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Thanks to my dear friend Henrik who sent me the Thai magazine Formula from Bangkok, I can share with you more detail on the best-selling models in Thailand in 2012. Only thing is, for now only 10 months 2012 figures are available. Over the period, 1,125,283 new vehicles found a buyer in the country, a huge 58% year-on-year increase. In October sales are up an even more impressive 213% year-on-year to 134,336 units and the most striking event of the month in Thailand is the first place of Honda in the Passenger Cars category with 18,951 sales and 29.3% share, ahead of traditional leader Toyota at 18,765 units and 29%, potentially due to the Honda Brio’s success.
Over the first 10 months of 2012, the Top 10 best-selling models are familiar, however we now have access to their year-on-year evolution. Notice the Toyota Hilux up faster than the market at +69%, the Honda City up 103% to #4, the Nissan Almera almost all-new at #7 and the Toyota Fortuner up 144% to #9. Note also that with added sales from its sedan version the Mazda2 is now #10, while the Mitsubishi Mirage is still #12 – about to get up to the Top 10 by end of November and the Honda Brio up 356% at #23. The Chevrolet Sonic (#35) and Nissan Sylphy (#37) make their first appearance in the Thai ranking.
Full January-October 2012 Top 40 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.