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The new Audi Q7 – Sportiness, efficiency, premium comfort

With the new Audi Q7, Audi is setting standards in the premium SUV segment. 325 kilograms less weight and the low center of mass make it extremely agile. At the same time, it is the most spacious car in its segment. Although the exterior dimensions have gotten smaller, it offers substantially more interior room for passengers and luggage. Its innovative assistance and infotainment systems take the SUV to the front of the pack. The efficient engines consume 26 percent less fuel on average.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development: “The new Audi Q7 is a statement of our competence. Weighing 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) less, it sets the benchmark in its class. It is around 26 percent more efficient and is equipped with the latest assistance systems, infotainment modules and connect features.”
With a curb weight of just 1,995 kilograms (4,398.2 lb) (as 3.0 TDI), the new

Audi Q7 is the lightest in its class. It weighs 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) less than the previous model. With its lightweight, multimaterial body and an all-new chassis, it is comfortable while at the same time offering the typical performance of a sporty Audi – and that with top-notch CO2 values. Audi engineers have reduced the fuel consumption of the Q7 by as much as 28 percent (TFSI) and 23 percent (TDI).

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The engines set top marks in the segment of large SUVs with all-wheel drive. The 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp) and the 3.0 TFSI with 245 kW (333 hp) accelerate the new Audi Q7 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.1 seconds (TFSI) and 6.3 seconds (TDI), respectively. The diesel V6 consumes on average just 5.7 liters of fuel per
100 kilometers (41.3 US mpg), corresponding to 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer (239.8 g/mi).

The Audi Q7 also sets standards with respect to the operating concept, infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. The second-generation modular infotainment platform is on board, as is the Audi virtual cockpit. The new MMI all-in-touch control unit with large touchpad makes operation child’s play. Other attractive innovations include the expanded services from Audi connect, the
Audi tablet for the rear seat passengers and the two sound systems with 3D audio. Smartphone integration with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is also new. The new Audi Q7 is one of the first cars worldwide to offer these functions.

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One highlight is the comprehensive portfolio of new driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistant. No other production vehicle in the world currently offers more.

The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro, which will be launched a short time later, is the first plug in hybrid from Audi with a diesel engine. It impresses with system 275 kW (373 hp) of system output and a system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft), and is also the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive in the premium SUV segment. It consumes just 1.7 liters per 100 kilometers (138.4 US mpg), which corresponds to less than 50 grams CO2 per kilometer (80.5 g/mi). A full battery charge is sufficient for a distance of 56 kilometers (34.8 mi).

Save up to RM10,000 when you book a Mitsubishi from now till 31st March 2015

Usher 2015 with style as Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, is kicking off the “Mitsubishi New Year Promotion” campaign with attractive offers on selected models for bookings made before 31st March 2015.

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The award-winning Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV is now offered with a cash rebate of up to RM4,000. Priced at RM114,743.50* (2WD variant) and RM128,879.50* (4WD variant) with 5-Year unlimited mileage warranty, the ASX is powered by a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine with an output of 150PS and 197Nm. Both 2WD and 4WD variants utilize a smooth INVECS-III CVT featuring “Sports Mode” with six virtual ratios for enhanced driver involvement while maintaining superb fuel efficiency.

The stylish Mitsubishi ASX swept many key awards in the SUV category this year including the title of “Best Local Assembled SUV” by Asian Auto Allianz Auto Industry Awards 2014, “Best Small/Midsize SUV” by Autocar ASEAN magazine as well as “Small/Midsize SUV (2WD) of the Year” by New Straits Times’ Car Bikes and Trucks.

For 4×4 enthusiasts, the Triton pick-up is now made even more affordable with a cash rebate of up to RM10,000. The ever-popular Mitsubishi pick-up comes with class-leading premium features including sunroof, projector headlamps, 17in alloy rims, leather seating and a touch-screen audio head-unit with rear camera. The Triton VGT GS is priced at RM107,809.60*.

The Triton VGT GS is powered by a high-output 2.5-litre common-rail diesel engine producing 178PS and 350Nm, its Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) delivers uncompromising power while maintaining class-leading fuel efficiency.

Since 2005, MMM has sold more than 82,000 units of vehicles in Malaysia. Current model line-up includes the locally-assembled ASX compact SUV, the Mirage and Attrage eco cars, Triton pick-up trucks, the Pajero Sport SUV, the Lancer GT sedan, Pajero SUV and the 100% electric car i-MiEV.

‘Tis the Season to Be MINI at Ingress Auto Bangsar.

Ingress Auto Bangsar is Celebrating its 2nd Year Anniversary and the festive season with Great MINI Deals.

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Ingress Auto Bangsar is turning two years old this Christmas and the MINI dealership located in Bangsar is celebrating with rebates of up to RM38,000* on selected MINI models.

Additionally, pick an exclusive gift from under the MINI Bangsar Christmas Tree when making a booking on the weekend of the 13th and 14th December 2014. Among the treats to be given away are MINI car accessories, MINI Lifestyle merchandises, MINI Baby Strollers, MINI MINOX Cameras and cash vouchers worth up to RM1,500.

Ingress Auto Bangsar is also giving a chance to fans of the MINI brand to own the limited 55 edition MINI Countryman from as low as RM188,888 as well as view the latest addition to the MINI family, the new MINI 5 Door.

MINI Bangsar’s ‘Tis the Season to Be MINI runs until December 31st 2014.

The Mitsubishi ASX CKD Wins Car of the Year Awards!

Not only has the Mitsubishi ASX firmly established itself as a popular choice among compact SUV seekers, leading motoring media are also in agreement that the ASX is a clear winner in the ever-growing SUV segment.

From L-R Wataru Kambe, Director of Operations, PROTO Malaysia and CEO of MMM, Mr Tetsuya Oda

After clinching the Asian Auto Allianz Auto “Best Local Assembled SUV” award earlier this year, the Mitsubishi ASX recently added two more titles to its collection of awards – from Autocar ASEAN and Cars, Bikes & Trucks, both publications choosing the ASX as a winner under their respective SUV categories.

Published monthly, Autocar ASEAN is one of the most prestigious motoring magazines in Malaysia. In awarding the title of Best Small/Midsize SUV to the ASX, the magazine commented that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s decision to locally assemble the ASX in Malaysia has brought a new wave of attention to the compact SUV that offers a high driving position with the handling dynamics of a saloon, and that the ASX is also a viable alternative to C-segment saloon with its very attractive price, eye-catching design and compact footprint. 

Autocar ASEAN also noted that the Mitsubishi ASX’s well-built and durable interior is roomy and versatile with numerous storage configurations that expand the 416 litres of boot space to 1,193 litres. Coupled with the ASX’s generous level of standard equipment and safety features, Autocar ASEAN considers it to be one of the best equipped vehicles in its price range.

The ASX is the first Mitsubishi model to be assembled in Malaysia by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM). The stylish yet compact SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine with an output of 150PS and 197Nm. Two variants are available (2WD and 4WD) and both utilize a smooth INVECS-III CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) with Sports Mode offering six virtual ratios for enhanced driver involvement yet maintaining superb fuel efficiency.

Available as a motoring supplement under the English daily New Straits Times, Cars, Bikes and Trucks is the foremost authority when it comes to weekly automotive news, views and reviews.   

In awarding the Mitsubishi ASX the title of Small/Midsize SUV (4×2) of the Year, Editor of Car, Bikes & Trucks and Head Judge Yamin Vong said, “Buying trends plays a pivotal part in the awards this year as market preferences showed that aspects such as drivetrains and body styles were key deciding factors for consumers when purchasing a car. The ASX 4X2 win reveals that buyers are now looking for the functionality and ground clearance of an SUV but without the more expensive all-terrain drivetrain, making it an overall winner.”

The 2WD is priced at RM114,743.50, while the 4WD is priced at RM128,879.50 (on the road without insurance). The ASX is available in four colours; Black Mica, Titanium Gray, Cool Silver and Solid White, and it comes with standard-fitted premium features such as leather seats and an 8-inch touch-screen multimedia head-unit with GPS navigation and reverse camera. The Mitsubishi ASX is also backed by a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty complemented by a 2-Year Free Maintenance programme.

On the latest awards won by the ASX, CEO of MMM, Tetsuya Oda said, “We would like to thank Autocar ASEAN and Car, Bikes & Trucks for recognizing the ASX as the best choice in its class. These two prestigious awards are a testament to the Mitsubishi ASX’s attractive overall package and unbeatable value.”

Mitsubishi Motors is represented by 57 showrooms (out of which 43 are 3S Centres) and 47 service outlets serving its customers throughout Malaysia. 

RON95/97 petrol prices down, diesel prices up from 1 Dec 2014

The fuel prices for RON95 and RON97 went down by 4 sen and 9 sen respectively, effectively December 1, 2014.

RON95: RM2.26/litre
RON97: RM2.46/litre
Diesel: RM2.23/litre