Indonesians' love of gas-guzzlers may blunt Widodo fuel policy

[JAKARTA] At the Indonesia International Motor Show last week, car marketer Pankaj Jain didn't have much cause for worry that an impending fuel-price increase by incoming President Joko Widodo would harm sales.

People "buy bigger" in Indonesia, Mr Jain said, as thousands inspected the latest models at a show dominated by sturdy sport utility vehicles and boxy multi-purpose cars. "Here, the MPV market is close to 60 per cent . . . in India it's very small," said the marketing director at Tata Motors'...

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