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Malaysia Light Vehicle Sales rose in double-digit in March.

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Malaysia Light Vehicle Sales rose in double-digit in March 2015 driven by anticipated sales towards the new Goods & Service Tax introduction scheduled for April 1st.

Economic Outlook

The Malaysian economy grew at the fastest pace in four years in 2014, underpinned by robust private consumption and solid export growth. However, recent data suggest that the economy may have lost momentum in Q1 2015.

Growth in industrial production slowed markedly in the first two months of the year following December’s one-and-a-half-year high. Moreover, exports contracted at the fastest pace in over five years in February.

Meanwhile, as scheduled, the new 6.0% Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect on 1 April. Although it is still too early to gauge what impact the GST will have on fiscal revenues, its implementation is a big step in the government’s process of fiscal consolidation.

Market Outlook

In March 2015 according to data released by M.A.A., the Malaysian Automotive Association, the new Light Passengers Vehicles sold in Malaysia have been 67.314, up 14.7% compared with the correspondent month last year, the best score since September 2013.

Local observers reported as main reason for the double-digit performance the anticipated sales for consumers to avoid the new GST tax arriving in April. We would expect a more robust effect and fear that next month market data will struggle to be in black.

First quarter was pushed up by March data ending with 174.358 sales (including trucks), up 9.5% from Q1 2014.

Competitive Arena

March confirmed the divergent trend of best players with Perodua and Honda in great shape while Proton and Toyota kept struggling. Perodua sold 22.497 sales (+37.8%) ending the quarter with 57.153 units (+29.8%) with market share at 34.0%. Proton sales at 10.528 units, were down 14.5% ending the quarter at 27.682, -15.4%.

The importers leader was Honda with 9.581 sales (+94.9%) a huge increase fueled by new models introduced during the last half of the year. First quarter sales were 22.145 (+41.7%) consolidating the supremacy over challengers. Toyota struggled with 7.187 sales (-27.3%) ending the quarter down 32.8%.

Behind almost positive performances had been posted by Nissan (+39.3%), Ford (+73.3%), Mazda (+63.7%) and Isuzu (+56.0%).

As far as the Car Group’s performance, the leader was Perodua with 33.4% of market share, ahead of Proton with 15.6% and Honda with 14.2%. Toyota was fourth with 11.9% ahead of Nissan-Renault alliance with 7.5%.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Rank Q1 Brand Mar Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Perodua 22.497 57.153 37,8% 29,8% 33,8% 34,3%
2 2 Proton 10.528 27.682 -14,5% -15,4% 15,8% 16,6%
3 3 Honda 9.581 22.145 94,9% 41,7% 14,4% 13,3%
4 4 Toyota 7.187 16.241 -27,3% -32,8% 10,8% 9,8%
5 5 Nissan 5.005 13.226 39,3% 25,3% 7,5% 7,9%
6 6 Ford 1.818 4.611 73,3% 57,7% 2,7% 2,8%
7 8 Mazda 1.503 3.372 63,7% 49,4% 2,3% 2,0%
8 9 Isuzu 1.465 2.907 56,0% 18,8% 2,2% 1,7%
9 7 Mitsubishi 1.157 3.609 -25,8% -3,7% 1,7% 2,2%
10 11 Mercedes 969 1.890 50,9% 10,7% 1,5% 1,1%
11 10 Hyundai 750 2.172 -18,2% -19,4% 1,1% 1,3%
12 13 Volkswagen 622 1.541 -36,3% -43,0% 0,9% 0,9%
13 15 Hino 564 1.326 6,6% -6,9% 0,8% 0,8%
14 12 Kia 549 1.770 -43,5% -26,0% 0,8% 1,1%
15 16 Suzuki 434 1.113 3,3% -28,2% 0,7% 0,7%
16 14 BMW 389 1.359 -41,8% -21,7% 0,6% 0,8%
17 18 Subaru 295 794 86,7% 65,8% 0,4% 0,5%
18 17 Peugeot 242 1.038 -39,5% -34,3% 0,4% 0,6%
19 19 Lexus 148 362 -7,5% -19,4% 0,2% 0,2%
20 20 Audi 115 342 105,4% 4,3% 0,2% 0,2%
21 22 Daihatsu 113 272 59,2% 19,8% 0,2% 0,2%
22 23 Land Rover 100 262 4,2% 6,5% 0,2% 0,2%
23 24 Chana 98 257 512,5% 314,5% 0,1% 0,2%
24 25 Porsche 97 187 438,9% 192,2% 0,1% 0,1%
25 21 Chevrolet 94 297 -64,1% -42,3% 0,1% 0,2%
26 26 Volvo 69 154 1,5% -30,0% 0,1% 0,1%
27 27 Mini 40 143 -24,5% 8,3% 0,1% 0,1%
28 29 Chery 36 85 9,1% -25,4% 0,1% 0,1%
29 30 SsangYong 32 59 45,5% -9,2% 0,0% 0,0%
30 28 Renault 23 88 475,0% 1157,1% 0,0% 0,1%
31 31 Jac 20 50 -57,4% -46,2% 0,0% 0,0%
32 32 Jaguar 16 39 0,0% 0,0%
33 33 BAW 1 10 0,0% 42,9% 0,0% 0,0%
34 34 Naza -100,0% -100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
34 34 Great Wall -100,0% -100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
34 34 Mahindra 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Rank Q1 Group Mar Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Perodua 22.497 57.153 37,8% 29,8% 33,4% 34,0%
2 2 Proton 10.528 27.682 -14,5% -15,4% 15,6% 16,4%
3 3 Honda 9.581 22.145 94,9% 41,7% 14,2% 13,2%
4 4 Toyota 8.012 18.201 -24,7% -30,8% 11,9% 10,8%
5 5 Renault-Nissan 5.028 13.314 39,7% 26,0% 7,5% 7,9%
6 6 Ford 1.818 4.611 73,3% 57,7% 2,7% 2,7%
7 9 Mazda 1.503 3.372 63,7% 49,4% 2,2% 2,0%
8 10 Isuzu Motors 1.465 2.907 56,0% 18,8% 2,2% 1,7%
9 7 Hyundai-Kia 1.299 3.942 -31,2% -22,5% 1,9% 2,3%
10 8 Mitsubishi 1.157 3.609 -25,8% -3,7% 1,7% 2,1%
11 12 Mercedes Daimler 969 1.890 50,9% 10,7% 1,4% 1,1%
12 11 Volkswagen 834 2.070 -20,6% -33,1% 1,2% 1,2%
13 13 No Group 757 1.750 25,3% -10,1% 1,1% 1,0%
14 15 Suzuki 434 1.113 3,3% -28,2% 0,6% 0,7%
15 14 BMW 429 1.502 -40,5% -19,6% 0,6% 0,9%
16 17 Fuji Heavy Industries 295 794 86,7% 65,8% 0,4% 0,5%
17 16 PSA 242 1.038 -39,5% -34,3% 0,4% 0,6%
18 18 Tata 116 301 20,8% 22,4% 0,2% 0,2%
19 20 ChangAn 98 257 512,5% 314,5% 0,1% 0,2%
20 19 GM 94 297 -64,1% -42,3% 0,1% 0,2%
21 21 Geely Group 69 154 1,5% -30,0% 0,1% 0,1%
22 22 Chery Automobile 36 85 9,1% -25,4% 0,1% 0,1%
23 23 Mahindra Group 32 59 45,5% -9,2% 0,0% 0,0%
24 24 JAC 20 50 -57,4% -46,2% 0,0% 0,0%
25 25 BAIC 1 10 0,0% 42,9% 0,0% 0,0%

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