Thai new-vehicle sales fell 3.0% to 682,500 units in 2006 amid growing political and economic instability. The new-car segment edged up 2.0% to 191,885 units. Commercial-vehicle sales slid 4.8% to 490,615 and, within it, the 1-ton pickup truck segment declined 4.2% to 449,796. Despite the overall drop, Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd. boosted sales to 289,108 units to capture 52.4% of the market, with increases in both the passenger- and commercial-vehicle segments. Toyota sold a total ...

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