Our Man In ASEAN
By: Tony Pugliese
Jakarta-based Tony Pugliese's regular updates, news and analysis from the ASEAN countries of south-east Asia
3 December 2013
The Thai government launched “phase two” of its “eco-car” programme in October 2013, after it received final approval from its Board of Investment (BOI) in August. Tony Pugliese reviews Thailand's incentives and the resultant boost to the country's automotive sector.
22 October 2013
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region of south-east Asia declined in the third quarter according to exclusive analysis produced for just-auto. A sharp drop in sales in Thailand was mainly responsible for the Q3 reversal. Nevertheless, sales for the first nine months remain ahead of last year.
28 August 2013
Indonesia's government announced broad plans for a small-car incentive programme in 2010. Progress has been slow, but a number of manufacturers are now participating in the Indonesian scheme. Tony Pugliese reviews progress to date.
26 July 2013
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six main markets grew by just 4.9% to 888,240 units in the second quarter of 2013, from 847,105 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from various industry sources.
27 March 2013
The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show got under way with a press preview on 26 March against a backdrop of record domestic sales in the country - driven by a domestic economy rebounding strongly from the devastating floods at the end of 2011.
13 February 2013
Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) plans to invest THB1bn (USD33.6m) to increase production capacity of its Mirage small car to 200,000 units this year in response to strong domestic and overseas demand.
28 January 2013
In this month's management briefing we review the latest developments and prospects for demand in the world's major vehicle markets. This instalment takes a look at the ASEAN markets of south-east Asia.
25 October 2012
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by over 27% to 918,216 units in the third quarter of 2012, from 721,543 units in the same period of last year, writes Tony Pugliese.
26 July 2012
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by over 40% to 834,421 units in the second quarter of 2012, from 590,529 units a year earlier, with the top two markets accounting for most of the growth.
26 April 2012
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by 5% to 733,090 units in the first quarter of 2012, due primarily to strong growth in the region’s two main markets – Thailand and Indonesia.
24 January 2012
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets fell by 15.4% to 584,790 units in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 691,517 units a year earlier, writes Tony Pugliese.
9 January 2012
Ford Motor has confirmed it is looking to build an assembly plant in Indonesia “in the near future”, as the market continues to show strong growth potential.
9 January 2012
Malaysia’s Proton Holdings has confirmed it is in alliance talks yet again with General Motors, although it stressed that these are still at a preliminary stage.
24 November 2011
In this month's management briefing Tony Pugliese takes a close look at the growing automotive markets and industry in the ASEAN area of southeast Asia. Part 2 looks at trends in vehicle manufacturing, focusing on OEM developments in Thailand and Indonesia.
15 November 2011
In this month's management briefing Tony Pugliese takes a close look at the growing automotive markets and industry in the ASEAN area of southeast Asia. Part 1 examines the region's national vehicle markets.
26 October 2011
New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by 13.4% to 707,798 units in the third quarter of 2011, from 624,073 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by Tony Pugliese.
13 October 2011
New vehicle sales in the Philippines were flat in September at 12,555 units, compared with around 12,600 units sold a year earlier, according to data released by Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (Campi).
12 October 2011
Luxembourg-based investment firm Genii Capital is looking to acquire a stake in UK sportscar and engineering firm Group Lotus, according to reports in the UK press quoting high-level sources within the company.
20 September 2011
New vehicle sales in Thailand jumped by over 20% to 79,043 units in August, from 65,724 units sold a year earlier, according to data gathered by Toyota Motor Thailand.
19 September 2011
New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by over 13% to 73,279 units in August, from 64,762 units a year earlier, according to data released by industry association Gaikindo.