The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released vehicle sales data for the month of October 2019. A total of 53,870 units were delivered last month, which is 9,204 units – or 20.61% – more than the 44,666 units recorded in September.

The association said the improvement in numbers is due to a longer working month as well as from consumers taking advantage of numerous year-end promotional campaigns. The Perodua Axia facelift, which was launched in September, would have contributed to the higher numbers for the month.

Year-on-year numbers for the month continue to be ahead compared to October last year, in this case by 6,597 units, while year-to-date total industry volume (TIV) over the 10 months of the year has seen 496,861 vehicles being shifted, which is 5,267 units – or 1.05% – less than the corresponding period in 2018.

For the month of November 2019, the association expects the sales volume to be maintained at October levels.