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Malaysia June 2019: Proton (+23.4%), Renault (+60.1%) defy freak market loss (-29.4%)

Proton sales are up 23.4% in a market down -29.4%.

In June the Malaysia new vehicle market suffers from an artificially high comparison base in June 2018 when the GST was removed and drops a heavy -29.4% year-on-year to 45.526 units, yet the H1 tally is in positive at +2.3% to 296.334. Brand leader Perodua (-18.2%) loses less ground than the market to comfortably remain in the top spot at 35.2% share (vs. 41.1% so far this year) but Proton (+23.4%) is once again the hero of the month, managing one of only two year-on-year upticks in the Top 20 alongside Renault at #15 (+60.3%) – the latter due to registrations for its new Subscription plan. A renewed lineup since its purchase by Geely is at the origin of this sales revival. Strikingly, all other Top 10 brands fall faster than the market, with Isuzu (-36.4%) and BMW (-36.6%) faring the best and Mercedes (-61.5%) and Toyota (-54.5%) the worst.

Previous month: Malaysia May 2019: Market up 41.4%, Proton holds to #2, hits highest volume and share in almost 4 years

One year ago: Malaysia June 2018: No more GST boosts market up 28.3%

Full June 2019 Top 43 All-brands ranking below.

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