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Proton-VW: End of the saga (finally)

Proton-VW: End of the saga (finally)

  [Response from VW, statement from Proton MD, statement from VW Group Malaysia, at bottom of this article]   “It’s on”… “it’s off”… “the deal is going to be signed”… “talks are going well”… “PM is waiting for the VW boss to come and sign the deal”… “deadline missed but DPM […]

October sales were 4.6% down

October sales were 4.6% down

As expected, October sales fell because of the long Hari Raya holidays which reduced the number of selling days. The total industry volume (TIV) for the month was 42,915 units, 2,069 units less than what was sold in September or a decline of 4.6%. Compared to October 2006, however, the […]

Beware of ‘good samaritans’

Beware of ‘good samaritans’

Report in The Star in December 2011 UPDATE: Reports from others who have ‘gone further’ with these ‘good samaritans’ reveals that it’s not a robbery attempt but a scam. They convince the motorist that the brakes or something else in the wheel area is leaking or damaged and offer to […]

Toyota is a favourite among Malaysians

Toyota is a favourite among Malaysians

While national brands take the largest share of the Malaysian new vehicle market, among the non-national brands, Toyota is at the top of the list of Malaysian buyers, suggests a survey conducted by Ratera & van Galen Sdn. Bhd, an independent market research firm based in Kuala Lumpur. 1,233 Malaysian […]

Donnavventura event successfully completed

Donnavventura event successfully completed

Remember the adventurous Italian ladies ? the Donnavventura ? who were in Malaysia in July to start their expedition around Asean using Mitsubishi Tritons? Well, their expedition came to a successful conclusion recently after 20,000 kms in 100 days, during which time they journeyed across seven countries – Malaysia, Thailand, […]

Brooklands Motors appointed Citroen importer/distributor

Brooklands Motors appointed Citroen importer/distributor

Muhammad Fadhil Ahmad, CEO of Brooklands Motors (right) being congratulated by Citroen’s Benoit de Lassus on the appointment Automobiles Citroen today announced the appointment of Brooklands Motors Sdn Bhd as sole importer and distributor for its cars, a year after the Malaysian company began its association with the French carmaker […]

‘C-Day’ for new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

‘C-Day’ for new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Guests admiring the new C-Class It?s November and the all-new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets its official introduction into the Malaysian market. To kick off the integrated marketing campaign for the new model, DaimlerChrysler Malaysia has been holding an event at a venue in Subang, Selangor, for customers who […]

0 to 100,000 in 5 years

0 to 100,000 in 5 years

  The 100,000th unit leaving the line at the Honda plant   Annual production since 2003 (2007 volume only up to end of September) Five years after commencing operations, Honda Malaysia’s assembly plant in Pegoh, Melaka, has rolled out its 100,000th unit, a silver Honda Civic. The milestone was reached […]

C&C Bintang to cease doing Peugeot business

C&C Bintang to cease doing Peugeot business

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd will be parting company with Automobiles Peugeot. In a recent notification to Bursa Malaysia, C&C Bintang said that it will not renew its contract as Peugeot franchise holder when it expires this December 31. The original contract was signed on January 24 2002 so it […]

New vehicle sales dipped in September

New vehicle sales dipped in September

In earlier years, the period prior to a major festival would see car companies getting a surge in sales as people wanted to have a new car to celebrate the new year. However, this is no longer the case, say many marketing people, and thus it was not surprising that […]