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Ford expects to hit six-year sales high

Mr Narong says the company expects to gain from improved car market sentiment in the first half.

Ford Thailand, a local arm of US carmaker Ford Motor Co, expects to reach the highest sales in six years in 2017, thanks to aggressive performance over the first half.

During the first half of this year, Ford posted total sales of 25,513 vehicles, representing a rise of 41.5% from the same period last year, while market share rose by another 0.9 percentage points from end of 2016 to 6.2% as of June this year.

Sales volumes were dominated by Ford Ranger pickup truck, which rose by 51% to 20,230 units, ranked as the third-biggest in the pickup truck segment in Thailand after Isuzu and Toyota.

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