Saturday, March 31, 2018

Renault Koleos Signature - A More Premium Variant of The Koleos 2WD is Now Available in Malaysia

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the authorised distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, have announced another variant in the Malaysian Renault Koleos lineup - the Renault Koleos Signature. This is a a new two-wheel drive (2WD) variant of Renault’s flagship D-segment SUV and it is now available for booking at all Renault branch showrooms nationwide. Prices of this new variant sits somewhere in between the Koleos 2WD and the Koleos 4WD, at RM198,800 (on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia and private registrationonwards.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Range Rover Velar is the World Car Design of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards - Malaysian Preview in April 2018!

The Range Rover Velar has won the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. It may be only the second most affordable Range Rover in the Range Rover lineup, after the Range Rover Evoque, it looks every bit a worthy edition. But whilst this bit of news deserves to be celebrated, another little bit of news is interesting for those who would want to own the Velar here in Malaysia. It will be reaching Malaysia sometime in April 2018 and it is local distributors Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia have already announced that they are taking bookings for the good looking SUV!

Volkswagen Malaysia Has Announced A Service Maintenance Schedule Revision For Volkswagen Cars - More Ownership Cost Savings In The Long Run

Good news for all Volkswagen owners out there! Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced a revision on the Service Maintenance Schedule for Volkswagen cars. The new Service Maintenance Schedule will be effective beginning the 1st of April 2018 and according to VPCM, it can offer up to 26% savings for Volkswagen owners (if calculated based on a 5 year or 75,000km duration. This revision will be implemented mainly due to extended replacement intervals of certain components. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contest: Win An EMEL Edition Renault Captur - The Grand Prize in the EMEL ColourfulRaya Contest 2018

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the authorised dealers of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, today announced the COLOURFULRAYA CONTEST 2018. This is a collaboration with local fashion label EMEL where a special EMEL edition Renault Captur will be given away as the grand prize.The EMEL Captur is an Ivory (body) / Diamond Black (roof) in a one-of-a-kind lace print livery on the outside that reflects the EMEL Raya 2018 Collection theme of Chantilly lace. #ColourfulRaya

SDS Bakeries Sdn Bhd Wins Grand Prize of a Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 and a Trip to Japan in the 2017/2018 FUSO Diamond Contest Grand Draw

Buy a truck and win a heck of a lot. This seems to be the what happens when you buy a FUSO  truck (or more) and you then get to participate in a lucky draw like the recently concluded 2017/2018 FUSO Diamond Contest Grand Draw. Organised by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV), the Grand Draw’s ultimate prize or prizes, which is a Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 and a trip to Japan was won by SDS Bakeries Sdn Bhd

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Toyota Announces Special Service Campaign Expansion For Some Toyota Vios, Corolla Altis and Alphard Sold In Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the official distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia has announced an expansion of the Special Service Campaign (SSC) to replace the inflator modules of the front passenger side airbag to certain Toyota Vios, Corolla Altis and Alphard sold in Malaysia. A total of around 21,000 vehicles are involved in this service campaign. These are the above vehicles which were manufactured from Jan 2013 to Dec 2014 and sold by UMWT. This SSC is  another expansion of the earlier campaigns announced by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).

Upcoming Event - The MAI Auto Festival 2018 from March 30 to April 1, 2018, at SMK Hutan Horizontal, Bagan Datuk, Perak.

The Malaysian Automotive Industry (MAI) will be organizing the MAI Auto Festival 2018!. This Auto Festival will take place from March 30 to April 1, 2018, at SMK Hutan Horizontal, Bagan Datuk, Perak. This is quite a unique event because it is actually held far from any large cities in Peninsular Malaysia! It is at least an hour or so from Ipoh, the capital of the state of Perak and will actually showcase 61 automotive companies that do business here in Malaysia. 

Sime Darby Auto Performance Launches the New Panamera Sport Turismo - Three Variants With Prices Starting At a Mere RM990,000

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the folks who are the authorised distributors of Porsche here in Malaysia have launched the new Panamera Sport Turismo. Based on the Porsche Panamera sports sedan, the Panamera Sport Turismo is more like a Shooting Brake or Sports Wagon... or an oversized hot hatch rather than the more four door 911 type looks of the Panamera. It is basically different in that it has a larger rear opening with a low loading point, increased boot space and a 4+1 seating meaning that it offers a tad bit more practicality than the regular Panamera. If the word 'regular' could be used in the same sentence with a Panamera, that is.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Michelin LTX Force Tyre Experience: Michelin Malaysia Shows Off The Michelin LTX Force Range of Tyres At The MICHELIN 'OFF-ROAD DAYS' Event

I had the opportunity to participate in the first-ever MICHELIN OFF-ROAD DAYS event here in Malaysia recently. Held from the 20th to the 23rd March of 2018, it was meant to showcase Michelin's current range of Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and 4x4 tyres. This included their latest on-and-off-road tyre, the MICHELIN LTX FORCE. 

The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App Is Launched For Malaysian Customers

These days, the smartphone and many of its applications are an integral part of our lives. From making simple things like telephone calls, messaging one another, looking for stuff on the internet, buying goodies and more it is now conducted through the smartphone via applications or programs. So now, BMW Group Malaysia has now introduced the BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App, a loyalty mobile application for BMW White Card, MINI Black Card and BMW Excellence Club members to access their privileges when on the move.

UMW Toyota Are Now Selling The Upgraded 2018 Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire MPVs

The officially brought in Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire variants have been upgraded for 2018. UMW Toyota Motor, authorised distributors for Toyota here in Malaysia have announced that both these popular Multi Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) have received upgrades and improvements to that they offer better value for those buying them. According to UMW Toyota, new specs include a new engine and transmission for the Alphard 3.5liter as well as upgraded active safety systems for both models. This offers bragging rights to those buying the fully imported premium MPV from authorised sources.

Video: The Toyota Fortuner 2.7 Petrol 4x4 Demonstration Run At The Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival Final Race Weekend 2018

This is a short video I made on the 2017 / 2018 Toyota Fortuner 2.7 Petrol variant doing a demonstration run at the recent Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival final race weekend at the Technology Park Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Jalil. You can see it going through the paces with the traction control, hill ascent and hill descent systems making easy progress through the course.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Motorcycles: Millennium Welt Opens New BMW Motorrad Dealership Caters For Seremban and its Surrounds

BMW Motorrad Malaysia via their authorised dealers, Millennium Welt, had recently officially opened the first-ever BMW Motorrad showroom in Seremban.  Millennium Welt are dealers of BMW and MINI cars in Seremban, Batu Pahat and in Kuantan. Now, the group has decided to expand their BMW operations to include or simply put, BMW motorcycles in Seremban. This new BMW Motorrad center will cater to the population of Seremban and its surroundings.

Sime Darby Auto Performance Offers Three Unique Porsche 911 GT3 For The Malaysian Market

Wanting the make the already unique Porsche 911 GT3 even more special, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Malaysia have announced the introduction of three unique Porsche 911 GT3. These 911 GT3, under the Porsche Exclusive Manfaktur program, have been commissioned by SDAP exclusively for the Malaysian market - featuring Meissen Blue, Signal Green and Riviera Blue. According to SDAP, this is to further enhance their customer experience offering a more unique experience.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles and Cycle & Carriage Bintang Opens New 3S Centre for Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Commercial Vehicle Customers in Ipoh

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV) has officially opened their latest 3S commercial vehicle centre with their long time partners, Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad. The Cycle & Carriage Bintang Commercial Vehicle Centre (Cycle & Carriage CV Centre) in located in Gopeng, Perak. This is just a stone's throw away from the Ipoh, the capital of the state of Perak. The launch is significant as it is Cycle & Carriage Bintang’s 13th Mercedes-Benz dealership, and its entrance into the FUSO retail business, having previously provided FUSO after sales only.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 Maserati Ghibli Now On Sale In Malaysia With Prices Starting From RM618,000

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli is now being offered in Malaysia and it is on display (and available for test drives) at Naza Italia's Showroom in Petaling Jaya. Naza Italia are the official distributors of Maserati here in Malaysia. This latest edition sports some restyling and a thorough upgrade of its equipment. It brings a welcome and timely update to what has been Maserati's best selling model globally as this revision includes upgrades that allow it to compete on equal footing with the rest of the premium luxury class.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

First Customers of Toyota C-HR Take Delivery of Their Vehicles Marking The Official Launch of the Compact Crossover in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), the folks officially distributing Toyota here in Malaysia, have delivered the first 50 units of the All New Toyota C-HR compact crossover to its customers. The small ceremony was held  at the Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Racing Festival and Vios Challenge finale race party. Also present at the ceremony was the Chief
Engineer of the All New Toyota C-HR, Mr. Takatomo Suzuki ,who made a short presentation on the C-HR.

The New Facelifted Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 is Now Available For Booking In Malaysia

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has unveiled the Volkswagen Golf facelift here and they are now accepting bookings at all authorised dealerships throughout the country. The new Golf, known as the Golf Mk 7.5, will have a 4 variant lineup -  the Golf TSI 1.4 in Sportline (the new base mode) and R-Line (the base model with a sportier bodykit), the Golf GTI and the range topping Golf R. Prices start at RM155,990 for the fully imported hatchback.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Upcoming Event: The Final Race of the Inaugural Vios Challenge Season is This Weekend at Technology Park Malaysia - 24-25 March 2018

Folks, if you like to soak in some motorsport atmosphere you can head over to Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumper and witness the inaugural Vios Challenge season finale this weekend. The first ever overall champion of the Vios Challenge will be crowned. The one make challenge series is being held as part of the Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Racing Festival it will conclude a race series where 40 identically-built Toyota Vios racing cars competing in three classes race against each other.

Happenings: Renault Malaysia (TC Euro Cars) Announces The Winners of the First-Round Draw For The Renault 'Buy & Win' Contest

TCEuro Cars, the sole franchise holder for Renault vehicles in Malaysia recently announced the three winners for the first-round draw of their Renault ‘Buy & Win’ contest. The three lucky people are Najhan Pata bin Sairi, Guillaume Li Ting Khoo and Saraswathy A/P Kulasingham. They had bought a Renault Fluence, Captur and Captur models respectively and each of them won RM1,500 worth of travel vouchers.

Apollo Tyres Malaysia Are Now Offering 5 Additional Tyre Sizes in The Apollo-Manchester United Tyre Range

Apollo Tyres had recently announced that they are now offering an additional 5 tyre sizes to its current range of tyres. These new additions are part of their unique dual branded Apollo-Manchester United tyre range. According to the tyre maker, these new tyres expands their range and at the same time offers some custom designed tyres especially for football fans throughout Malaysia. Of course, even hardcore Liverpool fans can buy these tyres, if you want to of course.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Volkswagen Is The Official Automotive Partner For The Le Tour de Langkawi 2018

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced that Volkswagen is the official automotive partner for the Le Tour de Langkawi 2018 (which is currently ongoing - as at 22nd March 2018). Le Tour de Langkawi has been held in Malaysia since 1996. It is a multiple stage bicycle race held throughout Malaysia. It has gained multiple accolades and is now seen as a permanent fixture in the global competitive cycling calendar, attracting the world’s top riders. 

BMW Malaysia Launches the BMW X2 Sports Activity Coupe

BMW Group Malaysia has launched the first ever BMW X2 here in Malaysia at an event right smack in the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur. The X2 is the newest member of what BMW calls their Sports Activity Coupes or for those that want a more common way of calling it, the premium compact sporty crossover vehicle. The BMW X2 that will be sold here will be the BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport variant which will cost RM320,800 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) and it is fully imported. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

National Emission Test Centre (NETC) Officially Opens - The First Full Fledge Vehicle Emissions Test Facility in Malaysia

The National Emission Test Centre (NETC) was officially opened earlier today. This is the first full fledged vehicle emissions testing facility in Malaysia. The RM50 million centre, which is located in Rawang, includes real-time measurement of exhaust emission gases for passenger cars in accordance with UN Regulation 83 and 101 of which Malaysia is one of the first adopters in the South East Asian region. Also, in conjunction with the NETC launch, the launching of the Voluntary EEV Labelling Scheme also took place, followed by Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchanges between MAI and the Department of Environment (DOE) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Contest: Volkswagen GTI Fans Better Pay Attention!!! Win A Trip To Worthersee GTI Fest 2018!!!

If you are hardcore Volkswagen enthusiast or specifically, a Volkswagen Golf GTI enthusiast, you have to pay attention to this article. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has a contest out for any of you Malaysian fans of the GTI. Now is the chance for you to win the trip of a lifetime to the annual Wörthersee GTI Festival in Austria. This is in conjunction with the upcoming launch of the new Golf family and it is indeed something special.

We Are On A Top 200 Auto Blog List - One of Two Malaysian Websites On A Global List!!!

I believe that this is some cause for celebration.  Motoring Malaysia has been placed on number #128 on Feedspot's Top Auto Blog list. You can see the badge to the right of this blog where we are in the Top 200 Auto Blog listing!!!

Perodua Warns That There Are Con-men Masquerading as Perodua Sales & Pre-Owned Vehicle Advisors

It seems there was an arrest of a suspect in connection with a scam involving the sale of Perodua vehicles recently. As such, Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd wishes to urge the public to be extra cautious when making vehicle purchase transactions. Perodua advises everyone interested in buying Perodua vehicles to not make payments to individual accounts but make payments to Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd or its authorised dealers as this is their standard business procedures.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happenings: TCIE and UD Trucks hosts Chinese New Year Open House, Introduces New Service Interval Package and Handover Trucks to VXL Alliance Sdn Bhd

UD Trucks and sole distributor partner, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE), recently did a whole lot of stuff in conjunction with the recent Chinese New Year celebrations. The truck marque hosted several open house event at many parts of Peninsular Malaysia, namely Johor Bahru, Butterworth and Ipoh to celebrate the festivities with customers and partners. They also had roadshows at the events showcasing their latest trucks like the UD Croner and UD Quester, then launched new service packages and handed over trucks to VXL Alliance Sdn Bhd (above). A lot of stuff indeed!

Contest: Buy Michelin Tyres at TYREPLUS and Win a Chance to Fly & Dine at a Michelin Star Restaurant in Singapore!!!

Now could be a good time to go and buy some Michelin tyres. TYREPLUS, Michelin’s global brand of its one-stop, independent auto services & tyre retail store concept located in Malaysia, is offering customers a chance to fly and dine in class over at a Michelin star restaurant in Singapore. This, with a minimum purchase of two Michelin tyres from 15th March to the 30th of April, 2018 [Updated - on 16th April]. The “Meet A Michelin Star Chef” campaign is where 10 lucky winners will be hosted by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at his 1-Michelin star Saint Pierre Restaurant in Singapore. 

Scania Now Offers Fantastic 3-year warranty with Unlimited Mileage plus 3-year Scania Assistance & 10-year Scania Fleet Management

We have been seeing 5 year warranty is the norm for passenger vehicles here in Malaysian and now, Scania is the first commercial vehicle brad to introduce an enhanced and industry-leading vehicle warranty! Scania Malaysia has now announced a 3-year warranty with unlimited mileage together with 3-year Scania Assistance and 10-year Scania Fleet Management for its trucks sold in Malaysia effective 15 March 2018. Definitely an unprecedented move by a commercial vehicle distributor!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

At the Malaysian Leg of 'The Art of Performance' Jaguar Driving Experience - Driving the Jaguar F-Pace 2.0

I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the Malaysian leg of Jaguar's The Art of Performance driving experience roadshow. This is part of the marque's Southeast Asian tour where it showcases how a Jaguar car performs. Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia took the opportunity to display the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace 2.0 SUV. It should be launched in Malaysia very soon and brings a more road tax affordable sporting SUV to the plate.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lexus Malaysia Launches The All-New Fifth Generation Lexus LS - More Uniqueness From The Premium Japanese Marque

Lexus Malaysia has officially launched its flagship premium luxury sedan, the fifth generation, 2018 Lexus LS. Ever since the first LS made its global debut in 1989, the premium Japanese marque has continued striving for perfection whilst carving a niche for itself in the premium car segment. This new one is quite overdue, as it has been ten years since the fourth-generation LS was launched. Lexus has said that it actually took them a decade of determination and tireless reinvention to finally come up with an all new 2018 Lexus LS. 

The 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300 is Now Available in Malaysia

The Malaysian distributors of Vespa, Naza Premira Sdn Bhd, has launched the 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300. The new 2018 Vespa GTS Super takes the iconic design of an Italian scooter and infuses it with a little more performance than the usual 150cc grunt. This time, with its 300cc Quasar engine,  it could be Vespa’s most dynamic scooter as you get that Vespa looks but with a sportier tune to it. Many could be surprised that this scooter may be able to outgun some 250cc sports bikers at the traffic lights.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

UMW Toyota Refreshes the Toyota Sienta for 2018 - Only One Variant is Offered, Down from Two

Toyota Sienta, the Toyota compact MPV which looks like an oversized basketball shoe or sneaker gets some changes for 2018. First introduced over in Malaysia in August of 2017, the Sienta was a breath of fresh air to some with its unique styling and looks. Whatever the styling was, the compact MPV was actually well designed with a lot of useful features. I personally found it quirky and nice to look at. Anyway, UMW Toyota have now decided that this year, there will be only one variant offered - the Sienta 1.5V.

ZF Sales and Service (Malaysia) Gives Back In Conjunction with the recent CNY Festivities - The Selangor Family Aid Association Receives Aid from ZF & Partners

I have been super tied up with things especially over the recent Chinese New Year celebrations. Well, so have most of the companies and manufacturers related to the automotive industry. Everyone has been giving and sharing, making the festive season a time where people in need get to breathe a little and be merry too. One of the companies that have reached our attention are the people who make transmissions and other automotive parts - ZF Sales and Service (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, where they held a one day charity drive some time last February.

UMW Toyota Launches the Hilux L-Edition - Luxury Spec in 2.8L & 2.4L 4x4 AT Forms

UMW Toyota, the official distributors of Toyota here have launched the Toyota Hilux L-Edition in both 2.8 litre AT 4x4 and 2.4 litre AT 4x4 variants. The ‘L’  hererefers to ‘Luxury’ and was launched to add more variety to the Hilux line-up here in Malaysia. Prices start at RM119,300 for the 2.4 L-Edition and from RM133,900 for the 2.8 L-Edition. 

Volkswagen Malaysia to Celebrate The Beetle's 80th Birthday at Dealerships Nationwide on 17th of March 2018

This year, the super iconic Volkswagen Beetle celebrates its 80th anniversary. The authorised Volkswagen car distributors here, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia,  will be celebrating the birth of the Beetle with a nationwide dealer celebration. where all of us are invited.  Volkswagen Malaysia have announced that the 17th of March, Saturday 2018, all authorised dealerships will have lots of things going on from 11am till 5pm. This car has been around in one form or another since the 1930s!

Perodua Estimates 17.1% Total Market Share For February - Delivers A Total of 28,000 Myvi To Date From a Record 60,000 Bookings

Perodua has to date received a total of 60,000 bookings for their newest darling, the new Myvi. So far, the Malaysian compact car manufacturer (well, they still do not make anything cars larger than their Alza compact MPV) have managed to deliver approximately 28,000 Myvis which is close to 50% of the total number of  bookings since its launch November last year. This must be a record of sorts...

Ducati Malaysia X Boards Event & The Launch of the Official Scrambler Ducati Malaysia Social Media Channels on Facebook & Instagram

The Scrambler Ducati. This is a how Ducati are calling their Ducati Scrambler motorcycle. Of course, here in Malaysia you could be saying it like that naturally if you are speaking Malay as a noun usually comes first - like 'Bandar Taiping' for Taiping Town. But since this is an Italian motorcycle, it is the Scrambler Ducati, which according to Ducati, is more than just a motorcycle but a brand which enhances creativity, self-expression and the sharing of positive emotions like fun, joy and freedom made of motorcycles and stuff surrounding biking (of the motorised sort).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Road Safety: ASEAN NCAP Performs Development Test for Blind Spot Technology in Line With ASEAN NCAP 2017-2020 Protocol to Reduce Motorcycle Related Deaths

I managed to attend an event organised by The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) last week. It was the inaugural  Blind Spot Technology Development Test on cars that are currently on sale or available in the our market. According to ASEAN NCAP, which is an agency under MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research,) the main objective of the test is to improve their capability in performing such a test in accordance with the ASEAN NCAP 2017-2020 protocol, which is where active technology is to be included under the Safety Assist domain in order to reduce motorcyclist fatalities which have the highest road fatalities in the ASEAN region.

Grab Malaysia Launches GrabVarsity - Providing Students With More Transport Options And Other Value Added Services

Grab has officially launched its latest programme which targets primarily students from higher learning institutions. Grab, being Malaysia and Southeast Asia’s leading e-hailing transportation and mobile payments platform has designed something particularly engaging for students with GrabVarsity. This is a first-of- its-kind programme in Malaysia that addresses the transportation needs of students, and looks at providing lifestyle benefits and rewards for the student community while offering opportunities for students to garner some real-life work experience.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Naza Kia Malaysia Introduces the Kia Sportage 2.0 EX - This is now the only Petrol Variant Available and sold opposite the Sportage GT Diesel AWD

Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, has announced the introduction of the Kia Sportage 2.0 EX.. The New Sportage 2.0 EX is a new variant which actually replaces the Kia Sportage GT Petrol 2WD and Kia Sportage KX. This new variant will be the sole petrol powered variant and will be on sale with the more powerful Kia Sportage GT Diesel AWD.  Effectively this streamlines the Malaysian Sportage line-up to two variants - one petrol and one diesel. 

Motoring Malaysia Update and Some Thoughts on the Upcoming Toyota Supra

I've been a little busy with some other projects outside of the automotive world folks. I have to actually earn a living, be a father and also entertain myself via other non-automotive means sometime. So last weekend was one of those 'I stayed home and became a couch potato kinda weekend'. Of course, I wished it could continue and I also wished I was in Down Under for another vacation like what I did at the end of last year. But alas, it's already March of 2018! Suddenly the first quarter of 2018 is almost over! How fast time flies when you're having fun.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia presents the inaugural Dealer of the Year awards - Hap Seng Star Balakong wins the first ever Best Dealer of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia held the first ever Dealer of The Year awards over in Penang recently. The new, soon to be annual event, is aimed at recognising the best among its 33 dedicated dealerships nationwide. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia presented a total of six awards for Best Performance in Financial Services, Best Performance in Business Excellence, Best Performance in After-Sales, Best Performance in Sales, Best Performance in Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and Customer Loyalty Index (CLI), and the most prestigious of them all, The Dealer of the Year 2017 which went to Hap Seng Star Sdn Bhd Balakong dealership (pictured above).

Friday, March 09, 2018

Malaysian Leg of Jaguar’s 'The Art Of Performance Tour' Will Be At Setia City Convention Centre From 16 to 18 March 2018 - Register If You're Interested!

Jaguar’s The Art of Performance Tour will be in Malaysia on the 16th to the 18th of March 2018. The driving experience showcase will be held at the Setia City Convention Centre. If you are interested, you can register and then look forward to getting behind the wheel of the Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE on a unique driving circuit, an on-road drive as well as Jaguar’s innovative Smart Cones course.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia Introduces Eight New Models With Prices From RM56,900

Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia recently unveiled eight new models for the Malaysian market. These are the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black, new Speedmaster, and the new Tiger 800 range comprising  of six variants. The new Tiger range starts at RM56,900+ while the Bonneville series starts at RM79,900+. Both cater to a different type of enthusiast - one for those into street rod bikes and the other, those that yearn for some dual purpose adventure riding.

Toyota's March 2018 Offers, Roadshows & Promos - And The Malaysian Spec Toyota C-HR Spotted Undergoing Assessment With ASEAN NCAP

Toyota have more offers this month. More rebates where you can save some money if you want to buy a Toyota that is. I suppose this is because they haven't actually launched anything really new recently and everyone of us is actually waiting for the upcoming Toyota C-HR launch. Here is the crossover SUV making its rounds at the recent ASEAN NCAP Blind Spot Sensor Systems Assessment over in Putrajaya yesterday. This seems to be the model which we will be getting.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 Will See 6 Teams From Malaysian Universities Compete Against The Best Student Built Energy Efficient Cars In Asia Pacific & the Middle East

Make the Future Singapore is a free festival celebrating bright energy ideas and innovation throughout Asia. The festival’s main focus is to  hands-on experiences and if that is not possible, virtual reality experiences to the people so that they can understand what is happening in energy consumption right now as well as what the future of energy and its usage will look like. A big part of this exhibition the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, where students from 18 countries from the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions will compete against one another using their self-built energy efficient vehicles.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door Unveiled - It Sets The Stage For The 4 Door Coupe Fight

The Porsche Panamera fighter. This is what some are calling the newly unveiled Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door Coupe which was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva International Motorshow. Taking what Mercedes-Benz first started off with the original CLS 4 Door coupe, the German marge has now upped the game, letting Mercedes-AMG take the fight to another level.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

2018 Renault Megane GT is AlreadyOn Sale - The Price Is A Little Eye Watering However...

TC Euro Cars, the authorised distributors of Renault here in Malaysia are actually selling the new Renault Megane GT. The Megane 4th Generation was first launched over in Europe at the end of 2015 with sales commencing in 2016. Now, in 2018 the car is officially on sale, albeit quietly, without much fanfare here in Malaysia (only on preview at the recent Malaysia AutoShow 2017 a while back).  Great looking car, but the price for this C segment GT hatchback is RM228,000.00. A little eye watering...

The Petronas FM Drive 2018 Held At Shaziman Transport SB - Featuring Scania Malaysia's Safety and Sustainability in Transport Solutions, Especially Their Trucks in Truck Trains

The PETRONAS Fleet Management Drive (FM Drive) 2018 was held recently and Scania Malaysia was there as an exhibitor. The annual competition is a truck driving competition which promotes safe driving within participating PETRONAS transport providers, especially their road tanker drivers and hauliers.