Volkswagen Group Malaysia Sdn Bh has named the first three dealers that will sell fully imported CBU Volkswagen cars in Malaysia. The companies are Wearnes Automotive Sdn Bhd, More Cars Sdn Bhd and VW Cars Sdn Bhd. The latter two companies will start accepting orders beginning from today, while Wearnes will start it’s sales in October this year. If I’m not mistaken, Wearnes is a company based in Singapore, and they currently distribute Volvo cars in Malaysia? I am not sure if it’s the same company.

Models to be offered are year 2007 models – the Volkswagen Touareg 3.6, the Volkswagen Passat 2.0, the Volkswagen Golf 1.6 and Golf GTI 2.0, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 and 2.0, the Volkswagen New Beetle 1.6 and 2.0, the Volkswagen Polo 1.4 and 1.6 as well as the Volkswagne Cross Polo 1.6. Prices will range from RM109,788 to RM452,309 excluding insurance – with the Polo 1.4 likely being the cheapest and the Touareg 3.6 being the most expensive.

These models will all be CBU models fully imported from Europe, South Africa and Mexico, but Volkswagen is still exploring possibilities of local assembly here in Malaysia to allow for more competitive pricing. After an order is placed, one has to wait between two and four-and-a-half months for delivery.

If the new Polo 1.4 is introduced to the market at RM109,788 excluding insurance, it would be only slightly less than RM10,000 cheaper than AutoPraha Sdn Bhd’s Polo-based Skoda Fabia 1.4 hatch at RM100,948.00 excluding insurance.

Volkswagen outlets will be jointly provided by the 3 dealers, which will collectively open three 3S (sales, service and spares) outlets and two 1S (sales) outlets. It’s also hoped that between seven to ten additional 3S outlets will be opened in 2007.

Volkswagen is also in discussion with two or three potential partners on local assembly but no further information on who they are or when a decision can be reached was provided. There was previously rumours on talks between Volkswagen and EON, as well as Volkswagen and Cycle & Carriage.

Source, Wearnes