• JAPAN: Honda sets China production record in July

    JAPAN: Honda sets China production record in July

    Honda Motor automobile production in Japan in July 2015 fell year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month but output in regions outside Japan rose for the fifth consecutive month, setting a record for the month. China output was also a record.

  • BRAZIL: Parts makers see rise in aftermarket sales, job cuts

    BRAZIL: Parts makers see rise in aftermarket sales, job cuts

    Brazil's auto parts industry has been more deeply affected by the current new vehicle sales downturn because it is a less resilient sector. But some relief has come from a slight improvement in aftermarket sales. After all, if Brazilians are shopp...

  • US: Kelley Blue Book calls August sales off 4%

    US: Kelley Blue Book calls August sales off 4%

    New vehicle sales are expected to decline 4% year on year to 1.52m units in August 2015, resulting in an estimated 17.2m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book.

  • JAKARTA SHOW REPORT: Indonesia Motor Show focuses on MPVs

    JAKARTA SHOW REPORT: Indonesia Motor Show focuses on MPVs

    The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

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    FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST

    World premieres confirmed for the IAA

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Honda sets China production record in July

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Honda Motor automobile production in Japan in July 2015 fell year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month but output in regions outside Japan rose for the fifth consecutive month, setting a record for the month. This included record July production in North America, the US, Asia and an all-time record in China.

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