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Malaysia April 2020: COVID-19 lockdown halts new car sales (-99.7%)

Malaysia was under a nationwide lockdown during April. Picture Vincent Than/AP

The Malaysian nationwide “Movement Control Order”, a partial lockdown, was initiated to stem the spread of COVID-19 on March 18 and extended to May 12. The rise in confirmed cases has been drastically slowed, with 6.002 as of April 30 and 7.245 as of May 24. Even though the road transport department (JPJ) was closed for the entire month of April, according to local outlet Paultan.org it remained possible to register a car online during the lockdown, but the cars would not have road tax and full documentation, or be able to be collected. 141 new vehicles were registered in Malaysia in April, a -99.7% year-on-year drop compared to the 49.964 registered in April 2019 and pulling the year-to-date tally down -44.8% to 106.601. Only ten carmakers sell in Malaysia this month, with only four selling more than 10 units: Perodua (-99.7%), Honda (-99.6%), Proton (-99.7%) and Toyota (-99.8%), replicating last month’s Top 4.

Previous month: Malaysia March 2020: Coronavirus slashes sales down -60.8%

One year ago: Malaysia April 2019: New X70 lifts Proton up 75.3% to highest ranking at home in over 3 years

Full April 2020 Top 40 All-brands ranking below.

Malaysia April 2020 – brands:

PosBrandApr-20%/19Mar2020%/19PosFY19
1Perodua5740.4%-99.7%145,03442.2%-45.6%11
2Honda2719.1%-99.6%211,12710.4%-60.8%33
3Proton2215.6%-99.7%321,77920.4%-13.9%22
4Toyota139.2%-99.8%410,4289.8%-45.7%44
5Nissan85.7%-99.5%82,7552.6%-59.3%55
6Mitsubishi64.3%-99.1%71,7711.7%-39.8%710
7Volkswagen53.5%-98.5%138080.8%-52.9%1312
8Hyundai10.7%-99.4%146040.6%-21.4%1416
9Volvo10.7%-99.5%163680.3%-41.8%1618
10Peugeot10.7%-99.4%193150.3%-45.4%1917
11Mazda00.0%-100.0%52,7232.6%-41.0%66
12BMW00.0%-100.0%121,6001.5%-51.9%88
13Isuzu00.0%-100.0%61,5761.5%-40.4%99
14Mercedes00.0%-100.0%91,3421.3%-65.6%107
15Ford00.0%-100.0%111,1161.0%-45.5%1111
16Hino00.0%-100.0%108450.8%-53.3%1213
17Subaru00.0%-100.0%203830.4%-58.7%1515
18Fuso00.0%-100.0%153560.3%-37.3%1719
19Kia00.0%-100.0%183330.3%-79.7%1814
20Daihatsu00.0%-100.0%171980.2%-46.2%2020
21Mini00.0%-100.0%251730.2%-56.2%2122
22Lexus00.0%-100.0%221680.2%-1.8%2223
23CAMC00.0%-100.0%231520.1%7.0%2324
24Renault00.0%-100.0%211420.1%-54.3%2421
25UD Trucks00.0%-100.0%28840.1%-22.9%2527
26Porsche00.0%-100.0%27680.1%7.9%2629
27Volvo Trucks00.0%-100.0%26640.1%-24.7%2726
28Sinotruk00.0%-100.0%24520.0%-79.0%2828
29Land Rover00.0%-100.0%30370.0%-54.3%2930
30Bison00.0%-100.0% –260.0%-38.1%3031
31MAN00.0%-100.0%29240.0%-11.1%3134
32Chana00.0%-100.0%32230.0%-45.2%3232
33JAC00.0%-100.0%37160.0%6.7%3336
34JMC00.0%-100.0%33150.0%-11.8%3440
35Foton00.0%-100.0%34150.0%-54.5%3533
36Tata00.0%-100.0%35150.0%-46.4%3635
37King Long00.0%-100.0%31140.0%-30.0%3738
38Bei Ben00.0%-100.0%3690.0%-75.0%3839
39Jaguar00.0%-100.0% –60.0%-25.0%3942
40Auman00.0%-100.0% –50.0%-76.2%4037

Source: MAA

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