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Thursday, March 6, 2014
For those whose been eyeing for the new Lexus ES which was introduced in October 2013, now this is the time for you to do some shopping. Due to the overwhelming response of the Lexus ES with more than 400 bookings to date, Lexus Malaysia has brought in more new stocks to meet the increasing demand and ready stock is available for immediate delivery.
For this whole month of March, Lexus Malaysia is inviting interested customers to visit its showroom nationwide over the weekend to experience and test-drive the much talked about Lexus ES 250 and inquire about the ongoing attractive promotions that is in store. Test drives are available at all Lexus centers located at Mutiara Damansara, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Sungai Besi, Penang and Johor Bharu.
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Another round of spyshots for today. This pictures were taken by me during my drive along Elite highway this afternoon and the car for today non other than the all new Ford Fusion or also known here as Ford Mondeo. It is unsure where the car is heading as it is believe the trailer is enroute to Shah Alam area or northen region of Malaysia.
This silver coloured car is different from the car previewed at KLIMS 2013 as the car previewed there was a white coloured car and this car does still has its white plastic body protective cover on top of it and also sport wheel plastic cover which shows that the car is still fresh from being transported out of production plant.
A closer look at the badge behind shows that the car is powered by Ford Ecoboost engine thus it will be exciting to see this car on Malaysia road. I personally think this car might be a test vehicle for testing and homologation purpose before being introduced officially to Malaysian shores.
Looks like its going to be a very exciting time for the Malaysia car buyers. Stay tune for more updates at Auto Insider Malaysia.
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 3:17 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Looks like the all new Mazda 3 has been on the Malaysian road with registered plate before it is even officially launched here in Malaysia. This example of the new Mazda 3 was captured by me at Jalan Tun Razak today's afternoon. This is my second sightings of this model being the first one spotted by me near the Putrajaya highway with a red coloured car. Looks like the launch of this model is near. Stay tune for more updates.
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 3:51 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Naza Euro Motors yesterday unveiled the highly anticipated Citroen DS3. The Citroen DS3 was first previewed at the Kuala Lumpur Motor Show 2013 (KLIMS’13) and is the third model after the Citroen DS4 and Citroen DS5 to be launched by Naza Euro Motors following its appointment as the official distributor for Citroen in Malaysia in January last year.
“The entrance of the Citroen DS3 into the Malaysian market completes the Citroen DS line which evokes expertise, style and technology inscribed with the DNA of innovation and distinction.
“The depth of details, vibrancy and technology make the Citroen DS3 an imposing premium B-segment car on Malaysian roads,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Chief Operating Officer of Naza Euro Motors Sdn Bhd.
The Citroen DS3 stands out with its finish quality, premium materials and the care taken with every detail. The Citroen DS3 was crowned “Car of the Year” by the UK’s Top Gear magazine when it was first launched and recently, voted the “Best Supermini” 2013 by JD Power Survey in UK.
With razor sharp styling and a visually-arresting design, the Citroen DS3 is a radical take on the compact urban vehicle and a contemporary breath of fresh air for the class.
Citroen's creative talent for innovative vehicle design manifests itself on every feature of the Citroen DS3. From all angles, the Citroen DS3's undeniable on-road presence and refreshing style is evident with stand-out elements such as the 'shark fin' B-pillar and sleek design of the front LED lights.
An especially cutting-edge style choice are the seven available bi-tone roof colours that match the door mirrors with chrome base and are offset by chrome side rubbing strips. There are even multiple colours for the key fobs, colour-coded according to the car.
A cockpit-inspired driving position puts the driver firmly in control with a sports-styled instrument cluster featuring three conical dials, small-diameter wheel and low-slung, body-hugging seats. The Citroen DS3 delivers a nimble driving experience with a turning circle of around 10m also making it a surefooted companion for manoeuvring around cramped urban environments.
For comfort, the Citroen DS3 is equipped with a sophisticated HiFi audio system with an additional, third speaker located in the middle of the upper dashboard and an amplified subwoofer in the boot, an MP3- and WMA-compatible CD player, Bluetooth hands-free kit and Mistral Claudia leather seats.
Under the hood, the Citroen DS3 is powered by a 1.6-litre VTi 120 automatic petrol engine that produces 120 hp and 160 Nm of torque.
The Citroen DS3 combines high-end style with practical versatility, creating an exceptionally spacious cabin out of its compact external dimensions - a Citroen speciality. At 3.95m long, 1.71m wide and 1.46m high, the Citroen DS3's interior belies its neat frame, setting a new class standard for spaciousness.
The Citroen DS3 also boasts among the largest boot in its class at 385-litres, and for additional load capacity the 60:40 split-fold rear bench can be tumbled forward in a single, effortless movement.
Safety-wise, the Citroen DS3 is fitted with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) as standard on all models as well as an Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Passive safety is also top-level, with six airbags, three-point seat belts and ISOFIX anchor points in the rear side seats all fitted as standard.
The Citroen DS3 gets a range of driving aids, such as a cruise control/speed limiter and a gear change indicator that recommends gear changes to save on fuel and cut emissions. The Citroen DS3 was awarded a maximum five-star rating from the Euro NCAP crash safety test.
The front suspension is fitted with Macpherson Struts to improve ride quality while the rear suspension is fitted with a flexible traverse beam. Other features include automatic illumination of Headlamps, LED daytime running lights, electro chrome rear view mirror, electrically folding and heating door mirrors and automatic digital air-conditioning.
The Citroen DS3 comes with 17-inch Bellone black Diamond-tipped alloy wheels and is available in Red Rouge Rubi with Black Top, Red Rouge Rubi with White Top, White Blanc Banquise with Black Top, White Blanc Banquise with Blue Top, Black Noir Perla Nera with White Top, Blue Belle with White Top and Yellow Jaune Pegase with Black Top.
The Citroen DS3 is priced at RM117,888 (on-the-road).
Since being appointed as the official distributor for Citroen in Malaysia last year, Naza Euro Motors have inaugurated the Citroen DS4, Citroen DS5 and now the Citroen DS3 as part of Citroen’s prestigious DS line. An extensive network expansion was also set in motion with Citroen Glenmarie in Shah Alam and continued with Citroen Penang Island in Island Glades, Citroen Juru on the mainland, PJ Automall and Citroen Johor Bahru. More showrooms and service centres are primed to open in the near future to accommodate the growing demand for aftersales service.
source: Naza Euro Motors
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:42 PM
The 2013 edition of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) which ran from Nov 14 to 24 of last year saw Volkswagen Group Malaysia offer Maybank customers who visited the country’s premier motor show the chance to walk away with the brand-new yellow Volkswagen Beetle 2.0.
The Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia, Mr Christoph Aringer and Head of Consumer Finance, Maybank, Mr Abdul Razak bin Mohd Nordin presented the mock key to Syed Ahmad bin Mohamed Ghani, the lucky winner of the most powerful Beetle variant available in the country.
Beating out close to 6,000 participants, Syed Ahmad could barely contain his surprise at winning the prize, saying “When I found out that I was the winner of the Volkswagen Beetle 2.0, I really couldn’t believe it. I’d always heard of people winning these contests, but have never won anything or personally known anyone who has, so this came as a great surprise to me. I’d like to personally thank Volkswagen Group Malaysia, Maybank and of course, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) for giving me the opportunity to win my dream car.”
Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Malaysia, Mr Christoph Aringer mentioned, “The Beetle is the true definition of an icon, one that has impacted people from all walks of life since the 1930s, and yet, is still instantly recognizable all over the globe today. It is our pleasure as Volkswagen Group Malaysia to be able to see a car enthusiast like Syed Ahmad express his support and appreciation for our model and brand the way he has.”
He also added, “We are delighted to be affiliated with Malaysia’s largest motor show and it has been a pleasure partnering Maybank and MAA, in bringing Malaysians a memorable time with their favourite automobiles and brands. We look forward to the opportunity of working with them again in the near future.”
Launched and available in Malaysia since 7 November 2012, The Beetle 2.0 is currently priced at RM 222,888 and is available for public test drives at all Volkswagen dealer showrooms nationwide. Other variants include The Beetle 1.2 and The Beetle 1.4. For more information, please visit www.volkswagen.com.my
source: VW Malaysia Press Release
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:09 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Recently, during my drive on the Elite highway, I have came across with 2 new Subaru XV Crosstrek on the trailer heading north towards NKVE to unknown destination. As you may aware, during KLIMS 2013, Motor Image Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. have previewed the Subaru XV Crosstrek there thus with this new spyshots does the new Subaru XV Crosstrek is going to be launched here in Malaysia soon..Once i have more updates on this latest development, I will keep you all readers of Auto Insider Malaysia posted. I'm sorry for the not so clear shots as it was taken from my handphone. :)
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 10:18 AM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Good news for the readers of Auto Insider Malaysia whom are looking to replace their old rides, Honda Malaysia has announced the booking for the new Honda City is now open and you can head down to your nearest Honda dealership if you fancy the new City and be among the first one in Malaysia to drive this new car. As reported there will be 4 variants available mainly S, S+, E and V specification with the highest specs features all the bells and whistle which make it looks even more appealing then the current Honda Civic.
As per headline, yes the new Honda City will be launched on 13th March 2014 which is 3 weeks from now. Based on the recent announce made by Honda Malaysia, there will be 5 product launches which include both new and facelifted model. I reckon, the new model that will be launched are Honda City, Honda Jazz, both petrol and hybrid form, facelifted Honda Civic and most probably Honda Brio or the new Honda Vezel. Time will tell and sure you are the first one to be informed of this all new product launches and line up of Honda car for Malaysian market.
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 4:57 PM