Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Young Aces Technical College to Offer Basic Car Maintenance Course - We attended the first one to see how is it conducted

Since it first opened its doors in January 2016, the Young Aces Technical College has been actively pursuing and accepting enrolment of students. Whilst new in the market of automotive technical training, the college, through its trained teaching staff aims to develop highly skilled and professional specialists who are well rounded and are ready to serve Malaysia as well as the region’s growing automotive industry. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Offers & Promotions: Volkswagen Malaysia’s Festive Season Deal Just Got Better for New Cars and For After Sales Customers Too

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is pleased to announce an exclusive array of Raya deals and offers, in time for the upcoming festivities. Topping off the list is a 5-year free maintenance offer for any variant of the Vento and Passat family purchased between now till 31 st of July 2017, above the current promotional ‘duit raya’ rebates.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Recently, Shell Lubricants Malaysia shared valuable insights on how to achieve lower cost per kilometre with fleet owners at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2017 which was held on 18th May – 20th May 2017, at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) in Kuala Lumpur.

TEST DRIVE: The 2017 PROTON IRIZ 1.3 & 1.6 CVT Refinement Variants Gets Driven - Some Improvements Make the Iriz a Whole Lot Better

The Proton Iriz has been around for a few years already. When it first came out in 2014 I wasn’t too impressed with its drive. It was a dreary experience. It wasn’t that the car was ugly or anything. It was actually quite nice to look at and fresh at the time. It still is fresh to look at amidst a sea of Perodua Myvis. The main problem was the way it felt when you drove it.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

TYREPLUS Rebrands Itself - Aims to Serve More Consumers to Deliver Better Road Safety in Malaysia

The Michelin deployed franchise network, TYREPLUS, has recently announced that they are in the midst of rebranding their entire network in Malaysia within the next four years. The brand, which was first introduced to this country in November 2009 is reputed to be the largest independent tyre and car maintenance network with over 50 outlets and it it still expanding. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Perodua receives “The BrandLaureate Best Brands Award Most Favourite Brand Automotive Sedan/Compact Cars 2016/2017”

Perodua recently received the “The BrandLaureate Best Brands Award Most Favourite Brand Automotive Sedan/Compact Cars 2016/2017” by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) on 22 May 2017. The compact car manufacturer was the only automotive manufacturer awarded by the APBF this time around. 

Roadshows: Ducati Malaysia starts its nationwide roadshow this weekend

There is currently a Ducati motorcycles roadshow happening this weekend at One Utama Shopping Centre followed by another one in Johor Bahru, Penang and in Kota Bahru in July 2017. The roadshow will also hold a special preview of the new 2017 Multistrada 950, ahead of its official release as well as the latest Ducati Monster, the 797.

Renault shows off the still camouflaged all-new Megane R.S - to be offered in manual and dual clutch forms

The New Mégane R.S. makes first public appearance in drive around Monaco’s famous grand prix racetrack by Renault F1 pilot Nico Hülkenberg. However, it is still in its camouflaged form so you cannot actually see how its actual overall styling looks like. It's still like a girl wearing a thin cloth veil over her face. 

EDITOR'S OPINION: The DRB-Hicom-Geely deal has been formalised - PROTON's Saga Continues as well as Lotus Cars too

Yes. PROTON's saga continues (pun intended) with the announcement that Geely will become its strategic partner. The super large China based vehicle manufacturer has become PROTON's savior. Most of you are aware and almost everyone I know has been talking about it. Almost everyone because my immediate family members don't really seem to care much. Well, you can't expect my mum, wife and thirteen year old kid become automotive industry experts do you?

Peugeot is the Official Car Platinum Sponsor for Kuala Lumpur 2017 Games - The 29th SEA Games & the 9th Para Games

Nasim Sdn Bhd, a member of the Naza Corporation Holdings and the official distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia together with Naza Corporation Holdings today signaled their ambitions to become the official transport sponsor for the Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) games - 29 th SEA Games and the 9 th Para Games. In short, Peugeot Malaysia will be providing a record number of vehicles to make the games run smoother. 298 Peugeot cars consisting of the Peugeot 408, 508 and the Traveller range were symbolically handed over at a ceremony held at the Peugeot showroom in Glenmarie, Shah Alam recently.


Shell Lubricants Malaysia, through its market-leading Shell Helix brand of motor oil, has teamed up with Waze, the country’s most popular traffic and navigation app, to launch Asia’s first accident-prone spots alerts. The collaboration between the two leading global brands is aimed at making the roads safer for drivers this coming Ramadan and Aidilfitri season.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Volkswagen launches two new Vento variants - the Vento ALLSTAR and Vento GT

Aside from launching the latest variant of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.2TSI for the Malaysian market, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) had launched two new variants of their Vento sedan. The Vento ALLSTAR and the Vento GT. These are limited run variants of the Vento 1.2TSI Highline and the Vento 1.6 Comfortline respectively that come with additional goodies at attractive prices.

Fourth Generation KIA OPTIMA GT debuts in Malaysia

Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, today unveiled the all-new fourth-generation Kia Optima for the Malaysian market. The all-new fourth-generation Kia Optima will only be available here in Optima GT trim for the moment and it is locally assembled with a price from RM178,999 with 5 years unlimited mileage warranty.

New Volkswagen Beetle variants launched in Malaysia - Prices start from RM136,888

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia launched the new Volkswagen Beetle yesterday. This is the latest Beetle variant to be sold in Malaysia and it basically gets new colours and slightly better specification overall. They displayed the Blue Silk coloured Beetle at the launch over at Mid Valley Mega Mall and the car will be on display from 24 to 28 May 2017. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBSM) adds Return To Invoice (RTI) insurance and Tyre and Rim insurance

One of the reasons why Mercedes-Benz Malaysia does very well over here in Malaysia is that they tend to move the goalposts in terms of sales, marketing and value added services. Now, the company, via Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBSM) are offering more in terms of their financing and insurance packages. One innovative new offering by MBSM is the Return To Invoice (RTI) insurance and Tyre and Rim insurance.

Isuzu Malaysia Officially Opens its New Flagship After-Sales Center in Shah Alam, Selangor

Isuzu Malaysia has officially opened its a new flagship after-sales facility in Shah Alam, Selangor.  The new center, which also houses the Isuzu Technical Center, was officially opened by the Chairman of Isuzu Motors Limited Susumu Hosoi (who flew in especially for the event) and Group Managing Director of DRB-Hicom Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar.