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ASEAN vehicle market growth slowed in Q4

5 Feb 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined increased by 5.3% to 988,948 units in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 938,692 units in the same period of the previous year, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from local associations and government departments.


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.


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Thai vehicle sales rise 17% in January

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Thailand’s new vehicle market has started 2019 on the front foot, with sales rising by 17.3% in January to 78,061 units from 66,545 units in the same month last year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Toyota invests in Thai EV/hybrid production

21 Feb 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Toyota said it plans to invest THB10bn (US$320m) annually in its Thai operations in the next few years to bring on line new vehicle models including electric and hybrid vehicles, according to local reports.


Michelin to acquire 80% of Multistrada for US$439m

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has signed a US$439m agreement to acquire 80% of Indonesian tyre manufacturer, Multistrada Arah Sarana.


Michelin acquires Indonesian tyre manufacturer Multistrada

23 Jan 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Michelin has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of PT Multistrada Arah Sarana ("Multistrada"), a tyre manufacturer based in Indonesia.


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.



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