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automotive industries sdn bhd

Go Auto to head green vehicle project in Kedah, RM 1.5b investment

Kedah has big plans to become a green technology vehicle assembly hub and major defence industry in Southeast Asia as the state is poised to receive an investment of RM 1.5 billion in green vehicle technology and defence equipment industries headed by Go Auto Group and Flumen Holdings Sdn Bhd. Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor told Bernama: “Both companies are major players in the energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) and green technology industry as well as being involved in the supply

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 7, 2021

DFSK Glory 580 stopped production in Indonesia – How will this affect Malaysia?

DFSK Indonesia has announced that the production of the DFSK Glory 580 7-seater SUV has been halted at its Indonesian plant. According to a report posted by Otosia, the Glory 580 had in fact stopped production since June 2020.Alexander Barus, Co-CEO of DFSK Indonesia confirmed this in an interview with the Indonesian automotive site. However, he hasn’t explained the reason for the discontinuation of the model or whether a replacement is incoming.One possible reason for its demise could be

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 24, 2020

Roslan Abdullah is Proton’s new VP for Sales and Marketing

Proton announces the appointment of Roslan Abdullah as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Concurrently, he is also appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd (PESB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Proton involved in the distribution of Proton cars and providing sales and after sales services to customers, effective June 1st, 2020.Having spent close to three decades in the automotive sector, Roslan brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about Malaysia’s autom

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 1, 2020

It’s official – Berjaya Auto Alliance takes over Peugeot from Naza, Citroen dropped

Berjaya has confirmed that it will be taking over the Peugeot distributorship for Malaysia. The French brand will now be represented by a new company, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), which is 51 percent owned by Berjaya Corp Bhd and 20 percent by Bermaz Auto Bhd. The remaining stakeholders are not disclosed.Second generation Peugeot 2008 to be launched in Malaysia next yearA joint statement with Groupe PSA, Berjaya Corporation, and Bermaz Auto released earlier today said that BAASB will b

Hans

Hans

Dec 1, 2020

Pengedar & logo baru, mampukah Peugeot ‘tawan’ pasaran Malaysia?

Minggu lepas, Peugeot telah merasmikan logo dan identiti jenama yang baru. Untuk pengetahuan anda, pembaharuan ini sudah masuk kali ke-11 sejak jenama Peugeot ditubuhkan.Menurut Peugeot, identiti terbaru mereka akan beransur pada bahagian komunikasi dan pengedaran bermula akhir bulan ini. Secara keseluruhan, pembaharuan ini disasarkan selesai menjelang tahun 2023.Berdasarkan sumber yang sah, model pertama yang akan memakai logo baru ialah Peugeot 308 generasi ke-3. Hatchback segmen C tersebut ba

Faisal

Faisal

Mar 2, 2021

Proton Edar calls for gov to extend SST exemption

Beginning from 15-June to 31-December 2020, the government has waived the 10% sales tax (SST) on locally-assembled models (CKD) while imported cars (CBU) were only reduced to 5%, half of what the CKD models were given.Seeing the overall positive growth in the automotive industry, Proton Edar Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer, Roslan Abdullah hopes that the government will extend the SST exemption period.“Those of us in the automotive industry hope the government will consider in extendi

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 6, 2020

Kia & Peugeot to say bye bye Naza, hello Bermaz?

The Naza Group has been pretty synonymous with Kia and Peugeot cars in Malaysia for years but it seems that partnership might be ending.According to a report from New Straits Times (NST), Naza Group is planning to give up its Kia and Peugeot distributorships amid the soft automotive market which is made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.Sources told the publication that Bermaz Auto Bhd (BAuto) had emerged as the frontrunner to take over the South Korean and French marques with a larger interest in

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 12, 2020

Share prices of auto stocks accelerates due to tax slash

Following the announcement of a tax waiver for locally-assembled vehicles, auto stocks are revving hotter as the market anticipates higher demand.As reported by The Edge, Bermaz Auto Bhd’s share price rose by 8.11% or 12 sen at RM1.60 where some 4.1 million shares transacted. Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd, involved in assembly and marketing of motor vehicles and manufacturing of auto parts, had its share price increased 2.59% or 3 sen at RM1.19 per share.MBM Resources Bhd with its associate

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 10, 2020

UMW Toyota Motor welcomes the announcement of the incentives provided to the Malaysian auto industry

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) welcomes the announcement of the incentives provided to the Malaysian auto industry announced by the Prime Minister today. The incentives are part of the Government’s Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Between 15 June and 31 December 2020, the Government will allow exemption on 10% Sales Tax for the purchase of new vehicles. For locally-assembled (CKD) models, the exemption will be 100% while for imported (CB

Brian

Brian

Jun 5, 2020

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia hosts appreciation Night of Joy and Unity to celebrate corporate customers

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia hosted their Customer Appreciation Night 2019 in recognition of their long-time customers and partners.Over 185 attendees comprising of top-level corporate customers and esteemed business partners of the premium automotive brand were treated a gourmet dinner accompanied by lively entertainment. Some also took home lucky draw prizes which included exclusive merchandise from BMW.CEO of BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia (BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and

Eric

Eric

Sep 23, 2019

Only selected dealers are selling the Toyota Vios GR Sport

The 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport (GR-S) could be the entry-level Gazoo Racing (GR) model in Toyotas line-up. Starting from RM 95,284 (excluding SST, valid until 31-Dec 2020), it is much cheaper than the GR Yaris but it is every bit as special. 2020 Toyota Vios pricelist (Without SST) Model Price 1.5 J A/T RM 76,623 1.5 E A/T RM 82,593 1.5 G A/T RM 87,584 1.5 GR-S A/T RM 95,284 The performance-inspired Vios isnt available at all Toyota showrooms. This i

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 18, 2020

Geely joins IATF to influence international automotive quality standards

Geely has become the first Asian automaker to join IATF, a global automotive quality standards organization.The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is a group of automotive manufacturers which aims at providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.With its admission, Geely will now participate in the formation and improvement of international quality standards with other global automotive groups to promote the sustainable development of the world’s automotive

Arif

Arif

Apr 9, 2021

UMW Toyota Motor resumes vehicle assembly operations

Assembly Services Sdn Bhd (ASSB), UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary involved in manufacturing Toyota vehicles, has resumed its assembly operations. This follows approval given by the Selangor State Government in relation to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that was announced on 4 May 2020.ASSB suspended all operations from 18 March 2020 when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was activated nationwide as a measure to break the transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus and will

Hans

Hans

May 11, 2020

Can Peugeot’s new logo and distributor revive the brand in Malaysia?

Last week, Peugeot unveiled its latest logo and brand identity. The new logo is Peugeot’s 11th logo since the company’s inception in 1850.Peugeot says that they will begin rolling out their new brand identity across their communication materials and dealerships by the end of this month. They aim to complete the rebranding exercise by 2023.The first model to wear the new Peugeot logo will be the all-new, third-generation Peugeot 308. The model is to be introduced in Europe later this

Eric

Eric

Mar 1, 2021

Kia opens new 3S centre in Tampoi

Naza Kia Malaysia has launched a new 3S outlet in Tampoi. Operated by Supreme Priority Sdn Bhd., the dealer is Kia’s sixth outlet in Johor, and its 45th nationwide.Located along Jalan Tampoi in Tampoi New Village, the 3S Centre has a built-up area of 18,000 square feet with the capacity to display a total of 7 vehicles in the showroom while the two-service bay workshop is able to accommodate over 100 cars per month.“With the new Kia Tampoi 3S Centre, we have altogether six Kia outlet

Hans

Hans

Sep 9, 2019

Minister: This is why Malaysia's automotive sector is unsuccessful

In a parliament sitting last week, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar explained why Malaysia lags in the automotive sector. "Focusing on the automotive sector, we can see that Proton and the government policies back then were stumbling blocks to the development of the national automotive industry,” said Wan Junaidi, in response to a question posed by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN, Pontian) at the Dewan Rak

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 10, 2020

You can now order custom-made leather seats from DK Leather

DK Leather Seats Sdn Bhd (DKLS) sees that the demand for automotive leather seats has increased substantially since the 1960s. With this rise in trend, the brand has decided to open up its customisation service to the public via its retail arm brand, DK Schweizer.Having been a prominent leather upholstery manufacturer since 1997, DKLS manufactures, distributes, and installs automotive leather seat covers for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) and Replacement Equ

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 10, 2021

China’s Hisense to buy over Japan’s automotive A/C supplier Sanden

China’s white goods manufacturer Hisense Home Appliances Group will acquire Japan’s automotive air-conditioning manufacturer Sanden for JPY 21.4 billion (about RM 809.7 million).The move will allow Hisense to diversify into the automotive air-conditioning system market. Hisense has ambitions to manufacture air-conditioning units for electric vehicles.In an announcement by Sanden made earlier this week, the company says Hisense will acquire 75 percent of voting rights in the company f

Hans

Hans

Mar 9, 2021

SunAgata Supercars is the new Lamborghini distributor for Malaysia

Effective 1-Jan 2021, SunAgata Supercars Sdn Bhd has become the new sole distributor for Lamborghini cars in Malaysia, taking over from previous distributor JH Italia.The new team at SunAgata, a play on words of Lamborghini’s hometown SantAgata Bolognese, will be led by CEO Roland Chan.The press release from SunAgata said, “Alongside an experienced team of automotive professionals ensuring the highest quality of service at Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, owners of Lamborghini vehicles proc

Hans

Hans

Jan 1, 2021

Kilang Naza di Gurun, Kedah bakal bertukar tangan?

Peugeot 308 gtiDalam sebuah wawancara eksklusif dengan The Edge, pengerusi eksekutif and CEO Naza Corp Holdings Sdn Bhd, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, berkata bahawa Kumpulan Naza sedang dalam perbincangan untuk diambil alih. Walaubagaimanapun, tiada sebarang maklumat mengenai konglomerat mana yang berada dalam perbincangan dengan Naza Group tersebut.Sumber: The StarSebelum ini, terdapat ura-ura yang mengatakan bahawa Kia dan Peugeot, kedua-duanya di bawah naungan Naza Auto sedang dalam proses men

Haris

Haris

Oct 28, 2020

New MD appointed at Michelin for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

Effective since 1 September 2019, Tushar Gupta was appointed as the new managing director for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. His predecessor, Pascal Nouvellon, was promoted to a new global role at Michelin headquarters in France.Armed with an accounting degree and an MBA, Mr. Gupta joined Michelin Group in 2010 as a Corporate Development Manager.In the span of 6 years, he moved up to Zone Director of Michelin Aviation Tyres, Asia Pacific in 2016 until July this year after the success turni

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 19, 2019

UMW Toyota cuts prices by up to 6%, RAV4 now from RM 196k!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia today announced new prices for its vehicles beginning 15 June 2020, following the incentives provided to the Malaysian automotive industry announced by the Prime Minister.“Toyota vehicles are now more affordable than ever. Customers should take this opportunity to upgrade or purchase a new Toyota. All relief from the new tax structure have been factored into the new pricing, considered in the best int

Hans

Hans

Jun 12, 2020

Proton Commerce getting ready for HP volume jump when Proton X50 launches

Proton Commerce Sdn Bhd (PCSB), Proton’s in-house automotive financier, has stated that they are expecting a jump in the Hire Purchase (HP) market for cars during the final quarter of 2020. The financier made the prediction thanks to 2 factors, the soon to launch Proton X50 and the Penjana stimulus package.According to PCSB, the HP industry has been experiencing growth of 1.0 percent to 2.0 percent between FY2017 to FY2019. The growth is broadly in-line with Total Industry Volume (TIV) of

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 30, 2020

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable.Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises.This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

Toyota: CKD hybrids planned for Malaysia but clearer NAP needed

Following the announcement of the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry earlier today, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has released a statement saying that it welcomes and supports the government’s directions for the automotive industry.“We are pleased that the government has provided an updated ‘roadmap’ for the development of the industry and this will provide direction and guidance which will be of great value to forward plann

Hans

Hans

Feb 21, 2020

Peugeot launches their new Peugeot e-Showroom so you can shop for a brand-new SUV online!

Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, has announced their new e-showroom called Peugeot e-Showroom, on their official website to extend a boundless new level of convenience for customers to browse and purchase award-winning models such as the Peugeot 3008 SUV Plus and Peugeot 5008 SUV Plus.“The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way businesses and customers interact. Thus, having the right digital tools in place will provide our customers q

Brian

Brian

Jun 19, 2020

Spyshot: Peugeot 2008 2021 serba baru di Malaysia - pelancaran Berjaya Auto Alliance yang pertama?

Awal bulan ini, Berjaya telah mengesahkan bahawa mereka akan mengambil alih pengedaran Peogeot di Malaysia. Perkara ini diusahakan oleh syarikat yang baru iaitu Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB).Baru-baru ini, rakan kami di Funtasticko melaporkan intipan Peogeot 2008 2021 serba baru dimana ia akan menjadi model pertama yang dilancarkan oleh BAASB pada tahun 2021.Dikenali sebagai P24, Peogeot 2008 generasi kedua membuat debut global di Eropah pada Jun 2019. Ia merupakan SUV segmen B yang bers

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 28, 2020

All-new 2021 Peugeot 2008 spotted in Malaysia, will be BAASB’s first launch next year

Earlier this month, Berjaya confirmed that they will be taking over the Peugeot distributorship in Malaysia, represented by a new company – Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB).More recently, our friends over at Funtasticko published spy shots of the all-new 2021 Peugeot 2008, which is set to be BAASB’s first product launch for 2021.Codenamed P24, the second-generation Peugeot 2008 was introduced in Europe back in June 2019. It is a B-segment SUV that competes against the Honda HR-V

Eric

Eric

Dec 27, 2020

Kia has been rescued by Bermaz – CKD Seltos and Carnival to be launched in Malaysia

Kia Motor can now resume its business in Malaysia with greater clarity. The company has confirmed today that it has appointed Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Bermaz Auto) as its new distributor for Malaysia, replacing Naza Kia Malaysia, effective today. Kia Grand CarnivalWith this, Kia will become the fifth brand to be represented by Bermaz and its affiliated companies: Mazda (Bermaz Auto, Bermaz Auto Philippines) Peugeot (Berjaya Auto Alliance, Malaysia), Ssangyong (Berjaya Motor

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 1, 2021

Model terbaharu Aveta Global Marketing, Aveta VS110 dah mula dijual!

Pemain baharu dalam industri motosikal, Aveta Global Marketing Sdn. Bhd memperkenalkan model terbaharunya, Aveta VS110 2021 yang sekali lagi hadir dengan pakej harga menarik.Kehadiran Aveta VS110 yang mirip rekaan motosikal keluaran jenama terkemuka Jepun itu adalah model keempat yang dikeluarkan syarikat berkenaan setakat ini.Sumber imej: HengShuan M Sdn BhdSekalipun kehadiran model ini dalam laman web syarikat berkenaan masih berstatus coming soon, begitupun model berkenaan sudah dipertontonka

Khairil

Khairil

Feb 15, 2021