Motor vehicle sales in Malaysia was higher in September this year, recording a 7.4 percent increase or by 3,502 units to 50,729 units compared with August this year.
This was backed by good sales mainly from Perodua and Proton, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) said.
The better sales was also due to the festive Hari Raya season, MAA said in a statement here Monday.
The sales was also better by 12.8 percent or 5,745 units when compared with September last year.
Year-to-date, sales rose to 429,913 units from 358,234 units in the previous corresponding period.
The association said that the automotive industry would continue to see a favourable growth for this month, supported by sales of the two national car manufacturers.
In September this year, total industry production increased to 42,638 units from 40,660 units in the same month last year.
Of these, passenger cars accounted for 39,037 units while 3,601 units were commercial vehicles.
Total production in the first nine months of this year went up to 403,707 units as against 327,340 units during the same period last year.
Of the number, passenger cars comprised 366,594 units and the remaining 35,113 units were commercial vehicles.