Malaysia June 2016: Perodua soars 22% in stable market

Perodua Axia Malaysia June 2016. Picture courtesy of paultan.orgPerodua is more dominant than ever at home in Malaysia. 

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The Malaysian new car market levels with its score from a year ago in June at 57.358 units (-0.1%), meaning a First Half 2016 tally down 15% to 275.459. Perodua vastly outperforms the market with sales up 22% to 20.044 and 34.9% share, in line with its 35.3% year-to-date level, Honda is back to the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date thanks to deliveries up 7% to 9.254 for a 16.1% share, distancing Proton at 12.1% (-25%) and Toyota at 11.9% (-24%). Nissan gains 13% to #5, Isuzu is up 9% to #6, BMW up 13% to #10, and beyond the Top 10 Hyundai (+23%), Daihatsu (+38%), Kia (+38%), Chevrolet (+56%), Subaru (+78%) and Renault (+100%) take off.

The top of the BSCB Exclusive models ranking is unchanged on May with the Perodua Axia leading at 16.5% share ahead of the Perodua Alza, Perodua Myvi, Proton Saga, Honda HR-V and Toyota Vios. If last month most Toyota nameplates got a boost, this time it’s the turn of Honda, with the Accord up 9 spots on May to #12, the CR-V up 19 to #16 and the Civic also up 19 to #18. Further down, notice the Mercedes GLE and Toyota Alphard both remaining strong at #39 and #42 respectively and the Kia Rio up 14 to #47.

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Toyota Hilux Malaysia May 2016The Toyota Hilux is catching up on lost ground after a weak April score.

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Malaysian new car sales are down a further 13% to 44.669 units in May, pulling the year-to-date total down 18% to just 218.101 deliveries in five months vs. 264.818 over the same period a year ago. Leader Perodua follows the market at -12% to 34.1% share and Toyota comes in at #2 despite sales down 19% to a strong 13.7% share vs. 9.4% year-to-date. Honda is down 9% to 12.7% but remains #2 year-to-date at 13.9% whereas Proton crumbles 39% to 11.3% share vs. 13.2% so far this year. Further down, Volkswagen continues to impress at +133%, with BMW (+27%), Isuzu (+26%), Kia (+23%) and Daihatsu (+23%) also frankly outpacing the market.

Model-wise, the Top 5 is stable once again with the Perodua Axia the solid leader at 14.8% share ahead of the Perodua Alza (10.3%), Myvi (9%), Proton Saga (7%) and Honda HR-V (5.9%). The Toyota Vios stays at #6 and gains one spot year-to-date to #7 while the Toyota Hilux, down to a low #24 in April, catches up on lost ground this month, ranking 7th with almost double the market share it holds so far in 2016 at 3.8% vs. 2%. In fact, most Toyotas get a welcome boost such as the Corolla (#12), Hiace (#16), Camry (#20) and Avanza (#22).

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

VW Polo Malaysia April 2016. Picture courtesy carlist.myThe VW Polo is among Malaysia’s 10 best-sellers in April. 

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The Malaysian new car market continues to perform poorly in 2016: April sales are down 7% to 42.177 with market leaders Perodua (-15%), Honda (-9%), Proton (-10%) and Toyota (-32%) all falling even faster than the market. On the contrary, Volkswagen (+106%), Mazda (+85%), Mitsubishi (+183%), Ford (+74%) and Volvo (+341%) post brilliant gains.

In the models ranking – exclusive to BSCB – the Top 5 is identical to the year-to-date order with a podium 100% Perodua composed of the Axia in the lead at 15.4% followed by the Alza and Myvi. The Proton Saga and Honda HR-V round up the Top 5, with the latter commending an outstanding 6.6% share, only 54 units off the #4 spot. The Toyota Vios gains two spots to #6, the locally-assembled VW Polo surprises and breaks into the overall Top 10 for the very first at #9 (+10) thanks to 981 sales, the Toyota Corolla is up 5 to #13 and the Toyota Camry up 14 to #21.

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Perodua Alza Malaysia March 2016The Perodua Alza is now #2 year-to-date in Malaysia with over 10% share. 

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A year ago the imminent implementation of a new Goods & Service Tax had resulted in a surge in forward purchases, and the logical – yet dramatic – effect this year is a 28% drop to just 48.800 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 22% to 131.267 registrations. Perodua (-22%) and Honda (-23%) drop slightly less than the market to top the brands ranking while Proton crumbles down 47% to just 11.3% market share vs. 14.6% year-to-date. Nissan (-13%) and Mazda (-6%) limit their fall whereas Mitsubishi (+1%), Mercedes (+1%) and Volkswagen (+6%) but none more than BMW (+65%) actually improve year-on-year.

In the models ranking – exclusive to BSCB – the Perodua Axia remains master in command with 16.1% share above the Perodua Alza at 10.5% and now #2 year-to-date and the Perodua Myvi at 9.5%. Honda places both the HR-V and the City inside the Top 6.

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Honda HR-V Malaysia February 2016. Picture courtesy shopcar.com.brThe Honda HR-V is by far the best-selling non-Malaysian model in February. 

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The Malaysian new car market is hit hard by the Lunar new year period falling earlier than last year with sales down a harsh 25% to just 37.876 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 18% to 82.467. Perodua follows the market at -25% and holds onto an extremely strong 37% market share, while Proton falls faster a -28% to a weak 15.7% share. Honda (-7%) resists at 14.8% share, almost double its follower Toyota (-42%) with Nissan and Mazda (-21%) both improving their presence slightly. Isuzu (+1%), Volkswagen (+7%), BMW (+19%) and Mercedes (+33%) go against the grain, all posting positive results. Model-wise, it’s a podium 100% Perodua this month with the Axia at 17.1% share – more than any other brand, the Myvi at 10.1% and the Alza at 9.8% all distancing the Proton Saga (9.5%). The Honda HR-V hits its best ever share at 6.6%, above the Honda City and Nissan Almera. The VW Polo (#17)  and Mercedes GLE (#49) also make themselves noticed.

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Proton Saga Malaysia January 2016. Picture courtesy funtastickodesign.wordpress.comThe Proton Saga jumps to 2nd place with 10.6% share. 

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After a particularly strong December score edged annual sales onto a 4th consecutive record year, January sales a definitely deflated at -12% to just 44.591 registrations. Perodua is non-plussed and improves its market share further to 34.8% thanks to sales down just 3% to 15.538, but Proton (-13%) and Honda (-12%) follow the market while Nissan (-22%) and Toyota (-27%) lose significant share. Mazda gains 55% and Mercedes surges 139%, with other manufacturers in positive including Isuzu (+9%), BMW (+23%), Hino (+6%), Subaru (+28%) and Audi (+9%).

Proton Iriz Malaysia January 2016. Picture courtesy topgear.comThe Proton Iriz is up to #7.

In the models ranking, the Perodua Axia easily holds onto the top spot thanks to 7.060 sales and 15.8%, it is followed this month by the Proton Saga at 10.7%, the Perodua Alza at 9.8% and the Perodua Myvi a 9.2%. The Honda HR-V brilliantly snaps the #1 foreign ranking at #5 overall with 2.511 sales and 5.6% share, ahead of the Honda City. Notice also the Proton Iriz up to #7, the Ford Ranger up to #11, Mitsubishi Triton up to #13 vs. #21 in 2015, Nissan X-Trail up to #18 vs. #38 and the Mazda2 up to #23 vs. #47.

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

Perodua Axia Malaysia 2015. Picture courtesy thestar.com.myThe Perodua Axia spends its first full year in Malaysia at #1.  

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For the first ever time on BestSellingCarsBlog we can share with you an All-models ranking for Malaysia. Whereas the year-to-date total was still lagging behind 2014 after 11 months, a last minute surge at 69.401 registrations in December has made 2015 the sixth consecutive year above 600.000 annual sales and the 4th record year in a row at 666.674 registrations, up  minuscule 0.02% or 187 units on 2014. This result was achieved despite adverse market conditions including the introduction of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in April, the weakening of the local currency the ringgit and the slump in oil prices having a big impact to the country’s economy.

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Passenger cars drive the market in 2015 with a 0.5% improvement from 588.348 to 591.298 while commercial vehicles drop 3.5% from 78.139 to 75.376. However among CVs pick-ups show a much more dynamic behaviour at +3% to 55.115 units, now representing 73% of all commercial vehicles sold in Malaysia in 2015.

Proton Iriz Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy topgear.comThe Proton Iriz breaks into the Malaysian Top 10 for its first full year in market.

According to data released by the Malaysian Automobile Association (MAA), the volume of vehicles produced locally rose by 3% to 614,664 units or 92.1% of the vehicles sold. In comparison, in 2014, 89.4% of all the news vehicles sold were produced in Malaysian factories. MAA predicts a drop in 2016 of 2.5% to 650.000 units, but the association is optimistic in 2017 at +3% to 669.500 units before reaching 717.400 units in 2020.

Brand-wise, there are two main heroes in Malaysia in 2015. First, local carmaker Perodua crossed the 200.000 annual unit mark for the first time in history with sales up 9% to a record 213.307 units and 32% share vs. 29.3% a year ago. Archevbemy Proton, once #1 in Malaysia, now sells less than half Perodua’s volumes, down 12% to 102.175 deliveries, and has even started falling below Honda and Toyota on a monthly basis…

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Thanks to the arrival of the HR-V landing directly at a fantastic 9th place with 21.117 sales despite a February launch, Honda shoots up 22% to an all-time best 94.902 sales, for the first time overtaking Toyota down 8% to 93.760. Nissan (+18%) and Mazda (+26%) follow with spectacular gains as well, while Isuzu (+2%) bypasses Ford (-13%) and Mitsubishi (-23%). Mercedes is up a brilliant 56% and four spots to break into the Top 10 brands in Malaysia in 2015.

Proton Saga Malaysia July 2015. Picture courtesy funtastickodesign.wordpress.comThe Proton Saga loses the battle to #2 to the Perodua Myvi in 2015.

Launched in September 2014 and #1 here ever since, the Perodua Axia logically takes the lead of the Malaysian models ranking with a whopping 101.879 sales and 15.3% share, putting an end to one decade of domination of the Perodua Myvi, down 34% to #2 and 54.166 units this year. The Axia replaces the Perodua Viva which was Malaysia’s best-seller before the Myvi entered the scene in 2005. The Axia is also Malaysia’s most affordable car, it is a rebadge of the Toyota Agya/Daihatsu Ayla manufactured in Indonesia and sold in the Philippines as the Toyota Wigo. Fighting for #2 all year, the Proton Saga ends up losing the battle to the Myvi at 53.825 units (-4%) but stays above the Perodua Alza (-9%). The Honda City (+13%) becomes the best-selling foreigner in the country, overtaking the Toyota Vios (-6%) while the Proton Iriz spends its first full year in market inside the Top 10.

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Toyota Fortuner Malaysia November 2015Toyota is clearing out stocks of the outgoing Fortuner before the new one (pictured) comes in.

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The Malaysian new car market is up 1.5% year-on-year in November to 56.092 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 597.273 units, down 0.8% on the same period last year. For once market leader Perodua takes a dent at -9% to 30.2% share vs. 32.1% year-to-date, while Toyota (+14%) and Honda (+47%) continue to shine, keeping Proton (-13%) at bay. Mercedes is up 25%, Subaru up 61%, Lexus up 115% and Renault up 158%. In the models ranking, below the Perodua Axia sovereign at 15% share, the Perodua Myvi is back to #2, knocking the Proton Saga down to #3 while the Honda HR-V lodges another outstanding month at #7 and 3.134 sales. Boosted by discounts on the outgoing generation, the Toyota Fortuner climbs 16 spots to #17.

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Honda HR-V Malaysia October  2015. Picture courtesy shopcar.com.brThe Honda HR-V hits a record 5% market share in Malaysia this month.

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The Malaysian new car market is up 3% year-on-year in October to 55.754 registrations, yet the year-to-date total is still in negative territory at -1% to 541.142 units. Perodua continues to lead the brands charts head-and-shoulders at 31% share despite sales down 2% to 17.305, and this month both Toyota (+14%) and Honda (+37%) overtake the other local carmaker Proton, down 1% to a dismal 14.4% share vs. 16.1% year-to-date. If Perodua places three nameplates inside the Top 4 (Axia, Myvi and Alza), Proton only has two in the Top 12 (Saga and Iriz). Mazda (+31%), Mercedes (+28%), BMW (+10%), Lexus (+38%) and Subaru (+50%) all post spectacular gains. The models ranking, exclusive to BSCB, is relatively stable with the Perodua Axia ultra-dominant again at 15.4%, the Top 4 identical to last month, the Toyota Vios overtaking the Honda City for the title of best-selling foreigner and the Honda HR-V reaching a record 5% market share thanks to 2.762 sales in 7th place.

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Proton Saga Malaysia September 2015. Picture courtesy funtastickodesign.wordpress.comThe Proton Saga edges past the Perodua Myvi to rank #2 year-to-date at home.

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The Malaysian new car market is up 7% year-on-year in September to 51.106 registrations, yet the year-to-date total is still in negative territory at 485.338 units, down 1% on 2014. Perodua frankly outpaces its home market with sales up 20% year-on-year to 14.479 albeit at a much lower market share than usual (28.3% vs. 32.5% year-to-date), followed by Proton at 17.1% (+8%), Toyota at 15.4% (+6%), Honda at 14.7% (+22%) and Nissan at 7% (+7%). The Top 5 best-selling manufacturers hold a mammoth 75.5% of the Malaysian market this month, with no other brand managing to grab a share superior to 2.5%. Mazda is up 29%, Mercedes up 124% (!), Subaru up 58% and Audi up 33%, but Hyundai is down 44%, Volkswagen down 48%, Peugeot down 52% and Kia down 74%.

Mercedes GLE Coupe Malaysia September 2015The Mercedes GLE is among Malaysia’s Top 50 best-sellers in September.

Model-wise, the Perodua Axia continues its one-car show at 14% share, and this month the Proton Saga, thanks to a very solid score at 9.6% share, edges past the Perodua Myvi for the 2nd spot overall in 2015 at 40.272 units vs. 39.343. The Honda City retakes the title of best-selling foreigner off the Toyota Vios at #5, the Honda HR-V continues to lodge astounding sales figures in 7th place overall and the Mercedes GLE brilliantly breaks into the Malaysian Top 50 at #49.

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