Ford-Mazda start to make cars in Thailand BANGKOK — Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to start manufacturing cars at their Thailand plant, which now makes only pickup trucks. The US$500 million plant, which opened a year ago in Rayong, most likely will produce the Ford Laser and Mazda 323, which are similar, Ford officials say. The Ford-Mazda joint venture, named AutoAlli-ance Thailand, plans to invest as much as US$82 million in the new plant, reports say. Pickup operations run at ...

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