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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


Chinese EV sales surge in September

19 October 2017

Sales of electric vehicle (EVs) in China jumped by 80% year on year to 77,000 units in September, according to a report released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Philippine sales rise 9.5% in September

18 October 2017

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 9.5% to 34,445 units in September from 31,451 units the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


South Korea imports surge 21% in September

18 October 2017

Imported vehicles sales in South Korea surged by close to 21% to 20,234 units in September from 16,778 units a year earlier, according to a report released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).


Malaysia sales fall 15% in September

17 October 2017

Malaysia’s new vehicle market fell by almost 15% to 40,981 units in September from 48,125 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Japanese market expands 4% in September

13 October 2017

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to grow in September, by 3.9% to 495,189 units from 476,769 sales a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Hino to assemble trucks in Russia

13 October 2017

Hino Motors, Toyota Motor's commercial vehicle subsidiary, announced plans to spend JPY1.89bn (US$16.8m) to build a new truck assembly plant in Russia.


Kia's newly launched Stonic small SUVSouth Korean domestic sales jump 20% in September

11 October 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five mainstream automakers combined jumped by over 20% to 133,551 units in September from weak year earlier volume of 111,159 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Kobe Steel hit by inspection fraud scandal

10 October 2017

Japanese industry this week has been rocked by yet another safety scandal, this time involving raw materials manufacturer Kobe Steel.


Vietnam market down 20% in September

10 October 2017

New vehicle sales in Vietnam fell by over 20% to 19,257 units in September, from 24,132 units in the same month of last year, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


A GM Brazil assembly plantGM combines Asian, South American, operations

5 October 2017

General Motors plans to bring its 'downsized' international operations under a single management structure from the beginning of next year, according to a company statement.




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