Get to Know the Most Popular Cars in Indonesia

Indonesia is a promising motor vehicle market with a population of 277.43 million (according to World Population Prospects 2022, United Nations report). This is particularly true since the ratio of car ownership is considerably low, with 99 units per 1,000 population.

In fact, with the per capita income reaching US$4,780 per year (according to World Bank), Indonesia has great potential for massive car sales.

This condition is supported by one-third of the Indonesian population, generation Z, who will be potential buyers.

Meanwhile, if we look at the age group below 50, the citizen’s age group between 12–50 makes up three-quarters of the population.  People in that age group are now potential car buyers in Indonesia.

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Widely Circulated Car Types in Indonesia

According to the chair of the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industries (Gaikindo), Jongkie Sugiarto, the most desired and circulated car types in Indonesia are Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV) and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV).

”MPV is a great option. It accommodates a lot of passengers. It has at least seven passenger seats with many types, from Low-Cost Green Car (LGCC) to the premium,” he said when contacted in Jakarta.

Culture and habit are the main factors for the MPV popularity in Indonesia. Indonesians love to travel in one car with their family, relatives, or friends.

They practice this activity as a way to bond with family and friends. Besides that, MPV also offers a large luggage capacity.

When it comes to choosing a car, the SUV apparently ranked second or third. The buyers are those with a higher purchasing power. It is unsurprising since SUV is way more expensive than the same class MPV (for example, Low SUV compared to Low MPV).

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The consideration of choosing an SUV, however, is still related to the larger passenger and luggage capacity. SUV is much preferred for its endurance on harsh tracks and a more solid, masculine style.

Those are how MPVs and SUVs become the leading cars with the highest selling record compared to other types such as sedans, city cars, or commercial vehicles.

It also makes MPV names such as Toyota Calya, Avanza, Veloz, Innova, Alphard, Daihatsu Xenia, Daihatsu Sigra, Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios, and others very popular in Indonesia, both in car markets or even auctions. MPV or SUV, every local hunt for its used cars. People want to have a good quality MPV or SUV.

This is not a pipe dream, as long as they buy it in a trusted and credible used car dealership.

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Buy a Used Car from a Reliable Showroom

mobil88 is the most reliable used car showroom in Indonesia. mobil88, belonging to PT Serasi Autoraya, offers a wide range of secure, good-quality used cars. Every used car sold has been thoroughly inspected by certified and reliable inspectors.

The inspection results are a reference for guaranteeing the cars’ good condition to customers. The inspection results also determine the pricing; thus, a car is sold at a fair value. This way, you can get a used car of supreme quality at a good price.

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