* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Eddy *
2012 will remain a very important year in the history of Indonesian car sales: for the first time ever, over 1 milion new vehicles were registered, with the market reaching a record 1,116,224 units, up a whopping 25% on 2011 and 46% on 2010 which were both already record years… Plus before 2012, never had the Indonesian new car market found itself above 100,000 monthly sales. It happened for the first time last June (101,743) and then 4 more times in the following 5 months: in July (new record 102,512), September (102,111), October (new record again at 106,806) and November (103,474). The Toyota Avanza is the best-selling model for the 7th year in a row as I shared with you in my last Indonesian photo report. It breaks both its annual volume record at 192,146 units (+18%) and its monthly sales record, twice, bringing it to 17,364 in March and 17,860 in November.
Its twin the Daihatsu Xenia ranks #2 like in 2011 with 73,418 sales and 6.6%, up 10% while the Toyota Innova rounds up the podium at 71,685 units and 6.4%, up 31%. Perpetuating a long heritage dating back to the seventies, the Mitsubishi Truck Colt Diesel is #4 with 55,604 sales, followed by the Suzuki Carry and Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-ups. The Nissan Grand Livina is up 35% to #7 but the most impressive arrival in this year’s Indonesian Top 20 is the Suzuki Ertiga, landing directly at #8 with 34,074 sales and 3.1%, ahead of the Toyota Rush (+36%) and Yaris (+69%).
Notice also the Honda CR-V at 14,753 sales including a huge 2,551 in December which should place it within the Top 10 that month, the Honda Brio at 8,002 but peaking at #10 in September and the Nissan Evalia up to #6 in August but outside the year-end Top 25.
Previous month: Indonesia November 2012: Toyota Avanza breaks record
Full Year 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.