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Hong Leong Bank Offers Up To RM5 Million Capital Financing Malaysia Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association Members

Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB” or the “Bank”) and Malaysia Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA) has officially inked a partnership to provide a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to bolster the motorcycle and scooter industry and over SME growth in the country. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MMSDA sees the Bank providing a tailor-made financial program named as the Motorcycle Dealers Programme (MDA) which offers clean working capital to 6,000 members of MMSDA up to RM5 million per applicant. This is to officiate the partnership after the Bank has experienced a three-fold growth in the past 18... Read More

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept and Rapide E take center stage at London’s Mayfair

The Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept, previously displayed at 2018 Geneva Motor Show, will star alongside the Rapide E, the brand’s first electric sports car, at Aston Martin Mayfair in London, from 26 – 27 June. The Aston Martin Lagonda, relaunched as the world’s first zero emission luxury brand in 2018, is targeted for world debut in 2021 as the world’s first luxury electric vehicle company. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 53 countries around the world. The Aston Martin Rapide E Currently on the market, the Rapide E... Read More

First Honda 3S Center in the State

Honda has announced another dealership in the State of Sarawak, in the city of Bintulu. This is the first Honda 3S Center in the largest State in the country. The new dealership is operated by Kemena Auto. The East Malaysia region has contributed substantially to the Honda’s  total sales and registrations by 6% or over 2,300 units as at May. The State of Sarawak made up 60% of sales for the region. For service, Honda has a total service intakes of 567,200 for the first five months in the whole country  this year,  a 12% increase from the service... Read More

Largest Gathering of the Beetle

Volkswagen Malaysia is organizing the largest Beetle gathering in the country, for the first time. The said event will be held at the Putrajaya’s Palace of Justice on 13 July. This gathering is a domestic record-breaking attempt for the brand. Volkswagen Malaysia intends to break the current record for the Beetle. All classic and new Beetle owners are called to action to join the cause. This occasion also marks a fitting send-off for the Beetle as Volkswagen announced the model’s final production in 2019. The celebration will kick-off with a 150-strong Beetle Sunshine Tour convoy that will be flagged... Read More

Alfa Romeo Tonale concept car wins the “Car Design Award 2019”

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept has been recognized as a recipient of Auto&Design’s Car Design Award in the Concept car category. Alfa Romeo’s futuristic SUV concept, the Tonale concept embodies all the brand’s trademark language of beauty: it is a compact SUV for urban use with a sporty personality. Alfa Romeo cars are always created with an unquestionable Italian flair and impeccable passion. This concept car is inspired by the beauty and nuances of the human form, as well as the movement of light which that recalls pure lines and volumes. The front-end depicts Alfa Romeo’s most recognizable key... Read More

Best mid-range tyre for Passenger cars: Michelin Energy XM2+

Tyres are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, but it can be a challenge when trying to look for the right one. Questions like “How will it perform in the rain?” or “Will it keep me safe in emergency situations?” and the most important of all to us Malaysians, “How much ah? Can last long or not?”. View Gallery Michelin, the world’s leading tyre company, has the answer to all these questions with the unveiling of their new Michelin Energy XM2+. These tyres are targeted for young and budget-conscious consumers who look for tyres with safety... Read More

Insure your Proton with registered panel of insurers

National carmakers Proton has released a statement to remind customers to insure their vehicles with the brand’s registered panel of insurers. A program known as the Proton Insurance Program (PIP) is applicable for both new  and existing customers. Any Proton dealership would be a place to apply for this program, for either new buyers or customers who’re renewing their insurance policies. The Proton Insurance program comprise six insurance companies: Allianz General Insurance, Liberty Insurance Berhad, AmGeneral Insurance, Zurich General Insurance, Etiqa and Zurich General Takaful. Car insurance renewal Renewing your car’s  insurance policy is a legal requirement. Car owners... Read More

Refreshed BMW Dealership up North

BMW Malaysia has announced a refreshed dealership in the capital city of Kedah, Alor Setar. The newly-refurbished northern dealership, ran by Lee Motors Autocare, offers everything BMW under one roof. As the top BMW dealership, Lee Motors achieved a double-digit growth of over 30% in 2018, compared to the previous year. This translates to 200 BMWs delivered in the northern region. Lee Motors is a full-fledged BMW 4S dealership (Sales, Services, Spare Parts and Systems). With the refurbishment completed, Lee Motors is now a BMW Premium Selection dealership as well. The BMW-Lee Motors dealership has over 20 dedicated staff... Read More

BMW Choose Your World Roadtour

First public appearance for the New BMW X2, X4 and X5 Since its unveiling not too long ago, BMW Malaysia will be organizing the BMW Choose Your World Roadtour to showcase the New X2, X4 and X5, alongside the X1 and X3 as well. The public will get a chance to get up close and personal with their favorite BMW SAV during the roadtour at the  Outdoor carpark in Desa Parkcity from 21- 23 June, between 10 am until 7 pm.  BMW will allocate a test drive session for  the X1, X3 and New X4 at the roadtour. Besides... Read More

Go Cash-less at the Pumps with the Petronas-Setel app

In an age where virtually everything’s about mobility, convenience and cash-less, Petronas and Setel collaborate to bring about the first mobile application for fuel payment at the pumps. Now at all Petronas stations in the Klang Valley, you could go cash-less with the Petronas-Setel app. There’s even a Refer A Friend feature in the app to promote a higher adoption rate. Setel is a division of Petronas Dagangan and their role is to engage the start-up communities in co-creating innovative solutions to enhance customer experience. First launched in July 2018, Setel was developed to eradicate pain points faced by... Read More

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