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Go Full Throttle at Sepang with MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game

Get a chance of a lifetime to participate in a real and unique motorsport experience at the legendary Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia with MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game.

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From May 26 to June 30, 2014, simply log on to  theright2race.com and show your race driving skills by playing an online racing game where players will be tested on their skills of choosing the ideal racing lines and the perfect braking points around the digital version of the real Sepang International Circuit. Built with a cool mix of sweeping corners, tight turns and wide-open straights, the world famous Sepang International Circuit is clearly a challenge for real professional race drivers and participants of the MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game alike.

The 5 from Malaysia, amongst the total of 25 from all around Asia, with the best and fastest lap times recorded in the game from will win a trip to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia to participate and enjoy a unique once-in-a-lifetime motorsport experience: the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience which is to be held on 2nd of August this year.

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The MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience is an exhilarating motorsport experience organized by Michelin where participants will get to ride and drive real high-performance race vehicles under the safety supervision of Michelin professional driving instructors.

This year, participants will get behind the wheels of the newly-introduced single-seater Formula 4 race car, as well as Renault Clio and Citroen C2 Rally cars and receive coaching from professional driving instructors on how to tear through corners and throw the throttle down at the Sepang circuit.

On top of that, to end the day a professional driver will also take participants on an adrenaline- pumping hot lap, as close to race-pace as possible, in race cars such as the legendary Formula Le Mans, so they can experience the extreme thrill of professional driving and the maximum performance and safety of Michelin tires – the winning secret of race champions.

Mazda Completes Exclusive Vehicle Assembly Facility in Malaysia

On 16/5/2014, Mazda Motor Corporation announced the completion of a Mazda-exclusive vehicle assembly facility within the grounds of a plant owned by Inokom and located in Kulim, in the Malaysian state of Kedah. Mass production of the Mazda CX-5 for Malaysia and Thailand started at the facility.

Mazda Completes Exclusive Vehicle Assembly Facility in Malaysia

Mazda began local production of the Mazda3 on a consignment basis with Inokom in January 2011. Since March 2013, the Mazda CX-5 has been produced at a Mazda-exclusive body shop constructed as one of the measures to reinforce the local production framework. This body shop, and the vehicle assembly facility which began operating today, are the result of an approximately RM100 million investment by Mazda Malaysia, a company that oversees the production and sales of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia. Total annual production capacity of both facilities is approximately 20,000 units, and production of the all-new Mazda3 for Malaysia is scheduled to begin within 2014. The Mazda-exclusive body shop and vehicle assembly facility give Mazda more flexibility with the production plan and allows the company to implement enhanced quality control measures. 

At an opening ceremony held at the new plant today, Mazda’s Executive Officer and General Manager of Hiroshima Plant, Masatoshi Maruyama said, “Mazda regards Malaysia as a key production base in the ASEAN region and we are very pleased to further strengthen our local production framework here with the completion of this Mazda-exclusive vehicle assembly facility. Moving forward, in strong partnerships with Bermaz Motor and Inokom, Mazda will continue bringing out unique and high-quality products, full of the joy of driving. Our sincere hope is that both here in Malaysia, and all over the world, these cars will enrich the lives of our customers, and help to build a special bond between them and the Mazda brand.”

All-New Nissan TEANA now open for preview and bookings!

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. (ETCM) is now accepting bookings for the All-New Nissan TEANA, which will soon be launched in Malaysia.

For this third generation All-New Nissan TEANA, every inch and detail of the car has been meticulously crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Sleek stylish curves, advanced innovation and luxury, seamlessly meet to offer an exceptional ride to the top embodying a “Drive to Greatness” – in line with the All-New Nissan TEANA tagline.

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The public can have a preview of the much-anticipated All-New Nissan TEANA, at selected shopping malls nationwide from now till 1st June 2014. The selected shopping malls are Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur (from now till 18 May 2014), Mahkota Parade, Malacca (from 15 – 18 May 2014), KSL Mall, Johor Bahru (from 19 – 25 May 2014), Alamanda, Putrajaya and Publika, Kuala Lumpur (from 21 – 25 May 2014) and Queensbay Mall, Penang (from 29 May – 1 June 2014). 

The All-New Nissan TEANA presents a high-quality premium looks and comes in 3 variants: 2.5XV, 2.0XL and 2.0XE. The All-New Nissan TEANA has an enhanced overall presence, thanks to the sharp character lines that extend from front to rear and evoke fluid momentum. The stately front grille sits between canted headlamps. The car’s svelte profile results in improved aerodynamic efficiency. 

“I believe the All-New Nissan TEANA which accentuates the premium sedan’s presence and quality feel will strongly appeal to consumers, especially successful, youthful entrepreneurs, by delivering a balance of style, performance and value that will continue to make it one of the most popular executive cars in Malaysia.” said the Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor, Dato’ David Chen.

Equipped with the newly developed QR25DE engine and low-and mid-range torque improved by enhanced combustion and emission efficiencies, this powerful engine has Twin C-VTC (Twin Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control). This engine better matches various engine conditions while optimizing fuel efficiency and providing an agile, smooth driving experience in the city as well as powerful, precise acceleration for overtaking on highways.

Just like going first-class on a flight, the All-New Nissan TEANA comes with a “Zero-Gravity inspired” Seat Design that helps reduce muscular and spinal loads, and improve blood flow. It helps reduce fatigue over long periods behind the wheel ensuring a comfortable driving experience especially during long-distance trips. Also, interior noise has been greatly reduced in the All-New Nissan TEANA. 

To enhance the premium experience of the All-New Nissan TEANA, there are 9 BOSE Premium Audio System Speakers which provide an impressive surround sound experience.

When it comes to safety, the All-New Nissan TEANA offers a suite of innovative safety and convenience features. These include 6 SRS Airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Understeer Control (AUC), Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and a Traction Control System (TCS).

The All-New Nissan TEANA is locally assembled in Malaysia at ETCM’s Serendah Plant, which is equipped with some of the most advanced manufacturing technology.  The All-New Nissan TEANA comes in five colours, including Storm Blue, Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black, Bronze Gold and Brilliant White.

Porsche Macan Previewed in Malaysia. Official Launch in Q4 2014

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Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) previewed the new Porsche Macan (SUV) last week at Porsche Centre Damansara. The Macan will be officially launched later this year in around Q4 2014. Porsche Macan is a smaller sibling to the Porsche Cayenne and it is marketed as the “first sportscar in the compact SUV segment”. 

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The Macan will be coming into our Malaysian market in 4 variants :- Porsche Macan, Porsche Macan S, Porsche Macan S Diesel and the top ranging Porsche Macan Turbo.

The entry-level Porsche Macan is powered by a 2.0Litre in-line four cylinder turbocharged engine. It produces 237hp and able to achieve 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 223 km/h. Fuel consumption of the Macan is 7.2 litres per 100km, making it among the most efficient compact SUV in its class.

One level up the Macan would be the Macan S and Macan S diesel. Macan S comes with a 3.0Litre V6 biturbo engine which does 340hp, 0-100 in just 5.4 seconds and a record of 254km/h top speed. While the Macan S diesel comes with a 3.0Litre V6 single turbo diesel engine. Produces 245hp, does 0-100km/h in 6.3seconds and 230km/h top speed. Fuel consumption for both variants are just 6.3 and 6.1 litres per 100km. 

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 The top ranging and ultimate Macan would be the Macan Turbo. The Macan Turbo is powered by a 3.6litre V6 biturbo engine. It does 400hp, 0-100km/h in just 4.8seconds. Top speed? Massive 266km/h.  All variants come with a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox and all-wheel-drive.

No official pricing released just yet. Estimated price for the all 4 variants would be around RM460k for the Macan, RM550k for the Macan S, RM560k for the Macan S Diesel, and RM785k for the Macan Turbo. 

 The Macan Turbo will be making an appearance at Bangsar Shopping Centre from May 21st to 25th, 2014 for an opportunity to the Malaysian public to have a closer look at Porsche’s fifth model range. The Macan model range is now available for bookings at Porsche Centre Damansara and Porsche Centre Glenmarie.

Ford Launches New Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost in Malaysia

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Today, Ford Malaysia has launched the new Ford Fiesta Sport+ 5-door with 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The car priced at RM93,888, the new Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost is available in Malaysia in the five-door Sport+ variant in three popular colours – Artic White, Panther Black and True Red. It is now available at all showrooms across Peninsular Malaysia and will make its way to Sabah and Sarawak in June 2014.

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Ford’s patented 3-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost engine is big on power, torque and refinement. The EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing that enable this downsized engine to deliver the power and performance of a conventional 1.6L engine with class-leading fuel efficiency and emissions levels. 

The quiet and smooth-running 1.0L EcoBoost engine produces 125 PS of power and peak torque of 170 Nm. With 25 percent fewer moving parts, the three-cylinder EcoBoost delivers both class-leading fuel efficiency of 5.3L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 121g/km.
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Tiny enough to fit on a sheet of A4 paper or stow away in an airplane overhead luggage compartment, the 1.0L EcoBoost is the smallest of Ford’s growing global family of EcoBoost engines. The 1.0L EcoBoost is the third EcoBoost engine Ford has introduced in Malaysia.

Replacing large engines with smaller-displacement EcoBoost engines is one way Ford is delivering on its green technology commitment, which balances capability with environmental responsibility with an estimated fuel economy improvement by more than 20 percent and 15 percent less carbon dioxide emissions.

“Customers are going to be pleasantly surprised by how the smallest member of our EcoBoost engine family punches far above its weight,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company. “Customers will immediately notice and appreciate how quiet the engine is, how quickly the car accelerates and most importantly how little fuel it needs.”

The award-winning 1.0L EcoBoost engine was named “International Engine of the Year” – one of the auto industry’s most prestigious awards globally – for both 2012 and 2013.

The new Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost offers the most comprehensive safety package in its class, including seven airbags – front driver and passenger, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbag.

Key safety and smart features available in the new Ford Fiesta 1.5L variant are also found in the new Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost. These include:-

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control System (TCS) – helps customers remain in control of the car at all times, especially on slippery roads
  • Hill Launch Assist – helps drivers make a perfect hill start whether it’s uphill or downhill, by holding the car for up to three seconds on the slope
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Ford SYNC™ – hands-free and seamless connectivity which allows drivers to answer phone calls and select music from devices connected via Bluetooth® or USB as well as listen to text messages by simply using voice commands. This helps drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times.
  • Rear Parking Aid with Park Pilot – keeps drivers from backing into obstacles they cannot see when reverse parking as well as during parallel parking
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers – an optical sensor located behind the windscreen that detects the rain and automatically activates the wipers for the driver
  • Smart Keyless Entry with Ford’s Push Button Start

“The Fiesta is key driver of the company’s successful product-led transformation. We are confident that the new Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost will continue to attract even more new-to-Ford customers, with its unmatched combination of quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart technologies, head-turning looks and value for money,” said Westerman.

As with all Ford passenger vehicles available in Malaysia, the new Fiesta comes with Ford’s Extended Service Plan (ESP) to provide added peace of mind to customers at no extra cost. Ford ESP is a free three-year or 60,000km maintenance programme that covers parts and labour free of charge.

In addition to routine inspection and maintenance services, Ford’s ESP covers free replacements for selected wear-and-tear items, including spark plugs, shock absorbers, engine belts, brake pads and wiper blades.