Thailand is drawing new attention from global auto makers this week, as three manufacturers announced investment plans totaling nearly $714 million that will result in two new assembly plants by 2010. Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. say they will build a $500 million assembly joint venture plant in Thailand to produce B-segment passenger cars beginning in 2009, while Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co. Ltd. confirms it will pull the trigger on its long-anticipated eco-car project, which ...

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