Most of you would know that a lot of the foreign cars that we see on our roads are actually assembled locally as there is a ruling on the number of cars that can be imported into the country. The Protons and the Peroduas are obviously locally made and assembled cars while there are actually a lot others that you would not have guessed as it makes the cars more affordable for the Malaysian market.
So far, most of the brands are already rolling out their models here besides Chevrolet, Ford, Mitsubishi and Audi.
Proton’s Tanjung Malim Plant – Proton’s main plant is in Tanjung Malim which is responsible for the Persona and Proton Preve models while the Inspria, Exora, Saga and Satria Neo are all made in its Shah Alam plant.
DRB-Hicom’s Pekan Plant – Meanwhile DRB-Hicom, one of the largest automotive groups in Malaysia has a plant in Pekan in Pahang. The plant is one of the most established in the country which as between Proton and DRB and set up to build the highly successful Proton Satria, Tiara and Putra but is now used by DRB which is used to assemble the brands under its umbrella, namely Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Suzuki.
Perodua – Rawang – The Rawang manufacturing plant for Perodua is of course one of the most successful plants ever which is set for expansion as it is the best selling car in the country for many years now. Apart from its MyVi and Alza models, the Perodua plant here makes the Toyota Avanza as well.
Honda Malaysia in Alor Gajah – Honda has a plant in the historical state of Melaka in Alor Gajah’s Pegoh. This is the plant which rolls out the local favourite Honda City and Honda Civic while the CR-V SUV model is assembled there as well. It is one of the major assembly plants for Honda which will be involved in the manufacturing of the rebadged Honda Accord to replace the current fleet of Proton Perdanas for the government officials. It seems that Honda is planning to add the hybrid models from this plant as well.
Tan Chong Motors – Serendah – Tan Chong Motor Assemblies meanwhile operate a plant in Serendah that assembles the current Nissan models like the Grand Livinas, Almera, Sylphy, Teana and others. The larger vehicles like the SUVs and the Serena are rolled out from Segambut as well as the Subaru XV.
Toyota – Shah Alam – Toyota’s assembling plant is in Shah Alam which is responsible for its range of Vios, Camry, Innova while Volvo’s plant is around here as well that builds the S, V and XC models which are catered for the Thailand market as well.
Naza – Gurun – Naza group operates it plants in Gurun where it is in charge of rolling out the Kia and Peugeot badges.
Inokom – Kulim – Local automotive assembler Inokom rolls out the Hyundais, the Land Rovers, Mazdas and the BMWs through its Kulim plant.