Malaysia’s vehicle sales suffered only a light bruising as a result of last year’s global economic downturn, with the industry forecasting 2.4% overall growth in 2010 to 550,000 units, based on an improved economic outlook and rising consumer demand. Total sales in 2009 fell 2% to 536,905, compared with prior-year’s 548,115, the Malaysian Automotive Assn. reports. Passenger cars accounted for 90.5% of the total, with 486,342 deliveries, enabling the country to retain its status as the ...
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