MST president Chanchai (right) said Mazda will sell more than 75,000 vehicles in Thailand this year.
MST president Chanchai (right) said Mazda will sell more than 75,000 vehicles in Thailand this year.

Overall vehicle sales hit 1.04 million last year, Mazda calculates

Auto & Audio January 15, 2019 13:13

By The Nation

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Approximately 1.04 million vehicles were sold in total in Thailand in 2018 for a spectacular growth of 19 per cent, according to figures from Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co Ltd (MST).



Mazda sold more than 75,000 vehicles in the country last year, an increase of 37 per cent over 2017, to achieve a 6.7-per cent market share, the company announced.

It plans to further grow sales by another 5 to 10 per cent this year, said MST president Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk.

“This year the projection for the Thai auto market is 1.03 to 1.05 million vehicles, and Mazda plans to sell more than 75,000 vehicles this year, said Chanchai at a company press conference in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Mazda achieved growth in 2018 despite having no new models that year, but in 2019 the plan plans to launch six new models in Thailand, said Chanchai.