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Thailand February 2021: Isuzu outsells Toyota for second time in market down -13.6%

Isuzu MU-X sales soar 183.9% year-on-year in February.

New vehicle sales in Thailand drop -13.6% year-on-year in February to 58.960 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -18.4% to 114.168. For only the the second time in at least 30 years in Thailand after June 2020, Isuzu (+13.8%) outsells Toyota (-14.6%) to become the best-selling carmaker in the country. Near the top, Mazda (+2.5%), Honda (-7.7%) and Ford (-9.2%) resist but Mitsubishi (-39%) implodes. Further down the charts, MG (+18.9%) breaks its market share record at 4.1%, with Kia (+192.9%), Subaru (+57.6%) and Hino (+48.9%) also posting very impressive gains. Model-wise, the Isuzu D-Max (+4.6%) continues to flatly outpace the Toyota Hilux (-16.7%), selling 1.73 times more this month. The Isuzu MU-X (+183.9%) is now also riding the wave of a new generation like the D-Max, while the Toyota Fortuner (+63.9%) and MG Extender (+275.6%) also stun.

Previous month: Thailand January 2021: Isuzu (+6.7%) defies Toyota (-12.4%) in market down -23%

One year ago: Thailand February 2020: Isuzu D-Max hits highest share in 2.5 years in freefalling market (-17.1%)

Full February 2021 Top 20 All-brands and selected models data including January 2021 figures below.

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