Friday, September 7, 2012
In its quest to provide customers with more value for their purchase and to reward them for choosing Toyota brand as their preferred choice, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMW Toyota Motor) announced recently that it will be extending the free service package for the first 10,000 km or 6 months of ownership that was offered for Toyota Prius c is now extended to Toyota Prius (all variants) for the month of September.
The Toyota Prius September Treats offer customers with a special free service packages for the first 10,000 km or 6 months of ownership for customers nationwide who purchase a Toyota Prius (all variants) and Toyota Prius c.
For more information on the “Prius and Prius c September treats”, please call Toyota Free phone 1800 -8 -869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA)
source: UMW Toyota Media Release
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 3:29 PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Peugeot will be the official car for Maroon 5 when the band brings its Overexposed Tour 2012 to Malaysia on Sept 20, 2012. Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for Peugeot in Malaysia, will provide Maroon 5 with units of the 508 GT and the 508 Premium as the band’s official vehicles during their stay in the country.
In conjunction with the show, Nasim will also offer local Peugeot fans and customers a chance to catch the band, known for hits such as “Moves Like Jagger” and “This Love,” live at its show at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sept 20.
To top it off, one lucky winner will win a pair of backstage passes, in addition to a pair of concert tickets, to meet the members of Maroon 5.
“Maroon 5 is one of the biggest pop acts of today and their highly-anticipated concert in Shah Alam will be an exceptional night. “We recently launched a campaign that offers Peugeot owners and fans a chance to win tickets to the show,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, COO of Nasim.
Nasim’s Maroon 5 campaign runs until Sept 15 and throughout the campaign period, a life-size cutout of the band will be displayed at one of Peugeot’s showrooms in the Klang Valley. To enter the competition, participants will need to submit a photo of themselves with the life-size cutout and a Peugeot model at the showroom along with a creative caption.
The life-size cutout of the band will be moved from showroom to showroom and participants will need to become a fan of Peugeot Malaysia’s official Facebook page and check the social media page regularly to find out location of the life-size cutout.
In total, 16 pairs of tickets will be given away during the campaign. For more information and terms and conditions for the contest, check out Peugeot Malaysia’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/peugeotmalaysia or visit www.peugeot.com.my.
Los Angeles-based Maroon 5 is currently on tour in support of its fourth album, Overexposed, which features the hit single, “Payphone
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 1:37 AM
Saturday, September 1, 2012
It has been confirm that Volkswagen will stop is buying spree for now. It has been reported by Handelsblatt, Volkswagen CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn quoted saying "We have enough to do at the moment in taking out twelve brands to where we want to be" The piece of news means the CEO himself has dismissed the rumors of buying Proton. The current focus now for the Volkswagen Group is integrating some of their newer purchases such as Porsche, Ducati, Man and Scania into the company's portfolio.
So what happen next to Proton and Volkswagen saga. Well we have to look at see the next development though. I have heard some rumors from my own reliable sources that few month ago after the DRB acquisition of Proton, some top level Volkswagen officials have visited Proton numerous times. Does that mean Volkswagen are hiding something from us. We know that Volkswagen is relatively week in the South East Asia market, thus a manufacturing plant is needed to capitalize the AFTA agreement and position their cars closer to the Japan makes. I do hope this plan will be materialize soon.
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:33 PM
Citroen has just recently release an official information of the all new Citreon DS3 Cabrio, a B-segment hatchback prior to its official unveiling at the Paris Motor Show. This model is basically based on the its cousin the DS3 hard top model which was launched two years ago. The obvious changes we can see from this model is the folding canvas top with the rest of other body specification remains the same as the hard top model.
There will be three design of canvas to choose from which is Black, “Infini Blue” and also DS Monogramme with the potential buyers can pick from ten different body colours options. The canvas can be open with a push of a button on the ceiling console and the canvas will take about 16 seconds to open or close and it can be operated at speed of up to 120km/h. There will be three set position of the canvas mainly fully open, horizontal and intermediate.
As we know, having a soft top means having to sacrifice the noise insulation of the car, but Citreon engineers has managed to overcome that with innovatively design the sound proofing material to be acoustically comparable like the hard top version. As for the interior theme, buyers can opt to up to six different interior trims and it has added structural reinforcements around the boots area which added 25kg to the overall weight of the car and the boot measures at 245 liters. You can a clearer view of the car with this video. Enjoy!!
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:19 PM
Lexus Malaysia is going to have its nationwide road shows at selected hotspot starting this week in the Klang Valley. You can catch up the road shows at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur where it will be held from 1st till 5th September, followed by Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu from 21st till 23rd September and Gurney Plaza Penang from 27th till 30th September. There will be 3 models on display namely the recently launched Lexus GS, the hybrid Lexus CT200h and the improved and facelifted Lexus RX.
During the road show it will showcase the historical perspective of Lexus as well as an insight into the brand’s success and model line-ups. Besides that there will be some interesting activities to ensure that Lexus guests and their family have a 360 degree experience that is informative yet enjoyable.
For more information about the showcase information, you can visit Lexus website www.lexus.com.my or call Lexus Freephone:1800-88-LEXUS (1-800-88- 53987).
source: UMW Toyota Media Release
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 11:56 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Looks like, we are going near to the end of quarter 3 of this year, and boy we have seen a very exciting year of the automotive industry in Malaysia. So what's next for the quarter 4 of this year. I have some juicy news being spilled to me, a tweetie bird has spoken to some exciting news that will be coming from Naza Kia. The first will be the launch of the all new Kia Rio. We have seen in numerous local auto blog showing pictures of the all new Kia Rio being tested here on the Malaysia road.
From what i've heard, this new car is going to be launch somewhere at the end of September or early October with the finale of the year will be the launch of the much anticipated the all new Kia Picanto. Why I said the much anticipated model, well according to my blog statistics, the highest search for information is really about this Kia Picanto and I would say, Naza Kia is pointing at the right direction if they manage to introduce this two new model by this year. Fingers cross and let's hope that my tweetie bird is saying the truth!!!
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:57 AM
Well when money is a no object, one can really pushes the wildest dream that he/she can imagine. This dream has been realise by Mr Cheerag Arya who is a 32 year old businessman in Dubai who has approach Ferrari to coach built a custom made Ferrari which was based on the Ferrari 599GTO and retains much of its original powertrain and powerplant. An avid Tofosi, among the car in his stable are Ferrari 575M Maranello, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, a Ferrari Enzo, a 599XX, 599GTO and the classic F40. Besides that he also owns an SA Aperta.
Ferrari has presented to him twelve design sketches and he has picked certain aspect of each twelve design to make this dream car into reality. Wouldn’t it be great if we can fiddle our minds and be like him!!! Ehmm....
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 12:34 AM