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.
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The Turkish market has become very unstable in the last couple of months as far as the models ranking is concerned. #1 in 2009 but slowing down in the last few months, the Hyundai Accent Era is back on top in August with 5.7% market share, ahead of the Toyota Corolla which was #1 in July. The new Opel Astra Hatchback is 3rd with an extraordinary 4.8% market share and +6 spots vs. July.
Used to the podium in 2010, the Renaults Fluence and Symbol are down to 5th and 6th even though their market shares are actually not that weak: 4.7% and 4.3% respectively.
To put things in perspective it is useful to have a look at the year-to-date rankings: the Hyundai Accent Era still dominates with 16,699 units sold (6.2%), followed by the Renault Symbol at 14,994 sales (5.6%) and the Renault Fluence at 13,249 (4.9%).
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It’s very rare to have access to car sales results in Luxembourg (last time I managed to do so was 3 years ago!) so let’s enjoy them while we got them!
No model detail is available but the market is pretty dynamic with 20.189 sales in 8 months, a 5.32% increase over 2009.
Good results for the VW Polo, Golf and Passat, all in the Top10 apparently, as well as the Renault Scenic and Megane, the Audi A4, BMW 5 Series, Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes E Class.
That’s all the detail I could get, so if anyone has access to more info regarding models please click above the picture and leave a comment !