Asia

Car Sales Fall 12% in Indonesia

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 1:35 AM

Factory shipments of new cars in Indonesia shrank 12% to 849,600 units through the first 10 months of 2019, says the Assn. of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers.

SAIC Hopes to Triple Foreign Sales by 2025

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 12:08 AM

SAIC Motor Corp. targets overseas sales of 1 million cars and commercial vehicles by 2025 compared with 350,000 units this year.

Grab to Expand Ride-Hailing App to Taxis in Japan

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Grab Group, the Singapore-based ride hailing service, will enable users of its smartphone app to summon conventional taxis in Japan, beginning Nov. 18.

Hyundai Mobis Develops Ultra-Short-Range Radar

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Hyundai Mobis Co. says it has developed a new ultra-short-range radar said to be more effective than ultrasonic sensors for rear autonomous emergency braking systems.

Chinese EV Startup Raises Another $400 Million

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Chinese electric car startup Xiaopeng (Xpeng) Motors Technology Co. says it raised $400 million during the company’s Series C investment round.

Great Wall Poised for $1 Billion Push into India

By: Satnam Singh - November 13, 2019 at 12:09 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. is preparing to enter the Indian car market with a plan that is likely to include a $1 billion assembly plant in the country.

Hyundai Readies Improved Noise-Canceling Tech

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has developed a more effective active noise cancellation system to reduce noise in a car's passenger compartment.

Aspark Revs Up 2,000-hp Electric Hypercar

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Japan’s Aspark Co. has unveiled the production version of its all-electric Owl hypercar that will debut in the second quarter of 2020 with a base price of $3.2 million.

Report: Tata in Talks about JLR Sale

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM

India’s Tata Group has made overtures to other carmakers—including BMW AG and Geely—about divesting at least part of its struggling Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. unit, sources tell Bloomberg News.

October Car Sales Flat in India

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 2:02 AM

October shipments of new cars to dealers in India were virtually unchanged year-on-year at 285,000 units.

Chevy Readies 3-Row Blazer for China

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM

General Motors Co. has released images of the Chinese-market Chevrolet Blazer SUV ahead of the vehicle’s public introduction later this month at the Guangzhou auto show.

Lexus to Reveal First EV This Month

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit will take the wraps off its first series production electric car later this month at the Guangzhou auto show in China.