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Myanmar car importers struggle to survive
September 5, 2016 1:00 am

Myanmar car importers struggle to survive

MYANMAR car importers are fretting that auto sales will continue to drop until the end of 2017 if the government does not come up with a clear, comprehensive auto policy.

Toyota eyes battery plant
September 5, 2016 1:00 am

Toyota eyes battery plant

TOYOTA MOTOR Corporation (TMC) is considering setting up a production base for hybrid-vehicle (HV) batteries in the Asean region to lower the cost of producing its HVs.

Ford shelves compact car program for emerging markets, setback for...
September 2, 2016 8:03 pm

Ford shelves compact car program for emerging markets, setback for...

NEW DELHI/DETROIT - Ford Motor Co has shelved plans to produce a new compact car family designed mainly for emerging markets like India and China, industry sources said, reflecting disappointing sales of mainstream models in the world's fastest...

Rebound seen in small-engine car sales
September 1, 2016 1:00 am

Rebound seen in small-engine car sales

SALES OF vehicles with a maximum engine size of 1,500cc

Toyota proposing tax incentives to promote market for hybrid vehicles
September 1, 2016 1:00 am

Toyota proposing tax incentives to promote market for hybrid vehicles

TOYOTA is preparing a proposal that the Finance Ministry introduce a tax package to promote hybrid vehicles, said Ninnart Chaithira-pinyo, vice chairman of the Japanese automaker’s Thai subsidiary.

Mazda Thailand appoints first Thai president
August 11, 2016 1:00 am

Mazda Thailand appoints first Thai president

Mazda Sales (Thailand) has appointed Chanchai Trakarn-Udomsuk as its first Thai president, while promoting a new generation of Thai executives to top management positions in every department.

GM, Isuzu end pick-up truck tie-up
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

GM, Isuzu end pick-up truck tie-up

BEIJING - General Motors Co and Isuzu Motor Co have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia, as the US automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for...

Honda, SoftBank begin joint AI research for ‘emotion’ cars
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

Honda, SoftBank begin joint AI research for ‘emotion’ cars

HONDA MOTOR CO and SoftBank Group Corp said last week they would begin joint research in artificial intelligence.

VN to conduct motorbike exhaust test
July 19, 2016 1:00 am

VN to conduct motorbike exhaust test

Exhaust fume gauging will be required for motorbikes 15 years or older in Vietnam’s five big cities for the first time starting on July 1, 2018, if a newly proposed plan by the Transport Ministry is approved.

Mazda bucks the trend
July 12, 2016 4:44 pm

Mazda bucks the trend

Mazda Sales (Thailand) posted new vehicle sales of 21,000 units in the first half of this year, a 25.7 per cent growth rate amid slow sales across the automobile industry.