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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Thailand Pick-ups July 2013: Toyota Hilux kills it

August 26th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Hilux Mazda BT50 Ford Ranger Thailand July 2013Mazda BT-50, Toyota Hilux and Ford 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’. The biggest surprise this month is the 30% decline of pick-up sales compared to July 2012 to 37,313 units… After beating record after record in 2012 and 2013, it would appear the Thai new vehicle market, vastly influenced by the pick-up segment, is starting to cough…

In July the Toyota Hilux kills everyone, selling 15,863 units for a 42.5% market share (vs. 38.5% year-to-date) while the Isuzu D-Max is down to 12.430 sales and 33.3% (vs. 35.6%). The Mitsubishi Triton is back up one spot to its traditional third place at 2,297 units and 6.2%, followed by the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Chevrolet Colorado.

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

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

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Thailand June 2013: Discover the all-brands ranking

August 1st, 2013 No comments

Suzuki Ertiga Thailand June 2013. Picture courtesy of motorspices.comSuzuki is up to #6 brand this month, potentially thanks to the Ertiga.

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Bit of a correction for the Thai new car market over the first half 2013: it now stands at a record 758,507 registrations, up a mammoth 29% on 2012 which was already by far a record year… No surprise atop the brands ranking: Toyota leads the way with 38,060 sales and 35.9% share while Isuzu is back in 2nd place thanks to 17,701 units sold for a 16.7% share vs. 17,345 and 16.4% for Honda. Honda remains #2 year-to-date however with 131,458 sales vs. 120,419 for Isuzu. Excellent month for Ford up to #5 at 4,735 units and 4.5% vs. #8 year-to-date (thank you Ranger!), and for Suzuki at #6 with 4,655 sales and 4.4% vs. #9 so far in 2013.

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Full June 2013 Top 23 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Thailand Pick-ups June 2013: Ford Ranger up to #3

July 30th, 2013 3 comments

Ford Ranger Thailand June 2013Ford Ranger

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After getting a glimpse at the Top 35 models in Thailand for May, we are back to our usual pick-up ranking, made relevant by the fact that Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. The Toyota Hilux has reclaimed the pole position thanks to 17,878 sales and 112,420 year-to-date, ahead of its archenemy the Isuzu D-Max at 15,230 and 106,235 units. Far far below we have a little surprise: #7 in 2012 and #5 so far in 2013, the Ford Ranger is up to third place in June thanks to 2,704 sales and 6.2% share of the segment, passing traditional #3 the Mitsubishi Triton at 2,613 units and 6%. The Mazda BT-50 is also in great shape at 5.3% share.

If you require a more in-depth analysis of the Thai market, contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com

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

June 24th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Vios Thailand May 2013The new generation could help the Toyota Vios regain the #3 spot in Thailand…

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Overall Thailand models data is relatively rare to come across, but today I can share with you May figures. Building on a record year in 2012 (up 81% to reach an unbelievable 1,436,335 registrations), the Thai new car market is up a further 31% so far in 2013 at 634,777 registrations. At this rate, we are looking at a Full Year 2013 with around 1.87 million sales… However this may not materialise because for the first time in 16 months, new car sales are down year-on-year in Thailand in May at -3% to 111,848 units.

Honda City Thailand May 2013… but for now the Honda City ranks #3.

As you know already if you are a regular BSCB reader, the race for the pole position is particularly tight this year, with the Toyota Hilux leading the way after 5 months with 94,542 sales and 14.9% vs. 91,005 and 14.3% for the Isuzu D-Max. The Honda City confirms it is the best-selling passenger car in Thailand by ranking third overall at 44,131 units and 7% vs. 39,814 and 6.3% for the Toyota Vios. May scores are even higher for both models, respectively 9,463 sales and 8.5% and 9,021 and 8.1%. This order may change soon as the new generation Vios was recently unveiled in Thailand.

Nissan Almera Thailand May 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.sanook.comNissan Almera

The Nissan Almera manages to gain one spot compared to its FY 2012 ranking, up to 5th position thanks to 22,061 units and 3.5%, passing the Mitsubishi Triton at 21,310 and 3.4%. Below, a few models frankly improve in 2013: the Mitsubishi Mirage is up to #8, the Honda Civic up from #15 in 2012 to #9, the Honda Jazz up from #12 to #10 and the Suzuki Swift up from outside the Top 20 to #11… Notice also the Honda Amaze at #13 with 13,381 sales and the Honda CR-V at #14 with 12,987 units.

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One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups May 2012: Toyota Hilux above 40% share

Full May and 5 months 2013 Top 35 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Thailand Pick-ups April 2013: Isuzu D-Max back on top

May 31st, 2013 No comments

Isuzu D-Max 2013Isuzu D-Max

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As is the tradition on BSCB, we are following the evolution of 1-ton pick-up sales in Thailand, where most of them are manufactured for the rest of the world. 60,294 new pick-ups found a buyer in Thailand in February, bringing the year-to-date total to 159,781. For the third time in the last 5 months after December and February, the Isuzu D-Max is back to being the most popular vehicle in the country, passing the Toyota Hilux to sell 19,247 units for a mammoth 40.1% share of the pick-up market vs. 19,140 and 39.8% for the Hilux. These two models are the only ones to register a higher market share than their year-to-date levels…

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Thailand 2 months 2013: Discover the Top 40 best-selling models!

May 14th, 2013 2 comments

Mitsubishi Mirage Thailand February 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comMitsubishi Mirage

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Thanks to Falkonz who managed to get his hand on Thai car magazine Formula, I can share with you an exclusive Top 40 models ranking for Thailand over the first 2 months of 2013. Building on an astounding year in 2012 (up 81% to reach an unbelievable 1,436,335 registrations), sales over the period are up a further 51% to 255,727 registrations, however remember that at the same time last year most Honda models were out due to the floods. At this rate though, the 1.5 million units milestone will be easily passed over the Full Year 2013, with the Thai market also potentially breaching the 1.6 and 1.7 million bars for the first time… If that is the case, Thailand could become one of the 10 biggest car markets worldwide, passing South Korea, Canada and France!

Honda City Thailand February 2013Honda City

Atop the Thai models ranking we find two familiar faces: the Toyota Hilux #1 with 36,181 sales and 14.1% share and the Isuzu D-Max #2 at 34,860 units and 13.6%, however this contradicts the monthly pick-up data provided by Toyota Thailand that placed the D-Max in pole position. Strange. Big event in the Passenger Cars ranking: the Honda City passes the Toyota Vios to become the #1 in the segment and third most popular vehicle in Thailand overall thanks to 17,441 sales and 6.8% share vs. 16,699 and 6,5% for the Vios.

Honda Amaze Thailand February 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comHonda Amaze

A lot of newcomers in the ranking, led by the locally-produced Mitsubishi Mirage shooting directly into 5th place at 10,534 units and 4.1%, while the Nissan Almera is up a very healthy 46% to #6 and 10,036 units. The Honda CR-V shines at #9, the Mazda2 is #11 vs. #17 over the Full Year 2012, the Honda Amaze lands at #19 with 4,146 sales, the Chevrolet Sonic at #23, Nissan Sylphy at #27 and Honda Brio at #29.

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Full 2 months 2013 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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