Proton http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53634/more en Lotus Cars Relocating U.S. Headquarters to Michigan http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan <div class="node-body article-body">The U.K.-headquartered sports car maker says the move from Lawrenceville, GA, to share facilities with Lotus Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI, puts it at the heart of the U.S. auto industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/lotus-cars-relocating-us-headquarters-michigan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Asia Pacific North America U.S. Malaysia Lotus Management & Strategy Retail Globalization Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:32:00 +0000 1303911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Evora 400 arriving on North American market in December.</strong></p> Malaysia’s May Sales Dip; Proton, Suzuki Do R&D Deal http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-s-may-sales-dip-proton-suzuki-do-rd-deal#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Malaysia Perodua Proton Suzuki Politics Globalization Product Development Production Sales Results Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1302951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Grand Vitara stablemate could result from Suzuki-Perodua partnership.</strong></p> Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Indonesia to Tap Electric Power for National Car http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-tap-electric-power-national-car#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Indonesia Malaysia Proton Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Electric Vehicles Product Development Trade Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1256261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesian national car won&rsquo;t take on ICE-powered top-selling Toyota Avanza.</strong></p> Lotus Eyes Increased Production, Rolls Out New Evora 400 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sports coupe is said to be faster and better handling, with 0-60 mph acceleration that’s a full 6 seconds faster than the previous-generation model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Lotus 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1236401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CEO Gales unveils new Evora 400.</strong></p> Proton Explores Vehicle Development, Manufacturing Partnership in Indonesia http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia <div class="node-body article-body">The exploratory talks with PT. Adiperkasa Citra Lestari could lead to a major change in the ASEAN automotive landscape, says one industry insider.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Proton Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:54:00 +0000 1229211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Exploratory deal signed this week links Proton with PT. ACL in Indonesia.</strong></p> Analysts See Malaysia Car Market Improving in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">City helps Honda become Malaysia’s biggest non-national automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Honda Perodua Proton Toyota Sales Results Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1195411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>City helps Honda become Malaysia&rsquo;s biggest non-national automaker.</strong></p> Malaysian Automakers Recalculate 2015 Sales Forecast http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">Malaysian Automotive Institute CEO Madani Sahari says the October forecast of 700,000 sales in 2015 is being revised to reflect fourth-quarter volume and other factors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Sales & Marketing Finance Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:11:00 +0000 1191031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local brands Perodua, Proton seen claiming more than half of market.</strong></p> 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> Malaysian Automaker Proton Enhancing Honda Hookup http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup <div class="node-body article-body">Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed says Proton adopted this collaborative approach because it is more economical. He says developing its own car would have cost the automaker between $500 million and $2 billion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Malaysia Honda Perodua Proton Globalization Product Development Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:28:00 +0000 1156161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Revived Perdana brand not available to public until 2016.</strong></p>