Asia

Hyundai’s Global Sales Drop 6%

May 02, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. reports its unit sales in April slid 6% year on year to 368,900 cars and SUV/crossover vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki Sales Plunge to 7-Year Low

May 02, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Maruti Suzuki India ltd., the country’s largest carmaker, says its sales in April plummeted 17% to 143,200 units, led by a 20% drop to 131,400 domestic deliveries.

Diesel’s Dominance in SUVs Wanes in India

May 01, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Carmakers say gasoline engines will rapidly replace diesels as the dominant power source for SUVs sold in India, The Economic Times reports.

Renault Samsung Idles Plant Over Labor Dispute

May 01, 2019 at 12:31 AM

South Korean carmaker Renault Samsung Motors Co. has suspended production at its factory in Busan for three days after months of partial strikes staged by its unionized workers.

U.S.-China Trade Talks Move to Beijing

April 30, 2019 at 1:24 AM

Top-level trade talks between the U.S. and China began in Beijing today in hopes of reaching an accord by mid-May.

China Startup to Launch Self-Driving-Taxi Service

April 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM

China startup WeRide.ai plans to launch an autonomous-driving commercial taxi service in Anqing and Guangzhou in July, The Nikki reports.

Toyota Opens “Mini ’Ring” Test Track in Japan

April 29, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has opened the first section of its new Shimoyama Technical Center in Japan with a test track modeled after the famed Nurburgring-Nordschleife course in Germany.

Japan’s Nidec to Build Second EV Motor Plant in China

April 29, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Japan’s Nidec Corp. plans to invest $500 million to build a second factory in China to make propulsion motors for electric vehicles, The Nikkei reports.

Denso’s Fiscal-Year Profits Plunge

April 26, 2019 at 2:36 PM

Denso Corp. ended its fiscal year on March 31 with more revenue but less profit as its ramped up spending on advanced mobility technologies.

Maruti Suzuki to Drop Diesel Production in 2020

April 26, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the country’s largest carmaker, says it will stop offering diesel-powered vehicles in April 2020.

Report: Renault Readies New Nissan Merge Plan

April 26, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Renault SA is preparing a proposal that would merge the company with Nissan Motor Co. through a holding company, sources tell The Nikkei.

Nikon to Produce Lidar for Velodyne

April 26, 2019 at 8:27 AM

Camera giant Nikon Corp., which invested $25 million in Velodyne Lidar Inc. last year, will produce lidar systems for the California-based company through its Sendai Nikon subsidiary in Japan.