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Indonesia May 2020: Mitsubishi Triton scores first ever win, wholesales crash -95.8%, retail off -81.8%

The Mitsubishi Triton is #1 in Indonesia for the first time.

Factory closures mean Indonesian wholesales collapse -95.8% year-on-year in May to just 3.551 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down -41.2% to 248.310. Retail sales fare somewhat better but still sink -81.8% to 17.083 and -40% YTD to 260.716. Mitsubishi (-91.5%) snaps the lead of the wholesales ranking for the first time ever with 22.1% share, only 6 units above Suzuki (-91.1%) at 21.9% while traditional leader Toyota (-97.6%) drops to #3 and 19.6% share vs. 31.5% so far in 2020. Isuzu (-77.5%) is up 3 spots to #4, Hino (-85%) up one to #5 and Mercedes (-60.4%) up 3 to #8 while Renault (+200%), Audi (+150%) and Peugeot (stable) ignore the market crash. There are no Daihatsu wholesales for May.

The retail brands ranking is a lot closer to a sense of normalcy, with Toyota (-78.9%) improving to 39.4% share vs. 31.4% so far this year and Daihatsu (-79%) up to 21.5% vs. 18.4%. Suzuki (-77.1%) steps up to #3 with 12.9% of the market vs. 11.6% YTD, with Honda (-89.7%), Fuso (-65%) and Isuzu (-55.8%) all also taking advantage of Mitsubishi’s collapse (-96.9%). Renault (-47.8%), Mercedes (-48.8%), BMW (-59.5%), Mini (-60%) and Lexus (-66.1%) sign the best holds in the Top 20 while among single-digit selling brands Audi (+150%) and Peugeot (stable) shine.

An atypical month gives us a surreal models ranking which is based on wholesales figures, with the Mitsubishi L200 Triton (-38.7%) surging 12 spots on April to secure its first ever Indonesian pole position with 9.5% share, Mitsubishi even scoring its first 1-2 with the Xpander (-94.7%) in 2nd place. The Suzuki XL7 soars to #3 for its fifth month in market, distancing the Toyota Innova (-95.3%) and Suzuki Carry Pikap (-96.9%). The Suzuki Jimny also shines and breaks into the Top 10 whereas the YTD leader, the Toyota Avanza (-98.8%), is knocked out of the Top 10 at #11.

Previous month: Indonesia April 2020: Wholesales down -90.6%, retail off -69.9%, Daihatsu Sigra scores first win

One year ago: Indonesia May 2019: Wuling (+16.4%), Toyota Rush (+122.8%) hit highest rankings in market down -16.3%

Full May 2020 Top 30 All-brands (wholesales and retail) and Top 160 All-models (wholesales) below.

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