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Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Research Report to 2025: Ken Research
November 2019

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How Malaysia Used Vehicle Market is positioned?

Malaysia was ranked 44th globally in terms of motorization level. With the population of around 30 million, the ownership status in Malaysia is 341 cars per 1,000 people in the year 2014.

The growth in Malaysia Used Vehicle Market is primarily driven by the faster car replacement rate, growing working population and increasing number of government policies with respect to EEV and ELV policies. The sales volume of used vehicle increased significantly at a CAGR of ~% during the period 2013-2018.

Malaysia used vehicle market is highly fragmented with maturity stage as compared to other matured markets such as Europe, US and India. The competition in the market is highly fragmented with around ~ organized and unorganized dealership outlets of used cars in Malaysia.

Used cars are typically ~% to ~% more inexpensive than their brand new counterparts, with the price normally falling by ~% to ~% of depreciation every year.

Malaysia used Vehicle market size has increased from sale of ~ units in the year 2013 to the sale of ~ units during the year 2018.

The Used to New Car ratio in Malaysia increased significantly from ~ in 2013 to ~ during the year 2018.

Revenue generated from Malaysia’s used vehicle market has gradually increased during this period. It was MYR ~ billion in the year 2013 which further increased to MYR ~ billion in the year 2018.

The replacement rate of a used vehicle in Malaysia was observed to be ~ years during the year 2018. However, it is expected to reduce to ~ years by the end of 2025.

How Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Segment?

By Type of Distribution Channel

In Malaysia, the used vehicle market is highly fragmented with close ~ Used Vehicle dealers. The Organized players are very less. Unorganized Dealers in Malaysia are very large in number present in different locations in Malaysia. Malaysia Used Vehicle Market in terms sales volume was largely dominated by Unorganized Dealers accounting a share of ~% in the year 2018. On the other hand, organized dealer’s sales accounted the reaming share of ~% in 2018.

By Type of Vehicle

Sale of Sedans comprised of highest market share in the sale volume of used vehicles in Malaysia during the year 2018. Percentage sale of sedans in Malaysia has been accounted as ~ % during the year 2018 followed by SUVs that accounted for ~% market share in 2018. The SUV segment observed a CAGR of ~% for the period 2013-2018.

Hatchbacks were the third most preferable vehicle category with ~% market share in terms of sales volume from this segment as they are mostly preferred by young generation and small size families.

By Vehicle Age

The average vehicle age in Malaysia was observed to be ~ years in 2013. However, it declined over the years and changed to ~ years during the period 2013-2018.

Sale of used vehicles within the age bracket of 5-8 years accounted for ~% share during the year 2013. However, the average replacement rate over the years is reducing in Malaysia which will lead to further shift in 3-5 years of age bracket by the end of 2030E.

By City

Kuala Lumpur accounted highest percentage share in terms of sales volume of ~% during the year 2018. The high market share was largely due to the ~% of the population in Malaysia that solely depends on passenger cars.

Selengor can take highest percentage share in future due to the growing number of employed individuals in this region. The current sales volume share is recorded at ~% during the year 2018.

By Price Range

The price range of MYR 30,000 - MYR 50,000 holds ~% of the market share in terms of sales volume among all the price ranges. This is largely due to the affordability of middle class population that prefers buying a used vehicle over a new vehicle.

Sedans and Hatchback are the most popular car models preferred by Malaysians. The price range of these body type vehicles lies in the range of MYR 30,000 to MYR 50,000.

By Brand

Perodua brand accounted for ~% of market share in terms of sales volume which is the highest among all the brands during the year 2018.

Toyota and Honda have a high penetration rate and are considered as the hot selling brands by the people of Malaysia. Nissan accounted for ~% of the market share as it generally constitutes MPVs and Sedans type of cars.

How is The Competitive Landscape of Used Vehicle Market in Malaysia?

Used Vehicle Market in Malaysia is highly fragmented with presence of around ~ dealers across all the cities in Malaysia.

Online Auto-Classifieds has a highly concentrated space with presence of six major companies capturing almost ~% share among the online auto classified companies present in Malaysia used Vehicle market during the year 2018.

What is the Future outlook and Projections for Malaysia Used Vehicle Market?

The Gross Transaction Value (GTV) generated from the sale of used cars in Malaysia is projected to augment from MYR ~ billion in 2018 to MYR ~ billion by the year ending 2025 at a CAGR of ~ % during the period 2018-2025E. This is largely due to the increasing average ticket size of the used car with respect to certain government policies such as EEV and ELV coming up during this period. Used car market in Malaysia is anticipated to increase from sale of ~ thousand units in 2018 to sale of ~ thousand units by the end of 2025E at a CAGR of ~ % during the period 2018-2025E.

Key Segments Covered

By Distribution Channel

Organized Dealers

Multi Brand Retailers

Direct Dealership Sales Agent

Unorganized Dealers

By Mode of Selling


Dealership Walk-Ins

By Type of Vehicle







By Vehicle Age

0 – 3 Years

3 – 5 Years

5 – 8 Years

More than 8 Years

By City

Kuala Lumpur





By Price Range

MYR 0 – MYR 30,000

MYR 30,000 – MYR 50,000

MYR 50,000 – MYR 70,000

MYR 70,000 – MYR 90,000

More than MYR 90,000

By Brand







Key Target Audience

OEM’S Companies

Multi Brand Dealers

Captive Dealers

Venture Capitalist Firms

Government/ Regulatory Authorities

Online Auto-Classifieds

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period: 2013-2018

Forecast Period: 2019E-2025E

Companies Covered:

Major Online Players in Malaysia



Motor Trader

We Motor





Major Captive Dealers:

Toyota TopMark

Perodua Pre-Owned

BMW Premium Selection

Multi-Brand Dealers

Public Auto World Enterprises

Keong Heng Auto

East 28 Motors

Puncak Auto Enterprises

Yap’s Auto Car City

ML Advance Auto Seller

Global Wheels Automotive

Key Topics Covered in the Report

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Introduction (Overview, Genesis, Business Cycle)

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Ecosystem

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Business Model

Used Vehicle Market Size Malaysia

Malaysia Used Vehicle Auto Finance

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Segmentation

Trends and Developments in Malaysia Used Vehicle Market

Issues and Challenges in Malaysia Used Vehicle Market

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Regulations

SWOT Analysis Malaysia Used Vehicle

Buying Decision Parameters in Malaysia Used Vehicle Market

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Competition Scenario

Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Future Projection, 2018-2025E

Future Outlook of Malaysia Used Vehicle Market Segmentations, 2018-2025E

Analyst Recommendations

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Malaysia Used Vehicle Market

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