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Indonesia May 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander expands lead

The Mitsubishi Xpander confirms it is the new favourite in Indonesia with a volume record in May.

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Ramadan pushed the release of May data for Indonesia by a few weeks but data is now in. New car wholesales soar 6.8% year-on-year to 100.494 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 5.9% to 494.917. In the brands ranking, Toyota is very close to its YTD share at 28.8% vs. 28.9% while Daihatsu (17.6%) manages to climb back above Mitsubishi (16.9%) with Honda (14.3%) and Suzuki (12.5%) also above 10% share as usual. Below Hino and Isuzu, Chinese and local producer since 2017 Wuling steps up one spot further to #8, distancing Datsun, Mazda and Nissan. Model-wise, the Mitsubishi Xpander manages to score a 4th consecutive month in pole position thanks to a new record monthly volume at 7.601 and its best share since last February at 7.6%, thus widening its YTD gap over the market leader over the past decade, the Toyota Avanza, to 1.860 sales. The Avanza even sinks to #3 this month below the Toyota Calya. The Suzuki Ertiga leaps up to #6 thanks to its facelift, the Suzuki Carry Pikap is up to #10, the Honda Mobilio up to #12 and the Suzuki Ignis up to #17.

Previous month: Indonesia April 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander threepeats but gap thaws

One year ago: Indonesia May 2017: Toyota Kijang Innova overtakes Calya to #2

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Indonesia April 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander threepeats but gap thaws

The Mitsubishi Xpander has now led the Indonesian sales charts for three months in a row.

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The Indonesian new car market soars by a very solid 14.1% year-on-year in April tp 102.258 units, the largest monthly volume recorded so far this year and lifting the YTD tally up 5.6% to 394.421 wholesales. Toyota remains in control of the brands ranking but sees its volume sink by a steep 19% to 28.9% share over the first four months of 2018 vs. 37.6% over the corresponding period in 2017. In contrast, Mitsubishi shoots up 115% and two spots to land in 2nd place with 18.6% share, more than double its 9.1% presence a year ago. This outstanding performance has everything to do with the stunning success of the Xpander, enjoying a third consecutive monthly pole position in April. Daihatsu (+8%) overtakes Honda (-21%) to remain in third place overall with Suzuki (+18%) rounding up the Top 5 ahead of Hino (+28%), Isuzu (+49%) and Datsun (+95%). Newcomer and new local producer Wuling lands at #9 with 5.216 sales and 1.3% share vs. zero a year ago.

Looking into the models ranking for April, as mentioned above the Mitsubishi Xpander posts a third victory in a row, replicating the performance the Toyota Calya delivered when it took the overall lead off the Avanza from August to October 2016. But it would appear we may be coming towards the end of the Xpander domination, as its share is down for the second consecutive month – from 7.9% in February to 7.4% in March and 6.9% in April – and its advantage over the Avanza has thawed from 627 units in February to 396 in March and just 180 this month. Regardless, it’s still a spectacular performance from the Xpander, remaining the first non-Toyota to lead the Indonesian monthly charts in at least two decades, and potentially since the early 1980s when Toyota was still establishing a presence in the country.

The Toyota Group places four nameplates below the Xpander: the Avanza (-42%), Calya (+7%), Daihatsu Sigra (+88%) and Toyota Kijang Innova (-5%). Excellent performances of the Honda HR-V (+44%), Toyota Rush (+31%) and Daihatsu Xenia (+16%) in the Top 10 while outside, notice the Daihatsu Terios propelled up 94% by the new generation, the Honda CR-V posting its first Top 20 ranking since last October at #16 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport up 57%, potentially helped by the increased traffic in dealerships triggered by the Xpander. Although Chinese Wuling is steadily increasing its volumes month after month, the Confero S hasn’t been able to break into the Top 20 so far this year.

Previous month: Indonesia March 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander confirms leadership

One year ago: Indonesia April 2017: Toyota Avanza reclaims firm grip on market

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Indonesia March 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander confirms leadership

The Mitsubishi Xpander is the best-selling vehicle in Indonesia for the 2nd month running.

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101.666 new wholesales light vehicle were sold in Indonesia in March, lifting the YTD tally to 291.378. The Mitsubishi Xpander manages to remain at the very top of the Indonesian sales charts with 7.4% share, outselling the traditional leader the Toyota Avanza (7%) for the second month running and extending its YTD lead to 559 sales at 21.972 vs. 21.413. The Toyota Calya (5.2%) and Kijang Innova (5.1%) follow, reproducing the YTD Top 4. The recently relaunched Toyota Rush climbs up to 5th place, its highest ranking in Indonesia since April 2015, reaching 5.027 sales which is according to BSCB files a new all-time volume record for the Rush nameplate. Another great performer this month is the Wuling Confero S (aka Hongguang S2) up 65% on February to hit a new monthly record of 931 sales.

The new generation propels the Toyota Rush to a new record monthly volume.

Previous month: Indonesia March 2018: Mitsubishi XPander snaps historic pole position

Previous year: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya and Kijang Innova on top

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Indonesia February 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander snaps historic pole position

The Mitsubishi Xpander is the first non-Toyota to top Indonesian charts in potentially four decades.

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New car wholesales in Indonesia drop 1.5% year-on-year in February to 93.737 units, yet the year-to-date volume remains in positive thanks to a 11.3% surge in January, adding up to 189.712 after two months, up 4.6% on the same period a year ago. Brand leader Toyota sinks 23.5% year-on-year to just 29.5% share, an improvement on the 26.5% it held in January but down significantly on the 34.4% of the FY2017. In 2nd place, Mitsubishi more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+103%) to reach a world-best 19.6% share. The reason behind this stunning result: the Mitsubishi XPander becoming the best-selling vehicle in Indonesia outright this month (7.9% share) and year-to-date (7.6%) after just 5 months of sales in the country. The Toyota Avanza is outsold for the first time since the Calya took the lead from August to October 2016. But more significantly, the XPander is the first non-Toyota to top the monthly Indonesian charts potentially since the early 1980s when Toyota was still establishing a presence in the country. At the very least, it is the first time a Toyota model does not place #1 since BSCB started tracking Indonesia monthly back in 2005.

New local producer Wuling is up to a best-ever 9th place in February.

As a result of Mitsubishi’s historic performance, Daihatsu is relegated to #3 with 16.7% while Honda posts another weak month at just 12.7% in 4th place. Suzuki is the last carmaker managing more than 10% share at 11.9%, ahead of Hino (2.9%), Isuzu (1.9%) and Nissan (1.2%). Local producer since last July, Chinese carmaker Wuling edges up one spot to a best-ever 9th place overall, overtaking Datsun and posting its first ever four-digit monthly result in Indonesia. Among other news in the models ranking, the Toyota Kijang Innova, Calya, Suzuki Ertiga and Daihatsu Sigra make the Top 6 100% MPV, with the best-selling passenger car and the only one in the Top 10 being the Honda Brio Satya at #7. The Toyota Rush cements its #1 SUV spot thanks to the new generation, while the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport gains 5 ranks on January to #14.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Now with Top 25 All-brands and Top 165 models

Previous month: Indonesia January 2018: Mitsubishi XPander only 464 sales below Avanza

Previous year: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya and Kijang Innova on top

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Indonesia Full Year 2017: Now with Top 25 All-brands and Top 165 models

The Toyota Alphard ranks inside the Indonesian Top 40 in 2017.

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We are now able to share with you more complete data for Indonesia over the Full Year 2017 with a complete Brands ranking and a Top 165 models representing 93% of the market. Brand-wise, just below Wuling brilliantly ending its inaugural year in Indonesia at #10, Mercedes, Mazda, Chevrolet, BMW and Lexus all fit inside the Top 15 while Dongfeng (#22) is the only other Chinese carmakers present in the official sales charts this year. Volkswagen is stuck at a paltry #20 with just 537 sales.

The Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap is now included in the FY2017 Indonesian sales charts. 

The new models ranking adds a couple of commercial vehicles that were absent from our preliminary figures, such as the Suzuki Carry Pikap (#5), Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap (#7), Mitsubishi L-300 Pikap (#15), Daihatsu Gran Max Minibus (#19) and Mitsubishi T-120SS Pikap (#26). Among recent launches, the Suzuki Ignis shines at #22, ahead pf the Mitsubishi XPander at #23 and the Wuling Confero at #36 just under 5.000 sales.

The Mitsubishi T-120SS Pikap is exclusive to Indonesia.

Notice also the Mitsubishi L200 Triton topping the 1-tonne pickup segment at #29 just above the Toyota Hilux, and the country’s craze for MPVs illustrated by the Nissan Grand Livina (#32), Datsun GO+ (#33), Toyota Alphard (#39), Nissan Serena (#53), Toyota Voxy (#58), Mazda Biante (#77), the latter four being nameplates rarely seen outside Japan. The Mercedes C-Class is the most popular premium model at #51 followed by the Lexus RX (#56), BMW 3 Series (#61), BMW X1 (#62) and Mercedes E-Class (#64).

Previous post: Indonesia January 2018: Mitsubishi XPander only 464 sales below Avanza

Previous FY2016 post: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya and Kijang Innova on top

Previous year: Indonesia Full Year 2016: Toyota Avanza leads, Calya lands at #3

Two years ago: Indonesia Full Year 2015: Toyota Avanza celebrates one decade at #1 in market down 16%

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Indonesia January 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander only 464 sales below Avanza

Can the Mitsubishi Xpander topple the Toyota Avanza to #1 in Indonesia? 

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New car wholesales shoot up 11.2% year-on-year in Indonesia in January to 95.892 units. Traditional brand leader Toyota has a weak month at 26.5% share vs. 34.4% over the Full Year 2017. Daihatsu on the other hand is 2.3 percentage points above its FY17 level in 2nd place and 19.6% share but the best performer atop the brands ranking is Mitsubishi up from 11.2% and #4 in FY17 to a splendid 18.5% and third place in January, overtaking Honda particularly weak at 14.2% vs. 17.3% in FY17. Suzuki is also strong at 12% share vs. 10.3% in FY17 in 5th place. Below, Chinese carmaker and recently local producer Wuling cracks the 1% share and now threatens Nissan and Datsun (both at 1.2%) for the 8th place overall.

The new generation propels the Toyota Rush into the Top 10.

Best-selling nameplate in the country for the past 12 consecutive years, the Toyota Avanza sees its market share tumble down to just 7.9% this month vs. 10.8% over FY2017. The big event is the 2nd place of the Mitsubishi Xpander like in December, but this time only 464 units below the Avanza. If the Xpander manages to outsell the Avanza even for just one month, this would be the first time a non-Toyota nameplate is #1 in Indonesia since BSCB started tracking this country in 2005, and potentially for the first time since Toyota’s entrance in Indonesia in 1976… Thanks to new generations, the Toyota Rush (#9) and its twin the Daihatsu Terios (#14) get a healthy boost in the sales charts, with the Suzuki Ignis making a reappearance inside the Top 20 for the first time since last July.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya and Kijang Innova on top

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Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya & Kijang Innova on top, Mitsubishi Xpander #2 in December, Wuling opens factory – ranks #10

The Toyota Avanza celebrates 12 consecutive years at #1 in Indonesia.

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There is now a Full Year 2017 post with Top 25 All-brands and Top 165 models.

The Indonesian new car market edges up 1.6% year-on-year in 2017 to 1.079.308 units, its 6th consecutive year above one million annual registrations. The Top 5 brands evolve in very different directions: uncontested market leader Toyota skids 3% to 34.4% share vs. 36% a year ago, still almost double the amount of the #2 which changes hands this year, going to Honda (-1%) at 17.3% eclipsing Daihatsu (-7%) also at 17.3%. Both Mitsubishi (+24%) and Honda (+20%) advance more than 10 times faster than the market to round up the Top 5.

New local producer Wuling breaks into the Indonesian Top 10 with just 5 months of sales.

The big event in the Indonesian Top 10 brands this year is the arrival of Chinese Wuling directly at #10 with over 5.000 units sold since the carmaker’s launch in the country in August. But more significant is the fact that Wuling is actually a local producer, inaugurating its first factory outside of China in Cikarang, West Java on July 11. We covered the event in our Indonesia June 2017 update. For many years, I have been singling out low cost MPV-obsessed Indonesia as a dream market for Wuling and 2017 is the year it’s all happening. After the Confero (aka Hongguang) which became the first Chinese nameplate to break into the Indonesian Top 20 in November, making Indonesia the first country in the world where a Wuling has ranked inside the Top 20, Wuling launched the Cortez, none other than a Baojun 730, in late 2017. 8.000 Wuling have been produced in Indonesia in 2017 with the factory’s annual capacity being 120.000 units. In 2018, Wuling Indonesia will launch the Baojun 310 in a bid to compete with the Honda Brio Satya, Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla. A fascinating prospect.

The futuristic Mitsubishi Xpander hit a stunning 2nd place in December. 

It’s a 12th consecutive year in pole position for the Toyota Avanza in the Indonesian models ranking, but the start nameplate sees its market share erode once again to 10.8%. The Toyota Calya soars 55% to end its first full year in market at an outstanding 2nd place, but although it did top the monthly charts three times in 2016, nothing of the kind happened in 2017 with the Avanza staying in control all year long. The Toyota Kijang Innova (+7%) is knocked down to #3 while the Daihatsu Sigra, the Calya’s twin brother, shoots up 41% and 9 spots to a cool 4th place overall. The Honda Brio Satya (+19%) also impresses, gaining 6 ranks to #5 whereas the Honda HR-V (-12%), Daihatsu Xenia (-14%) and twin LCGC (Low Cost Green Cars) Toyota Agya (-36%) and Daihatsu Ayla (-28%) all implode. Along with the Honda CR-V up 103% to #17 thanks to the new generation, the surprise of the year-end is the Mitsubishi Xpander up to an incredible 2nd place in December (5.837 sales vs. 6.823 for the Avanza) and inside the 2017 Top 20 after just three months in market.

Previous month: Indonesia November 2017: Mitsubishi Xpander up to #4, Wuling Confero in Top 20

Previous year: Indonesia Full Year 2016: Toyota Avanza leads, Calya lands at #3

Two years ago: Indonesia Full Year 2015: Toyota Avanza celebrates one decade at #1 in market down 16%

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Indonesia November 2017: Mitsubishi Xpander shoots up to #4, Wuling Confero in Top 20

The Mitsubishi Xpander soars to a stunning 4th place in Indonesia. 

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The Indonesian new light vehicle market is down 3.9% year-on-year in November to 96.191 registrations, yet the year-to-date volume remains in positive territory at +2.1% to 993.683 units. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country but drops to 29.9%, followed by Daihatsu at 17% and Honda at 16.4%. The Toyota Avanza cements its market domination, despite a 19% year-on-year drop leading to a weak 10.5% market share compared to the 11% it commands year-to-date. The Avanza is followed like in October by the Toyota Kijang Innova (+41%) and Toyota Calya (-46%) but the main event of the month is below. For its second month in market, the Mitsubishi Xpander soars 9 spots and 108% on its inaugural score to a stunning 4th place and 5.1% share, This is by far the highest score by any Mitsubishi nameplate since BSCB started following Indonesia monthly in January 2012, with the best performance in recent years posted by the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in February 2016 at #8.

The Wuling Confero makes its entrance in the Indonesian Top 20.

The Honda Brio Satya (+23%) and Suzuki Ertiga (+33%) also shine, and there is a second momentous event in the Indonesian Top 20: the arrival of the Wuling Confero at #20 with 0.8% share, following its introduction in market as a local assembly last June. Under this nameplate hides none other than the ultra-successful Wuling Hongguang, the best-selling vehicle in China for the past four consecutive years (but in danger of losing its throne in 2017). This is the first time a Wuling nameplate breaks into the Top 20 of any nation outside of China, but also the first time a Chinese nameplate breaks into the Indonesian Top 20.

Previous month: Indonesia October 2017: Mitsubishi Xpander lands inside Top 15

One year ago: Indonesia November 2016: Toyota Avanza reclaims #1 spot off Calya

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Indonesia October 2017: Mitsubishi Xpander lands inside Top 15

The Mitsubishi Xpander lands at #13 for its first month on the Indonesian market.

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The Indonesian new car market returns to positive in October with a 2.7% year-on-year gain to 94.352 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 2.5% to 897.492 deliveries. Toyota is the most popular carmaker with 31.7% of the market, distancing Honda at 18% and Daihatsu at 17.8%. Model-wise, the Toyota Avanza remains in control, following the market at +2% for a round 10% share. The Toyota Kijang Innova leaps up 38% to overtake the Toyota Calya, down a harsh 44% on October 2016 when it led the market. The Daihatsu Sigra (-28%) and Honda Brio Satya (-3%) round up the Top 5. Boosted by the new generation, the Honda CR-V is up six spots on September to #10, but the big event this month is the landing of the all-new and spectacular Mitsubishi Xpander at a splendid 13th place with 2.5% market share, instantly becoming the carmaker’s best-seller in the country. Produced locally, the Xpander was launched on the Indonesian market on October 3 after generating 5.281 orders during the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in August. It should be headed towards the Top 10 over the next couple of months.

Previous month: Indonesia September 2017: Toyota Avanza distant #1, market down 6%

One year ago: Indonesia October 2016: Toyota Calya 80 units above Avanza

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Indonesia September 2017: Toyota Avanza distant #1, market down 6%

The Toyota Avanza holds 11.2% of the Indonesian market so far this year. 

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New car sales in Indonesia are down 6% year-on-year in September to 87.645 units, yet the year-to-date total remains in positive at +2.5% to 803.140 sales. Whereas a year ago it was outsold by the then-new Toyota Calya, the Toyota Avanza has well and truly reclaimed its market domination in Indonesia even though it falls slightly faster than the market this month at -8% to 9.2% share. In contrast, the Toyota Calya freefalls down 42% year-on-year to 5.9% and its twin the Daihatsu Sihra is down 32% to 4.4%. The Toyota Kijang Innova manages to slip in between the two nameplates at #3 with sales edging up 1%. The Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap (+22%), Suzuki Carry Pikap (+39%), Suzuki Ertiga (+33%), Honda BR-V (+90%) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (+52%) manage the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 20.

Previous month: Indonesia August 2017: Honda CR-V in Top 10 in stable market

One year ago: Indonesia September 2016: Toyota Calya above Avanza for 20 units

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