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BMW Malaysia Launches New X1 sDrive20i M Sport and 320i Sport

BMW Malaysia has introduced the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport, two new variants to their portfolio of locally-assembled vehicles in Malaysia, further delivering on the premium automaker’s continued investments in the country and in line with the aim of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to strengthen the automotive industry in the year 2020.

The BMW 3 Series variant brings a modern thrill to the sports segment, while the new Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) presents a renewed sense of athleticism to the BMW X range.”

“In 2019, over 2,500 units of BMW 3 Series models were delivered. This success continues to underline our lead in the premium sports sedan segment of Malaysia, bolstering our expansions into adding more locally-assembled BMW vehicles in our Kulim facility.

The BMW X models also charted record highs in our local deliveries last year, accounting for more than 43% of vehicles in the BMW portfolio delivered in 2019. With these strong figures, we are confident that 2020 will present more opportunities for our segment-leading models to rise with the local automotive industry,” Hoelzl added.

The BMW X1 established the premium compact SAV segment in 2009 and is the best-selling vehicle in its class today. To maintain this leading position, the BMW X1 has undergone a comprehensive update in vehicle design and technological innovation to produce the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport variant.

Complementing the release of the new SAV is a new variant to the seventh generation of the iconic sports sedan introduced in March 2019, the New BMW 320i Sport.

Meanwhile, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport now emanates a stronger road presence. The two halves of the larger kidney grille are now joined in the middle.

The redesigned front bumper with integrated LED fog lights and larger air intakes also lend the new SAV a more dynamic appearance. The tubes in the LED headlights have a hexagonal shape, underscoring the modern looks of the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport.

The Lights Package also includes a Welcome Light Carpet. When the vehicle is unlocked, an LED light source in the driver’s-side exterior mirror projects the characters “X1” onto the ground in two tones. The LED rear lights features a new design, with a single LED bar drawing the familiar L signature from side to side.

The ten-millimetre drop in ride height (now 1,588mm) thanks to the M Sport Suspension, the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim and the M Aerodynamics Package add to the efficiency and athleticism of the new SAV.

This is further illustrated by the right and left tailpipes, which have grown in diameter from 70 to 90 millimetres. The new SAV also features 18-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke Style 570 M Bicolour.

Powering the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is a formidable 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a 7-Speed Steptronic Dual Clutch Sport transmission. The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport has a top speed of 224 km/h.

The maximum output equates to 192 hp at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm, while the peak torque is 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The century sprint is achieved in 7.6 seconds. The new SAV has a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 litres per 100km of travel and a combined carbon emission of 149g/km.

Inside, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is visually striking with interior trim finishers in Aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome. The new SAV’s central element for infotainment is the new 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system located in the middle of the dashboard.

It can be used to control entertainment and navigation functions, with voice control and the iDrive Controller on the centre console available as alternative input methods. The BMW ConnectedDrive services are also available to the new SAV. The instrument cluster with black-panel technology and chrome rings surrounding the large, round speedometer and rev counter displays offers elegance amidst the new SAV’s sporty demeanour.

Owners can enjoy the thrill of driving the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport with the M Leather steering wheel affixed as standard, while their passengers enjoy the spacious rear seats. Additionally, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport’s luggage compartment remains the largest in the premium segment, with a maximum capacity of 1,550 litres.

The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport is offered in four stunning colours, namely Misano Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White and Mineral Grey, paired with premium Black Leather Dakota upholstery with perforations. The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport will be available at the pop-ups and all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 13th January 2020.

The newest and much awaited variant in the BMW 3 Series portfolio, the New BMW 320i Sport carries the prominent expression of the current world’s best-selling premium sports sedan with both the front LED fog lights and the Air Curtains integrated into the outer air intakes and are inserted into the front apron in a horizontal T.

This design was originally developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for the intake air in jet engines and later became a feature of classical racing cars.

The variant is further equipped with sporty 18-inch light alloy wheels in V-Spoke Style 780 Bicolour. Owners can also look forward to a lighter, more rigid vehicle as the total weight has been further reduced by 30 kg (kerb weight of 1,460 kg) thanks to its lightweight framework.

The New BMW 320i Sport features the 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, paired with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The sports sedan is capable of generating a top speed of 235 km/h, with a maximum output of 184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.

The century sprint can be achieved in just 7.1 seconds. The New BMW 320i Sport only consumes 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 km and generates 144 g/km of CO2.

The cabin of the New BMW 320i Sport features three-zone automatic climate control, interior trim finishers in Aluminium ‘Mesheffect’, complete with the exclusive Sport leather steering wheel which adds to the thrilling driving experience.

The premium sports sedan is equipped with the BMW Live Cockpit Plus – an analogue instrument cluster with 5.7-inch display and 8.8-inch touch sensitive control display.

A first in its segment, the New BMW 320i Sport offers segment leading innovation and offering such as the Reversing Assistant for hands free, semi-autonomous convenience when reversing in narrow streets, along with the Rear View Camera that is fitted as standard.

These features are powered by the BMW Operating System 6, which also powers the BMW Digital Key for next level vehicle security and management.

The BMW Digital Key employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that allow the new BMW 320i Sport to lock and unlock and even start the engine with the newest compatible cell-phones and without needing a physical key, another first in class technology in the Malaysian premium automotive industry.

Adding onto the premium ownership experience, the BMW ConnectedDrive equips owners with Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices which reacts automatically if an accident occurs, quickly getting help for you and your passengers.

The New BMW 320i Sport is offered in five colours, namely Mediterranean Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Sunset Orange, paired with premium Black Leather Vernasca upholstery. The New BMW 320i Sport will be available at the pop-ups and all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 10th January 2020.

With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport can be owned with monthly instalment plans starting from RM 2,668.00 and RM 2,788.00 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Owners of the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport can enjoy the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for its Run Flat Tyre offering and services
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card
  • BMW Service Online

The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) for the New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport and the New BMW 320i Sport are:

  • The New BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport – RM233,800.00
  • The New BMW 320i Sport – RM 243,800.00

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Mazda CX-30 Launched In Malaysia – From RM143k

The All-New Mazda CX-30 has been officially launched in Malaysia, filling in the gap between the CX-3 and the CX-5.

On the exterior, the overall design of the CX-30 portrays the releasing and diffusing of energy built-up from the nose and the front fenders though to the rear tires in a single motion to convey a sense of strong forward motion.

Other exterior refinements include a lower body with sleekly flowing proportions of a coupe, as well as LED lights all around.

Inside, the cockpit is symmetrical and firmly centered on the driver, with all three meters in the meter cluster and the center display correctly angled towards the driving position, giving the driver an enhanced sense of unity with the vehicle and an even easier operation.

A secondary, wing shaped hood is fitted to the upper area of the dashboard. Running horizontally from the top of the meter hood to the end of the door trim on the passenger side, it generates an airy atmosphere that give the cockpit an expansive feel, as well as adding to the front passenger’s feeling of relaxation, comfort and security.

Stitching on the edge of the hood is one more expression of the CX-30’s refined interior quality. The wide floor console groups the shift lever, cup holders and commander control forward in a ‘control area’ close to the driver for convenient operation, while the gently curved knee rest behind create a warm, contrasting atmosphere.

The shift panel has an evolved version of Mazda’s ‘two-layer molding’ technology originally developed for the new Mazda3. Light striking the deep smoke-gray panel reveals a metallic pattern engraved in the base later to accentuate CX-30’s atmosphere of fine detailing and advanced character.

Luggage capacity is a generous 430 litres, enough to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby carriage and a carry-on bag.

The liftgate opening is 1,020mm wide, while the height of the flip is a relatively low 731mm, making it easier to load and unload heavy or bulky cargo.

The Active Driving Display, meters and center display were all redesigned to present information in a simple fashion, while the fonts used were unified to create a pleasing and consistent look.

Where infotainment is concerned, the CX-30 adopts an 8.8-inch wide-screen center display, offering simplified operation that requires only the use of the commander control, it also features a new intuitive guidance system that makes the commander control easier to operate.

The standard audio system features a 3-way, 8-speaker configuration with 3L woofers mounted at the sides of the cowl, 2.5cm tweeters on the left and right sail garnishes and 8cm squawkers on the upper section of the front and rear door trim.

Under the hood, the CX-30 gets two engine options – the latest Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine and a 1.8-litre SKYACTIV-D turbodiesel.

While the former makes 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque, while the new diesel engine produces 114 hp and 270 Nm of torque. All variants are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers power exclusively to the front wheels.

In the area of active safety, CX-30’s i-Activsense, is available on the CX-30 High variants, while further evolved technologies to help prevent accidents through advanced brake control enhance the omnidirectional sensing capability Mazda is pursuing.

Other i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features includes; Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), High Beam Control (HBC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) with Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS), Front & Rear Smart Brake Support (SBS) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC).

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MAN Truck and Bus Malaysia Appoints New MD

MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN) today announced it has appointed Andrew O’Brooks as its new managing director, who will lead the execution of several strategic initiatives for Malaysia, in line with MAN’s global direction and motto of ‘Simplifying Business’ for its customers.

O’Brooks, who is originally from UK, brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry. Prior to joining MAN, O’Brooks has held several leading management positions for the Volvo Group, serving as Country Managing Director in United Kingdom, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

“Simplifying business for our customers – by making business processes easier and more effective for them – is one of MAN’s chief goals. Andrew O’Brooks’ knowledge of the industry, along with his international experience and clear customer focus, makes him a real asset to help us drive this forward for MAN in Malaysia.  We are very pleased to welcome him on board in what are exciting times for our company”, said Thilo Halter, Head of Area Asia Pacific.

In starting his new role at MAN Malaysia, O’Brooks is taking over from Richard Frenz, who will take up a new role in MAN Truck & Bus in Munich. A first among several strategic initiatives announced by O’Brooks is the opening of a new service centre in Port Klang to offer fleet operators and customers with more efficient and timelier vehicle care.

The new service centre which will take up more than 2-acre of land, is slated to be operational by March 2020. It will come with six service bays and all the necessary equipment to provide the highest level of service and repairs including a MAN Cats III® Diagnostic system and air-conditioning servicing, ample trailers parking space as well as a customer lounge with refreshments and complimentary wi-fi.

Long-haul trucks plying the backbone of the country will benefit from all MAN’s strategically located service centres as they will not need to travel off route for their sales and service needs. The new facility in Port Klang will be MAN’s fourth service centre on top of its existing centres in Rawang, Prai and Johor Bahru.

“One of the main emphasis for us at MAN is always on being closer and more accessible to our customers, on top of providing them with the best solutions for their transportation needs. The Port Klang service centre is the first among many to come. With the various new initiatives we will be implementing this year, I am confident we will be able to continue to provide high quality products and serve our customers faster and better”, said O’Brooks.

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New Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance Launched – RM189k

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched the new Passat 2.0TSI Elegance in Malaysia, four months after its German market launch in September.

A refreshed front and rear profile distinguish the new Passat from its
previous iteration, while other distinctions include the “Passat” lettering
stretched across its rear and bold 18-inch “Liverpool” alloy wheels.

Adding to its character is a redesigned lighting signature – an all-LED headlight system, front and rear sequential turn signals and a three-wing tail light design – completing the overall look of this global bestseller.

Inside, the new Passat comes with an assortment of new materials and decorative design elements that provide the cabin with a luxurious and stylish ambience.

Updates include newly-designed door trims, 30-colour ambient lighting, and a new leather multi-function steering wheel with new ergonomic multifunction button for convenience and connectivity at the touch of a button.

Comfort is a priority, and the new Passat is decked in supple leather seats
and 12-way driver electric seat with 3-zone Climatronic air-conditioning
system for all passengers. New to the list is a power-operated roll up rear
sunshades.

Under the hood, the new Passat is powered by a new 2.0TSI turbocharged
engine paired with a new and improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift
gearbox (DSG) that produces an impressive output of 190PS and a torque
of 320Nm.

New safety features include Side Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, complete with 180- degree detection range of up to 50 metres. While on the road, the new Passat’s Blind Spot Monitoring System keeps the car secure in its lane with a detection range of up to 70 metres.

An added convenience is the new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, with integrated sensors on all four tyres to monitor individual pressure readings based on user preference.

Other safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) as well as Hill-hold Control, Automatic Post-Collision
Braking System and Proactive Passenger Protection System.

The new Passat Elegance is available in six colours and two finishes.
Metallic colours are Aquamarine Blue, Manganese Grey, Reflex Silver and
Tamarind Brown, while pearl-effect colours are Deep Black and a new Oryx
White. Pearl-effect colours are available without any additional surcharge to the overall price of the new Passat.

The new Passat Elegance is priced at RM187,990, and for a limited time
only is offered with free 1-year insurance. The first 50 owners of the new
Passat Elegance will also receive a complimentary pair of TVR (Total
Vintage Revival) sunglasses worth RM1,890.

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2020 Perodua Bezza launched – From RM34,580

The 2020 Perodua Bezza has been officially launched in Malaysia, with the carmaker expecting to deliver some 5,600 units in January.

Unveiled at Sentul Depot, Sentul West earlier today by Perodua Chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, the 2020 Perodua Bezza adds contemporary looks and advanced safety technology to a compact, great-value package that continues to offer fuel efficiency, dependability, space, practicality, ease to drive and low ownership costs.

Priced from RM34,580 to RM49,980, on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia, the 2020 Perodua Bezza comes in 1.0 G MT, 1.0 G AT, 1.3 X AT and 1.3 AV AT variants.

“The 2020 Perodua Bezza is the result of our many engagements with our valued customers. The improvements we have made are centred around the ideas of smart design, smart drive and smart safety,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

The 2020 Perodua Bezza appears bolder than its predecessor, with sharp LED headlamps that are standard across the board framing an angular and imposing front bumper.

Two-tone side skirts, also standard across the range, join a restyled rear bumper and striking 15-inch 10-spoke alloys (on 1.3 litre variants) for a cohesive and confident look all round.

Two body colours new to the Bezza – Garnet Red (exclusive to 1.3 litre variants) and Granite Grey – join the four existing hues on offer, namely Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Ocean Blue and Sugar Brown.

White-illuminated gauges uplift the interior, while keyless entry and start, as well as front corner sensors, are offered on 1.3 litre variants. All variants get power-adjustable side mirrors and reverse sensors; the AV adds a reverse camera and its side mirrors can retract with the push of a button.

Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 (ASA 2.0*) suite of driver assistance safety systems makes its debut in the Bezza range on the AV variant, making it the most affordable sedan in Malaysia with such a feature.

ASA 2.0 comprises Pedestrian Detection (up to 50 km/h), Pre-Collision Warning (up to 100 km/h), Pre-Collision Braking (up to 80 km/h), Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control, all of which work together to mitigate collisions.

Meanwhile, the X variant now gains the Vehicle Stability Control and traction control already previously offered on the AV variant.

“With an upper-body developed completely by Perodua, the original Bezza was our first sedan and Malaysia’s first Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) sedan when it launched in 2016.

To date, some 184,000 units have found Malaysian homes. “We are confident the bolder and smarter 2020 Perodua Bezza will continue to carry the torch – our aim is to sell 4,000 units monthly on average,” Dato’ Zainal said.

“To learn more about the 2020 Perodua Bezza and take it for a spin, do speak to our friendly authorised sales advisors at any of our sales outlets nationwide. Please also visit our revamped website at ww.perodua.com.my to stay up-to-date on the latest Perodua has to offer,” he added.

The 2020 Perodua Bezza comes with a five-year/150,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).

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Mitsubishi Giving Up To RM12,000 Rebate for CNY

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, is offering low interest rate of up to 0.88% for selected Triton variants exclusive with Maybank or Public Bank hire purchase only.

This promotion is in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivities and promotion is valid from today until end January 2020.

Customers who book and register a new Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X, Triton VGT AT Premium and Triton VGT MT Premium can choose to either enjoy interest rate of up to 0.88%, OR cash rebates:

Customers who book and register a new Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre will enjoy cash rebates up to RM4, 000 plus 2-Year Free Maintenance and RM2, 000 plus 2-Year Free Maintenance respectively.

The Outlander 2.0-litre is priced at RM137, 888 while the Outlander 2.4-litre is priced at RM152,888. Safety is the Outlander’s strongest suit, befitting its role as a 7-Seater family vehicle.

The Outlander comes with 4WD, seven SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.

The Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV 4WD and 2WD come with cash rebates up to RM12, 000 and RM8, 000 respectively. The ASX 4WD is priced at RM133,336 while the ASX 2WD is priced at RM118, 866.

The Outlander and ASX come with five years warranty/unlimited mileage.

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Buy A Honda This Month And Get Rebates, Cash Bonus, And Gifts

Honda Malaysia today announced the “2020 Starts Now” campaign in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities.

The “2020 Starts Now” campaign offers triple rewards amounting up to RM10,000* comprising Prosperity Rebate, RM888 Extra Bonus and Exclusive Gifts. All customers need to do is to register their new Honda cars between 1st and 31st January 2020.

The campaign is applicable for Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, City Hybrid, HR-V, HR-V Hybrid, BR-V, CR-V and Odyssey models.

For more information on “2020 Starts Now” campaign or to test drive any Honda models, customers can visit any of the authorised Honda dealerships nationwide or call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my for more information.

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31 New Scania Buses For Perdana Express

Perdana Group signs Maintenance Contracts and Ecolution partnership while receiving new Scania buses to provide passengers with a  safer, more comfortable, and greener ride

Perdana Group, operator of Perdana Express, Darul Iman Express and Lienadia Express has just signed a Maintenance, Repair & Maintenance Contract and Ecolution partnership with Scania Malaysia for 78 of its buses as part of their efforts in providing passengers with a safer, more comfortable, and greener journey.

Scania and Perdana Expares

In an official signing ceremony held at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Managing Director of Perdana Express, Tuan Haji Laili Ismail also added 31 new Scania buses to Perdana Group’s fleet.

“At Perdana Group, we believe in safety and comfort for our passengers. The contracts we signed today are a validation of the high quality service by Scania’s skilled workshop personnel in ensuring that our customers have peace of mind during their travels,” commented Tuan Haji Laili.

Perdana Group also signed up as a Scania Ecolution partner as part of the Group’s sustainability efforts to reduce their CO2 emissions. The Group will have Ecolution for its entire fleet starting with 22 buses as pilot and expanding from there. Scania Ecolution partnership focuses on reducing fuel consumption and operating cost, which translate to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Perdana Express, a major bus express company in Malaysia that was established back in 2009, offers bus services to destinations across Peninsular Malaysia covering the East coastal states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang; the Northern states of Kedah, Penang and Perlis; the central region of Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka and the Southern region, namely Johor. The company currently owns over 100 Scania buses in their fleet and has been a Scania customer since 2010.

In conjunction with the contract signing, Perdana Express also received new Scania buses to strengthen its connection between the East Coast to the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as expansion to the Northern Region in particular Tanjung Malim and Parit Buntar.

The first batch of the new buses were handed over by the Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström to the Managing Director of Perdana Express, Tuan Haji Laili Haji Ismail during the signing ceremony.

“Investing in more Scania buses is a testimony of our trust and faith in the performance and reliability that Scania has given us for more than a decade when we started this business.,” added Tuan Haji Laili.

Perdana Express invested in Scania’s K410EB6X2 buses that are equipped with Scania Opticruise, full air suspension, electronic braking system (EBS), Scania Retarder, and traction control, a higher torque at lower revs engine, and fully adjustable steering wheel and hanging pedals. These features ultimately result in a bus that is safe, comfortable and fuel-efficient for both passengers and drivers during long distance travel while minimising impact to the environment.

“Today’s signing and handover ceremony is a testament of Scania’s on-going drive towards sustainability with our far-reaching 2050 commitment in reducing the carbon footprint to net zero. By providing our customers with sustainable transport solutions, we can achieve mutually beneficial results of profitability for their business and reducing the environmental effects of our operations,” commented Marie.

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Hyundai i30N 275hp Hot Hatch Launched In Malaysia – RM298k

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today launched its i30 N high-performance 5-door hot hatch, which will officially go on sale exclusively on Lazada Malaysia during its 12.12 Grand Year End Sale.

Limited to only 20 units, the i30 N will be available for pre-order from 2 December, through Lazada’s Chup Dulu pre-order feature.

“Chup Dulu” enables shoppers to enjoy exclusive deals and unbeatable prices on selected items by paying a deposit via the Lazada app to reserve the items.

From 2 to 11 December, shoppers can “Chup” their Hyundai i30 N by paying a 50% deposit on the booking fee of RM2,000 (RM1,000) via the Lazada app.

Simply check-out and pay the balance of the booking fee (RM1,000) from 12 to 14 December to secure the booking. The deposit is non-refundable if the full booking fee payment is not completed.

Buyers will then be contacted by a Hyundai representative to proceed to purchase their vehicle at their preferred Hyundai showroom. The 20 shoppers who successfully complete payment of the full booking fee
(RM2,000) and receive loan approval for their vehicle will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Korea for an exclusive track day experience.

The i30 N is Hyundai’s first true high-performance car, developed to debut the N division and redefine the way in which the world views our vehicles.

Priced at RM298,888 (Peninsula Malaysia, excluding insurance), the complete built-up i30 N Performance model is powered by a 2.0 T-GDI turbocharged engine which delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque.

Paired to the engine is a 6-speed manual gearbox which sends power exclusively to the front wheels.

Key features on the Hyundai i30 N Performance include 19-inch alloy wheels, Red Brake Caliper with N logo, Driver and Front Passenger Seat with Electric Adjustments, Faux Suede & Leather Seat Trim, five drive modes to choose from, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD), sound, steering and rev-matching, Launch Control, a newly developed instrument cluster with a floating 8-inch screen, as well as a generous list of safety features.

That being said, the i30 N is entitled to a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty. It is available for viewing at Sime Darby Auto Hyundai Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.

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Scania Appoints New Managing Director for Scania Finance Asia

Scania has appointed Steve Wager as the Managing Director of Scania Finance Asia effective 1 November 2019.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Steve is a British national and a chartered certified accountant since 1985. He brings with him over 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Managing Director of Scania China since August 2016 where he increased Scania’s sales volume five fold and increased the recognition of the Scania brand in the huge China market.

Steve was also responsible for doubling the market share in South Africa and placing Scania second in the market when he was the Managing Director of Scania South Africa from 2012 to 2016.

“I am looking forward to be part of Scania’s total solutions approach in the region and especially in Malaysia. Our customers continue to appreciate the wide range of solutions under-one-roof that we can provide. They also continue to appreciate Financial Services as a product that helps them achieve more profitability,” said Steve.

Steve succeeds Matthew Lawrence, who has ended his 5-year tenure will move on to his new role as Scania Finance China’s Managing Director effective 1 November 2019.

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