Thursday, November 23, 2017

Truck News: HINO Delivers 15 Units Of Its Newly Improved Hino 300 Series Light Duty Truck To My World Logistics Sdn Bhd

Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd officially delivered 15 units of the new HINO 300 series to My World Logistics Sdn Bhd at a small ceremony in Kuala Lumpur early this morning. The event marks a special occasion for both Hino and My World Logistics as this was actually a first time Hino truck purchase by the delivery company. 

Chevron Malaysia & Visa Announce Partnership - Visa payWave System Implemented At All Caltex Stations & In Conjunction You Can Win A Mercdedes-Benz C200!

Caltex, the brand which Chevron Malaysia retails under has announced its partnership with Visa. The partnership makes Caltex the first fuel provider in Malaysia to introduce the Visa payWave system at their fuel service stations. Visa payWave is a contactless payment system where its cardholders can simply wave their cars in front of cardreaders. 

SISMA Auto Opens The Newest Volvo Car Showroom In Downtown Kuala Lumpur

SISMA Auto is Volvo Car Malaysia's newest authorised dealer and they have now officially opened their city centre showroom. The new sales outlet is located at Menara Worldwide on Jalan Bukit Bintang which is walking distance to Kuala Lumpur's main commercial and shopping district.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mobility: GRAB Malaysia Launches Its First Ever Grab Lounge At The Sunway Pyramid - More Grab Lounges Planned Too

Grab, Malaysia and Southeast Asia's leading preferred ride hailing service, launched the first ever, Grab Lounge which is located at Sunway Pyramid, in Petaling Jaya. Now you can actually hang out there whilst waiting for Grab cars to pick you up or to arrive with a bit more style too. Something like an airport lounge in some ways.

Upcoming Events: BIMMERFEST 2018 To Happen On The 3rd Of February 2018 At The Sepang International Circuit!

After a 5 years’ absence, the BIMMERFEST is scheduled to happen in February of 2018. This was announced by the main event organiser Biggs Entertainment who will be working with the BMW Club Malaysia. BIMMERFEST 2018 is all things BMW. From their classic cars and bikes as well as their new stuff and it is scheduled to be held on the 3rd of February 2018 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Racing Festival at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) This Weekend (25 &26 Nov 2017) - Win A Vios!

The Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Racing Festival will be happening at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) this weekend - the 25 & 26th of November 2017! The main event is the Vios Challenge Series where in the Super Sporting Category where most of Malaysia’s top racing drivers will be competing for the very first Vios Challenge title. 

Bosch Survey Reveals That Battery Failure is the Top Cause of Vehicle Breakdown in Malaysia

Recently Bosch Automotive Aftermarket conducted a survey of 350 Malaysian drivers where they found out that vehicle battery failure is the top cause of vehicle breakdowns in the country. Engine and wiring issues came in at 20% and 5% respectively. So it seems that battery failure is the cause of a whole lot of pain and suffering.

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Announces The Mitsubishi Triton VGT AT Premium and The Limited Edition Mitsubishi ASX Adventure

Two new Mitsubishi vehicle variants have been announced recently. The new Mitsubishi Triton VGT AT Premium and a limited edition Mitsubishi ASX Adventure compact crossover are now on sale in Malaysia. The Triton VGT AT Premium and the ASX Adventure is priced RM116,300.00 and RM123,988 respectively, without insurance but with GST in Peninsular Malaysia. 

Happenings: Caltex Fuel Your School Annual Programme Successfully Completed For The Year

Caltex has successfully completed its annual Caltex Fuel Your School programme (“Caltex FYS”) for the year. The programme, was run in partnership with MyKasih Foundation. It continues to support the Malaysian government’s efforts in enhancing the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This is the sixth year that the programme has been running and the Caltex FYS has enabled over 20,000 students in Perak schools to benefit from it this time around. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

The New Renault Megane GT - It Will Be On Display At Renault's Petaling Jaya Showroom From The 21st of November Onwards

One of the more interesting cars that was displayed at the recent Malaysia Autoshow 2017 was the Renault Megane GT. The car was displayed at the autoshow by Renault Malaysia distributors TC Euro Cars and it the first time the all-new Megane has set foot in this country.

Happenings: UMW Toyota Motor Staff Were Part Of The Volunteers At Seberang Prai Utara's Flood Relief Operations

Car companies in Malaysia have been doing lots of good in assisting people that have experienced one of the worst floods up in the North of Peninsular Malaysia. Recently, a team of volunteers from UMW Toyota Motor have lent a hand in the flood relief efforts there by providing assistance where needed. 

Industry News - PROTON Sells More Cars - Seems Like An Upward Trajectory For The Company

It looks like PROTON seems to be on an upward trajectory over the past few months. They have registered a total of 61,380 vehicles from January up to October 2017. During the same period last year, the Malaysian company managed 57,734 units making a slight improvement in sales for the brand. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happenings: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia's Public Relations Initiatives Earn Industry Recognition - Centriq PR Wins Silver at the Malaysia PR Awards 2016/17

It is always the people behind the scenes that ensure the things you see happen in the automotive industry. Cars just don't appear to be fully built up. A brand's reputation is also built up by people who have put their hearts and soul into bringing it to a higher level in the eyes of the public. This time around, the people behind the public relations of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Centriq PR, have been awarded the Silver award for the Corporate Branding category at the Malaysia PR Awards 2016/17 for their entry - Mercedes-Benz Malaysia - Redefining Premium Excellence. 

Perodua News: Deliveries of the All-New Myvi Begins With First Official One Delivered, 6,000+ Myvi Bookings To Date and Winners Of ‘Myvi 12 Iconic Years Anniversary SMS & Win Contest’ Announced

The Perodua Myvi is one of those cars that are synonymous with all things Malaysia. So, the launch of the latest one is a big deal over here. The new car, which was fully designed and built in-house from the upper body onwards (means they designed the car themselves) has hit another glorious milestone in its chart. It has made 6,000 people book the car on the first day of its launch. Imagine that.

Offers & Promotions: 'GO NUTS WITH TYREPLUS' Campaign By TYREPLUS and MICHELIN TYRE Ongoing Till 31st December 2017

TYREPLUS, the global multi-brand tyre and car servicing franchise under MICHELIN tyre, has announced their year end promotion and contest. The 'Go Nuts With TyrePlus' campaign has started and is running till the 31st of December 2017 where those that purchase Michelin Tyres (and not the other brands that they carry) at any of the outlets can participate in a WhatsApp based contest. This comes hot on the heels of their rebranding exercise recently where TyrePlus has changed their outlet branding and are pushing customer awareness on their brand.

New High Spec Hyundai Tucson 2.0 MPi Premium 4WD is Now Available

There is a new Hyundai Tucson variant in town. Hyundai Sime Darby Motors have just introduced the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 MPi Premium 4WD variant which adds more premium bits and more extra equipment. This is the new top of the range Tucson here in Malaysia and it costs RM159,888 on the road but without insurance.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Offers & Promotions: Volkswagen Aftersales Year End Promotion - 20% Off on Selected Genuine Parts

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has just launched an aftersales promotion from now till 31st December. You can now get up to 20% off the price for selected genuine spare parts at all authorised Volkswagen service centres throughout Malaysia.