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Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Proton X50’s CKD program to buy over RM 1.8b worth of local parts annually

At Tuesday’s line-off ceremony of the soon to be launched Proton X50, the Chairman of Proton Holdings Dato Sri Syed Faisal Albar revealed that the X50 project will purchase about RM 1.8 billion worth of automotive parts from local vendors annually. “As a company that manufactures locally, Proton’s growth means more money is injected into Malaysia’s automotive vendor ecosystem leading to more jobs and wealth creation. This is vital at a time when COVID-19 has significantly hit Malaysia’s economy,


Sep 16, 2020

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs. You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the part


Feb 9, 2021

Proton Iriz Facelift Has 367 New Parts, But Is It Any Good?

367 new components include styling & mechanical enhancements Better braking performance, lower NVH and improved fuel consumption Most importantly, better build quality The facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz was the first Proton model in their current line up to be updated since Geely came on board as the national carmaker’s foreign strategic partner. Introduced to the market just 2 months after the Proton X70 made its local debut, the facelifted Iriz is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. For starters,

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Aug 29, 2019

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die. The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a she


Oct 3, 2019

NISMO Heritage Parts adds new R32, R33, R34 Skyline GT-R parts to lineup

In case you are not aware, in 2017 Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) announced that they will be remanufacturing genuine replacement parts for the legendary R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R. The NISMO Heritage Parts program is designed to allow owners to maintain and enjoy driving their Skyline GT-R for a long time and connect the passion to the next generation of family members. Recently, NISMO added 21 new items for the R32, 24 for R33 and 11 items for the R34 chassis, with a major

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Mar 30, 2020

Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre. But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you. Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which is


May 4, 2020

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access! Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models. The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility. The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-generation My


Oct 29, 2019

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region. At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. International Trade and Industry

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Jan 15, 2021

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts. On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and fre


Nov 4, 2020

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. The GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage. So what’s available for purchase right now? Check out the table


Jul 2, 2020

Toyota hasilkan alatganti Supra klasik dengan projek GR Heritage Parts

Toyota akan membuat semula alatganti untuk Toyota Supra klasik mereka (A70 dan A80) dan menjualnya semula di pasaran Jepun dan antarabangsa melalui Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. Projek GR Heritage Parts menghasilkan dan mengilangkan semula alatganti yang telah lama dihentikan pengeluarannya untuk model-model Supra klasik. Toyota berhasrat untuk membuat perkara ini semudah yang boleh dimana pembeli boleh dapatkan alatganti warisan mereka daripada pengedar Toyota lokal atau GR Garage.


Jul 1, 2020

GR Parts and Modellista versions of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier leaked!

Ahead of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier’s Japan debut next month, it looks like photos of kitted-up versions of the new SUV have leaked out, as reported by Japanese media outlets. Toyota Harrier gallery GR Parts – As aggressive as the Harrier gets The first of the trio is the sporty, kitted-up GR version of the all-new Harrier. This styling package is called GR Parts, and the all-new Harrier receives aggressive looking black skirting all-round the SUV, as well as quad muffler tips. It also gets


May 13, 2020

Parts shortage, export losses, impact of MCO 2.0’s stop-work order to be felt until 2022

On Monday 11-January 2021, the government announced that MCO will be re-instated (let’s call it MCO 2.0) in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka, Penang, Johor, Sabah, and Labuan starting 13-Jan. The following day on Tuesday, MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) confirmed that automotive manufacturing and car workshops (including collision repair body and paint centres) are allowed to continue operating. By 9 pm however, the government quietly issued a revision, retracting an earlier a


Jan 15, 2021

Toyota GR Supra with carbon fibre GR parts by TRD on display at TGR Festival

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) brought in limited units of the Toyota GR Supra to the local market and most of them have been snapped up by esteemed buyers and enthusiast. At RM 568k per pop, the GR Supra is a rare sight and it's bound to turn heads wherever it’s parked. However, for those who want to have their own car stand out at the GR Supra owners meeting, Wing Hin Motorsports have the solution for them. Introducing the GR parts by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), distributed by official TRD distr

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Nov 9, 2019

Scissor-doors, 200 PS, and made by an auto parts shop! The ASL Garaiya

If you’re a big fan of JDMs, you probably heard of Autobacs, that legendary one-stop Japanese auto parts shop. They even have a couple of stores here, in Klang and Johor Bahru. But this isn’t a history lesson on the formation of Autobacs, but rather one of the most obscure sports cars ever made. But before we dive into it, let’s bring out Tommy. Tommykaira to be precise. The Japanese tuner was founded by Yoshikazu Tomita and Kikuo Kaira in 1968 but it wasn’t until 1987 when the tuner company lau

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Aug 30, 2020

Ford Malaysia offers 20% off on parts, 10% off on labour - until Feb 2021

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021. SDAC customers can take advantage of savings up to 20 % on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 % on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed. Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technicia


Nov 24, 2020

Top Rank: Proton, Toyota, Perodua top Malaysia's most-stolen cars list

It's not an easy topic, but it's worth knowing so you can take appropriate precautions. Here's the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia’s (VTREC) Industry Vehicle Theft Statistics for Q1 2020. The pictures here do not dictate the exact models or variants. A lot of these cars have been in the market for years, so it's a mix of variants across different model generations. 10. Toyota Vellfire - 19 units stolen in Q1 2020 The Vellfire has grown to be a favourite among those looking for a room


Oct 3, 2020

2020 Proton X50 launch – delayed due to Covid-19?

Proton X50 For those waiting patiently for the highly anticipated Proton X50, you might have to wait a little longer. Back in January, Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong have announced that the X50 will be launched this year as a completely-knocked down (CKD) model, straight from Proton's Tanjung Malim plant. According to our trusted source, Proton plans to launch the X50 somewhere in mid-2020, but thanks to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic, it might have impacted Proton’s direct parts supply and demand e

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Mar 20, 2020

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%. The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant. Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Book


Apr 16, 2021

Video: Chasing a FD2R in the Proton Saga R3 racecar on Sepang!

We joined Proton R3 race team to catch up on their latest activities and were treated to a taxi ride in their newly built Proton Saga R3 racecar that is based on the new facelifted 2019 Proton Saga. According to the engineers, the Saga was already a very competitive platform to begin with. This accelerated the development process and allowed the team to focus on fine-tuning the car’s settings. Parts that were kept stock standard as per what you get on normal road cars you buy in showrooms includ

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Oct 9, 2019

Why does it take so long for Proton to “merely” convert to right-hand drive?

Many are waiting for the Proton X50’s launch with bated breath. So, what’s taking so long to simply convert the car from left to right-hand drive? Well, the Proton X70 underwent the process and to better understand it, Zhejiang Geely Holdings gave an insight into its development. They pointed out that the process is rather more involved than just changing where the driver sits. In total, 761 parts from the Geely Boyue had to be changed to create the Proton X70 and that’s before you count parts t


Aug 26, 2020

All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series (G22): Here's the M Performance parts catalogue

Fancy the all-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series with a bit more M? There will be a catalogue of M Performance Parts for the all-new 4 Series. The package consists mostly of visual & aesthetic enhancements, with carbon fibre featuring prominently. Starting with the front bumper, you can see carbon fibre bits in the front lip, air curtains and also the canards on the side. The M Performance treatment is rounded off at the front by blacking out the iconic kidney grill - which is now a one-piece item – with


Jun 4, 2020

Booked a Proton X50? Watch how it’s made

The Proton X50 is definitely one of the most exciting cars of 2020. At least in Malaysia. The variants have been revealed, the tech features look exciting, the performance has been impressive, and yet the prices are yet to be announced. Still, that doesn’t faze people from booking the X50 but don’t be deceived by the unofficial price figures. This just shows how hyped the little brother to the X70 really is. The X50 is locally-assembled at Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant and Proton has released a s

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Oct 1, 2020

2019 Proton Saga 4AT Is Cheaper To Maintain Than the Saga FLX CVT and Perodua Bezza

RM683.90 cheaper over 5 years/100,000 km Transmission fluid is less costly to replace Optimised service intervals Proton has put in extensive effort into marketing the benefits and rationale to switching from their punch-sourced Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) to a Hyundai-sourced 4-speed torque converter in the facelifted 2019 Proton Saga. Besides boasting stronger acceleration and improved drivability, there is also another (huge) benefit of switching to the 4AT – lower maintenance. Ove

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Aug 29, 2019

Proton to launch third Geely-based model in 2021, Proton V70 to replace Proton Exora?

Proton’s management have told its investment bank partners that the company will be launching a new Geely-based model in 2021, according the latest investor’s newsletter by RHB Research. The research house didn’t mention any specifics on which Geely model that Proton’s management was referring to. However back in 2018, Geely Automobile Holdings, the parent company of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns half of Proton, signed an agreement to license three Geely models to Proton for CNY 1,344


Dec 7, 2020

Proton now accepts e-wallet transactions for buying cars, maintenance

Many merchants nationwide are encouraging the usage of e-wallets as consumers are more comfortable using their mobile phones for transactions. In light of this, Proton has just announced that e-wallet payments are accepted at all Proton 3S/4S outlets. The e-wallet services that are accepted by Proton include Touch 'n Go eWallet, Grab Pay, Boost, and Fave Pay. The program first began as a pilot project with 15 outlets in June 2020 and was completed in December 2020, with all 3S/4S outlets providi

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Mar 29, 2021

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux. Lots of tough love GR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch. For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side steps and matte-black sports bars


Sep 2, 2020

Without taxes, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is cheaper than a fully loaded Proton X70

Taxes imposed by the Malaysian government is responsible for bumping up prices of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross by nearly RM 30k. Without taxes, the Thailand-made (CBU) Toyota Corolla Cross sells for RM 104,682 for the 1.8G and RM 106,417 – a negligible difference for the added noise insulation, better LED headlamps and taillights, plus a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense. Once you pile on the applicable taxes - already deducted, approved by the Ministry of Finance in view that only 750 units wi


Apr 6, 2021

Hyundai-Kia’s 80% market share worries Korea, Malaysia indifferent with Proton/Perodua

In the first two months of 2021, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG)’s domestic cars market share in Korea, including that of Kia, reached 78.5 percent. After including imported cars, the combined market share of Hyundai and Kia in Korea stands at 65.4 percent. In 2015, when there was more competition from other domestic manufacturers like Renault-Samsung, GM Korea, and Ssangyong, HMG’s domestic car market share stood 12 percent lower, at 66.5 percent. The Korean government, along with several academi


Mar 16, 2021