New locally-assembled Peugeot 2008 launched, priced from RM126,753

Following the appointment of Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) as the distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia, the range of locally assembled models has been refreshed, starting with the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 which were launched late last year. Today, the third model from the Stellantis assembly plant in Kedah (formerly owned by the […]

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Locally-assembled Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid & Corolla Cross 1.8 launched

Although UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has been promoting hybrids a lot in the past few months, Toyota hybrids are not new to the Malaysian market. While the first model, the Prius which was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car, was not marketed here, it did make a brief appearance in 2000 to introduce the hybrid […]

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Kia Malaysia reveals 5-year plan with 61% of local production to be exported

After a period of obscurity, Kia is ready to move forward with great determination and has formulated a plan to grow its volume in the ASEAN region. Having established a new business operation in April this year, the Korean carmaker has a partner – Bermaz Auto – which took over the brand from Naza (along […]

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Stellantis plant in Kedah begins rolling out new Peugeot 2008 for Malaysian and ASEAN markets

The first units of the new Peugeot 2008 have left the production line at the Stellantis manufacturing plant in Gurun, Kedah. The production is meant for the Malaysian market as well as for export to neighbouring countries. Sales will start in Thailand this month and there will also be lefthand drive versions produced for markets […]

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First looks at the updated Peugeot 3008 and 5008, now marketed by Bermaz Auto Alliance

In the 1970s, a company called Asia Motor was the first distributor of Mazda and Peugeot cars in Malaysia. It handled the two brands (and even assembled some models at its own plant) until the late 1980s when other companies took over each brand. Then in the early 2000s, both brands somehow ended up being […]

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Stellantis takes over Naza Automotive Manufacturing from Groupe PSA

NAZA Automotive Manufacturing, the assembly plant previously set up by the NAZA Group and then taken over by the Groupe PSA has now been acquired by Stellantis, the new company created out of the merger between the French Groupe PSA and the FCA Group in January this year. Stellantis obtained full ownership of the 17-year […]

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Assembly of Proton Saga in Pakistan has started, to be followed by X70

The COVID-19 pandemic affected business activity all over the world, impacting sales and delaying projects. But now that the situation is easing, many activities are quickly resuming and some projects that may have been suspended can now proceed. One of them is the local assembly of Protons in Pakistan at the factory which was under construction […]

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Porsche confirms assembly plans in Malaysia, to start next year

As reported earlier, Porsche will be setting up assembly operations in Malaysia, the first time the sportscar maker has produced its cars outside Germany. The company has confirmed that small-scale local assembly operation in Malaysia will join the company’s two other production sites – the original one at Zuffenhausen and the 19-year old one in […]

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Locally-assembled BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence launched today, priced from RM673,323

It used to be that only models that could sell in sufficiently large volumes would be assembled locally, limiting the number of models that could enjoy preferential taxation policies. With BMW Group Malaysia, that meant just the 3-Series and 5-Series, with the 7-Series having been assembled briefly. But it’s different these days as the company […]

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Porsche to assemble in Malaysia for regional market?

Porsche to assemble in Malaysia? That’s the current topic among enthusiasts following a report in The Edge Weekly. The business website mentions that its source has said the investment has been approved by Malaysian authorities and that the assembly will be done at the Inokom factory in Kedah. It would be quite an unusual development […]

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