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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...


Automotive market is 'polarising' - Anand Mahindra

3 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

The world's automotive market is drifting towards two separate poles according to Anand Mahindra, the chairman and managing director of Mahi...


ANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

15 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of wh...


ANALYSIS - Volvo-Geely's Lynk & Co future models

9 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, owner of Volvo Car Corporation, is also the parent firm of Geely Auto. The future vehicles to be rolle...


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INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li

24 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch

20 Mar 2014 | Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

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Brazilian auto parts makers search for finance

26 May 2017 | Fernando Calmon

After three years of successive slumps in its sales, the Brazilian auto parts industry underwent a fast capital reduction process which is now causing some manufacturers liquidity problems.


NDRC approves JAC/VW China JV

25 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

The authorities in Beijing have approved an electric vehicle JV between Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motors).


Mahindra invests in EV growth in India

25 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra has announced plans to double electric vehicle production capacity this year, as it prepares for growing demand in its home market.


Mahindra Electric unveils EV 2.0

25 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Mahindra Electric has unveiled a technology and product roadmap, leading to the next generation of Electric Vehicles, which the company internally refers to as EV 2.0.


Geely strikes agreement to acquire Proton/Lotus

24 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Zhejiang Geely says it has reached a binding heads of agreement with Proton owner DRB-Hicom to acquire the Malaysia-based automotive group.


GMSA union sees 600 jobs gone by July

23 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has said up to 600 workers at General Motors SA are set to lose their jobs by July, out of a total of 1,500.


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.


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.


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017 | Fernando Calmon

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the government has decided to impose a new, longer term directive for the Brazilian automotive industry.



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