By The Nation
Demand from new and existing customers had seen car sales recover from a Covid-driven slump in the second quarter, especially April and May, said Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand).
Mazda sales in Q3 rose more than 100 per cent from the 5,256 units sold in Q2.
In September, Mazda sold 3,917 autos, its highest monthly total since January. The September total consisted of 2,049 cars, 1,082 SUVs and 786 pickup trucks.
Last month’s most popular model was the Mazda2 city car with sales of 1,616 units, followed by the Mazda BT-50 PRO (786 units), Mazda CX-30 (532), Mazda3 (433), Mazda CX-3 (269), Mazda CX-8 (159) and Mazda CX-5 (122).
Mazda sales for January-September totalled 26,072 units – 16,665 cars, 7,653 SUVs and 1,754 pickups.
The company is confident the sales momentum will continue in the fourth quarter and meet its annual target of 40,000-42,000 units.
Thailand’s auto industry expects total sales of about 750,000 units this year, down from just over 1 million (1,007,552) sold in 2019.
Mazda is preparing to launch new SUV and pickup models in Thailand before the end of the year.