Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sime Darby Auto Bavaria is one of BMW Group's 36 Best Dealers in the World


BMW honoured its 36 best dealers worldwide during the Excellence in Sales awards ceremony in Munich. The awards were presented by the programme’s patron, Ian Robertson, BMW AG Management Board member for Sales and Brand BMW, Aftersales BMW Group. 2016 was a record year for BMW Group sales and these awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by the company’s dealers. 

Ford Donates Vehicles and Equipment to Montfort Boys Town


Ford Motor Company, together with its local partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), today named the Montfort Boys Town in Selangor as the latest recipient of its Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme in Malaysia. 

BMW Group Malaysia Launches the All-new BMW 5 Series

The seventh generation BMW 5 Series has officially been launched in Malaysia. Internally codenamed the G30, this is BMW's take on how a premium business should be. At this moment only one, fully imported variant is available - the BMW 530i M Sport. The official retail price (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Program and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) is RM 398,800.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Truck News: New UD Trucks dealership opens in Kuantan


Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE), the sole distributor of UD Trucks in Malaysia together with their official dealer, Edaran Setia Auto Sdn Bhd has officially opened its latest  UD Trucks dealership in Kuantan, Pahang. With over 25 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, Edaran Setia Auto aims to cover the East Coast region focusing on delivering the best sales experience to a wide range of industries that are ongoing on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

DRB-HICOM REAFFIRMS NEED TO BE DETAILED IN PROTON FSP SEARCH

"There have been news reports stating that we are left with only one bidder. I can confirm that all parties that submitted bids for PROTON are still in the running and DRB-HICOM is still evaluating these bids. We are going through the tail-end of this meticulous process, and we are looking forward to completing this search by the end of the first half of this year," said DRB-HICOM Berhad (DRB-HICOM) Group Managing Director, Dato' Sri Syed Faisal Albar. With this he basically reaffirmed the Group's statement last week that all bidders are still in the running to be selected as PROTON's FSP.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Offers: MINI Malaysia Introduces New Added Features and New Full Circle Programme for the MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door

MINI Malaysia today introduced the Full Circle Programme by MINI Financing This is the compact premium automaker’s newest financing program courtesy of BMW Credit Malaysia which offers enhanced flexibility and future value peace of mind assurance for the MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spotted for Sale: Another God Car


FULL SPEC EDITION 1 GOD. I wonder if there is a second edition God around also.

I know the A45 is fast. You may think you are a driving God whilst driving one. 

Is is so hard to check before clicking ENTER for one's advertisement? 

Opinion: Thoughts on car prices & labour costs elsewhere and the soon to be replaced Honda CRV

I haven't had the time to really rave and rant in recent times. So today I think I should share more car related stuff with you folks out there as it's a sunday night as I type this and my mind is at ease. Well, maybe not so much at ease because tomorrow is the start of another week where a lot of things will be happening. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Volvo launches the S90 and V90 in T5 And T6 R design variants in Malaysia

L to R - H.E Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia and Mr Lennart Stegland, MD Volvo Car Malaysia

Friday, the 24th of March 2017 marked another milestone for Volvo here in Malaysia. The brand has now launched their newest flagship models, the Volvo S90 sedan and the Volvo V90 estate. Both, like the recently launched XC90 make up Volvo's renaissance and basically a comeback into the premium vehicle arena after some time lost in the Scandinavian wilderness. Well, according to Yours Truly that is. 

Driver's Education: Volkswagen “Polo P” Project Driver's Skills programme for new drivers - First one is currently ongoing at UTAR Sg Long

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched its inaugural “Polo P” project, dedicated to educating and empowering new licensed drivers with the skills and knowledge to stay safe on the roads. So now you can go from newbie licensed driver to Professional with the Volkswagen “Polo P” Project.

DRB-HICOM says that all Foreign Strategic Partner Bidders are still in the running - Move along folks, let's just wait till mid-2017.

There have been news recently that Geely, the China auto maker, who is purportedly in the running to become Proton's foreign strategic partner has dropped out of contention. Geely and the French PSA group have been seen as the fore-runners in this exercise and such a news is indeed worrying to some. 

HAPPENINGS: Naza Kia Malaysia provides Polis Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM) with a Kia Sorento

Naza Kia Malaysia has handed over a brand new Kia Sorento to our boys in blue. The Kia Sorento that was presented to the PDRM is a diesel variant is equipped with an R 2.2 CRDi engine which produces 200 PS and 441.3 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. I suppose this MPV could be used in many ways by the PDRM actually.

Contest: EXPERIENCE THE DRIVE CONTEST’ BY PROTON


Now here is a chance for you to Win weekly RM500 petrol cards and monthly RM3,000 cash from Proton. They have recently launched the  “Experience the Drive Contest” to encourage Malaysians to test drive and experience their cars. The ‘Experience the Drive Contest’ (“the Contest”) had started on 1 March 2017 and the Contest will continue until the end of the year.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Naza Kia Launches The All New Grand Carnival



Naza Kia Malaysia has launched the current new generation Kia Carnival here in Malaysia. This new Carnival, now called the Kia Grand Carnival, marks a return of some sorts for Kia here. We missed a whole generation of the MPV here and now its back.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Grab (Car) and Tinder Partner to Give You a Chance to Meet Your Favourite Personalities


Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading technology company, is partnering with Tinder, the world's leading social app for meeting new people, to give you a special opportunity to meet your match! So it's a dating app coupled with a ride sharing app. What could possibly go wrong...

Ford Ranger WildTrak now on sale in limited-edition new Jet Black


You can now for a limited time buy the very fantastic to drive Ford Ranger WildTrack pick-up in Jet Black. You get class-leading safety features, including six airbags, and driver assistance technologies like Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control and Electronic Stability Control. 

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