Indonesian Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita had said on Wednesday that Isuzu could start production in Indonesia as early as next year.

But Isuzu on Thursday denied any such plans.

Prices of AAPICO HiTech, an automotive parts manufacturer that makes the chassis frames for the Isuzu pick-up model, closed 7% lower from the previous day, recovering from a 12% drop in the morning trading session.

Thailand's benchmark index was up 1.7%.

Auto lighting equipment maker, Thai Stanley Electric, saw its share price down 1.8%, having dropped 4% in earlier trading.

Thailand's overall auto sector index fell 1.36%, having slumped 3.34% in earlier trade.

Thailand is an auto production and export hub for Southeast Asia and is home to some of the world's top producers like Toyota and Honda.

The government has been trying to maintain that status, rolling out incentives to lure investment for electric vehicle (EV) production.

Chinese EV maker Great Wall Motor is planning to set up a $30 million battery pack assembly plant in Thailand while BYD plans to set up a factory by 2024.

The Southeast Asian country produces around 1.5 million to 2 million vehicles each year, exporting half of those. It has been dubbed the Detroit of the East.

It cemented its auto credentials with a strong supply chain of auto parts over the last few decades. EVs, however, use far fewer parts than conventional automobiles, forcing the industry to adapt.

The government plans to have at least 30% of auto production in the country be EVs by 2030.

(Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor, Martin Petty)