Malaysia August 2017: Volkswagen more than doubles sales

Volkswagen sales are up 113% year-on-year in Malaysia in August. 

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The Malaysian new car market is down 1.2% year-on-year in August to 51.709 registrations yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive at +3.8% to 384.730 units. Although declining by a harsh 12%, Perodua continues to reign supreme over the Malaysian charts with 36% share vs. 35.7% year-to-date, almost double the #2 Honda up 18% to 18.8%. Proton, which has been struggling in the past, rallies back up 45% to 12.5% share in third place, still one full percentage point below its YTD level of 13.5%. Toyota (-13%), Nissan (-19%), Isuzu (-10%) and Mazda (-22%) all struggle whereas BMW (+14%), Mercedes (+24%) and most strikingly Volkswagen (+113%) shine. Further down, notice also Volvo (+26%), Audi (+103%) and Peugeot (+119%) posting very solid gains.

Previous month: Malaysia July 2017: Perodua and Proton beat market back up 14%

One year ago: Malaysia August 2016: Bezza lifts Perodua up 28% in market down 2%

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Malaysia July 2017: Perodua and Proton beat market back up 14%

The new Persona helps Proton up 54% in July in Malaysia. 

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The Malaysian new car market rebounds back up 14% year-on-year in July to 48.533 units, bringing the year-to-date tally up 7% to 340.456 sales. Market leader Perodua frankly beats the market with a 25% year-on-year improvement to 39% share, its highest since last February. Honda (+10%) remains in 2nd place but it’s Proton that for once delivers the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 at +54% to 12.3% share, albeit on a particularly low base in July 2016. BMW (+31%) and Ford (+32%) also shine inside the Top 10 while outside, Hino (+60%), Volkswagen (+91%), Peugeot (+32%), Audi (+51%) and Daihatsu (+59%) impress but Nissan (-18%), Mitsubishi (-32%), Hyundai (-31%), Kia (-44%) and Subaru (-64%) disappoint.

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One year ago: Malaysia July 2016: Proton drops 64% in market down 28%

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Malaysia Full Year 2016: Models data now available (BSCB Exclusive)

The All-new Perodua Bezza lands at #6 in Malaysia in 2016. Picture motortrader.com.my

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We now have access to very rare models data for Malaysia over the Full Year 2016. The Perodua Axia is the most popular nameplate in the country for the second year running, following the market at -13% to a slightly improved 15.4% market share. Thanks to a contained 9% drop, the Perodua Alza is up two spots on 2015 to snap the 2nd place overall with 7.9% share, overtaking the Perodua Myvi (-23%) and Proton Saga (-36%). This way, Perodua monopolises the models podium for the first time. There is a big reshuffle in the best-selling foreign models: the Honda HR-V surges 59% to take the lead, breaking into the overall Top 5 at #5. It passes the Honda City (-29%), Toyota Vios (-40%), Nissan Almera (-29%) and Toyota Hilux (-32%).

The Proton Perdana is back inside the Malaysian Top 30 thanks to a new model. Picture careta.my

All-new for this year, the Perodua Bezza brilliantly lands directly in 6th place with 5.2% market share. The Proton Iriz (-4%) remains in the Top 10. Further down, notice the Honda Civic up 82% and 10 spots to #16, the Nissan Navara up 53% and 10 ranks to #19, the Nissan X-Trail up 77% to #24 and the Mazda2 up 82% to #33. The Proton Perdana is back inside the Top 30 thanks to a new model, the Toyota Sienta lands directly at #35. The Mitsubishi Outlander (#60), Proton Ertiga (#72), VW Vento (#93) and Chery H5 (#96) are the other new launches managing a Top 100 ranking in Malaysia in 2016.

Previous post: Malaysia June 2017: BMW and Volkswagen impress in market down 12%

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One year ago: Malaysia Full Year 2015: First year of reign for the Perodua Axia

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Malaysia June 2017: BMW and Volkswagen impress in market down 12%

The Tiguan helps Volkswagen gain 42% year-on-year in Malaysia in June. 

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After climbing 13% in May, the Malaysian new vehicle market is back down a harsh 12% in June to 50.275 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally is still in positive territory halfway through 2017 at +3.3% to 284.461 units. Market leader Perodua surfs just above the overall decline at -11% resulting in a strong 35.4% share vs. 35% so far in 2017. Honda drops 5% to 17.5% while Proton is up 4% to 14.4%, a notch above its 13.8% YTD share. In contrast Toyota (-22%), Nissan (-36%), Isuzu (-31%) and Mazda (-38%) freefall inside the Top 10 but Mercedes (+1%), BMW (+22%) and most impressively Volkswagen (+42%) post year-on-year gains. Further down the ranking, Audi (+84%), Volvo (+179%), Mini (+17%) and Porsche (+278%) are among the rare gainers.

Previous month: Malaysia May 2017: Honda and Proton outpace market up 13%

One year ago: Malaysia June 2016: Perodua soars 22% in stable market

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Malaysia May 2017: Honda and Proton outpace market up 13%

Honda sales are up 62% year-on-year in Malaysia in May. 

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The Malaysian new car market is up 13% year-on-year in May to 50.600 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 7.4% to 234.186 units. Brand leader Perodua follows the market at +13% to an ultra-dominant 34% share, but it’s below on the podium that the biggest gains are to be seen: Honda surges 62% to 18.1% share and Proton is up 42% to 14.2% whereas Toyota drops 1% to 12%, all manufacturer falling pretty close to their respective YTD levels. Only BMW (+18%) is in positive in the remainder of the Top 10, with Nissan (-15%), Mercedes (-4%), Isuzu (-11%) and Mazda (-25%) all losing ground. Below, let’s single out Subaru (+88%), Volvo (+527%) and Renault (+70%) all posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Malaysia April 2017: Honda, Proton and Toyota push up

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Malaysia April 2017: Honda, Proton and Toyota push up

Honda sales are up 22% year-on-year in April in Malaysia. 

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The Malaysian new car market edges past its year-ago score in April at +1% to 42.746 registrations, yet the year-to-date total is up 5.8% to 183.586 thanks to a good start of the year. Usually beating the market, leader Perodua drops 3% this month to 33.6% share, almost double the #2 Honda at 17% (+22%) with Proton (+25%) and Toyota (+42%) also both frankly outpacing the market. Below, Nissan (-28%), Mercedes (-33%), Isuzu (-15%) and Mazda (-24%) struggle but BMW (+35%), Kia (+41%) and most impressively Subaru (+147%) shine.

Previous post: Malaysia February 2017: Perodua up to 39.1% share in market up 12%

One year ago: Malaysia April 2016: Perodua dominates, VW Polo breaks into Top 10

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Malaysia February 2017: Perodua up to 39.1% share in market up 12%

The Bezza pushes Perodua just under 40% market share at home.

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After edging up just 0.1% in January, the Malaysian new vehicle market is definitely more colourful in February, posting a 12% gain to 42.455 and lifting the year-to-date tally up 5.6% to 87.122. Market leader Perodua reinforces its domination, outpacing the market at +18% to a stunning 39.1%, the brand’s second-ever highest market share below the 40.6% it hit last August. Like last month, Honda (+37%) thanks to the BR-V and HR-V and Toyota (+55%) potentially thanks to the new Sienta and new gen Vios are the biggest mass market gainers in the Malaysiam Top 10 this month. Premium brands Mercedes (+38%) and BMW (+16%) also shine inside the Top 10 whereas Nissan struggles at -35%. Below, notice Scania up 53%, Chery up 55%, Volvo also up 55% and Kia up 77%.

Previous month: Malaysia January 2017: Honda BR-V lifts market into positive (+0.1%)

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Malaysia January 2017: Honda BR-V lifts market into positive (+0.1%)

The BR-V helps boost Malaysian Honda sales up 50% in January.

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Stable market in Malaysia in January up just 0.1% to 44.667 registrations. Perodua remains the clear leader in the brands ranking but drops 9% to 31.8% share vs. 35.7% over the Full Year 2016. Honda on the other hand boasts a 50% improvement to 8.594 sales and 19.2% share vs. 15.8% in 2016, most likely due to the arrival in dealerships of the BR-V crossover. In contrast, Proton continues to struggle at -7% above Toyota up 95%. These four aforementioned manufacturers hold an astounding 80.2% of the Malaysian car market this month, with the remaining 41 sharing just 20% of the market – in other words bread crumbs. Let’s go one step further: if we remove Honda from the market data, Malaysian sales overall are actually down 7% at 36.073 vs. 38.848! Nissan (-57%), Mazda (-41%), Hino (-33%), Mitsubishi (-26%), Ford (-26%), Kia (-19%), Volkswagen (-19%) and Peugeot (-15%)  all struggle, but Lexus (+10%), Subaru (+13%), Porsche (+68%) and Chery (+260%) shine.

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Malaysia Full Year 2016: Perodua hits record share in market down 13%

The Perodua Axia is #1 in Malaysia for the second year in a row. 

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Down 13% in 2016 to 580.124 units, the Malaysian new vehicle market suffers its first decline after six consecutive years of growth, and its first time below 600.000 units since 2009 (536.905). Both passenger vehicles (514.545) and commercials (65.579) drop 13%. In terms of sub-segment, among passenger vehicles only the 4×4/SUV category is up 7.5% to 63.963 with passenger cars down 14.1% to 389.980, MPVs down a steep 21.1% to 56.733 and window vans down 37.6% to 3.869. Among commercials, panel vans are up 27.2% to 3.346 and buses are up 22.7% to 914 but pickup trucks are down a harsh 18.9% to 44.687, trucks are down 0.3% to 15,389 and prime movers are down 15.6% to 1.243. Looking ahead into 2017, the Malaysian Automobile Association (MAA) predicts sales up by a moderate 1.7% to remain below the 600.000 mark at 590.000. This is split into 522.000 passenger vehicles (+1.4%) and 68.000 commercials (+3.7%).

The all-new Perodua Bezza allows the brand to limit its 2016 decline to 3%.

The new generation Persona seems to have stabilised Proton sales. 

TIV=Total Industry Volume. Source: MAA

2016 is the year of Perodua in Malaysia: thanks to sales down just 3%, the local carmaker improves its market share to an all-time high 35.7% vs. 32% a year ago. Honda also dips only 3% and as a result overtakes the other homegrown brand – Proton, struggling at -29% – to become the #2 carmaker in the country with 15.8% share. Proton sales seem to have bottomed up towards the end of the year though, thanks to the arrival of the new generation Persona. Toyota freefalls 32% in 4th place, ahead of Nissan (-14%) while Isuzu gains one spot to #6 thanks to deliveries actually up 1%. Mercedes (+9%) and BMW (+20%) are the best performers in the Top 10, with Chevrolet (+0.1%), Mini (+19%), Hino (+20%), Renault (+27%), Volvo (+51%), Subaru (+53%) and Tata (+3469%) also positing positive results inside the Top 30. The Perodua Axia is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the second year running.

Previous month: Malaysia November 2016: Proton resists best in market down 12.5%

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Malaysia November 2016: Proton resists best in market down 12.5%

proton-persona-malaysia-november-2016-picture-courtesy-autofreaks-comProton sales are lifted by the new generation Persona. 

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The Malaysian new car market continues to struggle: after dropping 14% in October, it is down another 12.5% in November to 49.085 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 14% to 515.293 units. For once, Proton (+2%) is the manufacturer in the Top 6 to resist the best to this adversary environment: it is even the only one registering a year-on-year gain. Market leaders Perodua (-9%) and Honda (-4%) outpace the market but below Proton, Toyota (-33%), Nissan (-18%) and Isuzu (-13%) fare worse. Mercedes (+5%) and most impressively BMW (+22%) fare the best in the Top 10. Further down, Hino (+24%), Subaru (+49%), Mitsubishi Fuso (+19%), Volvo (+48%) and Chevrolet (+28%) shine inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Malaysia October 2016: Perodua, Honda, Proton resist, market at -14%

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