Daihatsu starts talking to DreamEDGE on Malaysia's third national car

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TOKYO (Oct 23): Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd, which will provide advanced technology for Malaysia's proposed third national car, said today it had just started talking to DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd on the project.

On Aug 9 this year, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry announced the appointment of DreamEDGE as the lead Malaysian anchor company to work on the new national car project, with advanced technological support by Daihatsu Motor.

Today, Daihatsu president Soichiro Okudaira said: "[We] had just started talking with DreamEDGE [about] the future but we can't [reveal] details."

"So far, we cannot say anything. It will be informed later," Okudaira told Malaysian reporters at the Tokyo Motor Show here.

Malaysia already has two national car projects under Proton Holdings Bhd and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua).

Perodua's website shows that Daihatsu Motor and Daihatsu (M) Sdn Bhd own 20% and 5% respectively in Perodua.

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