Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra and DRB-HICOM’s unit USF-HICOM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd are currently studying a proposal to assemble CKD pick-up trucks via a joint-venture in Malaysia. USF-HICOM’s management is currently studying the feasibility, and in-depth talks have not been held yet.
USF-HICOM currently distributes the Mahindra Scorpio SUV in both petrol and diesel variants here in Malaysia. Mahindra’s pick-up truck arsenal includes the Mahindra Utility, the Mahindra NC640DP, the Mahindra Pik-up and Mahindra Pik-up CBC.
DRB-HICOM also distributes pick-up trucks from Mahindra’s main Indian rival, the Tata Group. DRB-HICOM’s unit Scott & English (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd sells RM60 million worth of Tata vehicles yearly. Previously, there was news about Tata assembling cars here in Malaysia, which might include the Tata Indica small-sized city hatchback.