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Thailand July 2015: New Toyota Fortuner and Ford Ranger land

Toyota Fortuner Thailand July 2015The new generation boosts the Toyota Fortuner up to #7 this month in Thailand.

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No sign of recovery for now for the Thai new car market, down another 12.5% year-on-year in July to 60.863 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 16% to 429.972 units. The Top 8 best-selling manufacturers remain unchanged on June: Toyota dominates with 37% share, well above its 33.8% level so far in 2015, distancing Isuzu (18.1%), Honda (14%), Mitsubishi (6.3%), Nissan (5.3%) and Mazda (4.8%) while Ford is the most popular non-Japanese brand once again thanks to 2.663 sales and 4.4% share above Suzuki at 2.7%. Although it stays at #13, Chinese carmaker MG – which kick-started local production this month – is up 36% on June to 407 deliveries and 0.7% share vs. #16 with 1.107 sales and 0.3% year-to-date. Lexus sales surge 3-fold on July 2014 to 111 units at #17.

Ford Ranger Thailand July 2015. Picture courtest headlightmag.com1.130 new generation Ford Ranger have hit Thai roads in July.

Over in the models rankings, a handful of new launches are redistributing the cards. The Toyota Hilux has already reached cruise control with another month above 20% market share and the new Revo generation accounting for 99% of the nameplate July sales. The Honda HR-V manages to remain inside the Top 5 and ranks 3rd best-selling passenger car below the Toyota Yaris and Honda City. The new generation boosts the Toyota Fortuner up 12 spots on last month to #7 and 2.123 units including 1.891 new models. The much awaited new generation Ford Ranger sells 1.130 units in July, accounting for 57% of Ranger sales. Further down, the Mazda2 stays inside the Top 10, the Suzuki Ciaz lands directly at #26 and the MG 3 establishes itself inside the Top 30 thanks to an estimated 367 sales.

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