- Sime Darby's Kulim plant is the first facility outside of Europe to assemble a Porsche model
- The CKD 2022 Porsche Cayenne will be only for Malaysia
- Prices to start from RM 550,000, first 100 units sold in 1 week
Sime Darby and Porsche today rolled out the first locally-assembled (CKD) 2022 Porsche Cayenne for the Malaysian market. This marks the first assembly facility for Porsche vehicles outside of Europe.
This follows an earlier announcement by Sime Darby and Porsche back in August 2021 when the companies announced plans to assemble the Cayenne in Malaysia.
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The Sime Darby-owned Porsche facility in Kulim is staffed by a team of 100 percent Malaysian, Porsche-trained talent.
The assembly is further supported by a network of local suppliers and service providers in the area, empowering the future of the local community with job opportunities, upskilling prospects, and potential for further expansion.
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The first 100-plus units of the locally-assembled 2022 Porsche Cayenne have already been sold out within a week of its launch.
Prices of the CKD 2022 Porsche Cayenne start from RM 550,000. It is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that churns out 340 PS and 450 Nm, mated to an 8-speed automatic that drives all four wheels.
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Sime Darby Berhad Group Chief Executive Officer Dato' Jeffri Salim Davidson said, "We are very honoured by Porsche's continued trust in Sime Darby, as we deliver a product consistent with Porsche's highest standards for quality, performance and driving experience. The facility, which is 100% staffed by highly skilled Malaysians, not only supports the growth of our businesses across the automotive value chain in Malaysia; but also creates a pipeline of jobs to empower the local community."
Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG, said, "Today we have reached a new milestone, rolling out the first locally assembled Cayenne and fulfilling the sports car dream of even more Malaysian Porsche fans. Our growth strategy underlines the importance of Malaysia for Porsche as we look to expand our presence in the ASEAN region. And it demonstrates our confidence in Sime Darby as a strong partner on our side."