Thailand's Toyota Corolla Altis' sales plummet in Q1 2021; Honda Civic still dominates

Sanjay · Jun 8, 2021 04:00 PM

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The Honda Civic continues to dominate the C-segment sales chart in Thailand for Q1 2021, as its nearest competitors, the Toyota Corolla Altis and Mazda 3 continue to lag.

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Data compiled by Headlight Magazine shows the Civic ended Q1 2021 with 4,098 units sold, while only 1,581 and 576 units of the Corolla Altis and Mazda 3 found new owners in the January to March 2021 period.

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Also read: Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G - Slowest in class, but does it matter?

While the Corolla Altis has always found itself behind the Civic, sales of the C-segment sedan has been in free fall ever since the Toyota Corolla Cross debuted there last year.

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The Corolla Cross, meanwhile, bullies its competitors

The reason is apparent: the Corolla Cross offers more space, and an equivalent variant is still cheaper than the range-topping Altis. In terms of age, the Corolla Cross is a slightly fresher product as well, having only been introduced in 2020 (vs. the Altis in 2019).

Also read: Quick Review: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross in Malaysia, the proper benchmark for family SUVs

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Malaysian-spec Mazda 3. Review linked here.

Meanwhile, the Mazda 3 - being the most expensive of the trio - finds itself still languishing in third place.

C-segment sedan sales in Thailand, Q1 2021
Model Units sold
Honda Civic 4,098
Toyota Corolla Altis 1,581
Mazda 3 Sedan 576

Also read: Review: Mazda 3 Sedan/Liftback – Mind says no, heart says otherwise

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All in, these numbers show that the Civic has been sitting at the top spot for more than a year already, outselling every rival in every month since January 2020.

Also read: Review: 2020 Honda Civic FC 1.5 TC-P facelift – still better than the Corolla Altis and Mazda 3?

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The all-new Civic FE. With divisive looks, can it replicate the FC's success?

In other news, there's been a few spyshots of the all-new 2021 Honda Civic FE in Thailand. Time will tell if that model can continue the domination of the FC-generation Civic.

Also read: Start saving up: Your guide to the all-new 2022 Honda Civic before its Malaysian launch!

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