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New car sales in Thailand gain an astounding 25.2% year-on-year in April to 79.206 registrations, marking an 8th double-digit gain in a row and lifting the year-to-date volume up 15.5% to 316.299 and now on track to return to the annual million milestone for the first time since 2013. Brand leader Toyota outpaces the market at +30% to 29.3% share vs. 27.6% YTD whereas Isuzu trails it slightly at +22% to 18.6% and Honda matches the overall growth at +25% to 13.2%. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Suzuki (+42%), Ford (+34%) and Mitsubishi (+31%) impress but once again the “most improved” title goes to Chinese carmaker and recent local producer MG up 101% on April 2018 to 2.5% share at #9.
Both leading pickups beat the market this month: the Isuzu D-Max is up 26% to 17.2% share vs. 15.8% YTD, celebrating 13 wins in the past 14 months while thee Toyota Hilux surges 37% to 13.7% vs. 12.3% so far in 2018 but just hasn’t found a way to threaten the D-Max, seeing its gap extend to over 11.000 units in four months. The Ford Ranger (+41%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10 at #3 while the remainder of the Top 10 all underperform. The Toyota Yaris Ativ stays at #7 while the Toyota C-HR confirms the 12th spot it held during its inaugural month in March. The MG ZS breaks its ranking (#17) and share (1.8%) records this month, with other great performers including the Suzuki Swift (+208%), Honda CR-V (+174%), Mazda CX-5 (+153%), Nissan Note (+136%), Honda Jazz (+135%), Mitsubishi Attrage (+62%) and Ford Everest (+52%).
Previous month: Thailand March 2018: Toyota C-HR lands at #12, MG breaks record
Full April 2018 Top 30 All-brands and Top 70 models below.