Asia

VW’s Jetta Brand Off to Strong Start in China

October 04, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Volkswagen Group’s new Jetta sub-brand in China reportedly beat VW’s first-month sales target by 30%.

China’s Used-Car Sales Expand 4%

October 03, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Sales of used passenger cars in China rose 4% year on year to 9.27 million units in January-August.

Antitrust Panel Questions Hyundai-Ola Deal

October 03, 2019 at 3:18 PM

India’s antitrust commission has challenged Hyundai Group’s 6-month-old plan to invest $300 million in Ola Cabs, the country’s largest ride-hailing service.

Nissan Touts New Robotics Tech for Old Parts

October 03, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says it has developed a cost-efficient way to produce replacement parts for discontinued vehicles.

Mitsubishi Concept Previews AWD Series-Hybrid Tech

October 03, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s new Mi-Tech concept crossover features a plug-in hybrid system that teams four electric motors with a small gasoline-fueled turbine generator.

Renault’s Chairman Interviews Nissan CEO Candidates

October 02, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Three finalist candidates to become CEO at Nissan Motor Co. reportedly have been personally interviewed by Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard.

Canadian Fuel Cell Company Forms China JV

October 02, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Canada’s Loop Energy has formed a joint venture with China’s In-Power to develop fuel cell range extenders for trucks and buses in China.

Suzuki Readies Hybrid, Autonomous Concepts

October 02, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Suzuki Motor Corp. will publicly unveil a pair of retro-styled concept vehicles later this month at the Tokyo auto show.

Korea’s Auto Sector Skids toward Unsustainability

October 02, 2019 at 2:31 AM

South Korea’s annual vehicle production could slip below 4 million units this year, a minimum volume deemed necessary to sustain the industry’s supply base.

Nissan Warns Dire Result of “Hard” Brexit

October 01, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will revisit its commitment to build Qashqai crossover vehicles in England if the U.K. exits the European Union at the end of this month with no replacement trade deal.

Car Sales Continue to Plummet in India

October 01, 2019 at 4:26 PM

India’s top-three carmakers are reporting another round of double-digit sales declines for September, the eighth consecutive month of shrinkage.

Toyota C-HR Crossover Gets Mid-Cycle Update

October 01, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is giving its C-HR compact crossover a mid-cycle makeover for the 2020-model year, including revised styling and added features.