Thailand’s growing economy, with its increasing purchasing power, drove first-quarter new-vehicle sales up 43.1% to a record 238,619 units, helped by a 47.5% rise in March to 93,008. New car deliveries last month surged 80.3% to a record 41,692 units, while commercial-vehicles saw a 28.5% gain to 51,316, says Toyota Thailand, which collates national statistics for the Thai auto industry. Toyota Thailand Executive Vice President Wutthikorn Suriyachantananon says new-vehicle sales have ...

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