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Indonesia 2003: Honda up 65.1% in highest market in 5 years

The Honda CR-V breaks into the Indonesian Top 10 in 2003.

In 2003 the Indonesian new car market advances 11.1% year-on-year to cross the 300.000 annual unit milestone for only the third time in history after 1995 and 1997 at 320.457. Toyota (+19.6%) outpaces the market to climb back above 30% share at 30.4%, widening the gap with #2 Suzuki (+10.5%) at 21.9% while Mitsubishi (-1.9%) drops to 12.7%. Daihatsu (+6.9%) and Honda (+65.1%) round up the Top 5, dislodging Isuzu (-29.3%) while Nissan (+88.8%) manages the largest gain in the Top 10 and Ford (+154.9%) is back to #1 Westerner at #11 above Chevrolet (+54.2%).

The Toyota Kijang (+14.4%) enjoys a 26th consecutive year at #1, improving its share to 23.2% and followed once again by the Suzuki Carry (+1.8%) at 15.4%. The Mitsubishi T120 (+11.9%) climbs onto the podium for the very first time, displacing the Isuzu Panther (-31.1%) with the Mitsubishi L300 (-4.8%), Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (+0.2%) and Daihatsu Zebra (+28.9%) in tow. The Honda CR-V (+93.8%) breaks into the Top 10 for the first time at #8 and the Honda City (+378.2%) also at #10, the best-selling passenger car above the new Toyota Vios (#13).

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Full Year 2003 Top 27 All-brands and Top 150 All-models vs. Full Year 2002 figures below.

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