In a weakening and increasingly uncertain global economic environment, developing Asia is providing a rare respite for the world's carmakers this year. While in the West automakers are resorting to bribing customers to keep production lines moving, vehicle buyers in Asia have chosen to focus on the positives. Widespread government incentives, lowered interest rates, improved borrowing facilities and favourable currency fluctuations mean that there has never been a better time to buy a car in Asia, and choice has never been wider. Tony Pugliese reports