Malaysia September 2015: Discover the Top 80 models (BSCB exclusive)

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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Malaysia August 2015: Discover the Top 60 models (BSCB exclusive)

Mercedes GLE Malaysia August 2015The Mercedes GLE breaks into the Malaysian Top 60 in August.

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The Malaysian new car market is up 4.5% year-on-year in August to 53.452 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still in negative territory at 434.282 units, down 2% on 2014. Perodua frankly out-performs the market at +14% to 16.589 sales and 31% share, almost double is local archenemy Proton up just 5% to 9.040 units. Toyota (+4%) and Honda (+2%) lose market share vs. a year ago, but the following five manufacturers all lodge outstanding year-on-year gains: Nissan (+17%), Mazda (+18%), Isuzu (+17%) and most impressive of all: Mercedes almost doubling its sales (+95%) to 1.005 deliveries and 1.9% share. Reversely, Chevrolet (-48%), Volvo (-52%), Hyundai (-52%), Peugeot (-60%) and Kia (-76%) all implode.

Once again and exclusive to BSCB we can share with you models data for Malaysia, showing the Perodua Axia cementing its domination at 8.361 sales and 15.6% share above the Proton Saga very solid at 9.2% share and the Perodua Myvi at 8.1%. Note the Saga is now only 170 units below the Myvi for #2 year-to-date. The Honda HR-V is down one spot on July to a still very impressive 8th position and 3.4% share while the Proton Iriz holds its own inside the Malaysian Top 10 at #10. Further down, notice the VW Polo at #21 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Mazda2 at #39 vs. #63, the Toyota Fortuner (#45) and Toyota Rush (#50) reappearing in the Top 50 and the Mercedes GLE (#58) breaking into the Malaysian Top 60 for the very first time.

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Malaysia July 2015: Now with Top 60 models (BSCB exclusive)

Proton Saga Malaysia July 2015. Picture courtesy funtastickodesign.wordpress.comThe Proton Saga overtakes the Perodua Alza to rank #3 year-to-date in 2015.

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For the second month in a row we can share with you an exclusive Top 60 models ranking for Malaysia. The Perodua Axia cements its newfound leadership thanks to 15.1% market share, while the Proton Saga confirms it could maintain its 2nd spot in the long term below Perodua’s best-seller: thanks to 5.264 sales and 9% share in July, the Saga overtakes the Alza to now rank #3 so far in 2015, and could pass the Myvi (4.604 units this month) before the end of the year. The Honda City (6%) remains the most popular foreign nameplate in the country above the Toyota Vios (5%) while the Honda HR-V stays at an outstanding 7th place – and third best-selling foreigner – with 4.2% of the Malaysian market, now inside the year-to-date Top 10.

Nissan Teana Malaysia July 2015. Picture courtesy paultan.orgThe Nissan Teana is up to #25 this month in Malaysia.

The Proton Iriz lodges a 6th month out of 7 inside its domestic Top 10 with 2.8% market share vs. 2.4% in 2015. Further down, the Proton Prevé is up to #13 vs. #17 so far this year, the Mazda CX-5 is up two spots on June to #16, the VW Polo leaps to #23 vs. #36 year-to-date, the Nissan Teana is up to #25 vs. #40, the Nissan X-Trail up to #33 vs. #48, Proton Suprima S up to #37 vs. #50, Mazda2 up to #42 vs. #74 and the Mercedes CLA up to #47 vs. #56.

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Malaysia July 2015: Honda and Mazda buck trend in market down 3%

Honda HR-V Malaysia July 2015The HR-V lifts Honda up 26% in July in Malaysia.

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The Malaysian new car market is down 3% year-on-year in July to 58.646 registrations, with the effects of the Hari Raya festive season and aggressive sales promotions being counter-balanced by consumer wariness in the wake of the introduction of GST in April. The year-to-date total is also down 3% on 2014 to 380.830 deliveries. Market leader Perodua drops faster than the market at -6% but remains the uncontested #1 brand with 30.6% share ahead of the other local manufacturer Proton at 18.5% (-2%). Boosted by the exceptional start of the HR-V crossover (see our exclusive 2015 Malaysian monthly models data here), Honda surges 26% year-on-year in July to overtake Toyota again land snap the third spot overall with 14.4% share. Other great performers include Mazda (+36%), Mercedes (+90%), Audi and Lexus (both at +51%) while Hyundai (-53%) and Kia (-61%) implode.

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Honda HR-V Malaysia January 2015The Honda HR-V is an instant blockbuster in Malaysia as in most of the ASEAN region.

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We can now share with you the 10 most popular nameplates in Malaysia for each month during the First Half of 2015. This is a very momentous period for the Malaysian models ranking with three significant events occurring before our eyes:

  • The change of guard between the Perodua Myvi – market leader for the past 9 years – and the Perodua Axia, now incontestable #1 in Malaysia even hitting 18.7% market share in April.
  • The progression of the all-new Proton Iriz, now making its mark inside the domestic Top 10, which it reached 5 times in the first 6 months of 2015 with a ranking best of #9 in February, March and May.
  • The smashing entrance of the Honda HR-V, which went on sale in Malaysia in April to land directly at #8 that month. It has not left the Malaysian Top 10 since.

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Proton Iriz Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy topgear.comThe Proton Iriz lands at #9 so far in 2015 at home.

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After FY 2014 and June 2015, here is the third Malaysian models update after over 3 years of silence, covering the First Half of 2015 with even more data this time and a Top 220 models. Coup d’état atop the charts: the all-new Perodua Axia not only brilliantly replace the outgoing Viva but snaps the pole position away from the MyVi, and with a tremendous margin at 15.5% share vs. 8.3% for the MyVi. In fact, Perodua manages the incredible feat to place its entire 2015 range on the podium over the period, with the Alza MPV at #3 and 7.9% share. As we have seen in the June ranking, the #2 to #4 position are still in transition with the MyVi likely to fall further down over the coming month, resulting in the Proton Saga – down to #4 over H1 2015 – and Perodua Alza battling for the 2nd spot miles below the Axia.

Honda City Malaysia June 2014. Picture courtesy paultan.orgThe Honda City is now the best-selling foreign model in Malaysia…

Toyota Vios Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy rebeccasaw.com…toppling the Toyota Vios…

The foreign models ranking gets a shake down as well: boosted by the very successful 2014 model, the Honda City reclaims the title of best-selling foreigner off the Toyota Vios by ranking 5th overall with 6.4% share (vs. 6.1% over the FY 2014) while the Vios tumbles down from 7% to 5.4% and the Nissan Almera gains two spots thanks to a stable share at 4.1%. The Proton Iriz, the other big Malaysian news in 2014 along with the Perodua Axia, is slowly finding its place under the sun at #9 and 2.4% share so far this year. The Honda HR-V is received with the same warm welcome everywhere in the ASEAN region: it lands at an outstanding #12 in Malaysia. Finally, we now have access to luxury brand data with the BMW 3 Series leading the pack (#30) above the Mercedes E-Class (#33), BMW 5 Series (#41) and Mercedes C-Class 9#43).

Nissan Almera Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy autoworld.com.my…with the Nissan Almera leaping up to third place.

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Malaysia June 2015: Perodua Axia ends decade-long Myvi domination

Perodua Axia Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy thestar.com.myThe Perodua Axia is Malaysia’s new best-seller.

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Exclusive June 2015 sales data for Malaysia shows the Perodua Axia has now comfortably established itself atop the sales charts, ending a decade-long domination of the Perodua Myvi within just a handful of months after its launch at home. After selling 7.739 units in January vs. 4.994 for the Myvi, the Axia is at 8.253 in June vs. 4.229 for the Myvi now also outsold by the Proton Saga (4.229) and threatened for #3 by the Perodua Alza (4.187). The Perodua Axia replaces the 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.

Proton Iriz Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy paultan.orgThe Proton Iriz breaks into the Malaysian Top 10 in June.

With the Top 4 now 100% Malaysian, the Honda City remains at #5 to snap the title of best-selling foreigner off the Toyota Vios down to #6 whereas the instant blockbuster of this First Half of 2015 is the Honda HR-V landing directly in 7th place, a similar success as in neighbouring Thailand and Indonesia. Further down, the Proton Iriz manages to edge its way inside the Top 10 in 10th place with just under 3% market share, with other great gainers vs. FY 2014 including the Mazda3 at #25, Nissan Serena, Teana and X-Trail. Now that we have access to premium manufacturers data, we witness the arrival of the Mercedes E-Class (#23), BMW 3 Series (#31), 5 Series and Mercedes C- and A-Class inside the Malysian Top 50 in June.

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Perodua Axia Advance Malaysia 2014. Picture courtesy of paultan.orgThe Perodua Axia lands directly at #7 in Malaysia.

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For the first time since May 2012 we can share with you a models ranking for Malaysia, thanks to data collected with manufacturers by our local correspondent. We now have access to the 75 best-selling models for the Full Year 2013 and 2014, giving us an exhaustive and very rare insight into the Malaysian market. As expected, the Perodua Myvi remains the most popular vehicle in the country despite sales down 16% to 82.500, followed by the Proton Saga (-18%) while the Perodua Alza is up 14% and one spot on 2013 to jump onto the podium in third position.

Proton Iriz Malaysia 2014. Picture courtesy of paultan.orgThe Proton Iriz ranks #18 for its first appearance in an annual Malaysian ranking.

The Toyota Vios (+54%) and Honda City (+109%) are the best-selling foreign models, both fitting inside the Top 5. The success story of 2014, the Perodua Axia, lands directly at #7, only 68 units below the Perodua Viva it replaces. Notice also the Nissan Almera at #9, the Honda Jazz up 4-fold on 2013 to #12, the Honda Accord up 159% to #13, Toyota Corolla up 148% to #15, Ford Ranger up 4-fold to #16 and the all-new Proton Iriz landing at #18.

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Malaysia June 2015: Mazda, Mercedes & Isuzu buck trend

Mercedes C Class Malaysia June 2015. Picture courtesy telegraph.co.ukMalaysian Mercedes sales are up 91% year-on-year in June.

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The Malaysian new car market is losing steam in 2015: down 2% year-on-year in June to 57.437 registrations and down 3% year-to-date at 322.184 units. Perodua follows the market at -2% to 16.475 deliveries and 28.7% market share while Proton (-8%) and Toyota (-7%) lose market share. Reversely, Honda (+19%) enjoys the effects of the HR-V launch in 4th place with 8.668 sales and even remains above Toyota year-to-date at 43.596 vs. 38.796. Nissan (+7%) but most strikingly Mazda (+27%), Isuzu (+36%) and Mercedes (+91%) also buck the trend inside the Top 10, whereas further down Ford (-23%), Mitsubishi (-26%), Volkswagen (-41%) and Hyundai (-50%) implode. As a reminder for the Malaysian new car market, due to the Malaysian Competition Commissioner’s belief that publication of the sales volumes of individual models will result in prices going up as traders ‘exploit’ such information, we have been unauthorised to share models data for the past 3 years. Such transparency, which consumers would like to see, is considered an offence under the Competition Act.

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Malaysia May 2015: Proton back up to #2, Mercedes up two-fold

Mercedes C-Class Malaysia May 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.uk

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The Malaysian new car market continues to put on the brakes at -8% year-on-year in May to 51.254 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 264.747 units, down 4% on 2014. The Top 4 brands return to their order of FY2014 with Perodua in the lead by far at 33.7% share thanks to sales up 7% on May 2014, Proton back up to #2 at 16.2% but down 17%, Toyota rounding up the podium at 14.7% (-7%) and Honda down to 4th place at 12.1% (-16%). Nissan bucks the market with deliveries up 5%, while Mercedes more than doubles its sales year-on-year to a stunning 7th place overall with 1.148 units sold and 2.2% share. Further down, notice also Subaru up 99%, Lexus up 37%, Mini up 19%, Porsche up 189% and Renault up 457%.

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