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New car sales in Malaysia are down 2% year-on-year in October to 54,187 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 546,492 units, now up a very feeble 0.5% to a record 546,492 units after 10 months. Perodua shoots up to 32.6% share thanks to 17,683 sales, for the first time more than doubling its local competitor’s score: Proton is down to 15% share this month. Although there is still no official models data for Malaysia as the MyCC (Malaysian Competition Commission) prevents transparency in the industry by making it illegal for companies to share their model sales data as it believes this will cause prices to go up, this shift is most likely due to the large number of deliveries of the new Perodua Axia.
As at September 25, the company reported it had 20,000 bookings and more continued to be received daily. Proton had also launched the new Iriz but it is likely that deliveries had not commenced yet. According to local publication Motortrader, during this quarter the industry is expecting very challenging times, making another record year unlikely. The strict requirements in the Hire-Purchase (H-P) loan process slows down transactions, mainly affecting the lower end of the market which accounts for a large share. This strict policy, directed by Bank Negara, is expected to remain in force because of the need to prevent an excessively high number of defaulters and also to try to control growing household debt in the country.
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One year ago: Malaysia October 2014: Market up 6%, still on track for record year
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New car sales in Malaysia are down a harsh 13% year-on-year in September to 47.771 registrations, however the year-to-date total still stands at a record 492.302 units, up 1% on 2013. Both local manufacturers Perodua and Proton, while still comfortably leading the market, post market shares below their year-to-date levels at 25.4% and 16.9% respectively vs. 28.5% and 18.4% so far in 2014. Reversely, Toyota (15.6%), Honda (12.9%) and Nissan (7.1%) and all well above their 2014 level.
Previous month: Malaysia August 2014: Perodua solid in stable market
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Perodua recently unveiled the Axia (aka Daihatsu Ayla)
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New car sales in Malaysia are up by a tiny 0.04% year-on-year (or 21 units!) to 51,125 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 444,534 units, up 3% on 2013. Perodua remains very strong at 28.5% market share thanks to 14,585 sales, ahead of Proton (16.8%), Toyota (15.2%), Honda (13.1%) and Nissan (6.2%). No other manufacturer manages to hold more than 2.5% of the Malaysian market this month, with Kia (1.9%) and BMW (1.3%) clearly over-performing on their year-to-date levels.
Previous month: Malaysia July 2014: Market up 3%
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Proton Preve and Suprima S
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New vehicle sales in Malaysia are up 3% year-on-year in July to 60,267 registrations. According to the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), this increase is due to the the festive period starting and many people deciding to get new cars to celebrate. The year-to-date total now stands at 393,409 units after 7 months, 3% ahead of the same period in 2013. Very stable brands ranking this month with the Top 5 identical to the year-to-date ranking: Perodua dominates with a particularly strong 31.8% share ahead of Proton at 18.3%, Toyota at 13.8%, Honda at 11.1% and Nissan at 6.4%. Notice Ford up to #6 and Kia up to #8 ahead of Hyundai.
Previous month: Malaysia June 2014: Perodua dominates market again
One year ago: Malaysia July 2013: Strongest monthly result in 5 years!
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The Perodua Myvi should still be the best-selling model in Malaysia.
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Malaysian consumers bought 58,561 cars in June, bringing the half-year total to a record 333,142 units, up 6% on 2013. This increase is due to a boost in passenger cars sales while commercial vehicles are down 3% over the period. As a result the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) raised its 2014 forecast to 680,000 units instead of 670,000 units initially. Perodua remained the most popular manufacturer in Malaysia over the period with 94,500 sales and 28.4% share vs. 30.9% one year ago, ahead of Proton (18.9%), Toyota (15.3%) and Honda (11.2%). In June, Ford overtakes Mitsubishi to rank 6th while BMW and Mercedes both pass Kia to #12 and #13 respectively.
Previous month: Malaysia May 2014: Honda and Mazda strong
One year ago: Malaysia: Full Year prediction upped to record 638,000 units
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Honda holds 13.2% of the Malaysian car market (Thailand City pictured).
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New car sales in Malaysia are up 13% year-on-year in May to 55,939 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 274,581 units, up 6% on 2013. Perodua leads the brands charts once again thanks to 16,104 sales and 28.8% share vs. 28.3% year-to-date, ahead of Proton at 18.2% vs. 19.3% and Toyota at 14.5% vs. 15.1%. Honda has a particularly good month, potentially thanks to the launch of the new gen City, traditionally a strong seller here: 7,365 sales and 13.2% in May vs. 10.9% year-to-date. Notice also Mazda at #6 and 2.3% vs. 1.7%.
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One year ago: Malaysia May 2013: Market down 15% year-on-year
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Perodua Myvi. Picture by Shandys Lee, all rights reserved.
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New car sales in Malaysia are up a very solid 12% year-on-year in April to 58,732 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 218,642 units, up 4% on 2013 which was already a record year. After dropping to 27.7% market share in March, local manufacturer Perodua almost passes the 30% share milestone at 29.9% in April thanks to 17,538 sales. It did so in February at 30.8%. Reversely, the 2nd local carmaker, Proton, is down to 17.2% at 10,091 units vs. 19.6% year-to-date, now threatened for 2nd place by Toyota at 15.6% and 9,169 sales. Honda is stronger and stronger at 11.8% vs. 10.3% year-to-date whereas Nissan gets weaker at 5.9% vs. 7.1%. All other manufacturers only hold 2.2% share or less, and among them let’s salute Mazda up 4 spots on March to #7, Peugeot up 3 to #14 and Audi up 8 to #18.
Previous month: Malaysia March 2014: Toyota close to 17% share
One year ago: Malaysia April 2013: Very healthy market up 19% year-on-year
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The new Vios helped Toyota up to 16.8% share this month.
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The Malaysian new car market is up 2% year-on-year in March to 58,919 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 159,910 units, up just 1% on 2013. Perodua at 27.7% share and Proton at 20.9% are very close to their year-to-date levels (27.5% and 20.5% respectively), but Toyota shoots up to 16.8% share thanks to 9,886 sales in March vs. 15.1% so far in 2013. Boosted by strong sales of the all-new Vios, can Toyota threaten Proton for the 2nd spot overall later this year? The entire Top 8 brands are identical in March vs. year-to-date. Let’s also salute Kia back up 6 spots on February to #9 and Chevrolet up two to #8
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Perodua MyVi. Picture by Shandys Lee, all rights reserved.
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According to Malaysian website Motortrader, while it was expected that February would be another weak month after January in Malaysia because of the long Lunar new year holidays, new vehicle registrations were actually 445 units above January at 50,718 units, which is 12.5% higher than February 2013. The year-to-date total is up 1% on 2013 at 100,991 registrations. A year-on-year increase was to be expected as this time last year, politicians made promises of lowering prices of new vehicles and people decided to wait till after the elections as a result, creating some disruption in car sales. But the year-on-year gain was higher than expected. It should continue in March with the launch of two new models in the country: the new generations Mazda3 and Honda City.
The new generation Mazda3 launches this month in Malaysia.
Brand-wise, the market increase in February was lifted by great performances of the Top 3 best-sellers: Perodua is up to 15,609 sales and 30.8% market share vs. 24.1% in January, Proton is up to 10,684 units and 21.1% vs. 19.4% last month and Toyota is up to 7,721 sales and 15.2% vs. 13.1% in January. Other great performers include Hyundai-Inokom up 3 spots to #7, Volkswagen up one to #8, Peugeot up 3 to #11, Mercedes also up 3 to #13 and Lexus up 4 to #18.
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One year ago: Malaysia February 2013: Market down 18%
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