Tuesday, January 17, 2017

THE HAVAL M4 IS NOW CALLED THE HAVAL H1


(Left to Right) Ahmad Azam Dato' Sulaiman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Go Auto & Dato' SM Azli Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin Kamil, Executive Director of Go Auto

The Haval M4 Compact Crossover SUV has been given a name change. The little EEV (energy efficient vehicle) certified SUV is now called the Haval H1. The only obvious changes to the car is that the H1 now has a differently styled chrome grille and the Haval logo is embedded on the steering wheel, car boot and seatbacks. It basically is the same car.

PERODUA SELLS ONE IN EVERY THREE CARS SOLD IN 2016 - PERODUA'S 2016 PERFORMANCE REPORT



I attended Perodua's 2016 performance review today and basically found out that it was a bumper year for them in many ways. Sales were up - 207,100 vehicles were sold in 2016. After sales service revenue was also up to RM682 million compared with RM600 million service revenue in 2015. These figures were achieved despite a sluggish automotive industry in 2016.

Happenings: RENAULT DRIVING EXPERIENCE EVENT is added to the most recent RENAULT TRACK DAY at Sepang

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, had once again organised the Renault Track Day for its customers recently. This time, instead of the faster Renaults having fun, i.e the likes of the Megane RS and the Clio RS owners going round Sepang very fast they added something called the  ‘Renault Driving Experience’ event for Renault owners (and prospective customers too).  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Celebrate Chinese New Year in 2017 with the New and Exclusive MINI Countryman JCW Design Edition


In celebration towards the arrival of the New Year of the Rooster, MINI Malaysia introduces the stylish new MINI Countryman JCW (John Cooper Works) Design Edition.The new limited edition MINI Countryman JCW gets a lot of JCW accessories placed into it. 190hp and 240Nm makes it decently fast at 0-100 in 7.8secs and a max speed of 212kmh. 

Volkswagen Batu Pahat 3S Centre officially opens

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and its dealer, SP Supreme Autohaus, today announced the launch of the new Volkswagen Batu Pahat 3S Centre. This is the only Volkswagen 3S Centre in northern Johor.

Product Review: Trying out the Bosch Clear Advantage flat blade wipers


Bosch Automotive Aftermarket launched its latest flat-blade wiper – the Bosch Clear Advantage here in Malaysia sometime at the end of last year. According to the folks at Bosch, this new flat-blade wiper provides superior performance for Asian cars even in extreme weather conditions. Up to 200,000 wipe cycles due to the specially formulated rubber compound used in the wiper blades. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

PROTON NOW OFFERS ENHANCED 'YES ALTITUDE 4G' PACKAGE TO ITS CUSTOMERS


Yesterday (Saturday the 15th of January), at the EON AutoFest 2017, Proton has entered into an arrangement with YTL Communications where the original 4G mobile hotspot plan is now upgraded to YES Altitude 4G LTE Smartphone Plan. The new Plan will provide customers with data usage of up to 16GB of 4G LTE per month for a period of 12 months from date of registration, effective from 14 January 2017 onwards.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Spotted for Sale: 'LIKE NEW' Proton Wira 1.5 (A)



Truth in marketing is a concept the person selling this 1997 Proton Wira 1.5 (a) has never heard of before. Check out the 'TIP TOP LIKE NEW' interior above. And the check out the 'Like New' paintwork below. Somehow I doubt the paintwork came from the factor in the state its currently in. This car is so 'new'.

FACELIFTED PERODUA AXIA DUE FOR LAUNCH SOON - NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING AND ON DISPLAY AT PERODUA SHOWROOMS


Perodua is keeping things fresh as usual with their vehicle line-up. The Malaysian compact car manufacturer have basically announced that the facelifted Perodua Axia is due to be launched very soon as it is now open for booking (and now available for viewing at Perodua showrooms- updated 17th January 2017). The facelifted Axia city car will feature a new engine and additional features to keep it very relevant in the A segment compact car market.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Tops Malaysia and Global Premium Car Market for 2016 - 2016 Sales Performance Report

A lot of good news for premium car sales in Malaysia especially if you're the brand with the Three Pointed Star. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has announced that they have managed to hit record sales of 11,779 vehicles in 2016. This is a 9% increase than the previous year and a new milestone for them in Malaysia. Malaysia is also the best performing in terms of sales numbers in South East Asia for the brand.

PERODUA makes statement about a fake Facebook campaign giving out a free car

Statement by Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dato’ Dr. Zahari Husin on a Myvi campaign on Facebook

Perodua wishes to state that Perodua does not have any campaign to give away 15 new Perodua Myvi which was posted on a Facebook account name “Perodua Malaysia Company”. (Please refer to the screenshot as attached -Ed- this is a fake advert okay)

We are in no way associated with this Facebook account.

DRB-HICOM’s Autofest returns for the sixth edition this weekend! - 14th to 15th January 2017

Heads up people.  DRB-HICOM’s Autofest returns for the sixth time this weekend - 14th to the 15th of January 2017 at EON Complex in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. The DRB-HICOM Autofest 2017 will showcase 10 brands under the group’s automotive portfolio, namely PROTON, Lotus, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, TATA and MODENAS. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The new and improved 2017 Maserati Quattroporte is in town

The Quattroporte Gran Lusso

These days Bentleys, Mercedes-Benzes or Rolls Royces are pretty common on Malaysian roads. So if you want to stand out tastefully, without resorting to wrapping your Bentley with pink coloured wrapping vinyl, the newly restyled Maserati Quattroporte should be on your list. NAZA Italia, the official importer and distributor for Maserati in Malaysia, had recently introduced the improved 2017 Maserati Quattroporte in two trims - the GranLusso and GranSport.

Happenings: Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd continues its CSR efforts with contributions to two underprivileged houses

Mats Nilsson, Managing Director, Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd together with the children from Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari and Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Seribu Harapan at Volvo Malaysia's headquarters in Shah Alam. 

More CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) by Volvo Trucks Malaysia. The company had concluded 2016 with a treat to underprivileged children at their headquarters in Shah Alam. The company held a charity event on its compound with the presence of more than 150 children, guests and Volvo Trucks staff enjoying themselves to the fun activities specially organised by Volvo Trucks. Apart from this, Volvo Trucks also donated RM10,000 to Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari and Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Seribu Harapan to assist them on their basic daily needs. 

BMW Group Malaysia achieves highest ever growth for 2016

 Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia

BMW Group Malaysia delivered a total of 10,906 units of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles in the country last year, charting a 16% growth increase compared to the same period in 2015 (9,368). In other words, a fabulous year for the premium brand. 

PEUGEOT 208 PURETECH AND 2008 SUV PURETECH ARE LAUNCHED - NEW ENGINES AND GEARBOX MAKE THEM A LOT BETTER THAN BEFORE


Automobiles Peugeot via their Malaysian official distributor have launched two improved models here in Malaysia - the New Peugeot 208 Puretech and New Peugeot 2008 SUV Puretech. 

Industry News: CHEVROLET MALAYSIA TO EXPAND DEALERSHIP NATIONWIDE IN 2017


With the recent successful launch of The All-New Colorado still intact freshly in most minds, Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor and importer of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia is looking to expand its business network throughout the regions in Malaysia.

3 'ANG' POWer PACKED DEALS & CNY DRIVE SAFE SERVICE CAMPAIGN


In conjunction with Chinese New Year festive season, Naza Quest , official distributor of Chevrolet in Malaysia is offering 3 ‘ANG POWer Packed Deals’ that includes 3 Years/60,000km* free parts and labour service for the first 100 registered customers. Existing Chevy owners also enjoy a RM3,000* loyalty reward for every registration of the All-New Colorado. Truck lovers are not to be left out as well, a RM3,000* bonus is offered to 4x4 pickup truck owners of any brand for every successful purchase of the All-New Colorado. 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Happenings: Naza Merdeka Auto Fair 2016 Spend and Win Contest Grand Prize Presentation



Naza World had presented the winners of the Merdeka Auto Fair 2016 Spend and Win Contest with their prizes during the Ducati Red Weekend celebrations last weekend at the Ducati Kuala Lumpur showroom located at the Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya.

Perodua's Biggest Carnival is coming! A Perodua Axia is up for grabs!

MYPerodua Nation is going to happen soon. This is Perodua's first and biggest carnival, at the Aeon Mall Shah Alam (outdoor carpark). The event is scheduled to happen from the 20th to 22nd January 2017 and visitors stand a chance to win an Axia in lucky draw plus other attractive prizes.

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