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Global Fleet - Asia/China

March 2017 - Global News

Ford China Sales Up for February but Down YTD

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2 percent compared to February 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford in China totaled 153,073 vehicles, a 21 percent decrease compared to the same time last year.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, Jiangling

March 2017 - Global News

Chery Launches Two New SUVs in Russia

The Chery launched the new Tiggo 3 and Tiggo 5 SUVs in Russia.

Tags: Russia, Global, Compact SUVs, Chery

February 2017 - Feature

Market Snapshot: Turkey Fleet Market

There are more than 17 million vehicles in Turkey, of which 40% are fleet vehicles. Fewer than 13% of the population in Turkey either owns or drives a vehicle, according to research by 'Automotive Fleet' magazine. In terms of fleet passenger cars, only 10% of the 2.4 million company cars in Turkey are leased, but demand for fleet leasing has been growing.

Tags: Leasing, Turkey, Global, Fuel Cards

February 2017 - Global News

PSA Group to Expand Vehicle Assembly in Vietnam in 2017

The PSA Group and its partner THACO (Truong Haï Auto Corp.) signed an agreement on Feb. 22 to bring to market in Vietnam two new SUVs that will be assembled in THACO’s plant in Chulai in Quang Nam Province.

Tags: Peugeot, Vietnam, Global, PSA Group

February 2017 - Global News

BYD Launches Largest EV Taxi Fleet in Southeast Asia

BYD has launched a fleet of 100 electric taxis in Singapore, forming the biggest electric taxi fleet in Southeast Asia, according to BYD, a Chinese renewal energy technology company.

Tags: BYD, Alternative Fuels, Singapore, Taxi Fleets, China

February 2017 - Global News

Mitsubishi Begins Production of Mirage G4 in Philippines

Mitsubishi Corp. (MMC) has announced that production of its Mirage G4 — also known as the Attrage in other markets — has started at the vehicle assembly plant of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC).

Tags: Mitsubishi, Global, Philippines, Assembly Plants

February 2017 - Global News

Pricing Announced for Chevrolet Cruze Hatch in China

Pricing for the China Chevrolet Cruze Hatch was announced on Feb. 7. Five trims with a choice of 1.4T or 1.5L engines are available for a price range between RMB 109,900 and RMB 169,900.

Tags: China, Chevrolet Cruze, Global, Chevrolet, Hatchbacks

February 2017 - Global News

Tariffs Upheld on OTR Tires From India and Sri Lanka

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upheld the tariffs on off-the-road tires suggested by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

Tags: Tires and Wheels, International Trade Commission, Tariffs, India, Sri Lanka, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Scania Expanding Thailand Operations

Sweden-based truck maker Scania AB is expanding its industrial and commercial operations in Thailand.

Tags: Scania, Global, Thailand

February 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Export F-150 Raptor to China

Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.

Tags: China, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford, Ford F-Series, Global

January 2017 - Feature

Market Snapshot: Thailand Auto Market

Calendar-year 2016 was one of the toughest years for the automotive industry in Thailand.

Tags: Toyota, Thailand

January 2017 - Global News

Annual Mitsubishi Global Sales Decline 15%

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) global sales volume during the cumulative three quarters in FY16 declined to 673,000 units, according to the company's third quarter financial statement. This is 15% lower than the same period of last year.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Japan, Mitsubishi Outlander, New Vehicle Sales

January 2017 - Global News

UD Trucks Launching Medium-Duty Truck in Emerging Markets

UD Trucks is ready to launch Croner, its all-new medium duty truck, this March, targeted specifically for its growth markets across Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, UD Trucks, Emerging Markets

January 2017 - Global News

China's GAC Unveils Three Models in Detroit

Chinese carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC Motor) has unveiled three new vehicles — a mid-sized SUV, a hybrid crossover, and an electric car.

Tags: China, Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motor

January 2017 - Global News

Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

Tags: Toyota, Singapore, Scania, Truck Platooning, Global, China

January 2017 - Global News

India's Tata Motors Debuts Commercial Pickup Truck

India's Tata Motors has launched the Tata Xenon Yodha. The pickup is designed for a wide range of commercial applications.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tata Motors, India

January 2017 - Global News

Chinese Telecom Company, Norwegian Telematics Company Ink Deal

The Norwegian telematics company ABAX has signed a 5-year partnership deal with mobile telecom company China Mobile Ltd., which has a customer base of 845 million subscribers.

Tags: Telematics, China, Partnership, Norway

December 2016 - Global News

Uber Launches Fleet App in India

Uber has launched UberFLEET, an Android app for its fleet partners in 29 cities across India, according to a report by the India Times.

Tags: India, Uber, Mobile App

December 2016 - Global News

Domino's Rethinks Reindeer Delivery Fleet in Japan

Domino's has scrapped its plan for a reindeer delivery fleet in Japan.

Tags: Japan, Delivery Fleets, Domino's Pizza

December 2016 - Global News

Subaru Impreza Named Japan's 2017 Car of the Year

During an award ceremony held inside the Tokyo International Exchange Center on Tokyo Bay, the Subaru Impreza was named the 2017 Car of the Year Japan (COTY).

Tags: Car of the Year, Japan, Subaru Impreza

November 2016 - Global News

Taiwanese Telematics Company Receives National Honor

ATrack Technology Inc. was recently awarded the National Award of Outstanding SMEs, the highest honor given to small and medium enterprises in Taiwan.

Tags: Awards, Taiwan, ATrack

November 2016 - Global News

Vietnam to Cut State Car Fleet by Half

The fleet of State-owned cars serving officials will be cut by 30 to 50%, or about 12,000 to 20,000 cars, by the year 2020. The cut will not be applied to mountainous, remote areas and the islands.

Tags: Government Fleets, Vietnam, Fleet Budgets

October 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Takes Control of Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. has completed its acquisition of 34% of Mitsubishi Motors, which makes Nissan the largest shareholder, the company has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mergers & Acquisitions, Renault-Nissan Alliance

October 2016 - Global News

WEX Inc. Provides Fleet Card Management in Southeast Asia

WEX Inc. has announced that it has completed the successful conversion and migration of ExxonMobil’s fleet card customers in Hong Kong and Macau.

Tags: Hong Kong, WEX, Macau, Fleet Card, ExxonMobil

October 2016 - Global News

Tata Motors to Supply Waste Collection Vehicles in Jaipur, India

Tata Motors, an Indian commercial vehicles manufacturer, has announced receiving orders for 51 Ace tippers from Jaipur Nagar Nigam for garbage collection vehicles in Jaipur.

Tags: India, Tata Motors, Refuse Fleets

October 2016 - Global News

Toyota, Daihatsu Plan Company for Emerging Markets

Toyota Motor Corporation and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a plan to establish an internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets.

Tags: Toyota, Daihatsu, Emerging Markets

September 2016 - Global News

Tata's Bolt Hatchback Offered Only to Fleets

Tata Motors will continue to manufacture the Bolt hatchback, but offer the vehicle for fleet operations only.

Tags: India, Tata Motors, Hatchbacks

September 2016 - Global News

Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

Tags: Daimler, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2016 - Global News

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 2016 - Global News

Datsun Relaunches in Sri Lanka

Datsun continues to expand its global presence with the brand’s return to Sri Lanka, where it was first introduced in 1957. This comes just a few weeks after the brand was brought back to Lebanon.

Tags: Sri Lanka, Datsun, Datsun Redi-Go

July 2016 - Global News

Toyota Aims to Cut Accidents with TransLog Telematics System

Toyota Motor Corporation and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. are launching a discounted insurance fee service. This will be targeted at fleet contractors with 10 vehicles or more, and who implement the Accident Reduction Program that utilizes the TransLog telematics service.

Tags: Toyota, Telematics, Insurance, Accident Management

July 2016 - Global News

Guide to Fleet Management in Asia Released

A new Guide to Fleet Management in Asia has been produced by Global Fleet to provide international fleet decision makers with greater insight into the main fleet markets of the region and to help them make fleet decisions in a more informed way.

Tags: Fleet Management, Nexus Communication, Asia, Multinational Fleets

July 2016 - Global News

Mazda and Isuzu to Collaborate on Pickups

Mazda and Isuzu said they will collaborate on next-generation pickup trucks, building on their decade-long collaboration.

Tags: Isuzu, Pickup Trucks, Mazda

July 2016 - Global News

Nissan to Launch Autonomous ProPILOT in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that the new Serena, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late August, will come equipped with the company’s ProPILOT autonomous drive technology.

Tags: Nissan, Japan, Autonomous Vehicles

June 2016 - Global News

Malaysian Packaged Gas Fleet Implements Routing, Scheduling Software

Linde Malaysia has become the latest organization within The Linde Group to deploy Paragon Software Systems, Inc.’s routing and scheduling software, further optimizing its expanding cylinder business’ distribution operations in Peninsular Malaysia.

Tags: Routing, Malaysia, Paragon Software Systems

June 2016 - Global News

Car-Sharing Service car2go Registers 78K in China

This means that in Chongqing, a city with 30 million inhabitants and car2go's first Asia location, a car2go vehicles is rented out every 1.7 minutes.

Tags: China, Carsharing, car2go

June 2016 - Global News

Ford Makes Leadership Changes in China and India

Ford Motor Company has announced changes in its China, India, Global Strategy and Finance leadership team, elevating the reporting of its China operations and expanding its business model to be both an auto and mobility company.

Tags: India, China, Ford, Strategy

May 2016 - Global News

Toyota Reorganizes its Malaysian Production System

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced it will reorganize its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the Malaysian market, with the creation of a new vehicle plant to serve as its production core in Malaysia.

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Production, Malaysia

May 2016 - Industry News

Fuji Heavy Industries Changes Name to Subaru

Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), is renaming itself to Subaru Corp. to enhance a rising Subaru brand that closed its fiscal year in March with sales of 1.05 million vehicles for the first time in its 58-year history.

Tags: Subaru, Branding, Automotive History, Japan

May 2016 - Industry News

Nissan to Take 34% Controlling Stake in Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for 237 billion yen ($2.17 billion) in a deal that makes Nissan the leading investor in the struggling automaker.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 2016 - Global News

Fuso Launches Light-Duty Canter in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. have collaborated to launch the 2016 Canter, which features improved fuel efficiency and interior design.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Japan, Canter, Daimler

April 2016 - Global News

Mitsubishi Admits to Cheating Fuel Economy Tests

Mitsubishi Motors admitted to giving inflated gas mileage ratings to approximately 625,000 vehicles, including the eK Wagon, eK Space, and Nissan's Dayz, which the automaker created for Nissan.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuel Economy, Japan

April 2016 - Industry News

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Tags: Toyota, Assembly Plants, Natural Disaster, Japan

April 2016 - Global News

Skoda Invests $2B in China

The Czech automobile company announced a partnership with SAIC Volkswagen Co., Ltd. for expanding their model range and investing in pioneering automotive technologies

Tags: Volkswagen, China, SAIC, Skoda

April 2016 - Industry News

China's BYD Adds Two EV Models

BYD Company Ltd. has launched two pure electric sedans: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions, and the e5, coming in three versions. Both models have a 300km driving range.

Tags: BYD, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2016 - Global News

Volvo Launches 2016 Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge

Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.

Tags: Volvo, Eco Driving, Thailand, Fuelwatch Challenge

March 2016 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts V-Class MPV in China

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class will be available in China, beginning in April. The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has been tailored to the needs and wishes of Chinese customers.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, China

March 2016 - Global News

Honda's Fuel Cell Sedan Now Available in Japan

Honda has started selling its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Honda, Honda Civic, Fuel Cell Vehicle

March 2016 - Global News

Daimler Opens Regional CV Center in Southeast Asia

Daimler Trucks Asia is continuing to regionalize its sales and service organization with the opening of a regional center for its commercial vehicles business in Southeast Asia.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Commercial Vehicles, Southeast Asia

February 2016 - Global News

Commercial Drivers in India Work Under Harsh Conditions

A study by the Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) has found that commercial drivers in Uttarakhand, India, work under harsh conditions.

Tags: India, Personal Income, Commercial Drivers



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