Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

The New 2019 Ford Ranger Launched in Malaysia

Ford Motor Company, together with its local distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) today launched the new Ford Ranger – an even more capable pick-up with a freshened lineup that combines class-leading technology, safety and convenience features. The new ‘Built Ford Tough’ Ranger builds on the capabilities and off-road credentials that perfectly complements, and enables a wide range of customers’ work and lifestyles. The new Ranger lineup in Malaysia consists of nine different variants, including the XL, XLT, new XLT+ Wildtrak, and the much anticipated Ranger Raptor. The latter will be launched officially at the Kuala Lumpur International... Read More

NZ Wheels and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Host The Mercedes-Benz Discovery Learning Programme

NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, together with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today hosted an exclusive customer session of the Mercedes-Benz Discovery Learning Programme held at the NZ Wheels Klang Autohaus.   Engineered by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the Mercedes-Benz Discovery Learning Programme is specially designed to enable their customers to understand their Mercedes-Benz and all the functions, technologies and safety features of their vehicle. The main objective of this programme is to optimise their ownership experience through information sharing and discovery sessions conducted by the marque’s technical experts, and unleash their Mercedes-Benz’s potential.   The highlight of... Read More

NEW PEUGEOT 308 THP DESIGNED FOR PURE DRIVING PLEASURE ARRIVES AT 1 UTAMA SHOPPING MALL

Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor and custodian for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia introduced the New 308 THP to the Malaysian public at Peugeot’s Motion & Emotion Roadshow at 1 Utama Shopping Mall. Built for people inspired by stylish design, engineering excellence and pure driving pleasure, Peugeot’s latest model will most certainly bring Ultimate Thrills to its driver and passengers. “The New 308 THP exudes European flair and function, and is an upgraded variant of the best- selling Peugeot model in Malaysia. It was designed for the charismatic Malaysian with a passion for speed and being in control... Read More

The All-new Toyota Rush Launched in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. (UMWT) today introduced the All-new Toyota Rush, the second generation of the 7-seater SUV model developed especially for ASEAN markets. The All-new Toyota Rush has been on sale for some 10 years, with over 18,000 units sold throughout Malaysia. Engineered for robustness and designed for practicality, the All-new Toyota Rush has received regular updates to meet the changing needs of customers. With the new second generation, the All-new Toyota Rush retains the image of an Urban SUV for Rugged-Active Lifestyles, combining the comfort of a passenger car with spaciousness, high seating position, and greater... Read More

EFKON DEBUTS ITS OWN SMARTTAG COMPATIBLE INFRA-RED TAG DEVICE

 EFKON Asia Sdn Bhd, the Austrian technology provider of the Infra-Red Toll Collection System on Malaysian highways, has launched its own branded E-TAG to ensure easy availability of compatible devices to motorists who wish to enjoy the convenience of SmartTAG lanes. EFKON’s E-TAG will be available at offline channels such as accessories shops to complement the online sales of MaxTAG by Sigma Technology Sdn Bhd at www.lazada.com.my and www.11street.my . Consumer response to the MaxTAG has been encouraging, with more than 1,500 units sold in just four days after its availability online. EFKON Asia director Helmuth Blasch said that the latest generation of... Read More

The new 911 GT3 RS Debuts at Porsche Open Track Day

Hot on the heels of the recent introduction of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) carries on the momentum with the Porsche Open Track Day at the Sepang International Circuit. The unique event was not just a usual track day for Porsche owners, but it is also the ultimate vehicle delivery experience of a lifetime for the new owners of the road-approved high-performance sports car. The new 911 GT3 RS produces 383 kW (520 hp) from a six-cylinder, four-litre, naturally-aspirated boxer engine with a rev limit of 9,000 rpm. Similar... Read More

The All-New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Debuts in Malaysia

The new A-Class – a gadget-like automobile is the most anticipated launch in the automobile industry for Malaysia in 2018. Presented in two variants, the Mercedes-Benz A 200 and A 250 retains it urban hunter appeal with its intuitive digital user experience and an uncompromisingly dynamic design.   The infotainment of the all new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). A unique feature of this multimedia system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. The system also recognizes and understands almost every sentence occurring in the infotainment functions... Read More

Updated Mazda CX-5 Launched in Japan

Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-5 at dealerships throughout Japan. The freshened crossover SUV offers a distinctive design coupled with the pleasure of Jinba-ittai driving – responsive control over driving, turning and braking – in everyday driving situations. Pre-orders have also begun for the CX-5 Exclusive Mode special edition. This range-topping special edition model combines carefully selected materials that create a look of warmth and modernity. Sales of the updated CX-5 and CX-5 Exclusive Mode special edition start on November 22. Sold in 120 different countries and accounting for a full quarter of... Read More

Proton Creating a First Connected SUV

As promised, slightly over a month after showing their new SUV to the Malaysian media at a static preview, PROTON have released more details about the Proton X70. The second round of previews for the first co- developed vehicle by Geely and PROTON concentrated exclusively on the Integrated Cockpit Information System (GKUI), which will offer owners multiple user functions via apps as well as the option to stay connected to the car via their mobile device. Hosting the media exclusive event was Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer PROTON, Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer PROTON, and senior... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia with record sales and 16% growth Q3 2018 Results

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) delivered a record-breaking third quarter performance in 2018 (3Q2018), resulting in 10,143 cars delivered to customers since the start of the year. Consistently placing customers at the centre of its activities, Malaysia’s leading luxury lifestyle brand dotted the past quarter with vibrant progress in its extensive network, product portfolio and talent development. In 3Q 2018, MBM continued to move closer to customers. Together with dealer partner, Asbenz Stern Sdn Bhd (Asbenz Stern), MBM launched the Asbenz Stern Kuantan Autohaus and Service Centre. This underlined MBM’s commitment to the east coast, further retaining its leading position with... Read More

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