record sales figure over the Full Year. The fascinating battle atop the models ranking continues this month with the Honda Mobilio crossing the 10,000 monthly sales milestone for the 2nd time ever after March with 10,256 units and 9.4% vs. 7.3% year-to-date while the Toyota Avanza, while increasing its advantage slightly over the Mobilio compared to last month (4,646 units vs. 2,567), still evolves below its year-to-date level of 14.2% share with 13.7% this month.

The Daihatsu Gran Max is back up to a cool third place thanks to 7,195 sales and 6.6% while the Toyota Agya is strong again at #4 and 5.4% and the Daihatsu Xenia is back up 3 spots on May to #7 and 3.7%. The year-to-date ranking shows how the sales charts have been turned upside down compared to the same period last year: below the Toyota Avanza down 13%, the Honda Mobilio lands directly at #2 and the Toyota Agya at #3, the Toyota Kijang Innova is down 7% to #4, the Suzuki Ertiga down 23% to #6 and the Daihatsu Xenia down 37% and 7 spots to #9!

Previous month: Indonesia May 2014: Honda Mobilio hits 10%, Datsun Go+ lands

One year ago (June):  Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

One year ago (6 months): Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

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Indonesia May 2014: Honda Mobilio hits 10%, Datsun Go+ lands

June 14th, 2014 2 comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia May 2014. Picture courtesy of iotomotif.comHonda Mobilio

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Shock, horror: for the first time in at least 4 years, the Indonesian new car market is down year-on-year in May at -2% to 97,147 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up a beautiful 7% on 2013 to a record 532,427 units. The fight for the models ranking pole position is getting more and more interesting: in May the Toyota Avanza is down 13% on last month and a harsh 28% year-on-year to just 12,251 units and 12.6% share vs. 17.1% a year ago… while its archenemy the Honda Mobilio is up 29% and a full 3 percentage points of market share on April to 9,684 sales and a round 10% share, its new record… Never since 2006 had the Toyota Avanza been so threatened for first place! Can the Mobilio snap the pole position away from the Avanza? The next few months in Indonesia will be fascinating to follow indeed.

Datsun GO+ Panca. Picture by blog.alliance.renault-nissan.comDatsun GO+ Panca

Toyota takes a beating in the brands ranking: down 20% on April to 31,649 sales and 32.6% share while Honda goes from #5 to #2, up 26% to 16,356 units and 16.8%, passing Daihatsu, Suzuki and Mitsubishi. The Toyota Kijang Innova is back up one spot on last month to #3 with 5.1% share, above the Suzuki Ertiga (+3) and Toyota Agya (-2) however the latter remains third year-to-date with 5.9% of the market. The extremely popular mini MPV segment is being turned upside down this year in Indonesia: as a consequence of the Mobilio launch, the Daihatsu Xenia (an Avanza rebadge) continues to sink even deeper in the ladder: down a further one rank to a paltry 10th place.

Datsun GO+ Indonesia May 2014Datsun Go+ Panca

But another mini-MPV could settle everyone this year: launched this month, the low-cost green car (LCGC) Datsun Go+ Panca (Bahasa for “five” which is the Japanese translation of “Go”) is now produced at Nissan’s new local plant in Purwakarta, West Java. Starting at US$7,000, the Datsun Go+ Panca is the first vehicle in Indonesia to offer a third row of seats for such a low price and could climb the ranking very fast over the next few months, even though the Datsun brand is pretty much unknown to most young Indonesian car buyers. It makes its first appearance in Indonesia directly at #18 this month with 1,191 sales and 1.2% share.

Previous month: Indonesia April 2014: Honda Mobilio confirms #2 spot

One year ago: Indonesia May 2013: Nissan Livina and Honda Freed shine

Full May 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia April 2014: Honda Mobilio confirms #2 spot

May 20th, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia April 2014. Picture courtesy of geppetto3d.comHas the Honda Mobilio plateaued already?

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New car sales in Indonesia are up another 5% year-on-year in April to 106,811 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to a record 435,280 units after just 4 months, up 9% on 2013 which was already a record year… The Toyota Avanza continues to slip down, grabbing ‘only’ 13.2% of the market in April vs. 14.3% year-to-date and 17.5% in 2013… The culprit? The Honda Mobilio, confirming its newly acquired 2nd spot with 7,526 sales and 7%, however this is already way below the 9.4% it hit last month which means the model may have plateaued already.

Toyota Yaris Indonesia April 2014The Toyota Yaris is back inside the Indonesian Top 10 thanks to the new model.

The Mobilio now trails the Toyota Agya year-to-date by just under 1,000 sales for the overall 2nd spot. In 4th place, the Toyota Kijang Innova is back above 5% share, while the Daihatsu Grand Max Pick-up is up two spots on March to #5 vs. #9 year-to-date. Notice also the Daihatsu Ayla down two ranks to #8 and the Daihatsu Xenia sinking lower to #9 and 3.3%, another side-effect of the Mobilio’s fantastic success. Meanwhile the Toyota Yaris jumps back inside the Top 10 thanks to the new model at #10 with 3,064 sales and 2.9% share.

Previous month: Indonesia March 2014: Honda Mobilio 2nd car in history at 10,000+ monthly sales

One year ago: Indonesia April 2013: Suzuki Ertiga #2, Toyota Etios in Top 10

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Indonesia March 2014: Honda Mobilio second car in history above 10,000 monthly sales!

April 16th, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia March 2014. Picture courtesy of merdeka.comThe Honda Mobilio is a smashing success in Indonesia.

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A 5th consecutive all-time record year is now well within the realm of possibles in Indonesia, with March sales up another 18% year-on-year to 113,079 registrations, which brings the First Quarter total to 328,469 units, up 11% on 2013. We are now looking at a Full Year 2014 around 1.36 million units at this rate. History is being written this month in the Indonesian models ranking: the Toyota Avanza finally has found its match in the Honda Mobilio, gone from 1,508 sales in January to 6,241 in February and a huge 10,592 in March (+70%) for a 9.4% market share, and thus becoming only the second model in the history of automobile in Indonesia to manage to sell over 10,000 units in a single month! Only the Toyota Avanza had achieved this before.

Toyota Avanza Indonesia March 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.co.idCan the Toyota Avanza lose its Indonesian pole position this year?

If this month the Toyota Avanza drops over 3 percentage points vs. its Full Year 2013 result at 14.4% vs. 17.5%, also hit hard by the smashing success of the Mobilio are the Daihatsu Xenia down to #8 and 3.2% share vs. #2 and 5.3% over the Full Year 2013 and the Suzuki Ertiga down to #9 and 3.1% vs. #4 and 5.2% in 2013. The Mobilio also single-handedly pushes Honda from #5 brand in February to #2 this month at 14,529 units and 12.8% (vs. 10.7% last month), passing Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Daihatsu while Toyota remains by far in pole position with 38,961 sales and 34.5%.

Honda Mobilio Indonesia March 2014. Picture courtesy of gaadi.comHonda Mobilio

The Toyota Agya is down one spot to a still splendid third position thanks to 6,648 units and 5.9% share (6.3% year-to-date), while the Toyota Kijang Innova is back up one rank to #4 both this month and year-to-date. Below the Suzuki Carry Pick-up, we have an excellent hold for the Daihatsu Ayla at #6 and the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R remains at #14.

Previous month: Indonesia February 2014: Honda Mobilio #3, now a serious threat to Avanza!

One year ago: Indonesia March 2013: Daihatsu Xenia back with a vengeance

Full March 2014 Top 20 models and Top 4 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Indonesia February 2014: Honda Mobilio #3, now a serious threat to Toyota Avanza!

March 15th, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia February 2014The Honda Mobilio has been conceived with the Toyota Avanza as a clear target.

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The Indonesian new car market is in the midst of a fascinating, never seen before evolution and each month brings us its lot of surprises. Firstly it looks like 2014 will mark a 5th consecutive all-time record year, with new car sales up 8% on 2013 both in February at 111,767 registrations and year-to-date at 215,277. Secondly we witness the appearance of a new blockbuster seller this month. The once dominating trio Toyota Avanza-Daihatsu Xenia-Toyota Innova was first disturbed 18 months ago by the Suzuki Ertiga, then late last year by the arrival of the low cost green car couple Toyota Agya-Daihatsu Ayla, with the Agya ranking #2 overall in November and December. Now is the turn of the Honda Mobilio…

Honda Mobilio Indonesia February 2014bCan the Mobilio challenge the Avanza for the title of Indonesia’s best-seller?

The mini MPV version of the Honda Brio squarely is aimed at the Toyota Avanza, and after making its very first appearance inside the Indonesian Top 20 last month at #18, it literally explodes in February, multiplying its sales by 4 and gaining 15 spots to land on the third step of the podium at 6,241 sales and 5.6% share. The Avanza is still a fair way away at 15,708 and 14.1%, but it is very interesting to note that the Avanza’s market share so far in 2014 (14.5%) is a significant 3 percentage points lower than its Full year 2013 level (17.5%)… Plus the similarly sized Datsun Go+ will launch later this year and will undercut both the Avanza and Mobilio in price.

Datsun Go+ Indonesia February 2014Unless the Datsun Go+ settles it once and for all later this year…

The Mobilio enables Honda to break into the Top 5 most popular brands at #5 with 11,915 sales and 10.7%, below Toyota (34.6%), Daihatsu (17%), Mitsubishi (12.9%) and Suzuki (12.2%). Other notable movements in the Indonesian models ranking this month include the Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-up back up to #4, the Suzuki APV back up to #10 and the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R up a further 3 spots to reach a best-ever #14.

Previous month: Indonesia January 2014: Honda Mobilio breaks into Top 20

One year ago: Indonesia February 2013: Suzuki Ertiga up to 2nd place!

Full February 2014 Top 20 models and Top 5 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Indonesia January 2014: Honda Mobilio breaks into Top 20

February 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia January 2014. Picture courtesy of viva.co.idHonda Mobilio

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New car sales in Indonesia are up a very healthy 9% year-on-year in January to 103,494 registrations, and once again Toyota is by far the best-selling carmaker thanks to 34,552 sales for a 33.4% market share. No surprises in pole position: the Toyota Avanza still reigns supreme with 16,312 units and 15.8% share while the Toyota Agya seems to start stabilising just above a brilliant 6% share at 6,522 sales and 6.3%, ahead of the Toyota Innova at 5.2% which makes the podium 100% Toyota this month. The Daihatsu Xenia is back up to #5 but still far off its FY2013 level of #2 and 5.3% share, whereas the Daihatsu Ayla loses a bit of steam, down 3 spots on December to #7 and 3.6%.

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R Indonesia January 2014Suzuki Karimun Wagon R

There are a few interesting movements and newcomers further down the Top 20 this month: the Honda Brio Satya (low priced green car) repeats the 12th spot it hit last November thanks to 2,297 sales and 2.2% while its slightly more up-market twin the Honda Brio is up to #16 and 1.8% share. We welcome the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R among the 20 most successful models in the country at #17 with 1,693 sales but the most interesting development is the arrival of the Honda Mobilio at #18 with 1,508 units and 1.5%. The Mobilio is a small MPV variant of the Brio produced locally that is squarely targeted at the Toyota Avanza. It will be fascinating to follow its progression over the next couple of months. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Spin just outside the Top 20 at 1,160 sales.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2013: Toyota Avanza tops new record market

Previous month: Indonesia December 2013: Toyota Agya confirms #2 spot

One year ago: Indonesia January 2013: Avanza #1, Suzuki Ertiga beats records

Full January 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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