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Which is the best selling pickup in Thailand
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:35:32 PM »
So which is the best selling pickup in Thailand, that doesn't mean it's the right choice for you, even the best truck ain't the best if you drive it like a muppet. The reports The Ford Ranger pick-up truck achieved all-time record sales across the Asia-Pacific region in 2017, up 22 per cent from the previous year to 134,100 vehicles.

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Ford Ranger top-selling pickup in Thailand

“The Ranger’s toughness, capability, smart technologies, design, fuel-efficiency and comfort allow it to continue setting the industry benchmark in the region and globally for mid-size pickup trucks,” said Ford Asia Pacific vice president Mark Ovenden.

Sales in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam represented full-year records.

Thailand was Ford’s best-selling Ranger market globally.

The Ranger also finished 2017 as the best-selling pickup in Vietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, Myanmar and New Caledonia, and was the top-selling vehicle overall in New Zealand for the third consecutive year.

“The Ranger is integral to our business in Thailand and across Southeast Asia,” said Yukontorn “Vickie” Wisadkosin, president of Ford Asean. “The versatility and durability of this segment-defining pickup continues to attract a wide range of loyal Ford Ranger customers.”
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Re: Which is the best selling pickup/car in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 04:41:35 PM »
Thailand October 2017: Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford outpace market up 13.1%

The Thai new light vehicle market is up another splendid 13.1% year-on-year in October to 68.551 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is up 11.7% to 689.263 units. Toyota trails the market at +2% to a strong 30.9% share vs. 27.1% so far this year, with Isuzu up 7% to 17.6% and Honda up 19% to 14.1%. Below, Mitsubishi (+40%), Nissan (+44%) and Ford (+38%) impress. Mazda (+14%) and Chevrolet (+19%) also post double digit gains inside the Top 10 while Chinese MG hits a very important milestone this month: the carmaker breaks into the Thai Top 10 for the very first time thanks to deliveries up 26% to 1.2% at #10. Further down, Hyundai (+59%), Kia (+157%) and Ssangyong (+100%) are among the best performers.

Model-wise, the Isuzu D-Max continues to surprise and outsells the Toyota Hilux for the 11th consecutive month thanks to sales up 6% to 14.4% share while the Hilux stumbles down 16% to 11.9%. The Toyota Yaris Ativ nudges up one spot to land on the third step of the podium with 5.2% share, up from 4.3% last month. The Ford Ranger is knocked down one rank to #4 in spite of a sturdy 38% rise. The Toyota Yaris is back up 14 spots to #5 but drops 8% year-on-year, distancing Honda City (+25%), Toyota Fortuner (+37%), Mitsubishi Triton (+18%) and Mazda2 (+38%). The Nissan Navara (+22%), Toyota Corolla (+41%), Mitsubishi Attrage (+79%), Pajero Sport (+51%), Mirage (+64%) and Honda CR-V (+224%) all impress.
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Toyota sales in Thailand seen bottoming out in 2018

Toyota Motor Corp is forecasting its sagging new vehicle sales in Thailand will bounce back in 2018 for the first increase in six years on the back of improving economic sentiment.

Toyota has faced an uphill battle in the local market amid intensified competition stemming from years of market shrinkage. The anticipated resurgence of the global car giant will be a litmus test for the full recovery of the Thai automobile market, according to industry sources.

Toyota Motor Thailand Co, the local arm of Japan's largest automaker, recently projected its domestic sales of cars and commercial vehicles will top 300,000 units this year, a 24.9% jump from 2017 while foreseeing a 3.4% gain to 900,000 vehicles in the entire local market.

Thai auto sales peaked in 2012 when the government offered tax incentives to spur purchases by first-car buyers, boosting overall market sales to a record annual high of 1.4 million vehicles. But the market size nearly halved by 2016.

In the second-largest car market in the region after Indonesia, Toyota's sales have continued to fall since 2013 after its market share plunged from a recent peak of more than 40% in 2010 to 27.6% in 2017 despite a recovery in sales of major rivals last year or even earlier. The automaker expects to increase its share to 33% in 2018.

In 2017, the whole Thai auto market also grew 13.3% to an estimated 870,748 units for the first rise in five years, according to Toyota.

Toyota's local unit, still a leading Thai maker, saw a 2% drop in sales to 240,137 vehicles last year, which was less than half the 2012 peak of 516,086 units, due to sluggish sales in its mainstay commercial vehicle sector, including one-tonne pickups.

Looking back on the result last year, Michinobu Sugata, president of the local unit and managing director of the Nagoya-based firm, said at a press conference last week that 2017 was "a difficult year for Toyota" as its commercial vehicle sales sank 9.1% although passenger car sales grew 10.7%.

Meanwhile, the Thai economy has been back on a firm recovery track. The annual growth rate in gross domestic product improved from 0.9% in 2014 to a 2% to 3% range by last year and is expected to top the 4% level this year.

Thailand's exports in 2017 logged a record $236.7 billion, up 9.9% from the previous year, according to preliminary government data.

Toyota expects to add momentum to its sales this year in Thailand by the planned launch in March of a C-HR small crossover sports utility vehicle, which gained popularity and saw strong sales in Japan last year.

Optimistic views on the Thai car market this year have also spread among other makers. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co, a subsidiary of Japan's Mazda Motor Corp, said last week that the Thai auto market is expected to grow 5% to 920,000 vehicles in 2018.

Mazda's domestic sales have continued to grow since 2015 and jumped 21% last year, leading to a better projection than Toyota's on the strength of "strong exports and tourism, expansion in public investment, and recovery in the agricultural sector," he said. The company projected a 15 percent surge in its sales this year.

Isuzu Motors Ltd, a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer holding the second-largest share in Thailand, and third-ranked Honda Motor Co declined to comment on the country's entire car market outlook this year. Both registered double-digit growth in 2017.

Other major competitors such as Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Nissan Motor Co also registered robust sales growth of more than 20% and 40% last year, respectively, far outpacing the overall market growth rate.

As for luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz of Germany, the leading maker in the segment over a decade, saw a 22.6% sales leap to an all-time high of 14,484 units last year and expects a further gain in 2018 due to rising consumer confidence, said Michael Grewe, president of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd.
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Re: Which is the best selling pickup in Thailand - The Ranger Raptor
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 02:02:39 PM »
A vehicle that has been designed to go on expeditions, uncharted wildernesses rather than a everyday family car to visit the supermarket.
Oh! i forgot, the adrenaline rush, I WANT ONE look at me everybody, not the car.


Ford unleashes first-ever Ranger ‘Raptor’

Ford has staged a global reveal event for a performance version of its Ranger 1-ton pickup truck, which will be assembled at the Ford Manufacturing Thailand plant for global export, including the US market.

Unilke the current Ranger, the Ranger “Raptor” is powered by a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine capable of pumping our 213hp and 500Nm of torque. A new 10-speed automatic transmission is also offered along with a large number of driver assistance systems.

Ford has not announced retail prices, as Ford distributors in each market will be responsible for announcing prices at the national launch events.

Inheriting vital capability from the truly successful Ranger and complementing that with DNA from the F-150 Raptor, the new Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world.

“It is amazing to enable this level of performance and create a vehicle that can provide off-road enthusiasts such an adrenaline rush,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance

“It really is like a motocross bike, snowmobile and an ATV rolled up into a pickup truck – it’s an incredible, awesome experience!”
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