The Malaysian automotive business has kicked off the brand new yr in a constructive method, based on gross sales knowledge from the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA). It might want to, whether it is to beat difficult market circumstances and meet MAA’s gross sales goal of a spherical 600,000 items in 2019 – a rise of zero.21% from final yr’s gross sales.
In all, a complete of 48,450 autos have been bought in January, a modest 282-unit enhance from the 48,188 items that modified fingers in December. Not a lot, but it surely’s one thing – and there’s higher information for a lot of manufacturers on the record (significantly native ones) as you delve deeper.
Market chief Perodua noticed a 9.four% enhance in gross sales, leaping 1,722 items from 18,402 to 20,124. That’s largely resulting from gross sales of the brand new Aruz SUV, over 1,000 of which have been registered on the final day of January. Honda, alternatively, had its gross sales drop 6.three% from eight,021 items to 7,515.
Simply behind is Proton, which bought a wholesome leg up final month, with gross sales surging some 22.6% to six,862 items – up from 5,598 the month earlier than. This 1,270-unit enhance was undoubtedly buoyed by the X70 SUV, with a complete of two,777 items discovering properties in January. Protecting its fourth place, Toyota’s gross sales dropped 27.three% from four,310 items to three,133, whereas perennial fifth-placer Nissan noticed a 30% decline from 2,870 items to 2,008.
Within the premium sector, Mercedes-Benz maintains its commanding lead, although gross sales have dipped by 5.6% to 1,063 items, whereas BMW registered a far bigger 21.three% lower to 800 items. Elsewhere it’s been month for Volkswagen (up an enormous 143.2%, however solely to 586 items), Hyundai (+45.9%) and Volvo (+28.6%), however not so good for Isuzu (-45.5%) and Lexus (-27.1%).
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The put up Malaysian car gross sales knowledge for Jan 2019 by model Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.