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Malaysia January 2018: Perodua soars 25% to tease 40% share

Perodua holds almost 40% of its home market in January. 

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New light vehicle sales in Malaysia edge down 0.2% year-on-year in January to 44.667 units, with sales of passenger cars stable but commercial vehicles (including pickups) surging 27%. Market leader Perodua soars 25% to a splendid 39.7% share vs. 35.5% over the Full Year 2017 whereas the rest of the Top 4 is all in negative: Honda drops 5% but Proton (-34%) and Toyota (-39%) both freefall. Mazda posts the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 at a stunning 62% propelling the brand to #6 overall vs. #12 in December. BMW (+32%), Mercedes (+32%), Nissan (+29%) and Mitsubishi (+20%) also lodge very satisfying improvements. Further down, Volvo (+165%), Bison (+122%), Hino (+85%), Peugeot (+72%), Daihatsu (+37%) and Volkswagen (+30%) are among the biggest gainers while we welcome Chinese carmakers King Long (#37) and JMC (#40) in the Malaysian ranking for the first time this month.

Previous post: Malaysia Full Year 2017: Perodua remains above 200.000 sales

One year ago: Malaysia January 2017: Honda BR-V lifts market into positive (+0.1%)

Full January 2018 Top 45 All-brands ranking below.

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