We first heard of this through indirect sources back in August this year, but now it’s official – the Mitsubishi ASX compact SUV will be locally assembled in Malaysia.
Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd will be the contract assembler for the ASX. Production is slated to start in January 2014, with sales to begin soon after in February 2014. No further details as of now – we’ll probably know more about the specs and pricing of the CKD ASX next year.
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia currently sells two variants of the Mitsubishi ASX in Malaysia – the ASX which was facelifted in May, and the higher spec ASX Euro. The pre-facelift ASX participated in our five-way SUV shootout, which you can read here.