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VFACTS: Thai vehicles outsell Japanese in July

Thai takeaway: Thai-built vehicles such as Toyota’s HiLux are putting Thailand at the forefront of Australia new-vehicle sales.

‘Made in Japan’ losing its lead in Australia where Thai vehicles boom

3 Aug 2016

- Vehicles made in Thailand outsold Japanese-sourced vehicles for the first time in Australia last month, thanks mainly to booming sales of one-tonne utes and related SUVs, that are overwhelmingly imported from the “Detroit of southeast Asia”.

- While year-on-year sales of new vehicles originating from Thailand jumped 25.8 per cent to 23,803 in July, Japanese vehicle sales slipped 11.2 per cent, to 23,359, according to official VFACTS figures.

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