Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> Grab Bag of Green Tech on Display in LA http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Los Angeles auto show saw Toyota, Honda and Hyundai display new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles targeted at other green-car manufacturers such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Japan South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1408341 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia New-Vehicle Sales Climb 2.9% in October http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. expects this month’s sales volume to stay at the same level as October, as consumers seek to beat expected price increases in 2016 and automakers run aggressive promotional campaigns.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/malaysia-new-vehicle-sales-climb-29-october#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Malaysia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Production Sales Results Tariffs Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1406301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prices going up on Attrage, other Mitsubishi models in &rsquo;</strong><strong>16.</strong></p> Bust Looming Behind China's SUV Boom http://wardsauto.com/bust-looming-behind-chinas-suv-boom <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">SUV sales soared 46% from January-October compared with year-ago while the overall market grew 1.5%, but IHS Automotive predicts the segment will grow only 11% next year.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bust-looming-behind-chinas-suv-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry China Data & Insights Miscellaneous Sales Results Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1407011 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Niro Hybrid SUV Coming in Early 2016 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The Niro will be powered by a 1.6L Kappa GDI 105 hp engine, supplemented by a 32 kW electric motor and 1.56 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Kia Future Products Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1405021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Niro developed outside of existing Kia products.</strong></p> China's Geely Fixing Focus on Green-Car Development http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker says it wants "new-energy" vehicles, mainly battery-powered and hybrid cars, to account for 90% of its sales by 2020. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines China Technology Miscellaneous Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:07:00 +0000 1404431 at http://wardsauto.com Trans-Pacific Pact Clears Way for Auto-Sector Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Malaysia Peru New Zealand Singapore Vietnam Miscellaneous Suppliers Unspecified Companies Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1401021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (<em>center</em>) participates in 2013 TPP meeting.</strong></p> Shades of Green in Spotlight at Tokyo Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show <div class="node-body article-body">The new Honda FCX Clarity has a range of 435 miles and takes three minutes to refuel, while Nissan’s new Leaf can run 175 miles on a single charge, up from the current model’s 142.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Miscellaneous Hino Honda Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1402251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCX Clarity displayed at Tokyo show fetches 26% government subsidy.</strong></p> VW Emissions Scandal Echoes GM India Controversy http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy <div class="node-body article-body">Despite evidence that VW misrepresented emissions data to Indian authorities, the automaker need look no farther than a similar case involving General Motors India to see its actions might not carry a severe penalty.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines India Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Audi General Motors Volkswagen Emissions Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1400041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW says test-rigging software in up to 11 million EA189 diesel engines.</strong></p> Open Oz Roads to Self-Driving Cars, Volvo Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says <div class="node-body article-body">“I am confident that within three or four years we can have cars with autonomous-drive features being driven on prescribed roads if state governments change their laws to accommodate them,” Volvo Australian chief Kevin McCann says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Autonomous Vehicles Technology Miscellaneous Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1398751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autonomous Volvo XC90 trial included driver-operated car.</strong></p>