Hyundai H-1 still leads Thailand's 11-seater MPV market, but the 2021 Kia Carnival is catching up

Sanjay · Jul 14, 2021 07:00 PM

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Although the Hyundai H-1 still leads Thailand's 11-seater MPV January-June 2021 sales chart, the 2021 Kia Carnival is quickly catching up, as latest data posted by Headlight Magazine shows.

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Hyundai sold 911 units of the H-1 in the five-month period. Although the numbers are still strong, sales dropped in May as the brand only sold 125 units of the H-1 then - the lowest in a month thus far this year.

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Hyundai H-1 still leads Thailand's 11-seater MPV market, but the 2021 Kia Carnival is catching up 02

Although it started rather slowly, the Carnival has been consistently outselling the H-1 every month since March 2021. Thus far, Kia has sold 881 units of the Carnival there.

January - May 2021 11-seater MPV sales in Thailand
Model Units sold
Hyundai H-1 911
Kia Carnival 881
Toyota Majesty 271
Ssangyong Rodius 34
MG V80 2

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Carnival's interior is a premium experience

Although the Carnival is a much pricier product, customers' increased interest in the Kia can be attributed to it being a much newer model with better comfort and safety features within.

Also read: 30 pics for 30 reasons for you to skip recond Alphards and wait for the CKD Kia Carnival

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Interior of the Hyundai H-1

For context, the H-1 currently on sale there is a second-generation facelift, which traces its roots back to 2007.

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Hyundai H-1 still leads Thailand's 11-seater MPV market, but the 2021 Kia Carnival is catching up 09

The Hyundai Staria packs a punch to face the Carnival's challenges

However, the recently-introduced 2021 Hyundai Staria will be replacing it already. Time will tell whether it will further solidify Hyundai's standing in the 11-seater MPV arena.

Also read: 2021 Hyundai Staria makes ASEAN debut in Thailand - 11-seater only, much bigger than Starex!

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Sanjay

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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.

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