D-MAX (Isuzu)

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Jul 26, 2022

According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), June vehicle sales in Thailand increased 4.6% year over year (YoY) to 67,952 units as further lockdown easements were announced and thanks to the reopening of the country to more international tourism and more investors from overseas countries, as well as other support measures from the government to encourage more economic activities and consumer spending. Vehicle sales in January-June 2022 up 14.5% to 427,399 units.
According to data compiled by Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT), by maker sales in June, Toyota was down 5.9% to 21,026 units. Isuzu was up 42.9% to 20,146 units and Mitsubishi was up 22.1% to 4,815 units. Honda sales were down 40.1% to 4,395 units and Mazda sales were up 6.5% to 3,199 units. By body type, passenger cars were down 13.0% year over year to 19,598 units. Commercial vehicle sales were up 13.9% to 48,354 units. Pickup truck (including PPV) sales included in the commercial vehicle sales were up 13.4% to 37,619 units.
The Isuzu D-Max was the best-selling model in June with 16,481 units, followed by Toyota Hilux with 12,757 units, Honda City with 3,697 units, Toyota Yaris with 2,715 units and Toyota Fortuner with 2,458 units.
The FTI announced that new vehicle production in June reached 143,016 units, up 6.5% from June 2021. In the month of June alone, car production of domestic sales contributed 50.35%, while production for exports contributed 49.65%. Vehicle production in the first 6 months of 2022 increased 3.0% YoY to 870,111 units.
Vehicle exports in the month of June decreased 11.0% YoY to 73,887 units. Car exports to Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America witnessed YoY decline. The vehicle export value in June was THB 42.8 billion, down 13.2% year over year. In the first 6 months of 2022, vehicle exports from Thailand declined 5.0% YoY to 449,644 units.

Jul 16, 2022

On July 15, Toyota Motor Co. announced the return of the Toyota Crown full-size Luxury car to U.S. markets with a new design and powertrain.
The 2023 Crown, based on Toyota’s GA-K platform, will be available in three different trims and offer two hybrid powertrains.
The fourth-generation Toyota Hybrid System is offered on the XLE and Limited trims, featuring a 2.5-liter DOHC I4 engine paired with two electric motors for a combined 38 mpg fuel economy rating.
The Hybrid Max powertrain, exclusive to the Platinum trim, features a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine with a front electric motor and a rear-wheel eAxle to generate 340 hp with an estimated 28 mpg fuel economy rating.
Other features will include a standard all-new Audio Multimedia System with 12.3-inch touchscreen and an infotainment system with both touch and voice controls. All versions of the Crown feature Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 as a standard suite, with ADAS capabilities including Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
The 2023 Toyota Crown is expected to launch in the U.S. later in 2022.

(Toyota Motor Co. press release on July 15, 2022)

Jun 28, 2022

According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), May vehicle sales in Thailand increased 15.7% year over year (YoY) to 64,735 units as further lockdown easements were announced and thanks to the reopening of the country to international tourism. However, FTI expressed concern over the rising oil prices, Thai baht depreciation, as well as the rising household debt, which could reduce purchasing power of the customers. Vehicle sales in January-May 2022 up 16.6% to 359,351 units.
According to data compiled by Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT), by maker sales in May, Toyota was up 12.2% to 22,181 units. Isuzu was up 5.8% to 15,728 units and Honda was up 0.7% to 5,035 units. Mitsubishi sales were up 39.0% to 4,714 units and Mazda sales were up 7.1% to 3,005 units. By body type, passenger cars were up 29.0% year over year to 20,084 units. Commercial vehicle sales were up 10.6% to 44,651 units. Pickup truck (including PPV) sales included in the commercial vehicle sales were up 6.4% to 33,822 units.
The Isuzu D-Max was the best-selling model in May with 16,950 units, followed by Toyota Hilux with 13,504 units, Honda City with 4,508 units, Toyota Yaris with 2,801 units and Ford Ranger with 2,596 units.
The FTI announced that new vehicle production in May reached 129,231 units, down 7.8% from May 2021. In the month of May alone, car production of domestic sales contributed 49.05%, while production for exports contributed 50.95%. Vehicle production in the first 5 months of 2022 increased 2.4% YoY to 727,095 units.
Vehicle exports in the month of May decreased 3.2% YoY to 76,937 units. Car exports to Asia and Europe witnessed YoY decline. The vehicle export value in May was THB 46.2 billion, down 4.5% year over year. In the first 5 months of 2022, vehicle exports from Thailand declined 3.8% YoY to 375,757 units.

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