Malaysian vehicle sales data for Dec 2021 by brand – Perodua up 13.5%, Proton sales flat, Hyundai +123%

Malaysian vehicle sales data for Dec 2021 by brand – Perodua up 13.5%, Proton sales flat, Hyundai +123%

To say that 2021 was a challenging year for the automotive industry would be a criminal understatement. Not only did the market continue to be battered by COVID-19 and the continuing movement control orders – just like 2020 – but it also had to deal with a chip shortage that shows no signs of abating and some of the worst floods Malaysia has ever experienced.

As such, it’s no surprise that our total industry volume (TIV) for the year fell by nearly four per cent to 508,911 units, a drop of more than 20,000. However, the market did rally in the final month – despite the aforementioned flooding and associated production delays – to finish strong, with total sales of 65,184 vehicles registered in December. That’s an increase of almost ten percent over November.

Sales data from the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) showed a month of highs and lows for the brands operating in Malaysia. Perodua continued its reign at the top of the chart – the perennial market leader sold 2,142 more cars at 23,041 units, up 13.5%. Despite this, the company missed its sales target of 200,000 units, registering just 190,291 sales in 2021, its worst performance since 2012.

Proton had a rougher December, with sales effectively flat (-1.5% or 209 cars) at 13,701 units. This was almost certainly caused by production halting on the popular X50 and X70 due to vendors being affected by the floods. It still held a significant lead over a resurgent third-placed Toyota – a total of 9,193 of the company’s vehicles found homes last month (up 9.3%), buoyed by increased demand for the Hilux pick-up.

Malaysian vehicle sales data for Dec 2021 by brand – Perodua up 13.5%, Proton sales flat, Hyundai +123%

This helped the company stay ahead of Honda in the standings, although the fellow Japanese carmaker didn’t have a bad time itself, selling 5.1% more vehicles at 7,982 units. Rounding out the top five is Mitsubishi, which capped off a strong year even though sales fell 5.9% to 2,126 units.

Elsewhere on this list, Hyundai’s sales jumped by 122.6% to 207 units, Volvo’s rose by 75.3% to 524 units and Isuzu’s saw an increase of 41.5% to 1,380 units. However, it wasn’t such a good month for Land Rover (-45.5%), Subaru (-16.6%) and Mazda (-10.1%) – despite the latter finally recommencing commercial vehicle sales with its new Isuzu D-Max-based BT-50.

On the premium side, BMW and MINI have finally released sales figures for the quarter, as are customary for these brands. Munich’s 1,681 cars sold in October, November and December lifted its total sales to 8,439 units – enough to put it in ninth place on the standings – while its British subsidiary’s sales of 110 units meant it sold 978 vehicles in 2021.

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Malaysian vehicle sales data for Dec 2021 by brand – Perodua up 13.5%, Proton sales flat, Hyundai +123%

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  • Mantap Perodua, Proton, Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Mazda, BMW and Volvo

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  • Syabas Proton for flattening the curve.

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    • If it weren’t for the floods, Proton could have topped Perodua this round.

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      • P1 & P2 factories were not flooded.

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        • Copy Paste on Jan 25, 2022 at 1:21 am

          Copy paste: “Proton had a rougher December, with sales effectively flat (-1.5% or 209 cars) at 13,701 units. This was almost certainly caused by production halting on the popular X50 and X70 due to vendors being affected by the floods.”

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          • Brian on Jan 25, 2022 at 2:34 pm

            Does that mean in the next round they’ll be making amphibious vehicles?

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      • Jacky on Jan 23, 2022 at 2:22 pm

        Really? Perodua also have flood issues.

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        • Spin Too Much on Jan 25, 2022 at 2:35 am

          Perodua just take advantage on the flood issue, in truth most of their parts comes from Indonesia. Indonesia where got flood issue? Perodua had to revise down their 2021 sales target 3 times, and none was due to flood which only happened in Dec. Flood has nothing to do with Perodua dismal sales.

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          • PlainBS on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:37 am

            Major P2 components which are engines & transmissions, are already made in M’sia. What are the other major components P2 needs from Indonesia?

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      • Jacky on Jan 23, 2022 at 2:22 pm

        Really? Perodua also face flood issues.

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        • newuser on Jan 24, 2022 at 4:04 pm

          seriously???p2 target was 240k sales last year…if not due to MCO and flood, they might hit the target…there are still 30k ativa orders not delivered. not p2 impacted due to flood but bcoz of the suppliers…the suppliers who located in shah alam…

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  • YB Albert on Jan 22, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Hyundai ..sales..848 units for 2021.
    So that averaging about 70 odd units monthly.
    That would work out to 2 units sold per dealership.
    With high overheads,how can dealerships survive with such negligible sales? Is Sime Darby pumping money(like flood victims get )to help the dealers? Is it called ‘BANTUAN KELUARGA SIME?”
    The CEO Low Yung Loong should make way for others.Just by playing politics wont help.

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    • Billie Dharmajaya on Jan 23, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      it’s different with Indonesia hyundai selling growth really big because of their suv like palisade and santa fe also ev cars kona ev and ioniq ev and now they have their small suv creta

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  • najib1312 on Jan 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    How come Peugeot’s YTD sales is ZERO? I have seen couple of the newly launched 3008 and 5008 on the road.

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  • If it weren’t for the floods, Proton could have topped Perodua this round.

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  • Newme on Jan 23, 2022 at 10:54 am

    “Proton had a rougher December, with sales effectively flat (-1.5% or 209 cars) at 13,701 units. This was almost certainly caused by production halting on the popular X50 and X70 due to vendors being affected by the floods.”

    Hahaha, they will jump on the slightest opportunity to blame it at everything except themself. From Covid to chip shortage to the flood. Padahal most of their vendors also supply to other car brands.

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  • Billie Dharmajaya on Jan 23, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    why kia doesn’t have any selling is different with Indonesia that have a selling for this year also peugeot selling is quite drop whats wrong with malay cars selling

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    • Spin Too Much on Jan 23, 2022 at 5:27 pm

      Malay? Kia is Korean while Peugeot is French. Malay apa ni?

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  • mercedes stop reporting sales no , wonder y ?

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  • Dong Gor on Jan 23, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Is it true that Mercedes sold nothing at all? if so what is that so as BMW is doing well.

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  • Why no mercedes??

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  • Hello sir. I am looking for the report about Malaysian vehicle sales data for this year, January – April 2022. As of today, your company do not update any details yet and I would be grateful if you could do as soon as possible. Thanks.

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