The Isuzu D-Max 1.9 will face its litmus test when it undertakes the task of conquering one of Asia’s most extreme off-road events – Sabah’s infamous Borneo Safari.
For over a decade, the Isuzu D-Max 2.5-litre and
3.0-litre have proven to be one of the most capable vehicles in the event
having safely and effectively transported members of the media through the
rugged terrain despite receiving only minimal modifications to the basic
“This year, we bring the challenge to the new
1.9-litre engine to prove just how capable it is over the unforgiving terrain
despite its small engine displacement,” said Chief Operating Officer of Isuzu
Malaysia Masayuki Suzuki.
The new ‘Blue Monster’ features the revolutionary new 1.9-litre engine, the smallest engine in its class, yet produces more power and torque than the older 2.5-litre engine while consuming less fuel and weighing 56kg less. Through innovative design and engineering, the new model is expected to perform better in the difficult off-road conditions as it has in on-road situations where the new model has impressed thus far.
Apart from the extreme mud terrain tyres,
uprated suspension to accommodate the larger wheels, heavy duty body
protection, a winch and an air snorkel, the Blue Monster remains virtually
stock standard and resembles models available to customers off the showroom
The Blue Monster was handed over to the organizing team of the Borneo Safari in Kota Kinabalu as part of Isuzu Malaysia’s commitment as the event’s Diamond Sponsor to provide media vehicles for the event.
This year’s Borneo Safari is the 29th
event in its history and the 13th year that it has received support
from Isuzu Malaysia. The event is scheduled to begin in Kota Kinabalu on 27th
October and will take a more southerly loop, skirting Beaufort, Tenom, Keningau
and Tambunan before heading back to the city on 3rd November 2019
for the closing ceremony.
Wald tuning used to be very popular in Malaysia for Japanese and also European car owners however Wald is sadly no longer sold in Malaysia but we have just seen this Wald tuned Toyota Hilux. Called the Black Bison, this is one mean looking aggressive Hilux.
In just 25 years, Wald have built a reputation as a top shelf tuner willing to go after literally any type of Japanese or European premium vehicle.
We believe that Wald is trying to build a vehicle that is, “Aggressive, Powerful and has a Muscular Style.” Often times when a tuner goes after just those qualities, they end up going overboard, but Wald has kept its tuning quite sane.
Here the Toyota Hilux is completely transformed into a menacing beast. Everything from the vents in the front fenders to the rear wing make the Black Bison look like a truck that wants to play with the Raptor. The aero kit consists of a new front bumper with signature integrated fog lamps, bold side skirts, a rear apron with integrated diffuser and new quad-exhaust system. Not to mention the wide 20 inch wheels that complete the murdered out look of the black on black beast.
Even though Wald made no modifications to the powertrain, the Toyota’s trusted diesel engine when heard through the new high performance exhaust, is more than enough to match the aggressive exterior of this Hilux Black Bison.
Only problem is the pricing. With Wald no longer officially in Malaysia, you will need to order this directly from Japan, or take a drive across to Thailand and we are sure you can get a similar looking menacing kit for your Hilux from Thai truck tuners.
There is a new pickup truck in the market and its comes from the company popularly called, the “MPV company”. Maxus has just launched their first non MPV, a pickup truck, from the same manufacturer in China that delivers all their new MPV’s. Called the Maxus T60, its is targeted at Malaysian buyers who have a renewed confidence in China made trucks.
Early bird price at RM99,000.00, also comes with RM3,000* rebate & Free upgrade to 19″ sports rim*
Mitsubishi Motors brings a strong focus on quality to all of its 4WD vehicles. Mitsubishi takes into consideration the size and use of each vehicle in order to implement the most appropriate 4WD system.
Electronically Controlled 4WD
The electronically controlled 4WD system comes in three modes which can be chosen according to the driver’s preferences and the driving conditions. Drivers can switch the drive mode instantly and while driving the vehicle. All that is required is a single touch of the drive mode selector on the centre console. The front and rear torque distribution mechanism uses electronically controlled coupling to distribute the torque between the front and rear wheels appropriately at all times, based on vehicle driving conditions and the operation by the driver, etc. Furthermore, it ensures outstanding traction performance while at the same time eliminating the tight corner braking phenomenon characteristic of 4WDs.
Booking have just opened for this all new Triton. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, held an exclusive media preview of the New Triton during the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS) at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) today. MMM will be launching the new Mitsubishi Triton in the first quarter of 2019.
“Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has been producing pick-ups for the past 40 years, since 1978. To date, over 4.7 million units have been built and are being used in some of the most extreme road conditions around the world. In Malaysia, the Triton has found more than 70,000 proud owners since its launch in 2006,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
He added “Our principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) in Japan recently launched a new global tagline called ‘Drive your Ambition’. It is a powerful statement of our commitment to the values and aspirations of its drivers. The New Triton is developed based on the concept of ‘BEYOND TOUGH’ image and we believe it will impress customers with its tougher exterior, superior handling, as well as advanced safety features.”
The New Triton is imported as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) vehicle from MMC’s regional production hub in Thailand. The Malaysian market offers five variants of the New Triton with the following estimated prices starts from RM 100K to RM 140K in Peninsular Malaysia.
Prices are quoted on-the-road without insurance (10% SST inclusive) for Individual Private Owners.
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The New Triton’s front fascia features the latest iteration of Mitsubishi Motors Dynamic Shield design language with slim headlamps flanking the grille and fog lamps and indicators tucked into the corners. The available colours are White Diamond, Black Mica, Sterling Silver and Graphite Grey Metallic.
Engine and Performance
The New Triton is powered by the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine with Variable Valve Timing technology. Coupled with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), it produces a strong 181 PS of power and 430 Nm of torque. A new 6 speed auto transmission has also been added to improve the driving efficiency in the New Triton. Driven by a Super Select 4WD II with Off-road Mode, the New Triton delivers powerful and confident driving performance across all terrains.
The New Triton will also come with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA) and Auto High Beam (AHB). Depending on the variants, the New Triton is equipped with seven SRS airbags, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Active Stability with Traction Control(ASTC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descend Control (HDC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and Brake Override System and rest reminder functions for a complete peace-of-mind driving. The safety of the Triton is further strengthened by a strong Mitsubishi Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction which is reinforced with super high tensile steel.
In conjunction with the arrival of the new model, authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealers nationwide are accepting pre-launch bookings from customers who wish to be among the first to own the New Triton in Malaysia. Be one of the first 1,000 owners to book and register a New Triton and receive an exclusive limited edition THULE all-purpose luggage bag worth RM2,000.
Ford Motor Company and its exclusive distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), today officially launched the Ford Ranger Raptor at Press Day for the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).
The Ranger Raptor – Asia Pacific’s first and only factory-built high-speed off-road performance truck – will be taking centre stage at KLIMS 2018 from 23 November to 2 December.
Priced at RM199,888.00, the Ranger Raptor comes in two enticing colours, including Lightning Blue and the Ranger Raptor’s unique Hero colour, Conquer Grey.
“We are thrilled to build on our Ranger success story here in Malaysia with the Ranger Raptor, which combines the Ranger’s renowned ‘Built Ford Tough’ character with Ford Performance DNA to set a new benchmark in off-road capability” said Truong Kim Phong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
“Everything about the Ranger Raptor builds on the already outstanding sophisticated feel and functional capability of the Ranger – Ford’s best-selling nameplate in Malaysia and one of the best-selling pickups in the market. We are confident that the Ranger Raptor will help revolutionise the market for pickup truck enthusiasts,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.
Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ranger Raptor lives up to the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA with a unique design and extraordinary capability for high-speed off-roading.
The Ranger Raptor’s powerful 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine is mated to a 10-speed transmission, standard front and rear Position Sensitive Damping (PSD) shock absorbers exclusively manufactured by FOX, and an innovative all-new Watt’s linkage rear suspension with coilover rear springs to help the Raptor push the limits in technology, innovation and driving excitement.
The Ranger Raptor features a Terrain Management System (TMS) that offers six modes that help deliver truly high performance, including the highly-anticipated Baja (‘baha’) Mode.
Additionally, the Ranger Raptor is loaded with safety and convenience features that make it suitable for both on and off-road. A host of Driver-Assist Technologies are available at the push of a button, incorporating unique design features tailored for the Ranger Raptor.
New Mustang Unveiling
Alongside the Ranger Raptor, SDAC also unveiled the New Mustang exclusively and confirmed its arrival in Malaysia next year. The New Mustang is the only unit flown into Malaysia on air freight, and will be showcased specifically for the 10-day Show. The Ford Mustang is a cultural icon and the world’s best-selling sports car for three years straight with more than one-third of its sales in global markets. Since global exports began in 2015, through December 2017, Ford has sold 418,000 Mustangs in 146 countries around the world.
SDAC is offering exclusive promotions for its vehicles at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018, including:
Visitors to the Show who make a vehicle booking of the New Ranger and New Mustang will stand a chance to grab cash vouchers in the Bi-turbo wind tunnel machine.
Customers who purchase any new Ford Ranger variant will also be in the running to win a Ranger Raptor under the ‘Buy A New Ford Ranger, Win A Ranger Raptor’ Contest.
The first 888 customers who register their new Ford Ranger will each receive an electrical goods voucher worth RM1,000.
Up to 2 years free maintenance or up to 40,000km for customers who successfully register the New Ranger including the New Ranger Raptor before 31 January 2019, whichever comes first1.
To experience the exciting line-up of Ford vehicles on offer, consumers can visit Booth#1009, Level 1, Hall 2 from 23 November to 2 December at MITEC. For more information, visit SDAC’s multilingual website www.sdacford.com.my, which also features a chatbot in English.
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, is offering attractive cash rebates for the upcoming Year End festivities 2018.
From now until end of December 2018, customers who book and register a new Mitsubishi
Outlander – the Outlander 2.0-litre and Outlander 2.4-litre will get Year End cash rebates up to RM8, 000. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-litre is currently selling fast and has limited stock. The Outlander 2.0-litre is priced at RM137, 888.00 while the Outlander 2.4-litre is priced at
RM152, 888.00. The Mitsubishi Outlander recently won ‘Best Family Ride’ at the CarSifu Editor’s Choice Awards 2018 and ‘Family SUVs of Malaysia’ award at the Cars of Malaysia awards 2018.
Customers who book the Mitsubishi Triton pick up truck will enjoy Year End cash rebates up to RM8, 000. Year End promotions for all Triton variants are as follows:
The Mitsubishi Triton recently received the ‘Pick Up Trucks of Malaysia’ award at the Cars of Malaysia awards 2018.
Last but not least, customers who opt for the Mitsubishi ASX 2WD and ASX 4WD Compact SUV will receive Year End cash rebates up to RM8, 000. The Mitsubishi ASX 2WD is priced at
RM 118,866.00, while the Mitsubishi ASX 4WD is priced at RM 133,336.08.
In addition, Mitsubishi Motors customers who service their Mitsubishi cars from 1 – 30 November will receive up to 20% discount on selected parts, additives at an attractive price and a free Popsocket Phone Holder with every service.
• Prices stated are OTR price without insurance (10% SST inclusive) for individual private owners only in Peninsular Malaysia and not applicable in duty free zones.
• Year End Promotions is valid until 31 December 2018 only.
• Terms and Conditions Apply.