Missing in Malaysia, DFSK set to manufacture EVs in Indonesia soon

Sanjay · Apr 26, 2021 06:00 PM

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Amidst growing electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Indonesia, Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Sokon (DFSK) is looking towards manufacturing their own EVs in the archipelago within the next two to three years.

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Besides their commercial vehicle range, DFSK also makes SUVs. Pictures is the Glory i-Auto

DFSK Indonesia's public relations and media manager, Ahmad Rofiqi mentioned that while the company is still exploring avanues, manufacturing EVs is in the company's long term plans.

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The company's plant in Cikande, Serang, Indonesia

Speaking to the media at the Jakarta International Expo, Rofiqi said that "it's not impossible" for the company to build EVs at their Cikande plant, citing that plans can be realised following customer demands.

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The brand's only EV in Indonesia thus far is the Gelora Electric van

He adds that while the Indonesian government is very supportive of EVs, DFSK realises that the current EV market still has room to grow, especially considering market interest is yet to be at its most optimal level.

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DFSK Glory 560

Rofiqi maintains that once everything is in place, DFSK will not delay putting forth their plan.

Why does DFSK sound familiar?

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Photo credit Funtasticko

It's because we wrote about the DFSK Glory 580 back this past December - a 7-seater SUV that was supposedly to be priced circa RM 95k and launched in January this year.

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We're days away from May, and nothing new has been unearthed since we first wrote about the model.

Also read: 2021 DFSK Glory 580 in Malaysia - launching in Jan, 7-seater SUV for RM 95k!

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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