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AUTOMOBILES Mazda to launch SUV in October
15 May 2013 : The Mazda CX-5 will likely become the most fuel-economical sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in its class when it hits Thai showrooms in late October.
AUTOMOBILES Car export value target to be revised
13 May 2013 : The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) will this month review its full-year automotive export value target amid mounting pressure on car makers from the strong baht.
07 May 2013 : It is hard to imagine, but Cambodia makes its own cars. A country known for its low-skilled workforce, Cambodia exceeded expectations with its release in January of the Angkor Car, a mini-electric vehicle able to get up to 300 kilometres per charge.
07 May 2013 : Auto parts maker Continental Automotive plans to shift its focus to the domestic market this year to stave off foreign exchange risk and cater to growing car production in Thailand.
03 May 2013 : Sales of premium cars are expected to remain brisk this year with 17,000 vehicles sold, up from 13,000 in 2012.
02 May 2013 : Mercedes-Benz's quest to capture the younger generation of car buyers continues with the CLA-class which will be launched today at CentralWorld in Ratchaprasong.
02 May 2013 : Auto lenders are taking prudent steps after a sharp fall in used-car prices that accompanied the state's first-time car buyer scheme.
02 May 2013 : The Japanese car maker Nissan expects to launch its first test course outside Japan at its planned second production plant on Bang Na-Trat Road in Samut Prakan by mid-year.
26 Apr 2013 : After more than a year of hard times for the used-car market due to the first-time car buyer scheme, the situation has only slightly improved as dealers struggle through a price-cutting war.
25 Apr 2013 : VIENTIANE : Higher labour costs and a labour shortage in Thailand have prompted Japanese auto parts maker Asahi Tec Corporation (ATC) to build its new overseas factory in Laos.
23 Apr 2013 : AP Honda, the local distributor of Japanese motorcycles, expects overall domestic demand to reach 2.15-2.2 million units this year, increasing from 2.13 million last year.
19 Apr 2013 : Lamborghini has revealed another limited-run model to celebrate its 50th anniversary.