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Thailand January-August 2010: Hilux leader, Nissan March #12

Nissan March

The Thai market is recovering from the crisis at full speed: the first 8 months 2010 are at +56% vs. ’09 at 488.088 registrations! The Top 4 is stable: Toyota Hilux (20%), Isuzu D-Max (15%), Toyota Vios (8%) and Honda City (6%) dominate the sales. The Corolla Altis regains the advantage on the Honda Civic in 5th.

Two models that recently kicked-off production in the country pop up in the ranking. The Mazda2 is #8 with 15,431 sales, including 7,404 sedans. The Nissan March new gen, whose first unit in the world came out of the Samut Prakan plant last March, is #12 with 9,527 sales (a monthly rate equivalent to a Top 10 position), the rest being shipped to Japan, SE Asia and Australia.

Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad who uncovered these figures in the Thai press while staying in the country in November 2010.

More commentaries, photos and full Top 35 Ranking table below.

Also to be noted are the huge progressions of the Mitsubishi Triton (#9, +106%), Toyota Camry (#11, +101%) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (#18, +134%).

PosModel1-08 10%/091-08 09%Pos
1Toyota Hilux (e)96,59719.8%62%59,69718.8%1
2Isuzu D-Max (e)74,97615.4%31%57,13218.0%2
3Toyota Vios39,7138.1%37%29,0859.2%3
4Honda City29,3536.0%44%20,4216.4%4
5Toyota Corolla Altis22,3264.6%48%15,0894.7%6
6Honda Civic18,8083.9%15%16,3965.2%5
7Nissan Frontier17,5723.6%59%11,0833.5%7
9Mitsubishi Triton12,3932.5%106%6,0201.9%10
10Honda Jazz11,2582.3%3%10,8883.4%8
11Toyota Camry10,4162.1%101%5,1821.6%12
12Nissan March9,5272.0%new00.0%n/a
13Toyota Fortuner (e)8,8661.8%43%6,1961.9%9
14Toyota Yaris8,2541.7%52%5,4251.7%11
15Honda CRV6,5761.3%93%3,4031.1%15
16Chevrolet Colorado (e)5,3941.1%39%3,8881.2%13
17Mazda BT-50 (e)4,7031.0%57%2,9990.9%19
18Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (e)4,4430.9%134%1,9020.6%24
19Isuzu MU74,4360.9%39%3,1831.0%18
20Nissan Tiida4,1950.9%41%2,9700.9%21
21Honda Accord4,1840.9%29%3,2551.0%16
22Nissan Teana3,7330.8%62%2,3010.7%22
24Ford Ranger (e)3,2770.7%-10%3,6601.2%14
25Toyota Avanza (e)2,9550.6%43%2,0650.6%23
26Chevrolet Aveo2,6960.6%62%1,6690.5%25
27Mitsubishi Lancer2,6900.6%120%1,2210.4%27
28Tata Pick-up (e)2,5000.5%268%6800.2%32
29Chevrolet Captiva2,3550.5%148%9480.3%29
30Chevrolet Optra2,3540.5%-26%3,1851.0%17
31Mercedes E Class1,6440.3%10%1,4970.5%26
32Mitsubishi Lander EX1,4630.3%new00.0%n/a
33Suzuki Swift1,3200.3%new00.0%n/a
34Proton Savvy1,1300.2%37%8240.3%30
35Mercedes C Class1,1020.2%14%9650.3%28

(e): World’s Best Selling cars’ estimates. The (e) figures are speculation only.

Source: These figures were obtained from a Thai car magazine by my dear Mum and Dad during their stay in the country in November 2010. Thanks Mum and Dad! See magazine cover below.

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