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Malaysia vehicle sales continued to plunge in July

19 August 2019

Malaysia’s new vehicle market continued to fall sharply in July, by almost 26% to 50,853 units compared with strong year-earlier sales of 68,466 units, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).

Is this a temporary blip or the beginning of a trend?NEV sales in China fall in July

16 August 2019

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China fell by 4.7% to 80,000 units in July 2019 from 84,000 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released earlier this week by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Kia said it had received 22,000 pre-orders for the Seltos in India and expected to assemble 52,000 units by the end of the yearKia launches Seltos production in India

15 August 2019

Kia Motors reportedly has begun production of its new Seltos compact SUV in India, initially for local sale, a month after the model reached showrooms in South Korea.

Philippine recovery strengthens in July

15 August 2019

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to strengthen in July 2019 with sales rising by 13.5% to 31,810 units from 28,038 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

The continued market decline reflected moderately slower economic growth in the country this year and falling domestic sentiment as trade relations with the US continued to deteriorateChina vehicle sales decline slows in July

14 August 2019

New vehicle sales in China fell by 4.3% to 1.808m units in July from 1.890m units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). This data includes all vehicle types, including passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.

New rules to promote Indonesian EV industry

13 August 2019

Indonesia launched a major overhaul of its automotive regulations this week designed to encourage the development of an electric vehicle industry in the country.

Sales of new energy passenger vehicles, comprising mainly electric and hybrid models, rose 53.7% to 645,000 units in the first seven months of the yearChina passenger vehicle sales fall 5% in July

12 August 2019

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China fell by 5.3% to 1.5m units in July 2019, based on dealer retail data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Dongfeng mulls sale of Peugeot stake

12 August 2019

China's state-owned Dongfeng Motor is considering selling its stake in PSA Group as both companies continued to struggle in the world's largest vehicle market, according to Bloomberg.

Honda to shift hybrid Accord production to Thailand

9 August 2019

Honda Motor officials confirmed plans to shift production of hybrid versions of the Accord midsize passenger car to Thailand from Japan, according to a report by the Nikkei Asia Review.

MG truck is based on parent SAIC's Maxus T70SAIC Motor enters Thai pickup market with MG Extender

8 August 2019

China's SAIC Motor entered the Thai pickup segment this week with the launch of its locally-made MG Extender.

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