Category: Auto

Goodyear reports highest growth for 2nd quarter Sales and revenue

Goodyear has reported higher returns in sales and revenue for the second quarter of 2011 spurred by better product variations and other tyre related businesses. Globally, Goodyear’s second quarter 2011 sales accounted for $5.6billion, up 24 percent from a year ago and the highest ever achieved by the company in any quarter. Tyre unit volumes totaled 42.9 million, down 2 percent from 2010, primarily reflecting weaker industry volumes, particularly in the North American consumer tyre business. Second quarter sales also reflect strong price/mix improvements, which drove revenue per tyre up 18 percent over the 2010 quarter, excluding the impact... Read More

Mazda to premiere the all new CX-5 at Frankfurt Motorshow

Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show from 13 – 25 September. Mazda will also display the refreshed Mazda 3 at one of Europe’s largest Autoshow in Frankfurt am Main. The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SkyActiv Technology and new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’. The KODO design theme has previously been utilized in the Shinari Concept and Minagi Concept cars to cultivate a bolder front view... Read More

Perodua engages Country’s first Social network 15-point check program

(L-R: A Perodua Tweckbot service vehicle, Aminar activates the Tweckbot)In view of the extended popularity of Social channels on the world wide web, Perodua becomes the first domestic automotive manufacturer to engage in a first-of-its-kind Twitter-based free safety check procedure called the Tweckbot. The Tweckbot – Twitter, Check & Robot – enables followers and members to send a request via Twitter to a nearby mobile or Tweckbot team in order to obtain a 15-point check. For the introductory Tweckbot program, Perodua has allocated 5 teams to 14 locations in the Klang Valley vicinity between 28 July until 10 August.... Read More

Naza World partners Chelsea Asia Tour 2011

The Chelsea Football Club have arrived in town for an exhibition match where they will take on the Young Tigers (Harimau Muda) of the national football squad on Thursday at the stadium in Bukit Jalil. Naza World as the official automobile sponsor of the Chelsea Asia Tour 2011 presented a Bentley for the use of ChelseaFC’s CEO Ron Gourlay and four Chevrolet Captivas to the squad’s senior management and key players. At the end of the tour, selected Chelsea players will be invited to pen their autographs onto two Chevrolet Cruzes, which would then be auctioned for a charitable... Read More

Volkswagen sends two proteges to upcoming WRC events

The development of the Polo R WRC for entry in the 2013 World Rally Championship is in full swing. As at the upcoming Neste Oil Rally Finland (28 – 30 July) Volkswagen Motorsport will also be fielding two cars of the Volkswagen Group’s Škoda brand at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland (18 – 21 August 2011).

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Naza Quest provides Chevrolet owners Total peace of mind during festive period

Malaysian Chevrolet cars distributor Naza Quest Sdn Bhd has announced its second “Hari Raya Balik Kampung” campaign which is slated for 15 July until 31 August 2011. Chevrolet car owners are now eligible to get up to RM 3.6 million worth of complimentary car services, of course with terms and conditions apply (see below). The ‘Hari Raya’ is soon to be imminent and many Malaysians are beginning to plan trips back to their birthplaces or hometowns to check-in on families and friends during the festive period. This campaign is available for a limited period only, therefore Chevy owners are... Read More

Mercedes-Benz achieves highs in Malaysian market and global arenas

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) continues to set a benchmark in the country’s premium and luxury cars segment, with a new high in sales performance for its passenger and commercial vehicles. Based on sales in the first six months of 2011, MBM registered a 22.6% increase for a total of 3900 units (passenger & commercial) compared to 3182 for the same period in ’10. For passenger cars alone, an uptrend of 11% for 2688 units was recorded thanks to its three passenger car variants; the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. MBM’s sterling performance from January to June 2011 was led by the... Read More

The Nissan Treasure Hunt endures well into its twelfth year

 Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) last weekend held its first Central Region Nissan Treasure Hunt for 2011. The treasure hunt activity was part of ETCM’s CRM and CSR initiatives. Guests and media participants embarked on a 6-hour treasure hunt which covered a total of 134 kilometres from start to finish. It all began at ETCM’s 3S centre in Jalan Kemajuan, Petaling Jaya where 47 cars, in which 5 were allocated to the media, drove to a venue in Bangsar to get the first of the thirty clues of the hunt. The teams then made their way through... Read More

Naza-Taylor’s Eco Team ready for 2011 Shell Eco Marathon challenge

 In an effort to spur their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Naza Group of Companies have announced the Naza World-Taylor’s University Eco Team for the upcoming Shell Eco Marathon Asia competition. The Shell Eco Marathon Asia is slated for the Sepang International Circuit from 6 – 9 July and pits high schoolers right up to university students to assemble energy-efficient vehicles for the said challenge. Students, aged from 16 years of age, are required to build three- or four-wheeled vehicles, similar in appearance to regular cars and which are fit for on-road use, to compete in the solar marathon race.... Read More

Locally-assembled Subarus to arrive soon

 (2012 Subaru Impreza hatch)Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter into a consignment production contract with Tan Chong Group for the local assembly of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia. The contract will be made and entered into by and between FHI and TC Subaru Sdn. Bhd, the distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia. Production will begin in October 2012 at an existing production facility of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd (TCMA) with a production capacity of 5,000 units a year. Subaru compact SUVs... Read More

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