An industry group says anticipation of the launch of the locally built Perodua Axia and Proton Iriz curtailed bookings for other models, and stricter requirements for vehicle loans impacted sales, as well....More
Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars....More
Dong Yang, secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, notes a slowdown in sales over the past two months and says the industry body is looking into the reason for the weakness, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday....More
Peter Miles, BMW of North America’s vice president-Sales Channel Development and Customer Relations, says the Performance Center is an ideal way to connect with car enthusiasts who may end up as loyal customers (See related story: BMW Tracking for California Growth).
Tata’s weaknesses include product planning that fails to recognize changing markets, dealers’ lack of understanding of what buyers want and low profit margins. Management has given no clear indication that it is addressing these issues....More
Placed side-by-side, the new and old systems present a stunning visual. Despite a small increase in the displacement of the gasoline engine from 1.4L to 1.5L the overall package is reduced markedly in volume and has shed about 130 lbs....More
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the program aims to identify new investment opportunities for Australian industry as it transitions from its traditional base to new, higher value-added and globally linked manufacturing....More
The operation has a lot on its plate, with five new manufacturing plants – and possibly a sixth – in the works, an aggressive new-model launch plan and a bullish short-term sales target for the Cadillac brand. And this with the market slowing overall....More