We continue our round-the-world-travels, exploring what the main car markets in the world looked like in 2012. We have gone through the Chinese, European, Russian, Indian, Israeli and Italian markets already, now let’s have a look at Indonesia…
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Back to Indonesia. And for the first time ever in 2012, the Indonesian car market became… Damn me! You’re going to have to jump to find out…
So I was just saying, for the first time ever in 2012, the Indonesian car market became a millionaire, reaching a record 1,116,224 units which is up a whopping 25% on 2011 and 46% on 2010, both record years already…
Before 2012, never had the Indonesian new car market found itself above 100,000 monthly sales. It happened for the first time last June (101,743) and then 4 more times in the following 5 months: in July (new record 102,512), September (102,111), October (new record again at 106,806) and November (103,474).
The Toyota Avanza, produced locally, is the best-selling model in the country and this for the 7th year in a row. I can illustrate this to you in a very beautiful (yes Sie!) Indonesian photo report - but you’ll need to click on the link here. The Avanza breaks both its annual volume record at 192,146 units (+18%) and its monthly sales record, twice, bringing it to 17,364 in March and 17,860 in November.
Its twin the Daihatsu Xenia ranks #2 like in 2011 with 73,418 sales and 6.6% share, up 10%. The Toyota Innova rounds up the podium at 71,685 units and 6.4%, up 31%. Perpetuating a long heritage dating back to the seventies, the Mitsubishi Truck Colt Diesel is #4 with 55,604 sales, followed by the Suzuki Carry and Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-ups.
The Nissan Grand Livina is up 35% to #7 but the most impressive arrival in this year’s Indonesian Top 20 is the Suzuki Ertiga, landing directly at #8 with 34,074 sales and 3.1%, ahead of the Toyota Rush (+36%) and Yaris (+69%).
Notice also the Honda CR-V at 14,753 sales including a huge 2,551 in December which should place it within the Top 10 that month, the Honda Brio at 8,002 but peaking at #10 in September and the Nissan Evalia up to #6 in August but outside the year-end Top 25.
And it’s my pleasure to report that you are now all experts on car sales in Indonesia.
You can also check: Indonesia Full Year 2011: Toyota Avanza still #1 in record market
Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.