The Toyota Avanza sports a 14th consecutive annual win in Indonesia.
The Indonesian new wholesales market hits the brakes in 2019 at -10.8% to 1.030.126 units, still the 8th consecutive millionaire year. Toyota (-5.8%) is the only Top 7 brand to drop by the double-digits only, cementing its lead to 32.2% share vs. 30.5% a year ago. In contrast, Hino (-21.8%), Fuso (-16.9%), Mitsubishi (-16.7%), Honda (-15.3%), Suzuki (-14.9%) and Daihatsu (-12.6%) all fall significantly faster than the market, adding up to 59% share vs. 62.1% in 2018. The rest of the Top 10 over performs, starting with Nissan (+78.7%) which benefits from the new generation Livina, now a rebadge of the hot-selling Mitsubishi Xpander.
The Honda Brio topped the monthly charts 4 times in 2019.
Chinese carmaker and local producer Wuling (+31.4%) also impresses, crossing the annual 20.000 units and 2% share milestones for the first time notably thanks to an incredible December result at #6 overall with 4.612 sales and 5.3% share, doubling its previous records of 2.325 and 2.6% set in December 2018. Isuzu (-3.2%) also resists well at #8, while further down Dongfeng (+215.6%) is the other gaining Chinese in Indonesia thanks to the Glory 580 crossover, and premium fares Mini (+34.6%), Lexus (+8.8%) and BMW (+5.9%) are the only additional brands in positive for the year. Exports surge 25.5% year-on-year to hit 332.023 units, led by Daihatsu (37.1%), Toyota (26.9%) and Mitsubishi (19.5%).
The Suzuki Carry Pikap is lifted up 35% by the new model.
In the models ranking, the Toyota Avanza (+5.1%) holds onto the pole position for the 14th year in a row, putting an end to 5 consecutive years of decline and improving its share from 7.1% to 8.4% thanks to a facelift (vs. a record of 20.6% in 2009). But the hero of the year is the Honda Brio (+50%), up 5 spots on 2018 to land in 2nd place overall, even snapping the monthly lead in January, February, November and December. The Mitsubishi Xpander (-16.5%) is knocked down to #3 but the Toyota Rush (+15.9%) leapfrogs past the Toyota Calya (-14.7%) and Kijang Innova (-11.2%) to step up to #4. The Suzuki Carry Pikap (+35%) enjoys the 2nd largest gain in the Top 10 thanks to the new model and is up two spots to #7, with the Mitsubishi L300 Pikap (+29.8%) the only additional Top 20 nameplate in positive at #10.
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Full Year 2019 Top 30 All-brands, Top 10 retail brands, Top 10 export brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 27 All-brands ranking below.