In conjunction with Mazda’s 100th anniversary, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia has introduced the CX-3 Limited Edition to commemorate the occasion.
Developed by Bermaz’s MazdaSports Division, the limited edition CX-3 features various enhancements such as a unique bodykit which comprises two-tone body paint with a Piano Black roof, a front lip spoiler, a rear spoiler, Gunmetal design 18-inch alloy wheels, brushed aluminium exhaust tips, and Mazda 100th Anniversary Badges.
Inside, the theme extends to the seats, steering wheel, armrest, and the gear knob that feature a unique dark gray suede finish to match the dashboard and door trims.
Complementing the package is the Black limited edition carpet mats, and a JBL Basspro Hub 11-inch subwoofer.
Other functional enhancements include a front strut tower brace that covers the engine as well as lower front, mid and rear chassis bars for a sportier driving experience.
Power still comes courtesy of the same naturally aspirated 2.0-litre 4-cylinder SkyActiv-G petrol engine that produces 156 PSand 206 Nm of torque, which is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Limited to just 25 units, the Limited Edition package costs RM 14,500 on top of the stock CX-3 which now asks for RM126,829 (minus SST).
According to Bermaz, the Limited Edition package also comes with a 1-Year Mazda Genuine Accessory Warranty based on the period of fitment at the time of new vehicle purchase.
The limited edition CX-3 is now open for reservation and orders can be placed at any of the Mazda outlets.
As this a unique production build model, expected delivery is by the end July 2020 and will come exclusively in the Snowflake White Pearl colour.
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has officially launched the the new 2020 Range Rover Evoque luxury compact SUV in two variants:
Range Rover Evoque P200 – RM426,828
Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic – RM475,398
Looking more like a mini Velar, aesthetic improvements on the new Evoque include slimmer LED headlights and taillights as well as flush door handles.
The R-Dynamic variant features more exterior enhancements and exciting offerings including burnished copper accents on the front and rear bumpers, as well as front fender inserts that add to the vehicle’s unique appeal.
The new Evoque also boasts an All-Wheel Drive with Driveline Disconnect technology, which comes as a standard feature for both variants. The system allows the driver to fully disengage drive to the rear wheels when cruising to reduce frictional losses, and seamlessly re-engage in a fraction of a second, when conditions dictate a need for additional traction.
For more adverse conditions, the Terrain Response 2 system, which is also available as standard, is engaged to automatically adjust the vehicle’s driving character to match surface conditions. The Evoque also has the best-in-class wading depth of 600mm.
Other offerings of the R-Dynamic variant include the segment’s first ‘ClearSight Rear View Mirror’ that transforms into a high-definition (HD) video screen when activated. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, the driver can flip a switch located on the underside of the mirror to activate a camera feed from the top of the car to display the back end of the vehicle in crisp high definition.
The screen provides a 50-degree field of vision and superior visibility in low light. Exclusive for the R-Dynamic variant, the world’s first ‘ClearSight Ground View’ technology allows the driver to virtually see through the hood and under the front end of the vehicle by projecting a 180-degree view of the ground onto the vehicle’s upper touchscreen.
The new Evoque is also the first Land Rover model to feature Smart Settings, a system which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the driver’s preference. The system applies the driver’s preference to automate comfort and driver-specific media settings throughout the drive.
The new Evoque “recognises” the driver from their key fob and phone with the use of ‘self-learning’ technology, enabling specific seat and steering column position set up upon approach. Up to eight driver profiles can be registered.
After a few journeys, the Evoque remembers the driver’s preferred temperature settings, media preference and commonly dialled numbers, depending on the time or day of the week.
The Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is central to the vehicle’s digital interior experience, combining two sleek 10-inch high-definition glass touchscreens and a 12.3-inch driver display behind the steering wheel.
The result is a beautiful, ‘hidden until lit’ interior equipped with state-of-the-art digital interface. It comes standard for both Evoque and Evoque R-Dynamic variants.
Where infotainment is concerned, there is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Meridian Sound System with a total of 11 speakers including a subwoofer.
A longer wheelbase of 21mm yields an increase in the overall cabin size with improvements seen in the rear leg and knee room, as well as a larger glove box and centre console. The luggage space is also 10% larger (591 litres) and much wider, which makes it possible to fit in a folded pram or a set of golf clubs.
The space can be further increased to 1,383 litres when the flexible 40:20:40 second-row seats are folded. Lane Keep Assist, a new safety feature, helps the driver to stay in their lane by adding a necessary steering correction feature.
Under the hood, both variants get the 2.0 litre Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a ZF 9-speed automatic gearbox. While the Evoque P200 produces 200 PS and 320 Nm, the P250 R-Dynamic kicks out 249 PS and 365 Nm of torque.
Further complementing the whole package is the brand’s Efficient Driveline AWD system with Driveline Disconnect function.
All Land Rover vehicles come with Land Rover Care, which entitles owners to 5 years of free servicing, 5 years warranty and 3 years roadside assistance for peace of mind.
In conjunction with this launch, Jaguar Land Rover is offering RM3,000 worth of accessory vouchers, that can be used to purchase the new Evoque original accessories, for a limited time only.
Accessories purchased come with a 5-year warranty. All vehicles distributed by Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia are compatible with the Malaysian climate, environment, fuel quality and meet Malaysian emission standards.
All Land Rover vehicles distributed by authorised dealers come with a ‘Land Rover Care’ programme, which is based on whichever comes first, ie, a 5-year Warranty or 150,000km, 5-year Servicing or 65,000km and 3-year Roadside Assistance. Please visit www.landrover.com.my for more information.
Jaguar Classic today announced that they are reintroducing the legendary 3.8-litre XK engine block, which was fitted to many coveted Jaguar saloons and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s, including the legendary E-type.
Unavailable new for more than 50 years, these are the only brand-new XK engine blocks available.
Recreated to exact original specifications the brand-new cast iron engine block is a direct replacement for the 3.8-litre six-cylinder units originally fitted to the XK150, XK150 S, MkIX, Mk2, MkX, E-type Series 1 and S-type.
Subject to providing documentation which confirms proof of vehicle ownership, customers can choose to retain the serial number from their original engine block, which will be stamped on the new casting with an additional asterisk denoting the new block is a replacement item.
Alternatively, the new block is stamped with a new unique serial number.
New 3.8-litre Jaguar XK engine blocks are priced £14,340 each, including VAT, and come with a minimum 12 months Jaguar parts and accessories warranty1 and certificate of authenticity, exclusively from Jaguar Classic.
Kia has revealed first images of the new Kia Carnival, the fourth generation of the brand’s flagship MPV.
Released in Korean specification, the new Kia Carnival – sold in many markets worldwide as the Kia Sedona – has been designed to appeal to progressive young families, with a leading combination of innovation, flexibility, and style.
From what we can see, the new Carnival features a shorter front overhang, with the base of the A-pillar moved backwards to create a longer hood.
The folks at Kia also said that they have increased the Carnival’s wheelbase which contributes to greater space throughout the cabin, while giving the car a longer, slightly more athletic silhouette. The result is a side profile that reveals the Carnival’s more dynamic DNA.
There is also a simple yet bold character line which runs along the length of the car, linking the front and rear lamps. Beneath this clear line, the Carnival features bold wheel arches and sharp lines along the body giving it a more sculpted appearance.
The new model also features a unique ‘island roof’ design, with blacked-out A- and B-pillars supporting the body-colored roof.
From the side, one of the new car’s stand-out features is an eye-catching new C-pillar signature design, inspired by that of the new Sorento. The chrome fin, which wraps beneath the tapered rear windows and extends towards the tailgate, is finished with a subtle diamond pattern that is also reflected throughout the inside of the car.
The Carnival also features a new ‘tiger face’ which extends across the width of the vehicle. This confident, more futuristic face seamlessly integrates lamps with Kia’s iconic ‘tiger-nose’ grille.
Kia’s designers have dubbed this ‘symphonic architecture’, with the design of the front bringing together a range of detailed, technical features to create a sense of harmony and structural energy.
The Carnival’s headlamps and LED daytime running lights (DRLs) form a unique light signature. The high-beam lamps are integrated into the corner of the tiger-nose grille, with the low-beam lamps sitting separately, at the outer edges of the front of the car.
Between them, the DRLs wrap around the Carnival’s turn signal lamps, then plunge downwards, merging with the grille’s lower chrome border.
Beneath, the sculpted bumpers and lower air intake are matched with metallic trim and a black lower bumper, presenting the Carnival’s robust, SUV-inspired appearance.
At the rear, the Carnival boasts a wide, distinctive new design which uses full-width lines to emphasize the car’s sense of solidity
These lines include the sleek combination lamps, which echo the same details as the DRLs at the front of the car, integrated into a full-width light. The light bar connects visually to a sharp, sculpted line which extends downwards and wraps around the license plate.
Above the light bar is a chrome line, which started at the base of the new signature C-pillar and wraps around the base of the rear screen. Beneath the light bar, highlight lines extend across the tailgate to raise the visual center of gravity of the rear of the car.
Further enhancing its SUV-inspired design, the Carnival is finished off with a metallic lower skid plate, elevating the car further and giving it a more robust appearance.
The new Kia Carnival is due on-sale in Korea, Kia’s domestic market, later in the third quarter of 2020, with global sales in many of Kia’s markets to follow thereafter.
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has introduced it’s first-ever Mitsubishi Connect mobile application for Mitsubishi car owners in Malaysia.
The mobile app is available for download via Google Play Store and Apple App Store for free.
The Mitsubishi Connect mobile application offers a range of vehicle-related digital services,allowing Mitsubishi owners the convenience of scheduling a service appointment with their preferred MMM service centres, keep track of vehicle maintenance history and get reminders for their next car service in an easy and hassle-free manner. Mitsubishi owners may register one or multiple vehicles under one account.
The app also allows owners to stay in touch with the 24-hour Mitsubishi Assist customer careline.
Owners can access to the 24-hour breakdown assistance throughout Malaysia as well as emergency services should the situation arises. By tapping on the ‘SOS’ function on the app, user’s location can be tracked accurately using GPS locator and its details will be verified by MMM’s customer service personnel in order to send help immediately.
Mitsubishi Connect can also be used to locate the nearest Mitsubishi authorized dealer showroom and service centres with dealer information and navigation sync with the app to help get customers to the dealer of their choice or convenience.
“COVID-19 has propelled the shift towards digital transformation and now MMM is pleased to offer Mitsubishi Connect to all our owners. With the mobile application, Mitsubishi owners can adapt to the new normal by utilizing mobile technology to retrieve their vehicle and service information, as well as gain access to other functions and benefits at their fingertips no matter where they may be,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.
Other functions of the mobile app include keeping owners up to date with the latest news and promotions, search for product information and download e-Brochures.
Consumers today want the convenience of having all their motoring needs accessible in one place, instead of having to go to different outlets for sales and aftersales services.
Understanding this, E.S. Yang Motor Sdn Bhd, a Toyota authorized dealer in Johor, made the move to consolidate its three outlets in Muar into one 4S centre which could offer sales, aftersales services and also Body & Paint services.
E.S. Yang Motor started as an authorized Toyota dealer in 1993 with just a showroom in Muar. Realising that the growing number of Toyota owners in the area would also require aftersales services, the company quickly invested in expanding the business to include a service centre in 1994, becoming a 3S outlet that could offer sales, service and spare parts.
In 2012, the company made a further investment to set up a Body & Paint (B&P) Centre. This facility is important for customers to ensure that when they need repair work after an accident or refinishing the paintwork, Toyota’s highest standards will be applied as the B&P centre must adhere to standards set by Toyota Motor Corporation.
The newly opened outlet has 66 staff dedicated to sales and service. The service centre has 12 bays and can handle up to 33 vehicles daily. As with other Toyota 3S and 4S outlets, there is also a comfortable lounge for customers to wait in, with complimentary amenities such as refreshments, wifi and TV.
“We are always delighted when our dealers recognize the importance of customer care and raising the standard of services. As a long-time authorized Toyota dealer in Muar, Johor, E.S. Yang Motor has contributed to growing the reputation of the Toyota brand and now offers its customers the full range of services at one location for convenience. We commend E.S. Yang Motor on this initiative and wish them all the best in the coming years,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd.
E.S. Yang Motor is located at 333, Jalan Dato Haji Kosai, 84000 Muar, and to contact them, the phone numbers are 06 – 952 8333 for Sales and 06 – 955 6333 for Service.
Operating day : Monday – Saturday
Operating hour : 08.30am – 17.30pm
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd further assured Malaysians that every effort is made to ensure the safety and protection of customers who visit any Authorised Toyota Sales and Service Outlets. All Authorised Outlets have adopted strict guidelines for their daily operations which are in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by MITI. The SOP requires such measures as social distancing, sanitization of premises and contactless payments where possible.
“We prioritise the health and safety of all our customers and staff and will continue to take the necessary precaution and preventive measures. said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.
Ahead of the reopening of schools on 24 June, Perodua has distributed over 5,000 face shields produced by its associate to 17 secondary schools in the Hulu Selangor district.
“We contribute these face shields for the use of Form 5 and Form 6 students, teachers and support staff as they return to school after a three-month closure brought about by the Movement Control Order (MCO),” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
“Although our children, teachers and support staff will no doubt be returning to school wearing face masks, the wearing of face shields would serve as a good extra precautionary measure.
“As a caring, People First company, we believe in going beyond when it comes to safety, especially when our beloved children are involved and particularly those less fortunate,” he added.
The face shield features a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate for optimal visibility, sponge cushioning that hugs the forehead to act as a barrier against airborne droplets, and an adjustable elastic band for a snug and comfortable fit.
Perodua also contributed face shields to the Hulu Selangor District Education Office in Kuala Kubu Bharu.
“We thank the government, especially the Health Ministry, and all frontliners for working so hard to guide our nation through the COVID-19 crisis. Although we have made considerable progress, we hope the Malaysian public will continue exercising caution and complying with all health and safety guidelines,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“Perodua is happy to be contributing to Malaysia’s fight against COVID-19 by continuing to make face shields and we are looking at distributing them to community clinics in the Hulu Selangor district very soon,” he added.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is continuing to drive its online brand presence by launching an official store on Shopee.
And in conjunction with the coming 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, the brand is offering exclusive deals for cars booked via Shopee from the 23rd June till 7th July 2020.
Customers need only pay RM199 to be entitled to rewards ranging from RM4,279 up to RM14,819, depending on respective models. This includes exclusive online deals and savings, free home delivery within a 20km radius from your preferred dealership, free deep sanitization package worth up to RM150, and a free Volkswagen LEGO camper worth RM499.
Seven lucky customers who purchase a Volkswagen between 23rd June to 7th July 2020 will also stand a chance to win RM700 Shopee voucher.
The collaboration between Volkswagen and Shopee chimes with Volkswagen’s new brand design principle of ‘digital-first’. As Malaysians embrace the new normal, e-commerce platforms like Shopee, together with Volkswagen’s own eShowroom are key points of contact for new and existing customers, playing a key role in their shopping and purchase decisions. The Volkswagen store on Shopee will feature the complete line-up of models, providing a convenient alternative to those in the market for a new car.
Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM said the move to Shopee is a way for the brand to optimise its services on digital applications while offering the best deals and convenience when it comes to buying a Volkswagen. “We have achieved great success with our digital and e-commerce initiatives and being present on Shopee was the next natural step for us.
This partnership with Shopee leverages on their digital expertise and platform to connect with our customers whilst offering them irresistible deals in conjunction with Shopee’s 7.7 Mid-Year Sale.”
Range anxiety – the fear of your car running out of juice before it reaches the destination – is stressful, and it is still part of the lives of electric car owners.
However, that is about to change at least for Ford, as the company has fitted the new Mustang Mach-E with the ‘Intelligent Range’ feature to help more accurately predict how much range drivers have left, becoming more precise over time
The Intelligent Range function can accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has left, helping reduce anxiety about when and where customers can re-charge.
It will calculate range based on past driver behaviour and forecasted weather conditions – taking advantage of the cloud to predict how much energy will be used in future driving.
The vehicle battery system also reports how much energy is available, while the powertrain module tracks how much energy is being used.
Warmer or colder weather can also impact range, so Intelligent Range takes that into consideration too, updating estimated range along the way.
Since crowd-sourced data from other connected Ford electric vehicles who choose to share information on the road can improve estimates considerably, the all-electric Mustang Mach-Ecan track how much energy is used in different circumstances, including varying speed, terrain and climate conditions, so it can use fleet averages across all Mustang Mach-Es to improve range estimates – even for routes and conditions an individual customer has never driven before.
If range is impacted notably by any number of factors at the start of a trip, customers will receive a notification in their cluster highlighting the new range estimate and details about why the estimate has changed.
A future update will also allow the Mustang Mach-E to take more advantage of cloud-connected capabilities, enabling it to factor in real-time traffic conditions, road slope, the terrain and elevation of a given route, and even the temperature at their final destination.
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E – with a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to more than 595 km according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) – is one of 18 new electrified vehicles the company is introducing to Europe before the end of 2021.
So, BMW just unveiled something unique yesterday – the 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition which looks like it’s ready to be driven straight to Miami to be featured in rapper 2 Chainz’s latest video.
According to the folks at Munich, the Golden Thunder Edition touch is available for all model variants of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the new BMW 8 Series Convertible and the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé – from the BMW 840i and the BMW 840d xDrive through to the BMW M850i xDrive.
Fascinating dynamic performance is the striking quality of the BMW 8 Series models. The premium automobile manufacturer’s luxury sports car is now due to be enhanced with a touch of extravagance in all three body variants. Specific design accentuations in gold along with high-end BMW Individual equipment features for both the exterior and interior ensure an incomparable blend of sporty flair and luxury.
The edition vehicles will be produced at the BMW plant in Dingolfing starting from September 2020. The M sports package is always a standard feature in these vehicles.
Offered in either Sapphire Black metallic or Frozen Black metallic body colour, the limited edition models are supplemented by BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line with extended features and black brake calipers for the M sports brake system.
Here, a striking contrast is created by means of golden accentuation lines running from the front apron to the side skirts and on into the rear apron.
Other features finished in gold are the exterior mirror caps, the M rear spoiler (exclusively available for the BMW 8 Series Coupé) and the 20-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke design.
Inside, there is the BMW Individual Merino leather trim in black with the “Edition Golden Thunder” inscription embroidered on the front headrests, BMW Individual Alcantara Anthracite roof liner for the BMW 8 Series Coupé and BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, and Aluminium Mesh Effect Gold accents.
On the centre console, the finely structured and high-end shimmering surfaces are supplemented with an edition emblem. The edition models also feature CraftedClarity glass applications for selected controls and the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System.
Having said that, production of the 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition will begin in September in the company’s plant in Dingolfing, and will probably never make it to Malaysia.