Malaysian vehicle sales for November 2021 by brand – Proton up 8.3%, Volvo by 134%; Mitsubishi holds fifth

Malaysian vehicle sales for November 2021 by brand – Proton up 8.3%, Volvo by 134%; Mitsubishi holds fifth

The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released vehicle sales data for the month of November 2021, with a total of 58,742 vehicles delivered, representing a decrease of 7.5% from the tally of 63,489 vehicles sold in the month of October 2021.

This month’s figure concludes the string of month-on-month sales volume gains, which has previously been attributed to the re-opening of business operations. Last month’s drop has attributed by the MAA to the ongoing microchip shortage that has been affecting the production of a few brands, which has led to supply issues. This drop has also been due to consumers deferring their purchases with the SST exemption having been extended to June 30 next year, it said.

In terms of its effect on individual brands, Perodua has sustained a 27.1% drop to 20,299 units sold last month from October’s figure of 27,858 units, although it still maintains its comfortable market lead in sales volume, thus bringing its year-to-date volume to 167,250 units. Last month, Perodua said that impacted vehicle production means it will not be meeting its already-revised target for 2021 of 214,000 units.

Fellow Malaysian brand Proton saw a better month, with 13,910 units sold in November representing an 8.3% increase over the 12,840 units sold in October 2021, further building upon its five-figure monthly sales volume. Proton has achieved sales of 97,994 units year-to-date.

Malaysian vehicle sales for November 2021 by brand – Proton up 8.3%, Volvo by 134%; Mitsubishi holds fifth

Of the volume players in the non-national segment, Toyota maintained position with a similar volume last month (8,414 units) compared to October 2021 (8,417 units), for a year-to-date tally of 62,392 units. Meanwhile, Honda recorded a sales volume of 7,592 units last month, or a 18.1% gain over its volume in October 2021.

Also notable for charting gains last month are Mitsubishi with a 10.7% increase to 2,259 units, and Mazda with a 16.8% gain to 1,287 units, thus retaining fifth on the table overall, while Nissan’s sales volume dropped 9.1% to 1,395 units from 1,535 units in October 2021. Isuzu also charted a drop, to the tune of 10.1% to 975 units last month from 1,084 units in the month before.

Meanwhile, Lexus saw a reduction in sales volume by 12.0% to 73 units sold last month, from 83 units in October 2021. Bucking the trend with the largest percentage gains last month are Volvo with a 133.6% increase to 299 units, from 128 units in October 2021, along with Hyundai recording an 86% gain last month to 93 units sold, compared to 50 units in October 2021.

Malaysian vehicle sales for November 2021 by brand – Proton up 8.3%, Volvo by 134%; Mitsubishi holds fifth

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  • iThink on Dec 21, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Hyundai rises 186% to 93nos from 50nos.
    Might as well say this Well Done?

    Top 3 For the Win – Perodua, Proton and Toyota

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    • It is a 2 horses race:
      UMW : Perodua + Toyota
      DRB-HICOM : Proton + Honda

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      • Soon will be a one horse race with Perodua & Toyota lack of parts. Service also need to wait 6-8 months for filter.

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  • Bangala on Dec 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Perodua fans still bangala for selling 6000 more axia last month compared to surging proton sales?

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    • newme on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Of course Perodua bangga because they are at top. Not like Proton condemning even though they are below.

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      • Lolwhut? on Dec 22, 2021 at 1:03 pm

        By your logic, Musang King sellers must be very sad for not selling as much fruit as rambutan sellers. Ask them and see if they are sad or not. LOL

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        • Spin Too Much on Dec 22, 2021 at 4:04 pm

          Doesn’t matter which fruit you buy, money still comes from your own pocket.

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      • Contradiction on Dec 22, 2021 at 1:53 pm

        Perodua always no parts. Buy car also wait 6 months to get spareparts. Cee bai national brand.

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      • newme_tsundere on Dec 23, 2021 at 11:14 am

        I didn’t see Proton “condemning” .. what do you mean by that anyway? Condemning who? What I see is you condemning Proton on every article you post a comment on. Doesn’t matter if the article is related to Proton or not, you still have time to comment something bad about Proton. I don’t know about you but that’s dedication and one have to wonder are these “hate comments” on Proton are genuine or are you doing it so Proton will notice you? Soap drama.

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  • Sabrikor JV Ajibkor on Dec 21, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Sime Darby..pathetically sold 93 units of hyundai vehicles.If it has 30 odd dealerships…each dealer can survive on a sale of 3 cars meh?
    Unless each dealer sells 3 cars with Rolls Royce price tags,it is surviving worst than the flood victims with so much overheads to cover.
    Up to Nov,it has sold only 1077 units..what a disaster in terms of sales.The CEO needs to resign for bringing a well known brand into oblivion.

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    • Mr. Sotong on Dec 22, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Just checked their website. There are 49 dealerships. Yup, really pathetic numbers. But they could be multi brand dealers though and if that’s the case, they do not need to survive with Hyundai.

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  • Truth on Dec 22, 2021 at 10:27 am

    well done Toyota for retaining as lead in non national segment

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