Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

Volkswagen to presents New Brand Identity at Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen is presenting two world premieres at its home Motor Show, the Frankfurt Motor Show. The two world premieres, the full-electric ID.3 in Concept stage and a new branding preposition entitled“New Volkswagen”. The ID. 3 is still in its infancy and not ready to go on sale anytime soon. As the first model of the new ID. Family, the iD. 2 follows the Beetle and the Golf to introduce the third major chapter of strategic importance for the history of the brand. New Volkswagen: What’s it about With the new brand design, “New Volkswagen” will become visible and perceptible... Read More

Global debut of the Lamborghini Avemtador SVJ 63 Roadster at Monterey

For the Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini brought forth its Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, a special-livered Huracan Evo and a dedicated Miura variant. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster in its limited edition guise had a world premiere at Monterey. Only 63 examples of this drop-top flagship with a full carbon fiber body and monocoque will be produced, commemorating Lamborghini’s inaugural year of 1963. Apart from an array of supercars, Lamborghini presented the Lamborghini Lounge at Monterey. The Lounge or Italian villa welcome  owners, VIPs, influencers and friends to an immersive brand experience, which included a dedicated Ad Personam customization room,... Read More

Hyundai wins award in US

The U.S. News & World Report have recently announce the 2019 Best New and Used Car For Teens awards. Hyundai manage to have the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Accent listed in the “Best New Cars for Teens” list and 2016 Hyundai Tucson listed as the “Best Used Cars for Teens” list. The “Best New Cars for Teens” is being ranked base on their reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features, and top critics recommendations in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings in their price points. The vehicles that have been chosen as one of... Read More

Reserve your weekend for Drive Auto Fair

Another car exhibition has sprouted up for this weekend, be sure to catch the DRIVE: Auto Fair 2019, from 16 – 18 August at the Setia City Convention Center. This exhibition gives car buyers an opportunity seek out special deals and promotions, not normally found in showrooms. Drive Auto Fair is recognized by Malaysian Automvtive, Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii). The Drive Auto Fair features approximately 30 car brands, including big names like Proton, Perodua, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, BMW and more. This fair offers car buyers some best deals in town, along with available amenities like on-site loan application... Read More

Honda’s “Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone” campaign heats up

Honda Malaysia is teaming up with three local establishments to run the “Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone” campaign. This campaign was kicked off last month to build the momentum towards Honda Malaysia’s quest to reach 900,000th sales unit in the third quarter of the year. The best catch is participants will get a chance to win up to nine brand new Hondas. Supported by organizations like Astro Radio, tealive and TM’s unifi, the drive for 900,000th is alive and kicking as Honda has already picked the first winner of the campaign. The winner a certain Mohd Adib, who hails... Read More

Goodyear EagleF1 SuperSport is Porsche’s choice for Ultra High-level performance

Goodyear Malaysia has announced the homologation of the recently introduced EagleF1 SuperSport for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS. Goodyears flagship tyre range is now able to fit the 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, with sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL front and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL rear. Porsche has selected the Goodyear EagleF1 due to its proven high-performance level and most importantly, they fitted the 911 GT2/GT3 RS like a glove. Setting lap times at the Nardò Porsche Test circuit at Nardò in Italy was the final stage of development for the... Read More

Local Automotive Buzz

Despite a sluggish third quarter in the automotive industry, car companies continue to push forward in hopes of a better tomorrow. Mitsubishi Malaysia, Nissan, Ford and Trappo have each generated a buzz in the industry with respective news worthy happenings. Mitsubishi Malaysia wins JD Power CSI for second straight year Mitsubishi Malaysia again received the highest rank in the J.D. Power 2019 Malaysia Customer Service Index (CSI) Mass Market Study, for a 2nd year. The study showed the brand held the top spot for all things after-sales with highest customer satisfaction. With average points of 761, Mitsubishi aced these... Read More

Xi’an initiates green transportation program with electric taxis

One of the oldest cities in China, the capital city of Shaanxi Xi’an has made a huge step forward to promote green transportation. As part of its green transportation program, the city has introduced 200 electric taxis, to replace conventional taxis by the end of the year. In the city, there are 6,461 dual-fuel taxis currently in operation, along with 8,124 methanal and electric vehicles, will be gradually phased out and replaced by methanol and electric vehicles in the city’s  pursuit of becoming China’s first emission-free, ecological city. “We aim to eradicate emissions and replace the scourge of pollution... Read More

TOYOTA BRINGING RACING CLOSER TO THE MASSES THROUGH ESPORTS

Are you interested in racing, but you never had the chance to join a racing team? Fret not, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) will be having their 2nd season of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Velocity Esport Championship. With huge support and response from season 1, Toyota is pleased to continue to support the 2nd season this year. The Esport championship is one of the event that compliments the TGR Festival. TGR Festival is also brings the Vios racing to various location around the country four times a year. The soon-to-be introduced GR Supra and GR Garage will... Read More

J.D. Power 2019: Who’s the tog dog in After-sales?

After-sales is a consistent topic in the automotive industry. It’s like the backbone of any manufacturer. A high-satisfactory after-sales often leads to repeat sales or new referred leads from positive customer experience. And more importantly, it translates to customer satisfaction. J.D. Power has an annual customer service rating known as Malaysia Customer Service Index (CSI), in its 17th edition, to evaluate car companies on this core topic. The 2019 J.D. Power CSI highest ratings go to Mitsubishi, followed by Toyota and Mazda. This is a second consecutive year Mitsubishi has been the top dog in after-sales in this country.... Read More

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