The Malaysian Automotive Association has released new vehicle sales data for the month of June 2017, and it appears that the automotive industry couldn’t quite sustain the momentum it built up in May – which saw an 18% increase in sales thanks to new car launches and Hari Raya promos.

It’s not such a big gap, however, with sales last month of 50,275 units only being down 0.6%, or 325 units, compared to May. Of more concern is the 12% dip vis-à-vis June 2016, which corresponds to a difference of 7,087 units; even so, the year-to-date figure of 284,461 units still shades the 275,483 vehicles that were registered in the same period last year, by 3%.

Market leader Perodua had a strong month, its sales having gone up 3.5% or 610 units to 17,821 units. It’s the same story for Proton as well, which enjoyed a marginal increase of 0.7% or 49 units to 7,225 units, enabling it to retain a solid third position in the local market.

The non-national leaders haven’t fared so well – second-placed Honda recorded a drop of 3.8% or 345 units to 8,808 units, down from 9,153 units the month before. But that’s nothing compared to Toyota, which saw sales plummet 12.2% or 742 units to 5,330 units. Nissan rounded off the top five with sales amounting to 2,738 units, up by 3.3%.

On the premium side, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead with 1,241 vehicles sold, a healthy 14.1% increase compared to the month before, while BMW shifted 8.4% more vehicles to end the month with 925 units to its name. Elsewhere, it’s been a great month for Audi (+42.3%), Volkswagen (+34.7) and Mitsubishi (+26.8%), although it hasn’t been so good for Lexus (-31.3%), Ford (-16.7%), Subaru (-13.0%) and Peugeot (-13.1%).

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