BMW Malaysia gave away 90 child car seats to B40 families in latest round of subsidy programme

Jerrica · Aug 11, 2022 09:00 AM

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The NEXTStep Subsidy Programme was introduced in May 2022, as part of the ongoing BMW Safety 360° initiative, which aims to promote road safety for children by making child car seats more accessible to lower income households.

A total of 90 child car seats were fully subsidised for families in the B40 community with funds raised by BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia last year.

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Matthias Schlesiger, CEO of BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia added, “We are pleased to have been able to support the NEXTStep Subsidy Programme with the funds we raised last year through one of our fundraising initiatives.

“For every signed contract of a BMW or MINI electrified vehicle (EV), RM 100 was contributed to the fundraiser and ultimately channelled to a cause that we hold close to our hearts. In these challenging times, it is our hope to be able to lend a helping hand wherever we can to struggling families, especially new parents, so the safety of their children are secured from day one.”

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Expecting parents and families with children weighing up to 36 kg, and with a monthly household income below RM 3,500, were eligible to apply for a fully subsidised child car seat under the NEXTStep Subsidy Programme.

Over 900 registrations were received throughout the application period, affirming the need for greater accessibility to child car seats amongst lower income families.

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The NEXTStep Subsidy Programme concluded with a special handover event organised in collaboration with Safe ‘n Sound to present the fully subsidised child car seats to selected parents in the Klang Valley.

The event served to provide the recipients with knowledge on how to install and use their new child car seats effectively.

Also read: Budget 2022: MoF will subsidise up to RM 150 for car child seats for B40 families

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A live demonstration was conducted by a team of Child Occupant Safety Instructors (COSI) from Safe ‘n Sound. A total of 12 child car seats were presented during the event, with the remainder delivered to parents that resided within and outside of the Klang Valley.

The fully subsidised child car seats provided to families, as part of the NEXTStep Subsidy Programme, include models such as the snskidz Ace (infant carrier) snskidz sport (convertible seat), snskidz Whizz (ISOFIX seat), snskidz Proto (combination booster seat) and Mifold (booster seat), which would normally retail at RM 199, RM279, RM 499, RM 399, and RM199 respectively.

Also read: Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

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BMW Group Malaysia initiated the first subsidy programme as part of the BMW Safety 360° initiative in 2019 to an overwhelming response of over 25,000 applicants. To date, more than 400 families have received subsidised child car seats, including recipients of the NEXTStep Subsidy Programme.

Also read: BMW Malaysia returns with yet another subsidised child car seat programme

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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