The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) vehicle sales data for the month of December 2017 saw numbers climb from that registered in November.

The final month of the year saw a total of 54,729 vehicles sold, an 11.3% or a 5,545 unit increase from the 49,184 vehicles achieved in November. Year-to-date (YTD), or in this case, the 2017 total industry volume was 576,635 units, down 0.6% compared to 2016’s TIV of 580,085 vehicles. Up to November, the overall volume had remained ahead of 2016 by 1.3%.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how most brands performed last month. Like in November, four of the top five players registered increased sales – market leader Perodua’s numbers were up by 21.3%, while Honda had a 7.1% increase. Toyota sales also climbed, by 7.0%, and Nissan again saw a marginal increase in sales numbers.

As it was in the previous month, the sole top five player which saw sales dip for a second month running was Proton, though with only an eight unit difference from November it was only a 0.2% drop.

Other gainers in December were Subaru (+28.2%), Volvo (+26.6%), Renault (+22.4%), Volkswagen (+13.8%) and Mitsubishi (+13.3%), while brands that saw sales drop included Mazda (-29.6%) and Kia (-11.6%).

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