Friday, September 22, 2017

Offers & Promotions: Three Units of the Renault Zoe on Offer by TC Euro Cars in Conjunction with Zero Emissions Day

TC Euro Cars, the official distributor for Renault cars in Malaysia, is offering a special promotion exclusively for only three units of the Renault ZOE full-electric vehicle in conjunction with Zero Emissions Day (there is a day for everything these days - mother's day, father's day, friendship day, friendzone day, hug a bear day...). The promotion offers a RM18,000 rebate on each of the three Renault ZOE on offer and free ChargEV membership for three years. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Locally Assembled BMW 530i M Sport Now Available - Priced from RM388,800

BMW Group Malaysia have launched the locally assembled version of the new G30 BMW 530i M Sport. It now costs RM 388, 800.00  (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Program and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) which is RM10,000 less than the fully imported variant we had earlier.

Renault Koleos Gets A 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating

The new Renault Koleos has been awarded a 5 Star Euro NCAP rating. In case any of you were wondering why it has taken so long for this announcement to come out it is because this new Koleos has only just been launched over in Europe. We got this car much earlier, September 2016 to be precise. Somehow Renault launched it much earlier here and this is a pretty good feeling to have as this is one of the rare occasions where we get a car before those in Europe do. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FORD RANGER XL STANDARD Launched - A Very Affordable Ranger Pick-up Now Available

Ford and their Malaysian distributors, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) have launched a stripped down, back to basics Ford Ranger pick-up truck. Dubbed the Ford Ranger XL Standard, this is the new base model here in Malaysia. At RM83,588 on the road in Peninsular Malaysia and RM89,388 in East Malaysia, it makes the ever popular Ranger even more affordable to the masses.

Upcoming Lifestyle Event: Audi Quattro Cup 2017 - Golfing for a Good Cause

The Malaysian chapter of the Audi quattro Cup Golf Tournament will be returning for the seventh time this year. It will be bigger, better and for a good cause at the Mines Resort & Golf Club. Yes, hitting the ball and walking over an 18 hole golf course for charity is a good thing. It will also allow Audi owners, invited guests and golfers mingle whilst doing some good.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TEST DRIVE(s): The 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi Diesel & Hyundai Tucson 1.6 GDi Turbo Petrol

Things are looking pretty interesting when it comes to Korean car manufacturer Hyundai here in Malaysia. They’ve been keeping themselves busy over the past few months with some interesting car launches. Hyudai Sime Darby Motors, the official distributors of the brand had just launched the new Elantra and also added two more variants of the Hyundai Tucson. This time I got to try both of the newly launched Tucsons – the Tucson 2.0 CRDi Diesel and the Tucson 1.6 GDi TurboPetrol. (Note -The photos below are of a silver 2.0 Diesel and a Black 1.6 Turbo petrol)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Offers & Promotions: Renault Captur - '5inCaptur' Aftersales Package for CKD Cars & A RM5,000 Rebate If You Buy One from Now till 31st October 2017

The authorised distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, TC Euro Cars (TCEC) has announced a new ‘5inCaptur’ aftersales package for the locally-assembled (CKD) Renault Captur urban crossover. Furthermore, there is now
 a further RM5,000 rebate if anyone purchases a Captur during the promotional campaign period. This is ongoing and ends on 31 October 2017.

Friday, September 15, 2017

UMW Toyota Are Taking Bookings For New Variants of the Toyota Fortuner (2.4 VRZ 4X4/4X2), the Upgraded Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Innova 2.0X

UMW Toyota are trying to keep things fresh over here as they've opened the order books for new variants of the Toyota Fortuner - the 2.4 VRZ 4x4 & 2.4 VRZ 4X2, the upgraded Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Innova 2.0X. 

Updates on the Proton-Geely Deal - Proton WIll Be Getting a New CEO Soon

DRB-HICOM, who currently own and manage Proton has announced the departure of Proton Holdings Bhd CEO Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali effective 30 September 2017. Fuaad was appointed as CEO of PHB on 1 April 2016, after assuming the position of Chief Operating Officer/Senior Group Director of DRB-HICOM in 2013. This is following the announcement of Proton's search for a foreign strategic partner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happenings: Shell Technovation 2017 Conference - Sharing Shell's Technical Know-How with Valued Trade Partners & Industrial Customers

This is another one of those behind the scenes events that happen all the time. Not the fancy car launches but other events that actually tell another part of the picture in the Malaysian automotive landscape. We cover everything there is to do in the automotive industry for that well rounded look at things. So here, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd held their second annual technology conference for its industrial customers. More than 200 trade partners attended this year's Shell Technovation 2017 Conference.

HAPPENINGS: Caltex concludes its True Power from Within’ Promotion with the announcement of the grand prize winners which each win a Vespa Scooter

Chevron Malaysia Limited, which markets the Caltex brand here in Malaysia has concluded its ‘True Power from Within’ Promotion. The promotion, which kicked off in May this year was held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the popular blockbuster movie, Transformers with the latest release being Transformers: The Last Knight. This conclusion comes with the announcement of the grand prize of a Vespa Scooter awarded to each of the 12 winners. 

HAVAL H2 is now available in CKD form - Prices start at RM98,950++

The Haval H2 is now locally assembled and is now priced from RM98,950 for the H2 Comfort Auto and from RM101,950 for the Premium Auto (inclusive of road tax and insurance). It also features a new alloy wheel design as well as an additional colour - the Haval Blue.