Saturday, June 30, 2018

Upcoming Events: The MazdaSports Day - 7th & 8th July 2018 - Now Everyone Can Experience a Mazda

Mazda Malaysia, via authorised distributors Bermaz, have their MazdaSports Academy which currently encompasses vehicle development, parts and accessories, and experience programmes for Malaysian Mazda enthusiasts and owners. The academy is introducing the “MazdaSports Day”, where everyone can experience the driving ability of a Mazda through a dynamic test drive course and participate in exciting driver challenges with prizes to be won. 

Porsche Launches the 911 GT2 RS in Malaysia - We Get The Most Powerful Production 911 to Date

In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Porsche 356 “No.1” Roadster, Sime Darby Auto Performance, the authorised dealer of Porsche here in Malaysia has unveiled the latest and greatest Porsche 911, the 911 GT2 RS. In line with Porsche’s global 70th anniversary theme of “Sportscar Together”, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) launched the new 911 GT2 RS to its customers, sports car enthusiasts and the media on 29 June 2018 at Sepang International Circuit. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Perodua Secures its First Ride-Sharing Fleet Purchase Ever - 1,000 Units of the Perodua Bezza and Axia

Perodua have announced that a ride-hailing and a ride-sharing service provider operating in Malaysia have purchased a combined 1,000 Axias and Bezzas. According to Perodua, the fleet sale to these service providers was significant to Perodua as it opens up yet another market for the compact carmaker. 

Harley-Davidson Launches Their Passport to Freedom Campaign in Malaysia

Harley-Davidson® is bringing their Passport to Freedom campaign to Malaysia. This unique campaign is a program that will encourage riders or future riders graduate up to big bike ownership and riding as Harley-Davidson will be helping to fund their training costs through rebates. This campaign is ongoing from now until September 30, 2018, where a small rebate of around RM2,600 will be given to offset any 'B full' motorcycle licence required to ride a Harley-Davidson or to buy any merchandise.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Volkswagen Malaysia Will Be Having Their Raya Open House at All Volkswagen Dealerships on 30th June 2018 - Offers, Promotions & Raya Food

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is having another Blue Durian Raya Open House again in conjunction with the Hari Raya festivities this year. They will be holding their nationwide Raya Open house at all Volkswagen dealerships this Saturday, 30th June 2018 from 11am to 5pm. 

Upcoming Events: The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 - 23rd November to 2nd December 2018 is Another Big Motor Show to Look Forward to

The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show is back for 2018 The motorshow, or KLIMS’18), is organised by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), and it is making its 9th presentation from 23 November to 2 December 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC). 

Roadshow: The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is Being Displayed at the Mazda Roadshow at 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Bermaz, the authorised distributors of Mazda in Malaysia is currently having a roadshow over at the Oval Concourse at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya starting from today, June 27 to July 1, 2018 (Wednesday to Sunday). They will be showcasing a wide range of Mazda models including the facelifted 2018 Mazda CX-3. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Test Drive - The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI - Does It Still Hack It After All These Years?

The current Volkswagen Beetle has been around for quite awhile. It was first launched as the replacement for the Volkswagen New Beetle in 2011 and it has been the new, New Beetle to buy ever since. Launched as a 2012 model, it has been in production for about seven years and in car years, it could be almost time for production to end if it was any other car.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Regas Premium Sabah Has Been Appointed As The Newest Authorised Dealer In Sabah Replacing FM Autohaus

BMW Group Malaysia has appointed Regas Premium Sabah as its Newest Authorised Dealer Representative for the sate of Sabah. Regas Premium Sabah will be the group's new Dealer Representative for the brands BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad replacing FM Autohaus from the 1st of July 2018 onwards.

The Sime Darby Auto Connexion Kota Kinabalu Ford Showroom and Service Centre Has Been Upgraded

Ford's Malaysian distributors, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) have been busy upgrading their new showrooms throughout Malaysia in order to enable them to better service their customers. Now they've recently announced their upgraded Ford dealer showroom and service centre, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (Kota Kinabalu) which will cater for customers in and around Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Test Drive: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 - Entry Level Impresses A Whole Lot More Than You Think

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 Test Drive

Entry Level. This is something many Malaysians do not like to hear especially when it comes to car ownership. This is usually the case when it comes to bread and butter models like the national car brands where you will hear up to 85% of the buyers opting for the larger engine versions rather than the more affordable, more economical base model. This type of buying usually even makes its way until cars that are priced north of RM150,000 and it shows the actual buying power of Malaysians and their preference. Logic and reason usually comes secondary.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

BMW Safety 360° Program - New Videos and the #SafetyStartsWithYou Campaign In Time For Hari Raya 2018

BMW Group Malaysia recently introduced  the #SafetyStartsWithYou, video series. These are Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos directed by BMW Shorties Finalist Mallory Lee, as part of the premium automaker’s annual BMW Safety 360º Program. The videos feature children between the ages of 4 to 9 years old and they serve as a reminder to adults to be safer on the roads, especially this Hari Raya season when people are all rushing to get back to their hometowns.

Hari Raya 2018: RAYA@BMW By BMW Group Malaysia

In conjunction with this year's Hari Raya celebrations, BMW Group Malaysia will also be giving out attractive rebates and competitive financing solutions starting from 1.22% across a wide range of BMW models. The BMW i Wallbox and BMW ChargeNow promotions for selected BMW iPerformance models is held concurrently with RAYA@BMW. 

Offers & Promos: UMW Toyota Motor Promotion for the Month of June 2018 - Toyota's 'Mula Jalan Cerita' Video For Hari Raya 2018 is Also Nostalgic!

The Jalan Cerita Bersama Toyota promotion is ongoing for the month of June 2018. During the promotion period some new Toyota vehicles will be offered at attractive prices with rebates at also that special zero percent GST exemption that Malaysian is experiencing for the time being.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Perodua Distributes 100 GearUp Child Safety Seats To Motorists As Part Of Their Ongoing Road Safety Campaign

Kudos to Perodua! The Malaysian compact car manufacturer recently distributed 100 GearUp child safety seats to Perodua motorists at three highway rest areas in Peninsular Malaysia, as part of their on-going five-year Road Safety Campaign which was launched last October. This round of their safety campaign was done in collaboration with their partners Petronas and Perodua's panel of insurers. This is the first time they have done so with them.

Hari Raya 2018: Free 20 Point Check For Proton Cars at Selected Petronas Stations & Lubricant Service Offers When Servicing Your Proton

Proton will be having free 20-point check at selected Petronas Stations around Malaysia in conjunction with this year's Hari Raya celebrations. This makes it another year the company has provided such value added services to their customers.

Hari Raya 2018: Perodua's Month Long Road Safety Programme For Its Staff & Customers - Free Vehicle Checks This 23 and 24 June At R&R Sungai Buloh

Perodua has initiated a month-long road safety programme for its 8,000 strong staff, of which nearly 7,000 are bound to travel to their respective hometowns this Hari Raya season. Aside from that, customers have also been provided Perodua’s Tweckbot mobile car inspection service in Kota Bahru and in Kota Kinabalu a few weeks ago with another one scheduled on 23 and 24 June at the Sungai Buloh R&R stop.

Hari Raya 2018: Proton Has Their Mobile Assist Teams On Standby This Hari Raya

In conjunction with the Hari Raya festivities this year, Proton will have a total of 36 Proton Mobile Assist teams around the nation to assist their customers in need. These teams can be reached via their 24 hours / 7 days a week toll free call centre at 1-800-888-398.

Hari Raya 2018: Weststar Maxus Has Put Their Branches On Standby From 14 to 19 June 2018 In Conjuction With The Hari Raya Celebrations

From 14 to 19 June 2018, Weststar Maxus, the chaps who distribute Maxus vehicles in Malaysia will have their branch offices in the Northern, Southern, Central and East Coast regions of Peninsular Malaysia on standby to attend to any emergency situations encountered by its customers. This is the company ensuring that their customers have a worry free ownership experience during the Hari Raya festivities.

Caltex Havoline & ONE Championship Special Bundle Pack Promotion Is Ongoing Till 31st July 2018

Chevron Malaysia Limited, which sells and markets under Caltex ® brand here in Malaysia, have announced their latest promotion which is in conjunction with Caltex Havoline’s regional partnership with ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property. They currently have on offer their special bundle pack promotion across its range of Caltex Havoline ® engine oil products.

The Volkswagen Golf R-Line 1.4TSI Now Comes With Leather Seats

Only launched a couple of months ago, the new, fully imported Volkswagen Golf R-Line 1.4TSI now comes with 'R-Line' Vienna leather seats. Prior to this announcement, the Golf R-Line was specced with something Volkswagen called the 'Zoom' fabric. Now you can zoom around sitting on leather seats instead.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Volvo Car Malaysia Launches Volvo Car Leasing

Volvo Car Leasing has been launched in Malaysia. It offers customers an opportunity to drive a Volvo, worry-free, with the insurance, road tax, maintenance cost, and warranty covered. This leasing scheme is a first for Volvo Cars in the Southeast Asia region and offers Volvo car buyers another option to finance their Volvo purchase other than the usual hire purchase financing.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

The Latest Bits of News on Proton and the Upcoming Geely-Proton Boyue SUV

The first of Proton's upgraded dealerships was officially launched yesterday. It is hoped that the upgrade of all the 3S and 4S centres as per target, will help grow PROTON’s market share in line with the Company’s goals. To-date 75% target achieved or 82 outlets approved for upgrading for the year. It is hoped that by next year, there will be up to 109 dealerships with 3S or 4S standards. 

Proton Launches Their First Newly Upgraded 4S Dealership Setia Gemilang Auto Sdn Bhd

Proton had officially launched the first of their refreshed dealerships yesterday. Setia Gemilang Auto Sdn Bhd was officially launched as the first upgraded PROTON 4S dealer outlet. The event was officiated by Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON, in the presence of Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Rashid Musa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and other senior management members of PROTON as well as the management of Setia Gemilang Auto.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Zero GST: Daihatsu Malaysia 0% GST Adjusted Prices & Festive Promo Offers

Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has announced their zero-rated Goods and Services Tax (GST) prices which takes effect from 1st June 2018 onwards until further notice (most likely when the SST system is re-implemented by the Malaysian Government). Daihatsu Malaysia will also be giving out attractive festive promo of up to RM4,000 for a limited time on top of the zero-rated GST on selected Gran Max variants too (T&Cs apply).

Volkswagen Will Sell The 3 Door Golf R Here - Limited To 10 Units and Priced From RM268,888

If you're the type of person who thinks that any 5 door hot hatch is still looks like a shopping trolley then I've got news for you. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) are bringing in very limited units (10 ONLY) of the 3 door Volkswagen Golf R. Now open for booking, the 3-door Golf R priced at RM 268,888 (before registration).

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Bridgestone Turanza T005A Premium High Performance Tyre is Now Available in Malaysia

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. recently announced the official launch of its Turanza T005A premium high performance tyre for the Malaysian market. According to Bridgestone, the Turanza T005A offers an exceptionally comfortable driving experience for both short and long distance journeys. 

Weststar-Maxus Hari Raya Deals & Celebrity Family – Awal Ashaari, Scha Alyahya and Lara Alana as Maxus G10 Brand Ambassadors

Two things from Weststar-Maxus folks. The first is that Weststar-Maxus has engaged the Awal Ashaari family – Awal Ashaari, Scha Alyahya and their daughter, Lara Alana as Maxus G10 brand ambassadors. The second, is that they are offering deals and attractive trade-in offers for their vehicles, especially the Maxus G10 MPV.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

UD Trucks and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Celebrates The Roll Out Of The Locally Assembled UD Croner Medium Duty Truck

UD Trucks and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment SdnBhd (TCIE) recently rolled out the first-ever Malaysian assembled UD Croner medium duty truck. The local assembly was done at Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (TCMA) located in Segambut which makes Malaysia the first Asia Pacific market outside of Japan to assemble the Croner. It is also one of the first times where a TCIE, a private distributor partner assembled a truck for UD Trucks.

Volvo Trucks’ Fuelwatch Challenge Is Back For 2018 - The Eagerly Ancipicated Annual Truck Drivers Competition is Back!

Volvo Trucks’ Fuelwatch Challenge is back again folks! 2018 continues Volvo's ougoing effort in promoting maximum fuel efficiency and proper driving skills among truck drivers here in Malaysian and worldwide. For the Malaysian leg, the competition is open to drivers across Malaysia this time around with two separate categories, the closed category and the open category. It looks like its something different this year by the looks of it!

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Offers: Proton's Greatest Saga Raya Deal is Now On Till 30th June 2018

Proton has some offers and promotions in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya festive season. The company is offering 'The Greatest Saga Deal'. According to them, their best prices ever in the last ten years or so. The Proton Saga can be yours from below RM30,000 and in support of Tabung Harapan Malaysia, Proton has pledged RM10 from every Proton car purchase to be donated to the government fund. Proton cares (There was actually a Proton Iswara CARES variant in the 1990s by the way).

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Michelin Safe on Road (MSOR) Truck Roadshow 2018 is Ongoing Throughout the Month of June

Michelin Malaysia will be running its Michelin Safe on Road (MSOR) Truck Roadshow 2018 throughout the month of June. A Michelin branded truck will be making rounds throughout Klang Valley providing FREE tyre checks, including air pressure and overall tyre condition, from 11am to 8pm daily. This is part of Michelin's ongoing CARING campaign which promote road safety.

Trucks: UD Extra Mile Challenge is Back For 2018 - This Time The Malaysian Leg of This Global Event Is Open To All UD Quester Truck Drivers!

The UD Extra Mile Challenge (UDEMC) is back for the third time in Malaysia. This time, UD Trucks, are calling all UD Quester truck drivers who aspire to be recognized as the most-competent in Malaysia and also the world. Those that are UD Quester drivers can sign-up and try out for this career-enhancing competition. 

Friday, June 01, 2018

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia Revises Its Service Pricing Guide In Line With Zero GST

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) have announced the updated Service Pricing Guide of Volkswagen cars reflecting the zero GST rating which begins today, 1st June 2018. This is in-line with the implementation of zero percent GST by the Malaysian government which has taken into effect. 

Trucks - Volvo Trucks Celebrates the 25 th Anniversary of the Volvo FH - A Recap of The Innovative Industry Favourite Heavy Duty Truck

Volvo Trucks recently celebrated the 25 th anniversary of their Volvo FH series of heavy duty trucks. First launched in 1998, the Volvo FH truck was designed with the driver in mind and it had a lot of revolutionary features. Now a good 25 years after it was first launched, it still a leader in terms of driver safety, care and also many other groundbreaking trucking solutions in productivity as well as in environmental care. Volvo Trucks called it The Truck of the Future then and 25 years later, it still brings a lot of innovation to the table.