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Thailand becoming production hub for heavy trucks

4 Mar 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand is fast becoming a major SE Asia production hub for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, with Scania the latest global manufacturer to set up a regional production and R&D centre in the country.


Incentives help establish Thai plug-in hybrid industry - ANALYSIS

29 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

The Thai government is expected to announce an overhaul of its Eco-Car programme in the coming weeks, as it looks to exploit growth opportunities in new segments of the automotive industry. It is looking, once again, to steal a march in its neighbours - this time by targeting regional opportunities for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.


Thailand’s Bangkok International Motor Show 2016

23 Mar 2016 | Staff reporter

The 37th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week at the "Impact" exhibition centre near the old Don Muaeng airport on the outskirts of Bangkok. Tony Pugliese reports for just-auto


ANALYSIS: Thailand looks to end first-time buyer overhang

6 Oct 2015 | Staff reporter

Thailand’s military government is desperate to draw a line under the first-time car buyer programme, a populist scheme which ran between October 2011 and December 2012 and which still has a significant indirect influence on the local vehicle market, writes Tony Pugliese


ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

6 Jul 2015 | Staff reporter

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.


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Thai sales fall 15% in August

18 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand's new vehicle market declined by close to 15% to 68,883 units in August 2020 from 80,838 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Nissan cuts three models from Thai production range

9 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Nissan Motor has ceased production of three key passenger vehicle models in Thailand, according to local reports citing a letter sent to dealers by the Japanese automaker's local subsidiary which has been posted on a number of local websites.


Thailand mulls incentives to lift car sales

1 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Thai government is considering offering vehicle trade-in vouchers to help stimulate the country’s new car market, according to local reports.


Thailand’s Energy Absolute launches EV battery recycling study

26 Aug 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand’s Energy Absolute (EA), founded by Thai energy billionaire Somphote Ahunai, has launched a study into electric vehicle lithium-ion battery recycling ahead of plans to begin production in the country next year.


Thailand vehicle sales fall 27% in July

21 Aug 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand’s new vehicle market declined by almost 27% to 59,335 units in July 2020 from strong year-earlier sales of 81,044 units, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Thai sales fall 33% in June

24 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand’s new vehicle market fell by close to 33% to 58,013 units in June 2020 from strong year earlier sales of 86,048 units, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Automakers hoping for H2 recovery at Bangkok motor show

16 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

The 41st Bangkok International Motor Show got under way this week at the Impact Muang Thong Thani exhibition centre in Thailand's capital city, with local vehicle manufacturers looking to put behind them a dismal first half of the year.


Toyota debuts new Corolla Cross in Thailand

9 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Toyota Motor launched the new Corolla Cross compact SUV in Thailand on Thursday (9 July) in what was the global debut for the model. It has also been confirmed for sale in Australia from late 2022.


Thai sales fall 42% in May

19 Jun 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Thai new vehicle market fell by over 42% to 40,418 units in May 2020 from strong year earlier sales of 88,097 units, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Mazda channels Isuzu D-Max for new BT-50 pick-up

17 Jun 2020 | Glenn Brooks

The second generation BT-50 has been announced. While the front end is unique, much else is shared with the model upon which it is based, Isuzu manufacturing both its own D-Max and the new Mazda pick-up in the same Thai factory.



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