Motor Trader News

Local News

Merdeka Auto Carnival
Merdeka Auto Carnival at Bkt Jalil Auto City this weekend
Looking for an additional car or a newer one to replace what you have? Come on over to Bukit Jalil Auto City for the Merdeka Auto Carnival by Motor Trader which is on this weekend. Get peace of mind when you choose from over 1,000 vehicles with Goo KANTEI certification
Posted on August 27, 2016 9:07 am
Fuel efficiency is the priority for today’s car-buyers, according to a Ford survey
More than 83% of Malaysian consumers say that fuel efficiency is more important than power
Posted on August 26, 2016 11:52 am
17 students graduate the Perodua Youth Training Programme
Perodua’s longest running Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Programme - the Perodua Youth Training Programme (PYTP) - had its 25th Convocation recently with 17 graduates receiving the Malaysia Skill Certificate Grade II. With this certificate, graduates are recognised as assistant mechanics by the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources.
Posted on August 26, 2016 8:06 am

First Look

2016 Ford Transit
New Ford Transit Window Van now available in Malaysia
New window van variant provides seating for up to 14 people in a longer, wider and taller body with active safety features such as ESP with Failed Boost Control, roll-over mitigation and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Posted on August 27, 2016 3:55 pm
Locally-assembled BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid launched
Thanks to incentives from the government for hybrid vehicles, the retail price of this model can be RM120,000 lower
Posted on August 26, 2016 10:14 pm
4th generation Kia Rio to be unveiled at Paris Motorshow
Official exterior and interior sketches of what the next generation of Kia's best-selling global models will look like when it goes on sale in 2017
Posted on August 24, 2016 10:14 pm

World News

Ford survey
Fuel efficiency is the priority for today’s car-buyers, according to a Ford survey
More than 83% of Malaysian consumers say that fuel efficiency is more important than power
Posted on August 26, 2016 11:52 am
Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop next generation autonomous cars
The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.
Posted on August 22, 2016 12:36 pm
Ford Performance adds 2 more years of production for the Ford GT
When Ford invited orders for its supercar, 6,506 applications were received within one month - many more than the number of cars the company planned to make. Now, it has decided to add 2 more years of production so that more people can get the car althouugh it will still remain fairly exclusive
Posted on August 21, 2016 11:53 pm

Product News

Hamza Motors
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems You’ll never know what’s lurking inside Hamza Motors until you see your heroes in person
Posted on August 16, 2016 5:19 pm
Caltex Delo 400 MGX – one oil for all heavy-duty diesel engines
A premium diesel engine oil which makes it unnecessary for fleet operators to stock separate engine oils for high and low sulphur environments which are found in the varied operating conditions in Malaysia
Posted on July 28, 2016 10:34 pm
Exclusive Nissan GT-R headphones from Pioneer
At 34,800 yen (about RM1,290) each, these headphones are a lot more affordable than a GT-R and also much more exclusive since only 250 units will be available
Posted on May 30, 2016 6:46 pm

Featured News

Goo Warranty
Peace of mind for the next 12 months
When Chin Ah King found the Toyota Vellfire MPV he was looking for at LS Auto Trading in Kajang, Selangor, he was aware that there would not be a warranty. However, the dealer offered him the opportunity to purchase Goo WARRANTY which is available for used vehicles. After learning more about it, he felt convinced to pay the premium for the warranty coverage which is for 12 months
Posted on August 28, 2016 9:35 pm
The Goo KANTEI Diary – Hyundai Matrix
Ms Yeoh usually keeps her cars for many years and how long that will be depends on the condition. To get a professional opinion on the condition of her Hyundai Matrix, she used Goo KANTEI vehicle inspections which are professionally carried out by trained Japanese inspectors
Posted on August 25, 2016 9:47 pm
The Goo KANTEI Diary – 2006 Honda City
Even if you're not in the Klang Valley but buying a used car from a dealer there, Goo KANTEI can still carry out an inspection for you and provide details of its condition, especially the body structure which is important for safety
Posted on August 21, 2016 12:21 pm

Future Concept

2016 Cadillac Escala concept
2016 Cadillac Escala concept
With this latest concept car, Cadillac presents a new experience for the future that is said to be uniquely American. It also previews a new design direction and advanced technologies
Posted on August 22, 2016 10:13 pm
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept
A luxury-class coupe concept which pays homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future while following the Mercedes design philosophy
Posted on August 20, 2016 7:53 am
Mitsubishi XM Concept previews new compact crossover MPV model for Indonesia in 2017
Mitsubishi Motors will have its own small MPV for the Indonesian market next year and this concept model shows what it will look like although features like the rear-hinged side doors are unlikely to be in the production model
Posted on August 6, 2016 9:53 am

Used Car Reviews

Quality assurance guaranteed by Goo KANTEI inspection services
How Goo KANTEI gives you peace of mind when you buy a used car that is certified by the service
Posted on November 4, 2015 12:26 am
Inspect The Car
Inspect The Car, Make sure you get the seller's home phone number and meet them at their home address to inspect the car if you are buying from a private seller.
Posted on June 2, 2014 2:51 pm
USED CAR: 2002 – 2006 Toyota Camry
A safe choice with strong residual values
Posted on January 28, 2012 12:00 am

Market Report

New vehicle sales
Sales volumes by brand in July 2016
After the highest sales volume in 2016 achieved in June, new vehicle sales in July fell by 26%. Our chart shows how bad the decline was for most brands although some, like Subaru and Porsche, reported increased sales for the month
Posted on August 21, 2016 9:33 pm
26% drop in new vehicle sales after high point in June
The second half of 2015 started with a continued upward surge in new vehicle sales but July this year is very different with a 26% drop after the highest Total Industry Volume (TIV) was recorded in June. 42,471 units of passenger and commercial vehicles were sold, compared to 58,677 units during the same month last year
Posted on August 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Isuzu D-MAX sales go up even though Total Industry Volume is down
Demand for the latest Isuzu D-Max rose in the first 6 months of 2016, according to data provided by Isuzu Malaysia. While the Total Industry Volume (TIV) showed a downward trend and the pick-up truck segment, in particular, saw a contraction of 15%, sales of the locally-assembled D-Max rose by 10%
Posted on August 5, 2016 10:17 am


2016 Belgian GP
F1: Results of 2016 Belgian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg finally wins a Belgian GP but Lewis Hamilton, in spite of starting from the back, battled his way up to finish in third place and still holds the lead in championship points
Posted on August 28, 2016 10:12 pm
F1: Preview & starting grid for 2016 Belgian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg starts from the front while his team mate and championship leader must start right from the back because of a total penalties of 55 grid places due to powerplant changes
Posted on August 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Leona Chin – rising female racing star in Asia
Malaysia’s Leona Chin strengthened her place as Asia’s top female racer by securing another double second place finishes of the Renault Clip Cup China Series at the Shanghai International Circuit recently
Posted on August 24, 2016 5:47 am


BESTA: As seen in Malaysia Contest
BESTA: As seen in Malaysia Contest. Hurry up and post your funny picture up while you still can!
Posted on May 16, 2016 5:36 pm
Petrol Voucher Giveaway
Posted on January 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Drive M7: 1Bike 1Winner 1Month Contest
M7 Drive is giving away 1 x Honda Wave 110 to 1 Lucky Winner!
Posted on January 8, 2016 11:19 am


Honda Raya campaign
Balik Kampung for Free this year!
Buy a new Honda model from an authorised Honda dealer this month and your balik kampung (or holiday) expenses could be covered by Honda Malaysia. The expenses will be covered by a Raya Bonus (between RM800 and RM3,000, depending on the model) and a TouchNGo tollcard with a preloaded value of RM200.
Posted on July 7, 2015 4:59 pm
The Raya Carnival@OKR Autocity is on this weekend!
Great deals on over 1,000 imported Japanese & Continental cars with immediate loan approval (subject to terms and conditions). From 12 noon to 10 pm today and tomorrow at Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur!
Posted on June 27, 2015 10:54 am
Save up to RM25,000 on Pre-Owned Volkswagens this festive season
Volkswagen dealers in Malaysia are offering rebates of up to RM25,000 on pre-owned vehicles, enabling you to acquire a Volkswagen for less
Posted on February 12, 2015 12:05 am

More World News

Volvo's inflatable child seat
VOLVO Marks 50 Years Of Child Seat With Inflatable Design
IT IS 50 years since Volvo first introduced the rear-facing child seat to better protect children in cars.
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Young Women Risking Unsafe Lifts
THOUSANDS of young women are risking their lives and safety by accepting lifts from drivers they
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:32 pm
Mobile Phone Use Most Hated By Drivers
THE MOST HATED driving habit in the UK is using a mobile phone to call or text while behind the
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:31 pm

More Features

Dog seat belt
Dogs are family for most owners. They are treated with love and care, so it makes sense that they will come on family journeys too.
Posted on April 14, 2014 3:23 pm
Recent data shows that many cars are failing MoTs on easily-rectified faults. Follow this guide and avoid the pitfalls.
Posted on March 19, 2014 1:27 pm
NOWHERE will the age gap between you and your kids be more obvious than when choosing their first car.
Posted on March 18, 2014 11:44 am

Test Drive

2016 Proton Perdana
Driving impressions of the New Proton Perdana
After months of speculative sketches, rumours and spy shots, the new Perdana has finally made its way into the hands of Malaysians, and Motor Trader's Bryan Au has tested it
Posted on July 27, 2016 5:04 pm
All about the new Perodua Bezza Sedan – including driving impressions
The all-new Perodua sedan will be launched next week but we have all the information you would want to know - including the first driving impressions.
Posted on July 14, 2016 1:45 pm
Tested: Mercedes-Benz C180 – The new baby C-Class
The new Mercedes-Benz C180 picks up from the C200 as the entry level model to the C-Class range, and it does not disappoint.
Posted on July 12, 2016 7:43 pm


2016 MotoGP Safety Car
The 2016 MotoGP Safety Car
2016 marks the 18th season of BMW M as Official Car of MotoGP' and the new car supplied is the latest M2 Coupe which was unveiled just last month
Posted on February 12, 2016 12:31 pm

Motorcycle Road Tests

Project Livewire HD
First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike
First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike
Posted on April 17, 2015 4:53 pm

Photo Gallery

2016 Belgian GP results2016 Belgian Grand Prix, Friday2016 Belgian GPGoo WarrantyBelgian GPBelgian GPBelgian GP circuit

Motor Trader - Malaysia's leading magazine and website for classifieds for buying and selling new and used motorcars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, auto accessories and even special numberplates since 1998. Our website also offers the latest news from the motoring world and tips for motorists. You can check up a variety of news over BMW, HONDA, MERCEDES, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, PERODUA,PROTON, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN, VOLVO, and others in Motor Trader Website.