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Malaysia 1997: Proton Wira #1, Perodua Kancil up to #2 in record market just under 400.000 units

The Perodua Kancil is up to #2 in Malaysia in 1997.

New car sales in Malaysia enjoy a 4th consecutive record year at 397.643 registrations, thanks to a 4th straight double-digit gain at +11.5%. Logically Proton (+11.8%) drives its home market with a stable 49.5% share, while other local Perodua (+26.9%) gains two percentage points of share but remains almost 3 times weaker at 17.3%. Toyota (+2.8%) continues to top foreign carmakers ahead of Nissan (+22.9%), Honda (+8%), Isuzu (-3.1%) and Daihatsu (-14.6%). Model-wise, below the untouchable Proton Wira (+10.1%), the Perodua Kancil (+24.1%) which is in fact a rebadged third generation Daihatsu Mira, overtakes the Proton Saga (+10.3%) to climb to #2 for the first time while the Proton Satria (+4.8%) and Tiara (+34.6%) mean the Top 5 is 100% Malaysian for the 2nd time in history after 1995.

Previous year: Malaysia 1996: Proton Wira 3peats above weaker Saga and Kancil in record market up 27.3%

Full Year 1997 Top 25 All-brands and Top 115 All-models vs. Full 1996 figures below.

Malaysia 1997 – brands:

PosBrand1997%/961996%Pos
1PROTON196,80649.5%11.8%176,10049.3%1
2PERODUA68,73117.3%26.9%54,18115.2%2
3TOYOTA29,2617.4%2.8%28,4758.0%3
4NISSAN22,3365.6%22.9%18,1705.1%5
5HONDA19,8195.0%8.0%18,3555.1%4
6ISUZU11,6042.9%-3.1%11,9783.4%7
7DAIHATSU11,4822.9%-14.6%13,4473.8%6
8FORD7,7802.0%30.9%5,9451.7%8
9MITSUBISHI5,3871.4%-0.7%5,4251.5%9
10MERCEDES-BENZ4,4231.1%-1.1%4,4701.3%10
11SUZUKI4,0941.0%-2.3%4,1901.2%11
12MAZDA2,9730.7%-4.8%3,1220.9%12
13BMW2,6350.7%12.1%2,3500.7%15
14VOLVO2,2370.6%-5.8%2,3740.7%14
15MITSUBISHI FUSO1,8330.5%-8.0%1,9930.6%16
16PEUGEOT1,7330.4%-30.8%2,5060.7%13
17CITROEN1,3360.3%-22.0%1,7120.5%17
18LAND ROVER1,0390.3%9.9%9450.3%18
19KIA8590.2%new00.0% –
20AUDI5620.1%-5.9%5970.2%20
21CHRYSLER2120.1%-71.1%7330.2%19
22JEEP2090.1%new00.0% –
23SUBARU490.0%-53.3%1050.0%21
24LEXUS20.0%0.0%20.0%23
25RENAULT00.0%-100.0%30.0%22
 –OTHERS2410.1%n/a00.0% –

Malaysia 1997 – models:

PosBrandModel1997%/961996%Pos
1PROTONWIRA98,60524.8%10.1%89,56425.1%1
2PERODUAKANCIL58,25514.7%24.1%46,94113.1%3
3PROTONSAGA57,85214.5%10.3%52,42914.7%2
4PROTONSATRIA19,1214.8%1.5%18,8305.3%4
5PROTONTIARA11,7022.9%34.6%8,6952.4%7
6PERODUARUSA10,4762.6%44.7%7,2402.0%11
7HONDACIVIC9,1832.3%-16.7%11,0203.1%5
8NISSANVANETTE8,3322.1%-6.4%8,9022.5%6
9ISUZUELF7,5001.9%-1.0%7,5742.1%10
10TOYOTALAND CRUISER 1007,1591.8%132.3%3,0820.9%21
11TOYOTAHIACE6,7411.7%-12.1%7,6732.1%9
12PROTONPERDANA6,4531.6%-0.4%6,4811.8%13
13TOYOTACOROLLA6,2501.6%-8.0%6,7901.9%12
14HONDACITY6,1991.6%435.8%1,1570.3%37
15DAIHATSUDELTA6,0881.5%-25.1%8,1282.3%8
16MITSUBISHIPAJERO4,5341.1%-3.3%4,6881.3%15
17HONDAACCORD4,2381.1%-30.2%6,0701.7%14
18NISSANSENTRA3,6750.9%13.7%3,2310.9%20
19TOYOTALITEACE3,5060.9%-10.8%3,9311.1%16
20PROTONPUTRA3,0730.8%2942.6%1010.0%70
21TOYOTACAMRY2,9580.7%-18.0%3,6081.0%17
22DAIHATSUCHARADE2,7500.7%0.0%2,7500.8%22
23FORDECONOVAN2,6760.7%-22.1%3,4331.0%18
24NISSANCEFIRO2,5710.6%594.9%3700.1%56
25TOYOTAHILUX2,5560.6%-22.9%3,3140.9%19
26MERCEDES-BENZE-CLASS2,4330.6%13.9%2,1370.6%23
27ISUZUPICKUP2,1450.5%3.0%2,0830.6%25
28NISSANSERENA2,1150.5%21050.0%100.0%82
29FORDTRADER1,9250.5%132.2%8290.2%46
30ISUZUTROOPER1,9180.5%-1.7%1,9520.5%27
31BMW3-SERIES1,9060.5%9.7%1,7370.5%29
32FUSOCANTER1,8330.5%-8.0%1,9930.6%26
33NISSANAD RESORT1,8180.5%-14.2%2,1200.6%24
34DAIHATSUHIJET1,8050.5%16.2%1,5530.4%31
35SUZUKIVITARA1,5650.4%24.3%1,2590.4%35
36SUZUKIJIMNY1,5630.4%-16.2%1,8650.5%28
37NISSANCABSTAR1,5040.4%3.2%1,4570.4%34
38MERCEDES-BENZC-CLASS1,4130.4%-15.0%1,6620.5%30
39NISSANTERRANO1,3770.3%68750.0%20.0%95
40MAZDAE-SERIES1,3080.3%-13.7%1,5150.4%33
41FORDCOURIER1,0970.3%new00.0% –
42PEUGEOT4061,0690.3%new00.0% –
43VOLVO800-SERIES1,0340.3%-9.5%1,1420.3%38
44SUZUKIFUTURA9650.2%-9.4%1,0650.3%40
45MAZDA3238420.2%0.7%8360.2%45
46NISSANURVAN7800.2%-21.4%9920.3%41
47LAND ROVERDEFENDER7600.2%29.9%5850.2%51
48KIASPORTAGE7080.2%new00.0% –
49MITSUBISHIL3007000.2%14.2%6130.2%49
50FORDTRANSIT6890.2%new00.0% –
51CITROENZX6870.2%-37.8%1,1050.3%39
52VOLVO900-SERIES6680.2%-45.8%1,2320.3%36
53FORDLASER5870.1%-37.7%9420.3%43
54AUDIA45620.1%-5.9%5970.2%50
55BMW5-SERIES5490.1%2.2%5370.2%53
56MERCEDES-BENZS-CLASS5370.1%-20.0%6710.2%47
57VOLVOS70/V705350.1%new00.0% –
58DAIHATSUASCEND4260.1%195.8%1440.0%66
59FORDTELSTAR4250.1%77.1%2400.1%60
60CITROENEVASION4120.1%635.7%560.0%76
61MAZDAB-SERIES3920.1%-11.5%4430.1%54
62PEUGEOT3063440.1%-63.8%9490.3%42
63MAZDAT-SERIES3390.1%110.6%1610.0%65
64PEUGEOT4052940.1%-81.1%1,5530.4%32
65CITROENXANTIA2350.1%-57.2%5490.2%52
66FORDSPECTRON2340.1%-29.1%3300.1%58
67JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE2090.1%new00.0% –
68DAIHATSUCITIVAN1740.0%-59.0%4240.1%55
69HONDACR-V1660.0%115.6%770.0%72
70CHRYSLERCHEROKEE1600.0%-75.3%6470.2%48
71BMW7-SERIES1540.0%102.6%760.0%73
72KIACERES1510.0%new00.0% –
73LAND ROVERDISCOVERY1450.0%-22.0%1860.1%61
74DAIHATSUFEROZA1360.0%-18.6%1670.0%64
75LAND ROVERRANGE ROVER1340.0%-23.0%1740.0%62
76MITSUBISHISPACE WAGON1160.0%127.5%510.0%77
77NISSANBLUEBIRD1100.0%-8.3%1200.0%67
78FORDWAGON980.0%-42.7%1710.0%63
79DAIHATSUSPACER VAN970.0%-65.5%2810.1%59
80MAZDAMAZDA MPV880.0%-21.4%1120.0%68
81TOYOTARAV4700.0%14.8%610.0%75
82CHRYSLERWRANGLER520.0%-39.5%860.0%71
83SUBARUE10/E12490.0%-53.3%1050.0%69
84FORDEXPLORER490.0%new00.0% –
85MERCEDES-BENZN/K400.0%new00.0% –
86MITSUBISHISPACE GEAR370.0%-44.8%670.0%74
87PEUGEOT806260.0%766.7%30.0%90
88BMWZ3260.0%new00.0% –
89ISUZUMU250.0%2400.0%10.0%99
90NISSANPRAIRIE250.0%2400.0%10.0%100
91NISSANATLAS240.0%new00.0% –
92ISUZUFARGO160.0%-95.7%3680.1%57
93HONDAODYSSEY160.0%433.3%30.0%88
94TOYOTAPREVIA120.0%50.0%80.0%83
95TOYOTAN/K70.0%n/a00.0% –
96HONDAVIGOR70.0%new00.0% –
97DAIHATSUGRAND MOVE60.0%new00.0% –
98HONDALEGEND50.0%-68.8%160.0%80
99HONDAPRELUDE50.0%-50.0%100.0%81
100NISSANSUNNY40.0%-99.6%9350.3%44
101MAZDAMX-530.0%-50.0%60.0%85
102CITROENXM20.0%0.0%20.0%92
103LEXUSLEXUS20.0%0.0%20.0%93
104MAZDA62610.0%-98.0%490.0%78
105TOYOTACROWN10.0%-85.7%70.0%84
106SUZUKISWIFT10.0%new00.0% –
107NISSANMARCH10.0%new00.0% –
108TOYOTASOLUNA10.0%new00.0% –
109NISSANSAFARI00.0%-100.0%250.0%79
110MITSUBISHIVERADA00.0%-100.0%60.0%86
111RENAULTR1900.0%-100.0%30.0%87
112NISSANCEDRIC00.0%-100.0%30.0%89
113NISSANPATROL00.0%-100.0%20.0%91
114HONDACR-X00.0%-100.0%20.0%94
115TOYOTACELICA00.0%-100.0%10.0%96
116PEUGEOT60500.0%-100.0%10.0%97
117SUZUKICARRY00.0%-100.0%10.0%98

Source: Manufacturers

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