Mazda sold 5,401 vehicles in Thailand in February, representing a 7.1-per-cent market share.
Sales growth in February was 65 per cent, the highest in three years, Mazda Sales (Thailand) announced.
Sales of the Mazda2 reached 3,448 units, increasing by 84 per cent, maintaining the firm’s leadership in the markets for small passenger cars and eco-cars for the second straight month.
The Mazda CX-5 unveiled late last year also proved popular, with 752 units sold in February, representing a 231-per-cent increase.
The Mazda CX-3, with 333 units sold, jumped by 52 per cent, and the Mazda BT-50 Pro pickup with 477 units and 8 per cent growth.
The 391 units of the Mazda3 sold represented a drop of 22 per cent.
MST president Chanchai Trakarnudonsuk said Thailand’s economy was on an upward trend in 2018, with signs of recovery showing up since the fourth quarter of last year.
“This year the government expects GDP to reach 3.8 per cent, with 37.8 million tourists a 7-per-cent growth over 2017,” he said.
“Among the contributing factors to tourism growth are the expansion of international airline routes, particularly those connecting Thailand with secondary Chinese cities, and Thailand’s 55-province secondary city tourism promotion.”