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Indonesia March 2015: Honda HR-V confirms blockbuster status

Honda HR-V Indonesia March 2015. Picture courtesy Honda HR-V posts a second consecutive month inside the Indonesian Top 5.

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The Indonesian new car market continues to readjust: down 12% year-on-year in March to 99,406 registrations, which brings the 1st Quarter total to 284,682 units, down 13% on 2014. The Toyota Avanza remains the best-selling vehicle in the country by far and its market share has stabilised around 13.2% (13.4% in FY14, 17.4% in FY13), with its biggest threat to the Honda Mobilio (10% share in May 2014), has now passed: the Mobilio is down to a miserable 14th place this month with 2.2% of the Indonesian market. In 2nd place with 6,149 sales, the Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap continues to impress and confirms a new trend in this market: small pick-ups have gradually made their way to the top of the ranking in Indonesia commercial vehicles. The Suzuki Carry Pikap is #4 in March, while the Mitsubishi T120 SS (#12) and L300 (#13) are solid despite of their age.

Toyota Rush Indonesia March 2015. Picture courtesy Toyota Rush is back up to #11 in March, its twin the Daihatsu Terios up to #19.

But the big event this month in Indonesia is the same as in February: the world-topping 5th position of the Honda HR-V with an improved 4.8% market share and a record 4,815 sales. The HR-V has hit the bullseye in Indonesia, opening up a new market for manufacturers keen to bank on this newfound love of Indonesian drivers for the small SUV segment- the Nissan Juke had never achieved such sales levels since its launch 4 years ago. The HR-V is pulling a handful of other SUVs in its wake this month: the Toyota Rush is spectacularly back inside the Top 20 at #11 and 2,772 sales with its twin the Daihatsu Terios up to #19 with 1,546 units (cumulative sales 4,318 or #6) while the Nissan X-Trail is strong again at #16 and 1,861 deliveries.

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

One year ago: Indonesia March 2014: Honda Mobilio 2nd car in history at 10,000+ monthly sales

Full March 2015 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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