Buy Goodyear tyres and you could also get free petrol

With the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday period this month, long-distance travel likely to be done by many people. In conjunction with this, Goodyear Malaysia is reminding road-users to be safe on the roads by encouraging the replacement of worn-out tyres through a campaign in January and February. Up to RM1,688 of petrol The campaign […]

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Malaysian motor vehicle sales

How The Malaysian new vehicle market did in 2019

♦ The Total Industry Volume (TIV) in 2019 was 604,287 units, the first time that the volume of sales crossed the 600,000 level since 2015. The achievement was helped by a boost in December with total sales of 54,842 units, the second highest monthly volume in 2019. ♦ While sales of passenger vehicles rose by 3.2% […]

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Finance Ministry gives firm assurance that new reporting methodology will not increase vehicle prices during 2020

In the past couple of weeks, there has been speculation that a new tax structure will result in new vehicle prices increasing after the Chinese New Year period. The matter (which related to excise duties) was even documented in the Government Gazette at the end of last year, catching the car companies by surprise. Needless […]

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Paul Walker 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

Very rare BMW M3 Lightweight owned by Paul Walker sold for RM1.57 million

Barrett-Jackson, which bills itself as ‘The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions’, recently kicked off its ‘Road to 50’ – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary. The event was its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more […]

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New record for Perodua with over 240,000 units sold in 2019

2019 was a great year for Perodua as it surpassed all previous sales volumes with a total number of 240,341 vehicles delivered. The volume was 5.8% higher than the figure for 2018 which had been the prior record. The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) will be releasing the full year’s sales data tomorrow but by Perodua’s […]

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Proton gears up for another challenging year with a 32% increase in sales volume targeted

Going into a new year and new decade, Proton is gearing up for a stronger push in 2020 to become No.1 in the Malaysian market and No.3 in ASEAN. Last year’s performance was impressive as the carmaker sold more than 100,000 units again (100,821 units, including exports), a volume not achieved since 2015. By its […]

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Volvo China Unicom

Volvo Cars working with China Unicom to develop 5G technology for automotive applications

5G – the next generation of mobile network technology – will become commercially available from 2020 onwards (third quarter in Malaysia) and users will benefit from significantly more advanced connectivity. Carmakers are also using 5G technology for communication between cars and infrastructure. For example, Volvo Cars and China Unicom are joining forces to work together in […]

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Hyundai Kona Electric gets listed in Guinness World Records for altitude achievement

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has gained the brand a listing in the Guinness World Records with an altitude achievement by the Hyundai Kona Electric. The first fully Made-in-India electric SUV was driven to an altitude of 5,731 metres at the Sawula Pass in Tibet, breaking the previous record of 5,715.28 metres set by any […]

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Lexus Cosmos

Lexus previews range of vehicles for mobility on the Moon

Carmakers must be very optimistic about continuing their business in the distant future, with Porsche having designed a starship in collaboration with LucasFilms. Now, Lexus has revealed a vehicle for use on the moon, joining an elite group of design industry luminaries selected to contribute a suite of design concept drawings to Document Journal’s prestigious […]

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2020 Skoda VISION IN concept

Latest sketches of Skoda VISION IN concept reveal the design of new compact SUV for India

As part of the INDIA 2.0 project, Skoda Auto, the Czech subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, is leading the activities of the Group brands on the Indian sub-continent. Several cross-brand Skoda and Volkswagen models will be created based on the MQB A0 IN variant of the Modular Transverse Matrix, which the 125-year old carmaker is […]

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