KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 21, 2018: Proton expects to roll out the completely knocked down unit of its X70 sport utility vehicle after the expansion of its Tanjung Malim plant is completed by late next year.
This expansion will increase the plant’s production capacity to 250,000 cars per annum from 150,000 currently.
The plant must comply with Geely requirements in terms of automation and quality and that’s the reason the expansion is taking more time than usual, said Deputy Chief Executive Officer Datuk Radzaif Mohamed today on the sidelines of the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference 2018. Geely is Proton’s majority shareholder.
According to Radzaif, some features in the SUV can be controlled by a smartphone, including locking and unlocking the car, pulling up the windows, as well as checking the tyre pressure and locating the car.
Once the model is locally assembled, Proton is targeting to have up to 70 per cent local components.
The two-day conference is a platform for industry experts and leading players to convene to exchange views on the industry and ecosystem roadmap beyond 2025.
It was organised by the Malaysian Automotive Association to coincide with the KL International Motor Show 2018. — Bernama