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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

Full February 2015 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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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

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

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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

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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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