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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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Indonesia Full Year 2013: Toyota Avanza tops new record market

January 29th, 2014 2 comments

Toyota Avanza Indonesia 2013Toyota Avanza in Ubud, Indonesia

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The Indonesian new car market is still booming: after breaking the symbolic 1 million annual sale milestone for the first time in 2012, it is up a further 10% in 2013 to reach a record-setting 1,226,199 registrations. This is the 4th consecutive all-time record year for new car sales in Indonesia after 2010 (764,710), 2011 (894,180) and 2012 (1,116,224). It means Indonesia is still the 14th biggest car market in the world but its deficit over Italy (#13) has thawed from almost 300,000 units in 2012 to less than 85,000 this year… In fact, in 2013 the all-time Indonesia monthly volume record was beaten twice: in July (112,183) and September (115,974).

Daihatsu Ayla Indonesia 2013. Picture courtesy of www.mesinbalap.comDaihatsu Ayla

This performance is all the more impressive when you take into account that in 2013 the local currency has depreciated about 27% against the US dollar, increasing production costs of cars with imported components, and the benchmark interest rate has been raised from 5.75% to 7.50% between June and November, impacting the car market given 75% of Indonesian car buyers use a loan for the purchase. These elements have been counterbalanced by the introduction of the low cost green car (LCGC) with a price tag of around USD8,200. The main event in the models ranking this year indeed is the thunderous arrival of the twins Toyota Agya, #13 overall but #2 in November and December, and Daihatsu Ayla, #16 over the full year but up to #4 over the last two months of the year

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia 2013Suzuki Ertiga sales are up a whopping 86% year-on-year in 2013.

Atop the models sales charts, the Toyota Avanza still reigns supreme and unlocks its 8th consecutive year in pole position thanks to sales growing faster than the market at +11% to a record 213,458 units and 17.5% share, the first time any single model manages to sell over 200,000 units in a single year in Indonesia. Its twin the Daihatsu Xenia holds onto its 2nd place, but just: down a harsh 12% to 64,611 sales and 5.3% it is only 72 units above the Toyota Kijang Innova down 10% to 64,539. Excellent operation of the Suzuki Ertiga, up a huge 86% on 2012 to land in 4th position with 63,317 sales and 5.2% for its first full year in market.

Daihatsu Gran Max Pickup Indonesia 2013The Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-up is up 27% in 2013.

Other great performers this year in Indonesia include the Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-up up 27% to #5, the Mitsubishi T120 SS Pick-up up 14% to #9, Honda Jazz up 31% to #10, Honda CR-V up 38% to #14 and the Suzuki APV Pick-up up 24% to #15. Perspectives for 2014 are still sunny: in spite of an expected price raise by Toyota to compensate for increased production costs due to the depreciated rupiah, the market is expected to grow between 5 and 10% to pass 1.3 million units this year. One reason being the legislative and presidential elections which are expected to generate USD3.6 billion of funds flowing on the domestic market, part of which will be used to buy cars.

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

Previous year: Indonesia Full Year 2012: Toyota Avanza #1 in millionaire market

Two years ago: Indonesia Full Year 2011: Toyota Avanza still #1 in record market

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Indonesia December 2013: Toyota Agya confirms #2 spot

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Agya Indonesia December 2013. Picture courtesy of topcarsinfo.comThe Toyota Agya breaks its market share record once again this month at 6.7%.

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New car sales in Indonesia are up 5% year-on-year in December to 94,069 registrations, the first time since last August that the market dips below 100,000 monthly units. This brings the overall Full Year 2013 market to a new all-time record at 1,226,199 sales. No surprises in pole position: the Toyota Avanza still reigns supreme with 11,708 sales however its market share is down to 12.4% this month vs. 17.4% over the full year. The event of the month is the Toyota Agya confirming the 2nd spot it brilliantly held for the first time in November, thanks to 6,319 units and 6.7%, a new market share record for the model.

Daihatsu Ayla Indonesia December 2013. Picture courtesy of otomotifnet.comDaihatsu Ayla

The Suzuki Ertiga is back up 6 spots on last month to #3 with 5,016 sales and 5.3% share, very close to its full year levels, while the Daihatsu Ayla also confirms the record 4th place it hit in November at 4,740 units and 5%, here too a new market share record for the nameplate. This means the Agya/Ayla combo now commends 11.8% of the Indonesian car market vs. 12.4% for the Avanza! Notice also the Toyota Kijang Innova down 4 spots to #7, the Daihatsu Xenia stuck at a horrid 8th place vs. #2 over the full year, the Nissan Grand Livina back up 4 ranks to #9 and the Daihatsu Terios up 5 to #10.

Previous month: Indonesia November 2013: Toyota Agya up to 2nd place!

One year ago: Indonesia December 2012: It’s an Avanza-Xenia invasion… (photo report)

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

December 17th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Agya Indonesia November 2013. Picture courtesy of sportku.comToyota Agya

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New car sales in Indonesia continue on their incredible run, up a further 8% year-on-year in November to 111,741 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,132,130 units, up 10% on 2012. The Toyota Avanza still reigns supreme, back up to 17% market share thanks to 19,013 sales, but the big news this month is the 2nd place of the Toyota Agya at 6,591 units and 5.9% share, up 2 ranks and over one percentage point on its October score. Its twin the Daihatsu Ayla is up one spot to #4 with 5,095 sales and 4.6%, its best so far as well. This means the two locally produced models already account for over 10% of the Indonesian new car market!

Daihatsi Ayla Indonesia November 2013Daihatsu Ayla

The Agya and Ayla are Toyota’s answer to the new Indonesian Government Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) regulation which exempts from the luxury tax models made up from at least 60% domestic components, priced between Rp 50 million and 85 million with a maximum displacement of 1,200cc and fuel efficiency of at least 20 km/l. The Honda Brio Satya is the next candidate and it is up a fantastic 8 spots to #12 at 2,110 units and 1.9%. The Toyota Innova is down one rank to #3 and is now threatening the Daihatsu Xenia for 2nd place year-to-date at 62,398 vs. 62,727.

Previous month: Indonesia October 2013: Toyota Agya up to #4, Daihatsu Ayla #5

One year ago: Indonesia November 2012: Toyota Avanza breaks record

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

November 18th, 2013 8 comments

Toyota Agya Indonesia October 2013. Picture courtesy of otomotifzone.comThe Toyota Agya is up to #4 in Indonesia for its 2nd month in market.

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New car sales in Indonesia are definitely not slowing down their incredible growth: up 5% on October 2012 which at the time was an all-time record to 112,038 registrations, no less than the 3rd biggest month ever in the country below last September and July… The Toyota Avanza is still by far the most popular model in Indonesia, accounting for just under 16% of the market at 17,809 sales. It is now followed by the Toyota Kijang Innova, back up 2 spots on last month to #2 at 6,036 units and 5.4% and passing the Suzuki Ertiga to reclaim the #3 spot year-to-date. The Daihatsu Xenia remains #3 with 5,918 sales and 5.3% and is still #2 year-to-date at 59,466 units and 5.8%, meaning the Avanza/Xenia twins command 23.7% of the Indonesian car market so far in 2013!

Daihatsu Ayla Indonesia October 2013. Picture of viva.co.idThe Daihatsu Ayla already ranks within the Top 5 best-sellers in Indonesia.

But the big surprise is below and it’s another piece of good news for Toyota: the Agya is up 3 spots to reach #4 for only its 2nd month in market thanks to 5,343 sales and 4.8% share, and is followed by its twin the Daihatsu Ayla at #5 with 4,929 units and 4.4%! The two locally produced models already account for almost 10% of the Indonesian new car market and are Toyota’s answer to the new Indonesian Government Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) regulation which exempts from the luxury tax models made up from at least 60% domestic components, priced between Rp 50 million and 85 million with a maximum displacement of 1,200cc and fuel efficiency of at least 20 km/l. The Honda Brio Satya is the next candidate and it already appears at #20 this month. The Datsun Go, recently unveiled in India, should follow within the next few months. It’s never been such an exciting times for new car sales charts in Indonesia indeed!

Previous month: Indonesia September 2013: Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya in Top 7!

One year ago: Indonesia October 2012: Honda CR-V shines in record month

Full October 2013 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia September 2013: Daihatsu Ayla & Toyota Agya in Top 7!

October 21st, 2013 No comments

Daihatsu Ayla Indonesia Seprember 2013. Picture courtesy of www.mesinbalap.comDaihatsu Ayla

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After a one-month hiatus the Indonesian models ranking is back on BSCB with September total sales up a magnificent 14% year-on-year to break a new monthly record at 115,921 units (previous best: 112,195 last July), bringing the year-to-date total to 909,729 units, up 11% on 2012. This confirms 2013 will be another record year for new car sales in Indonesia. Below the unattainable Toyota Avanza, the Suzuki Ertiga confirms the 2nd spot it has been regularly holding this year thanks to 6,010 sales and 5.2% share, while both the all-new Daihatsu Ayla (#6 at 4,377 units) and its twin the Toyota Agya (#7 at 4,123) directly land inside the Indonesian Top 7 this month! Notice also the Chevrolet Spin down 5 ranks to #18.

Previous month: Indonesia August 2013: Suzuki strong again at 15.1% share

One year ago: Indonesia September 2012: Honda Brio in Top 10!

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Indonesia August 2013: Suzuki strong again at 15.1% share

September 19th, 2013 6 comments

Suzuki logo Indonesia August 2013Suzuki is #2 below only Toyota this month in Indonesia.

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New car sales are up a modest 4% year-on-year in August to 79,409 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 793,808 units, up 11% and still well on track for another record year. Only a brands ranking is available for now, I will update this article when models data pops up. No surprises in pole position: Toyota remains king by very far at 24,895 sales and 34.1% but it’s Suzuki that we find once again in 2nd place at 12,006 units and 15.1%, boosted by the success of the Eriga and above Daihatsu (14.7%) and Mitsubishi (13.2%) but still #3 year-to-date at 13.1% vs. 14.6% for Daihatsu.

Previous month: Indonesia July 2013: Chevrolet Spin up to #13 in record month

One year ago: Indonesia August 2012: Nissan Evalia up to #6

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Indonesia July 2013: Chevrolet Spin up to #13 in record month UPDATED

August 25th, 2013 4 comments

Chevrolet Spin Indonesia July 2013. Picture courtesy of review1st.comThe Chevrolet Spin could break into the Indonesian Top 10 in the coming months…

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If you thought the Indonesian new car market had reached its maximum by passing the 100,000 monthly units milestones 7 times since June 2012, think again. In July, new car sales in Indonesia smash their monthly record to 112,195 sales, up 10% year-on-year, and beating the previous best established in October 2012 at 106,806 units. Year-to-date, sales are up 12% on 2012 to 714,425 units. Toyota obviously dominates the brands ranking once again thanks to 39,212 sales and 34.9% while Suzuki resists in 2nd place at 16,838 units and 15%, earning it a third spot year-to-date at 12.9% share in between Daihatsu (14.5%) and Mitsubishi (12.9% also).

Toyota Avanza Indonesia July 2013No less than 21,307 Toyota Avanzas found a buyer in Indonesia in July alone!

Model-wise, the Toyota Avanza is more than ever the vehicle of choice for Indonesian consumers: the 21,307 units delivered this month (19% market share, its 2nd best in the last 16 months) could well be an all-time monthly record for the nameplate… The Suzuki Ertiga manages to rank #2 for the 2nd month in a row and the 4th time in the last 6 months with 6,834 sales and 6.1%. It is still #4 year-to-date however at 39,281 units and 5.5%, below the Daihatsu Xenia at 43,548 and 6.1% and the Toyota Kijang Innova at 40,512 and 5.7%.

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia July 2013The Ertiga pushes Suzuki to stratospheric heights in Indonesia.

But the most striking evolution in the Indonesian models ranking this month comes further down: after breaking into the country’s Top 20 best-sellers for the very first time last month, the Chevrolet Spin gains a further 5 spots to land at #13 with 1,966 sales and 1.8%, pushing Chevrolet up to another record-breaking month at 2,290 units and 2%, #8 manufacturer and now teasing Isuzu. Needless to say the Spin is the only non-Japanese model in the Indonesian Top 20 this month…

Previous post: Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

Previous month: Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

One year ago (almost): Indonesia August 2012: Nissan Evalia up to #6

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Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

July 27th, 2013 3 comments

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia June 2013bThe Suzuki Ertiga could shake up the models podium towards the end of 2013…

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After passing the million-unit annual sales mark for the first time last year, the Indonesian new car market continues all guns blazing in 2013: up 12% year-on-year after 6 months to 601,952 registrations and well on track for another record year. If the most popular vehicle has no worries to have, there is a little change below and more may be to come in the 2nd half… The Toyota Avanza is still by far Indonesia’s best-seller even though it gains less ground than the market at +7% to a record 103,489 units, resulting in a market share going from 18.5% to a still extremely enviable 17.2%. The Avanza becomes in the process the first ever vehicle to sell over 100,000 units in 6 months in the country.

Toyota Avanza Indonesia June 2013bToyota Avanza in Bali, Indonesia December 2012.

Compared to this time last year, the Avanza’s twin the Daihatsu Xenia and the Toyota Innova exchange positions to become #2 (+3%) and #3 (-11%) respectively but both lose share to 6.2% and 5.7%. But the big change comes in 4th place: launched last year to replace the APV and potentially get higher, the Suzuki Ertiga has done just that: it is up 279% to #4 with 32,447 sales and 5.4% but has ranked #2 three times in the last 5 months, which indicates the 2nd half will be a very interesting period to follow. The Ertiga could well shake things a little and jump on the year-end podium.

Honda CR-V Indonesia June 2013Honda CR-V in Bali, Indonesia December 2012.

The following 4 models are relatively stable in the scheme of things: the Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-up remains #5, the Suzuki Carry Pick-up is down 2 spots to #6, the Nissan Grand Livina stays #7 and the Toyota Rush is down 2 to #8. Not handicapped by flooded Thai factories anymore, the Honda Jazz is up a brilliant 60% year-on-year and 4 ranks to #9 at 16,056 units. Other great performers include the Honda CR-V up to #12, Toyota Dyna up to #15 and the Toyota Etios best-selling all-new model at #19 with 7,698 sales. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Spin at 2,847 units, it should break into the Top 20 by year-end and that would be a first for Chevrolet in Indonesia.

Previous post: Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

One year ago: Indonesia June 2012: First ever month at over 100,000 sales

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