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Our Man In Asia

Tony Pugliese's regular industry and market updates from the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tesla buys land for Shanghai factory

18 October 2018

Tesla has moved a step closer to manufacturing cars in China after agreeing to purchase a plot of land in the Shanghai area, according to local sources.


Philippine sales down 10% in September

18 October 2018

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to decline in September, by 9.7% to 31,116 units from peak year earlier sales of 34,445 units, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Indonesia sales rise 6% in September

16 October 2018

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to grow in September, by 6.2% to 93,103 units from 87,696 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


BYD expands global e-bus sales; hydrogen developments

15 October 2018

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has won a contract to supply a fleet of battery powered buses to a Canadian private bus operator based in Vancouver.


Hyundai Mobis chooses two new AI start-up partners

12 October 2018

South Korean automotive equipment manufacturer Hyundai Mobis has said it has identified two local technology start-ups with which it wants to co-develop future automotive digital services.


Aapico Hitech raises stake in Indian partner SGAH

12 October 2018

Thai automotive components manufacturer Aapico Hitech plans to increase its stake in its Indian joint venture Sakthi Global Auto Holdings Limited (SGAH) to 49.99% from 25.1%, according to reports in Thailand.


Taiwan sales drop by 2% in September

10 October 2018

New vehicle sales in Taiwan fell by 1.8% to 30,799 units in September from 31,375 units a year earlier, according to local reports citing data compiled by Taiwan’s Directorate of Highways.


Vietnam sales rebound by 25% in September

10 October 2018

New vehicle sales in Vietnam rebounded in September, by almost 25% to 24,018 units albeit from weak year-earlier sales of 19,257 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


South Korea import sales fall 15% due to annual holidays

9 October 2018

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea fell by almost 15% to 17,222 units in September from 20,234 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).


Japan sales fall 2% in September

9 October 2018

Japan's new vehicle market shrank by 2.0% to 485,379 units in September from strong year-earlier sales of 495,188 units according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.




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