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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


Philippine sales up 24% in November ahead of tax hikes

14 December 2017

New vehicle sales in the Philippines jumped by almost 24% to 40,799 units in November from 32,966 units in the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Vietnam sales drop 18% in November

11 December 2017

Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to fall sharply in November, by 17.7% to 21,622 units from 26,284 units in the same month of last year, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


SAIC Motor opens second assembly plant in Thailand

11 December 2017

SAIC Motor has opened its second vehicle assembly plant in Thailand with a ceremony attended by the country's deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.


Bosch opens new auto parts plant in Thailand

11 December 2017

Robert Bosch has opened a new THB3.2bn (US$98.5m) automotive components manufacturing facility in Thailand's Rayong province.


Hyundai unions to step up strike action

8 December 2017

Hyundai Motor's labour unions are stepping up strike action follow their failure to reach an agreement with management over renumeration, according to local reports.


There may be a future for some Jeepneys - like this electric example - but the older and dirtier ones are facing phase-out - which creates a sizeable opportunity for replacement people movers in the futureEnd of the road for the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney

6 December 2017

The  Philippines' government is demanding that old fleets of public utility vehicles, mostly comprising colourful iconic Jeepney vehicles, be replaced with safer, more comfortable and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Tony Pugliese reports


Taiwan sales rise 5.6% in November

6 December 2017

New vehicle sales in Taiwan increased by 5.6% to 40,436 units in November compared with 38,284 units a year earlier, according to local reports citing company data.


Ford withdraws from Thai Eco-Car II programme

5 December 2017

Citing weak demand, Ford announced it was withdrawing from Phase II of the Thai government’s Eco-Car programme, according to local reports.


Hyundai's overseas sales continued to drop sharply last month despite the launch of the new Kona SUV in export marketsSouth Korean domestic sales fall 3% in November

4 December 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 3.1% to 140,342 units in November from 144,814 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


FAW, DFM and Changan to broaden collaboration

4 December 2017

China's FAW Group, Dongfeng Motor and Chongqing Changan Automobile at the end of last week signed a broad based collaboration agreement aimed at improving efficiency, sharing costs and targeting future growth.




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