7.5% drop in new vehicle sales for November as one month remains to hit 500,000 units for 2022

The Total Industry Volume (TIV) for November was 58,742 units, a drop of 7.5% from October and 4% less than what was recorded in November 2020. This decrease was attributed to reduced supplies of certain models due to the global shortage of microchips (as well as some parts), and some members of the Malaysian Automotive […]

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New vehicle sales continue rising with 43% increase in October

With more days in September and continued progress towards normalising activities in the business sector, new vehicle sales continued to rise. Although 4.8% lower than October 2020, the Total Industry Volume (TIV) of new vehicles registered in the month was 43% higher than September. It’s uncertain how much of the increase was from new orders […]

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Third consecutive month of higher sales as market recovers after long shutdown

The Total Industry Volume (TIV) for the month continued to rise for a third consecutive month, September being the first full month of business after the long forced suspension of activities. The TIV increased by 153% compared to August sales, translating to a volume difference of 26,775 units. Of the 44,275 units, 38,315 were passenger […]

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New vehicle sales and production pick up again in August

With business operations in most parts of Malaysia allowed to resume after over 2 months of forced closure, new vehicle sales and production started to rise in August. However, the Total Industry Volume (TIV) recorded was only 17,500 units as showrooms began operating only from the middle of the month. The August TIV was less than […]

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July new vehicle sales higher but nowhere near normal levels

As expected, new vehicle sales in July 2021 were way down, though not as rock-bottom as June when the Total Industry Volume (TIV) was under 2,000 units. As in June, the continued closure of showrooms meant that no sales could be conducted and even if they could, registering the vehicles would not be possible. However, […]

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Malaysian Automotive Association appeals to government to allow auto industry facilities to resume operations

The Malaysian auto industry, like many other industries in the country, has been badly impacted by the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic since last year. Representing the new motor vehicle distributors, assemblers and manufacturers, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) commends the government for its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in […]

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Summary of new vehicle sales and production in May 2021

While the Total Industry Volume (TIV) for May 2021 was double the TIV for the same month in 2020, the decline was beginning as the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) required non-essential businesses – including car showrooms – to be closed from May. The Hari Raya festive period also reduced the number of working days […]

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Malaysian Automotive Association commends government for listening to industry players, pledges support for SOPs

Every industry is facing challenges with the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the auto industry in Malaysia is no exception. The government has tried to strike a balance between strict conditions to cut the chain of infection and avoiding a major impact on businesses and the economy of the country. To do this, it has had […]

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Summary of New Vehicle Sales and Production in April 2021

A year ago, new vehicle deliveries stopped as the first Movement Control Order (MCO) was in force although 141 vehicles still reached their customers. A year later, although the MCO is still in force in varying degrees, sales and deliveries continue and in April 2021, the Total Industry Volume (TIV) was the third highest in […]

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Summary of New Vehicle Sales & Production – February 2021

After a slow start to the new year, new vehicle sales jumped 30% in February as the buying mood returned, pushing the Total Industry Volume (TIV) to 42,784 units. Of this number, 4,861 units were commercial vehicles )including pick-up trucks). The segment volume was 30% higher than last year, possibly because a year ago, concerns […]

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