Monday, 27 August 2007

South Korean car makers in Malaysia

There are three South Korean car makers and all of them are well represented in M'sia.

  • Hyundai
  • Kia - a subsidiary of Hyundai
  • Ssangyong
  • Daewoo

For some reason, it' s called Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors.

In West Malaysia, i've seen the Atos, Matrix, Trajet, Getz & Sonata. We also have the Hyundai Accent (thanks NC).

The cute and zippy Hyundai Getz


Models: Naza Ria, Picanto, Rio, Optima, Spectra, Sorento, Citra, Sportage

Kia Sportage - i've seen these on the road quite a lot lately


Ssangyong is Korea’s off-roaders specialist. Thanks to the technology transferred from Mercedes-Benz, it developed some good off-roaders from zero within a few years. Also don’t forget the Chairman luxurious sedan, Korea’s first and still the best luxurious car.

Product range in Msia: Actyon Sports, Kyron, Rexton II, Stavic, Chairman

Rexton II the luxury 7-Seater SUV


The Asian ecomonic crisis in 1998 hit Daewoo hard. Burdened by heavy debt, Daewoo was sold to General Motors in 2002. The Korean no.2 car maker has modern new factories and R&D facilities, but its brand image was too weak. GM decided to operate Daewoo as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplying cars to Chevrolet, Holden & Suzuki.

Chevrolet Aveo Hatch

ps: Hey friends, if you have extra info, please write in ok? If you want to know more about cars in Malaysia, read
Paul Tan's blog. Thanks.


ni-choon said...


We also have Hyundai Accent here. =)

ni-choon said...

... and the Elantra too.

Liz said...

Walau-eh Ni-choon, I didn't know you knew so much about Korean cars!!!

I know nuts. Thank you. :-P

Orchid said...

Anyway, there are actually 2 Hyundai distributors in Malaysia and they handle different models. You are right about Hyundai Sime Darby handling the models you mentioned, but there is also the Hyundai Accent sold by Kah Bintang and a few other models. - Paul Tan

ni-choon said...

No lah Liz, just happen to see those cars on the street. Hehe...

Actyon Boy said...

This is a really informative list? do you guys think japanese cars or korean cars are better value for money?

Orchid said...

I don't know if they are more value for money, but i still like Japanese brands like Toyota & Honda. ;-)

kpop_rub said...

Forget Japanese and Korean cars, American brands are the best!! Haha my whole family works for GMC *lives in Detroit AKA the motor city* Def go with American we always make top quality cars we drive and would want out whole family to drive. yep yep! And yeah we need HELP our auto industry is going under and our city is falling to shambles *pleads* lol


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