Today, we would like to share some information with all of you on what car models that are expected to be launched in 2011.Based on market talk and speculation, over 20 new models are expected to hit Malaysian car market in 2011.However many car companies, especially foreign car manufacturers when contacted were not prepared to reveal their latest launches for this year.They were not prepared because they still needed the approval of their headquarters overseas to “make it official”. The number of new models that are expected to be launched this year is an indication that car companies are optimistic about the economic environment.With the excise duty exemption for hybrid cars below 2,000cc under Budget 2011, many industry observers also expect a boost in hybrid vehicles this year.
VW Scirocco R
Last year saw several foreign auto players tying up with local partners to capitalise on sales growth within the Asean region. The notable ones included DRB-HICOM Bhd tying the knot with Volkswagen AG, Nasim Sdn Bhd teaming up with Peugeot and the link-up between Berjaya Corp Bhd and BYD Auto Co Ltd of China.All of these also will boost the vehicles sales this year.
UPCOMING CARS FOR 2011
*** List is based on market observation and speculation ***
308 cc (6 Jan 2011)
911 Carrera GTS
911 GT3 RS SE
Lexus CT 200h