Two weeks after its conclusion, the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 continued to bring huge smiles to the faces of 6 lucky visitors. They were among the almost 255,000 people who visited the show at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) outside Kuala Lumpur and had a chance to win a brand new car.
The six competed in the final challenge where they were required to answer as many questions on the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 correctly in the fastest time, within a one-minute timeframe. They were Syed Azroee bin Syed Abdullah, Jason Tan, Cher Hang Boon, Mohd Helmi bin Bakar, Muhammad Nur Aizat bin Abdul Samad and Mohd Al Khafiz Zainal. They had bought tickets to view some 170 exhibiting brands at the 4-day event and chose to participate in the ‘Win-A-Car’ contest.
The winner of the RM89,888 Peugeot 208 PureTech (sponsored by Nasim Sdn Bhd) was 30-year old Syed Ahmad Azroee, a construction consultant from Perak. The second-place winner was Cher, who took home a Demak EX 90 motorcycle, while the remaining four will be each rewarded with RM1,000 worth of BHPetrol fuel vouchers for their effort.
Organised by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), the 2017 Malaysia Autoshow showcased the latest automotive technology, products and services. Some companies also use the event to unveil or provide a preview new models for the Malaysian market, eg the Toyota Harrier, Kia Stinger, Perodua Myvi and Honda Civic Type R. Many models were also available for test-drives around the spacious MAEPS site, allowing car-shoppers to compare the choices on their list.
Visitors also gained insights into the automotive industry at the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Symposium (KLIAS 2017) which was held at the same time.
One of the highlights was the first Karting Slalom in Malaysia which drew more than 600 registrations across three categories, including one for children as young as 8 years old. Fulfilling its objective of being a good platform for Malaysians especially children who are passionate about motorsport to try out their interest in a safe manner, the Karting Slalom saw Dani Arfan bin Hairul Anuar (9 years, 8 months old) being the youngest winner in the 8 -13 year old category.
According to Datuk Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer of MAI, the Malaysia Autoshow will be held again next year, from April 12 to 15. “The success of the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 signifies the commitment of the industry and the participation of the people in the nation’s automotive sector. Next year, we aim to create a more comprehensive showcase for a larger number of visitors to the Autoshow,” he said.