Today, Fuji Heavy Industries said that the MoU was for a consignment production contract with TC Subaru Sdn. Bhd which currently distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia. “Production will begin in October 2012 at an existing production facility of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (TCMA) with a production capacity of 5,000 units a year,” it said.
Lastly, Subaru official added that the Subaru compact SUVs will be locally-produced and marketed in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia through the Subaru sales and distribution network of Tan Chong Group.
At present, it is not confirmed which model of compact SUVs will be assembling in Malaysia. We will be contacting our counterpart in Subaru for more information about this subject. It won’t be surprised it could be some other model that specially designed for Asean market instead of Subaru Forester.