The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released sales data for November 2017, and it’s been a good month for the automotive industry in general, building on the strong performance seen in October.

In total, as many as 49,184 vehicles were sold last month, marking a 4.6% or 2,143 unit increase from the 47,041 units pushed out in October; compared to November 2016, however, that figure is just 0.2% or 89 units up. Even so, a total of 521,907 new vehicles found homes in the first 11 months of the year, a jump of 1.3% or 6,655 units compared to the 515,252 units shifted during the same period last year.

This increase has been attributed by MAA to year-end festive sales promotions, and has no doubt been buoyed by the launch of the new Perodua Myvi last month. The continuation of these deals, coupled with aggressive promotional campaigns by car companies, is expected to lead to an even stronger sales performance in December, according to MAA.