jayaBermaz Auto and Kia Motors strategic partnership to include JV for Kia vehicle assembly and distribution in Malaysia
Bermaz Auto, BAuto, is the new distributor for Kia vehicles in Malaysia. Bermaz Auto and Kia Motor have formed a strategic partnership to assemble and distribute Kia cars in Malaysia. A new company known as Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd will undertake the assembly of the completely knocked down vehicles in Malaysia. Dinamikjaya Motors, a subsidiary of BAuto, will market and distribute Kia vehicles, both CKD and fully-imported models. Dinamikjaya Motors will also sell genuine spare parts and provide aftersales service in Malaysia.
Initially, three models are planned under the Kia JV for the Malaysian market: the Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival. The third model will be announced later. The assembly line will be at the Inokom plant in Kulim where Bermaz currently assembles Mazda vehicles. Kia intends to make KMSB the regional manufacturing hub for its Kia brand of vehicles in ASEAN countries and other potential markets.
BAuto’s stated first priority for the Kia brand is to address the needs of existing Kia car owners. Kia car owners are requested to contact Dinamikjaya via this link.
Besides Kia, Bermaz Auto is also the distributor of Mazda cars in Malaysia.