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Volkswagen confirms CKD in Malaysia by DRB-Hicom

According to our source today, Volkswagen AG and DRB-Hicom had inked their venture to assemble the all new 2011 Volkswagen Passat and 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in Malaysia. The local assembly operations will be held at DRB’s existing plant in Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia. The CKD project for both passenger cars are value a billion ringgit which is equivalent to US$318 million.

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Malaysia is the second country for Volkswagen AG to perform assembly operations in South East Asia. The first assembly operations in South East Asia were made last year in Indonesia to produce Volkswagen Touran.

2012 VW Jetta Volkswagen confirms CKD in Malaysia by DRB Hicom

The Volkswagen Passat and Jetta will due to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2011. It will be selling in Malaysia and possibly extending to other nations in South East Asia. DRB-Hicom will produce around 3,000 VW cars per year before expanding output from the end of 2012. Moreover, DRB aimed to use up to 40% of local parts in VW cars in long run.


This project is part of VW group directions to be the world largest automaker. Hence, the German automaker aimed to expand in South East Asia from 14,000 cars sold last year to between 40,000 and 50,000 over the next few years.


Photo Gallery: VW DRB-Hicom Press Conference

2011 Volkswagen Passat Facelift to be revealed at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Referring to our previous posting on Volkswagen Passat 2011 Leaked Photo, we found a spy video of the redesigned 2011 VW Passat. As mentioned previously, Volkswagen Passat will make official world premiere in this year’s Paris Motor Show in October and arrive in dealerships early next year.

The 2011 Volkswagen Passat is expected having new front and rear designs that identical to their current line-up like Scirocco, Golf and the 2011 Jetta. Apart from there, the Passat’s interior will receive a new design entirely. In the video, you will notice the new steering wheel and door panel.

Moving forward to engine and transmission, I foreseeing Volkswagen will be remain using the award winning TSI engine (EA888) as well as the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) from the current model for the upcoming 2011 Passat.

Check out the spy video of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat


Volkswagen Passat 2011 Leaked Photo

The all-new Volkswagen Passat that was about the make official world premiere in this year’s October Paris Motor show was leaked from a German VW broshure.  The VW Passat is will take on the BMW 3-series, Mercedes C-lass and the Audi A4 as it is the similar in class and also price range. This photo reveals the VW Passat 2011 production version. As  expected the new Passat wil inherit the new VW family features. With headlights looks similar like the VW Golf  other than that the  lower and wider air intakes  with narrower upper grille. The lights will feature he LED daytime lighting.

It is also said by Volkswagen they will be inheriting the 3 spoke multifunction steering wheel and more of the chrome trims from the more exclusive VW Passat CC. Now, the VW Passat CC is selling for RM243,888.00 – the new VW Passat 2011 is expected to fall into that price range.  There will be a few range of engine including a 1.4 & 1.6-litre TSI petrol and a 1.6 & 2.0 litre turbo diesels. There more racing spec version namely Passat R it feature a 2.0-litre turbo pushing  270bhp, that will be launching after Volkswagen Passat 2011 goes on sale early next year.