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Proton MPV will be called ‘Exora’

Proton MPV will be called ‘Exora’

‘Exora? is the name of the new Proton MPV which will be in the showrooms in April. The name was chosen from among 251,763 entries and was the submission of Norsholihan bt Abd Eanich, a teacher from Changlun in Kedah and she will?receive a Proton Exora as her prize. Two […]

20% decline in sales in 2009?

20% decline in sales in 2009?

2009 will be challenging for the motor industry, no doubt about that. While recessions in the industry have occurred before because, by nature, the business is cyclical, this time round it?s much more severe because it is global. The financial crisis has hit just about every country and because consumers […]

Isuzu Malaysia expects to sustain sales level

Isuzu Malaysia expects to sustain sales level

Annual sales of the D-Max since Isuzu Malaysia was established Isuzu Malaysia, which has achieved double-digit growth in sales volume since its establishment in 2005, expects to be able to sell at least the same number of units as what it did in 2008. Last year, its sales volume was […]

Two new Chevrolet models in 2009

Two new Chevrolet models in 2009

Sanjeev Garg, new CEO/MD of Hicom-Chevrolet Hicom-Chevrolet Sdn Bhd (HCSB) will launch at least four new products in 2009, of which two will be new models. This was revealed by the company?s new CEO/MD, Sanjeev Garg, during his first session with the Malaysian media since taking on the position last […]

New Honda City orders near 6,000 mark

New Honda City orders near 6,000 mark

New City’s sportier and more stylish appearance is drawing a lot of buyers In 2008, Honda Malaysia’s sales totalled 32,486 units,?14% better than what it did in 2007. For 2009, the company remains confident that it can still do better – contrary to the lower forecasts of its rivals – […]

No recall for Toyota Yaris sold in Malaysia

No recall for Toyota Yaris sold in Malaysia

The Toyota Yaris imported and distributed by UMW Toyota Motor is not affected by the global recall of the Vitz (Japanese name for the same model) to replace two items. Information obtained by Motortrader?indicates that?the recall only affects units which were made in the Japanese and French factories; the Yaris […]

Mutiara Motors going global with M7 unit in Japan

Mutiara Motors going global with M7 unit in Japan

Following the establishment of M7 Motorsports Sdn Bhd in 2006, Mutiara Motors, a 100% bumiputera-owned company which has been in the Malaysian automobile industry for the past 25 years, has now set up a company in Japan which is known as M7 Company Ltd, Japan. The new company is 51% […]

Stellar year for Mercedes-Benz

Stellar year for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz registered a stellar performance with a total of 6,151 passenger cars and commercial vehicles sold in Malaysia in 2008, surpassing its overall sales target for the year and achieving a growth of 16% compared to sales in 2007. In the passenger car segment, sales grew by over 15% for […]

Hyundai Sime Darby Motors supports Malaysian Hockey Federation

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors has provided three Hyundai cars – the i10, Getz 1.4 and Matrix 1.6 – to the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) which will be used to transport coaches, officials and staff, to conduct intensive coaching programmes aimed at improving the standard of hockey. The cars were handed over […]

RFC Toyota Hilux pick-ups return to base

After a marathon 10-days of providing support services in the rugged wilderness during the Rainforest Challenge (RFC), the four Toyota Hilux pick-ups supplied by UMW Toyota Motor to the event organizers were returned?to the company at its headquarters in Shah Alam, Selangor. The specially-equipped vehicles will be on display at […]