- Chip shortage won't affect CKD Cayenne much
- Small volume and Kulim plant has gotten priority from Germany
- First allocation sold out
For those who placed a booking for the new locally-assembled (CKD) 2022 Porsche Cayenne, good news as buyers won’t need to wait too long to receive the keys to their new SUV.
According to Porsche officials who attended the launch of the Sime Darby-owned assembly facility, they confirmed that the ongoing chip shortage situation won’t delay deliveries of the Cayenne in Malaysia, as the volume here is small and the plant has received priority from Germany.
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That’s indeed a relief for buyers of the CKD Porsche Cayenne, as the microchip shortage has wreaked havoc on practically every other car manufacturer out there, delaying deliveries to customers.
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As a brief recap, Porsche and Sime Darby confirmed that a small-scale local assembly operation will be set up in Malaysia back in August 2021, making Malaysia the first country outside of Europe to assemble a Porsche.
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Soon afterwards, the CKD Porsche Cayenne was launched in Malaysia back in November 2021, priced from RM 550k. Local assembly has knocked the price of the Cayenne down by RM 115k from the imported (CBU) model’s RM 665k price point.
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Power is derived from a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that does 340 PS and 450 Nm, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that deploys power to all four wheels.