Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The All-New 2019 Mazda 3 is Launched in Malaysia - CBU and Prices Start at RM139k Onwards


The All-New Third Generation Mazda 3 is here. What was a continuation of the original compact car, the Mazda 323, now has the latest iteration of their unique KODO design and the latest in their Skyactiv-Vehicle technologies which brings the driver and vehicle together. The 3 will be fully imported (CBU) for now and will come in the 1.5L Liftback (Hatchback) and Sedan, the 2.0L High (sedan only) and the 2.0L High Plus in both Liftback and Sedan. With prices starting at RM139K onwards, it offers a lot of improvements which belies its slightly higher than usual asking price.

Additional 2 Years Free Maintenance Now Offered For New Volkswagn Tiguan, Passat 1.8TSI Comfortline and 2.0TSI Highline. - 5 Years Free Maintenance Offer Till 31st December 2019


It is actually a very good time to go and buy a new Volkswagen car. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) have just announced an additional two years free maintenance two of its bestselling models The two models are the Volkswagen Tiguan (offer for all variants) and the Volkswagen Passat now on sale by VPCM. But this isn't a permanent offer as it is only for new car buyers from 1st of July till 3 st December 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Motorsport: Team PROTON R3 Does Extremely Well in the Production Series Races in Round 3 of the 2019 Malaysia Championship Series


Round 3 of the 2019 Malaysia Championship Series (MSC) saw Team PROTON R3 (R3) dominate M-production series races. Team R3 managed to procure a double victory which included a 1-2-3 finish in race two. The MSC Round 3 was held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) over the weekend. 

MINI Malaysia Celebrates the 60th Birthday of the MINI - New Celebration Variants To Be Unveiled on 19th July 2019


In conjunction with the 60 th Anniversary of MINI, MINI Malaysia recently gathered its MINIacs and Friends of MINI to form the number 60 with their MINI vehicles. The photos they took of the memorable occasion showed the Kuala Lumpur skyline making this Malaysian celebration of the MINI a little bit more different from the other celebrations of this iconic car, and brand elsewhere.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Over 400 Volkswagen Beetle Cars Come Together for the Beetle, An Iconic Gathering, held at Putrajaya


Last weekend, 405 Volkswagen Beetle from many different variants came together for the  'Beetle, An Iconic Gathering' event at Putrajaya. The gathering on 13th July 2019 was organised by official Volkswagen distributors here, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and it was joined by Beetle owners from up north in Perlis to down south in Johor Bahru making it one of the largest gatherings for what is arguably the ultimate automotive icon.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Industry News - Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Welcomes New Head of Sales & Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars


Mercedes-Benz Malaysia had recently announced the appointment of Michael Jopp as the new Head of Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Malaysia & SEA II beginning 1st July of 2019. Mr. Jopp’s appointment comes into effect as the incumbent, Mark Raine completes four years tenure in Malaysia who is now based in South Korea where is he is now the Vice President of Product & Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Korea. 

The 8th Generation Porsche 911 (Type 992) Has Been Launched - Carrera S & Carrera 4S Variants Now Available for Order




The official distributors of Porsche in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), launched the new, eight generation Porsche 911  at the Sepang International Circuit last Friday, the 12th of July 2019. The launch coincided with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) race series weekend here where race versions of the 911 will be competing against one another. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is used (with the new car as the Safety car seen below),and these GT3 Cup cars  will compete in rounds 6, 7 and 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) race series. Anyway, two variants of the new Type 992 Porsche 911 were announced for the moment, the 911 Carerra S and the 911 Carerra 4S variants. 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Volkswagen Beetle Collector's Edition Launched to Commemorate the End of Production of this Iconic Model - Only 75 Units Available


All good things come to an end. The current iteration of the Volkswagen New Beetle is in its final legs of production as Volkswagen had announced that 2019 will be its final year of production. So as a wrap up to a illustrious production run and its sale here in Malaysia, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has unveiled an homage to the Bug with the exclusive Collector’s Edition Beetle. Only 75 units of this Beetle will be on sale in this special final edition specification.

The Facelifted BMW 7 Series Has Been Launched with One Variant for Now - The 740Le xDrive Pure Excellence


Aside from launching their new flagship SUV, the BMW X7 SAV, BMW Malaysia had finally unveiled the New BMW 7 Series. Sporting some restyled bits, notably the more prominent front end, the New BMW 7 Series will be offered here in only one variant for now, - the BMW 740Le xDrive Pure Excellence variant. This is a new-generation Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) which has a range of around 46km in electric mode and will cost interested parties RM594,000 before any insurance.

BMW X7 Launched - BMW Malaysia Launches BMW'S Flagship SUV here in Malaysia


BMW Malaysia has launched the First-Ever BMW X7 luxury SUV here in Malaysia.This is the largest BMW SUV series to date.BMW calls this their luxury-class BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) which they believe will set a new benchmark in the luxury segment. We get one variant - the BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence and its asking price is RM 888,800.00 before insurance. It was launched together with the facelifted 7 Series on the 11th of July 2019.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Upcoming Events - Art of Speed 2019 - Malaysia's Premier Old Skool & Kustom Kulture Automotive Event At MAEPS Serdang on the 27th & 28th July 2019


The Art of Speed is back for 2019. The show is Malaysia’s premier Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event and it basically returns for its eighth edition, bringing with it a showcase of locally-built customised cars and bikes, art gallery, interactive activities and exciting lucky draw giveaways that visitors have come to enjoy. It is scheduled to happen at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 27 July 2019 (10:00 am – 11:00 pm) and 28 July 2019 (10:00 am –7:00 pm).

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shell Malaysia's ‘Anda Beli, Kami Derma’ Raya Charity Campaign 2019 Concludes - RM1.92Million to Go To National Cancer Society, Food Aid Foundation & Malaysian Nature Society


The recent ‘Anda Beli, Kami Derma’ Raya Charity Campaign by Shell Malaysia had managed to raise a grand total of RM1.92million. The campaign, which is in its fifth year, had ran for ten (10) days between 30 May 2019 to 8 June 2019 this time around in an effort to spread the spirit of caring and sharing during the ‘balik kampung’ season.

Goodyear Malaysia Promotes Sustainability by Installing 6,680 Solar Panels At Its Corporate Office and Production Plant



Goodyear Malaysia recently installed 6,680 solar panels to power its corporate office as well as production plant in Shah Alam. This is a truly noble effort in sustainability which is still sorely lacking in corporate Malaysia. The solar panels are capable of producing 2.5-megawatts of power and is connected to six Low Voltage (LV) substations that are located within the plant

Happenings - Naza Group Donates a Kia Cerato Sedan to the ILKBS for the Car Painting Competition at WorldSkills Competition (WSC) 2019



The Naza Group has graciously contributed a Kia Cerato sedan to the Youth and Sports Skills Training Institute (ILKBS) in support of Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and the Malaysian contestant, Mohamad Ridzuan, who will be competing in the Car Painting category at the WorldSkills Competition (WSC) 2019.

LOKATECH Engineering Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with EFKON launched the first built-in toll reader for the aftermarket.



LOKATECH Engineering Sdn Bhd has launched the first aftermarket built-in toll reader for all of us using toll roads to use. The LokaTAG built-in toll reader was made in collaboration with EFKON, the Austrian technology provider of Malaysia’s nationwide infra-red electronic toll collection system. This is the people who first provided us with the SmartTag reader for Malaysia toll roads. Do note that in conjunction with the launch there is a promotion for the built-in reader on Shopee Malaysia (inclusive of installation) which is stated down below.