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Laos 9 months 2015: Toyota Hilux and local Daehan trucks dominate

Almost one in every three vehicles sold in Laos so far in 2015 is a Toyota Hilux.

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Second ever appearance with official sales figures of Laos on BSCB. This year shows a completely different picture than the last time we updated this country, so much so that I would invite you to ignore the 2014 Report as it was incomplete. Over the first 9 months of 2015, 41.095 new vehicles found a buyer in Laos, with Toyota more dominant than ever at 42% market share. We have a surprise in second place…

Daehan Super-1

A Hyundai/Kia dealership called Kolao Holdings, the biggest non state company in Laos according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, founded by a Korean and listed on Korea’s main stock market but registered as a Lao company has started assembling 1 tonne CKD pickup trucks under their own brand: Daehan. Their first model, the Super-1 pickup, launched in September 2013 and the D-100, D-150, D-200 and D-T1 have followed since with great success: Daehan is the 2nd best-selling brand in Laos this year with over 10% market share!

Dongfeng is the most popular Chinese carmaker in Laos this year.

Daehan even places three nameplates inside the 2015 year-to-date Top 6: below the Toyota Hilux and Hiace sovereign at 28.8% and 10% market share respectively, the Daehan D-100 ranks 3rd, the Super-1 is 4th and the D-T1 is 6th. You can find more info on Kolao Holdings from  and you can .

Hyundai, Chevrolet and Ford round up the brands Top 5 just above Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng which manages to place its pickup at #5 overall in the Lao models ranking so far in 2015. Chery, JAC and BYD are the other Chinese carmakers to make it to the Lao Top 15.

Full 9 months 2015 Top 15 brands and Top 20 models below.

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