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Thailand January-August 2010: Hilux leader, Nissan March #12

Nissan March

The Thai market is recovering from the crisis at full speed: the first 8 months 2010 are at +56% vs. ’09 at 488.088 registrations! The Top 4 is stable: Toyota Hilux (20%), Isuzu D-Max (15%), Toyota Vios (8%) and Honda City (6%) dominate the sales. The Corolla Altis regains the advantage on the Honda Civic in 5th.

Two models that recently kicked-off production in the country pop up in the ranking. The Mazda2 is #8 with 15,431 sales, including 7,404 sedans. The Nissan March new gen, whose first unit in the world came out of the Samut Prakan plant last March, is #12 with 9,527 sales (a monthly rate equivalent to a Top 10 position), the rest being shipped to Japan, SE Asia and Australia.

Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad who uncovered these figures in the Thai press while staying in the country in November 2010.

More commentaries, photos and full Top 35 Ranking table below.

Also to be noted are the huge progressions of the Mitsubishi Triton (#9, +106%), Toyota Camry (#11, +101%) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (#18, +134%).

Pos Model 1-08 10 % /09 1-08 09 % Pos
1 Toyota Hilux (e) 96,597 19.8% 62% 59,697 18.8% 1
2 Isuzu D-Max (e) 74,976 15.4% 31% 57,132 18.0% 2
3 Toyota Vios 39,713 8.1% 37% 29,085 9.2% 3
4 Honda City 29,353 6.0% 44% 20,421 6.4% 4
5 Toyota Corolla Altis 22,326 4.6% 48% 15,089 4.7% 6
6 Honda Civic 18,808 3.9% 15% 16,396 5.2% 5
7 Nissan Frontier 17,572 3.6% 59% 11,083 3.5% 7
8 Mazda2 15,431 3.2% new 0 0.0% n/a
9 Mitsubishi Triton 12,393 2.5% 106% 6,020 1.9% 10
10 Honda Jazz 11,258 2.3% 3% 10,888 3.4% 8
11 Toyota Camry 10,416 2.1% 101% 5,182 1.6% 12
12 Nissan March 9,527 2.0% new 0 0.0% n/a
13 Toyota Fortuner (e) 8,866 1.8% 43% 6,196 1.9% 9
14 Toyota Yaris 8,254 1.7% 52% 5,425 1.7% 11
15 Honda CRV 6,576 1.3% 93% 3,403 1.1% 15
16 Chevrolet Colorado (e) 5,394 1.1% 39% 3,888 1.2% 13
17 Mazda BT-50 (e) 4,703 1.0% 57% 2,999 0.9% 19
18 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (e) 4,443 0.9% 134% 1,902 0.6% 24
19 Isuzu MU7 4,436 0.9% 39% 3,183 1.0% 18
20 Nissan Tiida 4,195 0.9% 41% 2,970 0.9% 21
21 Honda Accord 4,184 0.9% 29% 3,255 1.0% 16
22 Nissan Teana 3,733 0.8% 62% 2,301 0.7% 22
23 Mazda3 3,711 0.8% 24% 2,997 0.9% 20
24 Ford Ranger (e) 3,277 0.7% -10% 3,660 1.2% 14
25 Toyota Avanza (e) 2,955 0.6% 43% 2,065 0.6% 23
26 Chevrolet Aveo 2,696 0.6% 62% 1,669 0.5% 25
27 Mitsubishi Lancer 2,690 0.6% 120% 1,221 0.4% 27
28 Tata Pick-up (e) 2,500 0.5% 268% 680 0.2% 32
29 Chevrolet Captiva 2,355 0.5% 148% 948 0.3% 29
30 Chevrolet Optra 2,354 0.5% -26% 3,185 1.0% 17
31 Mercedes E Class 1,644 0.3% 10% 1,497 0.5% 26
32 Mitsubishi Lander EX 1,463 0.3% new 0 0.0% n/a
33 Suzuki Swift 1,320 0.3% new 0 0.0% n/a
34 Proton Savvy 1,130 0.2% 37% 824 0.3% 30
35 Mercedes C Class 1,102 0.2% 14% 965 0.3% 28

(e): World’s Best Selling cars’ estimates. The (e) figures are speculation only.

Source: These figures were obtained from a Thai car magazine by my dear Mum and Dad during their stay in the country in November 2010. Thanks Mum and Dad! See magazine cover below.

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