Popular Vehicle Segments

Vehicle Segment

Car segment play a role when selecting your desired vehicle. Different segment aims at targeting different markets. Some factors to consider when selecting the appropriate segment include,

  • Purpose of vehicle
  • Number of passengers
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Price range

We’ve categorized cars in Malaysia into 3 segments, Small, Medium, and Large. Although not all cars in the same segment have the same characteristics, but to a certain degree the segment of a vehicle can be used to assume its behavior. For example, Large segment vehicles are usually more spacious but are less fuel efficient.

The table below shows the number of models launched in each segment since 2010.

Vehicle Segment Number of Models Launched Total
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Small 23 39 18 49 44 33 206
Medium 131 108 187 129 130 105 790
Large 82 60 72 76 69 60 419

Taking into account the more popular car brands in Malaysia, we are able to see which segments their vehicles fall into.

Make Segment 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
BMW Small  0 3 1 5 2 5 16
Medium 9 3 11 11 12 7 53
Large 10 6 10 12 6 5 49
HONDA Small 1 1 3 1 3 3 12
Medium 5 2 12 9 15 2 45
Large 1 4  0 3  0  0 8
HYUNDAI Small 2 3  0 2 0  0 7
Medium 5 5 12 7 5 13 47
Large 3 2 6 4 7 1 23
KIA Small  0  0 0 2 0  00 2
Medium 4 2  0 5 2 1 14
Large  0 1 0  0 1 0 2
MERCEDES-BENZ Small  0  0 1 4  0 1 6
Medium 5 3 6 1 6 6 27
Large 15 3 3 4 8 5 38
PERODUA Small  2 10  0 3 9 6 30
Medium  0 1 3 2 5  0 11
 PROTON Small  0  0 0  0 8  0  8
Medium 20 12 9 7 9 7 64
 TOYOTA  Small  3 0  0 0 0 3  6
Medium 17 6 21 10 7 11 72
Large  0 7 7 5 3 7 29

If you’re looking for a medium segment car, Toyota offers a good range of options as they have launched 72 medium segment variants in the past 5 years. On the other hand, BMW provides a wide selection of large segment cars by introducing 49 large segment variants since 2010.

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Ali
3 years 4 days ago

criteria for the segment?

AIDA
2 years 10 months ago

good info

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