Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

Petronas ROVR delivers fuel to your doorstep

Malaysia’s largest Oil & Gas Company Petronas has unveiled the first mobile refueling service, codenamed ROVR. Petronas Dagagan’s ROVR is an innovative service that allows for a seamless and safe refueling experience for both commercial and everyday drivers, beyond conventional petrol stations. It’s already available for the commercial sector and soon, end-users would get the benefits of it. ROVR has been serving commercial customers (B2B) since its pilot in October 2018, and has since delivered over 1 million liters of fuel. ROVR is now ready to cater to more B2B customers nationwide with the introduction of more ROVR trucks.... Read More

Six decades of MINI in Malaysia and the world

MINI is an icon in itself since before BMW took over a decade or two ago. Baby boomers, and Gen-Xs would all remember MINI Morris Minor in the 1950s – 80s. In observation of six decades of MINI in this country, MINI Malaysia intends to remind citizens of the significance of the brand and how MINI has played its part in contemporary culture through sixty years. It all began in 1959  when Sir Alec Issigonis turned a crisis into an opportunity through the creative use of space in a small car. It was two years earlier Malaysia got its... Read More

Reserve + Recharge Parking made Easy!

BMW Malaysia, Shell Malaysia, Sunway Group and ParkEasy are joining forces to initiate Reserve +  Recharge bays at the mall and selected areas in the Sunway vicinity. This initiative is part of BMW’s Mobility of the Future program especially for plug-in hybrids and EVs. BMW currently has more than  20 charging stations in the country. With the Reserve + Recharge program, there are a total of 5  bays at the Sunway Pinnacle (3) and Sunway Velocity (2).  Starting July, owners of BMW Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be entitled to exclusive BMW Privileges at the Reserve + Shell... Read More

2019 Kia Stinger scores Top Safety Award

America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized the Kia Stinger as the top pick for safety attributes. The IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus goes to the Kia Stinger for its safety features such as the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (optional)  and LED headlights. To date, Kia has won a total 10 top safety pick plus accolades. Kia’s one and only 4-door sports car is loaded with a bunch of top-notch assistance systems or collision avoidance systems, for that matter. Criterias for IIHS Top Safety Pick + To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ award, a vehicle... Read More

Kia’s New Compact SUV is known as the Seltos

All this hype about a Compact SUV by Kia has finally materialized with the reveal of the name, Kia Seltos. Due to be unveiled later this month, the name Seltos is based on Greek Mythology and the legend of the ‘Celtos’, the son of Hercules. The New compact SUV represents the brave and assertive spirit of Celtos, the ‘S’ in the vehicle’s adapted name implies speed and sportiness. The New Kia Seltos has been created for the millennial generation, standing apart from its rivals with a combination of sophisticated, sporty design and the space and capabilities of a traditional... Read More

Peugeot e-Legend Concept stars at the Concorso d’’Eleganza

Peugeot’s E-Legend Concept recently made its public appearance at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the banks of lake Como, from 24 to 26 May. The show which observed its 90th anniversary gave a showcase of the world’s most sought-after heritage cars, about 50 historic cars built between the 1920s and 1980s specifically. This year, the 90th Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was represented by the motto: Symphony of Engines Taking the opportunity to present the future of automobile. Peugeot presented their e-Legend Concept to give vintage car lovers a glimpse of the brand’s exciting vision of... Read More

Shell initiates “1-cent-per-liter” campaign for fifth straight year

In the spirit of the festive period, Shell Malaysia kicks off its annual festive season campaign, entitled “You Buy, We Donate”. This initiative means everytime a customer pumps fuel during the stipulated period, Shell will offer “1-cent-per liter” contribution to various causes in the country. This festive CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has been ongoing for a fifth consecutive year. Moreover, the collection days have been upped for 2019 and its now applicable for items bought at Shell Select stores. The campaign is scheduled from 30 May until 8 June. For this year’s initiative, Shell will contribute to the National... Read More

Hyundai Nexo Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle set for distribution in S.E.A.

Hyundai and its Malaysian counterparts Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors are establishing plans to distribute the Hyundai Nexo SUV, the brand’s flagship hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, in South East Asia. This decision was made after a recent purchase of 2 Hyundai NEXOs by Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy). The Hyundai NEXOs purchased by Sarawak Energy for its pilot hydrogen production plant and refueling station project in its capital city Kuching, were delivered earlier this month. Currently, the company is conducting an evaluation on the viability of hydrogen and fuel cells to power the State’s transportation sector in the future. The refueling... Read More

New Toyota 2S Center joins after-sales network

Toyota Malaysia (UMW Toyota Motor) has announced a newest 2S center, a service and spare parts outlet based in Taman Petaling Utama. The new 2S center becomes a part of the company’s huge network and strategically located to serve customers in the Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Kinrara vicinities. With the addition of the 2S center, Toyota’s after-sales network is beefed up to serve residents in the related vicinities. The new outlet is ran by Laser Motor, a company with a long association with Toyota. Laser Motor had an authorized dealership in Bangsar some 16 years ago. From there, the... Read More

Toyota Malaysia and Shell join forces to initiate safety campaign for the first time

Toyota Malaysia and Shell have joined forces to initiate a safety campaign in view of an upcoming festive occasion. This collaboration between the two automotive giants is the very first. With this collaboration, motorists can hit 20 selected Shell stations in the country to get a free 36-point check. The Shell stations involved are located in Selangor (Kota Damansara, Batu Caves, Persiaran Sultan Ibrahim), KL (Desa Petaling, Jalan Genting Klang 1, Jalan Cheras Batu 4), North (Jalan Kuala Kangsar Ipoh, Jalan Chain Ferry 1, Jalan Jelutong), East Malaysia (Jalan Besar Kiantan, Jalan Gambang Kuantan, Jalan Hiliran), South (Jalan Skudai,... Read More


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