New National Automotive Policy will be out Feb 21

KUALA LUMPUR: The locally-assembled 2020 Proton X70 model during a media test drive session from here to Kuantan in February. Upgrades related to the power train are a further refined 1.8-litre turbo-charged direct injection (TGDi) petrol engine and a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The new National Automotive Policy, NAP2020 will be launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad this Feb 21 at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

In a statement today, MITI said the government has taken into account all the feedback obtained from the industry as well as improvement opportunities learned from previous national automotive policies. 

“To ensure a continuation of meaningful participation within the industry, the government has put emphasis on resources to ensure that the next technology acceleration curve would be in line with emerging trends surrounding transportation and mobility, as well as allowing for clean energy technology adoption,” it said. 

NAP2020 is formulated to elevate Malaysia’s automotive industry to the next phase of industrial competitiveness, in line with the changing landscape of mobility within the global markets.

MITI said the government focuses on building strategic ties with industry players towards enhancing local talents’ capacity and development.