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|Headquarters||Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia|
|Parent||Sime Darby Motors (51%)|
Sime Darby Hyundai (5%)
Hyundai Motor Company (15%)
Berjaya Auto (29%)
Inokom was incorporated in October 1992 through a joint venture between companies from Malaysia, France and South Korea. In 1998, Inokom's shareholders included the Berjaya Group (35%), Royal Malaysian Police Cooperative subsidiary Pesumals (30%), Renault (15%), Hyundai Motor Company (15%) and Hyumal Motor (5%).
- 1 History
- 2 Lineup of Inokom branded vehicles
- 3 Contract assembly
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Inokom launched its first product, the Inokom Permas in 1998. The Permas is based on the first generation Renault Traffic, and was produced in various configurations at Inokom's new plant in Kulim, Kedah. In May 2000, Inokom launched its second product, the Inokom Lorimas, a license-built Hyundai Porter. Inokom's first non-commercial product, the Hyundai-based Inokom Atos was launched in 2002.
In 2004, Sime Darby acquired a 51% stake in Inokom, and by the 2010s, Hyundai assembly operations in Malaysia were centralised at the Inokom plant. Prior to the consolidation, Hyundai models were assembled at two separate plants, namely the Inokom plant in Kulim and the Oriental Assemblers plant in Tampoi.
Inokom's acquisition by Sime Darby also led to the assembly of BMW M and Land Rover models at the Inokom plant in 2008. BMW M and Land Rover vehicles were previously assembled at the Associated Motor Industries plant in Shah Alam, which shut down in 2007. Mazda assembly at Inokom commenced in 2011 under a separate initiative by the Berjaya Group. Inokom has also carried out contract assembly for Dongfeng, Jinbei and Ford commercial vehicles.
Inokom was previously known as Industri Otomotif Komersial (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. between 1992 and 2002. The company changed its name to Inokom Corporation Sdn. Bhd. in November 2002.
Lineup of Inokom branded vehicles
Current Passenger vehicles
- Inokom i10, a version of Hyundai's i10 city car launched on the Malaysian market in August 2008 with a 1.1 litre Epsilon engine. Produced by Inokom in their Kulim, Kedah plant.
- Inokom Santa Fe, launched in Malaysia in August 2007. A version of Hyundai's Santa Fe with a choice of 2.2 litre Diesel engine or 2.7 litre petrol engines.
Former Passenger vehicles
- Inokom Atos Prima, introduced May 2005 as a facelift on an earlier generation Hyundai Atos with a frontal redesign similar to Hyundai’s Atos Prime.
- Inokom Getz, available as a 3 or 5 door hatchback with 1.4 litre engine mated to a manual or automatic transmission. This is a version of the 2006 facelifted Hyundai Getz.
- Inokom Matrix, locally produced since Sept 2004 this is a version of the pre 2009 facelift Hyundai Lavita family car.
- Inokom Lorimas, a version of the Hyundai Porter launched in 2002, produced for the local market and also for export. Exported to Chile from 2004 and to the Philippines from 2007.
- Hyundai HD5000, a larger and more modern light duty truck, launched in March 2007.
Former Commercial vehicles
- Inokom Permas, a version of the Renault Trafic as introduced in the early eighties.
- David Ong-Yeoh (14 July 1998). "Inokom launches first van" (PDF). library.perdana.org.my. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- "Inokom confident of selling 30 one-tonne vans per month". blis2.bernama.com. 8 December 1998. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- "Inokom lancar trak nasional kedua". blis2.bernama.com (in Malay). 7 May 2000. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- "Milestones". inokom.com.my. 28 July 2017. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Inokom - Contract Assembly
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Company Overview". inokom.com.my. 28 July 2017. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- Danny Tan (3 January 2016). "BMW Malaysia prices up for 2017 – certain models costlier by up to RM6k, 330i M Sport dropped". Driven Communications. Archived from the original on 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- Jonathan Lee (21 September 2017). "G30 BMW 5 Series CKD on sale: 530i M Sport, RM389k". paultan.org. Archived from the original on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
- "Mazda Strengthens Production System in Malaysia". www2.mazda.com. 28 September 2017. Archived from the original on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
- Gerard Lye (28 September 2017). "Mazda Malaysia launches new paint centre at Inokom plant – exports to include more ASEAN countries". paultan.org. Archived from the original on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
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