Honda CR-V outsold by not 1, but 2 Chinese SUVs in Thailand in Oct 2021!

CY Foong · Jan 5, 2022 02:30 PM

Honda CR-V outsold by not 1, but 2 Chinese SUVs in Thailand in Oct 2021! 01

While Chinese cars are still mostly viewed unfavourably in Malaysia (unless they’re Proton-badged Geelys), the Thais seem to be more accepting of models coming from the Middle Kingdom.

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Source: Headlight Mag

According to October 2021 sales data, the two most popular C-segment SUVs in the Kingdom were the Haval H6 Hybrid and MG HS with 536 units and 443 units respectively.

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The two Chinese SUVs easily outsold the Honda CR-V which saw 423 units sold in Thailand in the same period. This was the third month in the row that the CR-V lost its position as the country’s best-selling C-SUV of the month.

Also read: A Chinese hybrid SUV outsold the Honda CR-V to become Thailand’s best-selling C-SUV in Aug 2021

Honda CR-V outsold by not 1, but 2 Chinese SUVs in Thailand in Oct 2021! 01

Source: Headlight Mag

However, all is not lost for the still popular Japanese SUV as it still leads in terms of overall sales figures for the month of January to October 2021 with 4,059 units sold. This was followed by the MG HS (3,654 units), and the Subaru Forester (1,672 units).

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The Haval H6 Hybrid is placed fourth overall with 1,669 units sold in the first ten months of 2021. On top of that, GWM Thailand has also released sales figures for the month of November and according to its data, 401 units of the H6 Hybrid were sold that month.

Also read: 2021 Haval H6: Launching in Malaysia as an X70 rival, here's a brief review from Thailand

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Haval H6 PHEV shown

That brings the total to 2,070 units of the hybrid SUV that were sold in the Kingdom up to November. While that is a smaller figure than the previous month, GWM Thailand claims that the Haval H6 Hybrid maintained its position as the Kingdom’s best-selling SUV of the month.

Also read: For Haval, Thailand is more important than China, hosts debut of Haval H6 PHEV

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Haval Jolion shown

It seems that Thai buyers might see the value in these Chinese SUVs with the Haval H6 expected to arrive in Malaysia in 2022 alongside its sleeker-looking sibling, the Haval Jolion. Could Malaysian buyers see the appeal in China’s best-selling SUV or will it fall on the wayside instead?

Also read: All-new 2022 Honda HR-V, Haval H6, new Proton X70, and 8 more 2022 SUVs to launch in Malaysia

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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