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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

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

Tiba masanya kita berhenti panggil Proton dan Perodua “kereta nasional”

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, syarikat yang kita kenali sekarang sebagai Proton Holdings, diasaskan pada tahun 1983 sebagai syarikat kereta nasional Malaysia. 10 tahun selepas itu iaitu pada 1993, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua, dikenali sebagai Perodua, diasaskan sebagai syarikat kereta nasional kedua.Kita sekarang dalam proses untuk mengasaskan kereta nasional ketiga pula.Ketiga-tiga syarikat kereta nasional ini adalah hasil buah fikiran Perdana Menteri Malaysia kita terdahulu, Tun Dr. Mahathir Moh

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 11, 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

Usahasama Jepun – Malaysia untuk tingkat kualiti Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 CKD

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) telah menayangkan sepenuhnya Mitsubishi Xpander 2020, kereta 7 tempat duduk yang cukup luas dan digemari ramai. Harganya belum lagi diumumkan – sama seperti syarikat lain yang masih menunggu kelulusan – tapi MMM menjangkakan yang senarai harga boleh dikeluarkan kepada pengedar dalam bulan November.Mitsubishi Xpander, yang bersaing sengit dengan Perodua Aruz dan Honda BR-V, dipasang tempatan (CKD) di fasiliti rakan kongsi tempatannya iaitu DRB-Hicom di

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 27, 2020

It’s time to stop using the term national cars to describe Proton and Perodua

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, the company which we now know as Proton Holdings, was established in 1983 as Malaysia’s national car company. Ten years later in 1993, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua, better known as Perodua, was established as our second national national car company.We are now in the midst of setting up a third national car.All three national car companies were mooted by our then Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.In the early days, both Proton and Perodua were in every sense, a

Hans

Hans

Sep 6, 2020

Germany: It would be a mistake for Malaysia to raise prices of locally produced cars

The German government has expressed concerns that a revision in the pricing structure of locally-assembled cars will affect not just the investments made by German car companies operating here in Malaysia, but also Malaysia’s competitiveness against its neighbours.A locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz C-ClassSpeaking at an interview with BFM radio yesterday, the German Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff told BFM:“German car companies have invested in Malaysia

Hans

Hans

Jan 31, 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

9,300 bookings for Mitsubishi Xpander, pushes Mitsubishi ahead of Nissan

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has collected over 9,300 bookings for the Mitsubishi Xpander since its launch in November 2020, of which 2,742 units have been delivered.“Due to the overwhelming positive response for the new Xpander, we are progressing to increase our production volume to cater for higher production capacity to fulfil all booking demands,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.The 7-seater Mitsubishi Xpander is locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan by a

Hans

Hans

Apr 6, 2021

Honda Malaysia to hit 900,000 cumulative unit sales, giving away nine cars

Honda Malaysia set to hit 900,000 cumulative unit sales in Q3 2019 Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone Campaign - Nine Honda models to be given away as prizesEstablished in 2002 as a joint venture between Honda Motor Co., DRB-Hicom, Honda Malaysia, and Oriental Holdings, Honda Malaysia has come a long since it first locally-assembled a CR-V at the company’s plant in Melaka in 2003.The company is expected to reach a new milestone of achieving 900,000 units in cumulative sales by the third qua

Robert

Robert

Jul 30, 2019

New Japan-Malaysia Mitsubishi JV for a higher quality CKD 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) have taken the covers off the 7-seater 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Prices have yet to be announced (like many other companies, MMM has to deal with a very fluid situation in this Covid-19 period) but the company expects to release the price lists to dealers within November.Competing against the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated Xpander is locally-assembled (CKD) at its local partner’s DRB-Hicom’s facility in Pekan.This is a d

Hans

Hans

Oct 22, 2020

Spied: VW Golf GTI Mk8 seen in Putrajaya, to be CKD

Remember the VW Golf GTI Mk8 spyshot we ran a month ago? Well, it's almost certain that VW's next-gen hot-hatch will be locally-assembled (CKD), judging by these pics.The blue Golf was spotted by Facebook user Akmal Azmi doing its rounds - completely undisguised - in Precinct 9, Putrajaya.It's a right-hand drive unit and sorry purists, no stickshift here - the gear lever is the little stubby thing in the middle.If it adopts its Euro-market configuration, the GTI's interior w

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 5, 2020

Intipan: VW Golf GTI Mk8 tanpa sebarang samaran di Putrajaya. Bakal dipasang di Pekan, Pahang?

Volkswagen Golf GTIVolkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia dilihat sekali lagi memberi fokus terhadap pasaran Malaysia dengan sebuah lagi intipan terhadap VW Golf GTI Mk8 yang terdedah di Putrajaya. Sebelum ini, kami turut melaporkan bahawa terdapat sebuah VW Golf GTI Mk8 yang sedang melakukan pandu uji di Genting.Pengguna Facebook, Akmal Azmi melakukan intipan tersebut kereta VW Golf GTI Mk8 ini sedang terdedah di tempat terbuka. Tanpa berselindung, sedikit sebanyak ciri-ciri dan kelengkapan boleh d

Haris

Haris

Oct 5, 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

EON lantik myTUKAR sebagai rakan niaga ‘trade-in’ untuk kepuasan pelanggan

Syarikat Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON) hari ini mengumumkan kerjasama dengan myTUKAR untuk kemudahan proses tukar beli kenderaan.Melalui usaha sama ini, proses tukar beli untuk pelanggan EON akan menjadi lebih telus dan ringkas. Malah, pemeriksaan kenderaan secara bertauliah juga akan dibuat oleh myTUKAR.Menurut pengarah urusan DRB-HICOM, kolaborasi ini bermatlamat untuk memberi manfaat terhadap pelanggan yang berkait dengan jenama kereta yang berada di bawah naungan EON. Antaranya seper

Faisal

Faisal

Mar 4, 2021

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

Why did Suzuki, Jeep and these 8 brands say "Bye bye Malaysia"?

Looking at our WapCar car list, we have 35 car brands in Malaysia. Other sites might have posted more but even so, that’s quite a lot. Yet, there are some complaints that we have so few brands being represented here.Sometimes, there's no choice...To be honest, the Malaysian automotive market is pretty small in comparison to some of our neighbours. There’s also the fact that it might be difficult to convince Malaysian buyers to buy something different from the norm.It do

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 24, 2020

No sales tax exemption for CKD Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max, here’s why

Come 15-June, all locally-assembled (CKD) passenger cars will be granted full exemption from the 10 percent sales tax. The keyword here is passenger cars.So although the Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max are locally-assembled, both models will continue to be taxed at the current 10 percent rate because pick-up trucks are classified as commercial vehicles (though private registrations are allowed).The Toyota Hilux is assembled at UMW Toyota Motor’s Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s manufacturi

Hans

Hans

Jun 11, 2020

EON makes a comeback with nine Proton dealerships and a new logo

When DRB-Hicom consolidated EON (Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd) with Proton Edar in 2012, EON was no longer a Proton dealer. Now though, EON has announced their return to selling Proton cars, plus a new logo.This comes after reports of Proton undergoing a restructuring exercise to focus on manufacturing while leaving retail to dealers like EON. In the announcement, EON stated that the company now owns nine dealerships that were previously owned by Proton Edar.Four of the branches are located with

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 2, 2020

SAH! Suzuki kembali semula di Malaysia, Swift Sport & Jimny bakal tiba, pelancaran pertama bulan April!

Naza telah mengesahkan bawah mereka bakal mengambil alih hak pengedaran Suzuki di Malaysia. Jenama Suzuki akan diwakili oleh syarikat baru bernama Naza Eastern Motors.Menurut siaran media dari Naza, syarikat baru ini akan menjadi pengedar tunggal untuk Suzuki di Malaysia, serta hak untuk menjual kenderaan Suzuki yang baru dan saluran perkhidmatan selepas jualan.Pusat 3S Suzuki yang pertama akan berada di Naza Automall, Petaling Jaya.Model pertama yang bakal dilancarkan oleh Naza Eastern Motors d

Faisal

Faisal

Apr 2, 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

Have you been to Malaysia’s National Automobile Museum? It’s really small

A museum’s purpose is to preserve parts of history and to educate the public. If a museum is interesting enough, it makes a city or town more attractive and might even bring in foreign tourists. The Louvre Museum in Paris is a famous example.The Louvre Museum in Paris. Photo: KlookHaving a successful museum is great for the economy, but the main purpose of the museum still remains the same – preservation of history and public education. Mercedes-Benz Museum in StuttgartIf we tal

Arif

Arif

Sep 21, 2020

Berjaya Group Could Bring Suzuki Back To Malaysia

The Berjaya Group could be reviving the Suzuki marque in Malaysia, three years after the Japanese brand exited the Malaysian market.The Berjaya Group’s most successful automotive ventures to date were with Hyundai and Mazda. The former (Hyumal) was sold to Sime Darby Motors in 2005 while the latter (Bermaz) has since been spun off in 2016 under a lucrative management buyout offer.  News of Berjaya’s interest in Suzuki was first uncovered by the New Straits Times, which reported

Jack

Jack

Jul 23, 2019

Tahukah anda, Toyota Hilux dan Isuzu D-Max tiada potongan cukai jualan walaupun CKD?

Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-MAXSeiring dengan insentif PENJANA yang bermula pada 15 Jun ini, ramai yang sedang berkira-kira untuk mengambil peluang ini untuk membeli kenderaan. Namun tahukah anda bahawa potongan cukai jualan tersebut tertakluk kepada kereta penumpang sahaja?Hal ini menyebabkan segmen trak pikap tidak terkesan dengan insentif ini. Walhal, jika diikutkan, Toyota Hilux dan Isuzu D-Max turut dikira sebagai kenderaan yang dipasang tempatan (CKD).Lebih-lebih lagi, kedua-dua trak pikap po

Haris

Haris

Jun 11, 2020

Nissan Grand Livina baru akan hadir tahun 2021, kembar Xpander?

Nissan Grand LivinaEdaran Tan Chong Motor, pengedar rasmi jenama Nissan di Malaysia dijangka akan memperkenalkan Nissan Grand Livina generasi baru pada tahun 2021.Pengenalan Nissan Grand LivinaNissan Grand Livina pertama kali diperkenalkan di Malaysia pada bulan Disember 2007, sebelum menerima kemas kini pada tahun 2011 dan 2013.Generasi terakhir Grand Livina yang dijual iaitu generasi L10 ditawarkan sehingga tahun 2017 sebelum digugurkan tanpa sebarang pengganti.Hal ini kerana selepas daripada

Haris

Haris

Dec 14, 2020

Watch how your CKD 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is made

Last week, we saw the preview of the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander and while you can start booking for the latest arrival in budget 7-seater SUVs (not MPV), prices will have to wait.On the other hand, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has just officially kick-started local assembly (CKD) of the daring-looking SUV at DRB-HICOM’s Pekan plant. This production line is designed to roll out 6,000 units of the Xpander annually.Malaysia is the third country to locally-assemble the Xpander following Indon

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 28, 2020

Proton daftar tanda nama V70, nama baru untuk Geely Jiaji?

Geely Jia JiTerdapat spekulasi yang bertiup kencang di mana Geely Jiaji akan hadir ke Malaysia. Khabar angin ini berikutan daripada makluman pelaburan yang dilakukan oleh RHB Research yang diedarkan kepada para pelabur.Di dalam makluman pelaburan tersebut, RHB Research mendakwa bahawa Proton bakal membawa masuk sebuah model berasaskan Geely pada tahun depan. Makluman yang bertarikh 3 Disember 2020 tersebut bertujuan untuk menguatkan lagi keyakinan pelaburan terhadap DRB-HICOM.Carian melalui lama

Haris

Haris

Dec 8, 2020

Over 3,700 bookings collected for 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is off to a strong start, having secured over 3,700 bookings since the order books were opened on 22-Oct.Its order books is full enough to keep the MMC Manufacturing Malaysia – the Malaysian-Japanese joint venture company responsible for the Xpander’s production in Pekan (located within DRB-Hicoms manufacturing plant) – busy until year-end.Year 2020’s allocation for the Xpander has since been sold out. In fact, customers who placed their bookin

Hans

Hans

Dec 9, 2020

Lebih 3,700 tempahan diterima untuk Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 di Malaysia!

Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 yang baru dilancarkan mendapat sambutan yang amat menggalakkan dengan lebih daripada 3,700 tempahan terkumpul sejak tempahan dibuka pada 22 Oktober.Buku tempahannya cukup tebal sehingga menyebabkan MMC Manufacturing Malaysia – syarikat usaha-sama Malaysia – Jepun yang menjalankan produksi Xpander di Pekan (dalam kawasan kilang DRB-Hicom) – cukup sibuk dalam kerja-kerja pemasangan Xpander sehingga hujung tahun ini.Peruntukan unit Xpander bagi tahun 2020 s

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 9, 2020

MCO 2.0: Car workshops and automotive factories allowed to operate

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has released a list of companies that are allowed to operate during the second round of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Updated: MITI has done a U-Turn on the list of essential services, read more about it here. Update No.2: MITI has once again revised the essential services list, car factories will be allowed to continue operations effective immediately. On Monday (11/1/2021), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that MCO wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 12, 2021