Asia

Indian Carmakers Seek Tax Break as Sales Plunge

September 02, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Car sales in India fell more than 30% in August, and manufacturers are pleading with the government for an immediate tax cut.

GM Cuts 300 Jobs in Thailand as Sales Slump

August 30, 2019 at 1:52 PM

General Motors Co. has eliminated 15% of its 1,900-member workforce in Thailand after its sales there fell 11% to 9,200 units through the first seven months of 2019.

Genesis SUV on Tap for Early 2020

August 30, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit is on track to introduce its first SUV/crossover vehicle early next year, Genesis CEO Manfred Fitzgerald tells Motor Trend.

China’s DiDi Chuxing to Test Robo-Taxi Service

August 30, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Didi Chuxing Technology Co., China’s largest ride-hailing company, plans to launch a robo-taxi pilot program in Shanghai later this year.

Nissan GT-R Gets Performance Boost

August 30, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is giving its GT-R sports car a mid-cycle upgrade that includes new turbochargers and improved handling.

Daimler to Add EV Production in China

August 30, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Daimler AG will begin local production of its first electric vehicle in China, the EQC SUV/crossover, later this year.

Tesla Gets Waiver on China EV Tax

August 30, 2019 at 10:58 AM

China’s industry ministry says Tesla Inc. won’t be assessed the 10% import tariff that applies to other electric vehicles built outside the country.

Report: Audi May Source EV Batteries from BYD

August 29, 2019 at 3:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit is in “advanced” talks with China's BYD Co. as a battery supplier for Chinese market electric vehicles, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ford Debuts Its First All-Electric Vehicle for China

August 29, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Ford Motor Co. has launched its first all-electric model in China, a battery-powered version of its Territory small crossover vehicle.

LG Innotek Touts Improved LED Tech

August 29, 2019 at 9:29 AM

LG Group’s Innotek unit says it has developed a high-definition LED technology that can increase light dispersion from 100° to 180° when mounted on daytime running lamps or taillights.

Amazon Ponders a Stake in Indonesia’s Go-Jek

August 28, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Amazon.com Inc. reportedly may acquire a stake in Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek Group.

China Eases Rules to Spur Domestic Car Sales

August 28, 2019 at 1:52 PM

China’s central government is urging regional governments to loosen sales restrictions to spur demand for new cars.