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ANALYSIS: Malaysia's revised National Automotive Policy 21 Feb 2014

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The Malaysian government announced a second update to its National Automotive Policy (NAP) in January. Tony Pugliese provides an assessment of a policy that looks ambitious.


SOUTH KOREA: Top five sold 8.61m vehicles in 2013 7 Jan 2014

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

South Korea's top five vehicle manufacturers sold a combined 8,605,654 vehicles globally in 2013, which represents a 5% increase compared with 8,198,295 units sold in 2012, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


ANALYSIS: Tan Chong steps up regional expansion in SE Asia 19 Dec 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Malaysia's Tan Chong group has stepped up its efforts in the last few years to expand its regional footprint and cement its position as one of South-east Asia's largest independent pan-regional vehicle distributors.


ANALYSIS: Thailand’s Eco-Car programme "Mark 2" 3 Dec 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The Thai government launched "phase two" of its "eco-car" programme in October 2013, after it received final approval from its Board of Investment (BOI) in August. Tony Pugliese reviews Thailand's incentives and the resultant boost to the country's automotive sector.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle market turns down in Q3 22 Oct 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region of south-east Asia declined in the third quarter according to exclusive analysis produced for just-auto. A sharp drop in sales in Thailand was mainly responsible for the Q3 reversal. Nevertheless, sales for the first nine months remain ahead of last year.


ANALYSIS: Slow progress for Indonesia’s small car programme 28 Aug 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Indonesia's government announced broad plans for a small-car incentive programme in 2010. Progress has been slow, but a number of manufacturers are now participating in the Indonesian scheme. Tony Pugliese reviews progress to date.


ANALYSIS: H1 ASEAN sales rise 16% 26 Jul 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six main markets grew by just 4.9% to 888,240 units in the second quarter of 2013, from 847,105 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from various industry sources.


BANGKOK SHOW: Domestic economy rebound boosts sales to record 27 Mar 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show got under way with a press preview on 26 March against a backdrop of record domestic sales in the country - driven by a domestic economy rebounding strongly from the devastating floods at the end of 2011.


THAILAND: Mitsubishi to expand Thai operations 13 Feb 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) plans to invest THB1bn (USD33.6m) to increase production capacity of its Mirage small car to 200,000 units this year in response to strong domestic and overseas demand.


January 2013 management briefing: World markets (2) 28 Jan 2013

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

In this month's management briefing we review the latest developments and prospects for demand in the world's major vehicle markets. This instalment takes a look at the ASEAN markets of south-east Asia.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN sales up 27% in Q3 25 Oct 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by over 27% to 918,216 units in the third quarter of 2012, from 721,543 units in the same period of last year, writes Tony Pugliese.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN sales jump 40% in Q2 26 Jul 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by over 40% to 834,421 units in the second quarter of 2012, from 590,529 units a year earlier, with the top two markets accounting for most of the growth.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN sales rise by 5% in Q1 26 Apr 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by 5% to 733,090 units in the first quarter of 2012, due primarily to strong growth in the region’s two main markets – Thailand and Indonesia.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN sales up by 3.8% in 2011 24 Jan 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets fell by 15.4% to 584,790 units in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 691,517 units a year earlier, writes Tony Pugliese.


INDONESIA: Ford 'soon' to build cars in Indonesia 9 Jan 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Ford Motor has confirmed it is looking to build an assembly plant in Indonesia “in the near future”, as the market continues to show strong growth potential.


MALAYSIA: Proton restarts alliance talks with GM 9 Jan 2012

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings has confirmed it is in alliance talks yet again with General Motors, although it stressed that these are still at a preliminary stage.


November 2011 management briefing: ASEAN – part 2 24 Nov 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

In this month's management briefing Tony Pugliese takes a close look at the growing automotive markets and industry in the ASEAN area of southeast Asia. Part 2 looks at trends in vehicle manufacturing, focusing on OEM developments in Thailand and Indonesia.


November 2011 management briefing: ASEAN – part 1 15 Nov 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

In this month's management briefing Tony Pugliese takes a close look at the growing automotive markets and industry in the ASEAN area of southeast Asia. Part 1 examines the region's national vehicle markets.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN Q3 sales recover 26 Oct 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets increased by 13.4% to 707,798 units in the third quarter of 2011, from 624,073 units a year earlier, according to data compiled by Tony Pugliese.


PHILIPPINES: Flat sales in September 13 Oct 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the Philippines were flat in September at 12,555 units, compared with around 12,600 units sold a year earlier, according to data released by Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (Campi).


MALAYSIA: Genii may acquire stake in Group Lotus 12 Oct 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Luxembourg-based investment firm Genii Capital is looking to acquire a stake in UK sportscar and engineering firm Group Lotus, according to reports in the UK press quoting high-level sources within the company.


THAILAND: Thai sales up 20% in August 20 Sep 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Thailand jumped by over 20% to 79,043 units in August, from 65,724 units sold a year earlier, according to data gathered by Toyota Motor Thailand.


INDONESIA: Vehicle sales rise 13% in August 19 Sep 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by over 13% to 73,279 units in August, from 64,762 units a year earlier, according to data released by industry association Gaikindo.


MALAYSIA: Malaysia vehicle sales drop 6% in July 23 Aug 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 6% to 50,252 units in July, compared with 53,483 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


THAILAND: Thai market up by 11% in July 22 Aug 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Thailand increased by 11% to 72,902 units in July, from 65,672 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


THAILAND: Thailand plans first-time buyer incentives 22 Aug 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The Thai government is considering excise tax cuts on small cars to help first-time buyers and also help stimulate demand for the country’s fledgling “eco-cars” industry.


INDONESIA: ASEAN Q2 sales dip 4% to 602,000 29 Jul 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets fell 3.7% to 602,452 units in the second quarter of 2011, compared with 625,720 units a year earlier, according to data collected from industry sources across the region.


INDONESIA SHOW [photos added]: Automakers upbeat 26 Jul 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The 19th International Indonesia Motor Show (IMS) got under way at the weekend amid bullish sentiment on the prospects for the local vehicle market.


VIETNAM: Vietnam sales down sharply in May 10 Jun 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Vietnam dropped by 19.4% to 7,661 units in May, from 9,498 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VEMA).


FOCUS: Ford targets Asia-Pacific expansion 9 Jun 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Ford plans to intensify its new model programmes and marketing campaigns in Asia-Pacific as its targets a much larger share of regional sales than 2.4% last year.

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