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PPP number plate bidding breaks JPJ record with close to RM 7.3 million collected

Between November 5th to 9th, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) opened bidding for PPP number plate registration and accumulated almost RM 7.3 million with 11,718 bidders, that's a new record for JPJ. The highest bid is, of course, for the number plate PPP1 which was rumoured to have been bought by badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s brother, Lee Chong Hoon, for RM 260,000. That’s the price of a Mazda MX-5! Or you can purchase 4 Perodua Myvis and still have change. PPP9 is the second most expensive


Nov 11, 2020

The VW Arteon is the centre piece in Wei Ling Art Gallery's latest show case

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and art powerhouse Wei-Ling Gallery today announced a collaboration in conjunction of the launch of the all-new 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line, featuring the talents of 13 Malaysian artists. This collaboration offers collectors and art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to own scale models of the Arteon that have been transformed by the artists into unique sculptures. The art pieces will be sold via auction, and proceeds from the auction will be channelle


Sep 26, 2020

Volkswagen dan Wei-Ling Gallery hasilkan Arteon berseni, dibida untuk kebajikan

Untuk meraikan kedatangan model Volkswagen Arteon R-Line serba baharu, 13 artis terkenal menunjukkan bakat mereka dalam menghasilkan arca eksklusif Arteon berdasarkan kepada hasil seni pameran ‘18@8 Turning Points’ oleh Wei-Ling Gallery. Semua karya seni hasil kerjasama Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) dan firma seni terkenal itu akan dilelong dan hasilnya akan disumbangkan kepada badan kebajikan iaitu Persatuan Kebajikan Kanser Payudara (BCWA). Kerjasama penting ini memberi peluang kep


Sep 26, 2020

Seremban’s Ban Lee Heng Motor – A tale of Honda’s DNA across 3 generations

Remember the Seremban Honda dealership that was briefly turned into a Type R museum? Well, did you know that it has been running for three generations? Yes, Ban Lee Heng Motor has been Seremban’s sole distributor for Honda cars since 1976. Also read: Out of new Hondas to sell, this Seremban dealer is turned into a Type R museum! But before it sold Honda cars, it had very humble origins as a bicycle shop. Eventually, Ban Lee Heng Motor’s founder, Dato’ Ng Chee Peng grew it to become the sole dist

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Mar 18, 2021

Here’s why Nissan won’t take away Tan Chong Motor’s distributorship rights in Malaysia

The Tan Chong Motor Group is the oldest surviving motor vehicle trading company in Malaysia. Established in 1957 as a distributor of Nissan (then known as Datsun) vehicles, the company is as old as Malaysia itself. Yes, Cycle and Carriage is technically older, having established in 1899 but the Cycle and Carriage today is not the same company founded by the Chua brothers as the Federal Stores in Kuala Lumpur more than 120 years ago. Today, Cycle and Carriage is headquartered in Singapore and sin


Mar 19, 2020

Out of new Hondas to sell, this Seremban dealer is turned into a Type R museum!

Honda has produced many legendary cars in the past few decades, especially its Type R models. However, imagine if you get to see all of them in one place, in stock form no less. Well, one Honda dealer in Seremban decided to set up a Type R museum of sorts. The dealer is Ban Lee Heng Motor and currently, they’re displaying some truly showroom-fresh Honda classics including the DC5 Integra Type R, AP1 S2000, and three generations of the Civic Type R including the one that started it all, the EK9.

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Jan 14, 2021

Customs: Tan Chong owes RM 180 million in excise tax

Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA), the manufacturing subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH), has been slapped with a bill of demand by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, asking for RM 180,105,596.86 in unpaid taxes. In an announcement made to Bursa Malaysia earlier, the listed parent company TCMH said: “The Board of Directors would like to announce that Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (“TCMA”), a subsidiary of the Company, has on 22 May 2020 received bills of demand dated 15 May 2


May 27, 2020

Tan Chong mungkin lancar jenama Wuling di Malaysia dan Thailand?

Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd sedang berbincang dengan PT SGMW Motor Indonesia dalam usaha untuk memperkenalkan jenama Wuling Motors Indonesia di Malaysia dan Thailand. Tan Chong Motors yang lebih dikenali sebagai pengedar rasmi Nissan di Malaysia sedang bercadang untuk meluaskan perniagaan mereka selepas hilang hak pengedaran di Vietnam. Selain itu, rakan niaga yang disebut-sebut (PT SGMW) adalah anak syarikat milik penuh SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co Ltd yang memegang hak pengedar jenama Wuling


Oct 2, 2020

Hilang hak pengedar Nissan ke Vietnam, apakah nasib Tan Chong selepas ini?

Kurang dari dua tahun setelah kehilangan hak untuk mengedar kenderaan Nissan yang diimport ke Vietnam, Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH) nampaknya bakal kehilangan hak pengedaran kenderaan Nissan yang dipasang tempatan juga. Nissan di bawah edaran Tan Chong Vietnam diedarkan melalui dua syarikat berkaitan. Yang pertama adalah ETCM (V) Pte Ltd yang menjalankan perniagaan import kenderaan Nissan dari Thailand iaitu Nissan Navara dan Nissan Terra. Perjanjian ini akan berakhir pada bulan September tah


Aug 10, 2020

Tan Chong to lose another distribution right for Nissan vehicles in Vietnam

Less than two years after losing the right to distribute imported Nissan vehicles in Vietnam, Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH) appears to be on the brink of losing the distributorship of locally-assembled Nissan vehicles in Vietnam too. Tan Chong’s Nissan business in Vietnam is structured under two related companies. ETCM (V) Pte Ltd runs the imported Nissan vehicles business - Nissan Navara and Nissan Terra, both imported from Thailand – an agreement that will expire by September this year. Mean


Aug 7, 2020

Remember Seremban's Type R museum? Now you can recreate it at home!

Remember Ban Lee Heng Motor? The Seremban-based dealer that converted its showroom floors to be a 'Honda Type R' museum now brings you the opportunity to recreate it...in your own house. Also read: Out of new Hondas to sell, this Seremban dealer is turned into a Type R museum! But in a smaller scale... The dealer has its own Lazada store, and amidst all the other nifty Honda TEI merchandise, there's a bunch of cool Honda models for sale too! Also read: This Honda dealer is now on Lazada There's


Mar 1, 2021

Tan Chong signs MoU with China’s GAC, entry to Malaysia and Vietnam under study

Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s GAC Motor to evaluate the possibility of TCMH distributing GAC vehicles in Malaysia and Vietnam, said the company in a filing Bursa Malaysia made on Tuesday. This comes two month after an earlier MoU announcement by TCMH with yet another Chinese company SAIC GM Wuling, which is already active in Indonesia. The MoU with Wuling will expire on 31-December 2020 and with no follow-up announcement, the d


Dec 24, 2020

Honda Malaysia launches Honda Official Merchandise on Shopee

Honda Malaysia jumps on board the e-commerce train with the launch of their Honda Official Merchandise store on Shopee. The new merchandise store will focus on selling the Honda TEI merchandise. Honda Malaysia first introduced the special TEI series merchandise back in March 2020. Since then, the merchandise has been flying off the shelves of the various Honda dealers they were put on display, especially the Lifestyle collection in the series as it makes up 46 percent of the total sales. The mer


Jul 23, 2020

Wuling Victory is a plusher Toyota Innova that could be coming to Malaysia under Tan Chong

We previously reported that Tan Chong might launch China’s Wuling brand in Malaysia and that they might debut with 4 offerings. But now Wuling in China has launched another car known as the Wuling Victory and word is that the car is set for the international market, which means it might come to Malaysia as well if the brand does make its debut here. The Wuling Victory, or also known as Baojun RS-5, it will be positioned above the Toyota Innova. Wuling has set a launch for October 2020 but global


Oct 7, 2020

Selepas Wuling, Tan Chong menandatangani MoU dengan GAC China (Trumpchi), masuk ke Malaysia dan Vietnam

Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH) telah menandatangani memorandum persefahaman dengan GAC Motor International Limited China untuk menilai kemungkinan TCMH mengedarkan kenderaan GAC di Malaysia dan Vietnam. Ini berlaku selepas pengumuman MoU sebelumnya oleh TCMH dengan syarikat China SAIC GM Wuling yang lain, yang sudah aktif di Indonesia. MoU dengan Wuling akan berakhir pada 31-Disember 2020. Tanpa pengumuman susulan, perjanjian itu kemungkinan besar akan berakhir.* *Kemas kini 31-Disember

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Dec 15, 2020

Woman’s Toyota Vios summoned in accident 1 year after it was declared a total loss

A woman whose Toyota Vios was declared a ‘total loss’ in 2019 received a shock when she was issued a summon for an accident that happened a year after her car was scrapped. The woman, known only as Lee, told Free Malaysia Today (FMT) that her Vios was declared beyond repairable and a total loss by both the insurance company and panel repair shop following a serious accident in June 2019. She received RM 45,000 from her insurance provider and moved on from the accident. But the incident came back


Apr 14, 2021

Spied: 2020 Peugeot Landtrek in Malaysia, but is it really coming soon?

The Peugeot Landtrek - the French automaker's foray into the pick-up truck market - has been spotted testing today in Glenmarie. Sent in by reader David Boh Ze Wei, the green truck is a left-hand drive unit. That's expected as its primary target markets are Latin American and sub-Saharan continents. Much like the Proton X50, it's based on Chinese underpinnings - being based on the Changan Kaicene F70. Available in two- and four-wheel drive guise, the Landtrek is offered with a 1.9-litre diesel (


Sep 17, 2020

Tan Chong might launch China's Wuling brand in Malaysia and Thailand

Tan Chong Motor Holdings, better known for being the distributor of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, has made an announcement yesterday to Bursa Malaysia that it its wholly-owned subsidiary TC Manufacturing (Labuan) Pte Ltd (TCMAN(L)) has entered Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. (SGMW). The announcement did not reveal any other information apart from saying “The MoU will provide both parties with opportunities to cooperate with each other and study po


Oct 2, 2020

New Batmobile coming in 2021! Do you like the muscle car vibes?

Another Batman movie is set to hit theatres in 2021, so that means, yet another new Batmobile is coming to add to the collection. We’ve seen a teaser of the car on director Matt Reeves’ Twitter, now we get to see the full car. The pictures of the Batmobile uploaded on movie concept designer, Jeff Frost’s, website is actually a scale model. The pictures were later shared onto the movie’s official Twitter profile. Overall, the car looks like a mish mash of a number of American muscle cars. The new


Jun 4, 2020

Feeling artsy? Here’s some car-themed arts and crafts

Are you and/or your kids are bored during this Movement Control Order (MCO)? Why not unleash your inner creativity and get yourself and/or the kids busy with a selection of car-themed arts and crafts? We’ve gone thru car manufacturers’ social media and found which brands are offering the chance to design or colour your dream car. Get your Photoshop or Illustrator ready, or print these up and start grinding! Nissan’s #DrawDrawDraw Nissan is offering over 24 visual from their company history, from

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Apr 26, 2020

Famous "Bumblebee" Proton X50 crashes - revival on the way?

The infamous Satin Hornet Yellow Proton X50 that lit the internet on fire last year was involved in an accident a couple of days ago. Images of the battered car was uploaded by the owner himself, Lee Jian Xian. The car seems to have absorbed the impact pretty well, and Lee looks relatively unscathed. It's understood that the car hit both left and right highway dividers before coming to a stop, but how the accident happened wasn't disclosed. Though he captioned the post with "Thanks for protectin


Feb 2, 2021

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 year. So i


Jan 30, 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 to facilita


Jul 30, 2020

Mazda: No new CKD models for 2020, but new CKD SUV planned for 2021. CX-30 next?

Bermaz Auto, the authorized distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia has confirmed that there will not be any new locally-assembled (CKD) Mazda models for financial year 2020 (FY2020), putting aside speculations that a CKD Mazda CX-30 (currently imported from Japan) will be launched later this year. Speaking to The Edge, CEO Datuk Francis Lee said there will be no new CKD projects for FY2020. “If anything, that would be FY2021. If we do, it will be another. Ideally, if we can get the pricing ri


Feb 20, 2020

2 rakyat Malaysia bangunkan teknologi self driving pada Perodua Axia!

Perodua Axia Kenderaan swapandu (terminologi tepat untuk self driving) sememangnya sebuah teknologi untuk masa hadapan. Kami pernah menjelaskan mengapa trend kenderaan akhirnya akan menuju ke arah kenderaan pandu sendiri. Kommu.ai, sebuah startup tempatan baru sahaja memaparkan demo kenderaan swapandu berasaskan Perodua Axia. 2 orang rakyat Malaysia di sebalik Kommu.ai iaitu Wong Kean Wei dan Kok Yuan Ting mensasarkan sistem pandu sendiri automatik ini supaya lebih mudah diakses oleh orang awam.


Nov 3, 2020

Are you a fan of BMW, Alfa Romeo or VW fan? Uniqlo has the perfect T-shirt for you!

Even though there is plenty of car merchandise that lets you wear your favourite car brands on your body, let’s face it, they aren’t always nice to look at. Especially the shirts with classic cars. But Uniqlo’s new The Brands Cars T-shirt collection is set to change that! According to Uniqlo’s brief explanation, the collection is “a collaboration project with car brands that continue to appeal to all fans from the world”. From the legendary BMW E30 to the Alfa Romeo Spider and the VW Karman Ghia


Jun 29, 2020

Proton X50 2020 “Bumblebee” yang ‘famous’ terlibat dalam kemalangan

Proton X50 2020 berwarna kuning terkenal yang dipanggil "Bumblebee" oleh pemiliknya terlibat dalam kemalangan, semalam. Imej ini dimuat naik oleh pemilik kereta 'viral' sendiri iaitu Lee Jian Xian. Tidak diketahui samaada Lee cedera ataupun tidak, tetapi nampak seperti dalam keadaan yang baik. Lee tidak mendedahkan bagaimana X50 miliknya terlibat dalam kemalangan, namun berkata "Terima kasih kerana melindungi saya dengan baik. Maaf dan selamat tinggal." Apa-apa pun, kami berharap Lee kekal tabah

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Feb 1, 2021

How long did we wait for our Perodua Ativa? And how much did we pay for it?

If you’ve been following our website or YouTube channel, you would know that we have just bought a Perodua Ativa. We’re not the first customer to receive the car but we’ve got it early enough to still be able to turn heads at the traffic light. The head-turning effect will wear out eventually, so we’re enjoying its as much as we can for the time being. In our earlier post and YouTube video, there’s one thing we forgot to mention as pointed out by one of our readers – the chronology of booking, p


Mar 25, 2021

Bermaz to expand beyond Mazda – what new brands are coming to Malaysia?

At the moment, Bermaz Auto’s business is limited only to Mazda, Ssangyong and Changan. The latter two are active only in the Philippines, where Bermaz Auto is also doing brisk business there. Rumour has it that Bermaz Auto have been in talks with several car brands, some already present in Malaysia under another distributor, while others are new entrants. At least one European brand and two more Asian brands are said to have been in contact with Bermaz Auto. Details of the discussions and partie


Aug 27, 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, I've accidentally hit your car. I'm so sorry, this is my contact number According to AsiaOne, the truck driver is believed to be of C


Nov 6, 2020