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ANALYSIS - Toyota under pressure in ASEAN region

31 May 2018 | Staff reporter

Toyota’s dominance of the ASEAN vehicle market has come under significant pressure this year despite brands such as Chevrolet and Ford havin...


Nissan and Dongfeng planning Venucia EVs and SUVs

22 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor's Venucia, a brand which concentrates on low-price vehicles for the Chinese market, is having a cracker of a...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show h...


Renault to expand Lada future model range with SUVs

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The series of future models insights for the brands of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor continues with a look at what's ahead for Lada. After...


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Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.

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GM Mercosur to launch 20 products within four years

22 Jun 2018 | Fernando Calmon

General Motors' Brazil brand Chevrolet will launch 20 new models in the Mercosur trading block by 2022.


Malaysia vehicle sales fall 15% in May

21 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 15% to 42,983 units in May from 50,594 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Jatco to establish its second CVT plant in China

21 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

Jatco, a speciality manufacturer of automatic transmissions (ATs, CVTs), has announced that Jatco (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission would be established as its second CVT production plant in China, in Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, to expand its CVT production capacity.


Dongfeng Nissan’s Xiangyang plant rolls off its first X-Trail

21 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Nissan X-Trail has officially entered into production at the Xiangyang plant, thus starting the parallel production mode in Xiangyang and Zhengzhou simultaneously.


NEVS begins Tri-Network Initiative in Shanghai

21 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW-Group owned SEAT is partnering with Shazam to become the first car manufacturer to integrate the popular music-discovery app into its vehicles worldwide.


Indonesia sales rise 7% in May

20 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by 7.1% to 100,498 units in May from 93,769 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Chery looks abroad as China pushes One Belt One Road

19 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Chery says exporting its products is a key priority as China looks to capitalise on the government-led Belt and Road (BRI) initiative aiming to open up the vast country to new markets.


Geely's Polestar uses CFRP for new model

19 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Polestar is making extensive use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) for its upcoming Polestar 1 model.


Thai sales rise 28% in May

19 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

Thailand's new vehicle market continued to surge forward in May with sales rising by 27.9% to 84,965 units from 66,422 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Continental creates 200 jobs with Czech NOx sensor facility

19 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Continental has opened a combined NOx sensor production and storage facility in Trutnov in the Czech Republic creating 200 jobs.



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