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).