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Malaysia Full Year 2010: Perodua Myvi #1 for 5th year in a row

Perodua Myvi

The Perodua Myvi finishes the year on a high at 8,289 sales and 15.6% share in December, bringing its 2010 total to 77,657 sales and 13.3% of the Malaysian market and making it the best-selling car in Malaysia for the 5th consecutive year in spite of a 14% drop over 2009 in a total market up 13% at 582,714 registrations.

The Proton Saga takes the 2nd spot like in 2009 with 72,303 sales (12.4%), ahead of the Perodua Viva at 69,048 sales (11.8%) and the Proton Persona at 44,391 sales (7.6%). The Perodua Alza is the only new entrant in the yearly Top 10 in 5th with 41,933 sales (7.2%). The Toyota Vios is still the best-selling non national model at #6 with 33,674 sales.

Link to the Top 50 Ranking Table and exclusive rankings for Eastern Malaysia below.

You can find the Top 50 best-selling cars in Malaysia in 2010 here.

For the very first time, Motor Trader has made available the sales ranking for Eastern Malaysia. The states of Sabah and Sarawak are completely separated from mainland Malaysia by the South China sea, and the best-selling models are radically different, with a distinct focus on pick-ups.

The Perodua Viva is the best-selling car in Eastern Malaysia in 2010.

Third in the nation-wide ranking, the Perodua Viva is the best-seller in both Sabah and Sarawak with a total of 12,670 sales and an amazing 17.6% market share. The Proton Saga is #2 with 9,059 sales (12.6%) and the Perodua Myvi is 3rd with 8,393 sales (11.6%). Toyota is the #2 brand behind Perodua in the region and it places the Toyota Hilux in 4th in both states with a total of 7,643 sales and 10.6% share.

Other Sabah/Sarawak curiosities include the 5th place of the Isuzu D-Max in Sabah (2,336 sales, 6.9%), the 10th spot of the Mitsubishi Triton in the general ranking (1,504 sales, 2.1%) and the 16th place of the Ford Ranger (796 sales) as well as the 13th position of the Toyota Rush in Sabah with 455 units sold.

Source: Motor Trader, many thanks to Chips Yap for sharing the figures!

  1. February 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Your effort to compile all this data is very impressive indeed and I commend you. I’ve been compiling auto statistics for Malaysia since 1980 (before we had Excel and PCs) and I can appreciate the amount of work that goes into it.

    I’ll be happy to contribute our Malaysian data to make your site the most comprehensive in the world. If I can find the time, I’ll work on providing historical data as well.

    Keep up the good work,


    • February 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Chips,
      Thank you so much for all the praise, it’s really great to hear what you think of my blog. Making this site the most comprehensive in the world is precisely what I am aiming at! And it’s really amazing to see that you are ready to help out. I really, really appreciate this Chips!
      I’m sure you would have noticed that I am starting to add historical data for as many countries as possible but this takes a lot of time on top of the regular monthly updates, so if you have Malaysian data up to 1980, I’d be very interested in receiving it, in whatever format you have, no need to work on it to make it better: I can dive into the data and do this from here! Let me know what works best for you.
      Thanks again

  2. February 5, 2011 at 12:34 am

    We just uploaded another list, this one for the Eastern region of Malaysia which comprises two states but they are on the other side of the South China Sea.


    I will try to remember to send you monthly stats from now on.

    • February 5, 2011 at 2:08 am

      Hey Chips I saw your list this is great! It’s the first time I could see the sales from this region of Malaysia, very interesting to see how different they are from the national ranking! Will add a link to it with comments on this article tomorrow. (it’s getting late now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the figures Chips.

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