Perodua remains the most popular carmaker at home.
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The Malaysian new car market records a second consecutive year of decline in 2017 at 576.635 units, down 0.6% on the 580.124 sales of 2016 and to be compared with an all-time record of 666.677 hit in 2015. Passenger cars are up 0.02% to 514.679 units while commercial vehicles are down 5.4% to 61.956 including 41.316 pickups, down 7.6% on 2016. Local carmaker Perodua remains by far the most popular in Malaysia, posting a third consecutive year (and ever) above 200.000 annual units but down 1% to 35.5% share. Honda on the other hand surges 19% to 19% share vs. 15.8% a year ago, eclipsing the 100.000 annual sales mark for the very first time and to be compared with just 51.544 in 2013. Meanwhile Proton continues to decline at -2% and saves its third place overall for just 1.500 units above Toyota (+9%) improving its market share by one percentage point to 12.1%. Below, Subaru (+23%), BMW (+18%), Peugeot (+13%) and Mini (+12%) are among the most dynamic.
Malaysia sales and production 2008-2017. Source: MAA
Previous month: Malaysia November 2017: Honda up 18% to 21.3% share
Previous year (brands): Malaysia Full Year 2016: Perodua hits record share in market down 13%
Previous year (models): Malaysia Full Year 2016: Models data now available
Full Year and December 2017 Top 45 All-brands vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.