Friday, January 17, 2020

TOUCH ‘N GO Top-Up Charges Are Now Waived at All 27 Shell Stations Along the North-South Expressway (NSE)


On the 16th of January 2020, Shell Malaysia had announced that 27 Shell Stations along the North-South Expressway (NSE) will not be charging the RM0.50 Touch ‘n Go (TNG)top-up fee. So feel free to top-up your TNG card at those stations as the fee has now been waived. According to Shell Malaysia, this is one way of how the company gives back to their customers and how they can help lessen the burden. 

Sponsored by Daihatsu Malaysia, The Rewilding Roadshow by the Free Tree Society Kuala Lumpur Brings Conservation Home


Earlier today I attended the launch of Free Tree Society Kuala Lumpur  (FTS) the Rewilding Roadshow. This Roadshow is an initiative to encourage urban Malaysians to fill up their green spaces at home with plants with the aim of  supporting biodiversity and sustainable lifestyles. The initiative is sponsored by Daihatsu Malaysia, which is a natural fit for their Environmental Action Plan 2030, which is their social responsibility initiative in line with the  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Thursday, January 16, 2020

BMW Group Malaysia Has Some Chinese New Year Offers and Promos for the Year of the Rat 2020


As usual, it's that time of the year where deals are abound. BMW Group Malaysia is welcoming the Year of the Rat, or this year's Chinese New Year with more attractive offers, cash rebates and financing solutions across a wide range of BMW and MINI models at all authorised dealerships throughout Malaysia. So now could be a good time for you to buy that M5 or the Cooper S model you've always yearned for.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

MAN Truck and Bus Malaysia Has a New Managing Director - Announces Upcoming Service Centre in Port Klang, New Strategic Initiatives & Hands Over Trucks to Nitsu Transport Service


MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN), the Malaysian arm of the European commercial vehicle brand, earlier today announced it has appointed Andrew O’Brooks as its new managing director. Aside from that, the company also announced its new service centre in Port Klang which is scheduled for opening sometime in March 2020 as well as an announcement of their latest strategic initiatives which is in line with the brand's global direction and current motto of ' Simplifying Business'.

Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 Volkswagen Passat Facelift Launched in Malaysia - Only 1 Variant Offered - Passat 2.0TSI Elegance


Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) have launched the facelifted Volkswagen Passat here in Malaysia. The Malaysian variant comes only four months after its German market launch and like the pre-facelift model, is locally assembled in Pekan, Pahang. Only 1 variant will be available for now - the 2020 Passat 2.0TSI Elegance which will come priced at RM187,990 on the road before any insurance.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

2020 Perodua Bezza Facelift launched - Expects to Deliver 5,600 Units by End of January, Meaning They Have Produced A Lotta Units Prior to Launch


Perodua has launched the 2020 Perodua Bezza today. Aside from the fact that this is a facelift with slightly refreshed looks and better equipment inside, the Malaysian car manufacturer has also stated that they have already produced a lot of the new Bezza and expects to deliver some 5,600 units in January 2020. This is the story of really ensuring that there are more than adequate stocks of a car model available. Quite an interesting achievement in my opinion as we have always heard of products being launched and deliveries only start some time later.

Shell Malaysia Announces First Four of Many Lucky Winners - 'Nak Ekstra RM20,000?'



Shell Malaysia's ‘Nak Ekstra RM20,000?’ continues to reward fellow Malaysians until 9 February 2020. This is a weekly campaign by the energy provider brand which is aimed at helping out Shell customers from all walks of life where they may get rewarded only with pumping RM40 worth of Shell fuel. To start off 2020, four Shell customers were announced as the first round of grand prize winners of the campaign.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Site Update: I'm Back! Or Damn, it's So Darn Hard to Start Writing Again After a Self Imposed Break and Thoughts About the Future

I'm Back! Well, technically back and will start reporting and writing about the automotive scene here again after a nice long self imposed break. It was well needed as I think 2019 was an achievement for this blog, or Motoring Malaysia in many ways. 

We made it to over 1,000 Subscribers over on our YouTube Channel. This is an achievement as by the end of 2018 we only had about 600 or so subs. Reaching 1,000 was quite important as you get a chance to be monetized by YouTube and can earn some pocket money for me. Why do I say for 'me'? And not for the blog? 

Friday, December 27, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Highline Short Test Drive - A Look at This Pre-Facelift D Segment Sedan Before the Facelift Variant is Launched (Details of This Here Also)


This is the 2019 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Highline. This Passat B8, its model code name, was first launched over in Europe sometime in 2014 and it has been sold here in Malaysia since the end of 2016. We had a go at it when it was launched and recently, we had another go at it courtesy of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia. This to me is a recap to this outgoing model as you can already see plastered on the Volkswagen Malaysia homepage, the teaser pages of the very soon to be launched, 2020 Volkswagen Passat Facelift.