Central America: A Growing Middle Class and Changing Buying Preferences Bode Well for Suppliers of Auto Aftermarket Products.

Manufacturers and distributors of automobile parts, components, and accessories and automobile care equipment ought to consider growing their businesses by exporting to Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala. Central America emerged as a key growth market for the auto industry, said Andres Castrillon, senior counsel for international affairs at the Auto Care […]

Saudi Arabia Drives Surge in Spare Parts

Manufacturers and distributors of the GCC’s automotive aftermarket recently gathered in Dubai to discuss new opportunities in the region’s commercial vehicle (CV) market, as Saudi Arabia spearheads a regional surge in demand for CV spare parts and services. According to global analysts Frost & Sullivan, there are currently 750,000 trucks and buses on Saudi Arabia’s […]

Japan’s Isuzu Motors plans to sell 50,000 pickup vehicles in India

Japan’s Isuzu Motors aims to sell 50,000 pickup vehicles in India in the next few years to gain market leadership, a top company executive has said. The company, which has a fully owned subsidiary in Chennai, has earmarked Rs 3,000 crore for a 120,000 units per year manufacturing facility close by. Pickup vehicles, popular in […]

Truck sales keep Japanese buoyant in U.S.

Honda market share in the US shrunk by 0.1% despite its vehicle sales jumping 6% from a year ago, as rivals have posted stronger growth helped by sales of light trucks. “Pickups and SUVs are growing in the US market, helping the Detroit-based carmakers… Our light-truck supply was relatively low, but we are introducing a […]

Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest monthly total.

DETROIT (AP) — America is getting back to work, and it needs pickup trucks. Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest monthly total since August 2007, as everyone from oil and gas producers to local home builders raced to replace the aging trucks they held onto during the recession. Overall […]

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces 2014 FUSO Canter

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) introduced its new 2014 model-year FUSO Canter FE and FG Series commercial medium-duty trucks during the recent NTEA Work Truck Show. All-new options include a Clarion Bluetooth radio, a longer, 169.3 inch wheelbase for the Class 3 Canter FE125, and a side-mounted fuel tank. According to the company, […]

Isuzu to build B7.3bn pickup assembly plant in Thailand

Japan’s Isuzu Motors will build a new plant to reinforce the production capacity of Isuzu Motors Thailand Ltd to meet increasing demand for D-Max pickup trucks and their derivatives. The automaker badly needs to expand its capacity, as back orders of the D-Max mid-sized model remain so high that Isuzu cannot guarantee delivery for all […]