Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Proton 1 Tank Challenge #proton1tankchallenge will start shortly. We shall be updating our participation in this inaugural challenge. I will be partnering Zachary Ho of Autoworld.com.my in a Proton Persona.
Monday, July 16, 2018
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
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) 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.
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
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
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.