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TC Subaru Sdn. Bhd. (TCS), pengedar eksklusif kenderaan Subaru di Malaysia, telah mengumumkan perubahan strategik yang besar. Bermula dari tahun 2025, TCS akan mengimport sepenuhnya kenderaan Subaru (CBU) dari Jepun, menandakan penghujung operasi Complete Knock Down (CKD) mereka. Keputusan ini adalah sebahagian daripada strategi yang lebih luas oleh Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) dan Subaru Corporation untuk menyesuaikan diri dengan dinamik pasaran yang berkembang dan memastikan kemampanan jangka panjang.

Peralihan daripada operasi CKD kepada CBU akan menjejaskan pasaran di Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, dan Cambodia. Kedua-dua TCIL dan Subaru Corporation mengiktiraf keperluan untuk pendekatan yang berpandangan ke hadapan agar dapat kekal berdaya saing dan tangkas dalam pasaran yang dinamik ini. Dengan mengimport kenderaan yang dipasang sepenuhnya dari Jepun, Subaru bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kecekapan operasi dan responsif pasaran, mengukuhkan kehadiran mereka dalam pasaran automotif Asia Tenggara.

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TC Subaru Sdn. Bhd. (TCS), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles and after-sales services in Malaysia has announced a significant strategic shift. Beginning in 2025, TCS will fully import Complete Build-Up (CBU) Subaru vehicles from Japan, marking the end of their Complete Knock Down (CKD) operations. This decision aligns with a broader strategy outlined by Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) and Subaru Corporation, aimed at adapting to evolving market dynamics and ensuring long-term sustainability.

The transition from CKD to CBU operations will affect markets in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Both TCIL and Subaru Corporation recognise the need for a forward-looking approach to stay competitive and agile in these dynamic markets. This move is seen as essential for maintaining the joint venture’s strength and exploring new business opportunities across the region.

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Peugeot yang merupakan jenama di bawah Stellantis akhirnya melancarkan Peugeot 408 serba baharu pemasangan tempatan. Tampil bersama rekaan terkini dan padat dengan kejuteraan serta teknologi termaju, Peugeot 408 serba baharu menandakan masa depan yang lebih mengujakan untuk Peugeot di pasaran automotif Malaysia. Ia juga menjadi model Peugeot pertama yang dilancarkan oleh Stellantis Malaysia.

Peugeot 408 serba baharu menyerlahkan perubahan radikal berbanding model terdahulu yang membolehkannya memenangi anugerah reka bentuk terbaik Red Dot 2023 yang berprestij. Gayaan luaran Peugeot 408 serba baharu direka berdasarkan kepada manifesto rekaan baharu iaitu ‘The Language of Attraction’ yang menunjukkan kelahiran semula jenama Peugeot yang menggabungkan tiga nilai utama iaitu Memikat (Allure), Emosi (Emotion) dan Kecemerlangan (Excellence).

“Allure” yang Peugeot definisikan sebagai “keterujaan dan penuh tarikan” adalah nilai utama dan mewakili segala yang dilakukan oleh jenama ini. Peugeot 408 serba baharu sememangnya mewakili konsep “Allure” dan sukar dijangka kerana ia mendefinisikan kembali segmennya dengan rekaan luaran yang cukup radikal. 

Siluet fastback yang dinamik itu bukan sekadar sangat estetik, malah ia menyerlahkan garis badan dengan elemen singa yang disalurkan menerusi pelbagai elemen gayaan. Reka bentuk yang menawan ini menunjukkan hala tuju rekaan masa depan kenderaan Peugeot. 

Allure

Melihat dari arah hadapan, Peugeot 408 serba baharu mengetengahkan emblem jenama yang terkini. Ia diletakkan di tengah-tengah yang nyata nampak harmoni bersama gril jeriji vertikal yang diwarnakan dengan warna badan. Suluhan cahaya pula dihasilkan oleh Peugeot Signature Light serba baharu – kluster lampu utama LED tersendiri yang turut merangkumi sepasang jalur lampu nyalaan siang berbentuk taring singa. Varian GT dilengkapi lampu utama dengan teknologi Matrix LED yang menampilkan fungsi lampu tinggi automatik untuk suluhan cahaya optimum dalam suasana gelap. 

Beralih daripada profail sisi dinamik kepada garis bumbung yang condong, engsel berlekuk pada Peugeot 408 serba baharu digabungkan dengan rekaan telinga kucing (Cat Ears) untuk menghasilkan koridor aerodinamik yang optimum pada lid spoiler. 

Peugeot 408 serba baharu menampilkan rekaan tiga cakaran 3D yang tersendiri, lampu LED belakang diserlahkan lagi dengan lekuk pada bampar belakang. Elemen rekaan ini disertakan dengan ciri-ciri inovatif lain pasti membuatkan orang berpaling untuk melihat Peugeot 408 serba baharu yang memberikan impresi yang berpanjangan. 

Dibina berasaskan kepada EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) multi-tenaga, Peugeot 408 serba baharu memiliki dimensi 4,687mm panjang, 1,859mm lebar dan tinggi 1,487mm. Dengan jarak roda sepanjang 2,787mm dan kelegaan tanah setinggi 189mm, ia memberikan penampilan yang gagah di atas jalan raya. 

Pengalaman pemanduan Peugeot 408 yang mengujakan itu datang daripada enjin PureTech turbo 1.6 liter baharu yang canggih. Enjin tersebut yang mampu menjana kuasa sehingga 218hp pada 5,750rpm dan tork 300Nm pada 2,000rpm yang dipadankan dengan transmisi automatik EAT8 8-kelajuan pintar. Pantas dan lincah, PEUGEOT 408 serba baharu mampu memecut dari titik pegun ke 100km/j dalam masa hanya 8.8 saat. Gabungan itu memberi peluang kepada pemandu untuk menikmati prestasi yang luar biasa.

Dengan prestasi mendahului kelasnya yang digabungkan bersama profail sebuah fastback yang dinamik, Peugeot 408 serba baharu bukanlah sebuah sedan atau SUV. Sebaliknya, ia berada di dalam segmen tersendiri. 

Bucu-bucu tajam dan elemen rekaan yang mendefinsikan siluet jentera ini dapat dilihat dengan jelas terutama pada bahagian belakang, hujung bumbung dan bahagian sisinya.  

Peugeot 408 serba baharu hadir dalam empat pilihan warna menarik – hitam (Perla Nera Black), putih (Okenite White), kelabu (Artense Grey) dan biru (Obsession Blue) bersama tiga kemasan atau varian berbeza iaitu Allure, Premium dan GT.

Varian Allure dilengkapi rim Granite Grey bersaiz 18-inci, manakala varian Premium menerima rim Granite Black 18-inci. Pelanggan boleh meningkatkan penampilan jentera ini dengan rim Monolithe Black bersaiz 20-inci yang eksklusif untuk varian GT. Ia turut hadir dengan pelbagai ciri-ciri eksklusif seperti berikut: 

  • Lampu utama Matrix LED dengan ciri Automatic Beam
  • Lampu belakang LED bersama 3D ‘Claw Effect’
  • Kluster Meter Digital 3D Quartz 
  • Ciri sentuhan i-Toggles yang boleh dikonfigurasikan
  • Sistem Hi-Fi Premium FOCAL
  • Kamera 360°
  • Tempat duduk yang mendapat perakuan daripada AGR dan ciri memori untuk pemandu 
  • Fungsi urutan multi-spot untuk penumpang hadapan dan pemandu

Apabila masuk ke dalam ruang kabin Peugeot 408 baharu yang luas dan moden ini, pemandu disambut oleh kecanggihan sistem Peugeot i-Cockpit. Rekaan papan pemuka Peugeot 408 baharu adalah berasaskan kepada seni bina “High Vents” yang meletakkan semua corong ventilasi penting pada tahap optimal untuk menambah baik aspek keselesaan suhu kepada semua penumpang di dalam kabin. Di bahagian atas stereng bersaiz kompak itu pula, pemandu dihidangkan dengan kluster instrumen digital bersaiz 10-inci lengkap bersama teknologi 3D serta pilihan paparan yang boleh dipersonalisasi bagi varian GT.  

Konsol tengah yang tampil minimalis menyerlahkan rekaan dinamik dan bersih. Tombol kawalan gear utama ditetapkan menerusi tuil satu sentuhan untuk gear Reverse (R), Neutral (N) dan Drive (D), manakala butang Parking (P) diposisikan secara berasingan. Pilihan Mode Pemanduan (Driving Mode) iaitu Eco, Normal atau Sport membolehkan pemandu menikmati pengalaman pemanduan Peugeot 408 serba baharu yang mengujakan. Sekali gus merasai sendiri kualiti dinamik pemanduan dan kawalannya. 

Skrin bersaiz 10-inci yang mendominasi konsol tengah itu diposisikan pada sudut yang ergonomik ke arah pemandu. Sistem tersebut merangkumi i-Toggles boleh ubah, ia disusun di bawah satu baris skrin yang menawarkan pengalaman pengguna yang intuitif. i-Toggles menyediakan jalan pintas kepada pelbagai tetapan termasuklah kawalan suhu, radio, navigasi dan banyak lagi. 

Sistem infohibur Peugeot i-Connect menjanjikan penggunaan harian yang mudah. Ia memberikan pemandu transisi daripada penggunaan telefon pintar atau tablet kepada kereta yang lancar. Sistem ini menawarkan pelbagai tetapan boleh ubah yang cukup banyak sehingga lapan profail pemandu yang berbeza. Butang utama (Home Button), antara muka menu dan sentuhan tiga jari membolehkan pemandu pergi ke paparan aplikasi seterusnya dan memudahkan aspek kawalannya.  

Fungsi pencerminan membolehkan ketersambungan dibuat dengan dua telefon pintar menerusi Bluetooth atau soket USB-C. Untuk pengguna baharu, sistem i-Connect didatangkan dengan dokumentasi binaan dalam dan tutorial bagi memastikan anda boleh meneroka semua ciri yang ada dengan mudah. 

Tempat duduk pemandu mendapat pengiktirafan daripada persatuan AGR yang pakar dalam aspek ergonomik dan kesihatan belakang badan. Ia juga menawarkan pelbagai bentuk tetapan untuk kegunaan harian yang selesa.   

Tempat duduk pemandu mempunyai 10 talaan kuasa dengan dua tetapan memori, manakala penumpang hadapan diberikan 6 pilihan tetapan. Kedua-dua tempat duduk ini didatangkan dengan sistem urutan udara 8 poket bersama lima program yang boleh dipilih, di samping sistem pemanas binaan dalam untuk keselesaan maksimum sepanjang perjalanan yang jauh. Untuk memberi sentuhan yang lebih mewah, varian GT hadir dengan balutan kulit Dynamic Black Nappa pada kerusi hadapan dan belakang. 

Untuk memberi lebih kemudahan, konsol tengah dilengkapi ciri pengecasan telefon tanpa wayar, perehat tangan, dua soket USB-C (menyokong pengecasan dan pemindahan data), dua pemegang botol minuman yang besar serta ruang penyimpanan barang seluas 33 liter. 

Peugeot 408 serba baharu menawarkan konfigurasi dua tempat duduk (60/40). Bagi varian GT, dua bahagian tempat duduk itu boleh dilipat dengan pantas menerusi dua tuil yang boleh diakses pada tepi ruang but. Apabila kerusi belakang dilipat, kapasiti ruang boleh ditingkatkan daripada 536 kepada 1,583 liter untuk varian GT dan 1,611 bagi varian Allure dan Premium. Ini termasuklah ruang penyimpanan tambahan seluas 36 liter yang ada di bahagian bawah but. 

Akses bahagian but belakang kini lebih mudah melalui beberapa cara untuk membukanya, sama ada dengan menggunakan kunci, menekan butang pada pintu atau butang di papan pemuka. Untuk kemudahan yang sebenar, varian GT hadir dengan akses bebas tangan yang boleh diaktifkan melalui pergerakan kaki di bahagian bawah bampar. Ketinggian bukaan pintu juga boleh diubah suai menggunakan butang yang ada di bahagian dalam lid but berkenaan. 

Peugeot 408 serba baharu mengutamakan kesejahteraan penumpang dengan memberi fokus kepada udara yang bersih. Penapis bercekapan tinggi yang menjadi satu ciri standard itu sentiasa menapis partikel, kulat dan bakteria yang ada di dalam kabin. Varian GT dinaik taraf dengan Air Quality System (AQS) yang menawarkan perlindungan aktif kepada pemandu dan penumpang. Sistem ini berfungsi dengan senyap, efisien dan lancar untuk menapis semua partikel berbahaya, pada masa sama mengekalkan suhu kabin yang selesa.

Dibangunkan hasil kerjasama dengan FOCAL, pakar audio terkenal dari Perancis, varian GT Peugeot 408 serba baharu dilengkapi sistem Hi-Fi Premium FOCAL yang luar biasa. Ia menerima 10 unit pembesar suara, menampilkan pelbagai teknologi eksklusif FOCAL yang telah dipatenkan. Tidak ketinggalan ialah pemproses bunyi digital ARKAMYS, empat unit dome tweeter aluminium dan satu saluran utama Polyglass bersama amplifier 690W 12-saluran untuk memberi pengalaman mendengar muzik yang mengasyikkan. 

Pengalaman mult-deria ini ditingkatkan lagi dengan fungsi lampu ambien LED yang boleh dipilih daripada 8 warna. Diletakkan di bahagian belakang skrin tengah, ia memancarkan cahaya lembut dan menjadikan atmosfera kabin lebih sofistikated.

Selain 6 beg udara, program kestabilan elektronik (ESP) dan Active Hood untuk perlindungan pejalan kaki merupakan ciri standard pada semua, varian Premium dan GT turut hadir dengan rangkaian sistem bantuan pemanduan generasi terkini yang komprehensif demi menjadikan perjalanan lebih selamat dan lancar. 

  • Kawalan Jelajah Adaptif dengan ciri Stop and Go (Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go) dan ciri jarak di antara kenderaan yang boleh diubah suai. 
  • Brek kecemasan automatik dengan amaran pelanggaran (Automatic emergency braking with collision warning): Mengesan pejalan kaki dan penunggang basikal pada waktu siang dan malam, dari kelajuan 7km/j hingga 140km/j bergantung kepada versi yang digunakan. 
  • Amaran perubahan laluan aktif (Active lane departure warning) dengan ciri pembetulan laluan. 
  • Amaran Kepekaan Pemandu (Driver Attention Alert): Amaran ketidakupayaan memandu selepas pemanduan yang lama dan pada kelajuan lebih 65km/j, ia menganalisa pergerakan-pergerakan kecil yang berlaku pada stereng. 
  • Pemantauan buta jarak jauh (Long-range blind spot monitoring): 75 meter.
  • Amaran Trafik Belakang (Rear Traffic Alert): Ketika mengundur, ia memberi amaran kepada pemandu jika ada bahaya dalam jarak yang dekat. 
  • Kamera undur 180° berdefinisi tinggi dengan nozel pembersihan bersepadu.
  • Bantuan parkir 360° dengan 4 kamera berdefinisi tinggi (hadapan, belakang dan sisi).

Peugeot 408 baharu ditawarkan pada harga RM146,055 untuk varian Allure, RM166,055 bagi Premium dan RM196,055 untuk model flagship GT. Harga itu termasuk jaminan selama 7 tahun atau perbatuan sejauh 200,000km, mana-mana tiba dahulu. 

Stellantis Malaysia has officially introduced the new locally assembled Peugeot 408 which Peugeot states is neither a sedan nor an SUV – it sits in a segment of its own as it defies categorisation.

The 408 is available in three variants which are the Allure, Premium and GT. It has a PureTech 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 218hp and 300Nm of torque, with power supplied to the front wheels via an eight-speed automated gearbox.

The 408 is based on Stellantis’ EMP2 platform and is 4,687mm long, 1,850 mm wide, and 1,487mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,787mm, which is roughly the size of a Honda Civic.

The all-new Peugeot 408 comes in four evocative colour options – Perla Nera Black, Okenite White, Artense Grey, and Obsession Blue is available with a choice of three trim levels, the Allure, Premium and GT.  Its sharp facets and design elements define the car’s silhouette, which is especially noticeable at the rear, the end of the roof, and the base of the wings.

The Allure comes with standard 18-inch Granite Grey wheels, while the Premium gets a set of 18-inch Granite Black wheels. Customers can elevate the look with the geometric 20-inch Monolithe Black wheels exclusive to the GT variant, and is equipped with a range of exclusive features such as Matrix LED headlights with Automatic Beam, 3D ‘Claw Effect’ LED Rear Lights, 3D Quartz Digital Metre Cluster, Configurable touch i-Toggles, Focal Premium Hi-Fi System, 360° Camera, AGR Certified Seats with Memory for the Driver and Multispot Massage Function for Passenger and Driver.

Moving inside, drivers are greeted by the latest, state-of-the-art Peugeot i-Cockpit. The design of the new Peugeot 408’s dashboard is based on a “High Vents” architecture, which positions all primary ventilation outlets at an optimal level to improve the thermal comfort of all occupants in the cabin. Right above the compact steering wheel, drivers will be greeted by a 10-inch digital instrument cluster with available 3D technology and display personalisation options for the GT variant.

The centre console itself takes on a minimalist approach, exuding a dynamic yet clean look. Primary gear controls are set through a one-touch toggle switch for Reverse (R), Neutral (N), and Drive (D), with Parking (P) positioned separately as a button. The Driving Mode selector enables drivers to experience the thrill of the all-new Peugeot 408 by selecting either Eco, Normal or Sport to experience its dynamic driving qualities and road-holding prowess.

It offers a wide range of equipment designed to offer the pleasure of travelling and mobility. The driver’s seat is awarded by the AGR association for ergonomics and back health experts, which provides a range of adjustments and comfort for everyday use.

The driver’s seat boasts 10-way power adjustment with two memory settings, while the passenger enjoys 6-way power adjustability. Both seats offer an 8-pocket air massage system with 5 selectable programs and built-in heating for ultimate comfort on long journeys. For an extra touch of luxury, the GT variant comes standard with Dynamic Black Nappa Leather for both front and rear occupants.

For added convenience, the centre console elegantly includes a wireless phone charging area, an armrest, two USB-C sockets (supporting both charging and data transfer), two large cup holders, and a generous 33 litres of storage for miscellaneous items.

The all-new Peugeot 408 offers as standard a two-part bench seat (60/40). On the GT, the two sections can be folded down immediately through two controls easily accessible from the sides of the boot. With the rear seats folded flat, the load capacity increases from 536 to 1,583 litres in the GT, and 1,611 litres for both the Allure and Premium, including an additional 36 litres of storage space under the boot.

Rear boot access is easy with multiple ways to open the motorised tailgate – via remote key fob, by pressing the button on the tailgate itself, or through a button on the dashboard. For ultimate convenience, the GT comes with hands-free access is achievable with a simple foot sweep under the bumper. The tailgate opening height can be customised using the button located on the inside of the boot lid.

Developed in partnership with Focal, a renowned French audio expert, the GT variant of the all-new Peugeot 408 boasts an exceptional Focal Premium Hi-Fi System. It gets 10 speakers featuring Focal’s exclusive patented technologies, with ARKAMYS digital sound processing, 4 aluminium dome tweeters, and 1 Polyglass centre channel with a new 12-channel 690W amplifier to deliver an immersive listening experience.

Complementing this multi-sensory experience is an ambient LED lighting function with 8 colours to choose from. Situated behind the central screen, it casts a soft glow and contributes to the sophisticated atmosphere of the cabin.

Adding on from the standard 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP) and Active Hood for pedestrian protection across the line, both the Premium and GT variants come with a comprehensive range of latest generation driving assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and adjustable inter-vehicle distance feature, Automatic emergency braking with collision warning which detects pedestrians and cyclists, day and night, from 7km/h to 140km/h depending on version, Active lane departure warning with lane correction, Driver Attention Alert where Driving impairment alert over long periods of driving and at speeds of over 65 km/h, by analysing the micro-movements of the steering wheel, Long-range blind spot monitoring (75 metres), Rear Traffic Alert: When reversing, it alerts the driver of close-proximity hazards, 180° high-definition reversing camera with integrated cleaning nozzle and 360° parking assistance with 4 high-definition cameras (front, rear and side).

The new Peugeot 408 retails at RM146,055 for the Allure, RM166,055 for the Premium and RM196,055 for the flagship GT. Prices inclusive of a 7-year Warranty or 200,000km, whichever comes first. 

WTC Automotif (M) Sdn Bhd (WTCA), anak syarikat Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, telah menandatangani Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dengan GAC Motor International Co., Ltd. (GAC Motor International) untuk menerokai membina dua completely knocked-down (CKD) projek pemasangan kenderaan di Malaysia. Kerjasama ini bertujuan untuk melihat ke dalam menghasilkan kenderaan GAC EMKOO dan GAC GS3 EMZOOM untuk pasaran Malaysia dan Vietnam, masing-masing.

MOU ini merupakan langkah penting dalam menilai potensi pengeluaran dan peluang pembuatan CKD tempatan di Malaysia. Ia meletakkan WTCA sebagai rakan kongsi strategik untuk strategi pertumbuhan GAC Motor International di rantau ini. Dengan menggunakan kepakaran automotif dan ekosistem perindustrian Malaysia, WTCA berharap dapat menyampaikan penyelesaian mobiliti GAC yang disesuaikan untuk pasaran ASEAN.

Tan Keng Meng, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, menekankan visi bersama antara WTCA dan GAC Motor International untuk meningkatkan keupayaan CKD di Malaysia, menyepadukan amalan pembuatan mampan dan mewujudkan peluang ekonomi di seluruh ASEAN.

Kajian kemungkinan dijangka selesai pada akhir Julai, membawa kepada perjanjian muktamad yang akan mengukuhkan kedudukan Malaysia sebagai hab automotif untuk Asia Tenggara. Mengeksport GAC GS3 EMZOOM ke pasaran Vietnam akan terus menyokong rancangan pengembangan serantau WTCA.

Perjanjian Kerjasama Teknikal telah mengawal selia untuk membantu pemasangan tempatan model kenderaan sah GAC menggunakan kit dan komponen CKD yang dibuat mengikut spesifikasi teknikal dan piawaian kualiti global. Selain itu, WTCA akan mengendalikan pemasaran, pengedaran dan servis kenderaan ini, menunjukkan komitmen untuk menyampaikan produk dan perkhidmatan yang luar biasa.

Kejayaan permulaan pengeluaran CKD untuk SUV kompak GAC GS3 EMZOOM di kilang WTCA Segambut menandakan pencapaian penting yang dicapai hanya dalam tempoh 13 bulan sejak pengumuman projek itu. Ini menunjukkan kecemerlangan pembuatan yang cekap dan mengekalkan standard kualiti tertinggi.

Perkongsian antara WTCA dan GAC Motor International menandakan pakatan strategik yang bertujuan memacu pertumbuhan dan inovasi dalam industri automotif sambil memupuk pembangunan ekonomi di Malaysia dan seterusnya.

WTC Automotif (M) Sdn Bhd (WTCA), a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GAC Motor International Co., Ltd. (GAC Motor International) to explore the feasibility of two new completely knocked-down (CKD) vehicle assembly projects in Malaysia. This collaboration aims to study the CKD production of the GAC EMKOO and GAC GS3 EMZOOM vehicles for the Malaysian and Vietnamese markets, respectively.

The MOU signifies an important step in evaluating the potential for localised CKD production and manufacturing opportunities in Malaysia, positioning WTCA as a strategic partner for GAC Motor International’s regional growth strategy. By leveraging Malaysia’s automotive expertise and industrial ecosystem, WTCA aims to deliver GAC mobility solutions tailored for the ASEAN markets.

Tan Keng Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, highlighted the shared vision between WTCA and GAC Motor International to enhance CKD capabilities in Malaysia, integrating sustainable manufacturing practices and creating economic opportunities across ASEAN.

The feasibility studies are expected to be completed by the end of July, paving the way for definitive agreements that will strengthen Malaysia’s position as an automotive hub for Southeast Asia. The export of the GAC GS3 EMZOOM to the Vietnamese market will further support WTCA’s regional expansion plans.

A Technical Collaboration Agreement has been formalized to facilitate the local assembly of GAC’s authorized vehicle models using CKD kits and components manufactured to global technical specifications and quality standards. Additionally, WTCA will handle the marketing, distribution, and servicing of these vehicles, underscoring the commitment to delivering exceptional products and services.

The successful initiation of CKD Start of Production (SOP) for the GAC GS3 EMZOOM compact SUV at WTCA’s Segambut plant marks a significant milestone achieved in just 13 months since the project announcement. This accomplishment reflects the seamless collaboration between WTCA and GAC, demonstrating efficient manufacturing excellence while upholding the highest quality standards.

The partnership between WTCA and GAC Motor International signifies a strategic alliance aimed at driving growth and innovation in the automotive industry, while fostering economic development in Malaysia and beyond.

Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, has announced the availability of the fourth-generation, locally assembled 2024 Kia Carnival 7-seater and 8-seater variants for booking.

Design and Interior

The 2024 Kia Carnival boasts a bold and athletic design, setting new standards in style and functionality. With its spacious three-row seating configuration for seven or eight passengers, the Carnival epitomises comfort and versatility. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, the interior exudes modernity and sophistication, creating a futuristic environment for all occupants.

Enhanced Features and Stylish Upgrades

The Carnival now features black and grey leatherette finishing, elevating its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, both variants come equipped with new 19-inch Black alloy wheels as standard, enhancing their overall presence on the road. Premium features such as LED daytime running lights, Dual Power Sunroof, and Smart Power Sliding doors ensure a luxurious and convenient driving experience.

Advanced Technology and Connectivity

It offers cutting-edge technology and connectivity features to enhance the driving experience. With a 12.3-inch High-resolution Touchscreen Infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, users can seamlessly integrate their smartphones for enhanced connectivity. Wireless smartphone charging, Bluetooth connectivity, and seven USB ports further elevate the connectivity experience for both drivers and passengers.

Safety and Performance

Safety remains a top priority for Kia, with the Carnival equipped with a host of standard and advanced safety features. From 7 SRS Airbags to Blind-Spot View Monitor, the Carnival ensures a safe and secure journey for all occupants. Powered by a 2.2L Turbo diesel engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Carnival delivers smooth and powerful performance, making every drive enjoyable.

Pricing and Availability

The 2024 Kia Carnival is now available for booking with a starting price of RM 245,888.00. It comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty and 5-Years Free Scheduled Maintenance, providing peace of mind to customers. The Carnival is locally assembled at the Inokom Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah, and is offered in four stunning colours.

In addition to the CKD variants, the Kia Carnival 11-seater variant is also available for booking, offering extra seating capacity for larger families.

With its exceptional features, advanced technology, and luxurious design, the 2024 Kia Carnival redefines the standard for premium MPVs in Malaysia. Experience the epitome of luxury and innovation with the all-new Kia Carnival.

In the wake of the resounding success of the BMW X5 in the Malaysian market in 2023, BMW Malaysia has given a sneak peek into the facelifted Plug-in Hybrid variant of their most successful premium Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV): the locally assembled BMW X5 xDrive50e. With the M Sport package as standard, the new BMW X5 xDrive50e promises significant updates in both performance and efficiency, embodying a blend of power and electric range that redefines modern athletic elegance.

The driving force behind the New BMW X5 xDrive50e M Sport is its enhanced PHEV powertrain. It delivers a remarkable combined output of 489hp – a substantial 96hp more than its predecessor – and an upgraded 700Nm of torque. This powerhouse, consisting of a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine and a robust electric motor, propels the SAV from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The electric capabilities receive a boost, offering an electric range of up to 110km (WLTP) and an improved 7.4 kW of charging, ensuring a swift 0-100% charge in only 4.5 hours.

Inside the cabin, the X5 boasts a superbly crafted interior featuring a 14.9-inch BMW Curved Display with a fully digital display cluster. Enhanced by the advanced BMW Operating System 8.5, the display includes the BMW Live Cockpit Professional and BMW instrument panel, supporting various interaction methods such as iDrive Controller, voice, touch, or optional Gesture Control. Standard features include an ambient Light Bar with a crystalline surface structure and a Harman Kardon Surround sound system. The restructured centre console now includes touch-sensitive function keys, with gear changes executed using a rocker switch.

Standard features for the SAV encompass BMW Comfort Access, Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant Professional, and exterior colour options of Black Sapphire, Manhattan, Mineral White, and Skyscraper Grey. The interior upholstery, a member of the BMW Individual Extended Leather family, comes in two distinct colour options – Black and Tartufo, embodying the promise of athletic sophistication and modern luxury.

The estimated pricing for the new BMW X5 xDrive50e M Sport is set at RM 530,000, positioning it as a compelling choice for enthusiasts seeking a harmonious blend of performance, efficiency, and luxurious comfort in the premium SAV segment.

Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of the renowned Kia brand in Malaysia, has unveiled the locally assembled Kia Carnival 11-seater variant, now open for booking at an attractive selling price of RM213,888. This milestone sees the Kia Carnival 11-seater become the third Kia model to be locally assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah.

The fourth-generation Kia Carnival exhibits a design evolution that pays homage to its predecessors’ legacy, introducing a more robust architectural presence and an enhanced aesthetic that adheres to Kia’s overarching design philosophy, connecting all of Kia’s automotive creations.

Interior

Inside the Kia Carnival, the interior concept revolves around “Spatial Talents,” thoughtfully conceived by Kia’s design teams. This approach results in an environment that exudes spaciousness, comfort, and a futuristic aura, catering to young families. The Kia Carnival offers a unique blend of innovation, versatility, and style, catering to both drivers and passengers. Like its forerunner, it provides abundant space for passengers in all rows, now imbued with a heightened sense of modernity and sophistication.

It boasts a standard Black and Gray leatherette interior finishing. Notably, the specifications of the Carnival 11-seater remain unaltered, encompassing front styling and LED daytime running lights (DRLs), Smart Power Sliding doors, Smart Power Liftgate, Smart key with one-button open/close function for the rear sliding door and liftgate.

Technological Prowess

This 11-seater doesn’t hold back on technology either. It features a 12.3-inch High-resolution LCD Touchscreen Infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless smartphone charging, versatile multi-Bluetooth connectivity, and an impressive seven USB ports.

Safety First

Safety is paramount, with the 11-seater Carnival being equipped with a comprehensive array of standard and advanced safety features. These encompass 7 SRS Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Multi-Collision Brake Control (MCB), ISOFIX Child Restraint Anchor Points, Top Tethers, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). Notably, the Carnival also incorporates Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Avoidance Assist (RCCA).

Powerful Performance

At its heart, it houses a robust 2.2L Turbo Diesel Engine, seamlessly paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, managed by an electronic shifter (E-Shift). This powertrain generates 199hp at 3,800 RPM and a substantial 440Nm of torque, available between 1,750 and 2,750 RPM. The result is a smooth, linear acceleration and an exhilarating driving experience.

The Kia Carnival 11-seater is now locally assembled in a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) format at the Inokom Assembly Plant situated in Kulim, Kedah. The available color options include Astra Blue, Snow White Pearl, Meteor Gray, and Jet Black, offering a total of four captivating choices.

Special Introductory Offer

To celebrate this launch, there is an exclusive introductory offer selling price of RM198,500.00, inclusive of accessories, for all bookings from 1st November to 31st December 2023.

Warranty and Maintenance

It comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty, covering up to five years or 100,000km, whichever comes first. Furthermore, it includes 5-Years Free Scheduled Maintenance, with coverage extending up to five years or 100,000km, whichever comes first.

The Kia Carnival 11-seater will be showcased at the Bermaz Auto Showcase event which will take place from 1st – 5th November 2023 at Centre Court, Pavilion Bukit Jalil from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.

BMW Malaysia has introduced the new BMW X1 sDrive20i xLine, expanding its esteemed lineup of compact Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs) assembled within Malaysia. This latest variant marks the third generation of the BMW X1 series, boasting larger dimensions and a commanding presence on the road.

In terms of design, the X1 showcases a bold road presence with a prominent kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights, and distinctive lines. The wheel arches and 19-inch light alloy wheels underscore the characteristic BMW X look. It has larger dimensions, measuring 4,500mm in length, 1,845mm in width, 1,616mm in height, and featuring a wheelbase of 2,692mm. For reference sake, the Honda HR-V is 4,385mm long and 1,790mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,610mm. The luggage compartment offers an impressive maximum capacity of 1,527 litres.

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