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car trade in malaysia

EON appoints MyTukar as new trade-in partner to improve customer experience

Used car online selling platform, MyTukar has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON) as an automobile trade-in partner. Through the partnership, MyTukar will facilitate the end-to-end trade-in process for EON’s customers via certified MyTukar inspectors performing vehicle inspections on-demand for its customers.EON, a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, operates dealerships for several brands namely Proton, Mitsubishi, Audi, and Volkswagen, via EON,

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 5, 2021

Honda Civic extends civic duty in assisting Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

Once again, the Honda Civic has been selected to do its civic duty in assisting another Malaysian governing body. This time 16 units of the highly popular C-segment sedan have been delivered to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).Just like the units sent to our boys in blue and gentlemen in green, the Civic 1.8 S was selected by KPDNHEP as their fleet vehicle in their daily enforcement duties.Sure, it’s not turbocharged but our officers will still be able to perfo

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 24, 2020

Selangor JPJ cracks down on improper use of vehicle trade plates

The Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ) has started the crack down on the improper use of JPJ issued trade plates on the road.Also read: 157 clone vehicles in Kelantan seized by JPJ, up to RM 20k fines and jail timeThe Enforcement Unit is assisted by members of the Operation Unit, Overloading Enforcement Unit, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Unit of the Selangor JPJ office.Motor Vehicle Trade Licenses (LPKM) or better known as ‘trade plates’ are issued by JPJ to enable vehicles w

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 29, 2021

Used car dealers in Malaysia experiencing record-high sales in July 2020

Looks like car manufacturers are not the only ones that are currently enjoying a surge in sales. Used-car dealers are also reporting record-high sales in the few months since the Recovery Movement Control Order was put into effect.According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor, the surge in demand for used cars is so good that the scenario is “simply too good to believe”.The surge in vehicle sales is believed to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 3, 2020

Harga jualan semula Volkswagen anda terlalu murah? Serahkan kepada Volkswagen Trade-Up

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) telah melancarkan kempen Trade-Up yang memberikan kemudahan jualan semula kepada pelanggan Volkswagen. Kempen ini dilancarkan melalui syarikat rasmi kenderaan terpakai Volkswagen, Das WeltAuto.Kempen Trade-Up ini dikhususkan untuk mereka yang ingin menukar ke kenderaan Volkswagen yang baru. Mereka yang memiliki Volkswagen Touran, Cross Touran, Sharan, Passat CC dan Passat B7 kini boleh mendapat nilai jualan semula yang menarik melalui Volkswagen Malaysia

Faisal

Faisal

Oct 6, 2020

JPJ gegar Puspakom Selangor, separuh dari pemegang trade plate salahguna lesen!

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Negeri Selangor telah mengadakan Ops Trade Plate yang bertujuan untuk mengesan penyalahgunaan trade plate pada kenderaan tertentu.Operasi ini telah diketuai oleh Tn Mohamad Hafiz bin Usman, Ketua Bahagian Penguatkuasa dan anggota Unit Operasi, Unit Penguatkuasaan Overloading serta Unit Penguatkuasaan Bermotosikal JPJ Negeri Selangor.Trade plate adalah lesen perdagangan kenderaan motor yang diberikan kepada syarikat untuk kegunaan perniagaan. Syarikat yang dibenarkan m

Haris

Haris

Mar 29, 2021

The 2019 Japan Car of the Year is coming to Malaysia in 2020

Results are in for the annual Japan Car of the Year awards and the winner is the Toyota RAV4 with 436 votes, beating out the Mazda 3 (328 votes) and BMW 3 Series (290 votes).The new Toyota RAV4 is still not made available in Malaysia, although we are expecting the SUV to finally make its return into the C-segment SUV market in 2020.According to sources familiar with the matter, the Toyota RAV4 will be introduced in this region next year, with Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia on the list.Sources

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 11, 2019

Ringgit forecasted to weaken further in 2020, higher car prices ahead?

2019 hasn’t been a good year for the Malaysian Ringgit as it is now among the poorest performing currencies in the Asian region. The Ringgit is currently trading at around RM4.15 to 1 US Dollar. Five years ago, it was trading around RM 3.20 for most of 2014, before depreciating rapidly towards the end of 2015, and it has never recovered since.Forecasts by Fitch Solutions Macro Research group say that the Ringgit is expected to weaken further to RM4.25 to 1 US Dollar in 2020, before rebound

Hans

Hans

Dec 20, 2019

Malaysians pay over RM 10 billion in car taxes every year. How did we end up like this?

Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest taxes on cars. Sales of new cars and spare parts for motor vehicles are the single largest contributor in import and excise duties collection, eclipsing tobacco and alcohol products.How much taxes do car sales contribute to the Malaysian government?The government doesn’t provide a breakdown of its tax collection by industry, but it is safe to estimate that the automotive sector contributes well over RM 10 billion in taxes every

Hans

Hans

Jan 30, 2020

Indonesia will limit import of Proton X70 until Malaysia opens up its car market further

Last week, this column discussed the challenges that lie ahead in exporting the Proton X70 to Indonesia. While the Proton X70 was able to race to the top of the sales chart almost as soon as it was launched, it will not enjoy such luxury in Indonesia.As an imported model, the Indonesian government will certainly not grant Proton any tax incentives the way the Malaysian government does. Without a significant price advantage, it’s will have a harder time going up against the Honda CR-V.

Hans

Hans

Apr 10, 2020

Economist calls to lift import and excise duties on CBU cars in Malaysia

An economist has called for the government to consider ending Malaysia's protectionist measures for the automotive industry by lifting import and excise duties on imported completely built up (CBU) cars.Barjoyai Bardai, a lecturer from the Universiti Al-Madinah, told Free Malaysia Today that the protectionist measures will ultimately have to come to an end one day. The government should take this opportunity during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) to make a tria

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 23, 2020

Truck driver who sideswiped another car gets rewarded with free plane tickets for honesty

They say “honesty is the best policy” and it couldn’t be truer when it comes to this incident in Singapore where a truck driver was rewarded for owing up to side-swiping another person’s car. Not only was he rewarded with plane tickets to bring his family over, but many other chain brands also joined in with dishing out rewards.The note says: Driver Wang Yao Wen, Ive accidentally hit your car. Im so sorry, this is my contact number According to AsiaOne, the truck driver i

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 6, 2020

Confirm no tampered mileages here, Proton launches certified used car website

Proton has launched the Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website. It allows customers to browse through current stocks available at selected dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a new Proton model.Proton established a Used Car Management (UCM) division, which was tasked to grow a network of dealers to sell used cars alongside new ones. There are now 36 Proton outlets that feature the PCPO programme.There are several requirements before qualifying

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 12, 2020

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price?Selling your car? Get the best offer here:Trade in Users Car FormAn oil change and servicing would be goodFirst things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to s

Eric

Eric

Mar 30, 2021

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Want better resale for your VW? Sell it back to Volkswagen Malaysia

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced the launch of the Trade-Up campaign by Das WeltAuto, which is Volkswagen’s global used car programme.The campaign offers Volkswagen owners the opportunity to trade-in their current vehicles with extra support on a brand-new Volkswagen.The Trade-Up campaign is targeted to existing owners of the Touran, Cross Touran, Sharan, Passat CC and Passat B7 who are in the market for a new Volkswagen.With this campaign, owners will be able to enj

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 2, 2020

Das WeltAuto launched in Malaysia, peace of mind when buying a used VW

 Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched Das WeltAuto, Volkswagen’s global used car programme that offers customers certified used cars they can trust. The award-winning Das WeltAuto is backed by the global know-how, standards and processes, systematic solution and warranty of the Volkswagen Group.The most obvious benefit of buying a certified pre-owned Volkswagen (which is different from a used Volkswagen, more on that later) from Das WeltAuto is peace of mind.All Da

Robert

Robert

Aug 30, 2019

Selling your car soon? Here's some low-cost ways to refresh your car's interior

Photo credit: 8one6 on FlickrOver the years of owning your car, the interior would have picked up a fair bit of dirt, in addition to the usual wear and tear.Here’s some quick and low-cost tips on how you can refresh your car’s interior and maximixe your cars value.A good cleaning does wondersImage by autowelt_2014 from PixabayFirst things first. You should give the interior a good cleaning. Take a microfibre cloth soaked in mild soap water and gently clean the plastic surfaces of you

Eric

Eric

Apr 4, 2021

MyTukar launches a new used car shopping experience at shopping malls

MyTukar Sdn. Bhd. launched the first of their chain of myTukar Retail Centres at major shopping malls in Klang Valley. The Retail Centres is part of the platform’s new used car purchasing experienceThe newly launched myTukar Retail Experience Centres is one of the many initiatives in the business pipeline to bring a complete car ownership experience to all car buyers.Also read: EON appoints MyTukar as new trade-in partner to improve customer experienceThe myTukar Retail Centres are located

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 17, 2021

New Chinese EV spotted in Malaysia, DFSK Glory EV3 charging at Sunway

A new Chinese EV has been spotted in Malaysia – the DFSK Glory E3, known as the Seres 3 in Europe. With almost all badges covered, but barely camouflaged, the car was spotted charging at the DC Fast charger at ABB Sunway.These images have been shared by a member of the Malaysian Electric Vehicle Owners Cub (MyEVOC). The DFSK EV is left-hand-drive and was sporting trade plates, suggesting that this is most likely a training unit.Charging with a CCS2 socketAlthough the car has several names,

Arif

Arif

Apr 1, 2021

What are the factors that harm the resale value of your car?

As Malaysians, we like to squeeze as much money out of everything we own as possible. Cars generally depreciate 20 percent of its value in the first year of ownership. After that, the value of the car would drop 15 percent every subsequent year until the 10th year.By the 10th year, the car would be worth 10 percent of what it originally cost when you bought it.But depreciation value also varies according to car brands and models, as well as the geographical location, i.e, if you’re living

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 2, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor

Following its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business.Located in the outskirts of Johor Bahru, dealership is the latest to be built in accordance to the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – a dealer guide that best communicates the brand’s Scandinavian-inspired values – and has five service bays.This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated

Hans

Hans

Sep 9, 2019

Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat: Which D-sedan has the best resale value in Malaysia?

Malaysias D-segment sedan market isnt what one can term as rapidly growing - thats an honour SUVs wear. But for those looking for big cars to impress family members with, the used car market is certainly a compelling place to look. So this is what well do today: well be comparing the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat in this edition of our resale value battle. To keep things fair, we only selected models that were updated/introduced for the 2017 model year.Toyota Camry - King of

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 11, 2021

Spied: 2020 Hyundai Kona in Malaysia! Proton X50 rival to launch soon?

It looks like the 2020 Hyundai Kona will be making it to Malaysia after all as our friends over at PanduLaju have reported a sighting of the B-segment SUV with trade plates!This is the first time since the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) that the Hyundai Kona has been seen in Malaysia. Yes, plans for the SUV’s arrival has long been in talks.The SUVs were spotted near Oasis Ara Damansara, which is where Hyundai Sime Darby Motor’s (HSDM) headquarters is now loca

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

Mazda CX-30 to be launched in Malaysia in November 2019

Bermaz Auto, the distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia is expected to add the C-segment CX-30 into its model line-up this November. Positioned between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 is a closer rival to the dominating Honda HR-V, which the Mazda 2-based CX-3 couldn’t match because it was just a little bit too small.The CX-30 will be part of Bermaz Auto’s 3-model SUV introduction blitz that will kick off later this month with the turbocharged CX-5 variant, followed by the seven-seat

Hans

Hans

Sep 16, 2019

Carsome's new used-car buying process has a 5-day money-back guarantee

Carsome introduces a new process that will change the second-hand car buying procedure entirely. The new process will not only make second-hand car buying simpler but also offer car buyers a peace of mind.The process is known as the New Way of Buying Cars, it is a whole new digitalised process that offers a one-year warranty, a Carsome Certified car, and a five-day money back guarantee under the Carsome Promise package.It is specifically designed to give car-buyers a peace of mind as not only wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 25, 2020

DreamEdge and Daihatsu To Spearhead Third National Car Project

DreamEdge will be in charge Daihatsu to provide technical knowledge Goes on sales in March 2021Last week, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking revealed the company responsible for the third national car company is DreamEdge.According to the slides provided during the press conference, the first mock-up will be shown towards the end of August 2019. By March 2020, the first prototype model will be completed, and the car is expected to be launched by March 2021.Apart f

Jack

Jack

Aug 15, 2019

10 new models still to be launched in Malaysia! Oct. to be 2020’s most intense month for new car launches, why?

With at least five models confirmed to be launched in October, and another five more that are also very likely to join the growing list, October is definitely the busiest month of this year.That’s a nice problem to have considering the slump that the industry is in. Cumulative new vehicle sales in Malaysia for the first half of 2020 was down by over 40 percent compared to the same six-month period last year.The all-new 2020 Honda City, Nissan Almera, Proton X50, Hyundai Kona and Mitsubishi

Hans

Hans

Sep 13, 2020

Car sales are falling worldwide, global recession imminent?

New car sales are falling in 18 out of the top-25 largest car markets and analysts are not expecting results for the rest of the year or even the next year to be any better. The first six months of 2019 saw 44.75 million vehicles sold worldwide, 6.8 percent lower than the same period last year. Of greater concern is that China’s auto industry is reporting negative double digits, slowing by 12.4 percent. China is the world’s largest car market, selling close to 30 million cars every y

Hans

Hans

Sep 25, 2019

Volvo Car Malaysia appoints Pekin Auto as its dealer in Skudai

Volvo Car Malaysia, the premium car maker, has appointed Pekin Auto Sdn Bhd (“Pekin Auto”) as its latest dealer representative in Johor Bahru, in line with its expansive transformation plan which aims to improve overall customer experience.The new 3S Centre (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) located near Skudai, will adhere to Volvo Cars’ latest VRE (Volvo Retail Experience) requirement – a standard that delivers a holistic brand experience for customers at any of Volvo Ca

Robert

Robert

Aug 1, 2019