Car production in Thailand

Car production in Thailand

Automotive industry Thailand is the largest in Southeast Asia. Thai automotive industry has an annual capacity of about 1.5 million vehicles (many manufactures of commercial vehicles). Most cars produced in Thailand are being developed under license from foreign manufacturers, mainly Japanese and Korean, but also with the presence of several other countries. Thailand is one of the largest markets in the world for pickups. With a market share of more than fifty percent! The first car was imported by the Royal family in Thailand in 1900. Since then, Thailand has proceeded to gradually razvitiu the automotive industry.
Almost all major car manufacturers in the world have production facilities in Thailand. Almost all major car manufacturers in the world have production facilities in Thailand. Spare parts are another dynamic sector of the Thai automotive industry. Even during the global economic crisis, the automobile market in the Asia-Pacific region increased.
Thailand is inexpensive and simple cars are definitely more in demand as in other countries. It is especially necessary to highlight the popularity of pickup trucks, which accounted for more than half of the market. These figures make Thailand the second largest after USA in the world market, consuming cars of this type. Big demand for multipurpose vehicles. Trucks light and medium gravity, like minivans, are the main mode of transport in Thailand. Of course, the popularity of cars is growing steadily. It should be noted that many manufacturers (Ford, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi) chose Thailand location of its global manufacturing bases for pickup trucks, often here exporting cars to Europe, Japan and other parts of the world. Just plain trucks are exported to North America, which is associated with preference in this region of larger trucks.
Thais generally do not go on foot. Every Thai has a car, and your car Thais get in installments. Second, at preferential rates (1-1,5%), and pickups, then they are considered transport contributing to the development of Commerce. Frank pimped in Thailand a little, live in shacks but drive their brand new Toyotas, the Hondas, Mazda, Nissan... And not just any kind, a good half of the car "business class". Eurobrand then for some reason not held in high esteem. On European cars the benefits are there and they are much more expensive.
Traffic in Thailand is left-hand drive vehicles, therefore the entire auto industry — a right-handed, or rather right-hand: of course, 90% of cars — Japanese, and 65-75% of them are Toyota, well below the prevalence of go Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki, Nissan, Subaru. "Europeans" in Thailand are few, relative to "Japanese", and the most popular are BMW, Mercedes, Audi rarely, even less "French". I would like to mention that most all of the cars on the road can be seen in almost the maximum configuration. Most cars go well groomed, clean and almost all have tinted glass, with transmittance more than 10-15% + tinted windshield (10%).
Good luck to you and good luck on the road!