NAZA GROUP’S SM FAISAL GETS RECOGNITION FROM HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

(SM Faisal, first on the right, with his brothers at the recent Peugeot 3008 launch)THE NAZA Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman Dato’ Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, besides being a multi-award winning entrepreneur, is the first Malaysian, and the youngest to have been offered the opportunity to enroll under the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program (OPM) in Boston recently. The part-time, multi-year program for entrepreneurs was offered for Dato’ SM Faisal’s renewed diversity and dynamism in handling a truly international conglomerate. The OPM is carried out over three-week sessions, spread across three years. Under... Read More

PENDRAGON SB JOINS BMW MALAYSIA DEALERS’ NETWORK

BMW Group Malaysia has just announced the latest 4S dealership into their Dealers’ network ranks. Pendragon Auto Sdn Bhd. becomes the newest member of the BMW Dealers’ network and operates at Jalan Teluk Sisik in Kuantan, providing comprehensive 4S (Sales, Service, Systems and Spare-parts) facilities to BMW customers throughout the East Coast of Malaysia. The new dealership, which began operations in May 2010, houses a sales office, lounge area, lifestyle café, BMW Premium Selection area and a display area that can hold up to 11 cars. Welcoming Pendragon Auto to the BMW Group network, Geoffrey Briscoe, Managing Director of... Read More

VOLVO C30 T5 R-DESIGN BUILDS A LASTING IMPRESSION OF FINESSE AND POWER PLAY

We recently had the privilege to try out the new Volvo C30 T5, courtesy of Volvo Cars Malaysia (VCM). The C30 R-design is one of the trendiest sports car in the present VCM model range. First unveiled in April 2010, the new C30 in R-design trims is the pinnacle headliner for Volvo. In Motorsports, the Swedish marque has entered the new C30 in the World Touring Cars Championship (WTCC) to prove its overall track and autosport worthiness. The WTCC entry is joint effort between Volvo and Polestar Racing who’s an active participant in the Swedish Touring Cars championship. A... Read More

MERCEDES-BENZ MALAYSIA SETS FIRST HALF SALES BENCHMARK

 With even more Malaysians opting to drive a Mercedes-Benz, the marque remains much sought after and continues to represent the bench mark in the premium & luxury cars segment. Based on sales results of the first six months of 2010, the brand from Stuttgart is a class above the rest and has set the lead pace with its three-passenger car variants C-, E- and S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s uptrend performance from January to June 2010 helped the company accelerate sales by 29 per cent to 2417 units, compared to 1869 units delivered in the corresponding period last year. This is... Read More

100,000th TT Coupe Rolls off Audi’s plant

The 100,000th TT Coupé and Roadster rolled out of the Audi assembly line this week, signalling a successful tenure in the sports car circle since its inception in 2008. Boosted by the popular choice of the 2.0 TDI version with 125 kW (170 hp), the range’s market share has risen steadily especially in Europe. The Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TDI quattro and Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro are the world’s first series-production sports cars with a diesel engine. It’s a two-liter, four-cylinder unit with a power output of 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of... Read More

G’zox Techno Centre operates 1st Malaysian Car Detailing Hub

JC International Sdn Bhd. has recently established a new G’zox Techno Centre at the Automotive hub at the Sunway PJS vicinity. The brand new G’zox facility is a joint venture between JC International and Beautiful G’zox Japan.(G’zox ladies) The G’Zox Techno Centre at Sunway PJS offers premium vehicle care services and detailing, encompassing Windscreen glass coating, Rim glass coating, Vinyl coating, tyre shine, headlights protective coating and Nano Titanium treatment. With more than 50 years in the business, G’zox is vying to provide Malaysian motorists the very best of long lasting paintwork protection services and programs. Utilizing the world’s... Read More

370Z PRESENTS PULSATINGLY FAST AND NIPPIER DRIVE

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) recently allowed us to test drive the illusive 370Z, an updated version of the 350Z or profoundly known as Fairlady Z. Unlike its predecessor, the 370Z has been given a thorough make-over on the exterior and the World’s first manual transmission to feature a SynchroRev Match mode. First unleashed in October 2009, the 370Z has won numerous accolades in the automotive industry, including the Most Fun Award for 2009-10 Car of the Year in Japan. In 2009, the Nissan Fairlady Z also celebrated its 30th anniversary since its inception in 1969. A glance at... Read More

VOLVO CAR MALAYSIA’S RAYA PROMOTIONS

 Volvo Car Malaysia is making this a Raya to remember by offering existing Volvo owners and potential buyers low interest loans that also entitles them to free state-of-the-art entertainment and navigation packages and festive accessory discounts. Car enthusiasts who purchase the exclusive Volvo S80 or the award-winning XC90 2.5 Turbo get to drive home with even bigger smiles on their faces, thanks to Volvo’s offer of a FREE RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment) system (above) worth a whopping RM8,461. This all-in-one entertainment system allows rear-seat passengers to take in a movie or even play games. Customers who purchase the beautiful... Read More

CONTINENTAL INTRODUCES THE NEW COMFORTCONTACT CC5 TYRE

Continental Sime Tyre (CST) has been in the automotive news of late with its teaser campaign of a black stallion culminating in a message that conveys Continental tyres engineered in Germany. The Stallion campaign led to the introduction of Continental’s latest ContiComfortContact CC5 passenger car tyre, replacing the previous ContiComfortContact CC1. This is also the first ever tyre that is engineered in Germany specifically for the Asian motorists. The tyre has been designed to lower the noise to amplify motorists’ driving pleasure through the ‘noise breaker’ from Continental’s Silent Tread Pattern Groove Technology whereby it breaks air-waves in the... Read More

KIA MOTORS REPORTS UPTREND IN VEHICLES SALES

Korean auto manufacturer KIA Motors Corporation has reported an increase of 16.2% in passenger cars(export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles(RVs) and commercial vehicles global sales up to June 2010, totaling 184,111 units. Kia’s best selling model in overseas markets for the month of June was the ‘Forte’, above most) in Asian markets with 33,803 units sold. The B-segment Rio and Sportage (above) compact SUV follow with 18,413 and 16,827 units sold, respectively. The Sorento mid-size CUV comes in fourth with 15,322 units sold and the cee’d C-segment vehicle for Europe rounds out the top... Read More

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