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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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BAIC sees a growing market opportunity for EVs in city taxi fleets - at home and overseasBAIC exports EVs to Mexico, targets overseas growth

25 April 2018

China’s BAIC Group said its plans to begin exports of electric passenger vehicles to Mexico in June as part of a broader move to expand into global markets, according to local reports.


Thai vehicle sales rise 12% in March

25 April 2018

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to expand strongly in March, with sales rising by 12.1% to 95,082 units from 84,801 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


GM Korea creditors to provide new funds this week

24 April 2018

GM Korea's main shareholders and creditors are to sign a new funding agreement this week to support the ailing General Motors South Korean unit, according to local reports.


Malaysia sales fall 7% in March

20 April 2018

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 6.9% to 49,985 units in March from 53,718 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


GM Korea seeks union backing with relocation offer

19 April 2018

GM Korea this week offered to relocate some of the remaining workers at its Gunsan vehicle assembly plant to other facilities in the country to gain support of labour unions for its restructuring plan.


Japan sales drop 3.5% in March

16 April 2018

Japan's new vehicle market declined by 3.5% to 667,275 units in March from strong year earlier sales of 691,374 units, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


China sales rise 3% in March

13 April 2018

New vehicle sales in China returned to growth in March, with deliveries to dealers rising by 4.7% to 2.66m units from 2.54m units a year earlier, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Philippine sales plunge 23% in March

13 April 2018

New vehicle sales in the Philippines plunged by almost 23% to 28,216 units in March from peak year-earlier sales of 36,561 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


GM Korea facing liquidity crisis

11 April 2018

GM Korea is facing an increasingly urgent liquidity crisis after it failed to convince labour unions to support its restructuring plan by the end of last month.


Toyota to produce hybrid batteries in Thailand

11 April 2018

Toyota Motor announced plans to build a production base in Thailand for battery packs for hybrid vehicles, according to reports in Japan citing company sources.




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