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Mitsubishi to supply small sedan to Chrysler for sale in Asia, report says

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
Mitsubishi will supply Attrage sedans to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for sale in Asian markets later this year, Japan's biggest business newspaper reported. Fiat Chrysler is expected to sell the sedans, which Mitsubishi began producing at its Thailand factory last year, under the Chrysler brand name in China and other Asian markets, according to Nikkei....
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VW seeks to open car plant in Thailand, sources say

April 2, 2014 10:08 CET
VW Group has applied to set up its first car plant in Thailand to help narrow the gap with Toyota in Southeast Asia, people familiar with the matter said. VW sees a "strong market opportunity" in the region CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch said last week....
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HANS GREIMEL

Asia boosts status as production powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be built this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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HANS GREIMEL

Asia flexes status as production powerhouse

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be assembled this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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Tata Motors Managing Director Slym dies after Bangkok hotel fall

Jan. 26, 2014 15:19 CET
Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym died after falling from a high floor in a Bangkok hotel. The Englishman, who joined Tata in 2012 after a 17-year stint at GM, was in Bangkok for a Tata Motors Thailand board meeting....
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GM will open Singapore headquarters to back emerging-market thrust

Nov. 13, 2013 08:04 CET
General Motors will open a new headquarters in Singapore headed by former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby to oversee markets including Southeast Asia and India....
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Asia's next boom market? Former pariah Myanmar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Proud locals call Thailand the "Detroit of the East" because their country is the auto juggernaut of Southeast Asia....
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High hopes that Thai-built Mirage will cut it in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mitsubishi executives are adamant Americans won't care that the Mirage is made in Thailand....
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First U.S.-bound vehicle exports highlight Thailand's growth as production site

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s newest factory may be a little rough around the edges. But it is doing something never done before. It just started exporting vehicles from this hot, humid, sometimes chaotic Southeast Asian emerging market to the United States. It may be followed by other rivals, as automakers pump up production capacity here and Thai leaders seek to emulate Japan's export-based growth model of past decades....
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THAILAND'S TURN?

Why sea captains prefer piloting car carriers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Every day, Captain Sharif Ahmed Zahedi peers from the bridge of the massive 12-deck, 57,455-ton Cassiopeia Leader and counts his blessings he's shipping cars. The secret to worry-free sailing in era of marauding pirates, says Zahedi: The gargantuan vehicle transport is too tough for would-be raiders to tackle....
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U.S. has become a backwater for Mitsubishi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2013
Mitsubishi's U.S. dealers desperate for compelling new product will instead be getting the Mirage....
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2014 Mirage: No thrills but a few frills

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Mitsubishi says its new Mirage small car will fill a niche in the United States auto market for consumers looking for basic, efficient transportation at an affordable price. It's not promising much more than that....
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