Automotive News Updates For July 2018

You can now buy selected Allianz insurance online at 11street. Mitsubishi and Ford has quite some savings for their cars and Hyundai will guarantee the zero-rated GST booking prices even after September 2018 deliveries.


New BMW Dealership in Sabah

Regas Premium Sabah is the latest BMW and Motorrad showroom in Kota Kinabalu is now open to serve East Malaysia customers. Offering a complete 4S for BMW, Motorrad, BMW i and Mini, the showroom takes over from FM Autohaus at Jalan Penampang. The dealer is a joint venture between TM Vision Auto Services, a subsidiary of TBMC Group of Companies and Regas Premium Auto. Regas Premium Auto is the authorised dealer representative for BMW, Mini and Motorrad in Sarawak. Annually Sabah accounts to over 200 vehicles and experienced an 18 per cent growth in the state last year compared to 2016.


Contributions to Tabung Harapan

Naza Group, importer and distributor for Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Kia in Malaysia recently announced that it will contribute RM 1,000 towards the Tabung Harapan Malaysia for every car sold by the Group from the 1st June to 31st August 2018. Group Executive Chairman and CEO, SM Nasarudin said that “our contribution is our way of thanking the Government of Malaysia for the stable economic and political landscape and most of all for the 3-month tax holiday which has spurred sales of cars to achieve record levels this year.”


Convenient Insurance purchase online

Allianz Malaysia and 11street have partnered to provide a seamless offering of Personal Accident Insurance, Roadside Assistance Program and Smart Home Cover insurance coverage that customers can purchase through the Allianz Insurance Official Store on 11street. The products which are for individuals, homes and cars have been curated for 25 to 35 year-old customers. Those that purchase through the site will be contacted by a designated agent within three days to gather information required to issue to policy.


Mitsubishi Merdeka Promotions 2018

Those looking to get a Mitsubishi from now until end of August 2018, customers who book and register a new Triton, Outlander and ASX will enjoy Merdeka bonus and GST rebates worth up to RM 15,100. Merdeka promotions for all Triton, Outlander and ASX variants are as follows:

In addition, from 18 August to 22 September, Mitsubishi owners who service their cars at authorised Mitsubishi service centres will receive an exclusive Thermos when they spend a minimum of RM 400. Mitsubishi owners are also eligible to save up to 25 per cent on Mitsubishi genuine additives.


Police Highway Eagles are ready to Enforce Traffic Laws

Polis Diraja Malaysia (Malaysian Royal Police) has acquired 15 units of Mitsubishi’s Outlander 2.4-litre contributed by PLUS highway for traffic law enforcement. These vehicles will be used as Expressway Mobile Patrol Vehicles (EMPV). The SUVs, known as ‘Police Highway Eagle’ will enhance the effectiveness in enforcing traffic laws during festive seasons. In a separate ceremony, PDRM also acquired an additional eight Mitsubishi cars contributed by ANIH Berhad. The contributions by these two highway concessions are valued at an estimated RM 3-million


Price Guarantee for Ioniq and Tucson Bookings

Customers who have booked for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and the Tucson Turbo and Elegance need not worry about paying for the sales and service tax (SST) even if their vehicle is delivered after 1st September 2018. Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors will honour the selling price of these two vehicles with zero-rated GST. Current selling price for Ioniq and Tucson models with zero-rated GST are as follows:

  • IONIQ Hybrid HEV – RM 94,788
  • IONIQ Hybrid HEV Plus – RM 109,988
  • Tucson Elegance – RM 119,188   
  • Tucson Turbo – RM 137,488


Seize The Deal with Ford

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), announced its ‘Seize the Deal’ campaign offering up to 17 per cent on top of six percent GST reduction on selected Ford models. Valid nationwide for all variants of Ford Mustang, Fiesta and Ranger models, the promotion applies to vehicles registered from now until 31st August 2018. Through the campaign, the Ford Mustang is now priced from RM 396,271, saving up to RM 113,000. The Ford Fiesta is available from RM 68,401, Ford Ranger from RM 70,910 with combined savings of up to RM 19,830. For more information on Ford, visit SDAC‘s website.


New HR-V Now Open for Bookings

Honda’s new HR-V is now open for booking. Targetted to be launched Q3 of 2018, the HR-V also now adds the RS variant in the line-up. The RS variant comes with Honda’s ‘Solid Wing Face’ design update together with a new design set of headlights with DRL, LED fog lights and Rear Combi LED guide lights. The facelift HR-V RS will come with new sporty 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, sport design front grille, new front and rear bumper. Honda Malaysia will be rewarding all customers who place a booking for the new HR-V before 31st October 2018 with a Petronas Gift Card worth RM 1,000. For more information, call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1800-88-2020 or log on to Honda Malaysia.


Looking at Subaru’s Outback? The brand’s flagship SUV is now equipped with EyeSight!

If you’re interested in the new Myvi, perhaps you should have a closer look at the Kia Picanto instead.


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