The Malaysian government announced the beginning of work on the draft of the new national car, which will be implemented with the support of Italian companies. According to preliminary information, it will be an electric crossover. Start of sales is scheduled for 2022.
In case of winning the tender for development of the machine, APC is ready to present a prototype driving for six months and put it at the Geneva motor show in March next year. The consortium has the right to use the platform’s AMP (Advanced Modular Platform), developed by Tata Motors, so in theory it can produce any cars from settarov to full-size crossovers.
Local media reported that the tender involves two companies: Elenvi Otomotif and Alam Perkasa Consortium (APC). The latter intends to create a national automaker Malaysian International Motor Company (Mimco) and claims to have cooperation with “leading Italian manufacturer of composite materials”, as well as Studio GFG Style, founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The new company, says the APC, does not require any investment and can be started at any time.
Sketches of the first model electric crossover Mimco Alif drawn GFG Style. The model will be offered in several versions, receive a traction battery capacity of 95 kilowatt-hours can pass without recharging up to 450 kilometers. The declared maximum speed of 230 kilometers per hour. The APC plans expansion into global markets, including in Europe, and 60 thousand sold cars per year, 80 percent of which will be for export.
Sales of electric crossover in Malaysia may start in 2022. Other market model will be released until 2023, after “environmental test”. All vehicle components, including the power plant, will be manufactured by Malaysian companies or joint ventures located on the territory of the country.
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