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Indonesia February 2015: Honda HR-V up to world-best #5

Honda HR-V Indonesia February 2015. Picture courtesy Honda HR-V cracks the Indonesian Top 5 for its 2nd month in market…

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The Indonesian new car market clearly marks a pause in 2015 with February sales down a worrying 21% year-on-year to just 88,738 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 14% to 185,456 units. The Toyota Avanza remains master in command of the sales charts by far with 13.7% share, a notch above its level of the past 6 months. Commercial vehicles are less affected by the market slump and as a result rank higher so far in 2015: the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap is #2 again with a very strong 6.7% vs. #4 in 2014 and the Suzuki Carry Pikap ranks #4 with 4.8% vs. #6 in 2014.

Nissan X-Trail Indonesia February 2015. Picture courtesy new Nissan X-Trail breaks into the Indonesian Top 15 this month.

But the main event in the Indonesian market this month is the supernatural 5th place of the Honda HR-V with a very impressive 3,885 sales and 4.4% share. The is the second launch vastly exceeding industry expectations for Honda, one year after the Mobilio climbed to #2 a couple of months after its introduction here. Further down, notice the Nissan X-Trail up to #14 with 1,669 sales, the Datsun GO+ at #16 with 1,602 units and the Honda CR-V back inside the Top 20 at #17 and 1,399 sales.

Previous month: Indonesia January 2015: Daihatsu Gran Max #2, Honda HR-V in Top 20

One year ago: Indonesia February 2014: Honda Mobilio #3, now a serious threat to Avanza

Full February 2015 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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