Thai new-vehicle sales plunged 29.3% to 32,085 units in January from 45,431 year-ago, representing the largest decline since the Asia/Pacific region’s 1997 financial crisis. Deliveries of 1-ton pickup trucks dropped 38.8% to 16,061 units, from 26,260 in like-2008, says Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., which compiles data for the industry. The new-car segment slipped 10.0% to 13,527 units. Market-leader Toyota posted a 23.7% decrease in total sales to 13,433 units, while Isuzu Motors ...

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