/ Industry, News, Toyota / Toyota Leads China Output Cuts Among Japanese Automakers

Toyota Leads China Output Cuts Among Japanese Automakers

Linked In Share
Toyota Leads China Output Cuts Among Japanese Automakers

The mid-September anti-Japan protests in China affected all Japanese automakers’ sales, but Toyota was the one which took the hardest hit.

Toyota, Japan’s biggest automaker, said that its China output last month fell 61% to 30,591 units, while Nissan’s sales dropped 44%, its biggest decline since 2009 and Honda was down 54%, also a record for the automaker.

“This is worse than we had expected and it shows how serious the backlash from Chinese consumers was,” said analyst Lin Huaibin. “Sales have started to pick up in November and with some carmakers such as Honda introducing new models, the worst may be over for the moment.”

According to Xu Changming, a director at China’s State Information Center, the share of the Japanese automakers’ China sales has dropped to 14% from 23% before September. According to HIS Automotive, automakers from Japan will see production cuts in 2014 and are expected to lose a combined 650,000 units in vehicle output, if the tensions between the two nations don’t stop.

GAC Toyota Motor, Toyota’s Chinese JV, said that retail sales have almost reached the levels before the protests, after the automaker cut production in the country to ease pressure on the dealerships. In October Mazda’s China output fell 28% as the company exported no cars to China last month, compared with 441 shipped in October 2011.

by Ana Cezara Savin (my Google+) - Thursday, November 29th, 2012 - filed under Industry, News, Toyota. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
china output Honda Mazda Nissan toyota motor


Discuss: Toyota Leads China Output Cuts Among Japanese Automakers

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

2017 Seat Ibiza teased
2017 Seat Ibiza teasedThe Spanish based automaker Seat has released the first sketch with the new generation of the Ibiza which is said to go on sale ...
Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant spied
Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant spiedVolkswagen is currently testing out the wagon version of the Golf GTD as the model in question has been caught on camera by our ...
[Video] Mercedes simulator trains you to become the better driver
[Video] Mercedes simulator trains you to become the better driverWhile life-sized simulators are generally associated with the training of plane pilots, the machines have been successfully ...
2015 COTY candidates announced
2015 COTY candidates announcedThe first candidates of the 2015 Car of the Year award have been recently announced but the winner will be presented next year, ...
Honda’s Mobilio jumps from Indonesia to India
Honda’s Mobilio jumps from Indonesia to IndiaThe Japanese automaker aims to improve its market share in the huge India by porting a model that has become an outstanding ...
New British sports car teased – Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta
New British sports car teased – Ant-Kahn Evanta BarchettaA brand new British sports car is about to hit the market with its appealing looks under the Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta name. The ...
General Motors – 6 new recalls announced
General Motors – 6 new recalls announcedGeneral Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering nearly three quarters of a ...
Chevrolet debuts its Manchester United sponsorship in the US
Chevrolet debuts its Manchester United sponsorship in the USGeneral Motors decided that a shirt sponsorship deal for the next seven years with England’s Manchester United is well worth ...
2014 Renault Megane introduced in Australia
2014 Renault Megane introduced in AustraliaRenault has recently announced the launch of the updated Megane across the Australian continent, where the cheapest version is ...
Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbags
Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbagsThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently issued a recall for the SLK and for the SL roadsters because of the Takata ...
Mercedes-Benz to further cut costs, even as profit beats estimates
Mercedes-Benz to further cut costs, even as profit beats estimatesDaimler AG announced a second-quarter profit that positively outpaced analyst forecasts, thanks to increased deliveries from the ...
[VIDEO] Hear the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
[VIDEO] Hear the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoostAnother video upload with the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang is partially revealing the sound of the EcoBoost four-cylinder ...
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – POV drive on the track
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – POV drive on the trackA new video with the recently unveiled Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is showing the impressive muscle car go around on the track ...
General Motors continues its recall spree
General Motors continues its recall spreeStill grappling with its safety-related crisis, the No. 1 US automaker continues on its long chain of recall actions, the latest ...
Vorsteiner previewing upgrades for BMW M4 Coupe
Vorsteiner previewing upgrades for BMW M4 CoupeVorsteiner has recently released the first details on an upcoming styling kit aimed towards the BMW M4 Coupe which is bringing ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

VW Golf GTD Variant 01
bmw m4 coupe tuning vorsteiner 1
2015 toyota yaris facelift united states 1
mercedes-benz a45 amg tuning vath 1
2015 porsche cayenne facelift 1
2015 hyundai tucson 2
Smart Brabus 01
Audi Q7 01
Mercedes ML Facelift 03
Jaguar XJ Facelift 01
Honda NSX 01
lamborghini aventador crash taiwan 1

More automotive from inautonews
The Spanish based automaker Seat has released the first sketch with the new generation of the Ibiza which is said to go on sale in a couple of years. The fifth generation of the Seat Ibiza is still a long way from becoming a reality but even so, the car manufacturer has released its first ever ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Review – German GP 2014
Review – German GP 2014Taking Rosberg’s easy win out of the picture, the German GP was truly spectacular, full of wheel-to-wheel racing, some of the overtakes backfiring ...
Britain and Germany go to war
Britain and Germany go to war1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the car at the first ...
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?The racing weekend took us across the whole world last weekend, with dull or spectacular racing being influenced not only by the quality of the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety General Motors – 6 new recalls announcedGeneral Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering ... Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbagsThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently issued a recall for the SLK and for the SL ...
Safety Section