* NOW UPDATED with the Top 22 best-selling models & Top 10 brands! Click on title to see *
If you thought the Indonesian new car market had reached its maximum by passing the 100,000 monthly units milestones 7 times since June 2012, think again. In July, new car sales in Indonesia smash their monthly record to 112,195 sales, up 10% year-on-year, and beating the previous best established in October 2012 at 106,806 units. Year-to-date, sales are up 12% on 2012 to 714,425 units. Toyota obviously dominates the brands ranking once again thanks to 39,212 sales and 34.9% while Suzuki resists in 2nd place at 16,838 units and 15%, earning it a third spot year-to-date at 12.9% share in between Daihatsu (14.5%) and Mitsubishi (12.9% also).
Model-wise, the Toyota Avanza is more than ever the vehicle of choice for Indonesian consumers: the 21,307 units delivered this month (19% market share, its 2nd best in the last 16 months) could well be an all-time monthly record for the nameplate… The Suzuki Ertiga manages to rank #2 for the 2nd month in a row and the 4th time in the last 6 months with 6,834 sales and 6.1%. It is still #4 year-to-date however at 39,281 units and 5.5%, below the Daihatsu Xenia at 43,548 and 6.1% and the Toyota Kijang Innova at 40,512 and 5.7%.
But the most striking evolution in the Indonesian models ranking this month comes further down: after breaking into the country’s Top 20 best-sellers for the very first time last month, the Chevrolet Spin gains a further 5 spots to land at #13 with 1,966 sales and 1.8%, pushing Chevrolet up to another record-breaking month at 2,290 units and 2%, #8 manufacturer and now teasing Isuzu. Needless to say the Spin is the only non-Japanese model in the Indonesian Top 20 this month…
Previous month: Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume
One year ago (almost): Indonesia August 2012: Nissan Evalia up to #6
Full July 2013 Top 22 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.