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Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) figures show that new car sales in the country are up 5% year-on-year in 2012 to a record 627,753 registrations, beating the previous best of 605,156 units established in 2010. Since last June though, there is no market report for Malaysia on BestSellingCarsBlog because the MAA refuses to share any detailed data, and it doesn’t look like this will change any time soon. There is however a complete brands ranking available on and I have updated this post to take into account their evolution compared to 2011. Perodua behaves like the market: up 5% to 189,137 sales which means it brilliantly remains above 30% market share.
Proton reversely dropped by 11% to 141,121 units and 22.5% share vs. 26.4% in 2011. Toyota is the best-selling foreign brand once again this year thanks to 105,121 sales, up an excellent 21% year-on-year, while Nissan (+12%) passes Honda (+8%) even though both brands have had a very dynamic year. The most impressive progression in the Top 10 is without contest delivered by Volkswagen, up a whopping 77% and 4 spots on 2011 to land in 6th position at 13,003 units and 2.1% share.
Volkswagen sales are up 77% in Malaysia in 2012.
Further down, notice BMW up 26% to #15, Kia up 151% to #18, Chevrolet up 59% to #20, Audi up 53% to #24 and Land Rover up 192% to #26. If Chery is down a worrying 45% year-on-year to #21, a plethora of Chinese manufacturers have landed in Malaysia this year, albeit still with very small sales figures: among them, Great Wall ranks #35, JAC #37, ChangAn #39, Grand Tiger #42 and BAW #45.
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Full Year 2012 Top 46 All-brands Ranking Table below.