Hybrid & Green Cars
Hybrid Cars Guide
Best Green Cars 2007
Hybrid Comparison
Buying A New Car
Buy A Car Strategy
How to Buy A Car
New Car Quote
Buying A Used Car
Avoiding Scams
Buy A Car Online
Buy A Used Car After Bankruptcy
Buy Cheap Used Car
Buying A Cheap Used Car
Car Auctions
Car Purchase Price Calculator
Cars For Sale By Owner
Cheap Used Cars For Sale
How To Buy A Used Car
Japanese Used Cars
Tips to Buy A Used Car
Auto Warranties
Best Car Warranty
Extended Auto Warranty
Understanding Auto Warranties
Auto Loans
Auto Loan Calculator
Auto Loan Rates
Auto Financing Options
Bad Credit Car Loans
Best Car Finance Deal
Buying A Car With Bad Credit
Instant Unsecured Car Loans - UK
Low Auto Interest Rate Tips
UK Instant Auto Loans
Used Car Loans
Logbook Loans
Selling A Car
Selling A Car On Ebay
Selling A Car Online
Ways To Sell A Preowned Car
Auto Parts
Auto Parts Online
Cheap Used Auto Parts
Understanding Parts Of Car
Used Car Parts
Car Accessories
Britax Car Seats
Car Audio MP3
Car Entertainment Systems
Car Seat Covers
Car Stereos
Child Car Booster Seats
Choosing A Personal Plate
Satellite Car Radio
Car Care & Servicing
Auto Servicing Lights
Car Neon LED Interior Lights Install
Car Stereo Installation
Changing Car Oil
Defensive Driving
Restoring Classic Cars
SUV Customisation
Other Car
Auto Detailing
Auto Art
Automotive Credit Cards
Car Donations
Motor Sports Online
Car Reviews
Best Sports Car
Chrysler Jeep Wrangler
Dodge Charger
Hybrid Cars
Lexus ES 350
Honda Luxury
Midsize Sedans
Suzuki SX4
Car Safety Ratings
Car Reviews Online
Car Search Online
Cool Cars
Flying Cars
Muscle Cars
Naza Automotive
Pick Up Trucks
Related Car Sections
Car Electronics
Car Insurance
Auto Rental, Hire, Lease
Auto Hire Florida
Best Rental Car Deal
Car Rental Basics
Car Rental Cape Town
Car Rental Florida
Cheap Car Rental
Coupons For Rental Cars
Discount Car Rental
Economy Car Rental
International Car Rental
Las Vegas Car Rental
Lease A Car
Leasing Company Cars
Luxury Car Rental
Save Money Car Rentals
Take Over Car Lease
Auto Transport
Auto Transport Companies
Car Shipping Quote
Cheap Auto Transport
International Auto Transport
Other Car Resources
Car Links
Product Recalls

Naza Automotive: U.S. Market Possible?

By: Matthew C. Keegan

Malaysia does not conjure up thoughts with car enthusiasts as being an automotive powerhouse. Indeed, many of the cars built in this burgeoning Southeast Asian nation are manufactured in cooperation with more known brands including Volkswagen and Kia. That may all be changing soon as Malaysia s top auto manufacturers start building more models containing their own content. One manufacturer, Naza Automotive Manufacturing, is doing just that by releasing a pair of models this month that will be Malaysian designed and will utilize local materials. How could this move prove to be important to American motorists? Well, just as several Chinese manufacturers have designs on bringing cheaply priced cars to the U.S., Malaysian automakers may soon follow. Likely, you have never heard of Naza, but keep an eye on the world auto scene as Naza and at least one other Malaysian automaker, Proton, rush to develop cars explicitly designed for the lucrative U.S. market.

Naza, is not likely to be a name easily forgotten, but for two different reasons: the first, is the automaker s similarity to Nazi and the second, because the company will soon be building its own cars for the expanding Malaysian market. Previously, Kia cars were the company s chief product built, with a Peugeot model also planned for release. Now, according to corporate sources, the company will be building two of its own models, a 1.1L powered car called the NX01 and a slightly larger model, the NX02.

Despite the similarity to the notorious word Nazi, the company is also known as NAM and could use that latter name for export once capacity has been met for the home market. NAM officials, along with its chief national competitor, Proton, will certainly be studying the coming release of Chinese cars to the American market. If Chinese cars are successful abroad, look for NAM and Proton models built at newly created Malaysian manufacturing plants to be exported as well. This move could put additional price pressure on the U.S. market as another source of cheaply priced cars enters our market. At the same time, Malaysia could use the financial boost of exporting a potentially lucrative product overseas.

Yes, the American automotive market is changing as is Malaysia s auto industry. Perhaps, Ford or GM will work with Naza and help bring in certain models to fill out their own lines. More than likely this won t happen and Naza will go it alone. Regardless, American consumers are likely to benefit in the form of more choices and with low new car prices at least in the entry level segment.

Copyright 2006 Matt Keegan is a freelance writer covering the emerging brands as well as industry trends. You can keep your car, truck, van, or SUV running great by shopping the Discount Import Auto Parts superstore for top quality automotive parts and accessories.


Car Auctions

Car Resources And Products

Lemon Law Support - get remedy for that new car that just keeps giving your problems

Car Insurance Reviews

Find Car Manuals And Car Guides

Find Car Parts And Accessories

ChromeBolt.com - largest selection of brilliant chrome bolts and fasteners for custom motorcycles, cars, and boats


Bookmark and Share