MAI to take EEV trends a step further at Malaysia Autoshow 2016
on September 13, 2016 at 10:41 am
Malaysia Automotive Institute organised a Media Launch of Malaysia Autoshow 2016 earlier today in Menara MITI. The ASEAN Autoshow, which started in 2015, is one of MAI’s flagship events. This year’s edition will be renamed as the Malaysia Autoshow 2016, and will be held between 10th and 13th November 2016 at the MINES International Exhibition Convention Centre (MIECC).This year, MAI as the sole organiser, aims to make the Malaysia Autoshow an even more immersive event, as it spearheads the showcase of future trends in the auto industry, especially among the latest energy efficient vehicles (EEVs) which also include hybrid and diesel powered vehicles.
Numerous OEMs have undertaken EEV programs within their production facilities in Malaysia, and to date, more than 180 models and variants have been certified as EEVs, and have benefited the consumer with more affordable and competitive prices due to customised incentives to manufacturers operating within the domestic automotive ecosystem.By 2020, it is projected that some 85% of vehicles produced in the country will be energy efficient vehicles (EEVs). Through its first EEV certified plant in the country costing RM1.3 billion, Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, rolled out Malaysia’s first EEV sedan, the Perodua Bezza last month. UMW Toyota Motors will invest RM1.5 billion for the manufacture of EEV units at its new plant in Shah Alam, scheduled to be completed by 2019.These developments are a testament to the growing strength of the domestic automotive industry, and signifies the necessary technology acquisition, talent development and industry excitement is beginning to bear fruit towards Malaysia’s industrialization goals.
Dato' Madani Sahari and Yamin Vong during the launch session
Unveiling a 'Buy A Car, Win A Car
Press Conference session