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Hyundai Mobis Targets Commercial Truck Sensor Market

August 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Hyundai Mobis parts affiliate will begin supplying its own radar and camera sensors for use in Hyundai commercial trucks next month, the Korea Herald reports.

Tesla Begins Model 3 Sales in S. Korea

August 14, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Tesla Inc. formally introduced its Model 3 electric sedan in South Korea yesterday.

July Car Sales Drop 31% in India

August 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Passenger vehicle sales in India plummeted 31% to 200,800 units last month, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers reports.

Car Wholesales Drop 4% in China

August 13, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Factory sales of new cars to dealers in China slid 4% to 1.8 million units, marking the 13th consecutive month of year-on-year shrinkage, says the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Malaysia Rekindles Plan for Domestic Carmaker

August 13, 2019 at 12:30 AM

Malaysia again hopes to establish a new national car brand, this time through a partnership with Toyota’s Daihatsu Motor Co. unit.

Suzuki Debuts Its First New Indian SUV in 35 Years

August 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. is preparing to introduce its first new SUV model in India since the Gypsy mini-four-wheel-drive SUV debuted there in 1985.

EV Sales Fall in China

August 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Slumping demand for new cars in China has hit the country’s market for electrified models with the segment's first sales decline in more than two years.

Toyota Plans 4th EV Battery Plant in China

August 12, 2019 at 12:13 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to open a fourth battery plant in China in 2021 to power locally produced hybrid vehicles.

PSA-Dongfeng Venture to Close 2 Plants in China

August 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM

PSA Group and Dongfeng Motor Group plan to close two of their four joint-venture assembly plants in China and dismiss half the venture’s employees.

Yazaki Develops Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Wiring Harnesses

August 09, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Yazaki Corp. aims to replace traditional copper wiring harnesses with units made from lightweight carbon fiber nanotubes and aluminum.

Retail Car Sales Continue to Fade in China

August 09, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Retail sales of passenger vehicles in China shrank 5% to 1.51 million units in July, according to the China Passenger Car Assn.

Japan’s Musashi Invests in Solid-State Battery Developer

August 09, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Japan’s Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co. has made an unspecified investment in KeraCel Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based startup developing solid-state batteries that can be produced via 3D-printing technology.