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Jakarta Auto Show Report

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

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...

ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 2015

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Glenn Brooks | 19 May 2015

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a body-on-frame SUV specialist are over, and multiple additional cars and crossovers are in the product pipeline.

ANALYSIS: Suzuki's new brand flagship - Vitara

Dave Leggett | 26 Feb 2015

As a car brand, Suzuki is not one of the big beasts of the auto industry. It's something of a niche player but is now planning to cement its position in key niches, says Dave Leggett.

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Glenn Brooks | 17 Feb 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

Glenn Brooks | 2 Apr 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.

INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

Simon Warburton | 26 Mar 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

Latest News

Maruti investor views vary over Suzuki Gujarat

Graeme Roberts | 25 Nov 2015

Proxy advisory firm Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES) has termed the proposed contract manufacturing deal between Maruti Suzuki and parent Suzuki Motor as favourable to the minority shareholder of the Indian carmaker in contrast to Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) which recommended its clients to vote against the proposal, under which a wholly owned unit of the Japanese automaker would produce cars and supply to Maruti.

Akebono Brakes makes personnel changes

Simon Warburton | 17 Nov 2015

Akebono Brake Industry has made the following personnel changes, which took effect on 1 and 4 November.

Suzuki China to launch Vitara

Graeme Roberts | 2 Nov 2015

Suzuki plans to launch the latest Vitara in China on 30 November.

Japan sales slump again in September

Tony Pugliese | 23 Oct 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).

Maruti Suzuki increases temporary worker pay

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

Maruti Suzuki has raised the monthly wages of temporary workers at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants, including Suzuki Powertrain, by an average of 10%.

Maruti board approves Suzuki Gujarat deal

Graeme Roberts | 5 Oct 2015

The board of directors of Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has approved a contract manufacturing agreement between MSIL and parent firm Suzuki Motor's (SMC) subsidiary Suzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG), for a new plant in Gujarat.

Maruti temporary workers demand 'permanent' wage

Graeme Roberts | 28 Sep 2015

Around 300 temporary workers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant protested at the weekend, demanding wage hikes similar to those given to permanent workers. Following the protests, the plant was closed for part of yesterday (27 September).

Maruti Suzuki plans Gujarat road show

Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 2015

Maruti Suzuki plans to launch an investor road show in October to explain its decision to let parent firm Suzuki Motor own the plant being built in Gujarat.

Maruti Suzuki's sales increase in August

Graeme Roberts | 15 Sep 2015

Maruti Suzuki India sold 117,864 vehicles in August, growth of 6.4%. This included 106,781 units in India and 11,083 exports.

2015 CHENGDU SHOW: World premieres

Glenn Brooks | 7 Sep 2015

The media preview of CDMS 2015, the 18th Chengdu motor show, took place on 3 September. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.

Suzuki-VW dispute over

Dave Leggett | 1 Sep 2015

A long running legal dispute between Suzuki and Volkswagen that followed an acrimonious break-up between the two former partners appears to be over, with VW being ordered to dispose of its 19.89% shareholding in Suzuki.

Suzuki plans first full hybrid

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

Suzuki Motor has announced it would launch its first full hybrid vehicle as early as next December.

Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.

Suzuki Alto 'most dependable city car'

Dave Leggett | 11 Aug 2015

Suzuki says that JD Power has named the Suzuki Alto 'the most dependable city car' in the 2015 UK Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).

Maruti Suzuki sets monthly target for S-Cross

Graeme Roberts | 7 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki aims to sell 4,000-5,000 units of its S-Cross per month in India but there are no export plans.

Maruti claims to be first in premium crossovers

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki India is billing its new S-Cross as India's first premium crossover.

Maruti Suzuki sales rise in July

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki boosted July sales 20.1% year on year to 121,712 units.

Suzuki Motor starts Ertiga production

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

Suzuki (Myanmar) Motor (SMMC) has started production of the three row, seven seat Ertiga MPV.

Maruti Suzuki books healthy Q1 profit

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Maruti Suzuki boosted fiscal first quarter vehicle unit sales 13.8% year on year to 341,329 cars.

European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.

India automaker supply deals announced

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Maruti Suzuki India has contracted Magneti Marelli Talbros Chassis Systems (MMT) to supply control arms for the company's soon to be launched S-Cross.

Suzuki targets sharp rise in Thai exports

Tony Pugliese | 10 Jul 2015

Suzuki Motor expects to export 40,000 eco-cars from Thailand this year, a 285% increase on last year’s 10,380 units.

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