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Perodua Myvi wins Entry-Level Segment at Malaysia Car of the Year Awards

The Perodua Myvi was proclaimed the winner in the Entry-Level Segment at the 2018 Malaysia Car of the Year Awards ceremony, held at the Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday night.   Organised by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), the event was attended by Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking and MAI CEO Dato’ Madani Sahari.   The popularity of the Myvi was evident at the just-concluded 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS18), where the sporty Myvi GT styling... Read More

Tun Mahathir nabs Lifetime Honor at Car of the Year Awards

The Malaysia Car of the Year (COTY) 2018 recognizes the cointry’s most influential models and brands in the automotive industry. Interestingly, major political figureheads are also recognized for their Big contributions in the industry. The Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad got a Lifetime Automotive Award for his deep-rooted influence with National carmakers Proton. Maharthir spearheads Automotive industrializatiom Mahathir’s industrial vision for Malaysia was the creation of nation’s automotive industry, seen through the establishment of the Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia (HICOM) in the early 1980s, creating the numerous automotive ventures seen throughout the industry supply chain,... Read More

Peugeot 3008 SUV Wins Car of the Year 2018 Award

European Car of the Year 2017 victor, the Peugeot 3008 SUV, won the prestigious Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) Car of the Year 2018 award in a glitzy awards ceremony that gathered the automotive industry’s crème de la crème, held earlier this evening at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Highly acclaimed by judges for its style, interior design and performance, this esteemed title joins over 60 other international awards the Peugeot 3008 SUV has already won. The Peugeot 3008 SUV was awarded ‘European Car of the Year 2017’ at the Geneva Motor Show and two ‘Red Dot Product Design’ awards... Read More

The Audi e-tron GT concept Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018

The next electric Audi is being launched, following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019. This time with a flat-floor architecture that provides for exciting proportions and a low center of gravity. 434 kW (590 hp) ensure performance fit for a sports car. The torque is transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, as you would expect for such a dynamic Audi. The performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH is responsible for subsequently transforming the car into a volume-production model. Flat, wide and with a long wheelbase – those are... Read More

WECHAT PAY AND PETRON COLLABORATION LAUNCH

WeChat Pay Malaysia and Petron Malaysia announced their collaboration that will allow motorists to pay using the WeChat Pay Malaysia e-wallet at close to 200 Petron service stations and gradually nationwide. The initiative is part of WeChat Pay Malaysia and Petron Malaysia’s commitment to enhance customer experience by providing ease of transactions at stations.   This collaboration marks the first of ‘e-wallet payment option at the service stations in Malaysia’ made possible by WeChat Pay Malaysia.   WeChat Pay is one of the most widely used payment methods in China, and is fast gaining popularity in Malaysia. The e-wallet... Read More

The new Porsche 911 with more powerful, faster and digital

Porsche 911 is now entering the eighth generation. The new 911 celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show. It continues to set the standard when it comes to exclusive sportiness. Unmistakably committed to the Porsche design DNA, a much more muscular look, and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, the new 911 is timeless – and modern. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems combine the masterfully uncompromising dynamism that the classic rear-engine sportscar is famed for, with the demands of the digital world. The next generation of flat-six... Read More

3M Malaysia Presents Innovative Solutions at The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018

3M Malaysia, the global science company exhibited its line of cutting-edge automotive solutions at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS 18). Products on display included its 3M Scotchshield™ Crystalline Security AutoFilm and three newly launched colors for the 3M™ Auto Wrap Film Series 1080.  Additionally, 3M Malaysia revealed its concept Auto Wrap reflective film, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Print Wrap Film to car enthusiasts.   In Malaysia we enjoy sunny days all year round, but this comes with the risk of skin cancer with prolonged exposure to the sun. When the sun is strong, it is sensible to protect... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Network Expands with 11th Hap Seng Star Autohaus

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) together with authorised dealer partner Hap Seng Star (HSS), today unveiled its 11th Autohaus, the Mercedes-Benz Hap Seng Star Setia Alam Autohaus (HSS Setia Alam). Complementing the German marque’s eclectic product offerings, the Autohaus launch reflects the brand’s continued drive for holistic automotive excellence, bringing the Best Products, Best Service and Best Customer Experience to its ever-growing customer fan base.   “It gives us great pleasure to celebrate yet another significant milestone with our authorised dealer partner, Hap Seng Star, the official launch of the Mercedes-Benz Hap Seng Star Setia Alam Autohaus. Driven by... Read More

Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveils the SC18

Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveils the SC18, the first one-off in the history of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese motorsport division. The unique example, designed in synergy with the customer and Centro Stile Lamborghini, is road approved but designed primarily for use on the track. The SC18 paves the way to further personalized development projects for motorsport customers under the Squadra Corse brand. The car features extreme aerodynamics, developed specifically for this model and derived from Squadra Corse’s experience in competition. The racing elements start from the front hood, with air intakes in the style of the Huracán GT3 EVO; the... Read More

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

Land Rover’s highly-anticipated luxury compact SUV, the New Range Rover Evoque, has been revealed in London’s creative East End with a high-energy display  which saw a number of vehicles driving across digital skylines around the globe. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said: “When Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2010, it transformed the world of compact SUVs and the new model is set to continue that remarkable journey. This characterful vehicle combines refinement and fun to create that all important emotional reaction that will turn heads and make people smile.” Having pioneered the luxury compact SUV... Read More

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