Chery Malaysia marks CKD milestone with handover of first locally assembled models

After completing its first batch of pre-delivery inspections recently, Chery Malaysia is now celebrating a major milestone in its local assembly project with the official handover of its first CKD cars.

A recent ceremony saw the handover of the first locally assembled Chery Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro SUVs from its manufacturing partner Inokom over to Chery Malaysia, ahead of official deliveries to customers soon.

“This remarkable achievement underscores our commitment to localised CKD manufacturing and our dedication to providing the best driving experience to our customers and it marks the beginning of a new era in our automotive journey,” the company said in a statement.

“As we move forward, Chery Malaysia is committed to further enhancing our CKD manufacturing capabilities, investing in cutting-edge technology, and more collaborations with local suppliers to support the automotive ecosystem in Malaysia. This endeavour not only strengthens our position as a leader in the automotive industry but also contributes to the economic development of the region.”

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Chery has received over 3,000 bookings in just 10 days since it made its official reentry into Malaysia, but interest in the Wuhu-based carmaker is not just a local phenomenon. In the first half of 2023, Chery has sold 741,400 vehicles globally, which marks not only a year-on-year increase of 56%, but also a half-year record for the company.

Overall sales for the Chinese carmaker has breached the 100,000 mark for 13 consecutive months now. Among those, sales for the namesake Chery brand stands at 539,400 for the first half of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 50.9%.

For a detailed breakdown of their specifications, be sure to check out our launch coverage for both the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and Omoda 5 here in Malaysia.

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