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INDONESIA: ASEAN Q1 sales rise by 24% to 697,000 3 May 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s six largest markets grew by 24% to 697,337 units in the first quarter of 2011, from 562,203 units a year earlier, according to data collected from industry sources across the region.


JAPAN 'QUAKE: Thai auto output cut by 50% 26 Apr 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Thailand’s vehicle manufacturers announced further production cutbacks as the size of the rebuilding task in Japan in the wake last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami becomes clearer.


JAPAN 'QUAKE: ASEAN affected by parts supply disruptions 30 Mar 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Thailand’s automotive industry expects to resume normal production after the Thai New Year holidays on 18 April, after overtime was suspended at many vehicle assembly plants in the country in the immediate aftermath of Japan’s devastating earthquakes and tsunamis.


MALAYSIA: DRB-Hicom starts VW assembly in November 10 Feb 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

DRB-Hicom will begin assembly of Volkswagen cars in November 2011 at its plant in Pekan, Malaysia, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.


CHINA: Audi faces up to rising competition 9 Feb 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Audi is stepping up the introduction of new models in China as it tries to head off rising competition from rival luxury carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi’s sales in the country increased by 44% to 226,000 units in 2010, while the overall luxury market expanded by 69% to close to 676,000 units – according to data released by the company.


PHILIPPINES: Sales up 5.8% in January 8 Feb 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The Philippine vehicle market started the year strongly, with sales in January rising by 5.8% year-on-year to 11,046 units, according to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI).


ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle sales soar 32% in 2010 26 Jan 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

The year 2010 saw vehicle sales across south-east Asia hit new records driven by strongly performing economies. Some slowdown to the pace is forecast for 2011, writes Tony Pugliese.


THAILAND: Tata expands its truck range in Thailand 4 Jan 2011

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Tata Motors plans to expand its range of commercial vehicles in Thailand with the launch in early 2011 of the Tata Ace, a cab-over-engine truck that will slot below its Xenon pickup model.


Vietnam sales drop 9% in November 8 Dec 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to decline in November by 8.7% to 11,198 units from 12,259 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


THAILAND: Vehicle sales up 35% in October 22 Nov 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Thai vehicle sales increased by 35.2% to 72,012 units in October, compared with 53,271 units a year earlier, according to data gathered by Toyota Motor (Thailand). This brings the cumulative total for the year to 628,371 units – almost 50% higher than last year.


MALAYSIA: Tan Chong to build 4WD plant in Borneo 16 Nov 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Malaysian vehicle assembler and distributor Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd plans to invest MYR 285 million (USD 92 million) in a new vehicle plant in Sabah, on the island of Borneo, according to a company statement.


INDONESIA: Vehicle market up 32% in October 16 Nov 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by 32.4% to 69,127 units in October, from 52,226 units a year earlier, according to data released by the country's largest distributor -PT Astra International.


PHILIPPINES: Sales rise 12.2% in October 10 Nov 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 12.2% to 14,317 units in October, from 12,761 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI).


INDONESIA: ASEAN sales up 36% in January-September 27 Oct 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s top six markets combined grew by 35.6% to 1,811,952 units in the first nine months of 2010, compared with 1,335,942 units a year earlier, as the region continued to bounce back from last year’s recession.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN first-half sales jump 41% 23 Jul 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s top six markets combined grew by 40.6% in the first half of 2010 to 1,187,885 units, compared with 844,760 units a year earlier, as demand continued to rebound from depressed year-earlier levels. Tony Pugliese surveys market trends and prospects in the region.


THAILAND: Thailand’s IHL expands seat cover capacity 13 Jul 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Thailand’s Interhides (IHL) is expanding its car seat cover operations in response to stronger demand from domestic and overseas automakers.


INDONESIA: Vehicle market up by 69% in May 23 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 69% in May to 60,512 units, compared with depressed year-earlier levels of 35,818 units, according to data released by the industry.


MALAYSIA: Vehicle sales up 16% in May 21 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Malaysia rose by 15.6% year-on-year in May to 50,845 units, from 43,985 units, according to data published by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


THAILAND: Thai sales jump 53% in May despite unrest 17 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Thailand increased by 53.4% to 62,205 units in May, compared with 40,539 units a year earlier, according to data gathered by Toyota Motor Thailand. Buyers seemingly have been unaffected by the political unrest which culminated in widespread rioting in and around Bangkok last month.


PHILIPPINES: Vehicle sales up 34% in May 14 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 33.9% to 13,995 units, compared with 10,450 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI).


INDONESIA: Astra upgrades market forecasts 8 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Indonesia’s vehicle market is set to hit a new record high this year, according to PT Astra International - the country’s largest vehicle distributor. The company is majority-controlled by Singapore’s Jardine Cycle & Carriage.


VIETNAM: Vehicle sales rise by 7% in May 7 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in Vietnam increased by 7.1% year-year to 9,386 units in May, from 8,762 units a year earlier, according to data gathered by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


MALAYSIA: VW calls off talks with Proton 7 Jun 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

Proton has confirmed that alliance talks with Germany’s Volkswagen Group have been called off.


THAILAND: Goodyear to double tyre capacity in Thailand 7 May 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

US tyre manufacturer Goodyear plans to invest THB 1 billion to double production capacity at its plant in Pathun Thani, Thailand, mainly in anticipation of higher domestic vehicle production. Daily production capacity will be raised to 15,000 tyres per day, up the current 7,000 units.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN Q1 vehicle sales jump 41% [includes data] 23 Apr 2010

Column: The view from Asia-Pacific

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region’s top-six markets combined rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2010, with sales jumping by 41% to 564,177 units compared with depressed volumes of 400,671 a year earlier, writes Tony Pugliese.

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