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Mitsubishi Motors MEGA Save Offers in Malaysia

Head over to any authorized Mitsubishi Motors showroom today to enjoy mega savings from Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia including cash rebates up to RM11,000, free maintenance program up to 2 years, low interest rate scheme for Mirage models and FREE gifts for selected variants!

Mitsubishi MEGA Save

From today until a limited period only, customers who book and register any Triton and Pajero Sport models will be entitled for 2-years free maintenance and cash rebates from RM1,000 to RM9,000.

Customers who book any Attrage models will be entitled for 1-year free maintenance and RM1,000 cash rebate.

Customers who book the Mirage models will be entitled for 1-year free maintenance and choose to enjoy either cash rebates from RM1,500 to RM4,000 or 0.03% low financing scheme.

Customers who book the Lancer GT or Lancer Sportback enjoy 2-year free maintenance plus cash rebates from RM2,000 to RM8,000.

Also, customers who book the newly launched 2014 ASX will enjoy with 2-years free maintenance. First 300 new 2014 ASX customers who register this vehicle will be rewarded with a Special Leather Case. 

Mitsubishi’s 2-years free maintenance package offers free maintenance on parts lubricants and labour costs. The program also offers new Mitsubishi owners a hassle-free drive and peace of mind. Some of the free maintenance parts that are included are engine oil, fuel filters, air cleaner, brake fluid, coolant, differential oil and transmission oil (based on the recommended scheduled service).

Toyota Decided to Cease Local Manufacturing in Australia by 2017

After Ford and Holden decision to quit production in Australia, Toyota Australia today announced that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company.

This means that local manufacturing of the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles, as well as the production of four cylinder engines, will cease by the end of 2017 in Australia.

Toyota workers celebrate production of the three-millionth Toyota in Australia, a Camry Hybrid (Camry hL model shown)

The decision was not based on any single factor. The market and economic factors contributing to the decision include the unfavourable Australian dollar that makes exports unviable, high costs of manufacturing and low economies of scale for our vehicle production and local supplier base.

Together with one of the most open and fragmented automotive markets in the world and increased competitiveness due to current and future Free Trade Agreements, it is not viable to continue building cars in Australia.

Toyota Australia President and CEO, Max Yasuda, was joined by Toyota Motor Corporation President and CEO, Akio Toyoda, as he made the announcement to employees late this afternoon.

“This is devastating news for all of our employees who have dedicated their lives to the company during the past 50 years,” Mr Yasuda said.

“While we have been undertaking the enormous task of transforming our business during the past two years, our people have joined us on the same journey, which makes it even more difficult to announce this decision

“We did everything that we could to transform our business, but the reality is that there are too many factors beyond our control that make it unviable to build cars in Australia.

“Although the company has made profits in the past, our manufacturing operations have continued to be loss making despite our best efforts.

“Our focus will now be to work with our employees, suppliers, government and the unions as we transition to a national sales and distribution company. Support services will be available to our employees and we will do everything that we can to minimise the impact of this decision on our employees and suppliers.”

Mr Yasuda said approximately 2,500 employees directly involved with manufacturing will be impacted when the plant stops building cars in 2017.

There will also be an impact on the company’s corporate divisions, which will be studied over the coming months to determine what roles and functions will remain in the future.

Mr Yasuda said that Toyota was also committed to providing support to the industry as it prepares for the end of vehicle manufacturing in Australia.

“We will work with our key stakeholders to determine how to provide the best support to our employees, suppliers and local communities during the coming years,” Mr Yasuda said.

“Not only do we need to ensure our local suppliers and employees can plan for their future, we also need to make sure that we continue to produce high quality vehicles and engines for our domestic and export customers.”

Toyota Australia will continue to be involved in its local communities and employ thousands of people both directly and indirectly via its extensive dealership network.

It is the company’s intention to import the Camry and Aurion vehicles beyond 2017, along with the entire range of Toyota passenger and commercial vehicles.

AWE Tuning Announces Quad Tip Option for Audi A7 Touring Edition Exhaust System

AWE Tuning Announces Quad Tip Option for Audi A7 Touring Edition Exhaust System. The AWE Tuning A7 Touring Edition Exhaust System is hand-crafted from T304 Stainless Steel, guarantees no Check Engine Light and alters no emissions equipment.  The system features adjustable 4” slash-cut tips available in Diamond Black and Chrome Silver finish, and Dual or Quad Tip configurations.

AWE TUNING AUDI A7 TOURING EDITION EXHAUST AND DOWNPIPE SYSTEMS

“The A7 Touring Edition Exhaust has been a very popular product, but after the release of Audi’s S7 we saw how much the A7 could benefit from a more aggressive set up,” said Jesse Kramer, Vice President of Marketing at AWE Tuning, “So we made it.”

AWE Tuning Audi A7 Touring Edition Exhaust highlights:-

  • +12hp max, 11tq max at the crank on stock software
  • Crafted from mandrel bent 2.5″ T304 Stainless Steel
  • Full system replaces factory downpipes and exhaust
  • Available in Dual and Quad Tip configurations
  • Developed, tested, and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
  • Frequency tuned Helmholtz resonators to eliminate unwanted low RPM frequencies  
  • Available with Chrome Silver or Diamond Black 4 inch adjustable slash cut tips
  • No CEL or modifications to emission control systems
  • Lifetime warranty

“The AWE Tuning A7 Touring Edition Exhaust System’s new Quad Tip option gives this car an aggressive look, while maintaining the signature exotic tone and part throttle civility that you expect from AWE Tuning exhaust systems.”

Malaysia to host Ferrari Racing Days at Sepang International Circuit 21-23 February 2014

Kuala Lumpur will play host to the first-ever Ferrari Racing Days 2014 in South East Asia that will take place at the famous Sepang International Circuit. The special race event for Ferrari owners and Ferrari fans will take place over 3 days from 21st to 23rd February 2014.

2013 Ferrari Challenge APAC-Round 6-Sepang

Being one of the biggest owner events ever organised by Ferrari Far East, Ferrari Racing Days provides various track activities and entertainment that allows hundreds of Ferrari owners and fans to gather and experience in one weekend the world of Ferrari. The event will also feature the first round of the Ferrari APAC Challenge 2014.

“We are absolutely thrilled to host the first-ever Ferrari Racing Days in Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit.  This is a unique event that will see the biggest collection of Ferrari’s that Malaysia has ever seen. We are so excited to not only host our valued Ferrari owners at this event but we also look forward to welcoming thousands of Ferrari fans and lovers of motorsport and share with us the passion, excitement and glamour that only the world of Ferrari can offer.” Says Managing Director of Ferrari Far East, Giuseppe Cattaneo. 

Among the many programmes during the weekend, Ferrari owners will get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their own splendid cars to see how they measure up in a few on-track sessions.  In addition to the view of the Pits, there will also be a display of the latest complete Ferrari line-up and some impressive models of Ferraris that have helped create the history of the Prancing Horse, like the Enzo, 550 Barchetta and the 430 Scuderia16M. 

The main competitive race will be the Ferrari Challenge, one of the most popular one-make series in the world, where over 2,400 drivers have raced from over 40 different countries since 1993. Asia Pacific region has joined the race in 2011 and 2014 will be the fourth year, with Malaysia having the honour of opening the season at Sepang International Circuit.

Gentlemen drivers who already have competition experience from Trofeo Pirelli will see in action the 458 Challenge, the mid-rear V8 berlinetta derived from the 458 Italia and the fifth model used by Ferrari in its one-make racing series.

This action-packed weekend will be open to everyone including current owners and Ferrari fans to experience the world of Ferrari.  For members of the public, entrance will be free at Sepang International Circuit during the 3-day programme.

Ferrari Racing Days 2014 : Asia-Pacific Challenge

Round 1            February 21-23 – Sepang, Malaysia (Ferrari Racing Days)

Round 2            April 11-13 – Sydney, Australia (Ferrari Racing Days)

Round 3            June 6-8 – Shanghai, China (Ferrari Racing Days)

Round 4            July 4-6 – Inje, Korea

Round 5            August 22-24 - Japan

Round 6            September 19-21 – Fuji, Japan (Ferrari Racing Days)

Round 7            December 3-6 – TBA (Finali Mondiali)

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces Attractive Financing Plans to usher in the Year of the Horse

Need more horsepower for the Year of the Horse? BMW Group Malaysia is ushering in Chinese New Year 2014 with special financing plans on selected BMW and MINI models now.

BMW CNY 2014

Until 31st January 2014, customers will have the opportunity to benefit from special Step-Up Financing and 0% Straight Line Financing plans courtesy of BMW Credit as well as cash rebates from RM 7,000 all the way up to RM 118,000. 

Announcing the special financing plans, Dr. Gerhard Pils, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “2013 was another ground-breaking year for BMW Group Malaysia as we broke the 7,000 unit sales record despite numerous challenges in the automotive sector. With 2014 now ahead of us, we at BMW Group Malaysia are determined to ensure that the Year of The Horse will once again be the Year of BMW. To that end, we are pleased wish all Malaysians a Happy and Prosperous New Year with these selection of special financing programs.”

Dr. Pils added that the new finance offering from BMW with attractive repayment structures was created to add value to its customers especially in managing their monthly commitments and household cash flow even when owning a vehicle from the BMW Group. 

With the Step-up Financing programme, BMW is offering monthly loan repayment schemes that begin from RM 1,388 to RM 1,588 per month for the BMW 1 Series; RM 1,688 to RM 2,188 per month for the BMW 3 Series, and RM 1,988 to RM 2,288 per month for the BMW X1.

The 0% BMW Straight Line scheme, meanwhile, is available for the BMW 328i and BMW 328i M Sport for three years, while for the BMW 5 Series variants of the BMW 520d, BMW 520i and BMW 528i M Sport, the BMW Straight Line scheme is applicable for three years.

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MINI Malaysia is also offering unique and exciting financing programs for the festive period where customers can even drive home a MINI without any instalments for the first six months after purchase. The six-month free instalment plan is available for the new 2013 MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper S Countryman, and MINI Cooper S Paceman.

Alternatively, customers can opt for the BMW Easy Ownership programme for these selected MINI models. Flexible financing plans can be designed to meet the customer’s budget with monthly instalments as low as RM 1,788 to RM 2,688 for a brand new MINI. The MINI Chinese New Year Campaign ends on 28th February 2014 and is available at selected MINI Showrooms including Auto Bavaria, FM Autohaus, Ingress Auto, Millennium Welt, Tian Siang, and Wearnes Autohaus. 

“Our goal in Malaysia has always been to deliver the ultimate premium experience behind owning a vehicle from the BMW Group. To that end, we aim to continuously provide our discerning customers with the very best financing options available with the best quality, service and reassurance that would substantiate decisions to purchase a BMW, MINI or Motorrad from any one of our authorised dealers.” said Dr. Pils.