The Malay Mail says that mass production of the first Inokom Atos, another “locally-manufactured” car based on the five-year-old South Korean Hyundai Atos, has started.
The vehicles will be produced at Inokom’s plant in Kulim, Kedah, at a rate of 600 to 700 units a month.
The car, to be launched next month, has a one-litre engine and Inokom is targeting a production rate of 1,500 units a month by early next year. About 40% of its components are locally sourced.
The Atos, whose folding back seat allows it to be turned into a minivan, is the first “multi-function” vehicle to be manufactured by Inokom, the national manufacturer of light commercial trucks and vans. It is also the contract assembler of other vehicles, the report said.