#ASIA

Sales

Retail Car Sales Jump 8% in China

Wholesales and retail demand remain on revival track

Sales

Vehicle Wholesales in China Jump 15%

Year-to-date volume still lags, but gap is closing quickly

Fuel Cells

Chinese EV Maker Plans U.S. IPO Worth $950 Million

Li Auto hopes to tap current stock market mania for EVs

Sales

Mitsubishi Motors Calls It Quits in Europe

New strategy focuses on southeast Asia

Quality

Hyundai Touts Clean HVAC Tech

Improving air quality during and after your ride

Batteries

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers

Hybrid

Nissan Looks to the Future with Ariya EV

New look, more tech. The first in a wave of new models. 

Propulsion

A Stick Shift Without the Foot Work

Hyundai debuts manual gearbox sans clutch pedal, in India

Production

All Toyota Plants Running for First Time in 5 Months

A testimony to persistence as factory in Venezuela reopens

Batteries

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Sales

June Car Sales in China Up—and Down

Rebound continues, but year-on-year results lag

Electronics

Toyota Touts New Electronics Plating Tech

Stamping-type process designed to cut waste and manufacturing emissions

Hybrid

EV Startup Byton Suspends Operations

Waiting out the coronavirus pandemic

Regulations

Report: The Revolution Ahead for Automakers

Deloitte spells out what carmakers must do to excel

Formula One Drops Three More Races

8 races finalized, plans for 7 more by year-end

Business

FCA Wins Trade Ruling on Jeep Lookalike Case

The lookalike grille is gone, but the resemblance remains

Connectivity

Honda Partners with Neusoft on Connectivity

Tech joint venture expands years of collaboration

Sales

New-Car Wholesales in China Jumped 7% in May

Increase hints at recovery pace for U.S., European car markets

Production

Honda Rebounds from Cyber Attack

Incursions reportedly hit the U.S., Europe and Japan

Sales

Retail Sales in China Rise 2%

Full-year registrations likely to fall 10%.

Economics

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure

Sales

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe

Hybrid

VW Hikes Stakes in Chinese EV Ventures

Underscoring the company’s long-term EV goals

Economics

Nissan’s Rx: Major Surgery

Uchida Plans Ghosn-like turnaround blitz for ailing carmaker