Asia

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.

SsangYong to Reorganize, Trim Senior Staff

August 08, 2019 at 1:40 PM

South Korea’s SsangYong Motor Co. tells employees it will restructure in September and reduce its senior staff in February in a sweeping cost-cutting initiative that includes executive salary cuts.

Recall in China Targets Honda Turbo Flaw

August 08, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Regulators in China say Honda Motor Co. will recall 222,700 Accord sedans in the country to fix a turbocharger problem that can suddenly reduce engine power.

Honda to Move Accord Hybrid Output from Japan to Thailand

August 08, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Honda Motor Co. reportedly will relocate production of its midsize Accord hybrid sedan from Japan to Thailand late this year because of the latter country’s tax incentives on “green” vehicles.

Subaru Extends Use of Facial Recognition Tech

August 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Subaru Corp. is expanding the availability of its DriverFocus facial recognition technology, which debuted last year on the Forester SUV, to more models.

Mahindra Eyes Former Buick Plant Site in Mich.

August 08, 2019 at 8:54 AM

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it might build a manufacturing plant on a 364-acre site in Flint, Mich., that was once part of General Motors Co.’s “Buick City” complex.

Tesla to Raise Prices in China?

August 08, 2019 at 2:58 AM

Tesla Inc. may raise prices of electric cars it sells in China by an unspecified amount, beginning in September, sources tell Reuters.

MG Brand Debuts Pickup Truck in Thailand

August 07, 2019 at 6:25 PM

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched a pickup truck in Thailand under its British MG brand.

Report: Dongfeng Motor May Sell PSA Stake

August 07, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Dongfeng Motor Group reportedly is pondering the sale of some or all of its €2.2 billion ($2.5 billion) stake in PSA Group.