* See the Top 18 best-selling brands and Top 85 models by clicking on the title *
It’s a rare moment when a country opens up to car sales data, and just as it is opening up to the world, this is what is happening today for Myanmar. The data we can publish is unverified and claimed by manufacturers directly, albeit some are not sharing any figures such as BAIC, Changan, Dongfeng or MG. When I visited the country last December, I estimated the Myanmar new car market no more than 3.000 units over the Full Year 2014. Over the First Half of 2015, 2.852 new passenger cars have reportedly found a buyer in Myanmar – giving us a credible doubling in size of this still nascent market.
Toyota has already taken control of the brands ranking with just under 20% share, above Ford at 11.2%, Suzuki at 10.2%, Kia and Hyundai. Chery ranks 6th and Lifan 11th, while in the premium aisle Mercedes lands at #10 and BMW at #12. As I estimated last December, the locally-assembled Suzuki Super Carry is the most popular nameplate in Myanmar with just over 10% market share, followed by the Ford Ranger – that’s a little surprise – and three Toyotas: the Hilux, Hiace and Corolla. The Chery QQ shows its bonnet at #6, the Chery Tiggo at #8, Ford Ecosport at #13 and Lifan Foison at #18. The complete ranking is below the jump.
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Full H1 2015 Top 18 brands and Top 85 models below.