Automotive News Updates For May 2018

Hari Raya is coming soon! In line with the recent announcement from the Ministry of Finance to fix the GST at zero per cent effective 1st June 2018, most car brands have released their new price lists with plenty of savings! Add together Raya promotions and cashbacks, there’s never been a better time to buy a new car than in the next few months!


‘Welcome Ramadhan Rewards’ with Honda Malaysia

Apart from the zero-rated GST effective 1st June 2018, customers who are planning to buy their vehicles from now until the end of May 2018 will be entitled to the on-going “Welcome Ramadhan Rewards”. Separated into a Honda Bonus and Free Service or Cash Option, customers get to enjoy up to RM 4,000 for the entire Honda City and HR-V range, while CR-V and Civic customers can get up to RM 3,000 and RM 1,500 respectively. Together with the GST Bonus, savings can total as much as RM 12,497 for the CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD. For more information, visit Honda Malaysia’s website.


Privilege Card for Mazda owners

Bermaz has launched a Mazda Privilege Card for Mazda owners, enabling users to enjoy 15 per cent discount on Mazda Genuine Spare Parts, 5 per cent discount on labour cost and 15 per cent discount on Mazda official merchandise. The Privilege Card is the first of its kind in the industry, rewarding the brand’s customers through the Mazda Peaceful Ownership Program. Cardholders are rewarded with rebates on aftersales services beyond the 5 Year Manufacturing Warranty and 3 Year Free Maintenance package provision. Although the card can only be currently used at showrooms and aftersales centres operated by Bermaz Motor and Prima Merdu, there are plans to expand the use to include all outlets nationwide.


MazdaSports Academy open to celebrate driving

Bermaz Motor’s latest extension of the MazdaSports Division, named the MazdaSports Academy will be introducing the “Advance Driving” ownership experience programme designed specifically for Mazda Owners that will take place 9th June 2018 at MAEPS, Serdang. The driving programme will allow participants to be one with their Mazda and discover their driving potential and ability through a dynamic driving practical course. Owners that are interested can register at Mazda Malaysia’s Facebook Page.


Hap Seng Star Puchong South Now Open

Catering for customers in the Southern Klang Valley and Putrajaya, Hap Seng Star Puchong South Autohaus is aimed at providing a comprehensive retail and customer service experience to owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The Autohaus is the brand’s 10th authorised Mercedes-Benz dealership in Malaysia, with the display capacity of eight Mercedes vehicles, a full-fledged 3S centre equipped with 12 work bays, and is capable of servicing up to 500 vehicles a month. For more information, call +603 8051 5616.


‘Jalan Cerita – Ramadan Bersama Toyota’

The campaign until the end of May will see customers benefitting from cash rebates up to RM 3,500 on top of other attractive offers including free service vouchers, free accessories packages and more. Here the new Vios is the best offered deal, as cash rebates of RM 3,500, free accessories up to RM 4,100 and free maintenance package worth RM 2,125 and duit raya. With models that include the Innova, Avanza, Sienta, Hilux, Fortuner, Camry and Corolla Altis, those interested should visit Toyota Malaysia for more information.


Fuel Up Your Gaya with VW

For all models booked between now until 30th June 2018, Volkswagen will throw in a free petrol card worth RM 1,188. Savings are from RM 2,000 for the Tiguan Comfort and Highline, and up to RM 15,000 for the Passat Comfortline! For more information, visit Volkswagen Malaysia’s website here.


Pump and Make A Difference with Shell

Shell invites all Malaysians to make a difference for the lives of underprivileged children through its Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018. This initiative has been expanded to take place over nine days, with an increased donation of up to 2 sen (RM 0.02) for every litre of fuel pumped with the participation of Mastercard. On 19 May, 26 May, 2 June and 9 until 14 June 2018, Shell will donate 1 sen (RM 0.01) for every litre of fuel pumped at any Shell station nationwide. Also, an additional donation of 1 sen (RM 0.01) per litre will be made by Mastercard when motorists pay using their Mastercard. Every contribution matters, hence motorists are invited to take part in this initiative beginning Saturday, 19 May 2018 by simply fuelling up at any Shell station nationwide.


Ford Offers Triple the Celebration!

In conjunction with its 10-year anniversary, SDAC is offering incredible deals on selected models until 30 June 2018. Customers who purchase a Ford Mustang will get to drive home a brand-new Ford Fiesta 1.5L Sport free! Limited units of the Ford S-MAX are also on offer at celebratory prices starting from RM 147,000. More attractively, SDAC is offering more attractive prizes with the ‘Raya Joy & Enjoy’ sales promotion, which will run from 1 June to 13 June 2018. Through this Raya promotion, one daily prize in the form of electronic goods, a smartphone or a gadget is up for grabs over 13 days in the countdown of Hari Raya festival.


Also valid from now until 30 June 2018, the Ford Raya Service campaign includes a free 27-point vehicle inspection by Ford-certified technicians. Discounts of up to 20 per cent on engine oil and selected parts are also offered, and customers can enjoy savings of up to 10 per cent on labour for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages. During this promotional period, customers who spend more than RM 350 on a single receipt at any authorised Ford dealer will receive a free gift.


Peugeot, Citroen and DS Raya Drive Offers

Nasim has announced an interim pricing list valid from 1st June 2018 until the commencement of the new Sales & Service Tax (SST) for its Peugeot, Citroen and DS models. In the meantime, you can drive home your brand-new Peugeot for as low as RM 788 per month. For the GST and Raya Savings, you can look to save up to RM 16,915 for a Peugeot 208 Puretech. The 5008 seven-seater SUV has gone even cheaper too as it now costs RM 164,071 thanks to festive Raya savings.


Price Reductions and Raya Cash Bonuses for Mitsubishi Vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has announced price reductions on top of the ongoing Raya promotions for its Mitsubishi Motors vehicle line-up effective 1 June 2018. It includes Raya Bonus of up to RM 4,000 for Triton Athlete, VGT Adventure X, VGT AT GL and Triton VGT MT. The ASX models get Raya Bonus rebates of up to RM 8,000 for both its 4WD, 2WD variants.


Goodyear Advocates Road Safety for Drivers this Raya Season

In effort to increase road safety awareness, Goodyear has expanded its campaign to more areas in Klang Valley. The campaign aims to provide patrons with free tyre and 10-point vehicle checks, on top of the distribution of a Goodyear Hari Raya Thoughtful Pack which contains simple tyre safety tips. Meanwhile, the Goodyear Hari Raya campaign will also offer a nationwide promotion from May to June 2018, with participating outlets offering customers up to RM 80 AEON or Giant vouchers with every purchase of four Goodyear tyres, depending on pattern purchased.


Renault Captur now part of GoCar Fleet

TC Euro Cars have announced that it will provide 150 units of the versatile Renault Captur compact crossover to GoCar, Malaysia’s leading on-demand car-sharing platform, bringing the total fleet to 450 GoCars on the road. Through the GoCar sharing service, the Renault Captur is offered with a rate of RM 18.90 per hour, RM 189 daily, RM 1,323 weekly or RM 5,670 for a month. GoCar is also offering Malaysians the opportunity to #TakeCaptur for a road trip between now until 31 December 2018. Valid for new members only, the promotion offers RM 30 off the Captur, with a minimum booking of 10 hours, through the special promo code ‘GOCARCAPTUR’.


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