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Tony Pugliese


Tony PuglieseBiography

Tony Pugliese is Director of Research at www.AsiaMotorBusiness.com.
He has 20 years experience in automotive research and consulting - over half of which based in Asia.

He joined the World Automotive Industry News Service at London-based PRS Consulting International Ltd in 1990. After five years working as an automotive industry researcher/analyst, he joined The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 1995 as Deputy Editor of the Automotive Division covering global markets.

Emerging markets have been a key area of focus, particularly Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East, as well as component sector research. While at the EIU, he authored a number of best-selling global and emerging market reports.

In Asia, Tony Pugliese has worked with a number of large and medium-sized automotive consultancy firms on a broad range of automotive research assignments. These have included DRI-Global Insight, Knibb Gormezano & Partners, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), ARA-JD Power and Automotive World. He also writes regularly for a number of automotive industry publishers.

Columns by Tony Pugliese


Our Man In ASEAN

Our Man In ASEAN

Jakarta-based Tony Pugliese's regular updates, news and analysis from the ASEAN countries of south-east Asia

Articles by Tony Pugliese


Honda targets strong growth in Malaysia

20 February 2017

Honda Malaysia plans to introduce four new models this year to help lift domestic sales to over 100,000 units, according to CEO Katsuto Hayashi.


Great Wall to launch premium brand SUVs

16 February 2017

China’s leading SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, plans to launch a new high-end SUV brand later this year to help drive sales of premium models.


Different reporting groups, different results for JanuaryChina vehicle sales now 'flat' in January as reports contradict

15 February 2017

Total vehicle sales in China rose by 0.2% to 2.52m units in January, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) this week.


Japanese vehicle sales rise 4.9% in January

14 February 2017

The Japanese vehicle market is continuing to perk up, helped by a growing economy.


Vietnam vehicle market falls 10% in January

14 February 2017

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 10.5% to 19,613 units in January, from 21,905 units a year earlier, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


DRB-Hicom and the Malaysian Government have lost their appetite for loss-making Proton, but another OEM may see business synergies.Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 February 2017

Shares in Proton Holding’s main shareholder, DRB-Hicom Bhd, rose to a three-month high last week as speculation mounted that China’s Geely Automobile Holdings is the front-runner to take control of Malaysia's first national car company.


This was the first monthly decline for almost a year in ChinaChina passenger vehicle sales drop 10% in January

13 February 2017

Sales of passenger vehicles in China fell by 9.8% year on year to 2.12m units in January, according to the China Passenger Car Association.


Philippine sales rise 28% in January

13 February 2017

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to grow strongly in January, by 27.8% to 30,425 units compared with 23,808 units in the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Donfeng-Nissan spin off Venucia brand

9 February 2017

China’s Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor have spun off their jointly developed Venucia brand into a stand-alone company.


South Korea import sales rise 3% in January

8 February 2017

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea increased by 2.7% to 16,674 units in January, from 16,234 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.




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