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Jakarta Auto Show Report

21 August 2015

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.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


Perodua is beneficiary of Proton's decline

4 June 2015

Malaysian nation carmaker Proton has been in decline as protectionist trade measures in Malaysia have been eroded under regional trade agreements. However, Malaysia number two maker - Perodua - has fared relatively well recently. Tony Pugliese examines the picture.


Briefing: Beyond the BRICs: Indonesia

30 May 2014

In this month's management briefing we take a look at selected emerging markets "beyond the BRICs". In this instalment, we take a look at Indonesia, south-east Asia's sleeping giant.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Falken Tyre Europe

16 March 2011

Last week, Matthew Beecham talked with Satoru Ushida, marketing director of Falken Tyre Europe about their ambitious plans for Europe using a motorsport platform to promote their products. Since then, Satoru provided us with an update on the company’s tyre production since Japan’s most powerful earthquake hit the north-east coast.


Q&A with Microheat

9 April 2008

US-based supplier Microheat claims to have a winning product with its system (dubbed HotShot) that heats windshield-washer fluid and controls wipers to more effectively clean grease, dead insects and frost from the glass. Matthew Beecham talked to Gary Pilibosian, chief executive officer of Microheat, about the company’s HotShot technology, determining how it works, which OEMs are interested in it and its prospects for growth in the OE and aftermarket.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 12.3% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for May 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 199,924 units; YoY change - (-)7.8%; Daihatsu...


Daihatsu targets Brazil in partnership with Toyota

26 June 2017

Daihatsu Motors plans to launch small and compact cars in Brazil market as part of a broader strategy of expanding its collaboration with its parent company Toyota Motor in emerging markets worldwide.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.7% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for April 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 222,927 units; YoY change - 23.7%;...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.2% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors, for March 2017 as well as the fiscal year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. Production in...


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.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for February 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. February 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 249,938 units;...


Toyota appoints first local CEO in Asia

14 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announced this week it would appoint vice president-director Warih Andang Tjahjono to the position of president-director (CEO) of its local Indonesian subsidiary Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) in April.


Toyota announces another, trimmer, structure

1 March 2017

Toyota has announced a restructure that includes a reduced number of top executives.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.3% in January 2017

27 February 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for January 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. January 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 225,772 units;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota worldwide sales increase 0.2% in 2016

30 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for December 2016 and for CY2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. December 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.5% in November 2016

3 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for November 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 248,014 units; change - 3.5%;...


just-auto Plus only TMC/Daihatsu establish new internal company

15 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor (Daihatsu) intend to officially establish their internal company responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets (announced on 4 October 2016) on 1 January 2017. The new...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 1.1% in October 2016

29 November 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. October 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 234,509...


Toyota announces a Tank

9 November 2016

The names might seem comical to those outside Japan, but the new Tank and Roomy people carriers have been developed to keep Toyota at the top of a Japanese market where consumer tastes are changing.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new minivans in Japan

9 November 2016

Toyota today launched the new Roomy and Tank, both of which will be made available through Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Toyopet, as well as Netz dealers throughout Japan. Both the new Roomy and the new Tank are based on the "1LD-CAR" concept, which...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.9% in September 2016

28 October 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Company, and Hino Motors, for September 2016, and for April to September 2016. September 2016 Results Production in...


Toyota and Daihatsu to form emerging markets unit

4 October 2016

Toyota and its subsidiary Daihatsu are planning to form a new internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles sold in emerging markets. The new entity is the result of both companies having agreed on each company's role in strengthening their compact vehicle operations in emerging markets.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales increase 5.4% in July 2016

31 August 2016

Toyota Motor announced its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. July 2016 results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 264,523 units (-0.1%); Daihatsu -...


2016 JAKARTA SHOW: World premieres

12 August 2016

There were global debuts from Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Toyota at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.


Daihatsu unveils new small sedan for Malaysia

22 July 2016

Daihatsu is entering the small sedan market in Malaysia with a model developed jointly with Perodua.


Suzuki sees Daihatsu takeover as a threat

2 February 2016

Suzuki Motor's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president has said.


Toyota to take over Daihatsu completely

29 January 2016

Daihatsu Motor, currently owned 51.2% by Toyota Motor Corporation, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMC by way of a share exchange expected to be completed in August 2016, the pair announced on Friday (29 January).


Japanese sales fall by over 14% in December

14 January 2016

New vehicle sales in Japan fell by 14.5% to 369,460 units in December, from 431,919 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).


Japan sales slump again in September

23 October 2015

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).


Toyota launches new Avanza in Indonesia

18 August 2015

Toyota Motor's Indonesian distributor, Toyota Astra Motor, started selling the new version of its best-selling Avanza model this week, ahead of next week's Indonesian International Auto Show.


Daihatsu opens new technical centre

11 August 2015

Daihatsu Motor held an opening ceremony for the Daihatsu Group Kyushu Development Centre on 5 August, attended by governor Ogawa of Fukuoka Prefecture and Kurume City mayor Narahara.


Indonesia sales drop 18% in May

11 June 2015

New vehicle sales in Indonesia fell by 18% to 79,383 units in May, from 96,874 units a year earlier, according to industry association Gaikindo.


Perodua targets higher exports

22 May 2015

Malaysia's second national car company Perodua, which has Japan's Daihatsu Motor as its strategic partner, plans to begin exports of the Axia small car in the second half of 2015.


Indonesia vehicle market decline continues

18 May 2015

Indonesia's new vehicle market deteriorated significantly in April, with sales falling by 23.1% to 81,600 units from 106,124 units a year earlier, according to data released by industry association Gaikindo.

Daihatsu news

just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 12.3% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for May 201...


Daihatsu targets Brazil in partnership with Toyota

26 June 2017

Daihatsu Motors plans to launch small and compact cars in Brazil market as part of a broader stra...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.7% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for April 2...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.2% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including...


Toyota to announce Thai investment

25 April 2017

Toyota is expected to announce a major investment in its Thai passenger car business next month,...



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