Japan's Honda Motor expects its sales in Thailand in 2013 will be on par with this year, although overall industry sales will likely cool down as the government's first-time car buyer scheme ends.
Pitak Pruittisarikorn, an executive vice-president of Honda Automobile (Thailand), said sales are expected to be similar to this year at about 170,000 cars. The company sold 83,952 last year.
Meanwhile, total industry sales next year are expected to be 1.2 million vehicles, down from a projected 1.4 million, due to the expiration of the car scheme next Monday.
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