In the month of May, Honda’s Ayutthaya plant was shut down for two weeks due to insufficient supply of electronic parts.
Cumulative, the Toyota Yaris sold 9,861 units from January to May 2021, ahead of the City Hatchback’s 8,909 units.
Honda City Hatchback
Note that Thailand’s Toyota Yaris is different from ours, with a smaller 1.2-litre engine to comply with Thailand’s stricter Eco Car requirements for lower excise tax – at 12 percent (10 percent if the car runs on E85 gasohol biofuel) versus a regular car’s 25 percent.
It’s also the same reason why Thailand’s Honda City Hatchback uses a smaller but more expensive 1.0-litre 3-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine versus Indonesia (and eventually Malaysia’s) naturally aspirated 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC.