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2019 outlook - China key to Asia market performance

21 Dec 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Asia-Pacific region this year are expected to decline for the first time since the 1997-98 regional financial crisis, to a little more than 43 million units, and the outlook for 2019 is mixed at best. China clearly has a massive influence of the regional market these days and declining sales in the second half of the year was responsible for the region’s overall negative performance in 2018.


ANALYSIS - ASEAN vehicle sales rise 10% in Q3

6 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's six largest markets combined continued to strengthen in the third quarter of 2018, with total volumes rising by 9.7% to 899,541 units from 820,135 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from the mainstream local trade associations.


Show report - Jakarta Motor Show 2018

9 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

A rather low-key 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) kicked off last week, despite the attendance of the country’s President Joko Widodo, with little in the way of important new model launches capable of firing up lacklustre consumer spending in the country.


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 4.5% in H1

25 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets picked up momentum in the second quarter of 2018, with sales rising by 7.5% to 846,865 units from 787,773 units in the same period of 2017, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from the mainstream local trade associations.


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 having significantly downsized their product ranges and activities in the region in the last few years.


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Indonesian vehicle market up 7% in 2018

17 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by 3.5% to 87,846 units in December 2018 compared with 84,880 units in the same month of the previous year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Indonesia to introduce EV/hybrid incentives

16 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Indonesian government has announced it will provide fiscal incentives to support the development of a local electric vehicle market, according to local reports.


Hyundai planning EV plant for Indonesia - report

21 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor plans to start producing electric vehicles in Indonesia as part of a big investment plan for the country, according to a Reuters report citing remarks by a senior government minister.


Indonesia sales up 5% in November

17 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Indonesia increased by 4.7% to 100,738 units in November compared with 96,191 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Indonesia sales rise 12% in October

19 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to grow in October, by 12.3% year on year to 106,050 units from 94,433, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Indonesia sales rise 6% in September

16 Oct 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to grow in September, by 6.2% to 93,103 units from 87,696 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Mitsubishi to expand capacity in Indonesia

4 Oct 2018 | Staff reporter

Mitsubishi Motors announced it would expand production capacity in Indonesia in response to strong regional demand for its Xpander compact MPV.


Indonesia sales rise 6% in August

19 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to grow in August, by 5.9% to 102,197 units from 96,460 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


South Korea to increase penalties for recall delays

6 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The South Korean government said it will impose tougher penalties on vehicle manufacturers that try to hide vehicle defects and delay recalls, according to local reports.


Indonesia to hike import tariffs as rupiah falls

6 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Indonesian government this week announced it would increase import tariffs on a wide range of consumer goods in response to the falling rupiah and the country's deteriorating current account.



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