The Toyota Hilux is the #1 vehicle in Thailand for the first time this year.
The March article has been updated with a Top 15 models and data for over 50 selected models.
Thailand has by and large squashed the coronavirus for now, with just 3.037 confirmed cases as of May 20 vs. 2.931 when we published the March update on April 28. To achieve this figure, the country had to implement strict curfews from early April on, and the new car market logically suffered at -65% year-on-year to 30.109 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down -34.2% to 230.173.
Toyota (-58.9%) improves to a whopping 36.7% share vs. 29.2% so far this year with Isuzu (-55.4%) at 22.8% vs. 21.4%, meaning these two manufacturers account for almost 60% of the entire Thai market in April. The Top 5 brands are unchanged on March, with Honda (-76.6%), Mitsubishi (-69.7%), Nissan (-62.2%) and Ford (-73.1%) in tow but freefalling. MG (-48.2%) once again breaks its market share record at 3.8% with Lexus (-22.5%), Suzuki (-46.1%) and Kia (-52.7%) among the best performers further down.
Preliminary segment sales show the Toyota Hilux is back above the Isuzu D-Max in the models ranking for the first time this year. Models data will be uploaded onto this post when made available to us.
Full April 2020 Top 25 All-brands ranking below.