Monday, July 16, 2018

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor Enters into a JV Agreement to Produce MINI Electric Cars in China

Recently, the BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) entered into a Joint Venture agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles in China. This new 50:50 joint venture arrangement will see a new JV company called "Spotlight Automotive Limited" if all approvals are given by the Chinese authorities. It will see the development and production of electric vehicles in China and the new state-of-the-art plant for this JV will be located in the Jiangsu Province of China (concept photo below).

Sunday, July 15, 2018

PROTON Sells Cars to the Middle East Again - Exports Resumes Again After Many Years

The 12th of July 2018 was quite a surprise if you have been following what has been up with Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. Suddenly out of the blue, Proton are now exporting cars again. This is the first time in two years they are doing so and a small fleet of 453 Proton Gen2 and Persona cars will make its way to the Middle East, namely Jordan, Iraq and UAE (markets under the Al-Bakhet Group). This is also the first time they are exporting since coming under the management of Geely.

Friday, July 13, 2018

MINI Malaysia Launches the New MINI Cooper S 3 Door & 5 Door and the New MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Hatch

MINI Malaysia, has launched the new 2018 MINI in Malaysia. For the moment, the premium compact car marque has the New MINI 3 Door, the New MINI 5 Door (both in Cooper S form), and the New MINI John Cooper Works available for sale in Malaysia. The 2018 MINI features some upgrades made to the engine and transmission as well as other new bits and bobs to the exterior and interior. Prices start at RM226,888 onwards.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scania Malaysia Upgrades Port Klang Branch - More Support For Customers In and Around the Area

Scania (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has officially launched their newly upgraded Port Klang branch earlier today. The Scania Port Klang branch is located near the North Port. This new centre will serve to strengthen sales and services for its customers in and around the area. It  is easily accessible for customers to send their Scania vehicles for scheduled maintenance and also repairs if needed.

Pantai Bharu Corporation Opens Its New Proton 3S Centre in Klang

Proton and its dealer Pantai Bharu Corporation Sdn Bhd (“Pantai Bharu”) have opened their latest 3S outlet located along Jalan Kapar, Klang, Selangor. Pantai Bharu previously operated their Proton dealership in Klang in seprate 1S and 2S centres, but the company had decided to invest and integrate their sales and aftersales services into one centre in line with the Proton's latest requirement for improved sales and aftersales centres

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Naza Kia Malaysia Launches the Kia Stinger Sports Sedan!!!

You've got to hand it to Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NKM), the official distributor of KIA vehicles in Malaysia. They've launched the Kia Stinger for the Malaysian market. This is Kia's fastest car yet and it is the most expensive Kia to be ever sold here to date. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Third generation Porsche Cayenne is Officially Launched in Malaysia

After holding a special preview of the all-new third generation Porsche Cayenne in Kuala Lumpur last January 2018, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) have officially launched the third generation Porsche Cayenne here in Malaysia. This new third generation Cayenne combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. It also looks so much better than the previous generations, with it looking lower and somehow smaller in perspective. 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Upcoming Events: The 7th Annual Art Of Speed Malaysia 2018 Powered by PETRONAS Will Be Happening At MAEPS, Serdang on 28 & 29 July 2018

The Art of Speed is back for the seventh time this year. The Art of Speed Malaysia 2018 (AOS 2018) is what the organisers claim is Malaysia's very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture automotive event. As always, this unique event will be showcasing the local custom mod scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries as well as interactive activities and exciting lucky draws. 

PETRONAS Lubricants International Announces Global Search for a Trackside Fluid Engineer to Provide Support for the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport Formula 1 Team

PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) recently announced a global search for a Trackside Fluid Engineer. What in the name of Karl Benz is a Trackside Fluid Engineer you might ask? Well, this is the engineer that will be hired by PETRONAS Lubricants International to provide onsite technical support on the performance of PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™ for four-time FIA Formula One™ World Champions, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport on 7 July 2018.

Upcoming Events: Velocity Motor Show 2018 - 15 to 17 September 2018 at Desa Park City

Velocity Motor Show (VMS), an automotive lifestyle show is back for 2018. This time around, the Velocity Motor Show 2018 will be held from 15 to 17 September at Outdoor Carpark, Plaza Arkadia in Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur. There will be an exhibit of unique automobiles - auto salon style, music and food as well as a wide range of activities for everyone including those that bring their family in tow.