August 2017 Vehicle Sales: Improvements For Most Brands

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August 2017 Vehicle Sales: Improvements For Most Brands

August has been a rather good month for majority of the car makers, as most companies managed to see an improvement in sales, both month-to-month and year-on-year.

Honda continues to lead among non-national brands, with a total of 9,733 units sold in August - a 1,157-unit increase over July. The brand's year-to-date total of 70,836 units is a healthy 27% improvement over the corresponding period of 2016. Since January, Honda has sold a total of 70,836 cars.

As for Perodua, they suffered a little bit, as they sold 18,630 units in August, a slight 1.5% or 290 units down from July. Despite that, looking at the year-on-year comparison, Perodua’s sales increased by 3,483 units or 2.6% year-to-date. Perodua’s upcoming all-new Myvi is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of the year, though the introduction may not impact Perodua’s sales figure significantly.

Proton also saw a good bump in sales with 6,452 units sold in August - 498 units more than the month before. Additionally, Proton also saw a decent increase of 17.6% or 7,770 units of its year-to-date sales, with a total 51,799 units sold. The company only sold 44,029 vehicles in the same period in 2016. 

Mercedes-Benz continues to top the premium segment. The company sold 1,222 units in August, bouncing back after a weak July performance. Looking at the year-on-year figure, Mercedes-Benz’s sales saw an increase of just 5 units, increasing from 8,011 units to 8,016 units. 

Following closely behind Mercedes-Benz is BMW, with a total of 915 units sold. This marks a 1.7% increase over July, though the company managed to see an improvement of 21.6% or 1,176 units more on a year-on-year basis.

Volvo also saw a healthy improvement in August as they managed to shift 103 units, up from July’s 33 units. Thw Swedes sold a total of 566 units this year, marking a good 21.2% improvement was observed on a year-on-year basis.

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