Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Australia Senate Vows to Block Auto Industry Aid Cuts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of the existing federal-aid program say slashing assistance will scuttle any chance for the industry to diversify after GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local manufacturing by the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1167431 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p> Japanese Regulator Informed of "Unusual Deployment" of Takata Airbag http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulator-informed-unusual-deployment-takata-airbag <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Authorities say the inflator in the airbag that exploded as it was being removed from a scrapped car was produced in 2003 and not subject to the current recalls in Japan, but the incident could lead to an expanded recall. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulator-informed-unusual-deployment-takata-airbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Safety Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:27:00 +0000 1167281 at http://wardsauto.com Thailand October Sales Slump 20%; Down 36% on Year http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Executive Vice President Wutthikorn Suriyachantanano says sales are being impacted by the high burden of household debt and shrinking farm income, reducing consumers’ purchasing power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Nissan Toyota Sales Results Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1166891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Competitors can&rsquo;t capitalize on Toyota&rsquo;s 27.5% October decline.</strong></p> Researchers Tout Supercapacitors for EV Power Boost http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost <div class="node-body article-body">Supercapacitors made into a thin film with a high power density could be embedded in an EV’s body panels, roof, doors, hood and floor, storing enough energy to charge the battery in just a few minutes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost#comments Premium Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Australia U.S. Charging Future Products Li-ion Materials Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:27:00 +0000 1166231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supercapacitors offer cost, charge-time benefits, researcher Nunzio Motta says.</strong></p> Japanese Government Task Force Will Address Airbag Recalls http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Transport Ministry has set up the task force handling airbag-related recalls, and is urging automakers to step up the pace of replacing potentially defective airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:03:00 +0000 1166541 at http://wardsauto.com Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. Justice Department says parts makers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will pay a $4 million fine for rigging bids for parts sold to automakers Hyundai and Kia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific South Korea Politics Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 1166431 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai, Kia Raise 2014 Global Sales Goals http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-kia-raise-2014-global-sales-goals <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The sister Korean automakers have revised their global sales projection for this year to at least 8 million, which would be almost 6% more than in 2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-kia-raise-2014-global-sales-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Sales & Marketing Globalization Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:21:00 +0000 1165811 at http://wardsauto.com Higher Fuel Prices May Put Brakes on Car-Sales Growth in Indonesia http://wardsauto.com/higher-fuel-prices-may-put-brakes-car-sales-growth-indonesia <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An industry official says consumers in Southeast Asia's biggest auto market likely can afford the government-mandated price hikes, but some might be "think twice" short-term about buying a car.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/higher-fuel-prices-may-put-brakes-car-sales-growth-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Sales & Marketing Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:01:00 +0000 1165781 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia Car Sales Flat, CV Sales Slip in October http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october <div class="node-body article-body">Last month’s result left year-to-date LV sales at 546,492 units, up just 0.6% from year-ago’s 543,048.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Perodua Proton Sales Results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1164831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proton Iriz helps October car sales post 14.3% month-over-month gain.</strong></p>