Monday, November 12, 2018

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Officially Opens Their Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-owned Centre at their Petaling Jaya Autohaus


Cycle & Carriage Bintang, the oldest Mercedes-Benz dealership in Malaysia recently announced the launch of their Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-owned Centre in Petaling Jaya. The new centre is located at the company's landmark one-stop 3S centre in Petaling Jaya and it promises an equally exclusive and exceptional customer experience for both existing and new customers of the premium automotive brand. This new centre also adds to the dealer network for the also very recently launched Mercedes-Benz Certified Programme for pre-owned cars in the country.

Volkwagen & Lazada's Special Edition, Exclusive to Lazada Online Polo Black & White Sells Out Within ONE Minute on 11.11 Sale Day

Wow. Talk about 11.11 Offers getting sold out instantly. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia just reported that all 11 units of the Special Edition Polo Black & White in conjunction with Lazada's 11.11 Shopping Festival were booked within one minute after it was launched. Malaysians do like a bargain.

Field Fix Campaigns by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia for Certain Models Sold Here - Owners Take Note



Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, will be conducting six Field Fix Campaigns  for Mitsubishi cars. Overall affected cars that were sold by MMM here are about 23,133 units.  MMM will be issuing or in the midst of issuing notification letters to all affected Mitsubishi owners and the full cost of the replacement and rectification will be borne by the company.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Chance to Win a Trip to New Zealand With Land Rover in Conjunction with its 70th Anniversary


Land Rover has brought the Above and Beyond Tour to Malaysia. This year’s tour will be held in Penang and Kuala Lumpur where it will allow participants a chance to experience first-hand the world famous capability and composure of what a Land Rover is. It takes place today and tomorrow in Penang (the 10th & 11th November - yes, a little late but if you catch this news there is tomorrow) and the 17th & 18th November 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. Details are at the end of this article folks!

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Roadshows: The MINI Recharge Roadshow - Ongoing Most Weekends till End 2018 at Various Locations Throughout Malaysia


MINI Malaysia is now having their MINI Recharge Roadshow at various locations throughout Malaysia. There, one can experience with the New MINI Countryman Sports and MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, both launched April this year. These are the latest premium Sports Activity Vehicle from MINI.

Volkswagen Polo Black & White Special Edition Unveiled for Lazada's Annual 11.11 Shopping Celebration - 11 Units Only Available for Booking Online


Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has revealed to us the special edition Volkswagen Polo Black & White. This latest special edition in conjunction with Lazada will be limited to 11 units only Polo 1.6 Hatchback and it will go on sale in conjunction with Lazada’s annual 11.11 Shopping Festival celebration.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Scania Malaysia Invests in Our Country's Children - The Master Sustainability by Scania Fund Kicks Off at Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya SS19



Scania Malaysia had recently established their “Master Sustainability by Scania” Fund which was set up to motivate and assist local primary schools to start up curricular and extra-curricular activities or projects that focus on sustainability. Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya SS19, Subang Jaya was the first recipient  of the program and they had launched its urban farming and environmental awareness project some time last week. The project features a self-sustaining herb and fruit plantation that uses compost and hydroponics.

UMW Toyota Issues a Special Service Campaign to Fix Issues on Certain Toyota Models - Toyota 86, Vios, Camry, Corolla Altis from various years affected

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The Malaysian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor recently announced what they call a Special Service Campaign (SSC)  for two issues. The first is the, wait for it, RE-Replacement of the airbag inflator for certain Toyota models and secondly, an engine valve spring replacement for the Toyota 86 sold officially by them. 

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge 2018 Finals - Malaysian Driver Wins Special Award for the Most Cargo-Friendly Driving Category


The UD Trucks’ Extra Mile Challenge 2018 Finals were held recently at the UD Experience Center in the UD Ageo corporate headquarters over in Japan. There were nine finalists which were selected from 300 initial participants who were the winners of their respective qualifying rounds which were held in Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar and Thailand. This time around, the Malaysian representative managed to capture the Special Awards for the Most Cargo-Friendly Driving category.

UMW Toyota Motor Announces That the Order Books for the Upcoming All New Toyota Camry is Now Open


Good News! The All-New Toyota Camry will be brought into Malaysia soon! UMW Toyota Motor have announced that all authorised dealerships in Malaysia will be taking bookings of the All New Toyota Camry starting from 1st November 2018 onward. This is good news for those interested in acquiring the newest edition of the full sized Toyota here. 

Monday, November 05, 2018

Truck News: Three New Service Offerings by Volvo Trucks Malaysia - 24 Months Parts Warranty, Fast Track Service & Extended Hours Service


Volvo Trucks Malaysia have introduced new service offerings to assist their customers maximise the uptime of their Volvo trucks. These include an extended 24-month Fitted Parts Warranty for all Volvo parts purchased and fitted by authorised Volvo Trucks dealers in Malaysia, the implementation of the new Fast Track Service and the extension of the workshop hours of their flagship branch in Port Klang beginning November 2018.

The Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer 7 Seater MPV - On Sale in Malaysia For Those Wanting Something Different


The Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer MPV is now available in Malaysia. The French MPV has been brought in by Naza Euro Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Citroën brand in Malaysia and it is the successor to the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. With its 7 seats, it is designed with Space, Versatility and Innovation in mind.

Proton Sells 5,093 Units in October 2018 - Now Offering Zero SST as They are Absorbing Such Taxes Till Year End



September 2018 was not a great month for Proton and other car retailers in Malaysia. 1st September 2018 saw SST being reimplemented after a three month tax holiday as the Malaysian government scrapped GST and was going to revert to SST. However, October 2018 sales for PROTON cars grew by 12.6% in October where 5,093 units were sold, an increase of 569 units over the previous month and a slight improvement over the corresponding period in 2017. 

Sunday, November 04, 2018

The New, Facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Launched in Malaysia - A Day After the Launch of the C-Class Sedan!


And so....a day after the launch of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia decided to launch the new, facelifted C-Class Coupe over at Cameron Highlands. This was during the media drive of the C-Class Sedan and I was fortunate enough to witness this event last Friday, 2nd November 2018. The new C-Class Coupe range for Malaysia consists of the Mercedes-Benz C 200 Coupé and C 300 Coupé. These, are fully imported however.

The New, Facelifted, Very Much Improved Mercedes-Benz C-Class Has Been Launched - C200 Avantgarde, C300 AMG-Line & C43 AMG Locally Assembled Variants Now On Sale


Mercedes-Benz Malaysia had introduced the new facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class on the 1st of November 2018. It essentially updates the already very competent, and polished premium sedan with a little bit more and adds some design tweaks, state-of-the-art safety and assistance systems, superior technology and also adds tweaks for better driving dynamics than the pre-facelifted one. At the launch, Malaysia will have three variants which are all locally assembled - the C200 Avantgarde Line (seen below), C300 AMG-Line and the Mercedes-AMG C43.