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The fourth quarter sales data is in and 2014 saw vehicle sales fall by almost 10% in the ASEAN region. Tony Pugliese analyses the results in...
One way or another, this first full working week after the festive break has been an eventful one....
After a bumper 2014 in Asia-Pacific, buoyed by growth in China's car market, Tony Pugliese considers the outlook for markets in the region i...
It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...
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.
Can Peugeot become a near-premium brand, in time? CEO Maxim Picat believes it can. Here, he discusses progress on future vehicles and powertrains, and challenges the suggestion that rivals for Dacia and Renault's Logan and Sandero are needed.
The downturn in the Russian market has forced General Motors to halt production at its St Petersburg plant for two months.
Toyota do Brasil plans to increase annual Etios vehicle production at its Sorocaba plant in São Paulo from 74,000 units to 108,000 units.
Honda has announced plans to standardise engines across its model range in India. It is currently working on a series of diesel engines that will be available in its future generation models.
According to JATO Dymanics, Brazil remained the world's fourth largest auto market in 2014, staying ahead of Germany by a mere 67,000 units.
Chinese media reports say that Shanghai Volkswagen has reportedly launched an investigation into tyres produced by Sumitomo Rubber Industries' China plants after claims that sub-standard tyres may have been fitted to the China-made Passat.
Nissan Motor's Infiniti plans to increase local production in China, following the Chinese government's innovation and economic transition driven policies.
We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.
Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute.
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