Thursday, May 31, 2018

Zero GST: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Announces Updated Prices In Line With The Temporary 0% GST Period

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has now announced price reductions for their passenger cars following the update of Goods and Services Tax by the Malaysian government which will come into play on 1st June 2018. The prices of all Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles will undergo a price reduction as an effect of the reduction of GST from six percent (6%) to zero percent (0%) and should continue until further notice upon the re-implementation of the previous SST taxation scheme. 

CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval Online Loan Application Launched - Could Be The Fastest Car Financing Approval In Malaysia!

CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad launched the CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval digital platform earlier today. This is an online service by them that will approve any auto financing application within one minute upon full submission of information and documents. Of course, one must also apply the usual caveats with this - like if you qualify and submit everything required in full as stated!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Zero GST: Porsche Prices In Malaysia Set To Drop By Up To RM88,000 With Zero-Rated GST

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has announced new revised prices for the entire Porsche model range which will take effect from June 1 2018. This is in line with the new zero-rated GST implementation announced by the government. The new prices will be effective until the re-implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) which is said to be reimplemented by the 1st of September 2018 according to the news earlier today.

Contest: Shell Helix Hari Raya Promotion & Launch of New Shell Helix Ultra 5W-30 - Shopee E-Voucher Cash Rebates & the Chance to Win a Trip to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

 L to R - Shopee Marketing Lead, Ms Rachael Tan & Shell Helix Brand Manager Alvin Leo

Shell Malaysia via their Shell Helix engine oil brand has announced a special promotion for this Hari Raya festivities. The Hari Raya “balik kampung” promotion will run from 15th May to 15th July 2018 where you can get cash rebates for oil change service packages, Shopee e-voucher and try for a chance to visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. They've also launched the latest version of the Shell Helix Ultra too!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Contest: SDAC Launches The ‘Ford for Food’ Online Contest Which Showcases The Ford Ranger - Weekly Prizes & Gaming Fun

The ‘Ford for Food’ online contest has been launched by the distributors of Ford in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Connexion. This is a web-based driving game / contest that is designed to offer a more interactive and engaging customer experience.  The ‘Ford for Food’ online game offers participants three chances to win exclusive prizes weekly as well as showcasing the Ford Ranger and its capabilities.  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spotted For Sale: 2014 Proton Perdana - The First of the Used Honda Perdana Are Now On Sale

This is a great find, folks! The first of the Honda derived Proton Perdana is now on sale. 

Zero GST - TC Euro Cars Announces New Zero Rated GST Prices & Current Promos for Renault Cars [UPDATED - 28 May 2018]

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the authorised distributors of Renault in Malaysia, have announced the new Zero GST prices for its Renault vehicles. The revised prices will take effect immediately with the upcoming implementation of the zero-rated GST (from the 1st of June 2018 onwards) till further notice. Aside from the zero GST pricing,there will also be additional offers in the form of rebates depending on which Renault model. One can save up to RM40,000 from all of the rebates.

Motoring Malaysia Adds Another Value Added Service To You Readers Out There - PR Newswire For Global Automotive News

In order to give you guys a more comprehensive view on the automotive industry I've agreed to have Motoring Malaysia as a one of  PR Newswire's automotive industry new media / web partner for Malaysia. You will find a link in the link section of this blog / website above under 'PRNewswire - Global Automotive News' for global automotive news matters. I've circled the link in the print screen above. More news for those interested in the automotive industry direct from this blog. 

Notice: DISREGARD RELEASE dated 9th May 2018 Over PR Newswire Link : Nexen Tire

Journalists, automotive industry people and other readers should disregard the news release "Nexen Tire Supports New York City Department of Transportation's "Vision Zero" Safe Driving Campaign", issued on May 9, 2018 over PR Newswire. The article was shared on Motoring Malaysia on the 10th of May 2018 and contain some errors in the source material. 

Motoring Malaysia is a New Media Partner of PR Newswire and shares the latest in automotive news from around the world. 

Take note people. 

SOURCE Nexen Tire

Upcoming Event: MazdaSports Academy - Experience Oneness With Your Mazda 2, 3 or CX-3 - Hurry Up and Register! Limited Slots Available

If you are a Mazda 2, Mazda 3 or Mazda CX-3 owner take note. The MazdaSports Academy driving course for the cars mentioned above is going to happen soon on the 9th of June 2018. This is the latest extension of Bermaz Motor’s MazdaSports Division, which is committed to create Mazda-unique driver experience programmes that are in true spirit of Mazda’s “Celebrate Driving” motto. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trucks: Volvo Trucks Malaysia Delivers Ten New Volvo FM440 6X2 Prime Movers To Taipanco Sdn Bhd

Taipanco Sdn Bhd has added 10 units of Volvo FM440 6x2 prime movers. Volvo Trucks Malaysia recently hosted an official vehicle handover event in conjunction with this purchase by Taipanco Sdn Bhd. The logistics specialist has been a strong supporter of Volvo Trucks since 2005 with over 130 trucks purchased since 2005. These new units of Volvo FM440 delivered are part of Taipanco’s continuous fleet expansion plan.

Zero GST - Weststar Maxus Announces Their Zero Percent GST Prices for The Maxus G10 & V80 Variants As Well As Latest Updates to Maxus

Weststar Maxus, the sole distributor for the Maxus range of vehicles in Malaysia, has announced their zero percent GST pricing for the range of Maxus G10 luxury MPV and Maxus V80 commercial vehicles which is effective immediately. This is because there are ongoing discounts, so there is no real need to wait till the official 1st of June 2018 no GST date here as they currently have an ongoing promotion on their vehicles.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Zero GST - Hyundai Sime Darby Motors Announces Their 0% GST Prices Starting 1st June 2018

Hyundai Sime Darby Motors have announced the updated price list with zero rated GST.  The prices are for all Hyundai models starting 1st June 2018 with zero-rated Goods and Services Tax (GST) and are valid until further notice.

Zero GST - Audi Malaysia Announces 0% GST Prices for Their Vehicles

Audi Malaysia hasannounced the price revision of all models, effective 1 June 2018, in line with the government's adjustment of GST rates from 6% to 0%. This price revision is expected to remain until the introduction of a new tax structure.

Motorcycles: Zero GST Prices for Ducati, Indian Motorcycle, Vespa, Aprilia and Piaggio models

Next Bikes Sdn Bhd, Harmony Fabulous Sdn Bhd and Naza Premira Sdn Bhd are companies under the Naza Group. They are the authorised distributors of Ducati, Indian Motorcycle, Vespa, Aprilia and Paggio two wheeled vehicles here in Malaysia and they have announced their interim zero GST (0%) prices valid from 1st June 2018 till further notice.

Car Clubs Take Note! Goodyear Malaysia Will Kick Off This Year's 'Battle of the Clubs' in June 2018

Goodyear Malaysia Berhad's 'Battle of the Clubs' is back for 2018. This time around it will happen from June till December 2018 where it will see invited, participating car clubs pit against each other across six different types of challenges, with one challenge slated each month in order to claim the title of ‘Best Car Club of 2018’.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Zero GST- Proton Announces Their 0% (Zero Rated) GST Car Prices - BUT, I Note That There is Now No Perdana in the Latest Price List? [UPDATED]

Proton came out with a recent announcement that they will be giving out service vouchers to cars which have been sold until 31st May 2018 which is the period prior to zero-rated Goods & Services Tax (GST) coming into effect on 1 June 2018. Now, they have announced their revised price list for cars sold from 1st June 2018 onwards. More savings with the zero rated GST when it comes to buying Proton cars for the moment.

Zero GST - Volvo Car Malaysia's Car Prices & Vehicle Service Agreement Package Prices 1st June 2018 Onwards

My smartphone has been pretty busy the whole of this morning. It has been receiving lots of emails. Lots of car price adjustment emails coming in due to the Government's announcement of the zero rated (0%) GST. Now Volvo Car Malaysia has updated its model range price list in light of this issue. 

Zero GST - BERMAZ Announces New 0% GST Prices Effective from 1st June 2018 Till Further Notice

In light of the latest announcement by the Government, Bermaz, the authorised importers and distributors of Mazda here in Malaysia have released their new GST zero-rated prices for all Mazda models. Prices are effective from 1st June 2018 onwards until further notice.

Zero GST - Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia Announces New Prices From 1st June 2018 Till Further Notice

I'm keeping this a short one as there are more Zero GST updated pricing for me to share with you readers out there. There is quite a lot of save if you buy any car right now. Even a Jaguar Land Rover. Here is the updated Jaguar Land Rover price list with the goods and services tax (GST) rated at 0% from June 1, 2018 until the implementation of sales and service tax (SST). 

Happenings: Perodua Gives Back to Society - Medical Equipment and Toys Donated to the Sabah Women and Children Hospital & Shan Children's Home in Perai, Penang

We have many festive seasons. Which can be a blessing to those in need. Perodua and their staff have been busy giving back to society in conjunction with the upcoming festive season so that those in need would feel a little more comfortable in their times of need.  

Zero GST - Haval Malaysia's 'Now or Never Celebrating Raya with ZERO GST' Promotion is On Till 30th June 2018 - Up to RM9,500 Savings for a Haval H1

Go Auto Sales Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor for Haval vehicles in Malaysia has decided to offer its “NOW or NEVER Celebrating Raya with Zero GST” Promotion. This is in conjunction with the recent announcement made on 16 May in regards of the Goods & Service Tax (GST) which would be zero rated commencing on 1 June 2018. The promotion is currently ongoing and will continue until 30 June 2018.

Zero GST - New GST Zero-Rated Prices Announced for Ford models in Malaysia & SDAC 10th Anniversary Promotions + Raya Promos Etc. Etc.

More Zero percent rated GST updates. This time from Ford in Malaysia. 

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor of Ford in Malaysia, has announced the updated prices for its full range of Ford models that are officially sold in Malaysia, effective 1 June 2018 in conjunction with the Government's implementation of the zero-rated GST.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Zero GST - Naza Kia Malaysia to Reimburse GST if You Buy Now Till 31st May 2018 - Zero GST Even Before The Actual Zero Rated Period.

More Zero GST news to share. Now for those interested to buy a Kia. 

Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018 - Pump Petrol and Donate to Charity Which Caters for Underprivileged Children

This year, Shell Malaysia invites all Malaysians to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children through its Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018. This is the fourth year that Shell are organising this pump and donate to charity event. This time around, the event has been expanded to take place over 9 days, where 1 sen (RM0.01) will be donated to a chosen charity and with an increased donation of up to 2 sen (RM0.02) for every litre of fuel pumped when you use Mastercard.

Zero GST News: BMW Group Malaysia Vehicle Prices Come 1st June 2018

The new prices BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at Zero Percent (0%) until further notice have been announced. This includes BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products, folks. 

Trucks: UPC Chemicals Chooses the UD Quester Truck for Their First Ever Truck Fleet

UPC Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a petrochemical product manufacturer, has decided to choose UD Trucks to be their first ever truck brand. UD Trucks and authorised distributor-partner Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) recently welcomed UPC Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as the new owner of 5 units of UD Quester Heavy Duty trucks. UPC Chemicals had purchased the heavy-duty UD Quester trucks through Edaran Setia Auto, TCIE’s authorized private dealer located in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Zero GST - New Prices for Citroen, DS & Peugeot from 1st June 2018

In line with the recent announcement made by the Government of Malaysia to fix the GST at zero percent from 1st June 2018, Nasim Sdn Bhd, who are the distributors of Peugeot, Citroen and DS vehicles in Malaysia have have announced their latest vehicle price lists. The new prices are valid from 1st June 2018 until commencement of the new Sales & Service Tax (SST). 

Zero GST - Latest Mitsubishi Malaysia Prices in Lieu of 1st July 2018 GST revision & Hari Raya Offers

Following the recent announcement by the Government of Malaysia on the Zero percent (0%) GST (Goods & Services Tax) which will commence on the 1st of June 2018, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), have announced their latest prices. This will allow further price reductions on top of the ongoing Raya promotions for its Mitsubishi Motors vehicle line-up effective 1 June 2018.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The 2018MY Maserati GranTurismo is Now Available in Malaysia

The 2018 Model Year Maserati GranTurismo has made it to our shores. Naza Italia, the official importer and distributor for Maserati in Malaysia, has announced the arrival of the refreshed Maserati GranTurismo. First launched in 2007, this 2018 refresh is quite substantial as the model has basically carried on for that long a time. According to the brief, there is a more aerodynamic exterior styling made to the  Pininfarina-designed GranTurismo, and an intuitive new driver interface and infotainment system. 

Zero GST - Perodua Updates its Prices

So far, we've been receiving a lot of e-mails from distributors and manufacturers about their car prices following the Zero Rated GST decision by the government pending a return to SST type of sales taxes. Now, we'd like to share with you that Perodua, the Malaysian compact car manufacturer has announced that they will fully reimburse the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to customers who purchase a new Perodua vehicle, service their Perodua vehicle or buy parts between 18 and 31 May 2018, ahead of the zero-rated GST implementation on 1 June 2018. So you now do not need to wait till the 1st of June if you want to buy a Perodua as you'll still benefit.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The All-New 2018 BMW M5 Arrives On Malaysian Shores

BMW Group Malaysia has finally introduced the New BMW M5 for the Malaysian market. Priced from RM 942,759.86 (and available from 1st June 2018 onwards), the all-new M5 offers more than ever. 600hp and a stonking 750Nm worth of horsepower and torque is now given to you but for the first time ever, it gets an All-wheel drive system too. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Zero GST - Revised Prices of New Volkswagen Cars in Malaysia After 1st June 2018

Official distributors of Volkswagen cars here, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM), today announced the updated prices of its model range, effective 1st of June 2018 in lieu of the Zero percentage rated GST which would take effect 1st of June 2018. The new prices will remain in effect until the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) as it was announced by the Government.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zero Rated GST For Proton Sales and Service in Line with New Government Policy Changes [Uptated]

With the change of the new ruling party comes the promised removal of the Goods & Service Tax (GST), which caused a major outcry and may have been the main cause for the recent election results going the way it did. Anyway, an announcement was made recently that GST would be zero rated (0%) with effect 1st June 2018 before any reversal to the Sales & Service Tax format are made. In conjunction with this Proton has decided to offer an interim pricing scheme to ensure that their customers, both new car sales and also after sales, will benefit from the change.

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Introduces AgilityPlus Plan - More Peace of Mind As The Ownership Scheme Now Includes a Service Package

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia), have recently introduced their latest financial solution for Mercedes-Benz customers - the AgilityPlus plan. This latest financing option is an end-to-end solution which now gives their customers even more leeway to customise a suitable monthly installment package that would best finance, protect and maintain their Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The New 2018 Model Year Renault Captur is Now Available in Malaysia - Prices Stay the Same At RM109K++ (For the Moment)

 The 2018 model year (2018MY) Renault Captur is now on sale in Malaysia. The latest Captur now features a sportier looking exterior with new two-toned colours and an interior further refined for enhanced quality. Still locally assembled, the retail price for the Captur is RM109,000 before insurance but it could be subject to change since the GST will be rated as 0% by 1st July 2018 (so do take note folks).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Contest - 'Tap & Go' With Mastercard Contactless at Caltex 2018 - Enter to Win the Grand Prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 SUV

Another new contest by Chevron Malaysia, folks! Chevron, who operate using the Caltex brand here in Malaysia together with partners Mastercard will be running the "Tap & Go" with Mastercard Contactless at Caltex campaign from May 1 to August 31 2018. Mastercard cardholders would need to purchase any Caltex products (Premium95, Premium97, Diesel, and Power Diesel Euro5) or even Mart convenience store items through a Mastercard contactless transaction to be in the running to win the grand prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 Exclusive Line. 

Haval Malaysia Opens New Dealership in Skudai, Johor

Go Auto Sales Sdn Bhd, who are the exclusive distributor for Haval vehicles here in Malaysia, have opened up their newest dealership in Skudai, Johor. The new Haval Malaysia dealership is under their dealer-partners, Ang Trading and Motor Credit Sdn Bhd who are veterans in the business of automotive trading in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Land Rover Celebrated Its 70th Birthday Recently...

Recently, Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary with a global broadcast celebrating what could be the world's most favourite 4x4s ever. 30th April 2018 the Land Rover first appeared and it has been basically 70 years of success as the brand continually built on what greatness it had and now it has sold over 7 million units of Land Rovers and Range Rovers.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Subaru Price Protection Scheme Extends Until 100th Day – 18th August 2018

The recent change of the ruling political party here in Malaysia has some upcoming implications to the prices of cars here. Right now, in view of the impending changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and return to the older Sales and Services Tax (SST) as promised by the new people in charge of the country, TC Subaru Sdn Bhd, who are the official distributors of Subaru in Malaysia has announced its special Price Protection Scheme to provide assurance to all customers against price movement of all Subaru vehicle bookings.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Ferrari Portofino is Unveiled - Ferrari's Latest V8 GT is Now in Malaysia

Today, Naza Italia, official importer and distributor of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia, unveiled Ferrari's latest V8 powered Grand Tourer - the Ferrari Portofino. The Portofino, was first revealed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show last year, is Ferrari's latest drop top, or convertible grand tourer and it offers a good mix in terms of luxury, performance, practicality and on-board comfort.

Offers & Promotions at the Naza Gaya Raya Autofair 2018 - On Till 30th June 2018 with Activities Happening this Mother's Day Weekend (12 & 13th May 2018)

From now until 30 th June, the Naza Gaya Raya Autofair 2018 will be happening. The autofair is organised in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya festivities. The Autofair will be offering a line-up of both cars and motorcycles with pretty good deals such as cash rebates, fast-loan approval, high trade-in value, free road tax and insurance, free maintenance service, vouchers, free gifts and free monthly installments for the vehicles based and subject to each individual brands. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur - The Morning After PRU14

The Malaysian General Election 14 happened yesterday and a surpring thing happened. The other side finally won. Anyway, today is a public holiday and I had to go out for a while this morning. Here are sime shots in and around Jalan the Bangsar area. Quiet like everyone is out of town. Anyway, an end to an era and the beginning of another!

Monday, May 07, 2018

Mitsubishi Raya Bonus 2018 is Now On Going - The Mitsubishi 'Always Ada Offer'

It is now Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia's turn to offer special Hari Raya promotion for the upcoming Raya 2018 festivities. The Mitsubishi 'Always Ada Offer' (ada = have) is now on until 30th June 2018 and it is offered to those who buy the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, the Mitsubishi Triton pick--up truck and their Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV.

Hyundai IONIQ, Toyota C-HR & Toyota Rush Awarded 5 Star ASEAN NCAP Safety Ratings - Announcement Held in Conjunction With the Opening of the MIROS Gallery

The ASEAN NCAP test programme continues where three cars were recently given the ASEAN NCAP 5 star rating for their crash test ratings. The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) performed its latest crash tests exercise for the second quarter of 2018 on three models sold within the ASEAN region. The three models which were tested on their crash- worthiness were the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid (above), Toyota Rush and Toyota C-HR.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Sunday Lite: The All New BMW X4 Sport Activity Vehicle Infographics

The thing about large companies is that most of the time they usually react slowly due to their size. Like lumbering super sized oil tankers, they could take months or even years to make a business decision to turnaround. But occasionally, they react like a speedboat and can turn almost instantly. Like the all-new BMW X4 sports SUV, or what they like to call SAV for Sport Activity Vehicle. They've actually come up with a whole new model just three years after the original X4 was launched. A total model change in three years is usually unheard of most of the time.

Friday, May 04, 2018

The Mazda Privilege Card Has Been Launched By Bermaz - Part of The Effort To Improve The Mazda Ownership Experience in Malaysia

The Mazda Privilege Card has just been launched by Bermaz, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles here in Malaysia. This new Mazda owners card is part of Bermaz's ongoing effort to improve the ownership  & after sales experience of Mazda owners here in Malaysia. The card is an extension of what they call the Mazda Peaceful Ownership Program. 

The ‘JALAN CERITA – RAMADAN BERSAMA TOYOTA’ Sales Campaign is Now On - Offers & Promos from UMW Toyota Motor For The Upcoming Hari Raya


More Hari Raya promos are coming and here is another one. UMW Toyota Motor and their authorised dealers are having the ‘Jalan Cerita – Ramadan Bersama Toyota’ campaign for the month of May 2018.  Jalan Cerita - Ramadan Bersama Toyota basically means Story Line - Ramadan With Toyota. This specially Raya themed promo is where those that purchase Toyota vehicles during this period (until 31st May 2018) are given special offers including “Duit Raya” worth RM500 (for selected models).

New Sime Darby Auto Connexion Ford 3S Centre Opens in Kuching, Sarawak

Last week (27 April) marked the official opening of the Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC),  Ford dealer facility in Kuching, Sarawak. Built to Ford's global corporate identity (CI) standards, the Sime Darby Auto Connexion (Kuching) facility, as it is officially known as, is located at Rock Road and is a 2,033 square meter facility. 

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ Gets Its First Southeast Asian Premiere in Kuala Lumpur - A Showcase of Future Mobility

These days, Malaysians actually get to see concept cars brought in from overseas to be showcased. How lucky we are, as times have changed as Malaysia is deemed to be a very important car market to many large and established manufacturers. Now, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ car which was developed to showcase the three-pointed star's design  and technology direction has made its Malaysian debut. It is also the Concept EQ's Southeast Asian debut too, at the Mercedes-Benz EQ Brand Exhibition in Desa Park City this weekend. 

BMW Group Malaysia Together With Sime Darby Auto Engineering (SDAE) Officially Open Engine Assembly Plant for BMW engines in Kulim, Kedah

BMW Group Malaysia and Malaysian partner, Sime Darby Auto Engineering (SDAE), have officially opened their new SDAE Engine Assembly Facility in Kulim, Kedah. The new engine assembly plant sits on a land site of over 6 acres in size and has a built-up area space of 8,500 square metres. It was made possible with an investment of over RM 132 million by SDAE. It represents a major milestone in terms of the Malaysian automotive industry as well as a major step by BMW Group here in this region.