Thursday, February 15, 2018

The New Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 Will Be Launched Soon - March, Maybe, From The Looks Of It!!!

It looks like Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is going to launch the new, facelifted 2018 Volkswagen Golf Mk. 7.5 here soon. Their website already has an inquiry form which you can fill up and then you can stand a chance to be the first few who will get to 'discover the new Golf family'.

Scania At The Sweden-South East Asia Business Summit 2018 - A Sustainable Transportation Mindset is a Key Driver for Future Growth.

The Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit (SSEABS) was recently held in Kuala Lumpur on the 6th and 7th of February 2018. It was jointly hosted by various Swedish parties based in Malaysia ranging from the Embassy of Sweden, Business Swede and the Malaysian Swedish Business Association (MASBA). There was participation from Swedish companies from various industries, ranging from service, retail and manufacturing that are present in Southeast Asia. We attended the summit on the second day as we were invited by Scania as well as the two other Swedish automakers, Volvo Group and Volvo Car.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry News: BMW Group Malaysia Gets A New Managing Director & CEO - Harald Hoelzl Takes Over From Han Sang Yun From March 1st 2018 Onwards

BMW Group Malaysia will have a new person at its helm. Mr. Harald Hoelzl has been tasked by BMW Group AG to take over from current Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Han Sang Yun from March 1st, 2018. As for Mr. Han, he will now take on the role as the new President of BMW Group Korea. 

Contest: Join The ' Safe with MICHELIN' Social Media Campaign This Chinese New Year And Win Air Asia E-Vouchers + Other Prizes

MICHELIN is inviting you Malaysian out there to participate in a social media campaign this Chinese New Year 2018 as part of their "Safe with MICHELIN" campaign. The campaign encourages motorists to maintain safety as top priority as they head back to their hometowns this festive season and while doing so you can win some Air-Asia E-vouchers and other prizes totaling RM7,000.00. #SafeWithMICHELIN.

Hino Motors Sales Malaysia Sells 300 Units of HINO 300 Series Trucks to GD Express, Certifies 4 of GD Express' Trucks with 1 Million KM Mileage & Announces They Are No.1 in Various Commercial Vehicle Sales Categories for 2017!!!

Hino has started 2018 with a bang. Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia), or just Hino, together with their customer, courier company GD Express Sdn Bhd (GDEX) held a small ceremony earlier today where they announced interesting news for those that are following the commercial vehicle sector. First is the sale of 300 units of their HINO 300 series trucks to GDEX, then announcing their No.1 status in the 2017 vehicle sales category for Light Commercial Vehicle, Medium to Heavy Commercial Vehicle and the bus category. Finally, they presented Certificates to GDEX recognising the reliability of four units of GDEX Hino trucks that have 1 million km mileage without the need for any engine overhaul.

PROTON Replies To The Comments By PEKEMA - More Thoughts & Opinion On It

PROTON, has decided to respond to the recent issue brought up by the people at PEKMA, short for the Bumiputera car dealers association. The group basically wants PROTON to go back to what it was before whereby PROTON need not ask their dealers to upgrade their sales centres from 1S to 3S/4S, to maintain whatever sales margins given, keep super extended credit terms like before and also not allow PROTON to ask vendors to cut their prices. Of course, even I think that this isn't the way to go. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Commercial Vehicles/Trucks: Isuzu Tops 2017 Commercial Vehicle Sales In Malaysia

Isuzu Malaysia had announced that they have managed to maintain their market position as the number one selling commercial vehicle brand here in Malaysia. Isuzu have held the spot for four consecutive years now and this time around, they have managed to capture 13% of the market share in the pick-up truck segment and they have also recorded a 20% increase in sales of their after-sales parts. This shows a new trend for customers to keep servicing at authorised dealership rather than going elsewhere.

BMW Malaysia collaborates with Fashion Designer Khoon Hooi for Chinese New Year 2018

BMW Malaysia has announced its collaboration with Khoon Hooi, a well known Malaysian fashion designer, in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2018. The collaboration aims to usher in the Year of the Dog and it is inspired by the craftsmanship and aesthetics of Khoon Hooi’s latest cheongsam collection. CNY@BMW, the BMW Malaysia theme this Chinese New Year, welcomes health, prosperity and good fortune as well as exciting events, promotions and offers at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide.

Opinion: Proton Sells 4,783 Units in January 2018. Good, but not Great - And the Ignorant Folks at PEKEMA Do Not Want Change....How Unwise.

PROTON has reported that it had sold or registered 4,783 units in January 2018. This is a forecasted increase in the total market share for Proton. The company basically sold 1.1 cars out of 10 cars here in Malaysia for the month of January and it is actually up from the month of December, 2017. Proton also mentioned that the Proton Saga, Persona and Exora made up 80% of their total sales. The bread and butter as well as full sized MPV was the choice of customers.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bridgestone ECOPIA EP150 Tyre is The Original Equipment Tyre For The All-New 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the people who market and sell Bridgestone Tyres here in Malaysia are extremely pleased to announce that the Bridgestone ECOPIA EP150 tyre is the tyre fitted to the 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3liter variant. The Ecopia tyre is a tyre that has been engineered by the people at Bridgestone to be for the cost conscious and eco-conscious driver in mind. It can save the whales and at the same time, save some money too. 

Friday, February 09, 2018

Mitsubishi Motors and Dealer Esperance Motors Opens Their Newest 3S Centre in Sungai Buloh

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) together with their latest dealer, Esperance Motors, have opened a new 3S centre in Sungai Buloh.  The brand new 3S Centre (Sales, Service & Spare parts) will now enable Mitsubishi customers from the surrounding area to have an official outlet close to them thereby increasing customer access points for a better brand experience.

The Ford Ranger Raptor Was Unveiled in Thailand - Let's Hope This Rugged Beast Comes Here Real Soon!

The Raptor moniker has been used successfully by Ford for its flagship in the large F150 series of pick-up trucks. The name that is used for the most powerful F150 now makes it way to the Ford Ranger as Ford has launched the first ever Ford Ranger Raptor. The new off-road, performance pick-up truck was recently unveiled over in Thailand and everyone is talking about it. Because of that, we are talking about it too.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177) Is Unveiled - More Grown Up with More Technology

The W177 series Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been launched. The baby Benz looks like it has grown up a little, both outside and inside. This time it seems Mercedes-Benz has stuffed it full of cutting edge technology like its bigger brothers. It also looks more luxurious and unique inside whilst the outside takes on a cleaner look to it.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

UMW Toyota Launches Another Avanza Variant - The Toyota Avanza 1.5X

There will be a new variant of the affordable Toyota Avanza MPV here in Malaysia. Some of my friends call it the 'Babe Repeller'. This is very true as it is actually transport for mummy, daddy and children or for transporting people around affordably. Babe Magnet it ain't so UMW Toyota, the official Toyota people here in Malaysia have come up with a variant called the Toyota Avanza 1.5X. The 'X'-tra this Avanza gets is that it now gets more crossover-like treatment like its Innova X big brother.