Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Offers & Promotions: KIA Pre-Owned Fest at the Naza Automall PJ - 28th-30th June 2019

Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, will be holding a carnival-themed Kia Pre-Owned Fest at the Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya on the 28th to the 30th of June 2019. There will be about 200 pre-owned Kia cars available for sale with prices starting from as low as RM8,000 depending on certain terms and conditions of course, as well as other deals on offer. It could be interesting on what's on sale at that super low price.

Hino Showcases the Poncho Minibus at MCVE 2019 - Together the the Upcoming 700 Series Prime Mover with AMT Gearbox!

If you folks have been following Motoring-Malaysia's YouTube Channel, you'd already know that I had recently uploaded the preview of the Hino Poncho low-floor minibus at the Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 held over at MIECC in Kuala Lumpur recently. Hino's Malaysian subsidiary, Hino Motors Sales Malaysia had participated in the expo in a big way and displayed a few of their vehicles, namely the Hino Poncho minibus as well as a preview of the upcoming Hino 700 Series Prime Mover AMT.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

UMW Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation Celebrates 50 Years of Local Production in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) is a successful Malaysian incorporated joint-venture company between UMW Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). Today, the company and their stakeholders celebrated 50 years of local production in Malaysia with a special ceremony held at the company's newest manufacturing facility in Bukit Raja, Klang, Selangor. The historic event was graced by His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah AlHaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj, The Sultan of Selangor and Her Royal Highness Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor.  

MCVE 2019: MAN Malaysia Unveils a MAN XLION Special Model - Aimed at Simplifying Business with Special Equipment & Comprehensive Aftersales Packages

MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN) had presented their MAN XLION special model at the recently concluded Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019. This new MAN truck model with its tailor made equipment and aftersales package is in line with their motto of ‘Simplifying Business’. The MAN TGS 33.480 in the XLION package was displayed. It is a 6x4 prime mover, with its XLION lion design on the sides of the truck.

Daihatsu Malaysia launches Daihatsu Business Fleet Program & Displays Gran Max Light Commercial Van at MCVE 2019

More news from the recent Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE 2019). This time the news is about Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) which launched the Daihatsu Business Fleet Program at the Expo. The program is designed  to provide innovative end-to-end aftersales service solutions for small to medium businesses as well as those with larger fleets.

Upcoming Events: Beetle, An Iconic Gathering - Calling all Beetle Owners for the Largest Beetle Gathering This 13th July 2019

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be organizing the Beetle, An Iconic Gathering. The event will be considered to be the first official Volkswagen Beetle gathering in Malaysia as VPCM is the official distributors of Volkswagen here. This upcoming event welcomes the participation of Beetle owners from all walks of life in celebration of this automotive and style icon. It will be held at the open-air carpark at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya this 13th of July 2019.

UD Trucks Launches the Refreshed Quester Heavy Duty Truck - ESCOT Automated Manual Transmission Now Offered for the First Time in Malaysia

One of the more notable launches at the recently held Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019  was the Malaysian launch of the refreshed UD Quester heavy duty truck. The new Quester represents an evolution of the Quester, a truck first launched in 2013, updated slightly in 2016 and now into something which is designed to cater to the latest needs in land transport. The new refreshed truck builds on its proven robustness and reliability,and introduces key features such as UD's ESCOT automated manual transmission, retarder, electrical cab tilt, engines with higher horse- power and user-friendly telematics. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Volvo Trucks Malaysia at MCVE 2019 - Launch of Uptime Promise, Active Safety Package & Hosting the MCVE Electromobility Panel Discussion

Volvo Trucks Malaysia has actually launched a service program that ensures their customer's vehicles can be serviced or repaired in under 12 hours or a monetary compensation is given! This is definitely believing in their products.  This was launched at the recently held Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE 2019). Aside from the Uptime Promise service package at the expo, the Swedish manufacturer also launched their new Active Safety Package and hosted the MCVE Electromobility Panel discussion on how electrified vehicles will shape the future of Malaysian transportation.

The Uptime Promise

MCVE 2019: Scania - Signing the first Asian Ecolution Agreement with Aone Logistics, the Scania Display area & Other Happenings

Many things happened with Scania at the recent Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE 2019). The first thing was the entrance of the Scania truck driven by Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström Scania Malaysia into the lobby of the exhibition centre with Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Transport in the passenger seat as part of the opening launch gambit. Then, Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd  (above) signed the first Scania Ecolution truck agreement in Asia after the official launch of MCVE 2019.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

MICHELIN Energy XM2+ Launched - The Latest Affordable Small and Mid-Sized Car Tyre by Michelin is Now Available

MICHELIN recently unveiled the MICHELIN Energy XM2+ tyre for the affordable and budget conscious customer here in Malaysia. Michelin Energy XM2+ is designed with ultimate safety both when new and throughout its useful life as well as being developed to outperform the previous generation XM2 series of tyre it replaces in wet braking - an important feature needed in Malaysia where it rains cats and dogs very often. 

The 2019 Porsche Macan is Now Officially in Malaysia - Prices Start at RM455,000

I was lucky to have attended the Malaysian launch of the all-new, second generation Porsche Macan on the 21st June 2019 at Porsche Centre Sungai Besi. The Macan is Porsche's compact SUV / crossover vehicle and it has been a top seller almost everywhere since it was launched back in 2014. This is likely because it is the most affordable, practical Porsche on sale today and that it is actually easier for the men to fork out the dosh for one as their other half, would likely agree as they can drive it also...if compared to a 911 GT3 RS. So it was no shock to me that it was announced that the car already had very high demand from customers. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019 Opens its Doors to Trade Visitors - Focusing on Future Transport Solutions Today

The fourth edition of the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) opened earlier today .The (now ongoing) three day event has around 70 local and international exhibitors which displayed their latest crop of vehicles and product as well as working on MCVE's theme this year which focused on future transport solutions in the commercial vehicle industry. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BMW Malaysia, Safe ‘n Sound and Childline Foundation to subsidise 150 infant child car seats.

As part of the fifth edition of the BMW Safety 360° Programme, BMW Malaysia has partnered with Childline Foundation, a non-profit organisation focused on the awareness and education of child safety and protection – to introduce ‘From Day One’ campaign. This is aimed at advocating the importance of child car seats, especially for newborns. BMW Malaysia, Safe ‘n Sound and Childline Foundation to subsidise 150 infant child car seats as part of this campaign which is important as many Malaysians seem to take the child safety in passenger cars very lightly.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia continues its nationwide Raya Open House- the “Togetherness” Raya celebration on 22nd June 2019

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia continues its nationwide Raya Open House- the “Togetherness” Raya celebration at all of its dealerships. It happens this weekend, the 22nd of June, 2019, Saturday from 11am till 5pm. You can test drive available Volkswagen models and take advantage on amazing Hari Raya sales and aftersales deals.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Second Generation Porsche Macan To Be Unveiled in Malaysia on 21st June 2019

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the folks who are the authorised distributor of Porsche cars here in Malaysia have announced that the second generation Porsche Macan will be unveiled in Malaysia on 21st June 2019 at the Porsche Centre Sungai Besi. The new 2019 Macan with Premium Package is now available for booking at all Porsche Centres with the price starting from RM 455,000 (after tax but before road tax, registration fee and insurance), inclusive of a four-year warranty, and free maintenance package including parts and labour. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Previews the New EQC Electric Vehicle - Scheduled To Be On Sale Here in 2020

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has made Malaysia the first Southeast Asian appearance of the Mercedes-Benz EQC fully electric vehicle. This is the first Mercedes-Benz under the product and technology brand EQ,which will define the future of mobility according to the Three Pointed Star. Right now the EQC 400 has been previewed in Left-Hand Drive form and it should be on sale here sometime next year.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Isuzu Malaysia Launches The Latest Isuzu ELF and Isuzu Forward Trucks - Also Offering 6 Speed Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT) for ELF

Isuzu Malaysia has just launched new 2019 variants of their popular Isuzu Elf light duty truck and Forward medium duty truck variants. These are expected to be available 3rd quarter 2019.

These latest variants will be made available for sale from the third quarter of 2019 onwards and are expected to further increase the brand’s appeal, particularly in the light-duty commercial vehicle segment. Adding to this, some variants can be had with the 'Smoother' 6 speed automated manual transmission (AMT), like those used in large European prime movers, to make driving in traffic packed urban areas less of a chore.

Video - First Drive in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e Plug-in Hybrid S-Class

Hello folks. This is our first drive in the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e Plug-in Hybrid S-Class. A short drive around a circuit that was set up at an airstrip, but we managed some fun, high speed driving nonetheless. [Launch article and specs are HERE]

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The New 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 e Plug-in Hybrid is Now Offered in Malaysia - RM658,888+++

-New variant of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship model, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S 560 e is the first ever S-Class plug in hybrid in Malaysia featuring state of the art safety and assistance systems and is priced at RM658,888 onwards.

-The 2019 S560e Hybrid system has a total system output of up to 475 hp - A combination of 367 hp of the 3.0 V6 petrol engine and 122hp of the EQ Power. 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds, with an all-electric range of up to 50 km.

So Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched a new hybrid S-Class after a short absence. The 2019 S 560 e joins the Malaysian S-Class line-up. The latest model is a new generation of plug-in hybrid that offers customers the best of both worlds where it can be driven on battery power alone in the city and on the combustion engine when on longer drives. The new S560e can do 50km on electric power alone.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

BMW Group Malaysia, ParkEasy, Shell Malaysia and Sunway Group introduce New Reserve + Shell Recharge Bays - First At Sunway Pyramid & Expanding to Other Sunway Complexes Nationwide

BMW Group Malaysia, ParkEasy, Shell Malaysia and Sunway Group introduce New Reserve + Shell Recharge Bays. 

BMW Group Malaysia earlier today unveiled the new Reserve + Shell Recharge Bays at Sunway Pyramid today. This new venture was done together in partnership with ParkEasy, Shell Malaysia and Sunway Group. The launch of the new parking arrangement via a smartphone or mobile device application forms part of BMW Group Malaysia’s ongoing efforts to drive e-mobility or Visionary Mobility forward in Malaysia. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Video Test Drive - 2019 Proton Exora Premium 1.6T CVT - Find Out What We Think About It By Watching the Video Review!!

A new video is out on our YouTube channel. This time its our experience trying out the slightly refreshed 2019 Proton Exora Premium 1.6 T(Turbo) CVT during the recent media test drive up to Bukit Tinggi, Pahang and back to Shah Alam. It was short, but we did manage to find out some new things about the C Segment 7 Seater MPV.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sixth BMW Motorrad Night Fuel Malaysia Will Happen This 22nd June 2019 At The Base, Sempang Airport, Sg Besi

BMW Motorrad Malaysia's  Sixth BMW Motorrad Night Fuel Malaysia - 22nd June 2019 7.00PM to 11.00PM

BMW Motorrad fans in Malaysia rejoice! The Sixth Edition of the largest gathering of premium motorcycle enthusiasts will happen at the former RMAF Airbase, the Sempang Airport in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. The BMW Motorrad Night Fuel Malaysia event returns to Kuala Lumpur once again in 2019 after making its round at other venues throughout Malaysia since it first started in 2016. 

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Trucks - Isuzu Malaysia Delivers 61 New Isuzu ELF NPR Light Duty Trucks to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

Isuzu Malaysia recently delivered 61 new units of their light duty trucks, the Isuzu ELF NPR75UKHW (Crew Cab), to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).  The handover of the new trucks was held at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.  Automotive Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ACM), an authorised dealer of Isuzu Malaysia were the dealers that the trucks were procured from.

Daihatsu to Display 2019 Gran Max Panel Van AT at the Upcoming Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE 2019)

The Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE 2019) is coming at the end of the month.  The commercial vehicle expo will take place from 20th to 22nd June 2019 at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) and it the largest tradeshow for such vehicles. Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) will be displaying their 2019 Gran Max Panel Van there this time around.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Selamat Hari Raya - Site Updates and Do Note that We Have Not Been Quiet..We're on YouTube!

Videos - 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe preview - 2019 Proton Iriz Facelift Test Drive - 2019 Proton Persona Facelift Test Drive- 2019 Proton Exora Launch, Prices & Details

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri...Maaf Zahir & Batin. No updates here but we have not been quiet during this month of Ramadhan. We did quite a few videos over on YouTube folks so while we have been taking a break from writing, we have not been stopping doing videos, which is why I do suggest you people subscribe to the Motoring Malaysia channel over on YouTube.

I have to say that YouTube is the future as more and more people like moving pictures. It isn't as easy to produce compared to writing but both have their challenges. Personally, writing is nice as it allows your poetic side to use words to convey a picture within one's mind. As for video, it is easier to record, but on a personal note, I prefer to make our videos have better production values rather than just doing one long take and talking about a certain vehicle.

Note that I do like editing my videos so that it becomes somewhat like a mini documentary with a lot of B-Roll showing the vehicles rather than just a hand doing a walkaround.

Anyway, here are some of the videos which I have not updated here as yet. There is one on the facelifted Proton Iriz & Persona and on the newly available for sale here in Malaysia, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Not forgetting we have the launch video of the slightly revised 2019 Proton Exora 1.6 Turbo 

We should be active again after hibernating during this fasting month!!! Stay tuned for more videos!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Apollo Tyres Opens Their First Ever Tyre Service Centre in Malaysia - In Batu Pahat, Johor to be Precise

Apollo Tyres, have officially opened their first ever Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) centre in Malaysia.  Located in Batu Pahat, Johor, the ATTZ is Apollo's one stop solution centre for tyres which focuses more on commercial fleets. Equipped with modern automotive technologies, the newly opened centre will be managed by Sin Chu Hin, who are an established tyre supplier and distributor over in the southern region of Malaysia. It looks like this affordable brand of tyres are now moving into the commercial tyre market aside from offering budget tyres for passenger cars.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Volkswagen Launches the 'Sound & Style' Range - Golf R-Line, Passat Comfortline & Highline And the Tiguan Offered with HELIX Audio Systems

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched the Volkswagen ‘Sound & Style’ range for those who want better audio in their cars. . The ‘Sound & Style’ range is an accessory package available with the Volkswagen Golf R-Line, Passat Comfortline, Passat Highline and Tiguan Highline. The cars get the German audio specialist HELIX tuned sound accessories and is also packed with other Volkswagen accessories worth up to RM16,000, depending on model. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Perodua Pushes Its Child Car Seats Safety Campaign Up a Notch Ahead of the Mandatory Use Scheduled for 2020

Perodua has ramped up its Child Car Seats Safety Campaign ahead of the mandatory use scheduled for 2020 by the Malaysian government. Back in October 2017, Perodua launched a few long-term safety campaigns aimed at all road users, especially its customers, on the importance of using turn signals (which many Malaysians still don't), wearing seat belts (which many Malaysians still don't), not using mobile devices while driving (which many Malaysians still do) and restraining children in child seats (which many stupid, idiotic, dumb parents still don't have proper seats). This round of reminders from Perodua are about the child safety seats.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Volkswagen Offers & Promotions in Conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri Festivities 2019

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM), the distributors of Volkswagen cars here is celebrating the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season lots of offers and promos in terms of both sales and aftersales. For those interested in buying a new Volkswagen and want financing, there are  low interest rate of 1.88% per annum for the award-winning Passat and a RM1,000 petrol card for all models booked and registered from now till 30 June 2019. 

Subaru XV GT Edition Launched in Malaysia - New XV Variant for RM130,788 OTR without Insurance

TC Subaru, the distributor of Subaru in Malaysia has just launched the 2019 Subaru XV GT Edition. This is one that sits above the XV 2.0i-P variant and gets a special aero kit and other extra bits for about RM4,000 over the price of the XV 2.0i-P. It costs RM130,788 OTR without insurance in Peninsula Malaysia and was designed in collaboration with Giken Co Ltd and Mr Masahiko 'Jack' Kobayashi, who used to be the former Chief Designed at Subaru.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Shell Malaysia and Boost E-wallet Collaborate with 800 Shell Stations Throughout Malaysia accepting cashless payments via Boost

Cashless, e-wallet style payments using Boost can now be used at 800 Shell stations throughout Malaysia. 

Earlier today, the e-wallet provider, Boost, and Shell Malaysia officially announced that Boost e-wallet payment service is available at 800 Shell stations nationwide. The partnership has a goal to enhance customers’ retail experience at Shell stations by providing them with an alternative payment method aside from the usual cash, or card methods.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Are Having Their 4Sure Best Raya Contest - Be One of the 10 Lucky Winners to Dine With Malaysian Celebs Izzue Islam and Amyra Rosli

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) will be hosting the 4Sure Best Raya contest in conjunction with this year's Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities. 10 lucky winners will be chosen from those who had test driven any Mitsubishi car at any authorized Mitsubishi Motors showroom throughout the nation will stand a chance to dine with Malaysian celebrities Izzue Islam and Amyra Rosli. This contest will run until the 2nd of June 2019.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Video - Which One Handles Better? The new facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz or the facelifted 2019 Proton Persona?

I was extremely busy over the weekend. Proton invited Yours Truly to try out the newly facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz and also the 2019 Proton Persona. While we had tried out the cars over at the PROTON Test Track in Shah Alam, a road test would actually show its actual mettle, or performance. So with that, I chose to head over with a bunch of journos to Terengganu and tried out both facelifted cars during this media test drive. 

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Launches the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ as well as the GT 43 & 53 Variants Too

The new four door coupe by Mercedes-AMG has now arrived on our shores...officially. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched the new Mercedes-AMG GT four door Coupe series of cars. It is priced from RM1,798,888 onwards for the GT 63 S 4MATIC+ variant and from RM1,298,888 for the GT 53 4MATIC+ and RM1,098,888 for the 'entry-level' GT 43 4MATIC+. Do note that we get the '+' or Plus variant only. It is fully kitted up with the AMG Aerodynamics Package, the AMG Exterior Night Package and the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, making this one complete variant brought into Malaysia by the premium car maker.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019 - teams from Thailand, China and Singapore come out tops in respective prototype categories

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019, which is the most important event in the Make the Future Live Malaysia event, has come to a close with teams from Thailand, China and Singapore demonstrating the best energy efficiency within their respective prototype categories. The event was held at the Sepang International Circuit from 29th April to the 2nd of May 2019 and it was where students from all over Asia and the Middle East compete in making the most fuel efficient prototype vehicles they can and compete in efficiency 'races' against one another.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket launches the ‘Drive for Life’ campaign

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Malaysia (Bosch AA) has launched the ‘Drive for Life’ campaign here in Kuala Lumpur. The campaign is a car and road safety campaign which aims to raise awareness among drivers on the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and the usage of quality car parts (which a company like Bosch supplies). From their surveys done in 2018, more than 50 percent of Malaysian drivers lack knowledge in basic car maintenance and its impact on passenger, car and road safety. So the leading automotive parts supplier have decided to impart their expertise and share basic vehicle maintenance through this latest campaign. Very apt since it also coincides with the upcoming Hari Raya festivities.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Refreshed and Better Equipped 2019 Renault Captur Now Available in Malaysia

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the authorised distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, have now made the refreshed and better equipped 2019 Renault Captur available in Malaysia. The compact crossover vehicle is now improved with a new EURO 6 compliant engine for reduced emissions, stop-start engine function for added fuel savings and a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which offers better connectivity and navigation.

Aman Logistik Sdn Bhd Procures Four Volvo FH16 Trucks From Volvo Trucks Malaysia

More Malaysian Prime Mover / Heavy Duty Truck operators have taken to the Volvo FH16, the top of the range Volvo Truck for the Malaysian market. Aman Logistik Sdn Bhd (Aman Logistik) has procured four units of Volvo Trucks' flagship heavy duty truck. A truck handover ceremony was held recently to commemorate the occasion  and was attended by the senior management teams of Aman Logistik and Volvo Trucks Malaysia.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) Enter into MoU for TVET Education

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  which aims to help push the advancement in the fields of education, research and technology here in Malaysia, especially in autotronics (mechatronics etc. etc), with a goal to produce a highly-skilled workforce, with a focus on students mainly from the electronic and programming streams.

Michelin Safe on The Road (MSoR) Has Been Launched - Ongoing during the Month of May 2019

Michelin Malaysia has launched their annual road safety campaign, Michelin Safe on The Road (MSoR) with the aim to further show their commitment on road & mobility safety in this country. The road safety campaign aims at highlighting the importance of tyre maintenance and periodic checks as part of good road safety practices. Throughout the month of May 2019, Michelin experts and staff will be conducting thorough assessments on tyre conditions for the public at various locations throughout Malaysia (the list is stated down below).

Monday, April 29, 2019

Motorcycles: New BMW F 750 GS, BMW R 1250 RT, BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT has been Launched in Malaysia

BMW Motorrad Malaysia have launched two new urban scooters and two new motorcycles for the Malaysian market. These are the BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT urban scooters from its Urban Mobility segment as well as an enduro all-rounder, the new BMW F 750 GS and a travel tourer, the new BMW R 1250 RT. The new 2019 motorcycles and scooters cover quite a range of riders, from those that just want something to scoot around town and to those that have a little bit more adventure in their hearts. Usually the adventure takes them up north, to Thailand and beyond, from the likes of it.

Video: 2019 Toyota Yaris 1.5G AT Test Drive & Review - It isn't just a Vios With a Boot! It Drives Better!!!

So we have been a bit busy with many, many things recently. One of them is going on the media test drive of the new, 2019 Toyota Yaris which was held sometime last week. UMW Toyota Motors, the distributors of Toyota vehicles here held a media drive for this newly launched B Segment compact hatchback. We were paired with another journo or two (technically would make it a trio not a pair) and were asked to drive a Yaris 1.5G AT to Janda Baik over in Pahang and back to the UMW Toyota HQ located in Shah Alam. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Pulsar Dareventure powered by MODENAS has a Winner who takes home RM5,000 Cash and a Brand New Modenas Pulsar NS200

The Pulsar Dareventure powered by MODENAS has officially come to a close and the winner announced . This is the first motorcycle reality show in Malaysia and  it was based on Pulsar Dareventure series previously held in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Peru. The Malaysian edition was was the first in South East Asia. The YouTube based series showcased contestants competing for the grand prize of RM5,000 cash and a brand-new Modenas Pulsar NS200.


Hari Raya Promos have started! Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the authorised dealers for Ford have announced that you can 'balik kampung' with a New Ford Ranger from as low as RM463/month. The offer also comes with savings up to RM11,000. Aside from that, 30 customers will be chosen to win electrical goods worth RM2,000. Details are down below, folks!

The 2019 Audi A5 Sportback Has Been Launched - A5 2.0 TFSI Variant for RM339k+++

The latest 2019 Audi A5 Sportback now makes its appearance in Malaysia. Audi's five-door coupé is one of those new coupe-sedan type of cars which blends luxury, sportiness with a dose of practicality. Suitable for the family but still looking quite sporty so you don't feel like you're facing a mid-life crisis if you are a forty-something who bought one. 

The 2019 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Sedan is Now Available in Malaysia - Priced at RM239k+++

The new 2019 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI is now offered on sale here in Malaysia. Audi Malaysia has decided to spec up the smallest Audi sedan quite well this time around. The fully imported compact premium sedan is now priced at RM239,750 on the road without insurance.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

BMW Malaysia Introduces the BMW 520i Luxury and the 530e M Sport Variants

BMW has introduced two new BMW 5 Series variants for the Malaysian market. These are the New BMW 530e M Sport and the New BMW 520i Luxury. The prices for the New BMW 530e M Sport is RM 338,800.00 and the New BMW 520i Luxury will cost RM 328,800.00. The prices are 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). 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 Citroen C3 Aircross SUV Gets its Malaysian Launch - Priced at RM115,888.00 on-the-road without insurance

Naza Euro Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Citroën cars in Malaysia have launced the All-New Citroën C3 Aircross SUV. The unique looking Citroen SUV will come with a pricetag of RM115,888.00 on-the-road without insurance and basically offers we Malaysians a touch of French flair in design and taste. Of course, being an SUV, it is practical too.

Proton Finally Launches the Facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz & Persona Cars - Priced Cheaper Than Before!!!

Proton Cars have finally launched both the 2019 Proton Iriz and the 2019 Proton Persona yesterday. Both facelifted models feature revised styling, improvements to over 300 parts in each model as well as having the Geely-based GKUI infotainment system (in both the Premium 1.6 CVT variants of the cars) which makes it a first for B-segment cars with intelligent features to be sold in Malaysia. But the best thing is that Proton has slashed the official prices for the cars, they now offer more value for less.

The All-New Renault Megane R.S Finally Makes it to Malaysia - To be on Sale Later this Year

The fouth generation Renault Megane R.S. was finally previewed here in Malaysia. Renault Sport's latest ultimate hot hatch is based on the Megane hatchback with a lot of magic sprinkled on it. It was first offered on sale in 2018 over in Europe and it will be launched here later this year. For Malaysia, we will be offered the more cooking Cup chassis in both the manual transmission as well as the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission. 

Here is a video of the launch as well as the presentation on the car

Monday, April 22, 2019

PETRONAS Launches its First AutoExpert Service Centre in Collaboration with Autohaus KL

Earlier today, PETRONAS Lubricants Marketing Malaysia (PLMM) together with their international counterparts, PETRONAS Lubricant International (PLI) launched the first PETRONAS AutoExpert service centre in Malaysia. This new centre, Autohaus KL, which is located in Section 15 Shah Alam, aims to offer the best products and high-quality car maintenance services to its customers. This is part of a wider plan by PLI to provide convenience to customers by bringing together PETRONAS fluid technology and technical expertise under one roof.