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Thailand Full Year 2010: Toyota Hilux leads with 144,000 sales

February 4, 2011 2 comments

No surprises in Thailand: the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in the country with 144,190 sales, ahead of the Isuzu D-Max at 133,766. Both pick-ups add up to nearly 278,000 registrations, or around 35% of the total Thai car market!

The Toyota Vios is the best-selling passenger car at 67k units, followed by the Honda City at 49k units and the Toyota Corolla Altis at 38k. Being the world’s pick-up heaven, the Thai market had to have two more of those in the Top 10: the Nissan Frontier at #7 (23,844 sales) and the Mitsubishi Triton at #9 (20,344).

Two new models climb into the Top 10 this year in Thailand: the Mazda2 is 8th with 22,537 sales, and the Nissan March is #10 at 18,367. Many thanks to Chips Yap from Motor Trader Malaysia for sharing the figures! Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

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.

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Israel January-October 2010

November 20, 2010 Leave a comment

The Israeli market is very healthy over the first 10 months of 2010 at 176,684 registrations and +28%. Mazda is still the #1 manufacturer but its margin over #2 Hyundai has reduced dramatically: 25,808 sales vs. 24,974.

The rankings by segment are extremely stable this year with the Mazda2, 3 and 6 still dominating passenger cars and the Hyundai Tucson #1 in the 4WD segment. In all likeliness, the Mazda3 is #1 overall ahead of the Toyota Corolla and the Chevrolet Cruze.

Full Top 5 segments ranking tables below.

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Australia September 2010

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment

The Australian market continues its good year: +9% in September at 85,051 units and +15% over the first 9 months (780,671 sales).

Once threatened by the Toyota Corolla when the new model came out a couple of years ago, the Holden Commodore now has quite a comfortable lead in the models ranking with 34,620 units sold in 9 months and a 4.4% market share. However, in spite of a great month at 4.7% in September the Commodore is only 160 sales ahead of the #2, the Mazda3, which has managed an amazing month with 3,878 units sold and a 4.6% market share.

In fact, pretty much all Mazda models have posted incredible scores this month: the Mazda2 is 10th with 2% (vs. 18th in 2010 at 1.4%) and the Mazda CX-7 breaks into the Top20 for the very first time with 1,076 units sold and 1.3% of the market (it is 31st at 1% in 2010).

Full ranking table and more info below.

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New Zealand 2008: Corolla passes Commodore for the first time

January 6, 2009 Leave a comment

2008 is the year when the fight between the Toyota Corolla and Holden Commodore turned to the advantage of the Corolla for the first time in New Zealand. Over the first 4 months of the year, the Corolla leads with 2,013 sales and 5.9% share, ahead of the Commodore at 1,719 sales and 5.1%.

The Corolla finishes the year above 6,600 units, 2,000 units above the Toyota Hilux (#2) and Holden Commodore (#3). Over the first 4 months 2008, the Mazda6 is up to 4th, the Ford Mondeo up to 6th, the Mazda2 up to 9th and the Suzuki SX4 up to 11th.

4 months 2008 Top 15 below.

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Austria 2006-2007: Golf, Passat and Polo on podium

January 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Austrian car sales stay stable over the period at 308,594 registrations in 2006 (+0.2%) and 298,192 in 2007 (-3%). Volkswagen monopolises the podium with the VW Golf #1 both years at 3.7% share in 2006 and 4.5% in 2007. It was #1 8 months out of 12 in 2006 and every month in 2007.

The VW Passat, boosted by the new generation launched in late 2005, grabs the 2nd spot in 2006 at 3.1% share (it was #1 in January 06) to then drop back to 3rd in 2007 at 2.7%. The VW Polo is #3 in 2006 at 2.9%, holding the top spot in August and October, and #2 in 2007 at 3%.

Below, the Skoda Fabia is #4 both years, even managing to lead the market in July 06, followed by the Opel Astra in 2006 then the Skoda Octavia in 2007. Notice the 10th spot of the Fiat Punto in 2006, helped by the new Grande Punto, and the arrival of the Peugeot 207 at #7 in 2007. Mazda places 4 models in the Top 25 in 2007: the Mazda 5 (#19), 3 (#23), 6 (#24) and 2 (#25)…

Full Year 2006 and 2007 Top 25 Ranking Tables below.

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