February 24th, 2015
ASEAN NCAP will have its inaugural Road Tour from 25 Feb 2015 (Wed) until 28 Feb 2015 (Sat). The tour will be launched from its headquarters at MIROS in Kajang, and will meet Malaysian motorists at six stops including four R&R’s along the North-South (PLUS) Expressway.
At each stop, ASEAN NCAP Road Tour crew will organize several activities, fun contest and lucky draws in its aim to attract more attention of car users towards appreciating safety in cars.
Full list of stops after the jump.
February 6th, 2015
The ongoing Volkswagen Red Campaign gets an added boost ahead of Chinese New Year with rebates up to RM25,000 being given out for the purchase of any pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle from participating authorized dealers. For new vehicles, rebates up to RM9,999 depending on model announced earlier remain valid.
Further drumming up the festive spirit, Volkswagen’s “God of Prosperity” will be making his rounds around Klang Valley giving out 20,000 angpows each containing ‘cheques’ entitling its receiver to rebates of up to RM25,000 for a pre-owned VW. Over a period of three days, he will be making appearances at 10 different locations driving a red Volkswagen vehicle.
Additionally, a total of three Volkswagen Sales Events have been scheduled from now till the end of March, starting at the Setia Alam Convention Centre from 5 to 8 February followed by 4 to 8 March at Bukit Jalil. The third and final show is earmarked to take place on 27-29 March at an unconfirmed location.
February 6th, 2015
The Malaysian Motorcycle Time Attack (MOTACK), an annual gymkhana series for motorcycles organized since 2012 by HIT Communications, kicks off this coming weekend with the first of five proposed rounds for its 2015 season.
Open to riders of all levels, MOTACK events are held at closed circuits and generally do not require going beyond first or second gears. Much like GRA for cars, MOTACK requires riders to maneuver their bikes through a cone-marked obstacle course, with the objective of achieving the shortest time. Accidents do happen, but because speeds are low, injuries and motorcycle (beyond the odd scrape) are rare.
The objective of the MOTACK series is to address the limited number of low budget grassroot competition events for motorcycle enthusiasts. It seeks to create an affordable, safe, and attractive platform to take motorcycle racing off the road and into a healthy competition arena.
The planned calendar sees one event each to be held for the Central, East Coast, Northern, and Southern regions of Peninsular Malaysia before concluding with the Grand Finale round to be held in the Federal Territory. The first round, dedicated for Central region, takes place this Sunday at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara. All enthusiasts are welcomed to witness the spectacle.
January 12th, 2015
Last week, we reported the less than happy news that prices of Volkswagen’s various models in Malaysia have went up. Happily, that increase will be offset for a short period the Volkswagen Red Campaign, which offers ‘ang pow’ rebates of up to RM9,999 based on model.
This campaign, held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festive period, runs immediately and remain effective till 28 February. Offers vary based on model and listed below:
December 16th, 2014
Most urban dwellers are familiar with the myriad of problems that face an average motorist at a parking lot – insufficient bays and long queues at the ticketing machine just to name two of them. A new smartphone app developed by a Malaysian company aims to solve that problem with a variety of features each catered to tackle or alleviate typical issues encountered by motorists at parking lot.
Central function of the new ParkAide app, created by ParkAide Mobile (M) Sdn Bhd, is that it offers motorists and car park operators a ticketless solution to facilitate transaction of the parking fee. Upon entering a parking lot, motorists scan a QR code displayed on a screen mounted where you would typically find a ticket dispenser to ‘check-in’ to the parking lot. A similar procedure is repeated at exit to ‘check-out’ and the system deducts the appropriate amount of credits from the user’s account.
December 15th, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has announced attractive offers on selected models booked before 31 March 2015 in a ‘Mitsubishi New Year Promotion’ campaign.
Cash rebates of RM4,000 are on offer for both 2WD and 4WD variants of the ASX, whilst the range topping Triton VGT GS gets as much as RM10,000 back.
The locally-assembled ASX is priced at RM118,015.30 and RM132,515.30 on-the-road with insurance for the 2WD and 4WD variants respectively. The Triton VGT, meanwhile, is listed at RM110,905.10 under the same terms.
December 15th, 2014
Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with local partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), has completed a round of the global Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) campaign in Malaysia with four half-day training sessions being held at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang from 13-14 December.
Open to owners of all Ford vehicles for a nominal fee of RM50, the DSFL attracted the participation of over 80 drivers (maximum 21 per session) who benefited from theory and practical lessons covering a variety of safety-oriented driving tips and techniques
Full story past the jump.
December 1st, 2014
Fancy driving a Porsche on your next European holiday? Well, if you’re traveling in the vicinity of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, you can head over there and pick up the Porsche of your choice from the company’s current line-up of vehicles for any length of time between an hour to a whole week.
As part of a pilot project under the name of Porsche Drive, fans from all over the world can take their favourite Porsche vehicles at a starting price of €69 per hour for the Boxster, Cayman, or Macan. The 911 range, meanwhile, starts at €99 per hour with a limited range of 100km.
For on the spot inquiries and customer service, a representative of Porsche Drive will be stationed in the lobby of the Porsche Museum. The reservation or booking of a car is possible from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the opening hours of the museum. On Mondays, vehicles can be returned from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional info can also be obtained by phone at +49 (0) 711 911 27 911 or email at email@example.com.
November 24th, 2014
The 2014 Shell FuelSave College Competition came to a successful end earlier this month with IACT College emerging as winner amongst 10 participating schools to take home the championship trophy plus a RM15,000 cash prize. Members of the team, meanwhile, are in line for potential internship opportunities with Shell Malaysia and its media and communication agency partners.
Held for the fourth consecutive year, this year’s iteration of the Shell FuelSave College Competition tasked participating teams from public and private institutions of higher learning to formulate and execute an integrated marketing and communications campaign to promote smart fuel efficient driving habits amongst Malaysia’s Gen Y drivers.
Full story after the jump.
October 21st, 2014
Students from ten public and private universities have taken up the challenge of planning, pitching, and executing a marketing and communications campaign to promote and educate smart fuel efficient driving techniques amongst Malaysian youth in this year’s Shell FuelSave College Competition launched earlier this month.
This competition is aimed at providing students with a first-hand experience of the working world and exposure to the marketing and communications industry. Participating teams are from Monash University, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Help University, UCSI University, Sunway University, IACT College, Taylor’s University, Universiti Putra Malaysia, National University of Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).