Thai new-vehicle sales eased just 0.1% last year to 625,270 units, from 631,251 in like-2007, reports Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., which compiles statistics for the industry. The result was well short of the 650,000 deliveries earlier forecast by the Federation of Thai Industries’ automotive industry club. A 17.6% decline in 1-ton pickup-truck sales to 314,060 units nearly was offset by a 33.2% jump in passenger-car deliveries to 226,805. Despite a 7.0% drop in new-vehicle sales ...

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