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 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 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 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 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
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.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Naza Italia, official importer and distributor of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia, on Friday, previewed and launched the Ferrari F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear engined sports car. The Ferrari F8 Tributo was first unveiled on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show and it has only taken a month and a bit more for the supercar to make its way to Southeast Asia. The special preview was made in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebrations of Ferrari Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, and also 10 years of Naza Italia distributing Ferrari here.
Restyled, Redesigned Hyundai Elantra Now In Malaysia - Only 2.0 Executive Variant For Now At RM109,888 OTR Without Insurance
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched the restyled and redesigned Elantra for the Malaysian market. This is a major facelift for the 2019 Model Year as it adopts a new exterior design, extra engineering work as well as some interior refinements and extra equipment. All of this comes in at a very interesting price of RM109,888.00 (On the road price without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia) for the one and only variant offered for now, the Elantra 2.0L Executive.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Toyota Yaris Launched! Prices Start at RM70,888 Making This A Truly Affordable Hatchback For Malaysians
The All-new Toyota Yaris has finally been launched for the Malaysian market by Malaysian distributors for Toyota, UMW Toyota Motor. The model is the second vehicle, after the recently launched Toyota Vios, to be locally assembled at UMW Toyota Motor's new assembly plant at Bukit Raja in Klang, Selangor. The new Toyota hatchback will be sold from an affordable RM70,888 onwards and it quite affordable due to its high local content. The Malaysian Yaris has at least 70% local content inside of it.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Two New MINI Countryman Variants Launched For the Malaysian Market - MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Wired & MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure
MINI Malaysia has launched the New MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Wired and the New MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure here. These are new variants of the chubbiest MINI car out there and now there are more options for MINI fans in Malaysia, one is a hybrid and one is something, er, pure, and these are sold at RM 228,888.00 for the MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure and RM 250,888.00 for the New MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Video: 2019 Hino 300 Series Automatic Transmission Light-duty Truck Test Drive at the Hino Total Support Customer Center
New Motoring Malaysia video out on our YouTube Channel folks! This time, it's a truck vid. We test drive the Hino 300 Series Automatic Transmission Light-Duty Truck. This happened during the launch of the Hino Malaysia and Yamato Transport Malaysia Driver's Aptitude Test & Safety Training Program held on 15 April 2019 at the Hino Total Support Customer Center HTSCC at Sendayan.
Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia automobiles in Malaysia, together with their dealer, Raza Motors Sdn Bhd has officially opened their latest sales and service outlet in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. This brand new 3S centre is the latest addition to Naza Kia's growing Kia network. The new outlet is part of the brand's push towards better customer satisfaction as well as meeting increasing market demands for Kia cars on the East Coast.
Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PROTON) extended their partnership with PETRONAS Lubricants Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PLMM),
PROTON has extended their agreement with PETRONAS Lubricants Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PLMM) to develop, supply and deliver lubricant products and functional fluids, effective 1 January 2019. This simply means that every Proton vehicle sold here in Malaysia will be filled with PETRONAS lubricants and if you end up at an authorised service centre, you will be getting Petronas lubes too.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Ford Ranger and their Owners Travel from Sibu to Kapit, Sarawak in their Vehicles During this Year's 4X4 Sarawak Jamboree
You want to know how good a vehicle is? You talk to the owners of the vehicle, or in this case, the Ford Ranger Owners who participated in the recent 4X4 Sarawak Jamboree. This is the largest annual gathering of Ford Ranger owners (and their pickup trucks) in Sarawak and they've fully embraced the 'Ranger Lifestyle' and the 'Built Ford Tough' philosophy as a whole. They're also one of the more heavy-duty owners of the Ranger as they were part of a 175 vehicle convoy which traveled through a totally new off-road track from Sibu to Kapit.
Perodua is back in Singapore! The Malaysian compact car company has just launched the current, third-generation Perodua Myvi over there at an event held at Perocom Auto Pte Ltd, the official distributor of Perodua in Singapore. Two variants are available, the Myvi 1.3 X AT and 1.5 H AT and are priced at SGD64,800 (RM197,093) and SGD69,800 (RM212,301) respectively, inclusive of Goods and Services Tax and the Certificate of Entitlement (COE), which as at February 2019 costs approximately SGD25,689.
Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd have been busy. Aside from recently making two of their Shell Select Stations into eco-friendly buildings that fall under the Green Building Index (GBI) they recently launched a new cutting-edge fuel storage tank and an additional loading bay at Westports over in Port Klang. The new storage tank was constructed to boost the company's capability to meet the growing demand for Shell fuels in the Central region of Peninsular Malaysia.
Hino and Yamato Transport Launches Driver Aptitude Test & Road Safety Training at the Hino Total Support Customer Center, Sendayan
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (HMSM), and Yamato Transport (M) Sdn. Bhd. (YTM), have joined forces and together, they have launched a new safe driving training program that leverages both companies’ safety-related experience and capabilities. The new driver's program is based on Yamato's driver aptitude test (DAT) which is currently being used in Japan but now it is being offered to Yamato's Malaysian drivers at Hino's training facility, Hino Total Support Customer Center (HTSCC) in Sendayan.
Friday, April 12, 2019
PROTON Previews the Facelifted Iriz Hatchback and Persona Sedan at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019 - Not Officially Launched as Yet Though....
The 2019 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona facelifted models have been revealed to the general public at this year's Malaysia Autoshow yesterday. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had the honour of doing so during the official opening of the Autoshow. The two cars will be on display throughout the Autoshow which will continue till 14 April (this sunday).
Volvo Trucks is commemorating its 50th year of operations in Malaysia this year. The well known Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer officially set foot here in 1969 under Federal Auto Industrial Sdn Bhd and a year after the Swedish Motor Assemblies plant had begun operations in the country. In the years that followed, Volvo Trucks continued to expand its business and launched programmes to build on their customer relationships as well as create new ones along the way. But fifty years is quite a long time...
Toyota Yaris Previewed and Other Toyota Activities at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019 - Ongoing till 14th April 2019
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), which represents Toyota here in Malaysia is one of the exhibitors at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019. The Toyota booth, which is located in Hall A, is currently displaying six of its current and upcoming models as well as having some cars which can be test driven at the autoshow. One of the display models is the much awaited all-new Toyota Yaris which will be launched sometime soon. This year's Malaysia Autoshow is on from 11 to 14 April, 2019, at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Serdang, Selangor.
BMW Malaysia Unveils the 2019 BMW i3s - The First Ever Fully Electric BMW Model is Launched in Malaysia
BMW Malaysia has unveiled the BMW i3s at the opening of the Malaysia Autoshow 2019. This is BMW'S first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or pure electric vehicle and it adds to the brand's unique range of vehicles here in Malaysia. The i3s is also Malaysia’s first pure electric vehicle to be sold in the premium segment. The 2019 BMW i3s isn't something totally brand new. BMW has sold and delivered more than 120,000 units of BMW i3 vehicles globally so this is another new push by BMW Malaysia in its offerings.
Perodua Introduces Special Limited Edition Perodua Bezza (50 Units) Which You Can Only Buy At The Ongoing Malaysia Autoshow 2019
Perodua introduced a special limited edition Perodua Bezza at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019. The autoshow opened yesterdayand will be ongoing through to Sunday, the 14th of April. This 'special' Bezza is Limited to 50 units and it will only be available for booking at the four-day event and not anywhere else. It is priced at RM44,890, on-the-road before insurance and was unveiled this morning on the Perodua stand by Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd President YBhg Datuk Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim.
The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 is Now Ongoing Till 14th April - Showcasing 100 Car Models and the Latest in the Malaysian Automotive Industry
The Malaysia Autoshow 2019, organized by Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) was officially launched yesterday. Held at MAEPS, Serdang, it will be ongoing from now to the 14th April. The Autoshow was officially launched by the Prime Minister, Tun. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad where he visited and officiated the unveiling of the Limited Edition Perodua Bezza Autoshow edition and PROTON's preview of the facelifted Persona and Iriz.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Launches the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan for the Malaysian Market - A200 Progressive Line & A250 AMG Line Offered
The A-Class limousine (which is what Mercedes-Benz likes to call their 4 door sedan), is in Malaysia. This is the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz compact car range of ASeries of cars - A, GLA, CLA and now A-Class Limousine. The V177 A-Class sedan was first launched sometime during the end of 2018 will be available in two variants here in Malaysia - the Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line at and A 250 AMG Line. These two variants are priced at RM 229,888 and RM 267,888 (estimated - as the price has not been approved as yet) respectively.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia 1st Quarter Performance - 2,944 Vehicles Delivered, a RM2.8 Billion Financing Portfolio and Over 40,000 Vehicles Serviced
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia's (MBM) had their 1st Quarter Performance Review earlier today. This was held together with the Malaysian launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine or Sedan (we shall talk about that in another article). So in terms of the first three months of 2019, MBM basically kept its number one premium vehicle sales spot with a total of 2,944 vehicles delivered to its customers.
Motorsport: Leona Chin Scores a Double Win in the M Production (MTC) Category in the recent Malaysia Championship Series (MCS)
Leona Chin, who most of you would know is a familiar face in Malaysian motorsport as well as in the local automotive scene recently scored a double win in the M Production (MTC) Category during the recent Malaysia Championship Series held at the Sepang Circuit. Driving the Tedco Racing Suzuki Swift Sport, she scored the double victory after qualifying in Pole Position. She is the first female to qualify a Pole Position and then go on to win in both races over the weekend in Malaysia Championship Series.
Volkswagen Iconic Cars Are Now in Uniqlo’s latest UT Tee-Shirt Collection - RM39.90 for a Beetle or a Kombi on Your Chest
Volkswagen has teamed up with Uniqlo here in Malaysia. You know, that apparel company that offers affordable classic stuff like T-shirts, shirts, trousers, socks, thermal underwear and other comtemporary stuff you can wear at a bargain. Anyway, three of Volkswagen’s icons are now placed on Uniqlo’s latest T-shirts (UT) Collection for men. But who's stopping women from wearing T-shirts right?
Monday, April 08, 2019
There is a new video on the Motoring Malaysia YouTube channel folks. This time I've decided to talk about my own car, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C180 Blue Efficiency W204 series C-Class.
Mazda CX-8 Will Be On Display At The Upcoming Malaysia Autoshow 2019 - However, Note the Interior Preview Times On 12-14 April
Bermaz, the authorised distributor of Mazda here in Malaysia have announced the exclusive preview of the Mazda CX-8 at the upcoming Malaysia Autoshow 2019. The now annual motorshow will be held on the 11-14 April 2019 at MAEPS. The venue is super suitable for a motorshow as it actually has a massive indoor and outdoor exhibition area for visitors to enjoy looking at the cars inside the halls and test drive the cars outside the exhibition halls. So while you catch a glimpse of the Mazda CX-8 inside the Mazda booth/pavilion, you can test drive some Mazda cars situated outside.
Perodua Offers Up to RM20,000 in Cash Prizes & Other Deals to Visitors of the Upcoming Malaysia Autoshow 2019 - 11-14 April at MAEPS
Aside from sponsoring two cars, the Perodua Myvi and the Bezza, Perodua is offering cash prizes up to RM20,000 in total as well as exclusive deals to the visitors of the upcoming Malaysia Autoshow 2019. This eagerly awaited motorshow is one of the largest held annually here and it will be held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) from 11-14 April 2019.
Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd has launched the new Shell Helix HX8. Starting from RM165 onwards the HX8 could be one of the most affordable fully synthetic engine oils to be sold by a well known lubricant producer in Malaysia.
Friday, April 05, 2019
The nine units of the Proton X70 SUV which had departed from PROTON’s Centre of Excellence (COE) on a journey to China has arrived back in Malaysia. The 33 day trip started on 26th February 2019 and was organised by Borneo Automobile Leisure Touring and Kunming Scenery Customer International Travel Co. The Proton X70 Malaysia-China Amazing Trip 2019 (Amazing Trip 2019) as it was called was supported by PROTON and covered more than13,000km in 33 days over four countries proving the reliability of PROTON's first ever SUV.
Cycle & Carriage Study Grant Initiative Launched - Supporting Malaysian Technical and Vocational Education in the Automotive Sector
Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad (Cycle & Carriage) has launched the Cycle & Carriage Study Grant. This initiative is aimed at supporting the technical and vocational education of youth pursuing a career in Malaysia’s automotive sector. It was also launched in conjunction with its 120th anniversary here in Malaysia and is a way of how this long established company wants to give back to the community that it has been in over the years.
Malaysia Autoshow 2019 Pre-Exhibition Press Conference - Malaysia's Largest Autoshow Happening this 11th to 14th April 2019 at MAEPS, Serdang
The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 will be happening this 11th to 14th April 2019, at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). So if you have nothing much to do that weekend and love everything to do with automobiles and the related tech you should take a trip there to have a look see. This 2019 edition of the Malaysia Autoshow is organised by Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) which was previously known as Malaysia Automotive Institute and is themed 'Mobility for All'. This showcases the advances in automotive technology, safety and comfort with the emphasis for vehicles sold for the Malaysian market.
The Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Dealer of the Year Awards 2018 was held recently at the Renaissance Hotel, Johor Bahru and saw representatives from 35 authorised dealers from nine dealer groups gathering to honour excellence within the Mercedes-Benz network across Malaysia. This year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced a new category - the Most Improved Dealer as well as giving out six existing awards, i.e., Best Performance in Sales, Best Performance Customer Services, Best Performance in Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and Customer Loyalty Index (CLI), Best Performance in Business Excellence, Best Performance in Financial Services, and the one that gives out the biggest bragging rights, The Dealer of the Year 2018.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor of Ford in Malaysia, announced that the newly launched (in Malaysia) Ford Ranger Raptor will be available in two new body colours. These new colours are the Arctic White and Absolute Black which will be offered with the existing Lightning Blue and Conquer Grey colours offered.
New Range of Shell Rimula Engine Lubricants for Pick-ups and Light Duty Trucks Launched - 2019 Shell Rimula Ultimate Stopover Barcelona Promotion Announced
Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd recently launched a new range of Shell Rimula engine lubricants for pick-ups and light duty trucks. These new lubes are the Shell Rimula Light Duty LD4 15W-40 (API CI-4) and LD5 10W-40 (API CK-4) Synthetic Technology and are specially formulated to ensure optimum performance for the smaller type of trucks that operate in heavy stop-start traffic and/or idling conditions while carrying variable heavy loads. Aside from them, Shell Malaysia have also announced the 2019 Shell Rimula Ultimate Stopover Barcelona Promotion where you may win a chance to travel to Spain.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Shell Malaysia Awarded Green Building Index Certification for Two of its Stations - More Eco-Friendly Solutions for Sustainable Business Practices
Shell Malaysia today was awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification for two of its stations. The Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught stations are now recognised as ‘green buildings’. This is quite a surprise for me as I usually frequent the Shell Damansara Jaya for my occasional cup of Costa Latte and a slice of Pizza from one of the retailers there (there is a Pezzo Pizza outlet there as well as Boost Juice aside from the usual Shell Select pastries and nasi lemak). Anyway, the station is GBI with solar panels on the roof of the station and the usage of LED lighting, smart urinals and more clever stuff which you don't really see. So never did I realise I have been frequenting such a eco-friendly place.
The All-New G20 BMW 3 Series is Launched in Malaysia - One 330i M Sport Variant is offered for Now at RM328,800 onwards
BMW Malaysia has launched the All-New Seventh Generation BMW 3 Series (G20). The new premium compact sports sedan from BMW is introduced in the 330i M Sport package exclusively for Malaysia for now. BMW Malaysia says that the sporty sedan revolutionises Sheer Driving Pleasure with high level connectivity. The new 330i M Sport features the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with a high level of voice recognition intelligence as well as the BMW Digital Key(first time available in a BMW 3 Series) enabling owners to unlock their vehicles and start its engine all with the use of a selection of Android smartphones (1 Android 0 IOS?) with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.
The Scania New Truck Generation range of prime movers has finally been launched in Malaysia. This is the much awaited replacement of the Scania P, G and R or PGR Generation of trucks which are a familiar sight on Malaysian roads. The New Truck Generation of Scania trucks have been designed and engineered to give fleet owners greater total operating economy and profitability, as well as lower CO2 emissions. These are still the P,G and R series but we now have the new L and S series of trucks to complement the range.