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Thailand January-February 2019: Toyota frankly outpaces surging market

Toyota outpaces an already very dynamic Thai market both in January (+56.3%) and February (+25.5%).

This article has been updated with actuals for the Top 70 models for January and February.

In January, the Thai new light vehicle market soars 17.3% year-on-year to 78.061 units. Toyota (+56.3%) brilliantly posts the largest gain atop the ranking (in the Top 14) to improve its share to 34.2%, leaving crumbs to Isuzu (+3.9%) and Honda (+2%) both only edging up. Mitsubishi (+17%) almost matches the market growth but Nissan (+10.9%) and Mazda (+15.6%) are a little more shy. Chinese MG (+27.2%) outpaces the market to hit a best-ever #8, also reached a year ago in January 2018, while further down Volvo (+211.1%) and Kia (+59.3%) stand out. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+83.5%) surges ahead with 17.4% share vs. 14.1% for its archenemy the Isuzu D-Max (+6.4%), the Mazda2 (+63.8%) is the best-selling passenger car and the Toyota Yaris (+102.2%) ranks 5th.

In February, new light vehicle sales in Thailand continue to gallop ahead at +9.1% to 82.324, leading to a year-to-date tally up 12.9% to 160.385. Once again Toyota (+25.5%) frankly outpaces the market at 31% share but this time Isuzu (+11.5%) is a lot closer at 18% while Honda (+6.2%) and Mitsubishi (+3.9%) underperform below. Nissan (+13.1%) rounds up the Top 5 like in January and in 2018, leaving Chevrolet (-0.1%), Mazda (-3.7%), Ford (-16.3%) and Suzuki (-16.8%) in negative and MG (+1.5%) only edging up. Outside the Top 10, Volvo (+176.2%), Kia (+134.6%), Porsche (+59.1%) and Subaru (+43.1%) all post spectacular gains. The Isuzu D-Max (+16.3%) takes the lead of the models ranking, edging past the Toyota Hilux (+24.7%) who however remains #1 year-to-date. The Mazda2 (+12.3%) is once again the most popular passenger car above the Toyota Yaris (+43.1%).

Previous post: Thailand Full Year 2018: Toyota Hilux reclaims top spot in market up 19.5%

One year ago (January): Thailand January 2018: ZS propels MG up to #8 in market up 16.2%

One year ago (February): Thailand February 2018: Isuzu D-Max leads, MG hits record share

Full January and February Top 25 All-brands and Top 70 models below.

Thailand January 2019 – brands:

PosBrandJan-19%/18DecFY18
1Toyota26,71534.2%56.3%11
2Isuzu12,70416.3%3.9%22
3Honda9,29011.9%2.0%33
4Mitsubishi6,8758.8%17.0%44
5Nissan5,3156.8%10.9%55
6Mazda5,2476.7%15.6%66
7Ford4,1475.3%-16.5%77
8MG1,8712.4%27.2%109
9Suzuki1,4271.8%1.4%88
10Chevrolet1,0501.3%-22.6%910
11Mercedes9081.2%-10.3%1111
12Hino7020.9%16.2%1313
13BMW6380.8%-21.8%1212
14Hyundai5060.6%14.5%1414
15Kia1800.2%59.3%1516
16Subaru1510.2%-44.7%1615
17Volvo1400.2%211.1%1717
18Porsche600.1%20.0%2021
19Tata580.1%-14.7%1918
20Lexus420.1%-4.5%1819
21Foton260.0%0.0% –23
22Ssangyong50.0%-16.7%2224
23Proton40.0%0.0% –28
24Scania00.0%-100.0%2120
25DongFeng00.0%-100.0% –22
26Iveco00.0%n/a2625

Thailand January 2019 – models:

PosModelJan-19%/18
1Toyota Hilux13,60017.4%83.5%
2Isuzu D-Max11,00514.1%6.4%
3Mazda23,9915.1%63.8%
4Ford Ranger3,6264.6%-7.9%
5Toyota Yaris3,2184.1%102.2%
6Mitsubishi Triton3,0864.0%1.8%
7Toyota Yaris Ativ2,9103.7%41.5%
8Honda City2,5093.2%8.2%
9Toyota Fortuner2,2642.9%26.1%
10Honda Civic2,2262.9%4.4%
11Nissan Navara1,9852.5%14.9%
12Honda Jazz1,8952.4%-1.3%
13Nissan Almera1,3351.7%1.5%
14Mitsubishi Xpander1,2451.6%new
15Toyota Corolla1,1551.5%-29.5%
16Honda HR-V1,0881.4%9.6%
17Mitsubishi Pajero Sport1,0251.3%13.6%
18Toyota Camry1,0111.3%296.5%
19Honda CR-V9961.3%25.1%
20MG ZS9661.2%34.0%
21Mitsubishi Attrage9061.2%-18.8%
22Chevrolet Colorado8911.1%-29.1%
23Nissan Note7761.0%12.5%
24Suzuki Swift7751.0%535.2%
25MG 37661.0%65.4%
26Toyota C-HR7280.9%new
27Toyota Commuter7170.9%59.3%
28Isuzu MU-X7160.9%-21.3%
29Nissan March6510.8%-17.4%
30Mitsubishi Mirage6130.8%-26.0%
31Mazda BT-505470.7%-2.8%
32Ford Everest5030.6%-37.5%
33Hyundai H-14940.6%19.9%
34Toyota Vios4510.6%-29.8%
35Toyota Sienta3830.5%-19.2%
36Suzuki Ciaz3200.4%-58.3%
37Mazda CX-52990.4%-64.7%
38Honda BR-V2800.4%-26.9%
39Mazda32370.3%-38.9%
40Nissan Terra2210.3%new
41Kia Grand Carnival1770.2%70.2%
42Nissan Sylphy1730.2%140.3%
43Mazda CX-31700.2%-44.3%
44Chevrolet Trailblazer1590.2%133.8%
45Honda Mobilio1100.1%-39.6%
46Honda Accord1010.1%-57.0%
47Toyota Innova Crysta990.1%115.2%
48Suzuki Celerio950.1%-62.0%
49Toyota Ventury810.1%44.6%
50Nissan NV350 Urvan800.1%73.9%
51Subaru XV800.1%-46.7%
52MG GS790.1%-62.2%
53Honda Brio660.1%-33.3%
54Subaru Forester610.1%-49.2%
55MG 5600.1%-3.2%
56Nissan X-Trail560.1%-56.6%
57Suzuki Ertiga500.1%2.0%
58Tata Xenon420.1%16.7%
59Nissan Teana380.0%52.0%
60Toyota Hiace330.0%37.5%
61Toyota Avanza210.0%425.0%
62Honda Brio Amaze190.0%-61.2%
63Hyundai Grand Starex80.0%-69.2%
64Ssangyong Stavic50.0%-16.7%
65Foton Tunland40.0%33.3%
66Hyundai Ioniq30.0%new
67Ford Focus10.0%-94.4%
68Chevrolet Captiva00.0%-100.0%
69Chevrolet Cruze00.0%-100.0%
70Ford Ecosport00.0%-100.0%

Thailand February 2019 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-19%/18Jan2019%/18PosFY18
1Toyota25,51731.0%25.5%152,23232.6%39.6%11
2Isuzu14,79518.0%11.5%227,49917.1%7.8%22
3Honda9,69711.8%6.2%318,98711.8%4.1%33
4Mitsubishi7,0748.6%3.9%413,9498.7%9.9%44
5Nissan5,9987.3%13.1%511,3137.1%12.1%55
6Mazda5,1996.3%-3.7%610,4466.5%5.1%66
7Ford4,6025.6%-16.3%78,7495.5%-16.4%77
8Suzuki2,0102.4%-16.8%93,4372.1%-10.1%98
9MG1,9022.3%1.5%83,7732.4%12.8%89
10Chevrolet1,5141.8%-0.1%102,5641.6%-10.8%1010
11Mercedes1,1511.4%-10.0%112,0591.3%-10.1%1111
12Hino1,0521.3%30.0%121,7541.1%24.1%1213
13BMW7380.9%-15.0%131,3760.9%-18.3%1312
14Hyundai3860.5%-1.3%148920.6%7.1%1414
15Subaru2390.3%43.1%163900.2%-11.4%1515
16Volvo1740.2%176.2%173140.2%190.7%1617
17Kia1220.1%134.6%153020.2%83.0%1716
18Porsche700.1%59.1%181300.1%38.3%1821
19Tata390.0%-45.8%19970.1%-30.7%1918
20Lexus280.0%-46.2%20700.0%-27.1%2019
21Ssangyong80.0%14.3%22130.0%0.0%2224
22Daewoo40.0%n/a –40.0%33.3%2430
23Proton30.0%200.0%2370.0%40.0%2328
24ChangAn20.0%-50.0% –20.0%-66.7%2527
25Foton00.0%-100.0%21260.0%-16.1%2123

Thailand February 2019 – models:

PosModelFeb-19%/18Jan2019%/18PosFY18
1Isuzu D-Max12,89615.7%16.3%223,90114.9%11.5%22
2Toyota Hilux11,99014.6%24.7%125,59016.0%50.3%11
3Mazda23,8724.7%12.3%37,8634.9%33.6%34
4Ford Ranger3,8664.7%-14.8%47,4924.7%-11.6%43
5Toyota Yaris3,2754.0%43.1%56,4934.0%37.0%56
6Mitsubishi Triton3,0173.7%-15.2%66,1033.8%-7.4%65
7Toyota Yaris Ativ2,7513.3%26.4%75,6613.5%33.7%78
8Honda Civic2,6793.3%29.9%104,9053.1%16.9%99
9Honda City2,6013.2%10.1%85,1103.2%9.2%87
10Toyota Fortuner2,2602.7%10.6%94,5242.8%17.8%1011
11Nissan Navara1,9622.4%11.5%113,9472.5%13.2%1110
12Honda Jazz1,8762.3%-3.1%123,7712.4%-2.2%1212
13Nissan Almera1,5131.8%0.1%132,8481.8%0.7%1314
14Toyota Corolla1,3661.7%-27.5%152,5211.6%-28.5%1513
15Mitsubishi Xpander1,3401.6%new142,5851.6%new1438
16Mitsubishi Pajero Sport1,2121.5%42.4%172,2371.4%27.6%1621
17Toyota Camry1,1161.4%389.5%182,1271.3%340.4%1839
18Nissan Note1,1061.3%43.8%231,8821.2%29.0%2126
19Chevrolet Colorado1,0981.3%-22.8%221,9891.2%-25.8%1915
20Honda HR-V1,0611.3%20.8%162,1491.3%14.9%1718
21MG ZS1,0061.2%-11.7%201,9721.2%6.0%2019
22Suzuki Swift1,0011.2%-6.8%241,7761.1%48.5%2320
23Toyota C-HR9701.2%new261,6981.1%new2517
24Honda CR-V8701.1%-4.7%191,8661.2%9.2%2223
25Mitsubishi Attrage8561.0%-39.6%211,7621.1%-30.5%2416
26Isuzu MU-X8041.0%-12.6%281,5200.9%-16.9%2622
27MG 37540.9%85.3%251,5200.9%74.7%2734
28Nissan March7450.9%-16.9%291,3960.9%-17.1%2924
29Toyota Commuter7340.9%38.0%271,4510.9%47.8%2832
30Ford Everest7020.9%-13.1%321,2050.8%-25.3%3128
31Mitsubishi Mirage6420.8%-34.6%301,2550.8%-30.7%3025
32Mazda BT-505040.6%5.7%311,0510.7%1.1%3230
33Toyota Vios4170.5%-37.4%348680.5%-33.6%3427
34Chevrolet Trailblazer4160.5%447.4%445750.4%299.3%3945
35Suzuki Ertiga3840.5%814.3%574340.3%376.9%4162
36Hyundai H-13780.5%3.3%338720.5%12.1%3337
37Suzuki Ciaz3600.4%-64.1%366800.4%-61.6%3629
38Toyota Sienta3430.4%-24.3%357260.5%-21.7%3533
39Mazda CX-53380.4%-55.1%376370.4%-60.2%3731
40Honda BR-V3190.4%-10.4%385990.4%-18.9%3836
41Mazda32820.3%-27.9%395190.3%-33.4%4035
42Nissan X-Trail2490.3%23.3%563050.2%-7.9%4446
43Mazda CX-32010.2%-39.6%433710.2%-41.8%4340
44Nissan Terra1840.2%new404050.3%new4254
45Subaru Forester1560.2%239.1%542170.1%30.7%4857
46Honda Mobilio1110.1%-38.0%452210.1%-38.8%4744
47Kia Grand Carnival1070.1%167.5%412840.2%97.2%4549
48Nissan Sylphy1070.1%75.4%422800.2%110.5%4651
49Nissan NV350 Urvan1060.1%73.8%501860.1%73.8%5160
50Toyota Innova Crysta1050.1%59.1%472040.1%82.1%4950
51Suzuki Celerio1010.1%-1.0%481960.1%-44.3%5042
52MG GS850.1%-53.8%521640.1%-58.3%5343
53Toyota Ventury830.1%16.9%491640.1%29.1%5452
54Subaru XV770.1%-35.8%511570.1%-41.9%5547
55Honda Brio760.1%-19.1%531420.1%-26.4%5648
56Honda Accord650.1%-77.7%461660.1%-68.5%5241
57MG 5550.1%-26.7%551150.1%-16.1%5753
58Toyota Hiace400.0%-11.1%60730.0%5.8%5958
59Honda Brio Amaze390.0%-29.1%62580.0%-44.2%6155
60Tata Xenon330.0%-19.5%58750.0%-2.6%5861
61Nissan Teana260.0%-18.8%59640.0%12.3%6059
62Ford Focus140.0%16.7% –150.0%-50.0%6466
63Toyota Avanza110.0%-47.6%61320.0%28.0%6263
64Ssangyong Stavic80.0%14.3%64130.0%0.0%6568
65Hyundai Grand Starex70.0%-68.2%63150.0%-68.8%6364
66MG 620.0%-97.1% –20.0%-97.6%6865
67Hyundai Ioniq10.0%new6640.0%new67 –
68Foton Tunland00.0%n/a6540.0%33.3%6669
69Chevrolet Captiva00.0%-100.0% –00.0%-100.0%7067
70Chevrolet Cruze00.0%-100.0% –00.0%-100.0%7170

Source: Headlight Magazine

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