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Tony Pugliese


Tony PuglieseBiography

Tony Pugliese is Director of Research at www.AsiaMotorBusiness.com.
He has 20 years experience in automotive research and consulting - over half of which based in Asia.

He joined the World Automotive Industry News Service at London-based PRS Consulting International Ltd in 1990. After five years working as an automotive industry researcher/analyst, he joined The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 1995 as Deputy Editor of the Automotive Division covering global markets.

Emerging markets have been a key area of focus, particularly Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East, as well as component sector research. While at the EIU, he authored a number of best-selling global and emerging market reports.

In Asia, Tony Pugliese has worked with a number of large and medium-sized automotive consultancy firms on a broad range of automotive research assignments. These have included DRI-Global Insight, Knibb Gormezano & Partners, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), ARA-JD Power and Automotive World. He also writes regularly for a number of automotive industry publishers.

Columns by Tony Pugliese


Our Man In ASEAN

Our Man In ASEAN

Jakarta-based Tony Pugliese's regular updates, news and analysis from the ASEAN countries of south-east Asia

Articles by Tony Pugliese


Ford opposes Geely’s Lynk & Co trademark application

22 August 2017

Ford Motor Company has complained to the US Patent and Trademark Office about Chinese automaker Geely Holdings’ application to register the Lynk & Co brand in the USA, according to reports in China citing US sources.


Malaysia sales rebound in July

17 August 2017

Malaysia’s new vehicle market rebounded by 14.3% to 48,553 units in July, from 42,471 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Japanese sales rise 3% in July

15 August 2017

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to grow in July, by 2.9% to 427,549 units from 415,615 sales a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Philippine sales rise 23% in July

15 August 2017

New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by more than 23% to 37,961 units in July, from 29,967 units in the same month of last year, according to a data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


The star of the show no doubt was the new Mitsubishi Xpander compact seven-seater MPV, which made its world debutIndonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


China sales rise 6.2% in July

14 August 2017

New vehicle sales in China rose by 6.2% to 1,967,000 units in July, from 1,852,000 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Hyundai Mobis completes hydrogen powertrain plant

9 August 2017

South Korean parts maker Hyundai Mobis announced it has just completed construction of a new plant for the production of hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain modules.


Sumitomo to focus on Falken tyres at Buffalo, NY

8 August 2017

Sumitomo Rubber Industries will stop supplying original equipment (OE) tyres to Goodyear Tire & Rubber from its Buffalo plant in New York state from next year, according to reports in Japan.


Vietnam market plunged 21% in July

8 August 2017

New vehicle sales in Vietnam plunged by over 21% to 19,345 units in July, from 24,584 units in the same month of last year, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


New generation Toyota Camry launched in Japan

8 August 2017

Toyota Motor has launched the new generation Camry mid-size passenger sedan in Japan, produced at its Tsutsumi plant near Tokyo.




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