The Malaysian new vehicle market is stabilising after a few month of turbulence due to the absence of GST in July and August, then replaced by the SST in September. October sales edge up 0.5% year-on-year to 47.273 units, sending the year-to-date tally up 6.2% to 502.244. Brand leader Perodua (+18%) smashes another stunning month at 41.3% share vs. 37.4% so far this year, annihilating its followers Honda (-20%) at 15.3%, Proton (+0.2%) at 10.8% and Toyota (-23%) at 10.1%. In the Top 20, Kia (+88%), Mazda (+64%), Nissan (+24%), Volvo (+15%) and Mini (+11%) perform best. The sales surge that was expected for Proton with the arrival of its first SUV, the X70 (a rebadged Geely Boyue) is yet to be seen.
Full October 2018 Top 45 All-brands ranking below.