The Toyota Hilux is once again the best-selling automobile in ASEAN, followed by the Isuzu D-Max, according to preliminary data for 2021. The Toyota Rush climbs to seventh place, while the Perodua Axia drops to fourth place.
Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is an economic free trade zone in South Asia.
In terms of the regional best-selling automobiles ranking, the Toyota Hilux, manufactured in Thailand, remains in first place in 2021, with 176,062 units sold (6.2 percent share), followed by the Isuzu D-Max, also manufactured in Thailand, in second place with 163,137 units sold (5.6 percent share).
From January to November, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) also issued ASEAN sales figures for 2021. The data is for seven of the ten ASEAN countries, with Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos excluded, as it was in the July update last year.
In Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, a total of 2,461,119 automobiles were sold in the first eleven months of 2021, up 15% from the 2,134,038 vehicles delivered in the same period in 2020. Passenger vehicles accounted for 1,563,645 units from January to November 2021, while commercial vehicles accounted for the remaining 897,474 units.
Indonesia sold the most vehicles from January to November 2021, totaling 790,524 (585,901 passenger vehicles and 204,623 commercial vehicles). This represents a remarkable 66 percent gain over the same period the previous year, indicating a recovery in automobile sales in the country after a pandemic-plagued 2020.
With this performance, Indonesia overtook Thailand, which came in second with 668,109 automobiles supplied, a 3% decrease from 2020. Unlike Indonesia, Thailand saw a higher share of commercial vehicles (388,579 units) than passenger vehicles in its vehicle sales (279,530 units).
Malaysia came in third place once again, with 441,136 vehicles registered, down 4% from the January-November 2020 period (392,474 PVs, 48,662 CVs). Other nations with six-figure sales include Vietnam in fourth position (257,390 vehicles) and the Philippines in fifth place (240,642 vehicles) – both of which had increases of 3% and 23%, respectively.
Source: focus2move.com, paultan.org