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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


GAC begins construction of new China plant

28 April 2017

Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) said this week it had started construction of a new vehicle factory in an industrial park in Panyu district, in the southern city of Guangzhou.


Thai sales jump 17% in March

26 April 2017

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in March, with sales rising by 16.7% to 84,801 units from weak year earlier sales of 72,646 units, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


Toyota to announce Thai investment

25 April 2017

Toyota is expected to announce a major investment in its Thai passenger car business next month, according to local reports citing the country’s deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.


China’s Liebao Automobile mulls plant in SE Asia

25 April 2017

China’s Hunan Liebao Automobile Company plans to invest in a new vehicle assembly facility in south-east Asia as part of a broader plan to expand its operations overseas.


Volt will be sold in China, the brand's biggest market, as a BuickGM steps up China electric/hybrid launch plan

24 April 2017

General Motors plans to launch at least 10 electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle models in China by 2020, company officials told reporters at the Shanghai motor show.


Go Auto and Great Wall to build plant in Malaysia

24 April 2017

Malaysia’s Go Auto Group plans to spend MYR2bn (US$455m) on a plant in Gurun in Malaysia’s Kedah state by 2021 with its Chinese partner Great Wall Motors.


Malaysia sales continue to rebound in March

20 April 2017

Malaysia's new vehicle market continued to rebound in March, with total industry volumes rising by over 10% to 53,717 units compared with depressed year earlier sales of 48,800 units, based on data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Kia will be able to make use of supply chain and port facilities already in place for parent Hyundai's large Indian operationsKia to build 300k plant in India

19 April 2017

Kia Motors is close to announcing a major investment in a new vehicle assembly plant in the southern Indian state of Andra Pradesh, according to reports in India and South Korea quoting government and company sources.


Toneluck Electro-Mechanics to build parts plant in Mexico

18 April 2017

Chinese automotive parts manufacturer Huizhou Toneluck Electro-Mechanics has announced plans to set up a plant in Mexico to help expand its sales in North America.


Suzuki JV to produce lithium-ion batteries in India

18 April 2017

Suzuki Motor has agreed to establish a joint venture with Toshiba and Denso to produce lithium-ion batteries in India.




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