Sorry Toyota, Thais like the Honda City Hatchback more - outsells Yaris by nearly 2x in Feb
Sanjay · Apr 2, 2021 02:00 PM
Sales-wise, the Toyota Yaris enjoyed a relatively unchallenged 2020 in Thailand. As we opined in our article last month however, that steady lead may not last too long and it's starting to show: the Honda City Hatchback has overtaken the Yaris for units sold in February 2021.
According to data gathered by Headlightmag, February saw sales of the City Hatchback spike to 2,916 units, pulling ahead of the Yaris' 1,560 cars sold.
Sitting in third place is the Honda Jazz (soon to be discontinued) with only 1,399 units sold in the first two months of this year. The imminent-in-Malaysia Suzuki Swift is in fourth place (1,083 units sold), while the Mazda 2 Hatchback rounds up the top 5 with just 982 units moved so far.
Of the 12,678 B-segment hatchbacks sold in the Kingdom in January to February 2021, the Yaris is still ahead in terms of market share. However, it's a slowly-thinning lead (27.9%, as opposed to the City Hatchback's 24.4%).
Bound to win in Malaysia?
We know the City Hatchback is heading to Malaysia and it'll play along with the same script - an angry exterior hiding a practical interior, with a simple goal to lure customers away from the Yaris.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.