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2023 Malaysia passenger automobile gross sales information by physique kind – SUV market share now practically 30%, MPV below 10%

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2023 Malaysia passenger car sales data by body type – SUV market share now nearly 30%, MPV under 10%

Final week, we took a take a look at the automobile gross sales in Malaysia in 2023, damaged down by model. The overwhelming majority of these have been passenger vehicles, however there have been industrial autos on the record as properly. Now, we’re stripping away the pick-ups vehicles, lorries and vans to present you an concept of which physique kinds have been favoured by most automobile consumers final 12 months.

The whole passenger automobile gross sales determine of 719,160 models – versus 799,731 total – included 440,205 sedans, hatchbacks and different physique kinds (wagons, coupés, convertibles, all that enjoyable stuff). Practically 30% of the market share was taken up by the phenomenon that’s the SUV, with 213,128 bought final 12 months. This seems to be on the expense of MPVs, the market share of which dwindled to below 10% with simply 65,937 bought.

2023 Malaysia passenger car sales data by body type – SUV market share now nearly 30%, MPV under 10%

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As firms that promote solely passenger vehicles, Perodua and Proton’s gross sales stay unchanged at 330,325 and 150,975 models respectively. Maybe surprisingly for Proton, each nationwide carmakers nonetheless derive an amazing chunk of their figures from sedans and hatchbacks as an alternative of their more and more common SUVs – truthful sufficient, given the latter occupy the upper finish of the worth ladder.

One factor of observe is that Proton now not holds the lead for SUV gross sales – that title now belongs to its cross-town rival, which bought 56,868 models of the Ativa and Aruz in comparison with Proton’s 46,445 X50s, X70s and X90s. And whereas the Exora MPV was discontinued in 2023 with simply 4,473 models bought, Perodua delivered 37,776 models of the Alza to prospects, contributing considerably to the corporate’s record-breaking efficiency.

Shorn of gross sales of the Hilux and Hiace, Toyota (with 75,337 vehicles bought) fell to fourth place within the standings behind Honda (with 80,027 vehicles bought), the latter claiming the non-national passenger automobile crown for the tenth consecutive 12 months. The H model eclipsed its largest competitor each when it comes to sedans/hatchbacks (44,213 vs 41,726) and SUVs (35,814 vs 27,698), though Toyota did promote 6,911 MPVs versus none for Honda.

However even Toyota couldn’t maintain a candle to new non-national MPV chief Mitsubishi, which derived virtually all of its 11,907 passenger automobile gross sales from the Xpander (the corporate bought only one SUV final 12 months, presumably an errant ASX). Forward of it was Mazda, which bought 18,935 passenger vehicles; Hiroshima is now predominantly an SUV model, promoting 16,947 of these issues versus simply 1,988 of all the things else.

Elsewhere, Nissan bought extra models of its Serena MPV (3,838) than it did the underrated Almera sedan and the electrical Leaf hatch (2,043), in addition to the X-Path SUV (2,043). Mentioning the rear was Hyundai, which bought 1,033 Staria and Starex MPVs versus a pitiful quantity of sedans (295) and SUVs (179).

Within the premium stakes, gross sales have been stacked much more closely in favour SUVs, led by BMW with 6,288 SUVs and 5,685 sedans, hatchbacks, coupés and convertibles bought final 12 months. Against this, Mercedes-Benz’s historically extra conservative consumers purchased extra vehicles (5,940) than SUVs (3,223), the previous narrowly beating Munich.

It should be mentioned that Stuttgart was the only real outlier in its section; certainly, Volvo’s iconic sedans and wagons now make up lower than 10% of its total gross sales, whereas Lexus’ sedans and coupés accounted for 14% of its complete. Even renown sports activities automobile maker Porsche bought greater than twice as many Macan and Cayenne SUVs (1,040) because it did 718s, 911s, Panameras and Taycans (486).

At this juncture, we must always level out that the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation’s (MAA) breakdown of vehicles and SUVs appears a bit suspect. For example, BYD gross sales have been listed as being utterly made up of SUVs, despite the fact that the Dolphin is a hatchback. Its registration card additionally lists it as a “motokar” as an alternative of “jip”.

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