Chery Malaysia Gets First Locally Assembled Models

In a major development this week, Chery Malaysia celebrated a milestone local assembly project with the official handover of the brand’s first CKD models. 

At a ceremony earlier in the week, the first locally assembled Chery Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro SUVs were handed over from manufacturing partner Inokom to Chery Malaysia in advance of the first customer deliveries.

The high-profile handover ceremony took place this week.

A company spokesperson commented, “This remarkable achievement underscores our commitment to localised CKD manufacturing and our dedication to providing the best driving experience to our customers.”

A statement added that “As we move forward, the company is committed to enhancing our CKD manufacturing capabilities, investing in cutting-edge technology, and more collaborations with local suppliers to support the automotive ecosystem in Malaysia.

Chery’s sales increase 56% year-on-year

Since its formal reentry into Malaysia ten days ago, Chery has taken more than 3,000 orders, revealing that interest in the Wuhu-based automaker is not simply a local phenomenon. In the first half of 2023, Chery sold 741,400 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 56%. This is a half-year record for the brand, and sales have breached the 100,000 mark for 13 consecutive months.

Tiggo 8 Pro.

Priced from RM109,000, the Omoda 5 goes on sale powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine generating 154hp and mated to a CVT with nine virtual ratios. Meanwhile, the 7-seater Tiggo 8 Pro is priced from RM159,000 and a propelled by a 256hp 2.0-litre turbo.

OUR THOUGHTS

Chery made a timely comeback to Malaysia in December last year and has gone from strength to strength with some of the most appealing and cost-effective models on the market now. A major sign of confidence in the brand is the fact that the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro are launching in CKD format, with no initial small CBU selection to ‘test the waters’ with local assembly at Inokom from the get-go.

More Articles for You

All-New BYD M6 Launched In Indonesia: Headed For Malaysia

The BYD M6 made a big splash at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show recently, a car show set up …

Lotus Emeya Hypercar Packing 918-hp Goes On Sale In Malaysia

Lotus is making arguably the biggest media splash in its history by launching two new cars at the same time. …

Ford Reverts From EVs To Gas-Power And Hybrids To Meet Heavy Demand

Let’s cut right to the chase. Looking at the state of today’s auto industry, there’s one thing we can definitely …

New Jaecoo J7 Finally Launched In Malaysia

We’ve been hearing about the Jaecoo J7 for a while now, but folks, here it is—at last. The official pricing …

The Best Tesla to Buy Now: Model 3 Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive

In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, Tesla continues to lead the pack with its innovative and high-performance offerings. For …

New XPeng G6 Teased Ahead Of Launch In Malaysia

Don’t you just love carmakers and their teaser images? This time, Bermaz Xpeng Sdn. Bhd has uploaded a teaser photograph …