6 Malaysian models in the Top 7 this month, with the Top 3 accounting for 38% of the market! #3 in August, the Proton Saga climbs back into the lead with 5,582 registrations and a gargantuan 13.4% market share. It is #2 year-to-date with 55,374 sales (12.7%).
The Perodua Myvi (a rebadged Daihatsu Sirion/Toyota Passo) is #2 this month with 13% market share, it is #1 year-to-date (as is the case since 2006) with 56,696 sales. The fight will be very tight for the 2010 best-selling car title.
The Perodua Viva (a rebadged Daihatsu Mira) is 3rd with 11.3% in Sept and 12% year-to-date. Other Malaysian hits include the Proton Persona in 4th (7.6%), the Perodua Alza in 6th (5.6%) and the Proton Exora in 7th (5%). The Toyota Vios (6th) is the best-selling foreign car with 6.2%.
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.
After years of domination of the Proton Wira, the Perodua Kancil, a rebadged Daihatsu Mira, takes the lead of car sales in Malaysia in 2004 and 2005. It sells 30,454 units over the first 6 months of 2005 or 11.7% of the market, ahead of the Proton Iswara (7.1%), Wira (6.8%) and Waja (6.7%).
Notice the Proton Gen-2, launched in Q3 2004 to partly replace the best-selling Wira, coming in at #7 with 14,153 sales and 5.4%. On top of the Kancil, Perodua places two more models in the Top 8: the Kelisa at #5 and the Kenari at #8. The Perodua Myvi (a rebadged Daihatsu Sirion) launched in May 2005 and in all likeliness managed to take the lead of the Malaysian market sometime during the second half of 2005.
More pictures and full 6 months 2005 Top 10 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.
The Proton Wira originally launched in 1993 in Malaysia and was based on the 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer. More details on the Proton Wira here. Official sales figures show it sold 87,928 units in 2000, making it the best selling car in the country ahead of the Perodua Kancil (a rebadged Daihatsu Mira) with 74,929 units. The Wira is likely to have kept its title until 2003 included.
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