Edd Ellison


Based in Bangkok, Edd specializes in coverage of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and other emerging Southeast Asian markets.

Toyota Confident of Growth Track in Thailand
Next year, industry sales growth may depend on whether the government continues its First Time Buyer incentive scheme. But Toyota also has some new products to bank on.
Oz Auto Industry Seeks Stronger Trade Ties to Thailand 
Trade-mission leader John Conomos says Australia has the skills and R&D capabilities to offer Thailand, which in turn can provide low manufacturing costs and a rapidly expanding production base.
Mazda Thailand Expands Offerings, Sets Aggressive Sales Target
The auto maker aims to play a tight and focused game. As a smaller player, it is coming at the market with a different approach by offering more distinctive vehicles, with a streak of flair and sportiness but at affordable prices.
GM Thailand Looks for Piece of Growing SUV Market
The new locally built Chevrolet Trailblazer is aimed squarely at the Toyota Fortuner, which has dominated the sector since arriving in Thailand in 2005.
Solid Growth, Some Challenges Seen for ASEAN
Southeast Asia sales are forecast to climb 6.1% this year, bettering the 4.1% expansion rate for the world overall. But countries such as Thailand still lack R&D capability, which could threaten to slow the pace of production growth, an industry official says.
GM, Ford Spar for Sales Crown in Thailand 
The U.S. auto makers’ rivalry here is underpinned by a desire to ramp up their share of a booming domestic market, while also utilizing it as a product launching pad for the wider ASEAN region.
Focus Arrival Signals New Chapter for Ford in ASEAN
The small-car is the third in a string of eight new models the auto maker plans to roll out in Thailand by 2015, as it looks to expand sales both there and throughout the Southeast Asia region.
Thai-Built Mirage Key for Mitsubishi in ASEAN Markets 
Annual capacity for the new model will be 100,000 units, with 76,000 destined for export.
Thai Motor Expo Subdued, But Auto Makers Hopeful 
The bond between Thailand and the string of foreign car companies that build there is strong, and each has rallied to provide practical and financial help to dealers, customers and citizens affected by the floods.
Auto Makers Cope With Vietnam’s Escalating Interest Rates, Slowing Credit 
Signals are mixed as to how long these economic problems will last, but many observers believe the economy will start to make its way onto more solid ground in 2012.
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