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New vehicle sales in south-east Asia’s six largest markets fell by 3.6% to 737,474 units in the first quarter of 2016, from 765,399 units in...
Automotive eyes turn to the Beijing Auto Show this week....
The time seems to have come: no one is sure about how long the Brazilian economy will keep getting worse before recovery starts....
Might Haval one day be as successful in markets outside China as Land Rover and Jeep are today? Today, it seems fanciful. Tomorrow? Who know...
Magna International has been steadily growing in Asia since the mid-1990s and today has almost 17,700 employees at 48 manufacturing locations and 26 product development, engineering and sales offices. To find out more about the supplier’s presence and market strengths in Asia, Matthew Beecham met with Frank O’Brien, Executive VP for Magna’s business in Asia while on a visit to Magna’s North American headquarters in Detroit.
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.
Toyota plans to move away from using low-cost platforms in India, and switch to the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) in upcoming models.
New passenger car sales in Romania rose 9.4% year on year in the first four months of 2016 to 28,000 units. But local car production went down 6.4% on lower domestic sales and exports, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).
Brembo says closing of the transaction to acquire a 66% stake in the share capital of ASIMCO Meilian Braking Systems (Langfang), has now taken place.
Protean Electric and the Tianjin Binhai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Area (THT), have announced their plan to start manufacturing in-wheel motors in Tianjin during the second half of 2016 and to construct a factory on a permanent site within THT by the end of next year.
The latest Indian crash test results from Global NCAP continue to disappoint with all five models rated as zero star. The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all showed low levels of adult occupant protection.
Shandong PGW Jinjing Automotive Glass (PJG), a joint venture between Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock, a leading supplier of float glass in China, and Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a world-leading supplier of automotive glass, have celebrated the opening of a new automotive glass manufacturing facility in Zibo, Shandong Province, China.
Mobileye, with the Chinese Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, has unveiled findings from a 2015 test of their collision avoidance technology.
Toyota Motor plans to build a second vehicle assembly plant in Malaysia to tap into growing regional demand, according to reports in Japan quoting company sources.
The new vehicle market in Indonesia expanded for the first time in two years in April, by 3.8% to 84,700 units from 81,600 units a year earlier, according to data released by the industry automotive Gaikindo.
The Kwid will be assembled in Brazil by Renault's Ayrton Senna industrial complex in Sao José dos Pinhais (state of Parana), the automaker announced.
In the first four months of the year Volkswagen commercial vehicles delivered 154,600 vehicles to customers worldwide - growth of 4.7%. With 41,500 vehicles, the brand's deliveries in April also exceeded the previous year's level (+5.8%).
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formally signed the contract to acquire a stake in the New Long Ma manufacturing company in Fujian.
China Automotive Systems (CAAS) has unveiled first quarter net income down from US$8.5m to US$5.7m, while net sales fell 5.5% to US$116.9m.
Russian analysts say domestic sales will continue to fall this year, but expect the situation to improve in 2017, when demand is forecast to pick up.
New vehicle sales in China rose by 6.3% to 2.12m units in April 2016, compared with 1.99m units in the same month a year earlier, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
AvtoVAZ says Lada sales have increased in Russia for the first time in two years, with April seeing a 7.8% rise compared to 12 months ago and 10.7% more than in March.
Toyota do Brasil LTDA (TDB) has opened its new US$170m engine manufacturing facility in the city of Porto Feliz, creating 320 direct jobs.
New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to grow strongly in April, with deliveries to dealers rising by over 38% to 22,979 units from 16,643 units a year ago, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).
FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company announced it would build a fifth vehicle factory, in the port city of Tianjin, as it looks to increase its exposure to growing demand in the world’s largest vehicle market.
Higher prices for vehicles in South Africa caused by the weak rand, along with higher interest rates, are continuing to dent the country’s vehicle market. On the upside, the soft currency means export prospects appear bright.
While in Moscow last week, I needed to find a cab back from the centre of town, a stone's throw from Moscow's infamous KGB headquarters, the Lubyanka and not much further to The Kremlin, so right slap in the heart of the city.
I was talking to someone who works for the British Embassy in Moscow at the Russian Automotive Forum's (RAF) Cocktail Reception and we got on to why there were no British suppliers at the event.
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