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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

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

Investment Where It Matters - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's contribution to Malaysian Motorsports

With the Movement Control Order (MCO) concluding in Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, motorsports springs back into action to jumpstart its activities that have been grounded to a halt for almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Among the first to announce the return of four-wheels racing was Toyota that is due to stage the opening round of its TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Festival and fourth season of the Vios Challenge racing series at the end of the month. Racing returns, albeit a

WapCar Admin

WapCar Admin

Mar 12, 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

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

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

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

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

UMW Toyota cuts prices by up to 6%, RAV4 now from RM 196k!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia today announced new prices for its vehicles beginning 15 June 2020, following the incentives provided to the Malaysian automotive industry announced by the Prime Minister.“Toyota vehicles are now more affordable than ever. Customers should take this opportunity to upgrade or purchase a new Toyota. All relief from the new tax structure have been factored into the new pricing, considered in the best int

Hans

Hans

Jun 12, 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

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

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

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

Euro 4M RON 95 petrol now available at Shell

Shell Malaysia has announced today that low sulphur content Euro 4M specifications RON 95 grade petrol is now available at selected outlets starting today. The clean fuel product will then be rolled out progressively to all remaining Shell stations nationwide starting 1-January 2020.The Malaysian modified Euro4 fuel specification, dubbed Euro 4M would reduce the maximum allowable sulphur content in petrol and diesel fuel from the current standard of 500 parts per million (ppm) to 50 ppm. A lower

Hans

Hans

Dec 23, 2019

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

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

Jualan kereta melonjak pada bulan Mei, kata MAA

Jualan bulanan kenderaan pada bulan Mei melonjak naik dengan jualan sebanyak 22,960 berbanding bulan sebelumnya yang merekodkan jumlah jualan terendah iaitu 141. Walaubagaimanapun, jika dibandingkan dengan jualan pada bulan yang sama tahun lepas, terdapat penurunan sebanyak 62.2% kerana kekangan dari Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP).Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) berkata secara umumnya, orang masih berasa takut untuk keluar dan sentimen konsumer masih pada tahap berjaga-jaga.T

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 23, 2020

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 deman

Hans

Hans

May 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you own a Kia, new distributor Dinamikjaya wants to contact you

Big news yesterday as Kias Malaysian operations have officially come under new ownership. In case youve missed it, the new distributor is Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Bermaz Auto. Kia PicantoFollowing that, the new distributor is calling for current Kia owners to hop on to their site and participate in the companys customer information update exercise.Kia SorentoThis information, the company says in their Facebook post, will be used to allow their system to check for warranty st

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 2, 2021