Thai new-vehicle buyers ignored the political unrest and deadly military action that ended street protests in Bangkok, as May sales surged 53.4% to 62,205 units from prior-year’s 40,539. Figures from Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., which collates sales data for the Thai industry, show the result was up 8.9% from April. New-car sales led the growth, soaring 60.1% to 27,808 units, from 17,361 year-ago. Thailand’s important 1-ton pickup-truck segment jumped 44.1% to 29,119 units, lifting ...

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