During a Q&A session held at the sidelines of the Audi House of Progress exhibition in Singapore with Erik Winter and Kurt Leitner, the managing directors of PHS Automotive Malaysia (PHSAM), it was mentioned that there are no local assembly (CKD) plans for Audi Malaysia at the moment.
“There is no CKD plan for the moment. There’s a strong focus on e-tron and we are happy that the government decided to extend the EV incentives to 2025 because with the e-tron range, we are basically on the same price level as our premium competitors,” said Erik.
It was also mentioned that the company is predicting EVs (e-tron range) to make up 65 percent of sales in 2023, with the remaining percentage by combustion engine models. The ratio is expected to remain similar, up to 70 percent EV by 2025, based on current EV tax incentives.
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Currently, the e-tron range in Malaysia includes the Audi e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, and the Q8 e-tron. Order books for the e-tron models have been open since early February, with “triple-digit” bookings collected.
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Estimated prices for the Audi Q8 e-tron start from RM 369k to RM 476k. Meanwhile, the Audi e-tron GT is estimated to start from RM 559k to RM 643k, and the high-performance RS e-tron GT is expected to start from RM749k to RM 769k.
The Audi e-tron range is expected to be launched in Malaysia in June later this year. Stay tuned to WapCar.my for more updates on the Audi e-tron models.
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