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Indonesia May 2021: Mitsubishi Xpander #1, Toyota Raize in Top 10, sales down -34.8% on pre-pandemic

The Mitsubishi Xpander is the best-selling vehicle in Indonesia in May.

Wholesales of new vehicles in Indonesia shoot up 1443.6% year-on-year in May to 54.815, leading to a year-to-date tally up 29.2% to 320.749. However, if last month volumes were close to the pre-pandemic level of two years ago, it is not the case this month. Stricter restrictions due to record Covid infection numbers send the new vehicle wholesale market down -34.8% on May 2019. Retail sales are up 275.7% year-on-year to 64.175 and up 23.6% year-to-date to 322.128. However here too these results are way below two years ago at -31.6% on May 2019  (93.881).

All evolutions below are vs. May 2019. In the brands wholesales ranking, Toyota (-37.6%) trails the market but remains the overwhelming leader at 33.1% share vs. 30.8% so far this year. Mitsubishi (-8.6%) once again posts the best performance of the Top 5 and steps up one spot on last month to #2 with 15.4% share vs. 12.8% YTD. Daihatsu (-41.4%), Honda (-47.2%) and Suzuki (-39.1%) all fall faster than the market below. Wuling (+22.4%) secures the only gain in the Top 10 and lifts to its second best market share ever in Indonesia at 4.6%, below the 5.3% it hit in December 2019. Wuling is up to a record 6th place overall, also hit in December 2019. Further down, Kia breaks into the Top 10 for the second time this year after last February, while Hyundai (+34.3%), Mercedes (+27.5%) and BMW (+3.8%) are among rare gainers. Retail-wise, Wuling (+10%) and Isuzu (+3.6%) are up, Mitsubishi (-26.4%) and Fuso (-13.6%) limit their fall but Toyota (-33.7%) and Daihatsu (-38.6%) are below the market average.

The Toyota Raize breaks into the Top 10 for its 2nd month in market.

Over in the wholesales model ranking, the Mitsubishi Xpander (-1.5%) snaps the pole position for the first time since June 2019 at a fantastic 9.2% share. The Toyota Avanza (-36.5%) and Honda Brio (-33.2%) behave more or less like the market and each gain one spot on April to #2 and #3 respectively. The Toyota Rush (-48.9%) lifts five ranks on last month to #4 while the Suzuki Carry Pikap (-32.4%) remains in 5th position. Leader in April, the Toyota Kijang Innova (-30.6%) falls back to #6 for the month which is also its YTD ranking. Notice also the Mitsubishi L-300 Pikap (+5.8%) managing a gain vs. two years ago. Aside from the Xpander win, the big news in the Top 10 is the arrival of the new Toyota Raize, up 35 spots on its inaugural month in April. In fact its twin the Daihatsu Rocky is up 48 ranks to #17. These two nameplates easily lead recent launches (<12 months) above the Kia Sonet (#36), Toyota Corolla Cross (#46), Hyundai Palisade (#48) and MG HS (#54).

Previous month: Indonesia April 2021: Toyota Kijang Innova leads in market almost back to pre-pandemic level

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

Full May 2021 Top 25 All-brands (wholesales and retail) and Top 125 All-models (wholesales) below.

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