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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.


ANALYSIS - GM Korea’s future in the balance

21 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

GM Korea (GMK) faces two crucial months of talks with the South Korean government, creditors including state-owned Korea Development Bank and major shareholders, as management look to rebuild the company’s bombed-out balance sheet and meet upcoming obligations including debt repayment schedules.


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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.


Indonesia sales jump 26% in July

22 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rebounded strong in July, with sales jumping by close to 26% to 107,431 units from 85,354 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Mitsubishi Indonesia boosting Xpander output

7 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors said it would increase production of its Xpander small MPV following strong demand from customers in the ASEAN region.


Indonesia sales fall 11% in June

20 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Indonesia fell by 11.4% to 58,837 units in June from 66,389 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


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.


Nissan withdraws Infiniti brand from Indonesia

1 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

Nissan has withdrawn its Infiniti luxury brand from the Indonesian market, according to local reports.



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