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Indonesia July 2020: Suzuki Carry Pikap (+20.4%) soars to 18.3% share, wholesales off -71.6%, retail down -59.1%

The Suzuki Carry holds 18.3% of the Indonesian wholesales market in July.

Indonesian new vehicle wholesales continue to be pummelled by the Covid-19 pandemic at -71.6% year-on-year in July to just 25.283 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down -49.8% to 286.215. Retail sales only fare marginally better at -59.1% to 35.799 and -44.5% YTD to 326.393. These are only small improvements over June which saw wholesales down -85.9% and retail off -65.9%, at time where world sales have reduced their year-on-year fall to the single digits. Toyota (-75.9%) tops the wholesales brands ranking but drops to 28.6% share, under pressure from Suzuki (-22.1%) posting the best hold in the Top 12 and surging to 25.2% share, more than double its YTD level of 12.3%. Mitsubishi (-67.4%) remains in third place above Honda (-85.5%) and Daihatsu (-88.1%) both in total perdition. Isuzu (-36.6%) and Mazda (-52.3%) resist while further down, Peugeot (+157.1%), Volkswagen (+55.3%) and Mercedes (+37.4%) stun with double-digit gains. Retail-wise, the domination of Toyota (-59.1%) is a lot more flagrant, the Japanese carmaker holding 32.2% share, in line with its YTD level and almost double the #2 Daihatsu (-54%) at 16.5%. Suzuki (-41.6%) also scores a good hold, the best in the Top 6, to stay at #3 well above Honda (-68.2%) and Mitsubishi (-70.7%). Isuzu (-30.5%) fares best in the Top 10, while just outside Mercedes (+16.7%) shines.

The models ranking is based on wholesales and continues to take an unprecedented shape in these challenging times: it would appear Suzuki has prioritised production of its new Carry Pikap, potentially in order to facilitate the continuation of essential business during lockdown. The Carry Pikap is the #1 vehicle in Indonesia for the second month running but this time reaching an incredible 18.3% share (vs. 13.5% last month) thanks to sales up 20.4% year-on-year to over 4.600, compared to just over 1.700 in June. As a result and even though monthly volumes are weak, the Carry Pikap advances to #3 YTD vs. #7 in 2019. The Toyota Fortuner (+46.4%) is the second winner this month, soaring 13 spots to land at #2 with 6.6% share vs. 2.4% so far this year, potentially thanks to deliveries of the facelifted model across the country. The Toyota Kijang Innova (-62.7%) remains in third place, distancing the Honda Brio (-78.1%) and Mitsubishi Xpander (-79.8%). Still #1 year-to-date, the Toyota Avanza (-86.1%) is back up 5 spots on last month but can only muster a timid 6th place with 4.3% share. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (-58.6%) is up 6 ranks to #8 while the Suzuki XL7 signs a 4th straight Top 10 finish at #9.

Previous month: Indonesia June 2020: Suzuki Carry signs first win, wholesales tumble -85.9%, retail down -65.9%

One year ago: Indonesia July 2019: Wuling (+94.5%) defies plunging market (-17.1%) thanks to Almaz

Full July 2020 Top 30 All-brands wholesales and retail and Top 135 All-models below.

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