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

Paint with the Dulux Colors of Hope & Win a Lexus CT200h!

 Following the overwhelming success of last year’s ‘Dulux Go Green’ contest in Malaysia, AkzoNobel has initiated an additional tenure for the similar marketing promotion, entitled the Dulux Colors of Hope contest recently. The nationwide contest runs from 2 July to 30 September 2011, with a Lexus CT 200h Hybrid car as the grand prize. To join the contest, consumers have to purchase a five-litre can of any of Dulux’s eco-friendly paints, and receive a contest sticker with a simple question and contest code. Participants will then need to submit their answer along with the contest code via SMS to... Read More

GT5 winners get ready for real action after Pembrey training

Jann Mardenborough, the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy 2011 European champion, took another step forward at the weekend, as he continues his transition from virtual racing expert to real racing driver. Last weekend, both Jann and Bryan Heitkotter (winner of the US version of GT Academy) took to the track at Pembrey Circuit in Wales, competing in the Welsh Sports and GT Championship. Driving the RJN Motorsport run Nissan 370Z race car (above), Mardenborough recorded an impressive first place in class, third place overall, in the final race of the weekend and was presented the ‘driver of the day award’.... Read More

Transformers-Edition Camaro ushers in Transformers:Dark of the Moon premiere

 The Chevrolet Camaro returns as the Autobot “Bumblebee” in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which opens exclusively in 3D Tuesday and worldwide Wednesday. To celebrate, Chevrolet will offer a 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe to auto enthusiasts in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. In Malaysia, Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, franchise holder of the Chevrolet brand, will hold a special screening of the Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon later today for selected guests. This special screening will represent the first in the world, before the movie’s public release on 29... Read More

Naza Quest graces GPEC 2011 with PDRM-liveried Chevrolet Cruze & Captiva

   As part of the 2011 General Police & Special Equipment Exhibition and Conference (GPEC) at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Naza Quest Sdn Bhd today proudly presented two Polis Diraja Malaysia(PDRM)-clad Chevrolet vehicles in the form of a Cruze Special Edition and Captiva to GPEC dignitaries and visitors. The PDRM-liveried Cruze and Captiva were unveiled by Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs, YB Dato’ Hishammmuddin Tun Hussien, accompanied by Naza Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman Dato’ Wira SM Faisal and Naza Quest’s COO Dato’ Maruan Mohd Said. A key presentation was held where SM Faisal handed... Read More

Experience Nissan’s DNA at the Premiere Test Drive events

 Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is currently organizing the Nissan Premiere Test Drive (NPTD) activity with the first NPTD kicking off at the ETCM Nissan showroom in Petaling Jaya, Selangor this weekend. The NPTD is part of a Nissan nationwide roadtour to provide customers an opportunity to try out the newest and existing Nissan range of vehicles, such as the 370Z Coupe and Roadster, Elgrand, March, Juke (above) and current best seliing line-ups.   “The objective of this campaign is to expose more Malaysian motorists to the uniqueness of Nissan and to let them personally experience the... Read More

Continental’s new ContiSportContact 5: Control has never been sportier

The new Continental ContiSportContact 5 (CSC5) tyre was introduced by Continental Sime Tyre SB (CST) in a special Continental business partners and media driving experience held on Wednesday at the Sepang International Circuit. A fleet of BMW 325i Sports fitted with the new CSC5 tyres was allocated for the half-track driving experience. The new CSC5 tyre is built for performance and provides sporty driving characteristics, be it true-blood Sports cars or SUVs with similar driving dynamics. CST also announced that Malaysia had the honor of being the first country in the Asia Pacific region to introduce the new CSC5... Read More

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