Perodua improves its record share by 1.6 percentage point in February.
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The Malaysian new car market drops 4.4% year-on-year to 40.578 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume down 2.3% to 85.153 units. Brand leader Perodua goes against the grain: it is the only marque in the Top 5 to post a year-on-year gain at +3%, shooting up to an all-time record 42.2% market share, beating its previous best of 40.6% established back in August 2016. Below, Honda (-9%), Toyota (-13%), Proton (-37%) and Nissan (-28%) all fall faster than the market, resulting in reduced shares. The remainder of the Top 10 showcase some spectacular gains: Mazda (+120%), Mitsubishi (+50%), Mercedes (+32%) and BMW (+25%) all impress. Further down, notice Porsche (+173%), Subaru (+68%), Renault (+55%), Peugeot (+52%) and Volkswagen (+53%) among the most dynamic.
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