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Southeast Asian auto sales sink 40% for largest drop in a decade

Coronavirus keeps customers away in March, with April looking worse

A Toyota Motor dealership in Bangkok stands quiet as the coronavirus keeps customers away. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 

BANGKOK -- New-vehicle sales in Southeast Asia plummeted 40% on the year in March, the biggest monthly drop-off in the past decade, data compiled by Nikkei finds.

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