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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...


ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 2

27 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 now examin...


ANALYSIS - Diesel & hybrid to come for Honda Civic

24 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The 2SV series Civic currently being rolled out across European markets is a crucial car for Honda Motor Europe. The division saw its region...


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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.


Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 Dec 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

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Thai sales rise 15% in April

23 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in April with sales rising by 15.1% to 63,267 units from 54,986 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


FOMM to build EV plant in Thailand

23 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Japanese electric vehicle developer FOMM Corporation plans to assemble electric vehicles in Thailand from next year.


Lexus starts on hand crafted Europe export LC

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The first of Toyota's new Lexus LC luxury coupes for UK and Europe export went into production today (22 May) on an exclusive new assembly line in Japan.


Denso to expand with new Japan plant

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Denso Corporation said it would build an additional plant at its Fukushima prefecture location in Tamura city to diversity its manufacturing lineup to include powertrain components, which, it said, "will enhance the competitiveness of the group's production system [in] Japan".


Toyoda Gosei and Daicel agree cooperation

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyoda Gosei and Daicel Corporation (Osaka, Japan) have agreed to cooperate further over future business and enter into a capital tie-up.


Toyoda Gosei building new airbag plant in India

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyoda Gosei is building a new plant in India to meet growing automobile production in India and the expected increase in demand for airbags as stricter safety regulations are adopted.


Toyota hails Japan hydrogen stations agreement

19 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has announced that eleven companies in Japan have agreed to collaborate on the 'large-scale' construction of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) across the country.


Hyundai plans two more plants in China

19 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai is reportedly planning to add two vehicle manufacturing plants in China to lift its annual capacity there to around 1.8m vehicles.


Kobe Steel opens new aluminium plant in China

19 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Kobe Steel's JV, Kobelco Automotive Aluminium Rolled Products (China), has opened a new factory in Tianjin, China. The company, established in 2014, produces and sells automotive aluminium panel material.


Indonesia sales rise 6% in April

19 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 5.7% to 89,588 in April, from 84,770 units a year earlier, according to data released by industry association Gaikindo.



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