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Virus takes toll on vehicle sales

March 18, 2020
Supply chain disruptions will contribute to 3.1% drop in unit sales in Asia this year, predicts Fitch Solutions

Mercedes-Benz preps BEV for next year

Febuary 24, 2020
Mercedes-Benz Thailand plans to begin local production of the first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the EQC, in 2021 after the car maker agreed with the Board of Investment (BoI) to import the first batch to be sold here this year.

Car export tally lowest in 93 months

Febuary 21, 2020
The country's car exports in January recorded the lowest volume in 93 months, totalling 65,295 cars, a sharp drop of 20% year-on-year as overall economic sentiment at import destinations remained downbeat from the US-China trade war.

Triumph invest in UK R&D as volume production moves to Thailand

Febuary 21, 2020
For the first time in the history of Triumph Motorcycles, all volume production models will be built outside of the UK, as the firm confirms its intent to move the last two UK produced models to its Thailand factories.

Chevrolet closure puts workers in limbo

Febuary 18, 2020
More than 300,000 Chevrolet cars in Thailand risk losing maintenance services after the US car maker General Motors (GM) announced a halt in sales of the Chevrolet brand locally by 2020.

FTI has modest view for 2020 output

January 23, 2020
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has a conservative outlook for car production in 2020, staying at 2 million units because of many global economic difficulties.
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