Automotive News Updates For May 2020

It has been four weeks since the announcement of the conditional restricted movement order. Businesses are resuming their operations albeit in the new normal. Here is a round-up of what has been happening for the month of May.


Carsome’s Refer A Friend campaign is back!

The campaign is open to customers who successfully sold their cars to Carsome between 1 January 2019 and 17 March 2020. By referring friends and family to sell their cars to Carsome from now until 30 June 2020, you can get up to RM500 per referral and up to RM2,500 in total! Click here for more information.


Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia launches Test Drive 2U service

Mitsubishi Malaysia’s Test Drive 2U online service allows interested customers to test drive the brand’s cars at their own selected location. Customers only need to register online for the service. Mitsubishi ensures that the car will be thoroughly sanitized before and after the test drive. For more information, visit Mitsubishi Motor’s Malaysia website.


Perodua restarts nationwide operations

Perodua has officially resumed operations at all outlets nationwide. All visitors to all Perodua outlets will need to register their details and adhere to social distancing markers within the outlet. As for customers looking to service their vehicles, they will be required to secure a scheduled appointment with their service center of choice, as no walk-ins are accepted until further notice.


Proton introduces Intelligent Air Purification System for X70

The Air Purification System for new 2020 Proton X70 models will now come standard with an N95 filter. The filter works together with the X70’s onboard Air Purifier system to improve in-cabin air quality – where it can filter 95 per cent of particles larger than 0.3 microns and 98 per cent of PM2.5 dust particulates. Current X70 owners can choose to install the N95 cabin filter for RM79 excluding labor charges. For more information, visit Proton’s website.


Renault Malaysia’s one-month trial plan offers more savings

The brand has introduced a one-month trial plan subscription for customers who are looking to get a vehicle for the short term. The plan offers better value over the course of one month, where a one-off payment of RM996 comes inclusive of road tax, insurance, vehicle service, and unlimited mileage. To entice new subscribers, the one-month trial plan now comes with a 35 per cent promotional discount at RM647 until 31 July 2020. Interested customers only need to place an RM50 booking fee. For more information, visit the Renault Malaysia website.


Volkswagen Malaysia service centers open with ‘Safe Hands’ contactless procedures

Volkswagen Malaysia’s ‘Safe Hands’ standard operating procedure extends to contactless vehicle acceptance, video walkthroughs, sanitization before and after repair, and cashless payments with e-invoicing during the contactless car pickup. Services will be strictly by appointment only. For more information, visit Volkswagen Malaysia’s website.


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