Tiguan and Passat production in Malaysia takes the MKD route. MKD stands for “Medium Knocked Down” which, for the Tiguan, means the following process: Wolfsburg ships ready-painted bodies out to Southeast Asia. At Port Klang, the bodies are unloaded and driven 300 kilometers to the plant in Pekan. Staff at the Pekan plant then fit everything else, from the powertrain assembly through to the cockpit.
The Tiguan increases to five the number of models produced in Malaysia. As well as the Passat, employees have been working with staff from contract manufacturer DRB Hicom to produce the Polo, Vento, and Jetta for over three years, using the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) procedure. This means Volkswagen ships parts and modules for the Polo, Vento and Jetta from Pune, Puebla, and Wolfsburg to Southeast Asia, where they go through bodybuilding, paint shop and assembly.