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.
Thai car sales continue their fantastic run this year, up 50% over the first 10 months 2010 at 628,361. The Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max are still distant leaders with 112,225 and 105,604 sales respectively, followed by the Toyota Vios (53,220), Honda City (37,859) and Toyota Corolla Altis, the most dynamic of the 3 passenger cars at +45% (29,617 sales).
Access to 8- & 10-months 2010 cumulative figures allow the isolation of a September/October 2010 ranking in which the Hilux and D-Max are much closer at 16.7 and 16.2% share respectively, the Vios is very strong at 9.6% in 3rd, and the new locally-produced Nissan March (Micra) jumps up to 6th with 5,057 sales and 3.6%, just ahead of the Honda Civic.
Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad who uncovered these figures in the ‘Formula’ car magazine during their stay in Thailand in January 2011.
Top 35 September-October 2010 and 10 months 2010: click on ‘Read more’ below.
Launched in February 09 (October for the Koup) and just #4 in 2009, the Kia Cerato Forte is the best-selling car in Singapore over the first 10 months 2010, when including the Koup sales.
The Toyota Corolla Altis is #2 for the third year in a row, and the Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra), best-seller in 2009, drops to #3. Official figures don’t include Mercedes and BMW models but it is speculated that the E Class and the 5 Series could feature as high as #3 and #4 respectively…
Top 6 ranking table below.
Lightly facelifted this year, the Toyota Innova is the best selling car in Vietnam for the 4th year in a row, however with a much weaker share of 7.1% compared to 13.6% in 2008. It is now under threat from the Toyota Corolla Altis, up 5 spots and an astounding 171% at 6,468 sales and 5.4%. A third Toyota has climbed to the summit of the ranking: the all-new Toyota Fortuner lands directly in 3rd place with 5,878 sales and 4.9% share.
Lower in the ranking, the Toyota Vios gains one spot to #4 at 4.3%, the Chevrolet Spark is up 6 places 222% in 5th and the Kia Morning breaks into the Top 10 with sales up 159% at 2,689 units.
Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.
Only #8 in 2008, the Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) manages the impressive feat of taking the top spot in Singapore in 2009, passing ahead traditional strong sellers Toyota Corolla Altis and Vios. The newly launched Kia Cerato Forte is already the 4th best selling car in the country, ahead of the Toyota Wish and Camry. 2009 Top 10 Ranking Table below.
In an ever-changing Singaporean car market, the Honda Civic becomes the country’s most popular model in 2008 with 5,663 units sold. The Toyota Corolla Altis comes second, ahead of the Toyota Vios with 3,936 sales. The Nissan Latio is 4th with 3,066 registrations. The best selling non-Japanese model is the Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) coming at #8 with 2,349 sales.
#2 in 2006, the 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer manages to grab the top spot in the 2007 Singaporean best selling cars ranking, thanks to aggressive price promotions. The Toyota Corolla Altis drops to 2nd spot, whereas the new generation Honda Civic lands in 3rd position.