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Thailand July 2016: Chinese MG knocks at Top 10 door

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Thai new vehicle sales are back down to negative territory in July, but just: the 0.4% slip to 60.635 units means the year-to-date total is still a smidgen (0.2%) below its level of a year ago at 429.265 registrations. Toyota falls much faster than the market at -11% but at 33.1% share it is well above its year-to-date level (a round 30%). Isuzu follows at 17.6% (-3%) ahead of Honda at 15% (+7%) with Ford posting an impressive 31% improvement in 4th place overall. Mazda (+19%), Suzuki (+16%) and most strikingly Mercedes (+76%) also shine inside the Top 10. Just outside, MG is up one step to a record-breaking 11th place thanks to sales up 72% on July 2015. Among smaller brands, Subaru (+115%), Dongfeng (+46%) and Jaguar (+1200%) make themselves noticed.

Chevrolet Colorado Thailand July 2016Chevrolet Colorado sales are up 34% in Thailand in July. 

The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third month in a row despite sales down 23% year-on-year to 9.456 and its slight advantage over the Isuzu D-Max (-4% to 8.773) means the D-Max is still comfortably ahead in the race to the title of 2016 best-seller with 70.719 units (+7%) vs. 64.320 (-10%) for the Hilux. The Toyota Vios (+41%) catches up on lost time due to the changeover to a new engine earlier this year, outselling the Toyota Yaris while the Ford Ranger (+24%) remains at #5. The Honda Civic is down two spots on June but still up 368% year-on-year thanks to the new model, leaps and bounds above its archenemy the Toyota Corolla (2.347 vs. 1.524). The Nissan Almera (+59%) and Chevy Colorado (+34%) shine and the Honda BR-V is back inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Thailand June 2016: Hilux drops 17% but leads, Civic stays strong

One year ago: Thailand July 2015: New Toyota Fortuner and Ford Ranger land

Full July 2016 Top 30 All-brands and Top 65 models below.

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