Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just launched its mid-year service campaign for all customers with additional discounts offered to Hyundai Loyalty Card holders.
Ongoing until 31July 2021, customers who send in their vehicles to any Hyundai authorised service centre will enjoy discounts of 15 percent on selected parts and 10 percent on labour charges. Hyundai Loyalty Card holders who do the same however, will enjoy greater discounts of 25 percent on selected parts and 15 percent on labour charges.
Selected parts entitled for discounts include gaskets, oil filters, air filters, spark plugs and more.
Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, said Hyundai service campaigns are held 2 to 3 times a year to encourage customers to adopt a periodic and extensive maintenance culture for their vehicles.
“This year, we are offering more value to our customers with the launch of the Hyundai Loyalty Card which entitles customers to even greater discounts. The loyalty card is offered complimentary to existing customers and with the purchase of every new Hyundai vehicle. It is also offered complimentary to anyone who owns a Hyundai car. All who are interested can apply for the Loyalty Card from any authorised Hyundai service centre nationwide,” added Mr Low.
Hyundai Loyalty Card
The Hyundai Loyalty Card is an exclusive privilege that comes automatically with the ownership of any Hyundai model. Membership privileges include exclusive monthly promotions, such as a 20 percent discount on KLIMA Fresh and BlueChem products for April to May.
Customers can expect more privileges in the future, such as birthday month discounts on after sales service, discounts on Hyundai merchandise and a higher trade-in value when they purchase another new Hyundai vehicle. Existing customers can register for their complimentary Hyundai Loyalty Card at any Authorised Hyundai Service Centre nationwide and check for promotional updates via Hyundai’s official website.
Spare parts clearance sale ending tomorrow
On a separate note, Hyundai owners who are looking for spare parts at discounted prices have just one day left to get their hands on what they want as Sime Darby Motors and e-Commerce partner SpareXHub are currently organising a clearance sale with discounts up to 90% on selected aged genuine Ford and Hyundai car spare parts.
The virtual grand sale will take place online at www.sparexhub.com until 10 June 2021.
Sime Darby Motors and e-Commerce partner SpareXHub is currently organising a clearance sale with discounts up to 90% on selected aged genuine Ford and Hyundai car spare parts.
The virtual grand sale will take place online at www.sparexhub.com until 10 June 2021.
Up to 7,000 genuine spare parts
“Our partnership with SpareXHub acts as a vehicle for Sime Darby Motors to provide our loyal customers access to over 3,000 Hyundai and 7,000 Ford genuine aged spare parts, ranging from service items such as filters and sensors, to body parts, such as bumpers and windscreens,” mentioned Alan Scott Gascoyne, Head of Aftersales, Malaysia Retail & Distribution, Sime Darby Motors.
“Sime Darby Motors has embarked on the digital transformation journey in many aspects of our business and is integrating digital retail options into our existing operations. This hybrid initiative with SpareXHub helps us meet the needs of online customers and aftermarket players to purchase selected genuine aged spare parts,” emphasised Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution for Malaysia, Sime Darby Motors.
“Aftersales is an important part of Sime Darby Motors’ business, and this initiative will allow our customers to continue to maintain their vehicles with the manufacturer’s recommended genuine spare parts even after the warranty period has expired. Additionally, customers can continue to enjoy the performance, comfort and safety aspects of their vehicle without compromise due to parts pricing,” Gan added.
For more information on product and pricing and to take advantage of this grand clearance sale of genuine Ford and Hyundai aged spare parts, visit www.sparexhub.com today or leave a message on SpareXHub’s website or Facebook page.
Besides Ford and Hyundai, Sime Darby Motors is also representing luxury brand such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche to broad appeal market brands including Ford and Hyundai, as well as commercial vehicles.
Sime Darby Motors is actively involved in all facets of the automotive business – from importation and assembly, to distribution, retail and rental. Its retail operations feature some of the best and latest state-of-the-art facilities in the region. In Malaysia, Sime Darby Motors operates 29 dealerships representing the BMW, MINI, Hyundai, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Volvo and Auto Selection brands.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has introduced its step-up financing plan, offering flexible and affordable repayment of up to nine years with 90 per cent loan as part of Hyundai’s Distinctive Raya Promotion.
According to Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, this step-up financing scheme is introduced to allow customers to purchase a new car with a more affordable payment plan, especially in conjunction with the upcoming Raya celebration.
The Kona’s monthly instalment starts from as low as RM958, Elantra from RM1,098, Grand Starex from RM1,348, Santa Fe from RM1,388 and the Sonata from RM1,548 – all of which are based on a 90 percent loan and nine years repayment period.
“The bank’s recent implementation of stricter loan approvals has resulted in tougher loan approvals. We understand the predicament of our customers, therefore we have introduced this step-up financing scheme to help lower their monthly commitments when purchasing a new car and hopefully, help them in securing a loan,” said Mr Low.
Mr Low added that this Raya is a good time to buy a new Hyundai as customers can take advantage of the step-up financing plan, while at the same time enjoy cost savings from the sales tax exemption which has been extended until 30 June.
Hyundai’s Distinctive Raya Promotion is designed to reflect HSDM’s promise to offer customers a rejuvenated experience and a distinctive value of car ownership in line with its tagline ‘Geared for Distinction.’
“With every product and service offering, we aim to surpass our customers’ expectations by creating distinctive experiences and providing excellent value. We are constantly studying customers’ expectations of our products and offerings and we will keep improving not only to meet them but also to exceed their expectations,” said Low.
Free massage chair
Only while stocks last, customers who purchase any of the 2020 Hyundai models from now until 30 June 2021 will receive an OGAWA Smart Vogue Prime massage chair worth RM11,999.
All Hyundai models are entitled to a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty as well as a 3-year or up to 50,000km free maintenance whichever comes first.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has introduced a new Executive variant for its seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra, which is offered at the more accessible price of RM139,888 (Peninsula Malaysia, excluding insurance).
With two variants now available, i.e the Executive and Premium, HSDM aims to capture a bigger market share of the C-segment passenger car market which is currently being dominated by the Honda Civic.
RM19,000 cheaper than Elantra Premium
The Executive variant, which is priced RM19,000 lower than the Premium variant, enjoys most of the features of the Premium variant, which also include the following SmartSense features:
Blind Spot-Collision Warning
Rear Cross Traffic – Collision Warning
Safe Exit Warning
Rear Occupant Alert
Apart from that, this new entry level variant comes with Black Fabric Seat, Manual Seat Adjustment, 4.2-inch TFT LCD Cluster, and a Day & Night Rear View Mirror.
The Elantra is built on a new vehicle platform as well as an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) that is mated with a Smartstream G1.6 petrol engine. It is capable of producing 123PS at 6,300rpm and a peak torque of 154Nm at 4,500rpm. With four drive modes to choose from, i.e Smart, Comfort, Eco and Sport, the Elantra offers an exhilarating drive.
Designed based on Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design concept, it carries an intricate design of geometric crystals cut and divided body surfaces which, coupled with the clever usage of lined patterns, resulting in colourful ‘Parametric Dynamics’.
Though the car now has a sleeker roofline compared to its predecessor, its headroom is not compromised. The Elantra boasts 1030mm of front headroom and 947mm of rear headroom.
The longer wheelbase also provides a best-in-class 964mm of rear legroom while the wider track width means improved shoulder room in the front and rear. With over 474 litres of boot space and 60/40 split folding rear seats, this also makes it convenient to transport big bulky items.
The Elantra also delivers outstanding comfort, functionality and practicality. The “immersive cocoon” interior envelops the driver in a technologically-advanced and sophisticated cabin that is akin to entering an airplane cockpit.
Apart from being equipped with 6 airbags, the Elantra has a host of other standard safety features as well, such as the Electronic Stability Control, Antilock Braking System, Downhill Brake Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Brake Assist System, Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Management and Immobiliser.
The Elantra comes with a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty. It is available for viewing at all Hyundai showrooms nationwide.
Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS), Malaysia’s fastest-growing corporate multi-brand used car dealer under Sime Darby Motors, is introducing an Extended Warranty Program for pre-owned cars in collaboration with Guard My Ride (GMR) and RHB Insurance.
The new Extended Warranty Program, offers pre-owned vehicle owners peace of mind with comprehensive warranty coverage as well as repair and service for the following:
Transmission oil leaks
Air conditioning system
The programme also offers complimentary towing service to nationwide panel workshops for repair and servicing, insurance coverage and insurance underwriting.
Vehicles with mileage of under 140,000 km and less than 8 years are eligible for the programme which is priced between RM2,200 and RM6,900 per year depending on the vehicle age and type. The Extended Warranty Program can be purchased at SDAS Glenmarie showroom and is also open to customers who purchase pre-owned vehicles from SDAS.
SDAS Managing Director Vi Thim Juan said the company aims to be a one-stop-centre for customers in the pre-owned vehicle market, catering to all their needs which include retail of good quality and thoroughly checked multi-brand pre-owned vehicles, service and repairs, as well as its latest Extended Warranty Program.
“SDAS strives to keep innovating our offerings in anticipation of customers’ needs, and hopefully exceed the demand of our customers. We aim to set ourselves apart from the competition and we are determined to only offer quality products and services that are akin to the 3S centres,” said Vi.
On the collaboration with its partners GMR and RHB insurance, GMR will be the service provider for all the extended warranty claims, towing service and repair work while RHB insurance is the motor insurance and insurance underwriter provider.
From one brand to many
Sime Darby Auto Selection recently expanded its offerings from being a certified BMW Premium Selection dealer to a nationwide multi-brand dealer with several locations in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru today. It is a unit under Sime Darby Motors, one of Asia Pacific’s leading automotive groups actively involved in all facets of the automotive business – from importation and assembly to distribution, retail and rental.
Guard My Ride provides a comprehensive extended warranty service backed by RHB insurance for used and recond car owners, with a definitive focus on being transparent to their customers throughout the whole claims process – on top of having a fast turnaround rate.
Their current partnerships include MyTukar, Evo Malaysia and Sime Darby Auto Selection. Guard My Ride also puts a lot of emphasis on the appointment of panel workshops that aims to provide an excellent standard of car servicing and maintenance quality.
Sime Darby Motors clocked another milestone with the official launch of its automotive facility, Sime Darby Motors City in Ara Damansara earlier this week.
Touted as the largest automotive complex in Southeast Asia, Sime Darby Motors City spans across 8.6 acres with an overall built-up area of 1.3 million square feet over eight levels.
Six brands under one roof
The complex houses six flagship centres featuring ten flagship brands represented by Sime Darby Motors in Malaysia, namely BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, Motorrad, Porsche and Volvo. It also has an indoor facility capable of housing close to 100 vehicles under Sime Darby Motors’ pre-owned car business Sime Darby Auto Selection.
Integrated with the latest technologies to enrich the overall customer experience at every touch point, the facility boasts almost 200 service bays, approximately 700 customer parking and electric vehicle (EV) charging bays and the capacity to display more than 180 vehicles.
Supporting the facility are approximately 60 Auto Bavaria technicians for BMW, MINI and Motorrad and over 110 certified technicians. This includes technicians who hold the highest level of certification by the principal brands, including the Zertifizierter Porsche Techniker Gold Certification which is streamlined for Porsche technicians worldwide. Brands like Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar and Land Rover also have certifications with the highest being trained as Master Technicians.
Fully digital infrastructure
At the heart of the facility’s digital infrastructure is its Vehicle Tracking Management system which utilises a camera-based parking guide and customisable signages to ensure a higher level of guidance, security and convenience for the customer.
It also allows for quicker collection of vehicles upon completion of service. Internally, the facility’s digitalised infrastructure communicates the status of each vehicle in real-time, ensuring greater efficiencies are achieved.
IoT-powered Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras have also been installed, as part of a contactless self-check-in system, which enables customers’ appointment data to be accessed, upon their arrival.
Concurrently, a service advisor will be alerted and automatically assigned to the customer, allowing for a seamless experience. The deployment of these technologies will be rolled out progressively throughout Sime Darby Motors City.
Once in the showroom, customers can opt for a contactless self-check-in which utilises a QR code system. This will allow customers to be placed immediately in the queue without having to wait to be attended to, allowing for a fuss-free service experience. The introduction of this check-in system will be introduced across all brands at Sime Darby Motors City.
To support these enhancements to the after-sales experience, Sime Darby Motors has also digitalised the business for its sales representatives. This includes the introduction of a mobile application, which has enabled sales representatives to be connected anytime and anywhere with real-time data to better serve customers. With the mobile application, they can now populate and print application forms wirelessly, minimising steps in the administrative process and reducing customers’ waiting time.
Sime Darby Motors City also welcomes partners from our mobility collaborations; SOCAR, Malaysia’s leading car-sharing network and myTukar, Malaysia’s fastest growing online used car trading platform. The complex will have designated parking bays for SOCAR vehicles – ideal for customers dropping off their vehicles for service, and will be a showcase centre for myTukar trade-in vehicles, in collaboration with Sime Darby Auto Selection.
The facility is equipped with specialised EV-certified technicians and designated areas for EV charging, storage and repairs as well, which are currently available at Auto Bavaria, Auto Hyundai, Auto Performance and Swedish Auto.
And then we have Sime Darby Auto Performance which houses a high speed EV charging station that is capable of delivering a maximum of 175 kW, able to provide a near-full charge within 36 minutes, which is at least eight times faster than the fastest Alternating Current (AC) charger available at 22 kW.
The complex is a Green Building Index (GBI) certified facility built with sustainability in mind and incorporates technologies to cultivate a paperless organisational culture.
Grand Launch Weekend
To commemorate the launch, Sime Darby Motors City will be organising a “Grand Launch Weekend” with attractive deals across the six flagship stores between 16 and 18 April 2021. Interested customers are advised to make an appointment, in adherence with the government’s COVID-19 standard operating procedures on crowd control and physical distancing.
In an effort to reward Hyundai owners that have stayed with the brand for a long time, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), the sole distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia has just launched two new after sales loyalty programmes called the “i-Care Plus” as well as a Loyalty Card which offers various discounts and freebies exclusively for Hyundai customers.
According to Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors, the Hyundai i-Care Plus programme is only eligible for vehicles that are four years old or older. How it works is that customers can sign up for the programme at any of Hyundai’s authorised service centres nationwide.
For only RM20, customers will get six discount vouchers which offer a 10 percent discount on selected parts, and a 5 percent discount on labour charges, in addition to two free bottles of engine oils and an oil filter.
However, it is said that the i-Car Plus programme will only be available for a limited time from 1st April, but those who purchase it will get to enjoy the benefits of the i-Care Plus programme is for 35 months from the date of purchase.
The Loyalty Card, on the other hand, is an exclusive privilege that comes automatically with the ownership of any Hyundai model. Membership privileges include exclusive monthly promotions, such as a 20 percent discount on KLIMA Fresh and BlueChem products for the month of April.
Customers can expect more privileges in the future such as birthday month discounts on after sales service, discounts on Hyundai merchandise and a higher trade-in value when you purchase another new Hyundai vehicle. Existing customers can register for their complimentary Loyalty Card at any Authorized Hyundai Service Centre nationwide and check for promotional updates via Hyundai’s official website.
Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, said the new customer loyalty programmes are testimony to the company’s promise in offering distinctive value to Hyundai car owners here, in the spirit of its tagline ‘Geared for Distinction.’
“We hope to bring more value and benefits to our customers through such specially designed programmes, as we focus on enhancing the customer experience with Hyundai,” added Mr Low.
Those who are interested to find out more about these programmes or any of Hyundai’s other products and services, may contact Hyundai directly.
HSDM’s complete car line-up includes the Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, i30 N, Sonata, Kona, Santa Fe and the Grand Starex.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today announced that they will be launching the Hyundai Palisade luxury SUV in Malaysia this year. Also confirmed to be launched very soon is the facelifted 2021 Hyundai Kona compact SUV.
Powering the Palisade is an Atkinson-cycle 3.8-liter V6 dual CVVT direct-injected petrol engine which produces 291 hp and 355 Nm of torque.
The biggest Hyundai ever
Taking inspiration from aviation technology, the Palisade’s key features include a Heads-Up Display (HUD) that projects a virtual image onto the windshield to help driver road visibility. This feature also uses a system of mirrors combined with a full-color TFT LCD display and features adjustable brightness to ensure excellent day and night-time visibility.
The Palisade also boasts an industry-first, innovative new roof vent diffuser design that provides a focused, partially-diffused or fully-diffused stream of air to rear passengers. This new diffuser vent design provides quieter rear air conditioning airflow, draft-free operation, more uniform distribution of air and the capability for a focused stream of air whenever desired.
Another model to look forward to this year is the facelifted 2021 Kona. Among the highlights of the facelifted Kona are a new Smartstream G2.0 Atkinson engine mated to a CVT transmission, a more refined front fascia design, new 17 and 18-inch wheels, an enhanced SmartSense state-of-the-art safety package and a remote starter.
The Two-Wheel Drive KONA Smartstream G2.0 Atkinson four-cylinder petrol engine that is paired with a CVT automatic produces 149 PS of power at 6,200 rpm and 180 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The Smartstream engine offers dynamic performance with a smoother, comfortable driving experience, reduced emissions and better fuel efficiency.
On the exterior, the Kona received an urban sporty styling as part of Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness global design theme. The new exterior design is even more provocative and sensuous than before with a curved bonnet design.
This facelifted version also projects a more sophisticated and progressive look in its interior. The new console area gets a new horizontal layout while the air vents and speakers also get new rings with aluminium finish.
Also included in the new version is an upgraded ambient lighting technology that lights up the cupholder and foot lamps on the front passenger and driver side. New interior colour options, materials and trims are also to be expected.
Low said that while the Palisade and the facelifted Kona are among models that HSDM will be launching this year, other new models are also in the pipeline and is bound to excite the market. Fans should continue to follow HSDM’s news to find out when the new models are due for launch.
In case you didn’t know, Hyundai has named its dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lineup brand “Ioniq”, which is actually the name of the model’s hybrid car that we’re familiar with.
However, the Ioniq which we have is ancient history as far as Hyundai is concerned, and the Ioniq name has already gone to the next level. In fact, the brand has just unveiled the first teaser image of the upcoming Ioniq 5 midsize SUV, the first model under the Ioniq brand.
On the exterior, the Ioniq 5’s signature design elements will include Parametric Pixels, the smallest unit of digital imaging, as well as its eco-friendly Colour Material Finish (CMF) direction that connects the analogue with digital emotions, showcasing the IONIQ brand’s timeless design value.
The Ioniq 5 is also the first Hyundai vehicle to feature a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car, thus minimizing panel gaps and creating a clean and high-tech overall look.
Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme, offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV.
“The Ioniq 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”
Hyundai Motor has also released four teaser videos to spark curiosity about the new model, each presenting viewers with a sneak peek at IONIQ 5’s core technologies, raising expectations for the company’s dedicated BEV lineup brand and its first entry.
Three ‘Ultimate Camping’ videos show a camper using various electrical appliances powered by IONIQ 5’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology that functions as a general power supply (110/220V). In each video, the camper is seen using IONIQ 5’s 3.5KW of V2L-supplied power to roast a turkey in a large oven, listen to music on high-end audio speakers, and exercise on a treadmill—all at a camping site.
The ‘5 Min Challenge’ video highlights IONIQ 5’s ultra-fast charging capability that enables it to drive more than 100km with only a 5-minute charge (WLTP Standard). To showcase this extraordinary performance, a movie trailer-style challenge was set up featuring IONIQ 5 and three devices—a smartphone, laptop and action camera—that were each charged for 5 minutes and competed to be the last to survive.
Beginning with these videos, Hyundai Motor plans to release even more engaging content that highlights the enhanced lifestyle that new IONIQ 5 customers will experience.
That being said, the Ioniq 5 will debut on a virtual world premiere event in February 2021.
If you happen to own a vehicle from a brand under Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, and it is no longer under warranty, finding genuine parts a competitive price will no longer be an issue. Here’s why…
Sime Darby Motors Malaysia (SDM Malaysia) has teamed up with SpareXhub, in its ongoing efforts to further digitalize the customer experience to offer vehicle owners an additional avenue to purchase genuine automotive spare parts at highly competitive prices.
“This collaboration is a good example of how we consistently innovate and leverage on technology partners to enhance the customer journey, especially in the face of the current pandemic limiting in-person experience.
It is also in line with our digital transformation plan to have end-to-end digital solutions by allowing contactless orders, payment and delivery, for an improved customer experience.
Car owners, especially those without manufacturers’ warranties, can now have peace of mind when purchasing genuine spare parts from SpareXhub in a market that is flooded with original equipment manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket and used parts,” said Managing Director of SDM Malaysia’s Retail and Distribution arm, Jeffrey Gan.
“The digital transformation in the automotive industry is certainly opening up new opportunities for us. This collaboration will not only expand our digital outreach to customers with selected post warranty models, it will also cater to stockists and independent workshops who register on the online store at www.sparexhub.com,” he added.
The collaboration with SpareXhub, a genuine spare parts e-commerce platform owned by ACS Pentas (Asia) Sdn Bhd gives customers the ability to source, order and purchase original automotive spare parts of their preferred brands via a one-stop contactless platform from the comfort of their home or office, and at unbeatable prices.
Besides the benefit to customers, SDM Malaysia stands to gain operational efficiency by freeing up warehouse space and better management of parts inventory by increasing stock turnover and reducing obsolescence.