* Many thanks to Matthias from Germany who made this post’s update possible! *
The Albanian car market is very particular, with as much as 1 in every 3 cars in circulation in Tirana and Durres second-hand Mercedes. The best selling new cars are also unique: a mix of luxury SUV’s dominated by the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GL-Class!
Only then normal passenger cars follow, among them the Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. A few models have Albania as their only European port of call like the VW Gol, Chery QQ and Toyota Avanza… So a very interesting market indeed.
This rough speculation is based on Matthias’s observations in the streets of Tirana and Durres. Thanks again Matthias!
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The Indonesian car market had a record year in 2010 with 764,710 sales, up 57% on 2009! The Toyota Avanza is still the best selling car in Indonesia by far with 141,799 sales and 18.5% share, ahead of its twin the Daihatsu Xenia at 65,901 sales (8.6%). The two models hold an impressive 27.1% of the market, however down from 29.5% in 2009.
In 3rd, the Toyota Innova is holding well at 53,824 units sold (7%), ahead of the best selling passenger car, the Honda Jazz at 3% of the market. The Nissan Grand Livina delivers the strongest progression in the Top 10: it goes from 9th to 5th with 22,560 registrations, up 125%. The Toyota Vios is the only new entrant in the Top 10 in 8th with 16,979 sales.
More pictures and Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
The observation of the streets of Colombo through YouTube videos shows a Sri Lankan market inspired by its neighbour India (Maruti Alto definitely in the Top 3), but with strong specificities: the Nissan Sunny seems to have been by far the best selling car in the country for many years.
Other specificities include the Honda Civic, Toyota Vios and Toyota Avanza likely to be in the Top 5. One Indian trait is the Tata Indica also looking like being pretty successful in Sri Lanka.
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Very particular model ranking in Indonesia where the Top 10 is saturated with SUV’s and MPV’s.
In 1st with 100,065 registrations and a whopping 20.6% market share is the Toyota Avanza, a mini MPV designed and produced in Indonesia, and sold in emerging countries around the world, along with its twin brother the Daihatsu Xenia, #2 here with another 43,409 sales and 8.9% market share. Together the 2 twin models account for nearly 30% of the Indonesian market! For more details about these 2 models click here.
Closing the podium is the Toyota Innova, a larger MPV also produced in Indonesia and sold in all of South-East Asia and the Middle-East. With nearly 36,000 sales it grabs 7.4% of the market. More info here.
Full Top 10 Ranking table and more commentaries below.
A couple of years of stability in a traditionally turbulent market, 2008 and 2009 see the continuing rule of the Perodua Myvi at 17.5% share in 2009 and close to 90,000 sales in both years. It is joined on the podium by the Perodua Viva at 67,000+ sales each year, #2 in 2008 and #3 in 2009.
The Proton Saga climbs on the podium in 2008 (66,533 sales) and reaches #2 with 71,688 sales and 13.9% in 2009. The Proton Persona and Toyota Vios follow in both years, and the Honda City replaces the Toyota Avanza at #6 in 2009.
11 months 2008 Top 40 and Full Year 2009 Top 50 Ranking Tables: click on ‘Read more’ below the Proton Saga picture.
Launched in 2005 to immediate success, the Perodua Myvi takes the pole position in the Malaysian car sales ranking in 2006 and comfortably keeps its title in 2007, reaching market shares of above 17%…
Below, the ranking is pretty unstable: it sees the Perodua Kancil take the 2nd spot in May 2006 at 8.4% followed by the Proton Wira at 5.8% and the Proton Waja at 5%, whereas over the first 10 months of 2007 the Proton Iswara climbs back to #2 with 9% of the market, followed by the new Perodua Viva at 8.6% (but 13.3% in October!) and the Toyota Avanza at 5%.
Full Top 15 May 2006 and Top 20 10 months 2007: click on ‘Read more’ below.
Strong domination of Toyota in Indonesia again in 2006 in a market down 40% at 318,000 units. The Toyota Avanza is #1 with 52,260 sales and the Kijang Innova is #2 with 45,565, the two models accounting for 31% of the market on their own. The Avanza twin, the Daihatsu Xenia, is 3rd with 23,555 sales and 7.4%.
Full 2006 Top 10 Ranking Table below.