Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

Perodua Joins War Against COVID-19, Contributes RM2 Million And Medical Supplies

Perodua is joining the ongoing war against COVID-19 by contributing RM2 million to the National Disaster Management Agency’s (NADMA) COVID-19 fund. In addition to the cash contribution, Perodua has also donated 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans and 300 pairs of rubber boots to the Sungai Buloh Hospital to aid the ongoing fight against the global pandemic. Dato’ Zainal presented the contribution to Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Prime Minister’s Office earlier today. According to media reports, the NADMA-COVID 19 fund was launched by the Prime Minister on... Read More

New Ford Ranger Raptor Now Enhanced with Upgraded Smart and Safety Features

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today launched the New Ford Ranger Raptor featuring an added safety pack and additional features.The New Ford Ranger Raptor remains as Malaysia’s first and only premium performance pickup, is now equipped with additional intelligent advanced driver-assist features including: First in-class Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection designed to detect pedestrians as well as vehicles in front of the truck and alert drivers with an audible warning. If drivers fail to react, the system automatically applies the brakes to help mitigate potential rear-end collisions and road-traffic... Read More

Buying a Volkswagen from the Comfort of Your Home.

Are you looking to get a new Volkswagen, but the Movement Control Order didn’t allow you to visit your nearest Volkswagen showroom? Fret not, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) launched a new online showroom concept for Malaysians wanting to purchase a Volkswagen. The online concept showroom is mainly to bring the ‘dealership’ right to the customer’s fingertip, the Volkswagen eShowroom offers special online deals to car buyers who have had to put their Volkswagen purchase on hold. Additionally, these exclusive deals are also available on its flagship store on Lazada. In the month of April, these online platforms offers... Read More

New Mazda CX-30 And MX-30 Win 2020 Red Dot Design Awards

The new Mazda CX-30 and MX-30 have both been recognised in the ‘Red Dot: Product Design 2020’ awards. The CX-30 compact SUV and Mazda’s first all-electric car, the MX-30, join the growing list of award-winning Mazda models designed under the Kodo: Soul of Motion philosophy. The new Mazda CX-30 is the second production model created with the latest evolution of the Kodo design philosophy – artful design, rooted in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The honing of every element according to the ‘less is more’ principle has resulted in clean, beautiful surfaces on the CX-30 and brought an entirely original look... Read More

The Goodyear reCharge Concept – Making Tyre Changing Easy with Customised Capsules that Renew your Tyres

The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tyre that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs. The reCharge concept includes a number of innovative features that are built around three pillars: Personalised At the core of the reCharge concept is a reloadable and biodegradable tread compound that can be recharged with individual capsules, radically simplifying the process of replacing your tyres. Filled with a customised liquid compound, these capsules allow the tread to regenerate and the tyre to adapt over time to climatic circumstances, road conditions, or simply how you want to travel. Thanks to artificial... Read More

Would an ‘Uncle’ Car Appeal to the Younger Generation? – Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry have always been branded as the ‘uncle’ car because majority of the buyers that bought a Camry are usually the more matured crowd. The Camry nameplate have always been link to words like reliable, and hassle free kind of motoring. It hardly spark any interest among the car enthusiast community. Moving towards the current generation of the Camry, Toyota finally puts in effort to try to attract the younger generation. We give it a go and see will the younger generation be interested with the latest Camry. View Gallery Looks The 8th generation of the Toyota... Read More

SDAC-Ford Introduces its ‘Digital Salesperson’, an Alternative Option for Customers Wanting to Purchase a Vehicle

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia today introduced its ‘Digital Salesperson’, a dedicated WhatsApp live chat line to address customer queries relating to vehicle purchases. The campaign starts today until 30 June*. The ‘Digital Salesperson’ seeks to address product related queries as well as on any ongoing sales promotions. This service also aims to bridge the gap by linking customers to an actual Ford authorised salesperson located nearest to them. Once connected to a Ford authorised salesperson, customers would be able to be informed on the colour and stock availability, in-showroom promotions, loan... Read More

Aston Martin Breathes Life Into A New V6 Era

Aston Martin has revealed further details of its in-house designed V6 engine, which has been created initially for deployment in a new range of mid-engined sportscars, starting with the Aston Martin Valhalla from 2022. Codenamed TM01 – celebrating Aston Martin’s illustrious engineer of the 50s and 60s, Tadek Marek – the engine has already undergone a series of extensive testing on the dyno, as the team make progress towards creating the luxury British brand’s first in-house designed engine since 1968. Confirmed today as a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, the full powertrain will be electrified – an aspect that has been... Read More

Mazda Adjusts Production In Response To The Spread Of Novel Coronavirus

The Mazda Motor Corporation would like to express its deepest sympathy and concern for all of those who have been suffering from the novel coronavirus outbreak and extend our sincere condolences to the families it has impacted. In response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus, many countries have been quickly and extensively reinforcing their infection prevention measures including the implementing of curfews, retail business suspensions and restrictions on corporate activities. As a result, Mazda has decided to adjust production at its facilities globally due to the difficulties in procuring parts, the plummeting sales in overseas markets, and... Read More

McLaren Automotive announces new Head of Asia Pacific

McLaren Automotive is delighted to announce the appointment of Charlotte Dickson as its new Head of McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific. Dickson is based in Singapore where she will oversee the company’s sales, marketing and aftersales activities across the APAC region, including both Australia and New Zealand. Charlotte will report directly to George Biggs, Managing Director of McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific and China. Charlotte previously worked in McLaren Technology Centre’s Commercial Operations department in the UK, where she successfully delivered consistent wholesale and revenue for the business. Arriving in region in 2018, her tenure as Market Manager for North Asia... Read More

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