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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. 

Honda Malaysia Introduces New Range of Genuine Engine Oil

Honda Malaysia introduced its new range of genuine engine oil, which now comes in a whole new packaging. The new range of genuine engine oil has been approved by Honda Research and Development (R&D) for its quality and performance while also meeting the latest specification standard set by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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The new line-up of genuine engine oil is formulated to fulfill all requirements of the Honda engine. Through technological advancements, Honda has managed to develop low viscosity engine oil that not only provides protection but also enhance the smoothness of the engine. This in turn leads to better fuel efficiency without sacrificing on performance. The upgraded genuine engine oil is suitable for *all Honda models.

With the introduction of the new engine oil line-up, the SN 0W-20 engine oil has the lowest viscosity, providing the ultimate combination of protection, performance and better fuel efficiency for better mileage and cost savings.

The line-up of Honda’s current and upgraded genuine engine oil is shown below:

EXISTING LINE UP

NEW LINE UP

SL 10W-30

Mineral

SN 10W-30

Mineral

SM 5W-30

Semi-Synthetic

SN 5W-30

Semi-Synthetic

SM 0W-20

Full-Synthetic

SN 0W-20

Full-Synthetic

SL 5W-40

Full-Synthetic

SN 0W-30

Full-Synthetic

Honda also announced the implementation of a bulk system for the SN 0W-20 engine oil which will be expanded to authorized Honda dealers nationwide. The SN 0W-20 is the first genuine engine oil to implement the bulk system and will now be sold by actual usage. Besides its obvious benefit of less bottle disposal and reduced wastage of unused oil, the bulk system also ensures volume accuracy which increases efficiency at service operations.

The introduction of the bulk system is an effective step towards achieving Honda’s Global Environment Goal of Triple Zero (Zero CO2 emissions, Zero waste & Zero energy risk). Through the Triple Zero concept, Honda aims to create a zero-impact society by engaging with climate change, energy and resource issues through its technology and business activities.

In order to meet the growing needs of Honda customers in Malaysia, Honda is targeting to increase the number of authorized Honda dealers to 90 by 2015, with dealers at every major town in Malaysia. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and coupled with well-trained service advisors, all Honda customers are encouraged to bring their cars to be serviced at any authorized Honda dealers nationwide.

Honda is committed to continue providing the best products and services at affordable prices to its customers and the new range of Honda Genuine Engine Oil is Honda’s way to help customers care for their vehicle and prolong its lifespan.

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

MINI Malaysia today introduced the second body variant of the third generation MINI, the New MINI 5-Door. Redefining urban driving fun, the latest MINI is represented as the first ever five-door model in the small car segment. Carrying forward the trademark MINI go-kart feeling with its iconic MINI design, the New MINI 5-Door will further underscore the British premium brand’s unrivalled driving excitement, efficiency, comfort, safety and connectivity with complete practicality.

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Introducing the New MINI 5-Door, Mr. Alan Harris, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “With the introduction of the New MINI 5-Door, we at MINI Malaysia are now more than ever excited to continue providing our loyal customers a wider range of the most exciting premium small car brand in the world. We believe that the New MINI 5-Door will further demonstrate superior qualities of the brand’s hallmark driving excitement particularly with its evolutionary exterior design advancements and characteristic brand styling.”

Harris added that the New MINI 5-Door will appeal to Malaysians who are looking for a truly unique, one of a kind car in their driveway. He said, “MINI is the most unconventional premium small car brand in the world and the New MINI 5-Door will enable fans that grew up with the MINI brand and its iconic appeal to continue to grow with MINI even into a new generation. The new MINI 5-Door is the perfect car for the small urban, modern Malaysian family for everyday use. Be it as a daily commute to work after dropping the kids off at school or the weekend out with family and friends. The only difference now is that you would be driving and travelling in style!”

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces The New MINI 5-Door

The unmistakable proportions of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door receives a defined expansion in exterior dimensions in comparison to its original three door model, the new MINI 3-Door. While retaining its distinctive MINI design elements such as short overhangs as well as front shell-shaped bonnet, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 16 cm longer than the original MINI hatch to further accentuate the car’s character of offering more space and the additional door option. The body of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door stands at 3,982mm long, 1,727mm wide and 1,425mm high – all of which will benefit the additional two doors as well as easier accessibility for back-seat passengers who will experience convenient ingress and egress movements. Additionally, the extended body length of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also increases the luggage compartment volume by 67 litres for a total of 278 litres in comparison to the MINI hatch.

In its looks, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door’s unmistakable appearance is further accentuated by the car’s hallmark brand styling and can be recognized by its radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern and classic elliptical headlamps. The New MINI 5-Door is also fitted with LED daytime driving lights as well as LED headlights and fog lamps, which provides the light source for both low and high beams for the car, as well as Park Distance Control function at the rear.

In terms of wheel offerings, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door sports run-flat tyres with 17” Roulette Spoke two-tone rims.

In engine offering, the heart of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door offers a 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology petrol engine which delivers a maximum output of 141kW/192hp and 280Nm of torque to enable a much sportier driving performance than ever before. This is the same power plant introduced in the new MINI 3-Door earlier this year. Coupled with a six speed automatic sport transmission, the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 230km/h. These figures are combined with an average fuel consumption reading of 5.5 litres per 100km with C02 emissions level reading of 129g/km.

Extra helpings of fun urban driving can be further experienced as the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also combines a sports automatic transmission with the automatic engine start/stop function. This prevents unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic.

Internally, the New MINI 5-Door continues to offer premium interior ambience while further emphasizing precise lines, high-end colour and material combinations as well as modern functionality, making the New MINI 5-Door a true and complete 5 seater!

In its interior offering, the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door features Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black Upholstery as well as sports seats for both the driver and front passenger. The Black Checkered interior surface, Chrome Line Interior and headliner in Anthracite are used to further accentuate its interior ambience and stylish feel. Completing the car’s inside sporty feel is the MINI John Cooper Works multifunction leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, rain sensor and automatic lights control, non slip leather rims with perforations, Chilli Red contrast stitching and the JCW logo embedded into the 6 o’clock position.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also features the ideal basis for safe, intuitive and convenient control of the driver assistance, infotainment and comfort systems – all of which are offered from the hallmark MINI central instrument panel. MINI Connected for example, offers an extensive integration of smartphones in the car, allowing the use of internet-based services in the area of infotainment, communications and driver experience. These can be operated in typical MINI style through a 6.5” MINI Visual Boost LCD display with 5-key controller.

The innovative display and operating concept of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is also supported by the lighting design of the central instrument panel which is unique to MINI. The interior of the New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is not just a daytime head-turner but its unique lighting concept now also turns any night-time drive into an authentic experience, particularly with the MINI Excitement package which allows the instruments and operating modules – including the door trim and centre console area – to illuminate.

The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door will be available in eleven exterior paint shades, with the addition of Electric Blue as a new MINI colour exclusive to the new MINI 5-Door. The roof, exterior mirror caps and bonnet stripes are also available in two colour options of white or black.

The new MINI Cooper S 5-Door also arrives packaged with the MINI Service Inclusive program which offers comprehensive MINI after-sales care for 3 years or 50,000KM and will be available at all authorised MINI dealership nationwide from the weekend of the 15th and 16th November 2014.

Estimated retail prices (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) of the new MINI Cooper S 5-Door is:

MINI Cooper S 5-Door – RM 238,888.00