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The Malaysian car market is down 12% year-on-year at 47,954 registrations, bringing the final 2011 total to 600,123 units, down just 1% on 2010. Note these figures include light commercial vehicles. The Perodua Myvi is the best-selling car in Malaysia for the 6th year in a row, boosted by its facelift mid-year with sales up 5% to 81,904 units and 13.6% share.
The Proton Saga was #1 year-to-date up until October and finished the year at 74,258 sales and 12.4%, up 3% on 2010. It peaked at a record 15.5% in June. The Perodua Viva rounds up the podium like in 2010, down 12% to 60,675 units. The rest of the Top 6 is also unchanged: the Proton Persona is #4 (+5%), the Perodua Alza #5 (-11%) and the Toyota Vios #6, the best-selling non national model for the 4th consecutive year.
The Top 10 is a close-circuit, with the best-performing newcomer the Proton Inspira up 41 spots and 890% to #11 for its first full year of sales at 9,849 units. The Naza Forte also shines, up 3 ranks and 12% to #17 and 5,829 sales. The Honda Insight is the best new model this year, landing directly at #21 with 4,566 units and peaking at a fantastic 10th place in July.
Other great performers this year include the Nissan Teana up 810% to #23, Ford Fiesta up 753% to #24, Hyundai Sonata up 157% to #28, VW Golf up 136% to #32, Toyota Prius up 1141% to #34, VW Polo up 589% to #48 and Peugeot 207 up 1275% to #50.
In December, the Perodua Myvi shoots up to 17.8% share, possibly its second highest ever after its 20.1% of last October, the Perodua Viva is back in 2nd position for the first time since June, delivering a brilliant 12.4% market share, its best in one year. In 4th place the Perodua Alza reaches its highest market share at 7.8% thanks to 3,732 sales. Only piece of good news this month for Proton: the Inspira up to #9 at 1,101 units and 2.6%.
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Full Year Top 50 and December 2011 Top 40 Ranking Tables below.