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Perodua developing Daihatsu models in Japan, independent model development aimed

Perodua is now entering the third phase of its transformation plan aimed at raising the company’s competitiveness beyond Malaysia as well as aiming for a sustainable future, one that is integrated into Daihatsu’s global supply chain.Yesterday, Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin said that Perodua is also working with all its partners to see where existing expertise can be utilised beyond Malaysia.He gave the example of how Perodua staff are now wor

Hans

Hans

Feb 17, 2021

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

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

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

Toyota perkenal Gazoo Racing Young Talent Development. Pupuk bakat tempatan jadi juara dunia!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd telah mengumumkan pelancaran Gazoo Racing Young Talent Development (Program Pembangunan Bakat Muda Gazoo Racing) pada 23 September 2020 yang bertujuan untuk mengenal pasti dan memupuk bakat lumba muda Malaysia antara 14 dan 20 tahun yang beralih dari sukan go kart dan perlumbaan simulasi ke perlumbaan kereta saloon.Bakat-bakat muda tersebut adalah Mika Hakimi, 17 tahun dan Naquib Azlan, 20 tahun adalah bakat daripada perlumbaan simulasi. Selain itu Amer Harris, 17 t

Haris

Haris

Sep 24, 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

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

SUKE contractor and subcontractor fined RM 180,000 over crushed Proton Saga incident

Remember the incident where a Proton Saga was crushed under a parapet that fell off the construction of the SUKE highway on MRR2? Investigations have been completed and penalties have been dished out to the main contractor and sub-contractor of the project. Both parties were fined a total of RM 180,000.The main contractor of the project, MRCB Builders Sdn Bhd, was issued a penalty of RM 80,000 while the sub-contractor, Makna Setia Sdn Bhd, was fined RM 100,000 for failing to ensure the safety of

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 4, 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

A new Toyota 86 is under development: Better than Toyota Supra? 

"We have a new 86 team," revealed by the 2020 Toyota Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada when speaking with Motor.        Despite Toyota's local PR representatives insisted that having a development team does not guarantee a new model, Tada has deliberately encouraged a trace of the Toyota 86.It is promising to see the new sports car developed; it is not however, to witness the debut of it considering the automotive industry has plummeted.

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 25, 2019

Next-gen BMW M3 and M4 discussed by BMW M Head of Development

With the upcoming 2020 BMW M3 and M4 set to launch in Sept, BMW is slowly trickling info to set tongues wagging. This week's properly juicy - we have the top M engineer offering insights into the new M cars' development process. Dirk Haecker, BMW M’s head of development shares his views on the cars as he races around Sachsenring. It’s a pretty technical track, and it bodes well for M fans as he says the car offers improved overall driving performance over its predecessor

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 31, 2020

3 UMW Toyota outlets in Kuching, KK and Klang Valley transferred to dealers

After announcing in October 2017 that it would be transferring all its retail operation branches to its dealers and other relevant parties, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced that 3 of its own outlets in Klang Valley, Sabah, and Sarawak will be transferred starting 1-September 2020.The Kota Kinabalu and Kuching outlets will be taken over by Borneo Mobility (Sabah) Sdn Bhd and Borneo Mobility (Sarawak) respectively.In the Klang Valley, PCM Subang Motor Sdn Bhd will take over the Subang Jaya br

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 1, 2020

Malaysia to test first driverless Proton Exora in Cyberjaya

The first company that has received approval to use the new Cyberjaya Malaysia Autonomous Vehicle (MyAV) Testing Route is eMoovit Technology. The company will be testing their driverless Proton Exora.The driverless Exora from eMoovit will be the first to conduct testing on the new MyAV route. The route is jointly developed by Futurise Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, and the Ministry of Transport (MoT).MyAV was created under the National Regulatory Sandbox (NRS) initiativ

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 24, 2020

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

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

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

You can now buy an approved pre-owned Volvo from the myTukar platform

Looks like the Volvo's used car programme also already taking its next leap. Sisma Auto Glenmarie Selekt Centre teams up with myTukar to create a new Selekt pre-owned programme to make buying an approved pre-owned Volvo much easier.Introduced in June, Sisma Auto is the first-ever Volvo Selekt pre-owned cars centre in Malaysia while myTukar is Malaysia’s fastest growing pre-owned car trading platform.With the new Selekt pre-owned programme, customers who purchase a pre-owned Volvo will

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 29, 2020

Malaysia to develop RM 50k EV? Local EV company signs MoA with MARii and Ingress Corp

EV Innovations, a Malaysian EV company that built the “MyKar”, has signed an MoA with MARii to develop local technologies for electric vehicles. Another MoA was signed between EV Innovations and Ingress Corporation regarding the manufacturing process.EV Innovations is a subsidiary of System Consultancy Services (SCS) Sdn Bhd.Photo: MARiiThis is not the first appearance of the MyKar. It has been showcased at several conventions, and last year, a “performance demonstration”

Arif

Arif

Mar 31, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chartProton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abu

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 4, 2019

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

Lexus Mutiara Damansara branch operation handed over to dealer

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has transferred operations of the Lexus Mutiara Damansara outlet to the dealer Hiewa Auto Gallery (Lexus) Sdn Bhd.This latest transfer is part of the company’s move to transfer all retail operation branches to its dealers back in October 2017. Just last month, the company transferred operations of the Section 19 Toyota 3S centre to Laser Motors while Fokus Sentral took over operations of the Toyota outlet in Cheras.With Hiewa Auto taking over operations of the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 4, 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

Minister: RM 20m given by PH to 3rd national car, not sure where it went

Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi revealed today that he is unsure of what happened to the RM 20 million that was previously allocated to the third national car company, reports the Malay Mail.He added that the funds were initially allocated for the so-called ‘flying car’ project, but was later diverted to the third national car project.“I also can't tell you what has happened with the funds, because if it has been allocated, I am confident that the m

Hans

Hans

Aug 5, 2020

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

Interview with the Malaysian engineer who invented the McLaren Senna's speaker grille!

Ruslin Tamsir is a Kuala Lumpur native who, through his expertise and fervent hardwork, has brought a Malaysian touch to the wild McLaren Senna.The McLaren Senna - more Malaysian than you thinkHe recently went viral over his patented, fastener-less speaker enclosure for the hypercar - which is the focal point of this article.From humble beginnings...Ruslin TamsirRuslin is a man of many interests and for him, cars sit right at the top. So much so that it even influenced where he would study. &ldq

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 26, 2021