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Indonesia May 2015: Toyota Avanza freefalls in lowest May in 4 years

June 19th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Avanza Indonesia May 2015Only 6.778 Toyota Avanza found a buyer in Indonesia in May.

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The Indonesian new car market is showing no sign of recovery: down a depressing 18% year-on-year in May to 79.236 registrations, the lowest May score in 4 years pulling the 5 month-tally down 16% on 2014 to 445.698 units. The big news this month is the particularly deflated score of the perennial leader the Toyota Avanza: down almost 50% on April to just 6.778 deliveries and 8.6% share, due to stocks thinning in anticipation of the new generation’s impending arrival. This is the first time the Avanza drops below 10.000 monthly units in Indonesia since the launch of the current generation in November 2011. Its twin the Daihatsu Xenia somehow benefits from the situation, up 5 spots on last month to #4 and 5.3% share vs. #6 and 3.7% year-to-date. The Toyota Agya is up one spot to #2 overall at 6.3%, overtaking the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap (5.4%). The Honda Mobilio is back up to #7, the Toyota Rush down to #8 but still one percentage point above its year-to-date level thanks to its facelift, the Honda Brio Satya shoots up 5 ranks to #9 and the honeymoon period is over for the Honda HR-V falling 7 spots on April to #14.

Previous month: Indonesia April 2015: New Toyota Rush breaks into Top 5

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

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Indonesia April 2015: New Toyota Rush breaks into Top 5

May 20th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Rush Indonesia April 2015Toyota Rush

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After 4 consecutive record years, the Indonesian new car market has been reversing gears for about 10 months now. But this is different. April sales are down 24% year-on-year to just 81.600 registrations, the steepest drop since the global recession in 2009, and pulling the year-to-date total down 16% to 366.452 units. There’s no plateauing for Indonesian new car sales that could be headed straight toward harsh recession if these decline rates continue for a couple more months. The Toyota Avanza is back to its implacable domination of the market with 14.3% share and more than double the sales of any other nameplate, while the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap confirms that commercial vehicles are resisting the nascent crisis a lot better wit another #2 finish.

Honda HR-V Indonesia April 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.co.idHonda HR-V

The Toyota Group even monopolises the Top 6 this month with the Toyota Agya at #4, its twin the Daihatsu Ayla at #6, the Toyota Kijang Innova at #4 and the April big news: the Toyota Rush shooting up 6 spots on March to an outstanding 5th place, the nameplate’s best ranking for at least 3 years thanks to a new and improved version launched exclusively in Indonesia. Its twin the Daihatsu Terios is also up 6 ranks to #13. Meanwhile, the Honda HR-V continues to tag along at stratospheric levels: #7 with 3.7% share in April.

Previous month: Indonesia March 2015: Honda HR-V confirms blockbuster status

One year ago: Indonesia April 2014: Honda Mobilio confirms #2 spot

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Indonesia March 2015: Honda HR-V confirms blockbuster status

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

Honda HR-V Indonesia March 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.co.idThe Honda HR-V posts a second consecutive month inside the Indonesian Top 5.

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The Indonesian new car market continues to readjust: down 12% year-on-year in March to 99,406 registrations, which brings the 1st Quarter total to 284,682 units, down 13% on 2014. The Toyota Avanza remains the best-selling vehicle in the country by far and its market share has stabilised around 13.2% (13.4% in FY14, 17.4% in FY13), with its biggest threat to the Honda Mobilio (10% share in May 2014), has now passed: the Mobilio is down to a miserable 14th place this month with 2.2% of the Indonesian market. In 2nd place with 6,149 sales, the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap continues to impress and confirms a new trend in this market: small pick-ups have gradually made their way to the top of the ranking in Indonesia commercial vehicles. The Suzuki Carry Pikap is #4 in March, while the Mitsubishi T120 SS (#12) and L300 (#13) are solid despite of their age.

Toyota Rush Indonesia March 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.co.idThe Toyota Rush is back up to #11 in March, its twin the Daihatsu Terios up to #19.

But the big event this month in Indonesia is the same as in February: the world-topping 5th position of the Honda HR-V with an improved 4.8% market share and a record 4,815 sales. The HR-V has hit the bullseye in Indonesia, opening up a new market for manufacturers keen to bank on this newfound love of Indonesian drivers for the small SUV segment- the Nissan Juke had never achieved such sales levels since its launch 4 years ago. The HR-V is pulling a handful of other SUVs in its wake this month: the Toyota Rush is spectacularly back inside the Top 20 at #11 and 2,772 sales with its twin the Daihatsu Terios up to #19 with 1,546 units (cumulative sales 4,318 or #6) while the Nissan X-Trail is strong again at #16 and 1,861 deliveries.

Previous month: Indonesia February 2015: Honda HR-V up to world-best #5

One year ago: Indonesia March 2014: Honda Mobilio 2nd car in history at 10,000+ monthly sales

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Indonesia February 2015: Honda HR-V up to world-best #5

March 18th, 2015 No comments

Honda HR-V Indonesia February 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Honda HR-V cracks the Indonesian Top 5 for its 2nd month in market…

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The Indonesian new car market clearly marks a pause in 2015 with February sales down a worrying 21% year-on-year to just 88,738 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 14% to 185,456 units. The Toyota Avanza remains master in command of the sales charts by far with 13.7% share, a notch above its level of the past 6 months. Commercial vehicles are less affected by the market slump and as a result rank higher so far in 2015: the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap is #2 again with a very strong 6.7% vs. #4 in 2014 and the Suzuki Carry Pikap ranks #4 with 4.8% vs. #6 in 2014.

Nissan X-Trail Indonesia February 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.co.idThe new Nissan X-Trail breaks into the Indonesian Top 15 this month.

But the main event in the Indonesian market this month is the supernatural 5th place of the Honda HR-V with a very impressive 3,885 sales and 4.4% share. The is the second launch vastly exceeding industry expectations for Honda, one year after the Mobilio climbed to #2 a couple of months after its introduction here. Further down, notice the Nissan X-Trail up to #14 with 1,669 sales, the Datsun GO+ at #16 with 1,602 units and the Honda CR-V back inside the Top 20 at #17 and 1,399 sales.

Previous month: Indonesia January 2015: Daihatsu Gran Max #2, Honda HR-V in Top 20

One year ago: Indonesia February 2014: Honda Mobilio #3, now a serious threat to Avanza

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Indonesia January 2015: Daihatsu Gran Max #2, Honda HR-V in Top20

February 19th, 2015 No comments

Honda HR-V Indonesia January 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.co.idThe Honda HR-V cracks the Indonesian Top 20 for its first month in market.

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The Indonesian new car market continues its readjustment: down a relatively brutal 9% year-on-year in January to 94,194 registrations. The Toyota Avanza sells exactly double any other nameplate in the market, but its 12.8% market share is lower than its FY2014 level. Rare at this level, the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap soars to 2nd place thanks to 6,150 deliveries, overtaking the Honda Mobilio at 5,456 while the Suzuki Carry Pikap lurks just behind at 5.4%. Excellent performances of the Honda Jazz at #7 vs. #14 in FY14 and Brio Satya at #9 vs. #12. But the big news in the Indonesian Top 20 this month is the arrival of the Honda HR-V at #16 with 1,513 sales for its very first month of sales in the country. A very promising start for the small Japanese SUV indeed.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2014: Toyota Avanza resists Honda Mobilio assault

One year ago: Indonesia January 2014: Honda Mobilio breaks into Top 20

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Indonesia Full Year 2014: Now with exclusive Top 95 models

February 13th, 2015 No comments

Mazda Biante Indonesia 2014The Mazda Biante ranks just outside the Indonesian Top 50 in 2014.

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For the first time on BSCB we are able to go beyond the traditional Top 20 models to extend the ranking to the Top 95, which is roughly 95% of all nameplates sold in the country. We learn that the Toyota Rush is in fact #10 instead of the Mitsubishi T120SS Pikap, the Honda Brio Satya shoots up to #12, combined sales of the Datsun GO and GO+ amount to 20,520 for a 16th place and the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R cracks the annual Top 20 for its first full year in market. Some nameplates that are extremely successful in neighbouring countries do poorly here: the Toyota Vios is #47, the Honda City #48, Toyota Corolla #49 and the Honda Civic #64. Reversely, in the country of the MPV, obscure models such as the Mazda Biante (#52) and VX-1 (#58) do very well.

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Indonesia Full Year 2014: Avanza resists Honda Mobilio assault

January 21st, 2015 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia 2014. Picture courtesy of cartradeThe Honda Mobilio peaked at 10% share in May.

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Whereas the Indonesian new car market evolved at record heights for most of the year, a horrendous last couple of months (November at -19% and December at -20%) mean it is down year-on-year for the first time since 2008 and only the 4th time in the past 15 years at -2% to 1.208.019 registrations. This result puts an end to a string of 4 consecutive record years between 2010 and 2013, in effect doubling the record annual tally from 603.774 sales (2008) to 1.229.902 (2013). The 2014 total is however still the 2nd strongest in the history of automobile in Indonesia, so not all bad news.

Toyota Avanza Indonesia 2014The Toyota Avanza is #1 in Indonesia for the 9th consecutive year.

One in every 3 new vehicles sold in Indonesia in 2014 was a Toyota, ultra-dominant in the brands ranking with just under 400,000 sales and 33.1% market share, also trusting the 2nd spot with its more mass market brand Daihatsu thanks to 185,226 units and 15.3%. Honda gets a boost from the Mobilio (more on this below), rounding out the podium and almost doubling its market share compared to 2013 to 13.2% and 159,147 sales. Suzuki and Mitsubishi also lodge 140,000+ units while Nissan and Isuzu follow way below. Chevrolet (#8) is the only non-Japanese brand in the Top 10!

Daihatsu Luxio Indonesia 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.co.idDaihatsu remains the #2 carmaker in Indonesia in 2014.

Traditionally excruciatingly stable, the Indonesian models ranking was completely reshuffled in 2014. Honda launched the Mobilio MPV, instantly hitting the bullseye with Indonesian consumers and becoming the first-ever serious threat to the Toyota Avanza’s domination since the latter took the lead of Indonesian sales charts back in 2006. Launched in January, the Mobilio was already #3 in February and #2 in March and finishes the year directly at #2 with 79,288 sales and 6.6% share. Even more impressively, it peaked at 10% share in May and 10,256 units in June – with the Avanza the only nameplate in Indonesian history to cross the 10,000 monthly unit-mark. In comparison, the Avanza drops 24% and 4 percentage points share vs. 2013 to 13.4% over the Full Year, its lowest annual share in a decade, and went as low as 11.9% in September. The Daihatsu Xenia (-28%) is hit full frontal and tumbles down from a seemingly solid #2 in 2013 to a paltry #8 this year, same story for the Suzuki Ertiga (-26%) going from #4 to #7.

Toyota Agya Indonesia 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.co.idThe Toyota Agya ranks #3 overall in 2014.

The second momentous event in the 2014 Indonesian models ranking is the first full year of sales of low cost green cars (LCGC) introduced in late 2013. The Toyota Agya keeps going strong, #2 for four straight months from November 2013 to February 2014 and then again in November this year, ending 2014 at a magnificent third place with 67,074 sales and 5.6% share. Its twin the Daihatsu Ayla also manages a Top 10 annual ranking at #9 but never matched its record level of #4 over the last two months of 2013, peaking at #6 in March.

Datsun GO+ Indonesia 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.co.idSuccessful launch in Indonesia for the Datsun GO+

Commercial vehicles are holding strong this year: the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap is up 19% to #4, the Suzuki Carry Pikap up 7% to #6 and the Mitsubishi T120SS Pikap down 1% to #11. Finally, ranking at #20 with an estimated 17,500 sales is the newly launched Datsun GO+ which peaked at #11 in both September and October, making Indonesia the 2nd country in the world along with Russia where the Datsun brand relaunch has been met with instant success. Overall GO/GO+ sales add up to 20,520 this year in Indonesia.

Previous month: Indonesia November 2014: Honda Brio Satya hits record, market down 19%

One year ago: Indonesia Full Year 2013: Toyota Avanza tops new record market

Two years ago: Indonesia Full Year 2012: Toyota Avanza #1 in millionaire market

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Indonesia November 2014: Honda Brio Satya hits record, market at -19%

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda Brio Satya Indonesia November 2014Honda Brio Satya (Thailand model shown)

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The uninterrupted period of explosive growth has brutally come to an end for new car sales in Indonesia: November sales are down a harsh 19% year-on-year to just 91,268 units. However thanks to very strong sales in the first half of the year, the year-to-date total is still up a fantastic 11% on 2013 to a record 1.129.566 deliveries. The Toyota Avanza gets rid of its archenemy this month: at 13% share it is down 3 percentage points on November 2013 but a huge 8.6 percentage points above the Honda Mobilio, crashing down 3 spots on October to #5 and 4.4% share. In second place with 6.5% of the market, the Toyota Agya reaches its second ever highest share below the 6.7% reached in December 2013 and February 2014. Both the Daihatsu Gran Max (#3 and 6.3%) and the Suzuki Carry (#4 and 4.9%) pickups also shine. Finally, notice the Honda Brio Satya hitting its best-ever ranking and share at #8 and 3.3% and the Datsun GO+ seeing the Top 10 receding before its eyes, down one spot on October to #12 and 2.2% share.

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

One year ago: Indonesia November 2013: Toyota Agya up to 2nd place!

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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

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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!

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