Asia

Diesel Market Share Skids to 14% in India

August 16, 2019 at 2:09 AM

Diesel sales captured 14% of India’s passenger car market in April-June, down from a peak of 47% seven years ago.

SAIC Begins Construction of Huge Data Center

August 16, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corp. has begun construction of a large cloud computing and “big-data” center in Zhengzhou, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

U.S., Japan to Continue Working Level Trade Talks

August 15, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Envoys from Japan and the U.S. have completed two days of working level talks in Washington, D.C., about a bilateral trade pact and will meet there again next week.

China EV Startup Nio Plans New Staff Cuts

August 15, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Chinese electric car startup Nio Ltd. confirms the company will launch a new round of staff cuts but is unclear about the magnitude.

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.