06 Jul '11, 4am

BREAKING: FHI and Tan Chong to make Malaysia the ASEAN production hub for Subaru, compact SUV first up!

BREAKING: FHI and Tan Chong to make Malaysia the ASEAN production hub for Subaru, compact SUV first up!

We’re accustomed to news of carmakers setting up shop in Thailand or Indonesia, making our neighbours the regional production hub for important models, but here’s a piece of good news for Malaysia. Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the owner of Subaru, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tan Chong Group to produce Subaru vehicles in Malaysia. This consignment production contract between FHI and TC Subaru Sdn Bhd will see the production of 5,000 units of Subaru vehicles per year “at an existing production facility of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA)”. This could be the Serendah plant that currently churns out Nissan models such as the Grand Livina, Sylphy and Teana, or the older Segambut plant in KL. We’re guessing it’s the former. Production will begin in October 2012, and the model in question is a Subaru compact SUV that will be marketed in Malaysia, Thail...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2011/07/06/breaking-fhi-and-tan-chong-...

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