Malaysia is Honda’s ninth best performing market globally, based on total numbers moved during the first nine months of 2017. The worldwide sales volume ranking for January to September was revealed informally at a presentation in Twin Ring Motegi last week, and three ASEAN countries had the distinction of making the top 10 list.

Thailand sits a place above us in eighth place, and it looks like the brand is going great guns in Indonesia, sales in the republic being good enough to make it the fifth largest contributor to overall global sales, sitting behind Canada and Japan, fourth and third respectively.

Though a full breakdown of total volume shifted during the period wasn’t offered, it was no surprise to see that the top two markets for the brand were the US and China. India was placed sixth, making it the number two sales market in the Asia-Oceania region, while Brazil was seventh, and Mexico rounds off the list in 10th place.

In terms of domestic market share across all global arenas, Honda Malaysia (HMSB) was the second best performer for the brand during the period, and in September was placed first in the rankings.

This follows on the announcement earlier this year, in which HMSB recorded its highest-ever domestic market share percentage in the country (19.2%) in January, which was also good to place it first globally that month.

Back in February, the company announced a 100,000 unit sales target for 2017, and has stated it looks to be on course to achieve that target. It previously accomplished reaching the 100,000 unit sales mark, but in a financial year (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017).