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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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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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Thailand Pick-ups March 2013: Toyota Hilux reclaims throne

May 4th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux Thailand March 2013Toyota Hilux

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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. After 4 months of intense fight that saw the Isuzu D-Max take the lead twice (in December and February), the Toyota Hilux frankly reclaim its throne in March, selling 22,595 units vs. 19,494 for the D-Max and also regaining the year-to-date lead at 57,592 sales (+2%) vs. 55,538 (+24%). The other great performer this month is the Nissan Navara, doubling its market share vs. February to 7.8% thanks to 4,727 units sold at #4.

Previous month: Thailand Pick-ups February 2013: Isuzu D-Max beats Toyota Hilux

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Full March 2013 Top 8 Ranking Table below.

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

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Isuzu D-Max Thailand February 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. 49,811 new pick-ups found a buyer in Thailand in February, bringing the year-to-date total just under 100,000 units at 99,487. Big event this month: the Isuzu D-Max reiterates its performance from last December and beats the Toyota Hilux to become the best-selling pick-up in the country thanks to 18,230 sales and 36.6% share. More impressive: if in December its advantage over the Hilux was a mere 157 units, this month it is up to 1,184, enabling the D-Max to take the lead year-to-date with 36,044 sales and 36.2% share vs. 34,997 and 35.2% for the Hilux! The rest of the ranking is uneventful with positions 3 to 7 unchanged on January.

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Full February 2013 Top 9 All-Pick-ups Ranking Table below.

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

March 6th, 2013 2 comments

Isuzu D-Max Thailand January 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 they are all manufactured for the rest of the world. After brilliantly taking the lead last month for the first time in years, the Isuzu D-Max is back down to #2 in January, but just: the Toyota Hilux is only 137 units above with 17,951 sales and 36.1% share vs. 17,814 and 35.9% compared to 39.3% and 31.8% respectively over the Full Year 2012. The Mitsubishi Triton is at its traditional third spot with a solid 10.3% share, ahead of the Chevrolet Colorado and Mazda BT-50.

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Full January 2013 Top 8 models Ranking Table below.

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

January 30th, 2013 1 comment

Isuzu D-Max

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As is the tradition on BSCB, we are following the evolution of pick-up sales in Thailand, where they are all manufactured. And after really impressing last month, the Isuzu D-Max brilliantly takes the lead in December and for the first time in at least one year and the launch of the new generation, thanks to 18,633 sales and 33.2% share. The Toyota Hilux is down to #2 at 18,476 units and 32.9%. These market shares are to be compared with 39.9% and 31.7% year-to-date for the Hilux and D-Max respectively. The Mitsubishi Triton regains some ground at 10.1% share thanks to 5,421 sales while the Chevrolet Colorado is back in 4th place at 2,986 units.

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Full December 2012 Top 8 Ranking Table below.

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