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VW reviews business strategy for Malaysia

VW reviews business strategy for Malaysia

Following the recent developments in the Proton-Volkswagen discussions, and the Malaysian Government?s announcement, Volkswagen AG is currently reviewing its business strategy for Malaysia. “The natural expected outcome of this review would be the possible remodeling of the Volkswagen wholesale operations over the next few months”, said VW Group Malaysia’s Director […]

JD Power Initial Quality Survey 2007

JD Power Initial Quality Survey 2007

Only top 3 models are shown but there were others also studied. Malaysian new-vehicle owners report experiencing the most problems with the vehicle exterior and engine/transmission, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 Malaysia Initial Quality Study (IQS) released today. The study, which serves as the industry benchmark for […]

Ford owners learn 4×4 skills

Ford owners learn 4×4 skills

Power, agility and emotion were all evident in this year?s final round of the Ford Lanun Darat 4×4 Driving Clinic series. The 4×4 driving course, sponsored by Ford Malaysia and held in Kuching earlier this month, was attended by 27 participants. Held at location 16 kms south of Kuching city, […]

New BMW dealer in Klang Valley

New BMW dealer in Klang Valley

Artist’s impression of the new Ingress Auto BMW facility which will begin operations during the first quarter of 2008 Ingress Auto Sdn Bhd has joined the BMW network as its latest authorized dealer. The appointment of the new dealership is part of BMW Malaysia?s ongoing expansion of its dealership network […]

Top 20 models in October

Top 20 models in October

Note: For Perodua Viva, since May and for Proton Persona, since August Data source: Malaysian Automotive Association(MAA) monthly reports of new vehicle registrations ? ?

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, […]