According to sales data by Headlightmag, the Vios-based hatchback sold 2,139 units in June 2020, making its total cumulative figure to 10,679 sold in 2020 so far. That makes up 31.1% of the hatchback market, easily dominating the rest of the competition.
Following the Toyota Yaris are the Honda Jazz and Suzuki Swift which are placed at number 2 and number 3 overall respectively. However, sales of the Swift are a little higher than the Honda Jazz in June - 913 compared to 901.
The reason for the Yaris’ dominance is possibly the introduction of a new variant, the jacked-up Yaris Cross, which shares the same 1.2-litre 3NR-FE (92 PS/109 Nm) as the Thai-spec Yaris. The Yaris sold in Thailand falls under the Thai Eco Car category, which is why it has a smaller engine. The Malaysian Yaris (no Cross variant here) is powered by a 1.5-litre 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm.
Meanwhile, Suzuki introduced a GL Sports Edition variant for the Swift which helped Suzuki to overtake Honda in June sales by just a little.
Speaking of Honda, the City Hatchback will potentially replace the aging Jazz in some ASEAN and Latin American markets including Thailand, Brazil, and Malaysia. No doubt that will create quite a commotion in the hatchback segment when it gets introduced.