Asia

Report: Quality Issues Plague JLR in China

February 15, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sagging sales in China are rooted in chronic and accelerating quality control issues, says Automotive News Europe.

Kumho Tire Names New CEO

February 15, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Kumho Tire Co. has promoted Jeon Dae-jin to president and CEO of the struggling South Korean company.

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Hail Alliance, Dodge Talk of Nissan Chair

February 14, 2019 at 1:56 PM

The heads of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi affirmed their alliance on Thursday but avoided talk of who should be Nissan's next chairman.

Ghosn Hires New Captain for His Legal Defense Team

February 14, 2019 at 12:40 AM

Carlos Ghosn says he has hired a new lawyer to lead the trial phase of his defense after being arrested in Japan two months ago and charged with financial wrongdoing as Chairman of Nissan Motor Co.

Losses Deepen for Akebono Brake

February 13, 2019 at 12:44 AM

Japan’s Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd. predicts it will post an adjusted net loss of 19.2 billion yen ($174 million) in the fiscal year ending March 31, citing losses in the U.S.

Japan-Backed Mapping Startup to Buy Detroit-Based Ushr

February 13, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Dynamic Map Platform Co. Ltd., a 30-month-old map platform developer backed by Japanese carmakers, has agreed to buy Detroit-based rival startup Ushr Inc.

EU, Japan Back Automatic Emergency Braking Rule

February 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM

The European Union and Japan support a United Nations plan that would equip all new passenger and light commercial vehicles with automatic emergency braking systems, beginning in 2020.

Toyota Updates Crash Test Dummy Software

February 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has released the sixth version of its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) virtual crash dummy software.

Nissan’s Operating Profit Jumps 25%

February 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s operating profit surged 25% to 103.3 billion yen ($935 million) in October-December. Net revenue rose 6% to 3.0 trillion yen ($27.6 billion).

Daimler to Make Electrified Cars in Thailand

February 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Daimler AG says it is preparing to begin local assembly in Thailand of electrified vehicles and batteries to power them.

Renault’s New Chairman to Begin Talks with Nissan’s CEO This Week

February 12, 2019 at 1:10 AM

The heads of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are scheduled to meet in Japan on Thursday for two days of talks about the alliance between their companies.

China’s EV Battery Industry Faces “Brutal” Consolidation

February 11, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Only a handful of the dozens Chinese companies that make batteries for electric cars are likely to remain after the government ends subsidies for them in 2020, The Nikkei reports.