The new National Automotive Policy (NAP 2020) was just announced last week after much anticipation, and as we expected, it raised more questions than answers.
In brief, here are the key takeaways:
The government has also identified key targets which it hopes it will achieve by 2030:
If the government really goes all-out and pushes to achieve all of the above, it could translate into a couple of things like more affordable next generation vehicles (NxGV) and more job opportunities in the automotive industry.
More than flying cars and self-driving cars, what the rakyat really want are more affordable EEVs and of course, more job opportunities which you know, can help a lot of folks actually buy a car in the first place.
How do we know this? Well, Carlist.my actually ran a poll on our Facebook page on the day the NAP 2020 was announced, asking our readers what is the outcome they are expecting to see through the plan, and the two highest responses were “cheaper EEVs” and “job opportunities”.
While nothing much was shared on how the government plans to achieve all the goals listed above, we do hope that they materialise, as it would bring Malaysia up to speed with the global automotive landscape, and also boost our economy.
That being said, what would you like to see from NAP 2020?
Let us know!