We entered another week of the Lockdown, today we bring you the lockdown edition #2 for a list of what’s going on in the local automotive industry.
Major automotive companies are speeding up virtual convenience for customers in the country. Hyundai Malaysia has just introduced its Click To Buy program. The Hyundai Click0-to-buy (hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy) is an online shopping platform for buyers to browse cars and shop for a favorite Hyundai or two.
Elsewhere, under the same umbrella of Sime Darby Motors, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has picked up a coveted recognition – the 2021 Retailer of the Year for the Asia Pacific region.
Michelin Malaysia has kicked off the first-ever Virtual Racing Series 2021, an e-Racing competition that runs across June and July, with time trial submissions beginning today until 27 June. With prizes worth up to RM70,000, interested virtual drivers and racers should take note. This initiative by Michelin is the first major endeavor into the local e-sports industry, as it celebrates all-inclusive mobility in the brand’s latest direction, Motion for Life.
Anyone can join the VR series which spreads into three stages, over the course of the next six weeks. It starts with time trial submissions from now until 27 June. The top 94 participants with the fastest times on the compulsory Sardegna Road Track A II using the BMW M6 GT3 M Power equipped with Michelin racing medium tyres will move into the Verification Sessions.
Upon completion of the verification stage (30 June to 6 July), contestants will then be grouped for the Tournament rounds of the VR 2021. This will subsequently be held over the next two weekends (10 – 11 July and 17 – 18 July) to determine the winners.
Toyota Malaysia made a Lockdown related announcement as the company is forced to temporarily suspend its sales and manufacturing operations, until the lockdown’s lifted.
Furthermore, Toyota would like to assure its customers are in safe hands as existing customers get a 30-day warranty extension, valid for either active or expiring warranties.
The company recently announced that the sale of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia continued on an upward trend, registering a combined total of 7,595 units sold in the month of May, or accounting for a 120% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2020. The volume was largely driven by models such as the Vios sedan which accounted for 32% of sales, followed by the Yaris five-door hatchback (25%) and the Hilux pick-up truck which contributed 21% of the units sold in May 2021.
Nissan Malaysia has revealed its Great Rewards campaign during the Lockdown. This campaign offers special deals with tax deductions, low monthly instalments and more.
Several models have current promotions with added benefits, for example, the Nissan Almera 1.0l T comes with Urban Accessories (worth RM5,500), monthly payment of just RM530. Plus, if you qualify for the Special Civil Servants promo, you get the car for just RM 71,906 (starting price).
Next, the Navara 2.5l turbo dual cab pick up is currently with a low monthly repayment of RM 960.
The Nissan X-Trail and Serena S-Hybrid are on the promo list too. X-Trail now comes with IMPUL or Aero Edition accessories package worth up to RM 5,600 and an attractive financing offer from RM 1,020 monthly, while the Serena S-Hybrid comes with free 3 years maintenance service with parts and labor included and financing from RM 1,080 monthly.