Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Malaysian Teams Do Well in the 2017 Land Rover 4x4 In Schools Technology Challenge World Final

Recently, over 150 talented students from 16 countries from all over the world attended the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge World Final at Yas  Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi to participate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education competition. This is quite an ambitious and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility  initiative undertaken by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as it actually unearths future talent for JLR. 

Happenings: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia's 'Christmas in a ShoeBox' Brings Some Cheer to Needy Children Again

Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christmas! It was a merrier Christmas than usual for 46 children from three charity homes as Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) hosted them for a full day of events. This is the ninth year running that MBM has held their annual 'Christmas in a Shoebox' (CIAB) initiative where the Malaysian arm of the premium automaker gives back to the community and more.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hyundai KONA Receives 5 Stars For The Euro NCAP

Hyundai Motor’s All-New KONA has received the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. This is for the Euro spec 1.0liter T-GDi petrol and the 1.6 CRDi turbo diesel variants. This result marks out the new B segment SUV as one of the safest vehicles in the segment, convincing in all four categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER MALAYSIA Set To Launch The Range Rover Velar By the Second Quarter of 2018

There are two SUVs from Jaguar Land Rover that I am eagerly awaiting their arrival to our Malaysian shores. They are the recently previewed Land Rover Discovery (at the recent Malaysia Autoshow 2017) and the recently launched Range Rover Velar, which would be launched early in the second quarter of 2018. The Velar is the latest Range Rover which sits between the entry level Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ford Malaysia & Sime Darby Auto Connexion Unveils Its First ChatBot (Beta) and Multi Language Option On Official Ford Website

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford vehicles in Malaysia had recently debuted its 1st chatbot. This initiative is part of SDAC’s continuous efforts to engage with their customers in a quick and easy approach. 

ASEAN NCAP Q4 2017 – Two 5 Stars Achievers (New Perodua Myvi & New Toyota Vios / Yaris and Two Zero Stars Results (Chery Transcab & Suzuki Carry trucks)

The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has announced four new crash test results for the 4thQuarter of 2017. All have been tested in ASEAN NCAP's facility in Melaka and ASEAN NCAP’s latest tested models for 2017 are the Perodua Myvi, Toyota Vios, Chery Transcab and Suzuki Carry.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The All-New Perodua Myvi officially receives its 5-star safety certification from ASEAN NCAP

Today the all-new Perodua Myvi officially receives its 5-star safety certification from ASEAN NCAP. This Malaysian all-time favourite was tested and rated based on ASEAN NCAP’s latest 2017-2020 protocol where it scored 32.71 points out of a possible 36 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), representing a 90.9% compliance, and 43.14 points out of a possible 49 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), representing an 88% compliance. Safety is affordable these days.

UMW Toyota Motor Announces Five New Toyota TopMark Outlets in Peninsular Malaysia - More Places to Buy Proper Used Toyota Vehicles

The Toyota TopMark network is currently being expanded to more locations throughout Malaysia. The official Toyota used car sales outlets offer the latest Toyota & Toyota Hybrid Certified Pre-Owned Cars (and selected Lexus cars also) to those who want a Toyota almost as good as a brand new one. Now four authorised Toyota dealers of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) are now Toyota TopMark dealers too.

Happenings: Short Film ‘Never Was the Shade’ by Lim Kean Hian Wins the BMW Shorties 2017

‘Never Was the Shade’, a short film by Lim Kean Hian, has emerged as the Grand Prize Winner for the BMW Shorties 2017. This is the 11 th edition of Malaysia’s longest running and short film competition. This is one way how the BMW Group Malaysia gives back to the people - time time, through the art of film making.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Industry Outlook: PROTON Top Dealers Visit Geely in China - New Things To Learn and To Do and Consequences

Recently, PROTON took its top dealers to visit Geely in China to show them how Geely dealers operate their centres in Shanghai. The trip consisted of 28 top PROTON sales and service center owners, accompanied by PROTON officials and a representative from a financial institution. 

Happenings: Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia & Make-A-Wish Fulfill Wishes of Two Children Fighting Cancer

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia (MBSM), part of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, believe that success and social responsibility go hand-in-hand are working together with the non-profit organisation, Make-A-Wish, to create wonderful memories for two children who have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Happenings: Battle of The Clubs 2017 - Goodyear Malaysia Organises Car Club Challenge For Malaysian Car Clubs!

Goodyear Malaysia is currently hosting Battle of The Clubs 2017 for eight selected car clubs in Malaysia, featuring a series of fun team challenges, in search for the Best Car Club 2017. The challenge first started in early August 2017 and the “Time Attack” round for the event had just concluded. Participants are now gearing up for the next challenge known as “On The Road Treasure Hunt” across Klang Valley happening tomorrow (as I type), 17 December 2017.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

NZ WHEELS JOHOR BAHRU AUTOHAUS Has Been Upgraded - First AMG Performance Centre In The Southern Region

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (MBM) together with authorised dealer NZ Wheels, has officially re-opened their completely refurbished Mercedes-Benz NZ Wheels Johor Bahru Autohaus (Mercedes-Benz NZ Wheels JB Autohaus). 

Porsche Macan SportDesign Unveiled - Limited to 40 Units Only

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), Malaysian distributors of Porsche, introduced the new Macan SportDesign Series yesterday. The Macan SportDesign Series gets a lot of equipment which is usually in the options list. It is priced at RM 545,000.00 including all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance. This actually represents a substantial saving compared to a similarly well equipped Macan. It is however exclusively limited to only 40 units. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Truck News: HINO Total Support Contest Malaysia - In Its 4th Year With 110 Contestants From All Over Malaysia This TIme Around

Last weekend was Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd's (HMSM) Hino ‘Total Support Contest’ (TS Contest) for 2017. 110 contestants from over a hundred Hino dealerships throughout Malaysia had participated in this annual skills competition meant for Hino sales and after sales personnel. 

Site Update, New Shortie Video Posted - Motoring-Malaysia's 'Office' At The Sepang Circuit

It's December 2017, and every time December rolls by I usually take a break in terms of pounding out articles, work or any sort of thing that needs me to use intensive labour or use my brains a bit more than usual. If you've been following my stuff over the years you would know that I value Quality of Life above anything else. So, after nearly eleven months of doing stuff, I take a few days to chill and relax a little. The video above was uploaded today and shows off Motoring-Malaysia's 'office' at the Sepang Circuit. 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Offers & Promotions: 6+1 Limited Edition Justice League Collectible Toy Cars via Caltex JOURNEY TM Card

The Justice League Cars promotion is now ongoing for Caltex JOURNEY Card or B Infinite card members. This promotion, which runs from now until 31 January, 2018, offers six (6) Justice League mini-figure heroes and their custom cars. This could be something collectible for those who are DC Comics movie fans and also Caltex customers out there who would like to just buy or redeem something different.

Volkswagen and Lazada Malaysia's Collaboration To Sell Limited Edition Beetles A Roaring Success - All 12 Sold Out In 20 Minutes

The future just arrived. Volkswagen and Lazada Malaysia have sold out all 12 units of the limited edition Beetles within 20 minutes of it being open for bookings. The 12 units of Beetles were offered through Lazada's online portal at a retail price of RM112,112 (before registration and taxes) and one had to place their booking (and its fee) through the website which twelve or so people did.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New BMW and MINI Service Online - Schedule Your Servicing Via Their Website

BMW Group Malaysia has announced what it considers to be the country's first online service scheduling system for BMW and MINI customers. With this, customers can schedule the service needs for their vehicles directly at their preferred authorised dealership via the BMW Malaysia and MINI Malaysia website. 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Volkswagen Seremban Officially Opens For Business - The First Authorised Volkswagen 3S Centre in Negeri Sembilan

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and HICOM Auto today launched the Volkswagen Seremban 3S Centre. Currently this is the only authorized Volkswagen centre in Negeri Sembilan and it is the second Volkswagen 3S Centre by HICOM Auto after Volkswagen Semenyih. 

Offers & Promotions: Mazda Festive Carnival Is Now On Till 31st December 2017

It is now Mazda's turn to celebrate the end of 2017 with more offers and promos. It could be the perfect time to get that Mazda you always wanted as there is now a nationwide Mazda Festive Carnival which will go on till the end of December 2017.  According to Bermaz Auto Berhad, who are the exclusive distributor of Mazda in Malaysia, there will be Mazda Festive exclusive deals, lucky dip, and instant gifts upon sign up of any Mazda vehicles. Demo units for the Mazda2 and Mazda CX-5 will be available, prices starting from RM 65,000 and RM 110,000 respectively.

Aiman Motor Performance Opens its First 4S Centre in Malaysia - Unveils the Recently Launched Subaru XV At The New Centre

Aiman Motor, a long time player in the automotive distribution scene here in Malaysia, under its company, Aiman Motor Performance Sdn Bhd (AMP) earlier today unveiled its first 4S Centre which also houses their Subaru dealership. Located in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, this one-stop automotive sales and aftersales solution unifies Sales, Services, Spare parts as well as Shop for body and paint services under one roof for all car brands including super and premium cars.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Bus / EV News: DEFTECH Announces the Putra NEDO EV Bus - Malaysia's First Super Quick Charge Electric Vehicle

DEFTECH, DRB-HICOM's subsidiary has unveiled Malaysia’s first Super Quick Charge (SQC) Electric Vehicle (EV) - the Putra NEDO EV bus. The SQC EV Bus project is part of  the Memorandum of Understanding entered into by Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. The SQC EV bus project is the first step into making the Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, a more eco-friendly city.

Truck News: ISUZU MALAYSIA Delivers 115 Units of Isuzu ELF Trucks to City-Link Express

This is quite a deal for Isuzu Malaysia. The Japanese vehicle manufacturer recently delivered 115 units of various Isuzu trucks to City-Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd as part of their 2017 fleet agreement purchase. This saw 105 units of the Isuzu ELF 4-wheeler (NLR77UEE) model and 10 units of the Isuzu ELF 6-wheeler (NQR75UKN) model. This new trucks now join the City-Link fleet of which now has 322 units of Isuzu trucks.

Offers & Promotions: Toyota Malaysia's Year End Promos - Save Up To RM7,000 On A New Toyota

The Toyota RM1,000,000 Bonanza promotion is currently ongoing. You can save up to RM7,000 get some free official Toyota accessories and get free service for up to 5 years if you buy and register a new Toyota during this month of December. During this promotion period, three lucky buyers will also stand a chance to win the Grand Prize, Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5. Another 100 lucky buyers will also receive a smartphones worth RM5,000 each too. 

Volkswagen and Lazada Malaysia Officially Announces The Online-Exclusive Limited Edition Beetle Which You Can Book & Buy Online

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and Lazada Malaysia has officially announced a unique collaboration that will see 12 limited edition Volkswagen Beetles sold online. The partnership offers Malaysians the chance to buy an exclusive Volkswagen Beetle via Lazada’s online platform. This could be the first time a car is offered where the initial move to purchase is made through the internet.