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Thailand (Pick-ups) February 2014: Ford Ranger stays afloat

April 6th, 2014 No comments

Ford Ranger Thailand March 2014Ford Ranger

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. Sales of pick-up trucks in Thailand are down a very harsh 38% year-on-year in February to just 30,675 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 61,186 units, down 38.5% on 2013. Down to #2 at the same time last year, the Toyota Hilux is back in pole position thanks to 11,725 sales and 38.2% share, down 31% year-on-year while the Isuzu D-Max is down to 2nd place at 10,447 units, down 43%. Only one model stays afloat: the Ford Ranger is amazingly up 1% on February 2013 to 2,084 sales and 6.8% share.

Previous post: Thailand (pick-ups) Full Year 2013: Ford Ranger up 43%

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups February 2013: Isuzu D-Max beats Toyota Hilux

Full February 2014 Top 8 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Thailand Full Year 2013: Toyota, Honda, Isuzu on podium

March 21st, 2014 6 comments

Toyota Vios Thailand 2013Toyota holds one third of the Thai new vehicle market in 2013.

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After hitting a record 1.44 million registrations in 2012, new vehicle sales in Thailand are down 8% year-on-year in 2013 to 1,324,722 units. Toyota is still king of the castle by very far, adding up to 445,225 units for a 33.6% market share. Honda follows at 211,006 units and 15.9%, just above Isuzu at 207,257 and 15.6%. Far below we have Mitsubishi (7.8%), Nissan (7.2%) and Chevrolet (4.2%). Notice also Mercedes at #11, BMW at #12, Hyundai at #13 and 0.3% and DongFeng at #17.

Toyota Hilux Thailand 2013. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comThe Toyota Hilux still reigns supreme over Thai new car sales.

Now we also have a models ranking for the Full Year, and the entire Top 6 is unchanged vs. 2012, with the Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max perennial leaders with 206,936 sales and 15.6% share and 178,437 units and 13.5% respectively. In third position, the Toyota Vios remains the only passenger car to sell more than 100,000 units this year, boosted by the new generation at 103,115 units and 7.8%, above the Honda City (7%), Mitsubishi Triton (3.2%) and Nissan Almera (3%). The Suzuki Swift makes its first appearance inside the Thai Top 10 at #7 and the Mitsubishi Mirage is up one spot to #9.

Mitsubishi Attrage Thailand 2013. Picture courtesy of attrageclubthailand.comThe Mitsubishi Attrage is the most successful all-new model in 2013 at #27.

However as January 2014 sales have shown, this ranking is about to be turned upside down with the arrival of the new generation Toyota Yaris, the Isuzu MU-X, Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-5… Further down, notice the Ford Ranger up 9 spots on 2012 to #11, the Honda Amaze up to #15, the Mitsubishi Attrage landing at #27, Nissan Pulsar at #44, Chevrolet Spin at #47, Proton Exora at #49, Volvo V40 at #58 and the Proton Preve at #60.

Previous post: Thailand January 2014: Toyota Yaris nails it, Isuzu MU-X #10

Full Year 2013 Top 70 models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below. Read more…

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Thailand January 2014: Toyota Yaris nails it, Isuzu MU-X #10

March 1st, 2014 No comments

Toyota Yaris Thailand January 2014. Picture courtesy of meithailand.comToyota Yaris

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As we await final Full Year 2013 figures for Thailand, thanks to Austin and Thai website headlightmag I can give you very detailed data for January 2014! 69,154 new vehicles found a buyer in the country this month, and below perennial leaders Toyota Hilux (17.3% share) and Isuzu D-Max (14.7%) we witness a once in a decade event: a changeover in the passenger car sales lead. Enjoying eco-car tax privileges, the new generation Toyota Yaris now costs less than the Vios and outsells it for the first time and, strikingly, as early as for its first month in market thanks to 4,070 sales and 5.9% share vs. 3,582 and 5.2% for the Vios!

Isuzu MU-XIsuzu MU-X

In fact Toyota places 4 models inside the Top 5 with the Corolla back up to #5 and 3.7% share thanks to the new generation. The Honda City and Nissan Almera are passed by the Mitsubishi Triton (#6) and Ford Ranger (#7) but we have a second new entrant in the Top 10 this month: the all-new Isuzu MU-X, an SUV version of the Isuzu D-Max, superbly lands directly at #10 with 1,808 sales and 2.6% share, pushing Isuzu to #2 brand with 18.6% share vs. 15.6% over the Full Year 2013. Notice also the Nissan Juke appearing at #12.

Previous post: Thailand (brands) Full Year 2013: Toyota, Honda and Isuzu on podium

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups January 2013: Isuzu D-Max 137 units off Hilux

Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Thailand (Pick-ups) Full Year 2013: Toyota Hilux #1, Ford Ranger up 43%

February 5th, 2014 No comments

Ford Ranger Thailand 2013Ford Ranger

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. Pick-up sales in Thailand are down 17% year-on-year in December to 46,649 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2013 total to 529,169 units, down 11% on 2012. The Toyota Hilux remains by far the best-seller in the category (and the overall Thai market for that matter), evolving exactly like the market at -11% to 207,116 sales, maintaining its market share of the category above 39%.

Toyota Hilux Thailand 2013. Picture by GFWilliamsToyota Hilux

The Hilux is followed as usual by the Isuzu D-Max down just 6% to 178,437 units, improving its share to 33.7%. In third position, the Mitsubishi Triton dives down 31% to 8% share, whereas the Ford Ranger delivers the best performance of all pick-ups in Thailand this year: up a whopping 43% and 3 spots on 2012 to #4 with 28,287 sales and 5.3% share. The Mazda BT-50 (-11%), Chevrolet Colorado (-36%) and Nissan Navara (+6%) follow.

Previous month: Thailand (Pick-ups) November 2013: Toyota Hilux unreachable

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups December 2012: Isuzu D-Max takes the lead!

December and Full Year 2013 Top 8 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Thailand Pick-ups November 2013: Toyota Hilux unreachable

January 2nd, 2014 No comments

Toyota Hilux Thailand November 2013. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comToyota Hilux

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. Sales of these vehicles slow down their fall in Thailand at a still harsh -24% year-on-year in November to 40,666 registrations. The Toyota Hilux displays a mammoth 15% market share advantage over the Isuzu D-Max this month at 43.5% vs. 28.4%, this is potentially the highest gap we’ve seen between the two models in a decade! The Mitsubishi Triton fares well at 9.1% vs. 8% year-to-date as does the Ford Ranger at 6% vs. 5.4%.

Previous month: Thailand Pick-ups October 2013: Market in crisis at -35%

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups November 2012: Isuzu D-Max catches up

Full November 2013 Top 8 pick-ups Ranking Table below.

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Thailand September 2013: Discover the Top 50 best-sellers!

December 5th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Vios Thailand September 2013. Picture courtesy of autospinn.comThe Toyota Vios threatens the Isuzu D-Max for 2nd spot overall this month…

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Thanks to Falkonz I can share with you today a rare insight into the Thai best-sellers both for the month of September and year-to-date. Hope you enjoy as this is exclusive to BestSellingCarsBlog! Now that the government’s “first car” incentive program is a thing of the past, new car sales in Thailand drop by a harsh 28% year-on-year in September to 94,945 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,034,296 units, down 9% on 2012. If the two best-sellers remain the Toyota Hilux (14.6% share) and Isuzu D-Max (10.8%), the Toyota Vios, boosted by its new generation, is threatening this order in September: up to a fantastic 10.3% market share thanks to 9,732 sales. This is still not enough to pass the Honda City year-to-date and reclaim the title of best-selling passenger car in the country, but at this rhythm this feat should be achieved before year-end…

Mitsubishi Attrage Thailand September 2013. Picture courtesy of attrageclubthailand.comThird month in a row inside the Thai Top 10 for the Mitsubishi Attrage…

The Nissan Almera for its part has gotten rid of the Toyota Corolla (while we await for the new model), ranking 5th once again this month with 3,349 sales and 3.5%  and adding up to 33.123 units year-to-date vs. 32,269 for the Corolla, down to a paltry #14 in September. Excellent showing of the Suzuki Swift at #6 and 3.3% vs. #8 and 2.8% year-t0-date and the Ford Ranger up to #8 and 2.8% vs. #12 and 2% so far in 2013. The Mitsubishi Attrage, a Mirage sedan which has its only worldwide production centre in Thailand, confirms it is the new darling of this market by lodging a third consecutive Top 10 finish at #9 with 2,470 sales and 2.6% share, outselling the Mirage (#17) by almost 2 to 1.

Previous post: Thailand Pick-ups October 2013: Market in crisis at -35%

Previous models post: Thailand 7 months 2013: Discover the Top 50 best-selling models!

Previous year: Thailand Full Year 2012: Nissan Almera and Mitsubishi Mirage in Top 10

Full September 2013 Top 50 models and Top 25 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Thailand Pick-ups October 2013: Market in crisis at -35%

December 3rd, 2013 No comments

Chevrolet Colorado Thailand October 2013Chevrolet Colorado

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. At the moment: not so well as the rest of the Thai market thanks to the difficult political and economic pass the country is going through at the moment. Sales of 1 ton pick-ups are down 35% year-on-year in October to just 35,015 registrations, but are still led by the Toyota Hilux at 13,247 units and 37% follows by the Isuzu D-Max at 11,387 sales and 31.8%. The Mitsubishi Triton (8.6%), Ford Ranger (7.6%), Mazda BT-50 (5.8%) and Chevrolet Colorado (5.5%) all lodge market shares above their year-to-date levels.

Previous month: Thailand Pick-ups September 2013: Chevrolet Colorado shines

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups October 2012: Toyota Hilux still above the pack

Full October 2013 Top 8 Ranking Table below.

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Thailand Pick-ups September 2013: Chevrolet Colorado shines

October 29th, 2013 No comments

Chevrolet Colorado Thailand September 2013Chevrolet Colorado

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. And for now they are faring rather poorly, with September pick-up sales in Thailand down a harsh 27% year-on-year to 36,068 units. The Toyota Hilux is very close to its year-to-date level at 38.6% share of the segment vs. 38.4% but the Isuzu D-Max falls to 28.5% vs. 34.8%. The Ford Ranger over performs at 7.3% vs. 5.1% but remains #4 while the Chevrolet Colorado sells 2,425 units for a 6.7% market share vs. 4.7% year-to-date and climbs to #5 overall.

Previous post: Thailand 7 months 2013: Discover the Top 50 best-selling models!

Previous month: Thailand August 2013: Mitsubishi Attrage off to a great start

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One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups September 2012: Mazda BT-50 impresses

Full September 2013 Top 8 Ranking Table below.

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Thailand 7 months 2013: Discover the Top 50 best-selling models!

September 29th, 2013 No comments

Mitsubishi Attrage Thailand July 2013The Mitsubishi Attrage sells 2,806 units for its first month in Thailand.

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Thanks to Falkonz I can share with you much more detail about the Thai new car market today: a Top 50 models ranking over the first 7 months of 2013. Overall, new car sales in Thailand are up 14% year-on-year to 839,046 registrations, at this stage still on track for another record year however it will be hard to match the frenzy of the last months of 2012 to finish 2013 above 1.436 million units. The Toyota Hilux is the most popular vehicle in the country over the period with 128,103 sales and 15.3% share, above the Isuzu D-Max at 118,665 units and 14.1%.

The Honda City confirms it is now the best-selling passenger car for now, staying above the Toyota Vios thanks to 61,819 sales and 7.4% vs. 57,234 and 6.8%. This may change once the new generation Vios is in full gear. The Toyota Corolla, now in runout mode, is up 2 spots compared to the 5 months ranking to 5th place at 28,084 units and 3.3%, passing the Nissan Almera and Mitsubishi Triton. The Suzuki Swift jumps inside the Top 10 at #9, the Ford Ranger is up 4 ranks to #15 while the Mitsubishi Attrage makes its first appearance in the ranking at #36 with 2,806 sales (all in July). We saw in the August report that the Attrage should climb up the ranking very fast in the coming months.

Previous post: Thailand August 2013: Mitsubishi Attrage off to a great start

Last detailed update: Thailand 5 months 2013: Discover the Top 35 best-selling models!

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups July 2012: Toyota Hilux and Chevrolet Colorado shine

Full 7 months 2013 Top 50 models and Top 25 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Thailand August 2013: Mitsubishi Attrage off to a great start

September 25th, 2013 4 comments

Mitsubishi Attrage Thailand August 2013. Picture courtesty of manager.co.thMitsubishi Attrage

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This month I am able to share with you a little more detail for the Thai new car market. On top of pick-up trucks where the Toyota Hilux dominates the Isuzu D-Max with 13,898 sales vs. 12,223 and the Ford Ranger is now #4 year-to-date vs. #7 in 2012, we have a rare insight into the supermini segment. Online Thai resource Thanonline published this data to mark the release of the new generation Toyota Yaris which will enter production on October 21 locally. Now there are a few things I don’t understand, like why the Toyota Vios, Honda Jazz or Honda City are not included in this list while the Nissan Almera is, but still, it gives us a great snapshot into sales of models that were actually tailored to this market and may not make much sense elsewhere.

Honda Amaze Thailand August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comThe Honda Amaze outsells the Brio 5 to 1 this month in Thailand.

If the Suzuki Swift leads the way with 4,001 sales and 26.3% share of the segment, the Nissan Almera, considered here as the sedan version of the Nissan Micra, sells an impressive 3,413 units for a 22.5% share while the Mitsubishi Attrage, the sedan version of the Mirage, which has its sole manufacturing plant in the world in Thailand, is off to a great start with just under 3,000 sales and 19.3% share. That’s already more than double the sales of the Mirage. Notice also the Honda Amaze outselling the Brio by a 5 to 1 ratio!

Previous post: Thailand Pick-ups July 2013: Toyota Hilux kills it

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups August 2012: Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 up

Full August 2013 superminis and pick-up trucks Ranking Tables below.

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