Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 2:47 PM
Naza Kia Malaysia today launched the highly acclaimed and much-anticipated All-New Optima K5 at its new flagship Kia Red Cube - Petaling Jaya outlet.
With a monthly target of 300 units, the All-New Optima K5 is set to make waves in the highly competitive D-segment of the market.
“The All-New Optima K5 is the embodiment of Kia’s new design direction. With a head-turning design, exhilarating drive, premium amenities and high level of safety specifications, we are confident the All-New Optima K5 will be one of the leading models in its segment next year,” said SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of the Naza Group of Companies.
With a refined, performance-oriented style with a sleek silhouette and an aggressive stance, the All-New Optima K5 was named ‘Best of the Best’ at the 2011 Red Dot Design Award.
From its auto-leveling HID xenon headlamps and LED-Daytime Running lights at the front to its dynamic and sporty profile to the LED rear combination lamps, the All-New Optima K5 has been labelled one of Kia’s most stunningly designed vehicles.
Through its 18-inch alloy wheels, side garnish, chrome door handles, gull-wing folding side mirrors and lowered stance, the All-New Optima K5 exudes both a sporty and elegant appeal.
Inside, the All-New Optima K5 features a plush leather interior, a high-tech and luxurious supervision cluster and a multifunctional steering with controls for audio, ECO-driving, Auto Cruise-Control and Bluetooth.
For the driver, the All-New Optima K5 is fitted with an 8-way electronically controlled seat with an integrated memory seat function which retains settings for two drivers based on their seating position.
Adding the overall ambience inside the All-New Optima K5 is a panoramic sun roof that is retractable in the front, an Infinity audio system connected to 8-speakers, a six-CD changer, AUX, iPod and USB connectivity and a dual-zone air-conditioner.
Other technological features in the car includes push-start ignition, auto-headlights, auto-wipers, a rear view camera display on the rear view mirror while the supervision cluster displays useful information such as engine oil service reminder, tire rotation service reminder, distance to service, fuel economy and steering wheel alignment.
Underneath the hood, the All-New Optima K5 is equipped with a fuel efficient Theta II 2.0 dual CVVT engine that produces 165 PS and 198 Nm of torque that is fitted to a six-speed automatic transmission that can be manually controlled through steering-mounted paddle-shifters.
The fuel consumption of the All-New Optima K5 on a combined cycle is 7.6-litres per 100 km.
The All-New Optima K5 also features an ECO control that optimises the drive train operation for the best fuel consumption.
Once engaged, the ECO control optimally adjusts the ECU, transmission and air-conditioner compressor to reduce the All-New Optima K5’s fuel consumption by 9.1%.
The drivability of the All-New Optima K5 is further enhanced through the use of a High Performance Damper (H.P.D) system at its suspension to deliver more responsive and proportionate damping action on both smooth and rough driving surfaces. This in turn results in improved riding comfort, efficient steering and enhanced handling.
The aerodynamics of the All-New Optima K5 receives a boost from its low ground clearance, front bumper lip and wheel deflectors that are aligned with the vehicle’s sleek profile to produce a coefficient drag of 0.29.
For safety, the vehicle comes with an Electronic Stability Program comprising of EBD, ABS, Traction Control System, Brake Assist System, Hill-start Assist Control, six-airbags, large brake discs for improved braking performance, front active headrests, child seat fixtures at the rear and a speed-sensing auto door locks.
“The All-New Optima K5 is a class ahead of its competition. With this vehicle, we will be able to take the Kia brand to new heights in 2012,” said Datuk Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar, COO of Naza Kia Malaysia.
The All-New Optima K5 comes in snow white, bright silver and platinum graphite. The latest entrant to Naza Kia Malaysia’s model line-up was unveiled to the media at the launch of the new Kia Red Cube – Petaling Jaya outlet.
The Kia Red Cube – Petaling Jaya outlet is the first of its kind in Malaysia and the second such outlet in Asean.
Featuring Kia’s new modern space identity, the Kia Red Cube – Petaling Jaya is a 3S (sales, service and spare parts) outlet and will serve as Naza Kia Malaysia’s flagship outlet.
With a strong emphasis on design and modern architecture, the new Kia Red Cube – Petaling Jaya is set to be a landmark and one of the most recognisable buildings alongside Federal Highway.
“In 2012, we will open another Kia Red Cube either in the northern or southern region. At the same time, 27 of our existing outlets are currently being upgraded to incorporate Kia’s new space identity,” said Datuk Hafiz.
The All-New Optima K5 has an on-the-road price of RM143,888.
source: Naza Kia Media Team
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 9:04 AM
UMW Toyota Motor has conducted the 20th Toyota Classics performance on 10 November 2011, at the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur.
Today, we have just completed the handing over of the cheques to the charity and non government organisations.
UMW Toyota Motor, will continue to bring in performances by world renowned orchestra to Malaysia next year and will continue to raise funds which will benefit many.
source: UMW Toyota Media Team
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 9:02 AM
70 underprivileged school children from Batu Pahat, Johor, are all ready for the new school year, thanks to the generosity of Perodua, the country’s leading compact car manufacturer.
Hailing from 14 primary and secondary schools within the Batu Pahat district, the students and their families were feted to a special “Back-to-School” event held at Perodua’s new service branch here today.
Yang Berhormat Tuan Hj Ja’affar Hashim, who is the state assemblyman for Senggarang, Johor handed over RM100 cash, a school bag and stationeries worth RM50 from Perodua to each of the students.
The students were from SK Separap, SJK (C) Ai Chun, SJK (T) Seri Pelangi, SK Bandar Batu Pahat, SK Gambut, SK Seri Idaman, SK Seri Medan, SMK Tun Sardon, SMK Semerah, SMK Seri Gading, SMK Tun Ismail, SMK Dato’ Syed Esa, SK Sungai Tongkang and SK Pintas Raya.
Perodua Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said, “Perodua marks its 18th anniversary this year and our tagline “Building Cars, People First” not only pays homage to all the people who have contributed to our success but also serves as a reminder of how important our community is to our well-being and success.”
“Children, being the country’s future leaders, must be given much encouragement, incentives and goals to strive for in order to be worthy individuals. Perodua wants them to make full use of the bountiful opportunities at school and to work to secure a good education foundation for their future.”
“This yearly Back-to-School event is usually held in the Klang Valley but this year, Perodua wants to reach out to the other communities where we also operate,” Aminar said.
This programme will also help ease the financial burden of the parents and guardians of the underprivileged students for the new school term, he said.
Touching on Perodua’s new and bigger service centre located at Jalan Zabedah here, Aminar said Perodua is committed in serving the customers better at the new RM3 million outlet.
Opened in March this year, the centre’s service intake capacity has doubled with the availability of 17 service bays compared with 8 bays at the previous service outlet located 500 metres away. It is also equipped with 45 customers parking bays including 2 bays for people with different abilities (OKU) while the customer’s lounge is now bigger and better equipped.
Meanwhile, Perodua also donated RM20,000 to help ease the burden of the flood victims from Kampung Parit Haji Kamisan, Yong Peng, Batu Pahat. Aminar handed the cheque to Encik Ruslan Saat, the special assistant to the Member of Parliament Batu Pahat, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi, who is also the Deputy Education Minister, on behalf of the victims.
“Perodua empathizes with those affected by the recent floods and hope that the contributions will ease some of the financial burden faced by the victims,” Aminar said.
At the same function, Aminar also presented a cheque from the group term life and personal insurance to the family of the late Mohd Nizam bin Rohani @ Mohamad, a Peodua executive who died in a road accident during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Mohd Nizam who was the Service Operations Executive at Perodua Service Centre in Tampoi, Johor was a participant in a motorcycle convoy distributing Hari Raya goodies to the needy and orphans in Bandar Tenggara, when he met the accident at Jalan Sengkang, Felda Inas.
He leaves behind a wife Puan Ros Emilia Azreena Zarudin and son Muhammad Aidid Ezany.
source: Perodua Media Team
Posted by Auto Insider Malaysia at 8:59 AM