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Suzuki invests $100m to raise Myanmar production capacity

March 23, 2020
TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor announced on Monday that it will increase production at one of its factories in Myanmar. It will introduce a new line for four-wheeled vehicles at its plant in southeastern Yangon that will handle tasks like painting car bodies. Suzuki has two factories in the country.

China's auto industry stuck below 40% of production capacity

March 13, 2020
BEIJING -- Chinese auto manufacturers are operating at less than 40% of capacity, even with most of their production facilities back online, an industry group said Thursday.

Mazda shifts Thai SUV production to Japan as baht soars

December 22, 2019
TOKYO -- Mazda Motor will review its production footprint in Thailand, Southeast Asia's top automotive hub, and move the assembly of some models to Japan, as the automaker combats the continued appreciation of the baht against key currencies.

Southeast Asia's trans-regional corridor takes shape

December 2, 2019
YANGON -- The opening of a new bridge between Thailand and Myanmar has pushed Southeast Asia one step closer to the realization of an East-West Economic Corridor, connecting the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Toyota to roll out first plug-in hybrid car in China

April 19, 2018
NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will unveil its first plug-in hybrid Corolla sedan and Levin compact car in China at the Beijing motor show, which opens April 25 in Beijing.

Foreign electric cars favored in China but shakeout looms

March 20, 2018
The gold rush triggered by the Chinese government's embrace of electric cars will lead to an industry shakeout that could see many of the market's current leaders left behind.
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