December 25, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s battery and electric car maker BYD Co Ltd recently delivered three pure electric e6 cars to Thailand power company Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the first Chinese automaker to benefit from zero tariffs under the China–ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in the Southeast Asian country.
December 6, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company, on Tuesday signed an agreement with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group to build a joint venture plant in Thailand to make MG cars, SAIC said in a statement posted on its website.
May 4, 2012 by Joey Wang
SAIC Motor, China’s biggest automaker, is planning a venture with CP Group to build passenger cars in Thailand. SAIC intends to develop the new assembly plant as a production centre for right-hand-drive vehicles to sell in the region and in other markets that drive on the right.
The partners will complete the feasibility study for the project by the fourth quarter this year, said CP vice-chairman Thanakorn Seriburi.”The study will include the cost of investment for making at least 50,000 passenger cars a year,” he said yesterday.
February 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Dongfeng Xiao Kang, a well-known minitruck model of China, has been put into mass production in Thailand to address rising local demand, the company announced on Thursday.
The factory, located in Gateway Industrial Estate in Cha Choeng Sao province, is estimated to produce 5,000 units of minitrucks per year, Pitaya Tanadamrongsak, managing director of DFM minitruck (Thailand), Dongfeng Motor’s exclusive dealer in the country.