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KUALA LUMPUR: New vehicles sales in September dropped to 47,771 units from 54,945 units in the same month last year, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) said.

This was bogged down by consumers’ wait-and-see attitude in anticipation of the launches of national cars Perodua Axia and Proton Iriz.

The wait for the Axia and Iriz launches had affected bookings for other models, MAA said in its statement on the industry’s monthly sales and production figures released yesterday.

It said passenger and commercial segments recorded lower sales in September, with volume for the former dropping to 41,397 units from 48,411 units in the same month last year, while volume for the latter declined to 6,374 units from 6,534 units previously.

Year-to-date, the association said total industry volume sales was 4,335 units, or one per cent higher, at 492,305, compared with 487,970 in the same period last year.

September output for commercial and passenger segments dropped to 49,479 units, from 54,017 in the same month last year, MAA said. Bernama

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