Sat, 23 Feb 2008
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) controlled 33.2 percent of car sales in Indonesia in January 2008 with a sale volume of 13,751 units, while two of its products -- Innova and Avanza -- were granted the top brand award.

President of TAM Johnny Darmawan said in Jakarta on Friday that TAM`s January 2008 sales increased by 44 pct compared to that in last year`s same period, along with an increase in the national car sales in Indonesia reaching 41,380 units.

"This year`s January car sales made us more optimistic that the automotive market in Indonesia will increase this year," he said.

Indonesia`s car sales in January 2008 increased by 54 percent compared to last year`s. This year`s car sales had been projected at 500,000 units.

He said further that early this year Innova cars managed to strengthen its position as the most popular family cars in Indonesia, with sales reaching 4,904 units in January 2008, while Avanza sales reached 5,459 units with a small multipurpose car market share of 48.6%.

The sale of other Toyota cars, he added, had also increased, like Yaris with 575 units, Rush 861 units, Fortuner (4x2) 509 units, and 4x4 type 79 units. (*)



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