Thailand’s new-vehicle sales slid 10.2% in May, primarily due to the Japanese parts-supply disruption, for the first year-on-year drop in 21 months to 55,851 units. Toyota Thailand, which collates sales for the local industry, says the decline was caused by lower production at several Japanese auto plants after the home country’s earthquake and tsunami in March damaged many parts and component makers. Thai new-car sales tumbled 15.2% in May to 23,576 units. Commercial-vehicle ...

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