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Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 14:38 HKT/SGT

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Thailand Announces its Annual Sales and Forecast for Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 31, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) officially announces its sales result for CY 2016 and forecast for CY 2017 at the company's Annual Press Conference. TMT has stated that CY 2016 was one of the toughest years for the automotive industry in Thailand. Despite the Thai government's support to help stimulate economic growth, factors such as the decision to restructure excise taxes placed on new cars late last year had a negative impact on consumer's purchasing power.

CY2016 Toyota Sales Results in Thailand

CY 2017 Toyota Sales Forecast in Thailand

CY2016 Toyota Sales Results in Thailand

Market outlook for sales of the Thai automotive industry is positive, due to the end of the period of the first-car scheme, expectations of increase in government expenditure, as well as the introduction of a wide-range of new products by many automakers. Therefore, an overall sales level of 800,000 units, representing a 4.1% rise is expected.

CY 2017 Toyota Sales Forecast in Thailand

With Toyota celebrating 55 years of business operations in Thailand, TMT President Kyoichi Tanada affirmed that Toyota will strive to continue to drive happiness for the Thai society, by offering various new products to meet the need of our customers.

Additionally, we will continue to support sustainable social contribution activities in Thailand, as well as to increase the capacity and capability of research and development that is line with the needs of the global market. Toyota is also aiming to help raise the standards of Thailand's automotive industry in order to aid its growth and development in a sustainable manner.

About Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

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Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Automotive
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