International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Ka Chuan says a partnership would allow Malaysia to leverage China’s R&D capabilities and help the automaker come up with a competitive model for the ASEAN market....More
The May result saw new-car sales drop 8.0% to 45,874 units for a 5-month total down 3.7% at 235,838. The much smaller commercial-vehicle segment fell 11.5% to 5,380 units for a year-to-date total off 2.7% at 28,909....More
The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen....More
In addition to the government-sponsored EV, Malaysian national car company Proton and privately owned Adiperkasa Citra Lestari will study the possibility of a joint venture to produce an Indonesian car....More
In the initial aluminum-to-steel production program, GM will be moving cautiously, replacing only a couple of the rivets currently used to test the manufacturing process and prove part durability before moving on to more extensive applications....More
Each vehicle nominated for Wards 10 Best Interiors is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also test the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface.
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
New-car sales in China are expected to grow at least 5% this year. But margins on those sales, already small, have vanished for many dealers. Retailers now are looking to look to areas such as finance and insurance and used-car sales for profits....More