Volkswagen plans to launch the latest Passat B8 in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2016, country MD, Armin Keller, said.

In the future, more models such as the Golf GTE will be added to the range. Initially, these models will be launched as CBU (complete built up) units rather than locally assembled, paultan.org reported.

The company aims to make the country a regional hub and export locally made vehicles to neighbouring countries like Thailand and Indonesia.