Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom is spending MYR10m (US$2.8m) to assemble Tata trucks at its plant in Pekan, in Pahang state.

The company plans to import CKD kits from Thailand and South Korea, including the Xenon pickup truck and the Prima heavy-duty truck range.

DRB-Hicom said it has already received pre-orders for 17 Prima prime-movers.

The assembler also builds a variety of Volkswagen models for Malaysia.