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Transit vans arrive in Malaysia

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Companies looking to upgrade their van fleet can now choose from a duo of Fords just announced for the Malaysian market. The Ford Transit is available on our shores in two variants courtesy of the company’s assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah; a high-roof panel van priced at RM139,888 (company commercial registration) and a 12-passenger, medium-roof window van priced at RM146,888 ... Read More »

BMW continues to lead premium segment

Dr. Gerhard Pils, MD, BMW Group Malaysia Cars Bikes Trucks

BMW Group Malaysia continues to take the lead in the country’s premium segment, with deliveries of 4,274 vehicles in the first half of 2014, a 13 per cent increase from last year. The figure consists of 3,724 BMW vehicles, 296 MINI and 254 BMW Motorrads. BMW Group Malaysia attributes the growth to an increase in sales of the 3 and ... Read More »

Proton to conduct free inpections


Proton will be conducting free 20-point safety inspections for its customers at selected Petronas stations in conjunction with the upcoming Raya holidays. Jointly organised with Petronas and the Petronas Coffee Break Campaign, Proton will be at the Petronas KM 15.3. NKVE Damansara station for the free inspection tomorrow. Other than that, customers will also be given free consultation on engine ... Read More »

Road Safety Campaign in conjunction with Hari Raya

If motorists all drive at one low constant speed for congested stretches, they can arrive at their destination quicker. “However it’s difficult to get all the motorists to drive at the same rate,” said Director General of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) Professor Dr Wong Shaw Voon, in response to a question from Cars, Bikes & Trucks He ... Read More »

MAA predicts continuous growth

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The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has revised upwards its forecast for the Total Industry Volume (TIV) in 2014, in light of the positive performance in the first half of 2014 as well as certain economic and environmental factors. The original forecast, announced on January 22, predicted TIV of 670,000 vehicles consisting of 589,600 passenger vehicles and 80,400 commercial vehicles. The ... Read More »

Meet The Kawasaki Z250SL = Super Light


MOTORCYCLISTS now will have 1 more 250cc model to choose from, with the introduction to the Malaysian market of the new Z250SL, a naked version of the recently launched Ninja 250SL. While it shares the same chassis, engine suspensions, brakes LCD speedometer, fuel capacity and tyres as the full-fairing Ninja 250SL, the Z250SL features a wider handlebar instead of the dual clip-on ... Read More »

Lucky winner gets Polo Sedan

By Dexter Khoo Win Hong VOLKSWAGEN Malaysia and fashion designer Melinda Looi presented a brand new Volkswagen Polo Sedan to Ahmad Amirul Ehsan bin Alias, the winner of the “Safe and Stylish Balik Kampung” campaign, at Paradigm Mall in Kelana Jaya last week. “I was really surprised and excited when I found out that I had won a brand new ... Read More »

GWM introduces M4 Compact SUV to Malaysian market

Go Automobile Manufacturing (Go Auto), licensed manufacturer of Great Wall Motors, recently unveiled the M4 Compact SUV, priced from RM45,000. “Globally, the M4 Compact SUV has sold over 200,000 units since being introduced in 2013. It is Great Wall’s flagship model and we are confident that it will do equally well in Malaysia,” said chief executive officer of Go Auto ... Read More »

No Plans to Put Motorsports Names at Sepang Circuit Yet

SIC Track

THERE are no plans yet by Sepang International Circuit’s (SIC) board to name any of its 15-Turn race track based on personalities on the Formula One, MotoGP and World Superbike (WSBK) series as yet. Or for that matter, any Malaysian name to it. Most circuits hosting all three races do have names to them, with Australia’s Phillip Island track having the ... Read More »

Kia’s GT4 Stinger concept and 2014 Soul awarded IDEA


The Industrial Designers Society of america (IDSA) has awarded Kia Motors with the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the transportation category for both the GT4 Stinger concept vehicle and 2014 Soul, earning Silver and Bronze honors respectively. The IDEA acknowledges designs with innovations that impact quality of life and economy, in several categories including Automotive and Transportation, Design Strategy, ... Read More »