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Friday, November 4, 2016

NEWS: Naza Kia Malaysia Announced The Kia Value 5 Programme!!!



Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of KIA vehicles in Malaysia, has introduced Kia Value 5 which guarantees the future value of Kia vehicles.

Kia Value 5 provides peace of mind to Kia customers. After five years of Kia ownership, customers will be eligible to trade-in their vehicles and get a new Kia car with a guaranteed value. 

“Kia vehicles have become synonymous with quality, design, technology and driver-friendly setups. Through the Kia Value 5 program, we want to create robust Kia used car value by guaranteeing the future value prescribed ahead, to customers who may want to upgrade to a new Kia model in five years. As the only mass model brand in Malaysia giving this opportunity to our customers, it is also the first ever Guaranteed Future Value program without any exclusive tie-up with financial institutions,” said Dato Samson Anand George, Group Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd.

At the introductory stage, starting from November 1, 2016 until December 31, 2016, customers who purchase the All-New Kia Sportage and the All-New Kia Sorento at their KIA authorised sales outlet will be entitled to the Kia Value 5 program.

“Peter Schreyer has crafted a striking design philosophy for Kia while most recently, former VP of Engineering at BMW Albert Biermann is taking handling and performance to the next level as Executive Vice President at KMC. This year, Kia became the 69th most valuable brand in the world in Interbrand’s exclusive list of the 100 ‘Best Global Brands’. This achievement was further bolstered as the brand ranked no. 1 in the JD Power US Initial Quality Study, no.1 in the JD Power Europe Vehicle Dependability Study and in the top 4 in the JD Power Malaysia Customer Service Index,” added Dato Samson.

In conjunction with the Australian Open 2017, Naza Kia Malaysia is organising Kia Lucky Drive to Melbourne, Australia from November 1, 2016 until November 30, 2016 in which one lucky winner will stand a chance to experience the Australian Open 2017 live. Terms and conditions apply.

NEWS: All New Toyota Innova Open For Booking From RM109K!!!



UMW Toyota Motor has announced that the order taking of the all new Toyota Innova will start effective from 3rd November 2016 onwards. 

Below are summaries of the estimated On-The Road (OTR) price including GST with insurance of all new Toyota Innova;











The all new Toyota Innova comes with a 5-year Warranty with unlimited mileage. The fully-backed warranty is transferable to the next owner if it is still in effect when sold off.

Customers who require more information can log on to www.toyota.com.my or visit the nearest Toyota showrooms. For further assistance, please call Toyota Freephone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

NEWS: Perodua and Nippon Paint Give Home A Makeover For Deepavali


Perodua and Nippon Paint (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd are joining forces to give a home for children and senior citizens a makeover in preparation for the festivals of lights.

The Kasih Sayang Welfare Home, which operates from a small house on a roadside near Perodua Headquarters, cares for 10 senior citizens and 13 children.

The home was established in 2003 by Mr Ragunathan and his wife Mrs Malathy, the home originally had 10 dependents, which consist of senior citizens and the couple decided to relocate to accommodate a larger number of people. 

“We recognize the selfless devotion and kindness of Mr Ragunathan and his beloved wife, Mrs Melathy in taking care of the elderly and children. May God repay your kindness many folds,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said. 

Nippon Paint was represented by Ms Gladys Goh, the Group General Manager.

Perodua contributed food, clothing, funds and volunteers to Kasih Sayang Welfare Home to help ease their burden while preparing for the upcoming Deepavali celebrations. While Nippon Paint supplied RM 9,000 worth of paints for a total home makeover.

The couple are renting a single storey home at RM 1,500 a month and is assisted by 2 caretakers who also reside at the same address. 

“We thank Perodua and Nippon Paint for their generous contributions as this will go a long way in giving a brighter Deepavali for those under our home. 

“While we do our best to care for those under our charge, we hope that the general public would assist us as we still need funds to care for those in need.”

“It is our hope that one day, we would have our own home and further add to our numbers as we see many people would need a place to call home,” Mr Ragunathan said. 

In addition, Perodua volunteers also gave 25 orphans from the Pusat Jagaan Kanank-kanak Divine Life Society, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Hulu Selangor, which is home for children aged between 5 and 18, a full make over.

“The children were treated to a full day of pampering from our volunteers while at the same time the orphans were also given hygiene tips by our trainers,” Aminar said.

Perodua also contributed cash and kind to the home in preparation for the festival of lights. The contributions were handed over by Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Senior General Manager Mr Suresh Kumar.

“We hope that our contribution has had a positive impact in the lives of the people at these organisations and we also wish to take this opportunity to wish happy Deepavali to all who celebrate it and for those travelling to meet their loved ones this long weekend holiday, we wish you safe journey,” Aminar said.

NEWS: Special Service Campaign For Toyota Vios, Corolla Altis, Alphard and Yaris


UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) has announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) for the replacement of the inflator module in the SRS airbag system on the front passenger side of a certain number of vehicles. This follows the announcement by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) that an additional number of vehicles are affected by the defect in the inflator module in the SRS airbag system.

This SSC is an expansion of earlier campaigns relating to certain vehicles equipped with SRS airbag inflator modules. The defect is due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling. Inflator modules which contain a non-desiccated, phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant may cause the rupture of the module. Should such a situation occur, metal fragments will pass through the airbag as it inflates and into the vehicle interior at high speed. As a result, serious injury or death could occur.

Based on information received from TMC, the number of affected Toyota Vios, Corolla Altis, Alphard and Yaris in Malaysia, is around 80,000 units. The vehicles are manufactured between October 2007 and December 2011 and distributed by UMWT. However, units imported by other parties and sold in Malaysia which may be affected by this SSC are not included within this number.

TMC is currently working on obtaining the necessary parts for the SSC. Once the parts are available, UMWT will notify owners to request them to bring their cars to an authorised Toyota service centre to make the necessary replacements which should take about 1 to 3 hours. All costs involved for the replacement will be borne by UMWT.

UMWT is aware that some customers who are not the first owner of these vehicles may not be contactable. To ensure the safety of Toyota owners UMWT advised Toyota owners who own these vehicles to contact any authorised Toyota service centre or calling the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

For this new SSC, UMWT is also currently updating the VIN database and Toyota owners in Malaysia can visit the VIN Checker webpage through https://toyota.com.my/aftersales-services/special-service-campaigns.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NEWS: Perodua Bezza Prices Starts From RM37K!!!


Perodua officially open bookings for its first Sedan, the Bezza, with prices ranged from RM37,300 for its 1.0L standard G (Manual transmission) to RM50,800 for its 1.3L Advanced variant (Automatic Transmission).

“We expect the Perodua Bezza to be one of our best volume sellers with a sales target of 7,600 per month this year,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

He said that the Perodua Bezza was targeted for replacement car buyers, specifically newlyweds and young families, who need a larger boot space in line with the new stage in their lives.

“Based on the feedback from our customers, we learned that after reaching a certain stage in life, they needed a vehicle that could accommodate their travelling needs, we believe that the Perodua Bezza would meet those needs,” Aminar said. 

“The public can visit any of Perodua’s 181 sales showrooms nationwide to know more about the Bezza and those interested, a booking fee of RM300 is required,” Aminar said.

The “A” segment compact sedan is the first Perodua vehicle which upper body was fully designed by Malaysians which began in 2014.

“The Bezza took RM300 million to develop and has 95% local content,” Aminar said.

The Perodua Bezza is produced at its’ EEV-certified plant, the Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, which is a highly modern facility with over 75% automation rate (the same plant which produces the Perodua Axia).

“The sedan name takes inspiration from the word ‘Beza’ in Bahasa Malaysia, which means ‘different’. And that is exactly what Perodua’s first EEV sedan is – distinctly different,” Aminar said. 

It breaks all conventions when it comes to what you expect from a compact sedan. The double ‘Z’ in the name, which somewhat resembles the number ‘22’, also subtly alludes to the fact that Perodua has been in the market for 22 years.

The ‘Beyond Compact’ tagline also communicates that the Perodua Bezza goes beyond drivers’ expectations of what a Malaysian sedan offers. The advanced technology, amazing usability and affordability, built upon Perodua’s trademark of quality, reliability, value and care.

The sedan comes in 5 variants, the 1.0L Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission; the 1.3L “Premium X” Manual & Automatic Transmission; and the 1.3L “Advanced Version” Automatic Transmission.

The Perodua Bezza 1.3L Advance variant comes equipped with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) which is a safety function that detect and reduce skidding hence allows the driver to maintain stability while driving.

This variant also comes with Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TRC) which allows the driver to maintain traction on a slippery road. It also has the Hill Start Assist (HSA) that prevents the car from rolling back on slopes when the brakes is released, giving the driver time to switch to the accelerator pedal.

In addition to these safety features, the Perodua Bezza variants come equipped with ABS, EBD and also intermittent operated windshield wiper which changes speed in-line with the vehicle’s acceleration (speed sensing wiper).

This will further improve the car’s safety features as it improves visibility when driving in the rain.

Following Perodua’s signature design, the sedan is made with quality, comfort, spaciousness, reliability, affordability and looks in mind. The car is based on customer feedback and preference. The respondents were from both urban and rural areas nationwide. 

“The result is that potential buyers were looking for a sedan which has global features but at the consumers’ price,” Aminar said.

“This sedan car has one of the biggest boot spaces in the market with 508 litres available in its class.” 

“It is also versatile enough with the foldable rear seats configuration (60:40) which result to 8 +1 seating configurations to allow for maximum flexibility to address a variety of situations for the customer. It does not compromise the interior which has plenty of leg room for a compact sedan,” he said.

The Perodua EEV sedan is a first of its kind for the compact car company as the car comes in a new 1.0 litre 1KR-VE engine with VVT-i and a 1.3 litre 1NR-VE engine with Dual VVT-i. The manual transmission has 5 speeds while the electronic automatic transmission (E-AT) has 4 speeds.

The Perodua Bezza 1.0 litre engine may reach up to 22.8km per litre for its manual transmission, while the automatic transmission can potentially travel 21.3 kilometres per litre with eco driving.

“This feature is part of the model’s fuel saving technology adapted to Malaysian weather - another first for Perodua and a first for a national carmaker,” Aminar said. 

Meanwhile, the eco driving 1.3 litre’s manual transmission variant can potentially travel 21.7 kilometres per litre, while the automatic transmission can travel 22 kilometres per litre with ‘Eco Idle’ System which available in the Advance variant only. The full tank can potentially travel up to 792km driving.

The ‘Eco Idle’ system will automatically stops the engine when the car is idle and restarts upon release of the brake, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Drivers can deactivate this feature if they wish. 

“The Perodua Bezza improvements to the exterior design also result in the best drag coefficient (CD) in Perodua history,” Aminar said.

Another first for Perodua is the push start/stop button and smart entry with smart key which available in the 1.3L variants only.

On the multimedia paraphilia, the Perodua Bezza 1.3L Advance variant is equipped with a multimedia-mobile link device where a user can access social media and entertainment features of their Android gadget when the vehicle is static. 

Users can also interface navigation applications such as Waze and Google Maps through this “Smart Link” feature.

On top of these features, back passengers can also charge their devices at a USB port located at the rear centre console.

“We believe that convergence between mobile technology and the car is inevitable. With that in mind we want our customers to use this technology as safe as possible when travelling,” Aminar said.

The Perodua Bezza variants is packed with amazing features such as shark fin antenna, remote boot release, one-touch power window with jam protection, front & front corner sensors, reverse camera, reserve sensors and many more.

“With features available in luxury vehicles incorporated into the Perodua Bezza plus its attractive design, smooth ride, quality at affordable pricing, increasing our export footprint will become a reality,” Aminar said.

The car comes in 6 different colours, which include Sugar Brown and Ocean Blue for 1.3L variants, which are new metallic colours for Perodua, as well as existing colours of Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver & Solid Ivory White. Perodua uses eco-friendly water based paint which also provides a better finish.

NEWS: UMW Toyota Motor Provides Easy Checking Of Vehicle Inclusion For Special Service Campaign



UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd acknowledges that over the time, some vehicles may have changed ownership and any Special Service Campaign notification may not reach the current Toyota owners. 

In view of this, the company has added a new section to its website that enables Toyota owners to easily check if their vehicle is included in a Special Service Campaign. Owners could visit www.toyota.com.my/owners/special-service-campaigns and follow the easy steps solutions. 

With this new facility, it hopes to improve the reach to those owners of Toyota vehicles who are no longer on its database.

UMW Toyota Motor urges its customers to periodically use the system to check on the latest Special Service Campaign and serious attention should be given to any announcements initiated by the company to ensure the safety of Toyota owners. 

Besides this online status checker, Toyota owners can also find out about on-going Special Service Campaigns by calling the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

Friday, July 15, 2016

NEWS: Perodua’s First Sedan, The Perodua Bezza, Now Open For Booking!!!

 The much awaited Perodua first Energy Efficient Sedan (EEV), which is fully designed by Malaysians, with a strong support from Daihatsu Motor Company of Japan, will be open for booking at all over 181 showrooms across the country from 16th July.

“The long wait is over as we will soon launch our very own sedan on 21st July 2016. This sedan is the culmination of decades of technology collaboration and technology transfer with our partner Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

“It is with their guidance that we are now able to stand on our own with this ground breaking new model and it is the sedan that fits every Malaysian needs,” he said.

“This Perodua sedan, named Bezza, is our second transformation model (after the Axia) and our first global-ready car with the 1.3L Advance variant packed with advance safety features,” Aminar said. 

The Perodua Bezza is produced at its’ EEV-certified plant, the Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, which is a highly modern facility with over 75% automation rate (the same plant which produces the Perodua Axia).

“The sedan name takes inspiration from the word ‘Beza’ in Bahasa Malaysia, which means ‘different’. And that is exactly what Perodua’s first EEV sedan is – distinctly different,” Aminar said. 

It breaks all conventions when it comes to what you expect from a compact sedan. The double ‘Z’ in the name, which somewhat resembles the number ‘22’, also subtly alludes to the fact that Perodua has been in the market for 22 years.

The ‘Beyond Compact’ tagline also communicates that the Perodua Bezza goes beyond drivers’ expectations of what a Malaysian sedan offers. The advanced technology, amazing usability and affordability, built upon Perodua’s trademark of quality, reliability, value and care.


The sedan comes in 5 variants, the 1.0L Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission; the 1.3L “Premium X” Manual & Automatic Transmission; and the 1.3L “Advanced Version” Automatic Transmission.

The Perodua Bezza 1.3L Advance variant comes equipped with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) which is a safety function that detect and reduce skidding hence allows the driver to maintain stability while driving.

This variant also comes with Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TRC) which allows the driver to maintain traction on a slippery road. It also has the Hill Start Assist (HSA) that prevents the car from rolling back on slopes when the brakes is released, giving the driver time to switch to the accelerator pedal.

In addition to these safety features, the Perodua Bezza variants come equipped with ABS, EBD and also intermittent operated windshield wiper which changes speed in-line with the vehicle’s acceleration (speed sensing wiper).

This will further improve the car’s safety features as it improves visibility when driving in the rain.

Following Perodua’s signature design, the sedan is made with quality, comfort, spaciousness, reliability, affordability and looks in mind. The car is based on customer feedback and preference. The respondents were from both urban and rural areas nationwide. 

“The result is that potential buyers were looking for a sedan which has global features but at the consumers’ price,” Aminar said.

“This sedan car has one of the biggest boot spaces in the market with 508 litres available in its class.” 

“It is also versatile enough with the foldable rear seats configuration (60:40) which result to 8 +1 seating configurations to allow for maximum flexibility to address a variety of situations for the customer. It does not compromise the interior which has plenty of leg room for a compact sedan,” he said.

The Perodua EEV sedan is a first of its kind for the compact car company as the car comes in a new 1.0 litre 1KR-VE engine with VVT-i and a 1.3 litre 1NR-VE engine with Dual VVT-i. The manual transmission has 5 speeds while the electronic automatic transmission (E-AT) has 4 speeds.

The Perodua Bezza 1.0 litre engine may reach up to 22.8km per litre for its manual transmission, while the automatic transmission can potentially travel 21.3 kilometres per litre with eco driving.

“This feature is part of the model’s fuel saving technology adapted to Malaysian weather - another first for Perodua and a first for a national carmaker,” Aminar said. 

Meanwhile, the eco driving 1.3 litre’s manual transmission variant can potentially travel 21.7 kilometres per litre, while the automatic transmission can travel 22 kilometres per litre with ‘Eco Idle’ System which available in the Advance variant only. The full tank can potentially travel up to 792km driving.

The ‘Eco Idle’ system will automatically stops the engine when the car is idle and restarts upon release of the brake, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Drivers can deactivate this feature if they wish. 

“The Perodua Bezza improvements to the exterior design also result in the best drag coefficient (CD) in Perodua history,” Aminar said.

Another first for Perodua is the push start/stop button and smart entry with smart key which available in the 1.3L variants only.

On the multimedia paraphilia, the Perodua Bezza 1.3L Advance variant is equipped with a multimedia-mobile link device where a user can access social media and entertainment features of their Android gadget when the vehicle is static. 

Users can also interface navigation applications such as Waze and Google Maps through this “Smart Link” feature.

On top of these features, back passengers can also charge their devices at a USB port located at the rear centre console.

“We believe that convergence between mobile technology and the car is inevitable. With that in mind we want our customers to use this technology as safe as possible when travelling,” Aminar said.

The Perodua Bezza variants is packed with amazing features such as shark fin antenna, remote boot release, one-touch power window with jam protection, front & front corner sensors, reverse camera, reserve sensors and many more.

“With features available in luxury vehicles incorporated into the Perodua Bezza plus its attractive design, smooth ride, quality at affordable pricing, increasing our export footprint will become a reality,” Aminar said.

The car comes in 6 different colours, which include Sugar Brown and Ocean Blue for 1.3L variants, which are new metallic colours for Perodua, as well as existing colours of Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver & Solid Ivory White. Perodua uses eco-friendly water based paint which also provides a better finish.

Perodua is inviting the public to come for Perodua Raya Open House at all showrooms and service centre nationwide on 16 July 2016 from 9am -5pm. Do join us and celebrate the raya together!
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