Thai new-vehicle sales surged 80.9% to a record 1,436,335 units in 2012 with the ebbing of the effects of the huge national floods and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster the prior year. Toyota Thailand, which collates national sales data for the industry, says commercial-vehicle deliveries soared 76.2% to 763,875 units, while new-car demand jumped 86.6% to 672,460. The new-car sales surpassed the once-dominant 1-ton pickup segment, where volume rose 82.2% to 666,106 ...

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