Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd. predicts industry sales of 1-ton pickups will fall 5% in 2008 to 385,000 units, marking the first drop in 10 years, as rising diesel prices drive buyers towards gasoline-powered cars and away from trucks. Toyota, which collates Thai sales for the industry, earlier reported first-half pickup sales slipped 1% to 181,888 units. Deliveries totaled 405,865 units last year, and Toyota had been predicting they would rise 5% this year to 428,000. Toyota Thailand ...
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