Monday, July 30, 2018

Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Acquires 15 units of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-litre from PLUS and another 8 Mitsubishi Vehicles From ANIH

The Royal Malaysia Police, or better known here as Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) recently acquired 15 units of Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-litre SUV. The SUVs were actually contributed by PLUS Highway for the traffic enforcement on Malaysian highways. 

Hyundai Sime Darby Guarantees Zero-Rated GST Price for IONIQ and Tucson for Booking Placed by 31 August 2018

If you still want to take the opportunity to buy a car under this zero GST period you can still do so, if you intend to purchse a Hyundai. Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HDSM) have stated that customers who have made bookings for the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and the *Tucson (*applicable only for the Turbo and Elegance variant) need not worry about paying the sales and service tax (SST), even if their vehicle is delivered after 1st September 2018.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Motorcycles: Ducati Scrambler Launched - Two Variants with Prices Starting at RM83,000 Onwards

The authorised distributor for Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia, Next Bike Sdn Bhd (a company under the Naza Group), launched the Ducati Scrambler 1100 at the 7th Annual Art Of Speed held at MAEPS, Serdang on Saturday, 28th July 2018. The  Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special and Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport are the two variants available for Malaysia and are priced from RM83,000 and RM85,000 onwards (without GST, OTR without insurance) respectively.

Upcoming Events: Kedah International Pickup Carnival 2018 - 31st August - 1st September 2018 - Alor Setar, Kedah

There will be an event called the Kedah International Pickup Carnival 2018 happening from the 31st August to 1st September 2018 (2 days) over at Taman Jubli Emas, Alor Setar, Kedah. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Scania Malaysia Holds Scania Family Days at Branches Throughout July & August - The Scania Ipoh Branch Being The Latest

The Staff at Scania Malaysia are usually used to welcoming their customers - fleet owners and drivers, while at work in their respective service centres but they were also welcoming their families at the Scania Family Day which will be held at all the branches throughout Malaysia over July and August.

Truck News: Volvo Trucks Appoints Mitch Peden As New Managing Director for Volvo Trucks Malaysia

Volvo Trucks Malaysia has a new Managing Director with effect from 1st August 2018. Mitch Peden will replace outgoing MD, Mats Nilsson, who has helmed Volvo Trucks Malaysia for the past 5 years. Mitch comes from Australia and has been with Volvo Trucks since 2005. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Michelin Launches The MICHELIN Primacy 4 For South East Asia

Michelin recently launched its  latest  generation tyre - the MICHELIN  Primacy  4. This premium high performance but comfort oriented  tyre is engineered by Michelin to  provide lasting  safety  and  excellent wet and dry performance in both  new  and  worn  states, throughout  its  entire  life cycle as well as being a quiet riding tyre.  

Castrol Malaysia Launches The New and Improved Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK Technology

Castrol MAGNATEC engine oil has been around for over 20 years here in Malaysia and it is a familiar name to those that actually shop around for their own engine oil. The Castrol brand however is an old brand that has been around for a long time here. So now, Castrol Malaysia (a brand under BP Castrol Lubricants (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) has launched the newly improved Magnatec engine oil in Malaysia. We are the fourth country that this new formulation has been introduced to - following China, India and Thailand.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Offers & Promotions: Mitsubishi Malaysia's Offers and Upcoming Showroom Events for August 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is offering special Merdeka promotions in conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka celebrations. There will be rebates for all their vehicles - the Mitsubishi Triton, Outlander and ASX from now until 31st August 2018. Aside from that, there will be service offers as well as showroom events at selected showrooms too.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Site Update: Been Taking Things Slow Over The Past Few Days...

The title says it all. Been taking things easy for the past few days. If you folks checked out the Motoring Malaysia Facebook page during the #proton1tankadventure you'd know Zachary Ho (of participated in a Proton Persona and won the media category for that model. So I decided to reward myself some R&R from writing. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

BMW Malaysia Presents the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance - On Display at Bangsar Shopping Centre till 22nd July 2018

BMW Group Malaysia recently unveiled the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance for the first time in South East Asia. Again, Malaysia is the lucky country for this unveiling. Previously, they displayed the BMW Concept 8 coupe. This time, the X7 iPerformance is a huge SUV which will most likely evolve into the production model called the X7. Obvious isn't it?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Road Test: The Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 Experience - Trying Out the Facelifted and Upgraded Golf 1.4 TSI R-Line, Golf GTI & Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf is the only type of golf that I like at this moment in time. I actually did not really like both prior to the introduction of the seventh generation Golf. I did not like the game because it actually took too much of my time trying to play it. In fact, if you played it the slightest bit properly it would still require about half a day to complete an 9-hole game with a group of friends. Or strangers if you are so hard up and are willing to play regardless whoever comes along. When it came to the more recent Mk5 and Mk6 Golf, they just looked too much like a delivery van to actually make me want one.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Proton 1 Tank Adventure Starts today

The Proton 1 Tank Adventure #proton1tankadventure will start shortly. We shall be updating our participation in this inaugural challenge. I will be partnering Zachary Ho of in a Proton Persona.

Monday, July 16, 2018

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor Enters into a JV Agreement to Produce MINI Electric Cars in China

Recently, the BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) entered into a Joint Venture agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles in China. This new 50:50 joint venture arrangement will see a new JV company called "Spotlight Automotive Limited" if all approvals are given by the Chinese authorities. It will see the development and production of electric vehicles in China and the new state-of-the-art plant for this JV will be located in the Jiangsu Province of China (concept photo below).

Sunday, July 15, 2018

PROTON Sells Cars to the Middle East Again - Exports Resumes Again After Many Years

The 12th of July 2018 was quite a surprise if you have been following what has been up with Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. Suddenly out of the blue, Proton are now exporting cars again. This is the first time in two years they are doing so and a small fleet of 453 Proton Gen2 and Persona cars will make its way to the Middle East, namely Jordan, Iraq and UAE (markets under the Al-Bakhet Group). This is also the first time they are exporting since coming under the management of Geely.

Friday, July 13, 2018

MINI Malaysia Launches the New MINI Cooper S 3 Door & 5 Door and the New MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Hatch

MINI Malaysia, has launched the new 2018 MINI in Malaysia. For the moment, the premium compact car marque has the New MINI 3 Door, the New MINI 5 Door (both in Cooper S form), and the New MINI John Cooper Works available for sale in Malaysia. The 2018 MINI features some upgrades made to the engine and transmission as well as other new bits and bobs to the exterior and interior. Prices start at RM226,888 onwards.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scania Malaysia Upgrades Port Klang Branch - More Support For Customers In and Around the Area

Scania (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has officially launched their newly upgraded Port Klang branch earlier today. The Scania Port Klang branch is located near the North Port. This new centre will serve to strengthen sales and services for its customers in and around the area. It  is easily accessible for customers to send their Scania vehicles for scheduled maintenance and also repairs if needed.

Pantai Bharu Corporation Opens Its New Proton 3S Centre in Klang

Proton and its dealer Pantai Bharu Corporation Sdn Bhd (“Pantai Bharu”) have opened their latest 3S outlet located along Jalan Kapar, Klang, Selangor. Pantai Bharu previously operated their Proton dealership in Klang in seprate 1S and 2S centres, but the company had decided to invest and integrate their sales and aftersales services into one centre in line with the Proton's latest requirement for improved sales and aftersales centres

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Naza Kia Malaysia Launches the Kia Stinger Sports Sedan!!!

You've got to hand it to Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NKM), the official distributor of KIA vehicles in Malaysia. They've launched the Kia Stinger for the Malaysian market. This is Kia's fastest car yet and it is the most expensive Kia to be ever sold here to date. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Third generation Porsche Cayenne is Officially Launched in Malaysia

After holding a special preview of the all-new third generation Porsche Cayenne in Kuala Lumpur last January 2018, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) have officially launched the third generation Porsche Cayenne here in Malaysia. This new third generation Cayenne combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. It also looks so much better than the previous generations, with it looking lower and somehow smaller in perspective. 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Upcoming Events: The 7th Annual Art Of Speed Malaysia 2018 Powered by PETRONAS Will Be Happening At MAEPS, Serdang on 28 & 29 July 2018

The Art of Speed is back for the seventh time this year. The Art of Speed Malaysia 2018 (AOS 2018) is what the organisers claim is Malaysia's very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture automotive event. As always, this unique event will be showcasing the local custom mod scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries as well as interactive activities and exciting lucky draws. 

PETRONAS Lubricants International Announces Global Search for a Trackside Fluid Engineer to Provide Support for the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport Formula 1 Team

PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) recently announced a global search for a Trackside Fluid Engineer. What in the name of Karl Benz is a Trackside Fluid Engineer you might ask? Well, this is the engineer that will be hired by PETRONAS Lubricants International to provide onsite technical support on the performance of PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™ for four-time FIA Formula One™ World Champions, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport on 7 July 2018.

Upcoming Events: Velocity Motor Show 2018 - 15 to 17 September 2018 at Desa Park City

Velocity Motor Show (VMS), an automotive lifestyle show is back for 2018. This time around, the Velocity Motor Show 2018 will be held from 15 to 17 September at Outdoor Carpark, Plaza Arkadia in Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur. There will be an exhibit of unique automobiles - auto salon style, music and food as well as a wide range of activities for everyone including those that bring their family in tow. 

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Volvo Car Malaysia Officially Opens Volvo Batu Pahat With Its Newest Dealer AJ Premium Motors

Volvo Car Malaysia officially launched the Volvo Batu Pahat together with its newest dealer, AJ Premium Motors Sdn Bhd yesterday, the 7th of July 2018. This brand new 3S centre (Sales, Service and Spare Parts) will allow Volvo to enhance its customer experience in the Southern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. There is now more options and greater access to the Volvo brand for those residing in and around Batu Pahat, Johor.

Use Genuine Spare Parts and Service at Hyundai Authorised Centres Say Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors After News of Fake Hyundai Parts Emerge

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) have announced that there is an ongoing service promotion at all Hyundai authorised service centres now offers up to 20 percent discount on selected genuine parts until 31 July 2018. They also would like to take the opportunity to inform their customers to service their vehicles exclusively at authorised Hyundai service centres where the spare parts used for any servicing or repairs are genuine. 

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia mid-2018 Performance Report - 6,970 Units Delivered to Customers, Ongoing Customer Services Initiatives & Smart Financial Solutions

For the first half of 2018, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has basically affirmed its luxury lifestyle experience by offering fascinating products, inspiring service and passionate brand experience to their customers. The premium brand delivered 6,790 units to its customers in the first half of 2018 which is a 15 per cent increase over the same period in the previous year and a new best ever result for the first half of a year. 

Friday, July 06, 2018

Offers & Promotions: Sime Darby Auto Connexion-Ford Offers Savings of Up to RM113,000 From Their ‘Seize the Deal’ Campaign

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the official distributor of Ford in Malaysia recently announced their ‘Seize the Deal’ campaign which will be ongoing till 31st August 2018. This latest campaign offers rebates of up to 17 percent over and above the six percent GST reduction on all variants of the Ford Mustang, Fiesta and Ranger models. Customers can enjoy significant savings of up to RM113,000 for these cars - the Mustang being the highest. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz E300 AMG-Line Launched Priced at RM388,888 - Replaces the E350 e Plug-in Hybrid

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 AMG Line was launched earlier today at the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia mid-2018 media briefing on the premium brand's performance to date. It will be the range topping Mercedes-Benz E-Class variant, aside from the full AMG models (E43, E63 S or the E53 if it is launched here). It will replace the E 350 e plug-in hybrid which will be discontinued. 

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Bugatti presents the Chiron Sport in Malaysia

Something surprising happened today. Bugatti premiered the Chiron Sport in Malaysia. This is the new slightly lightened, sport version of the 1,500 PS super sports car will be presented by Wearnes Automotive, Bugatti’s official dealer partner in Malaysia and also for South East Asia. For the next two days, the Chiron Sport will be presented to customers through exclusive private previews and at an official launch gala this Saturday.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia Opens The Volkswagen Marketplace - An e-Platform to Reserve a Car & Enjoy Exclusive Offers

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched the “Volkswagen Marketplace”. This is an e-platform where customers can reserve a Volkswagen car and enjoy exclusive online offers. The Volkswagen Marketplace is the first-of-its-kind platform unveiled by an automobile distributor here in Malaysia. It also starts off with an exclusive online-only deal on only 20 units of the Passat 1.8TSI Trendline Cyber. 

Toyota Announces New "All About The Drive" Brand Direction & This Year's Vios Challenge Series in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) has announced its new brand direction and commitment in response to the changing market and customers. They have decided to rejuvenate the “All About the Drive” branding platform with new ideas especially through the upcoming Vios Challenge series. This is the second year that the one make series is happening with another round of races featuring the Sporting Class for Professional racers, Super Sporting Class and the Promotional class featuring local celebrities.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Ferrari Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Dino

Over 150 units of the beautiful Dino sports car and over 300 customers throughout the world were at Maranello and Ferrari on Saturday 30th June 2018. They were there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the road debut of the first production Dino. The Dino is one of the world’s best-loved and biggest selling Ferrari.

Daihatsu Malaysia Delivers 36 Units of the Daihatsu Gran Max Semi Panel Vans to Indah Water Konsortium

Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) recently held a small hand over ceremony for the delivery of 36 fleet units of the Daihatsu Gran Max Panel Van to Indah Water Konsortium Sdn. Bhd. (IWK). This is the second fleet order by IWK following their previous purchase in October 2017. IWK was represented by En. Faizal Othman; Chief Executive Officer and En. Ir. Mohd Taufik Salleh; Head of Regional Operation Southern graced by Mr. Makoto Ogawa; Executive Director and En. Arman Mahadi; General Manager from Daihatsu Malaysia.

Monday, July 02, 2018

The Ram Jam Festival at The Gasket Alley - It's Happening on the 15th of July 2018 with Bikes, Music, Food, Art & a Whole Lot More!!!!

The Gasket Alley is one of Petaling Jaya, and some say the Klang Valley's most automotive centric lifestyle hub. The place is known for a bike hangout with a few famous motorcycle brands (Harley-Davidson & Motto Guzzi to name two of them) making it their base and workshop. The place is also an event venue too, from product launches and pop-up bazaars to exhibitions and workshops. Now, the Gaskey Alley will showcase the Ram Jam Festival which will take place on 15 July 2018 from 3:30PM.

Motorcycles: BMW Group Malaysia Appoints Millennium Welt Kuantan as its Dealer for BMW Motorrad in Kuantan

Millennium Welt has been appointed as BMW Group Malaysia's newest representative for the BMW Motorrad brand in Kuantan and the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia. Millennium Welt is a familiar name when it comes to BMW here in Peninsular Malaysia. The company is already the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad in Seremban as well as a representative of the BMW brand in Batu Pahat and Kuantan, where it now adds the motorcycle sales arm of BMW there. 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Training Academy Announces the Graduation of the Automotive Mechatronic Training Class of 2018

The Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) Training Academy recently celebrated the graduation of its newest group of apprentices from its Automotive Mechatronic Training programme. This year, 26 apprentices graduated from the MBM Training Academy and this makes it a total of 827 globally certified apprentices that have graduated from the academy since the establishment of training programs here in Malaysia.

Perodua Now Certified with the Latest ISO 9001 & 14001 Standards for Quality Best Practices and Environmental Standards

Malaysian compact car manufacturer Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) and its fully-owned subsidiary Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd have been formally certified by SIRIM to the latest (2015) versions of the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 9001 and 14001 standards.  This new milestone emphasises the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and also its environmental responsibility.