Automobile gross sales within the nation continued a powerful displaying for the third month operating on account of the federal government’s transfer to zero-rate the products and companies tax (GST) for 3 months earlier than the return of the gross sales and companies tax (SST) on September 1.
Gross sales in August totalled 65,551 items, which was four% or 2,914 items lower than the 68,465 items achieved in July, nevertheless it was forward of that managed in June when zero% GST kicked in, as shoppers continued to take the chance to snap up autos through the tax vacation interval.
Right here’s a fast breakdown of how most manufacturers peformed in August. Regardless of the general quantity taking place final month in comparison with July, most manufacturers truly noticed a rise in gross sales, save the highest two. Perodua’s complete numbers for the month dropped by 25.three%, whereas Honda noticed a 15.eight% lower in gross sales in July. Toyota additionally noticed a three.7% dip in numbers for the month.
On this case, it wasn’t for lack of demand, however a case of stock not having the ability to sustain, successfully really fizzling out the tempo. Elsewhere, issues had been extra optimistic. Gainers included Proton (+17.three%), Nissan (+6.zero%), Mazda (+62.three%), Isuzu (+95.four%), Mitsu (+43.7%), Subaru (+47.6%), Volkswagen (+26.eight%) and Ford (+59.zero%).
Within the premium section, BMW (+22.eight%) outsold Mercedes (-14.four%) for the month, whereas Lexus noticed a 157.1% improve in gross sales from July. Volvo additionally had month, growing its gross sales quantity by 40.7%. Once more, Audi’s gross sales figures weren’t obtainable.
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The put up Malaysian car gross sales knowledge for August 2018 by model Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.