Mitsubishi Xpander takes Indonesia’s best-selling car crown ahead of Avanza in Jan 2022

CY Foong · Feb 22, 2022 10:45 AM

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In spite of retaking the title of Indonesia’s best-selling car in 2021, the Toyota Avanza had its crown snatched by the Mitsubishi Xpander in January 2022. According to sales data compiled by Gaikindo, 5,282 units of the Xpander were sold compared to 3,188 units of the Avanza in the first month of the year.

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Toyota Veloz shown

But hold on, ever since the all-new Avanza and Veloz were introduced back in November 2021, Gaikindo has split them up in their sales figures. The previous generation’s figures combined both models as the Veloz was seen as a variant than a separate model.

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While the Avanza slipped to 9th position in terms of sales in January, the Veloz is Indonesia’s 3rd best-selling car with 4,777 units sold.

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Combined, the Toyota Avanza and Veloz would easily be the best-selling car in the country with 7,965 units sold. The other triplet, the Daihatsu Xenia also performed decently in January with 3,512 units but it isn’t the best-selling Daihatsu model in the country.

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Instead, that prize goes to the Daihatsu Sigra (2nd) which saw 5,130 vehicles sold. Elsewhere, 3,971 units of the Toyota Innova (5th) were sold and 3,257 units of the Honda BR-V (8th) saw new owners.

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Top 10 Indonesia vehicle sales figures* (Jan 2022)
Model Sales (units)
Mitsubishi Xpander 5,282
Daihatsu Sigra 5,130
Toyota Veloz 4,777
Honda Brio 4,489
Toyota Innova 3,971
Toyota Rush 3,752
Daihatsu Xenia 3,512
Honda BR-V 3,257
Toyota Avanza 3,188
Toyota Fortuner 2,492

*Wholesales and excluding commercial vehicles

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The only non-7-seater in the top 10

January’s top 10 best-selling cars in Indonesia were dominated by 7-seater MPVs, SUVs, and crossovers with the only exception being the Honda Brio (4th) hatchback that saw 4,489 units sold.

Also read: Honda Brio – The City Hatchback’s baby brother that Malaysians never got

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The true Indonesian best-seller of Jan 2022

Overall, January sales saw a slump with 84,062 units sold based on wholesale figures, down 13 percent from December 2021 (96,673 units). In fact, the Mitsubishi Xpander isn’t the country’s best-selling vehicle of the month but rather the Suzuki Carry with 5,372 units.

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With the Toyota Veloz outselling the Avanza, perhaps it might be the right decision for the name to be used on the incoming next generation. This is after all a brand-new Avanza with completely different mechanicals (FWD, CVT, DNGA), so it might deserve a complete revamp in the name.

Also read: UMWT confirms 2022 successor to Toyota Avanza, Veloz variant rumoured

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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