Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p> Takata Airbag Recalls Cut Into Honda Profit Forecast http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is scaling back its core profit forecast 6.5% to ¥720 billion for the year ending March 31 as it sets aside an extra ¥50 billion to cover recalls of cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-airbag-recalls-cut-honda-profit-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Finance OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:00 +0000 1213661 at http://wardsauto.com China Posts Record Output in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">China finished the year on a high note with December output totaling just shy of 2.3 million units, a new high for the country. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-posts-record-output-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1212091 at http://wardsauto.com Indonesia Closing In on Thailand as Top Asian Car Producer http://wardsauto.com/indonesia-closing-thailand-top-asian-car-producer <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Indonesia already has surpassed Thailand as Southeast's Asia's biggest auto market, and an analyst says it likely will become the region's output leader in 7 to 10 years. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indonesia-closing-thailand-top-asian-car-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Production Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:10:00 +0000 1212571 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s New Global Car to Wear Commodore Badge in Oz http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden says customer feedback drove its decision to retain the Commodore nameplate after 2018, when the Australian manufacturing plant is shuttered and domestic production is supplanted by imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Retail Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1206591 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Commodore getting one last facelift before demise.</p> Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p> Asian Auto Sales Growth Expected to Top Global Rate http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/asian-auto-sales-growth-expected-top-global-rate <div class="node-body article-body">Research firm Fourin predicts Asian sales, excluding China and Japan, will grow 4.2% in 2015, while global vehicle demand is seen rising 3.8%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/asian-auto-sales-growth-expected-top-global-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/asian-auto-sales-growth-expected-top-global-rate#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Auto Makers Sales Results Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:56:00 +0000 1211451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua helps Malaysia&rsquo;s car-ownership ratio rank among highest in Asia.</strong></p> Mitsubishi to Inaugurate New Philippines Plant Amidst Record Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker’s new plant, a former Ford facility, will have an initial capacity of 50,000 units annually, but can be upgraded to 100,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/mitsubishi-inaugurate-new-philippines-plant-amidst-record-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Philippines Mitsubishi Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1210721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Cainta plant built last vehicle Dec. 16.</strong></p> India's Maruti Profits Up, But Shy of Estimate http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-profits-shy-estimate <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Maruti sees 18% profit increase for final three months of 2014, but misses analyst expectations.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-profits-shy-estimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Finance Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:05:00 +0000 1211021 at http://wardsauto.com South Korea Vehicle Sales Up 25.4% in December http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-254-december <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea vehicle sales totaled 172,007 units for December 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-254-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/south-korea-vehicle-sales-254-december#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:15:00 +0000 1210731 at http://wardsauto.com