The Mitsubishi Xpander is now the best-selling vehicle in Indonesia after a strong sales performance in May 2021, which saw the seven-seater capture 29% of the market share in the archipelago.

Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI), Mitsubishi Motor’s arm in Indonesia, recorded a total retail sales of 7,516 units in the nation last month, of which, the Xpander model line-up (inclusive of the Xpander Cross) dominated 49.6% of the total sales figure.

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Even more impressively, most of the units sold are of the top-of-the-range variant. Year to date, in terms of wholesale numbers, the Mitsubishi Indonesia managed to move a total of 3,469 units of the Xpander Ultimate (1,370 in April 2021 alone).

Likewise, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Premium AT sees a total of 4,560 units sold thus far in Indonesia (wholesale), more than double of the Standard AT, coming in at second place.

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The numbers are indicative of the high demand for these premium variants, which could be the effect of consumers taking advantage of the relaxed PPnBM luxury tax in Indonesia.

Back in February this year, the Indonesian government introduced a 100% luxury tax break for sedans and two-wheel drive vehicles with engine capacity below 1,500 cc. The incentive was scheduled to drop to 50% after May, but has since been extended to August.

Following the release of the May 2021 sales data, Mitsubishi’s market share in Indonesia now stands at 12.6%. The company also enjoyed a 37% increase in sales in the second quarter of 2021.

[source: Autonet Magz]