Sunday, May 09, 2010

Euromobil to double Audi sales figures, CKD coming soon?

Euromobil Sdn Bhd Malaysia, which recently secured the Audi franchise after years of being a key dealer, is aiming to more than double the sales of Audi cars this year – targetting 1,000 units from 2009’s 465 units. The bulk of these will be the A4 and the high in demand Q5 SUV.

“We obtained full distributorship status in February, so we are now the sole exclusive distributor of Audi cars in Malaysia,” said DRB-HICOM group director for automotive Datuk Nik Hamdan Nik Hassan. “The plan is for us to do the CBUs right to the maximum level before we embark on the CKD business to become No.2 or No.1 in the premium sector,” he added. It’s unknown what the “maximum level” is, however.

Audi owners will be happy to know that Euromobil will open a service centre at Jalan Chan Sow Lin in Kuala Lumpur this month. Nik Hamdan told reporters that the company will continue to expand its 3S centre network. He said this while flagging off the first export batch of locally assembled Suzuki Swifts to Brunei. The 1.5-litre Swift, which is put together in Pekan, will join the 1.3 model and Swift Sport in Brunei and is expected to sell at a rate of 10 units per month.

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