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Thursday, January 3, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Perodua Opens Booking For Seven Seater Perodua Aruz!!!

Perodua Aruz, the national carmaker’s much-awaited three-row seven-seater Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), is now open for booking with estimated prices of between RM72,200 and RM77,200 (on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia).

“The Perodua Aruz is our fourth transformation model, setting new standards for us in quality, space, fuel efficiency and safety – the latter bolstered by a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.

“With these qualities and more, the Perodua Aruz is among the best-value SUVs in Malaysia,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, adding that the vehicle comes with a five-year/150,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).

“The Perodua Aruz is expected to complement our existing product line-up and based on our value proposition, we expect sales of this new model to average 2,500 units monthly or 31,200 units by end-2019,” Dato’ Zainal added.

Two variants of the Perodua Aruz are offered, namely the 1.5 X and 1.5 Advance, with five colours available – Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Electric Blue, Granite Grey and a new Amazon Green.

Contributing to the Perodua Aruz’s 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating are Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), ISOFIX and six airbags, which are all standard across the range.

Furthermore, the Advance variant debuts an upgraded version of the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) active safety suite, called ASA 2.0.

ASA 2.0 adds pedestrian detection (up to 50 km/h) to the safety suite and increases the operational speeds of Pre-Collision Warning to 100 km/h and Pre-Collision Braking to 80 km/h. The safety suite continues to incorporate Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control.

ASA is a driver assistance system that helps to reduce the risk of collisions and is by no means a substitute for safe driving. Always be alert and cautious behind the wheel.

“The Perodua Aruz is perfect for families and those with active, aspirational lifestyles. The elevated driving position affords great visibility all round, while the abundance of space and flexible seating layouts make the vehicle extremely versatile and adaptable to any activity you wish to undertake,” Dato’ Zainal said.

The Perodua Aruz’s efficient powertrain, built in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan, consists of an aluminium-block 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i and an electronically-controlled automatic transmission (E-AT).

These join forces with Eco Idle to give a best-in-class rated fuel efficiency of 15.6 km/l, allowing it to be government-certified as an Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV).

Featuring bold LED headlamps with follow-me-home function (auto lights on Advance variant), the Perodua Aruz sits on 17-inch two-tone alloys, with a ground clearance of 220 mm. Smart Entry with Push Start/Stop Button is also standard, while the Advance variant adds fog lamps and roof rails for extra style points.

The interior is at once functional, stylish and practical, with the Perodua-developed anti-snatch hook to deter handbag thieves and fold-away utility hooks on the backs of the front seats.

All variants get a touch-screen radio with reverse camera display, digital air-con with two memory settings, air vents for the rear passengers and a built-in toll card reader.

The second row is split 60:40 while the third row is split 50:50. Both rows can slide, fold and tumble, yielding a multitude of seating and loading configurations to suit every occasion and lifestyle. There are charging ports in all three rows.

Interior equipment exclusive to the Advance variant are leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with call-receive controls, plus an integrated driving video recorder. The top variant also gets HDMI, Smart Link, Bluetooth and navigation added to its touch-screen system.

“For more information on the Perodua Aruz, we welcome the public to speak with our authorised sales advisors at any of our sales outlets nationwide.

“The Perodua Aruz will appear in showrooms very soon, but don’t wait – book now to elevate your life in an instant and start 2019 riding high!” Dato’ Zainal said.

PRESS RELEASE: Buy a Nissan And Win A Home!!!

Welcoming the New Year, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. (ETCM) is rewarding Nissan customers a chance to own a brand new 2+1 rooms serviced apartment with 2 car parks in the ‘Buy Car Win Home’ grand contest*.

This contest is a unique collaboration between ETCM and JKG Land Berhad, where Nissan customers stand a chance to win a serviced apartment worth up to RM 665,000* in The ERA, Duta North Kuala Lumpur, when they purchase and register a Nissan vehicle from 1st December 2018 to 31st December 2019. Adding to the New Year excitement, ETCM is also offering attractive rebates up to RM 12,000* for selected Nissan models.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, ETCM also added the new Imperial Red colour to the ever-popular Nissan Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid Premium Highway Star, featuring a two-tone theme with a distinctive black floating roof, rear spoiler and side door mirrors. The Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid offers best-in-class fuel economy of 14.2 km/L (NEDC R101), and comes with innovative features such as the Hands-Free Dual Power Sliding Door, Dual Back Door, 7 USB-Powered Ports, Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) with Intelligent Moving Object Detection (I-MOD), and Smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay™.

Additionally, ETCM continues the introduction of Nissan X-Trail X-Tremer in Passion Red and two additional colour options, new Brilliant White and new Tungsten Silver, with blacked-out componentry including black silhouette roof, roof rails, rear spoiler, door mirrors and gloss black 5-spoke 17” alloy wheels. The X-Trail X-Tremer also comes with a bold front X-Face cladding, chrome rear bumper protector and luxurious black Nappa leather seats.

The new Imperial Red Nissan Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid and X-Trail X-Tremer will make its appearance at the upcoming 2019 Nissan Test Drive Carnival at selected showrooms over two weekends of 5th to 6th January and 11th to 13th January, starting from 10am to 8pm. Members of the public are invited to visit the carnival to enjoy attractive deals and a series of fun-filled Chinese New Year activities.

Nissan Test Drive Carnival dates and venues:

5th – 6th January
ETCM Bayan Lepas
ETCM Petaling Jaya
ETCM Cheras
ETCM Johor Jaya
ETCM Seremban
East Coast
ETCM Kuantan
ETCM Kota Kinabalu
ETCM Kuching
11th – 12th January
East Coast
AEON Kota Bharu
12th – 13th January
ETCM Butterworth
ETCM Sitiawan
ETCM Glenmarie
ETCM Jalan Raja Laut
ETCM Semabok
ETCM Sandakan

Nissan Nationwide Roadshow dates and venues:

3rd – 6th January
Melawati Mall, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
4th – 6th January
Ipoh Parade, Ipoh, Perak
7th – 13th January
AEON Kota Bharu, Kelantan
8th – 13th January
AEON Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Johor
9th – 13th January
Queensbay Mall, Penang
9th – 13th January
One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
10th – 13th January
East Coast Mall, Kuantan, Pahang
11th – 13th January
Kluang Mall, Kluang, Johor
11th – 13th January
Imago Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
18th – 20th January
Vivacity Megamall, Kuching, Sarawak

PRESS RELEASE: Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad 1st in Asia To Aim For Reduction in Co2 Emissions Using Scania Ecolution

One of the most successful express bus operators in Malaysia – Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad (E-Mutiara) – has become the first company in Asia to adopt Scania Ecolution to reduce their fleet’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the betterment of the environment.

Scania Ecolution is more than just a product or service, it is a tailor-made partnership that is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

By applying a suite of Scania’s total solutions, a company’s sustainability commitment also gets a boost to meet the demand of consumers today for more responsible practices that add to the constant pressures on fleet operators for just-in-time deliveries and tight profit margins. 

“Scania Ecolution will facilitate the shift towards a sustainable transport system for transport companies whether it is transporting goods or people. It is a competitive industry that is increasingly focusing on sustainability,” said Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström. 

“More needs to be done to lower emissions globally to reduce global warming and address climate change. Scania Ecolution is a solution on how profitability can be achieved without sacrificing sustainability. By working together, we can make it even better,” added Marie.

E-Mutiara will work with a dedicated Scania Ecolution Manager who will monitor the progress and choose from our wide range of solutions to achieve the mutually agreed emission reduction target to achieve its sustainability goals and profitability in the long term.

The Kota Bharu based company has subscribed to Scania’s Fleet Management System, Scania Repair and Maintenance as well as Scania Driver Training and Coaching to enhance their own service offering and increase their productivity.

“E-Mutiara is truly at the forefront of change as they have always been and will continue innovate ways to provide the best experience for their customers while taking responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint,” added Marie.

“We are happy to be collaborating with Scania to achieve our mission of becoming a more sustainable business and reducing our carbon footprint. We believe that this will also be appreciated by our passengers, knowing that they are going green by choosing us for their journey,” said E-Mutiara Executive Chairman, Tuan Haji Che Ibrahim B. Che Ismail.

Monday, December 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Naza Euro Motors Launched First DS Store In Malaysia & Southeast Asia!!

Naza Euro Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for DS cars in Malaysia recently officially launched the new DS Store Petaling Jaya, marking the first of its kind in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The flagship outlet was inaugurated in the presence of Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS Automobiles and Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings. 

Weaving the excellence of French savoir-faire in a luxurious and modern space, the DS Store Petaling Jaya emphasises on the refined world of DS Automobiles, replete with its distinguished Corporate Identity in mind and French know-how in the premium segment. The design concept is based on DS Automobiles’ signature design philosophy for its outlets in key global markets, taking inspiration from the DS Spirit of Avant-garde as well as innovation and state-of-the-art features, only available in a DS vehicle.

The warm black, carmine red and champagne colours iconic to the DS brand adorns its walls and floors of the store, exuding a designer ambiance with great precision and creativity. At the centre of it all is the première appearance of the DS 7 CROSSBACK, which captivated guests and business partners alike at the event. With a total floor space of 3,230 sq ft, the new DS Store Petaling Jaya has the capacity to display three cars at any one time and offers 3S facilities for the convenience of DS owners. The outlet will serve as a one-stop centralised hub for DS owners and prospective customers to experience the very best of what DS Automobiles has to offer.

Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings said, “The new DS Store Petaling Jaya is the first to be introduced in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia. It is designed to provide premium service and the best in customer experience. The DS Store is about inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the values of the DS brand and gives visitors sophistication at their fingertips to configure, personalise and view their new DS.”

“With DS Automobiles’ fervent support and vision to continue accelerating DS brand development in Malaysia, we plan to invest RM5 million for marketing, operations and such in 2019, on top of the initial investment of RM2 million to set up the flagship store,” added Dato’ Samson.

Present to officiate the new DS Store launch was Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS Automobiles, who commented, “Each DS Store embodies DS Automobiles universe and is inspired by parisian luxury boutiques with its very own atmosphere. It is designed to place the customer at the centre of the brand experience."

DS Automobiles is a world-renowned French premium brand known for its exclusive and exceptional customer experience through outstanding products and exacting standards of service that are distinctively theirs. The new DS Store Petaling Jaya will offer a new approach to customer experience for French know-how and high-end automotive products. 

A dedicated Customer Lounge welcomes discerning customers to configure, personalise and purchase their finest DS in-store, guided by a DS Advisor. The car exhibition area gives pride of place to a flagship model from the DS collection. Also on display is a large collection of DS lifestyle products inspired by DS Automobiles’ distinctive brand values of French expertise in opulence, refinement, personalisation and advanced technology.

A virtual reality experience at the VR Zone adapts the advanced technology of DS Virtual Vision, giving visitors a peek into the latest DS models where they can virtually view, explore, customise and interact with the cars in an almost realistic manner. 

DS Automobiles currently has 450 DS Stores worldwide and continues to pique the interest of premium car enthusiasts globally.

PRESS RELEASE: Edaran Tan Chong Motor Launches The Nissan Serena J Impul!!!

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has just introduced a new luxury variant of the Nissan Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid that dynamically enhances and exudes premium-ness; the New Nissan Serena J IMPUL.

Designed by Nissan specialist and tuner IMPUL, the Chrome-Plated J IMPUL Front and Rear Lip Spoiler on the Nissan Serena J IMPUL is specifically made in Japan to create a high precision, 3-dimensional design via injection moulding to achieve 10% downforce and improve high-speed stability. The 18-inch IMPUL Millennium Alloy Wheels in Black and Polished finish enhances the luxurious design and compliments aerodynamics, while the Mocha-coloured Diamond Quilted Premium Leather Seats further embodies the soul of Japanese luxury.

“The introduction of the New Serena J IMPUL is tailored for customers who seek and appreciate Japanese luxury, while the 2.0L S-Hybrid system continues to offer best-in-class fuel economy of 14.2 km/L (NEDC R101) earning the Nissan Serena the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status. With thoughtful and innovative features like the Hands-Free Dual Power Sliding Door, Dual Back Door, 7 USB-Powered Ports, Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) with Intelligent Moving Object Detection (I-MOD), and Smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay™, contribute towards making the Nissan Serena 2.0L S-Hybrid the No.1 Best-selling Non-National Mid-size MPV in Malaysia*”, said Mr. Christopher Tan, Sales and Marketing Director of ETCM.

The New Nissan Serena J IMPUL comes with standard 5-years unlimited mileage warranty, while the accessories come with 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first).

Two-Tone Exterior Colour
Single-Tone BLACK Exterior Colour (NEW)
Two-Tone Exterior Colour
Single-Tone BLACK Exterior Colour (NEW)
Single-Tone Exterior Colour
Peninsular Malaysia
Sabah & Sarawak

Existing Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (C27) owners who are interested, may also opt for an upgrade to the Chrome-Plated J IMPUL Front and Rear Lip Spoiler. Please call 03-4047 8786 or email [email protected].

Friday, December 14, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Perodua Announced The Chief!!!

Peroduasaw its longest-serving President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, 58, retire after nine years at the helm.

Under Datuk (Dr) Aminar’s leadership, Perodua not only expanded its market share from 31.2% in 2010 to above 37% as of year-to-date 2018, but also started the much-needed transformation initiative within the Perodua Group.

After-sales improved significantly, as well as cost efficiency, quality and delivery. Most importantly, Perodua embarked on a RM1.3 billion investment to build Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s first Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) plant as certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

“The Perodua Board of Directors wishes to thank Datuk (Dr) Aminar for his contributions to Perodua and to the Malaysian automotive industry as a whole,” Perodua Chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said.

Datuk (Dr) Aminar is to be succeeded by Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, previously Vice-President of Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd. He is expected to further efforts to work on improvements in efficiency and competitiveness, with the aim of expanding Perodua’s export business.

“To this end, the Perodua Board of Directors looks to Dato’ Zainal to lead the charge as he has the capability in managing Perodua as well as its vendors, suppliers and dealers to become regional players,” Tan Sri Asmat said.

“Taking Perodua regional requires someone that can not only lead but who can also effectively engage the government and together navigate the ever-challenging automotive industry.

“Dato’ Zainal has also proven his ability to work well with all shareholders, including Daihatsu Motor Company of Japan in bringing new technology to Perodua and encouraging investment within the country,” he added.

Tan Sri Asmat said, “The future of Perodua depends on our ability to work more harmoniously with Daihatsu as they have always been very supportive of us. Dato’ Zainal has proven that he is well-suited for this task.”

“With the manufacturing knowledge shared by Daihatsu, we were able to stay competitive domestically, and with their guidance, we are looking to further grow our business beyond Malaysia,” he added.

Datuk (Dr) Aminar’s tenure as Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer ends 31 December 2018, and Dato’ Zainal will take the helm from 1 January 2019.

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, 52, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting from the Pacific Lutheran University, Washington, USA. He began his career in Perodua in 1995 in the cost control department, and was directly involved in creating Perodua’s manufacturing cost structure.

Dato’ Zainal will be the first President and Chief Executive Officer selected from within Perodua. He participated in the formulation of the National Automotive Policy (NAP) and is working closely with the government through the various bodies under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to further improve the policy.

Dato’ Zainal was also instrumental in establishing the Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan powertrain hub, which incorporates Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (opened 2016) and transmission plant Akashi Kikai Sdn Bhd (opened in 2015).

“We look forward to further progress under his leadership,” said Tan Sri Asmat.

PRESS RELEASE: Enjoy Up To 80% Rebates On Your Dream Ducati Purchases!!!

Ducati fans are in for a merry year-end as Ducati Malaysia is offering rebates up to 80% during the Ducati Red Christmas: Year End Special promotion. 

From now until 31st December, customers will enjoy savings up to RM50,000 on selected Ducati bikes; exclusively for Ducati PJ customers, including the fun and versatile Multistrada 950 from only RM76,000 which comes with a free Touring Pack. At just RM115,000 onwards, customers can now own a Diavel Diesel; the timeless and unique bike reflecting Diesel’s hard rock DNA, complete with a Termignoni full system exhaust package. 

Ducati Malaysia is also offering amazing storewide discounts up to 70% on Ducati and Scrambler Ducati apparel until 2nd January at the official Ducati merchandise shop in Ducati PJ. To celebrate the jolly season, customers are encouraged to take this opportunity to gift their loved ones with festive Ducati merchandise gift sets. 

Additionally, Ducati fans can usher in the New Year with brand new Ducati Performance Parts and accessories as the brand will be offering fantastic discounts at all authorized Ducati stores and dealerships nationwide of up to 80% for Ducati accessories and spare parts from 10th December 2018 to 13th January 2019. Customers will also be treated to a 25% rebate for Desmo service parts as part of its pre-purchase program. To sweeten the deal, customers with a minimum spend of RM600 in a single receipt will bring home a complimentary authentic Ducati T-shirt worth RM250! 

As a token of appreciation for the continuous support from Ducati fans and owners, Ducati Malaysia will also be providing a free 15-point check at the Ducati Service Clinic Ducati Malaysia, Next Bike Sdn Bhd, Lot 1, Jalan 51A/221, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, from 21st – 23rd December. This special value-added service is available from 10am to 5pm and is open to all Ducati models, including official imports and grey import bikes. 

For more information, Ducati fans can visit our Facebook page at or Instagram page at
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