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Why do automakers prefer Continental tyres?

Tyres, the round, black donuts that are often overlooked by its users. Objectively speaking, tyres are one of the most important components in your car. It’s been often said that tyres are your vehicle’s only contact patches with the road surface. Therefore, carmakers spend a considerable amount of time and effort to match the right tyres to their cars.If its good enough for AMG, its good enough for you.It isn’t just about slapping on any random tyre on the cars that roll of th

Jason

Jason

Dec 24, 2020

Goodbye turbos, hello electric motors – Continental selling off turbo division

Last month, we reported on the bankruptcy of legendary turbocharger manufacturer, Garrett. This time though, the brand that’s making the news isn’t well known for making turbos but it still spells a turning point for the automotive world.The Proton X50 uses Continental tyres as seen in its latest videoContinental, a brand which most of you associate with tyres, is the second-largest car parts supplier in Europe. But sadly, it is currently undergoing a major restructuring to stem loss

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

RM 50k for a used Subaru XV, but what are the common problems?

The most popular Subaru in Malaysia is none other than the Subaru XV. It is the smallest car Subaru Malaysia has on sale and considered the entry-level car to enjoy the balance of a boxer engine and the famed Symmetrical AWD. The first generation XV is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000 but what are the issues you should look out for before buying one used?Subaru XV Club MalaysiaCommon problemsTo find out more about the common issues owners usually face on the first-generati

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 14, 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

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

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

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

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

The 2021 Perodua Ativa is more Malaysian than the Proton X50?

Yes, you read that correctly – the recently-launched 2021 Perodua Ativa is more Malaysian than the Proton X50.Recall that when Proton introduced the Proton X50 back in October 2020, the company stated that the new SUV has around 45% local content at launch and has 406 unique parts compared to the Geely Binyue donor car.Also Read: Review: 2020 Proton X50 - all the pros and flaws about Malaysias most-hyped SUV!But the 2021 Perodua Ativa is even better, as Perodua explained that the Ativa boa

Eric

Eric

Mar 3, 2021

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

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

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

After MCO, chip supply shortage is slowing car production in Malaysia

Just when you thought the car industry can get some respite after MITI’s corrective U-turn to allow automotive manufacturing to resume as the whole of Malaysia except for Sarawak goes back into MCO mode, we have been told by our friends working in the manufacturing sector that the much talked about worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips has hit Malaysia, threatening to halt production lines once more.Not all manufacturers are facing the problem yet but we understand that several major l

Hans

Hans

Jan 21, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Volvo Car Malaysia opens new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

There’s a new Volvo 3S centre in Malaysia and this time it is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The latest 3S centre will add to their list of 14 dealerships nationwide and will be run by their new dealer partner Sebangga Mitsinbo Sdn Bhd.The new 2-storey 3S centre spans 5,432 square-foot and is built to adhere to Volvo Car’s retail standard known as the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The facility is prepared to put the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection and Accessories on show and ready

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 30, 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

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

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

Suzuki officially returns to Malaysia, Jimny and Swift Sport coming soon

Naza has confirmed that it will be taking over the Suzuki distributorship in Malaysia. The Suzuki marque will be represented by a new company called Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd.According to a press release by Naza, the newly-formed company will be the sole distributor for Suzuki in Malaysia. Naza Eastern Motors will provide after-sales service for new-generation Suzuki models only.SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman/CEO, Naza Corporation Holdings said, “It brings us great

Eric

Eric

Apr 2, 2021

BMW Credit Malaysia announces customized solutions for customers affected by MCO

BMW Credit Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a vehicle financing subsidiary of BMW Group Malaysia, is now offering customized solutions for customers affected by the Covid-19’s Movement Control Order (MCO).As BMW Credit Malaysia’s financing options are far more varied than a bank’s traditional hire purchase, the solutions available will vary from one customer to another, depending on their individual contract with the company.Customers who wish to apply for greater flexibility with regards t

Hans

Hans

Mar 29, 2020

Spied: 2021 Peugeot 508 caught testing - Malaysia could be first to launch it in ASEAN

Now, we know that Berjaya will be taking over Peugeot distributorship in Malaysia, represented by a new company called Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB). That said, this all-new 2021 Peugeot 508 should be one of the earliest launches by the company.The sleek D-segment sedan that was spotted undisguised in Penang by WapCar.mys reader, Edward Chew, will join the all-new 2021 Peugeot 2008 that was spied late last December.Interestingly, it seems that Malaysia will be the first country to get th

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 8, 2021