Malaysia and Japan reach agreement on a free-trade pact to take effect by year's end. The deal affords Japanese auto makers a leg up on competitors vying for a share of the region's largest and most-protected passenger-car market. Thailand, which primarily builds and sells pickups, is the region's biggest overall vehicle market. (See related story: Malaysian Sales Up 20.4% in February) Proton cars are protected with tax breaks. A free-trade agreement with Japan is significant ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Japan to Get Bigger Chunk of Malaysian Car Market" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.