With the coup leaders solidly in control, new-vehicle sales in Thailand plunged 37.7% year-on-year in May to 69,681 units as consumers held onto their money, waiting to see how political events played out. Toyota Thailand, which collates statistics for the Thai industry, says new-car deliveries fell 44.4% to 29,330 units, while commercial deliveries dropped 33.6% to 40,351, including the important 1-ton pickup segment off 33.6% to 32,963. After five months, the Thai market was down 42.2% to ...

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