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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


Suzuki launches new generation Swift

19 January 2017

Suzuki Motor launched a fully-remodeled Swift sub-compact car in Japan earlier this month, featuring a new platform which allows for weight savings of up to 120kg on the previous model.


The longest-established foreign premium brand in China, Audi has done well with its FAW joint venture. Dealers are understandably nervous of an additional JV with SAIC which has a VW brand JV alreadyAudi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


First Chinese SUV launched in South Korea

18 January 2017

The first Chinese passenger vehicle was launched in South Korea this week, the Kenbo 600 SUV imported and distributed by China-Korea Motor Company.


Honda to re-launch Civic in Japan

17 January 2017

Honda Motor plans to re-launch the Civic passenger car in Japan later this year after an absence of seven years, according to local reports.


China to build world’s largest autonomous vehicle lab

17 January 2017

China plans to build the world’s largest autonomous driving test zone from this year in the south-eastern city of Zhangzhou in Fujian province.


China vehicle market exceeded 28m units in 2016

13 January 2017

New vehicle sales in China expanded by 13.7% to 28.03m units last year, up from 24.6m in 2015, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Hyundai recalls Tucson in China, South Korea

13 January 2017

Hyundai Motor is to recall 184,000 Tucson SUVs in South Korea and China from next month due to problems with the suspension system.


Brands strong in SUVs, like Great Wall's Haval, did well in China in 2016China passenger vehicle sales rise 16% in 2016

11 January 2017

Sales of passenger vehicles in China, including passenger cars, SUVs and MPVs, rose by 15.9% to 23.9 million units in 2016 - according to the China Passenger Car Association.


Japanese sales continue to grow in December

11 January 2017

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to grow in December, by 7.6% to 397,536 units from weak year earlier sales of 369,459 units, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Vietnam market expands by 30% in 2016

11 January 2017

New vehicle sales in Vietnam increased by 18.5% to 28,164 units in December, from 23,775 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).




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