2019 Thailand Motor Expo: Turbocharged Honda City and Nissan Almera are popular hits

By THOMAS HUONG | 16 December 2019

BANGKOK: The 12-day 36th Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 has ended, and passenger cars took a 45.5% share of the sales (compared to 38.9% last year) - split into 29.2% sedans, 12.6% hatchbacks and 3.7% others.

The top 5 were Honda City, Nissan Almera, Honda Civic, Mazda 2, and Toyota Yaris.

SUVs accounted for 33.4% share – slightly less than last year (34.3%).

The top 5 were Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, MG ZS, MG HS, Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner.

Pickup trucks took 14.5% share – a slight drop from last year (17.2%).

The top 5 were Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Revo, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, and Nissan Navara.

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Luxury car sales totalled 4,181 units.

The 5 brands drawing the most interest were BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Porsche and Audi.

Motorcycles from 26 makers had total sales of 7,251 units, slightly less than the projected target.

The top 5 motorcycle brands were Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson and GPX.

Meanwhile, the sales of cars from 34 marques totalled 37,489 units, 15.2% less than last year.

The top 6 car brands were Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mazda, MG and Nissan.

The average price of cars sold at the Motor Expo was 1,251,743 Baht (RM171,720) and the average price of motorcycles sold was 265,860 Baht (RM36,472).

A total of 1.5 million visitors crowded the event, spending over 50 billion baht (RM6.86 billion).

The motor expo’s chairman Kwanchai Paphatphong said, "Car and motorcycle sales at the Motor Expo totalled 44,740 units – 16.2% lower than last year due to many reasons: external factors - economic downturn and trade war along with domestic factors - the increase of land tax and the new motorcycle tax based on carbon dioxide emissions which will begin on January 1st, 2020: resulting in cautious consumer spending. Even so, the number of visitors met the set target.”


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