Carmakers in Southeast Asia are reluctant to hit the accelerator

June 23, 2020
BANGKOK -- Automakers operating in Southeast Asia are moving in low gear as they bring plants back online after weeks of suspended production due to the coronavirus pandemic. Safety protocols and weak sales force them to proceed slowly in restarting operations.

European car plants reopen, with output well below capacity

June 20, 2020
Most European auto assembly plants have reopened after weeks or even months of inactivity under coronavirus lockdowns, but few are operating at anything close to full capacity, automakers and analysts say.

BMW, Mercedes put automated driving alliance on hold

June 19, 2020
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler (DAIGn.DE) on Friday said it had put on hold a development alliance in the area of automated driving between its luxury brand and rival German luxury carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE).

Japan auto industry teams up for maximum benefit from trade deals

June 18, 2020
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor, Honda Motor, Denso and six other Japanese automotive companies will cooperate in applying for reduced tariffs under free trade agreements Japan has signed with other countries and territories, Nikkei has learned.

China passenger car sales in May mark first gain in 2 years

June 11, 2020
SHANGHAI -- New-vehicle sales in China have increased the past two months, recording 14.5% annual growth in May to 2.194 million units and stoking optimism in the world's largest auto market, which had slumped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaysia auto sales drop 99% on coronavirus lockdown

June 4, 2020
SINGAPORE -- Malaysia recorded just 141 sales of new automobiles in April, down 99.7% on the year in a sign of how deeply the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy.
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