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Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia

8 Jun 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Nissan Motor expects its global alliance with Mitsubishi Motors will yield some early synergies in South-east Asia, a region in which it has...


ANALYSIS - Kia Niro Hybrid and future derivatives

5 Jun 2017 | Glenn Brooks

For its first attempt at a bespoke hybrid car, Kia came up with a crossover. Even if sales are nowhere near the level of the Prius, the Niro...


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 10% in Q1

3 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 10.5% to 823,565 units in the first quarter of 2017, from 745,242 un...


ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 3

28 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features examining current and future Nissan brand models took an in-depth look at passenger cars. The second examined cr...


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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.

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Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue to support the company following a bankruptcy that could come as early as Monday (26 June).


Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.


Honda India to export diesel engines

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India will for the first time export the fully assembled 1.6-litre diesel engine from its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Exports start from July.


WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor said it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network.


Thai sales flat in May

21 Jun 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand’s new vehicle market was little changed in May, with sales rising by 0.6% to 66,422 units from 66,019 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


Chinese software snafu leads to Aston recall

21 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Aston Martin Lagonda is ordering a global recall of 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a routine transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power, its CEO told Reuters.


Daimler starts construction of Russian plant

20 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has started construction of a EUR250m fully flexible passenger car assembly plant in Russia where it has so far concentrated on commercial vehicle production (partnerships with GAZ and YaMZ).


IAC opens India engineering centre

20 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

IAC has opened an engineering centre in Pune, India as well as holding the groundbreaking ceremony for a manufacturing site within General Motors' new supplier park in Arlington, Texas.



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