Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

NAZA KIA OFFERS RONDO LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS

 Naza Kia Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Kia Motors vehicles in Malaysia, is targeting to sell 300 units of a limited edition higher-specification Citra II Rondo. The limited edition Rondo features 13 new aesthetic and practical enhancements that add a sporty and premium touch to the popular versatile crossover utility vehicle (CUV). Both the Rondo EX and EXS variants will feature the 13 new enhancements while the price of both vehicles will be maintained at RM86,088 and RM90,088 respectively. However, Naza Kia will offer these higher specifications for only 300 units of the Rondo, thus increasing the value... Read More

KIA MOTORS DELIVERS OFFICIAL VEHICLES TO THE 2010 WORLD CUP

 Kia Motors conducted a handover ceremony today at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg for the supply of a fleet of official vehicles to ensure the smooth and efficient transportation of teams, officials, delegates and official VIP visitors from all over the world during the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. “Kia Motors is delighted to play an important part in the upcoming World Cup in South Africa,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Director of the Overseas Marketing Group, Kia Motors Corporation, who was in attendance at the handover ceremony. “Being involved actively in football marketing is an integral part of... Read More

GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE FERRARIs IN MARANELLO!

 Shell Lubricants has officially announced the launch of the ‘Shell Helix Ferrari Adventure Challenge” which invites Malaysian motorists to compete for the grand prize of an all expense paid trip to Maranello, Italy, the home of Ferrari. Shell Helix Ultra is a proud result of Shell’s long-standing partnership since the 1930’s with Ferrari in developing products that are used on both the race track and on the road. The Helix Ultra product range uses the same active cleansing technology in the Ferrari F1 engine’s highly-advanced blend of lubricant. In light of this successful technical partnership, Shell Lubricants is rewarding... Read More

GOODYEAR BAGS 2nd CONSECUTIVE READER’S DIGEST AWARD

 Goodyear, the leading tire manufacturer, was recently named the Most Trusted brand for the tyre category in Malaysia by Reader’s Digest for the second consecutive year that this survey is being conducted for this category. The Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands is touted as being one of the most objective branding surveys in the region. Now in its 12th year in Asia, the survey determines the brands most trusted by consumers across 43 different product and service categories. Goodyear Malaysia has established its solid presence as being the market leader for the passenger car segment, both in the replacement and... Read More

Lithuanian Journalist Succeeds Harsh Long Distance Drive with SONAX

 Vitoldas Milius, a Lithuanian journalist, reached the Siberian city of Vladivostok. In 11 days and 16 hours only, he covered the approx. 16,000-km distance from Lisbon to Vladivostok in his Dacia Sandero Stepway in a recent long-distance run. That is a new world record. For this, Sonax car care products provided perfect paint protection and clear view. Milius completed the 15,200 kilometres across Europe and Siberia partly under adventurous conditions. On 15th April, he started in Cabo da Roca on the Atlantic coast. His objective: to reach the Pacific alone and within 15 days. After 6,000 kilometres in five... Read More

MORE MARQUES CONFIRM THEIR ENTRY INTO THE KLIMS ’10

Over 300,000 people are expected to visit the Kuala Lumpur International MotorShow (KLIMS) come December 2010. The 7th edition of KLIMS which coincides with MAA’s 50th anniversary celebrations, will open its doors to the public from 3rd to 12th December 2010 at the iconic Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The Organizer, MAA is confident that ticket sales will top the 300,000 mark as motoring enthusiasts and car buyers and fun-seeking families will visit what is set to be the year end extravaganza. With only less than seven months away, the Organiser is confident that the recovery of... Read More

BUY ONE AND WIN A NISSAN MURANO AS GRAND PRIZE

  In the finale of the Edaran Tan Chong Motors'(ETCM)’ “Buy One Win One”contest – part of the “I’m Nissan Crazy” campaign, Mohammad Zaini was picked as the grand prize winner of a Nissan Murano 3.5L XTRONIC CVT worth RM318,200.00. The 2nd generation Murano is a premium crossover which offers an enhanced sense of sporty and reassuring driving performance, a quieter and more comfortable interior with even more luxury features. The Murano 3.5L was considered the Grand Prize and most sought after by Nissan car purchasers since start of the “Buy One Win One” contest last June. ETCM selected Mohd.... Read More

NAZA FORGES ROBUST PARTNERSHIP WITH PIAGGIO

 In an effort to boost their motorcycle business in Malaysia, the Naza Group of Companies (Naza GC) today signed a distributorship agreement with the Piaggio Group from Italy for Piaggio’s core motorcycle brands, such as Piaggio, Aprillia, Vespa and Gilera, forging an unprecedented partnership. The Naza GC currently hold the sole distributorship for two of the World’s top motorcycle marques; Ducati and Harley-Davidson. And, by adding Piaggio’s brands of lifestyle bikes and scooters, the group is expecting to reach a broader range of markets and consumers’ perspectives. The tie-up also elevated Naza’s position in the country as being the... Read More

THE KIA FUTSAL WITH SOUL OFFERS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

In conjunction with the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Naza Kia Sdn Bhd and Kia Motors Corporation have initiated two major activities; a Futsal tournament and World Cup special edition guide, as part of Kia’s role as the official partner of the World Cup. In his opening address, Naza Kia’s Chief Executive Officer, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin (above) commented, “Kia is commited to forming lasting partnerships with major global sporting events, primarily being the official FIFA partner until 2014. In March 2010, Kia renewed its Eurotop sponsorship status with UEFA and will sponsor the next two Championships... Read More

GOODYEAR POSTS STRONG FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

 The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reported improved tire unit volumes, sales and segment operating income, as well as a significantly smaller net loss in the first quarter of 2010, despite a one-time charge related to the currency devaluation in Venezuela. “We are very pleased with our strong first quarter performance,” said Richard J. Kramer, president and chief executive officer. “As markets around the world continue to improve, we are starting to see the benefits of the strategic actions we took last year, including our commitment to launch innovative new products during an economic downturn. The strategic actions... Read More

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