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Dealerships can be ‘PokeStops’ For Millennial Gamers in Malaysia

Just over a month after it’s official launch, Pokemon Go has, as of this morning (Saturday), arrived in Southeast Asia. A smash-hit title from Niantic and Nintendo , Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality (AR) game that used Geo-location to allow players to use their smartphones to capture virtual Pokemon in real-life locations. The roll-out covers a total of 14 markets in Asia and

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ASEAN Auto Tariff Expands Free Zone in 2018

Thailand-based OEMs are set to benefit from the expansion of an existing auto tariff-free zone to ASEAN members Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam in 2018. Thailand is a regional production and export hub for the world’s top automakers, including Japan’s Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Isuzu and Nissan, as well as U.S.-based General Motors, primarily Chevrolet, and Ford. According to global market-research firm IHS, Thai

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Toyota Thailand Sees Better Days Ahead

Toyota Motor Thailand sees green shoots for the domestic market, although improvements aren’t likely to be seen before 2017. After a flat first half of the year, the automaker, which dominates the Thai landscape with an almost one-third market share, projects full-year industry sales to come in at around 740,000 vehicles, 7.5% down from last year. Toyota Motor Thailand President

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Hyundai Indonesia Eyes More CKD Projects From Principal

Hyundai Indonesia is in talks with its South Korean principal to obtain more completely knocked down (CKD) projects, an executive has said. The company has an assembly plant in Pondok Ungu, Bekasi, West Java, to assemble big, H-1 multipurpose vehicles (MPVs) with 43 percent local content. Hyundai Indonesia exports 250 units per month to Thailand. “We are in discussions with

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ASEAN Vehicle Sales Jump 11% in Q2

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets rose by 10.6% to 781,162 units in the second quarter of 2016, from 706,532 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com. This follows a 3.6% decline in the first-quarter of the year, resulting in a 3.2% rise in cumulative first-half sales to

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Chinese Cars Not so Popular in Vietnam

Just within 10 years, six Chinese car brands came to Vietnam through different ways. They are either imported to Vietnam under the mode of complete built units (CBU) or assembled in Vietnam by joint ventures between Vietnamese and Chinese manufacturers. Chinese cars tried to conquer Vietnamese hearts thanks to their low prices, positioned as the cheapest car products in the

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Thailand’s Parts makers call for EV roadmap

Auto parts manufacturers are calling on the government to delay its ambitious plans to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs), saying the policy would have a huge impact on the country’s automotive industry. Achana Limpaitoon, president of the Thai Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (Tapma), said the association has no objections to this policy, but the government has yet to come up with

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BMW, VW to Source More Parts from Thailand

Germany’s BMW and Volkswagen will source more parts from Thailand’s well-developed autoparts industry to enhance competitiveness and expand Asian operations. BMW will establish its first Southeast Asian international procurement base in Bangkok as early as next month with an eye on shipping Thai-made parts meeting quality standards to BMW’s 30 or so factories in 14 countries around the world. In

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