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Petrol price increase by RM0.10 with new fuel price mechanism

The 1Malaysia government is expected to adjust the fuel price of RON95 to RM1.90 per litre and RM1.80 per litre for diesel along with the roll out of new fuel price mechanism which will be reveal in mid of March. That is RM0.10 increase per litre respectively.

The current price of RON95 fuel is at RM1.80 per litre and as for diesel it’s at RM1.70.

The price of RON97 it’s at RM2.05 but however there is no decision yet on the increase of price for RON97 fuel.

The Finance Ministry of 1Malaysia said that the government cannot provide more subsidy because of a spike in global crude oil price. Which is right now, as i write this article it’s USD 80.18 per barrel.

The government believe that increase of RM0.10 it’s acceptable to all automotive users.

Toyota Vios Facelift Malaysia 2010

UPDATES 16 April 2010 : Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 Malaysia Review – Vios Desirable Click Here !!!

Vios Facelift 2010

UPDATES 12 April 2010 : More Photos on 2010 Toyota Vios Facelift in Malaysia

UPDATES 16 March 2010 : Vios Facelift Malaysia 2010 Updated Price

vios facelift malaysia

Toyota UMW Malaysia seems to facelifted the vios and it is coming to your showroom near you real soon.The above image which is from Toyota website give us a little tease about the up coming Toyota Vios 2010 Malaysia version.

The most significant change as we will notice is the front grille, a different style of rear lamp and possible a new design of rims.

UMW Toyota Malaysia will make some adjustment to the price of the new facelift vios.

UPDATES 16 April 2010 : Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 Malaysia Review – Vios Desirable Click Here !!!

Vios Facelift 2010

Refer to the Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 Pricelist and difference below.

Model Old Price New Price Price Difference
Toyota Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo (AT) RM90,900 RM92,990 RM2,090
Toyota Vios 1.5G (AT) RM85,025 RM87,990 RM2,965
Toyota Vios 1.5E (AT) RM79,425 RM81,990 RM2,565
Toyota Vios 1.5J (AT) RM73,525 RM76,990 RM3,465
Toyota Vios 1.5J (MT) RM69,825 RM71,990 RM2,165

This also means that you can’t get a Vios below 70k anymore, however Toyota might give some discount here and then over time. Do come back to us and we will provide you more info on the New Toyota Vios Facelift version as soon as we have them.

BMW M Power Meter for iPhone – Free!

BMW M Power Meter

BMW has release a free application that can measure your car and your driving performance – BMW M Power Meter. Based on the Apple iPhone 3Gs, *sorry for the others iphones* BMW has make use of the built-in accelerometer in the iphone that does a good job in motion sensor. Those who are into this has probably come across similar application like this but with a cost from Apple Appstore.

iphone speed meter BMW

In general, this application allows users to measure the g-force and 0-100 times from their iphones. The BMW M Power Meter does most of the paid application do. In fact, in my opinion it is quite complete. Just dock the iphone in your M-car, hit start and you’re good to go. Kids, please do not hold the iphone and drive with 1 hand.The BMW M Power Meter defaults the timing from 0-50 km/h, but you can change that by clicking on settings and choosing from several acceleration options up to 200 km/h or distances ranging from 100 meters to 2,000 meters. Continue Reading the BMW M Power Meter

Volkswagen Group Malaysia terminates dealership with VW Cars

Volkswagen Group Malaysia has terminated VW Cars Sdn Bhd’s dealership of its vehicles with immediate effect.

Volkswagen dealerships operated by VW Cars at The Curve and Jalan 219, both in Petaling Jaya would cease immediately, the German carmaker said in a statement yesterday.

Its existing dealers in the country include Euromobil Sdn Bhd, Veemer Motor, Wearnes VW, Ismaco Automotive Sdn Bhd, Goh Brothers Motor Sdn Bhd.

In a separate announcement, VW Cars said it would stop the Volkswagen business due to an on-going dispute between the company and Volkswagen Group Malaysia. VW Cars, a unit of Cartrade Group and the first dealer appointed by Volkswagen Group Malaysia, contributes more than 50% of Volkswagen sales in the country.

Malaysia National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2010 Review by FastMotoring.com

After revealed Malaysia Budget 2010 on last Friday. Yesterday, MITI revealed it’s revised of National Automotive Policy (NAP). The revision of NAP has addressed most of its business opportunity, bumiputera privilege, protection, proton, surprises and policy that might attract to foreign investor in Automobile industry to Malaysia.

Basically, there aren’t any changes to the structure of neither import duty nor excise duty in Malaysia (except duty-free area like Langkawi and Labuan). From us, it will be a go ahead and buy whatever car that you like since everything virtually remained or even no good.

Down to the highlights of the new revision of NAP, as a chief editor of Fastmotoring.com and readers of my personal blog. I would like to pin point a few of my comments to our fellows’ automotive fans and owners.

Open AP – In this review, the current government have taken a good move and step to counter those dishonour Open AP holders that under-declare the value of the used vehicles that imported to Malaysia and making profits out from consumers. On the down side, the open AP announced to be stepped by 31st Dec 2015 and a large chunk of the RM300 million expected to be collected from the RM10,000 per Open AP fee. Which the fund will be used to develop the auto industry and further increase Bumiputra entrepreneurship participation in the auto industry.

Gradual introduction of Vehicle End of Life Policy – The current government stated that the vehicles that above 15 years will required performing inspection during renewal of road tax to ensure road worthiness. On this clause, the most important thing that addressing is road safety and emission. In the other words, the government wants the vehicles to upkeep to fit to be on the road and reducing CO2 emissions which is not a really bad thing.

Import of used parts/components - By June 2011, vehicle half-cut, second hand parts/components and reconditioned will be prohibited from importation to Malaysia. For this clause, I will this relates to the current Prime Minister move on Budget 2010 which so called ‘high-income’ country. Mainly, this helps to boost the sales of local parts vendors and authorised service dealer with new parts which is not good news for car owners. From what I can forecast, the business of used car parts will be sunset unless they starts to scrap local cars by turning to be the source of used parts instead of import from Japan, Singapore or Europe.

Again for the ‘malaysia baby’ proton – Well again, the entire revision mainly designed to preserving low-mid market segment to stick with Proton which making an illusion of automotive eco-system. From the policy of introduction of Vehicle End of Life Policy, phasing out of imported used parts and components are mainly pinned point the owners of national car. In the other hand, I can’t deny that most of us may have experience of getting used car parts. Since there isn’t any supplies of used parts in very near future, I will foreseeing Proton will triple on their sales forecast for minor cases with replacement parts and expect new car order for major cases from the consumers.

Reconditioned Used Car - For fellow readers that is unsure about the rules of importation of used car to Malaysia. The cars have to be less than 5 years old when the car reaches Port. For the Vehicle End of Life Policy, I foreseeing there isn’t any impact since normally we won’t own the same car for more than 10 years. For the new banned on imported used parts that will be introduce, it won’t affect much too as for example, Toyota Vellfire owners will not go for used parts for their luxury ride and of course same goes to Ferrari, Aston Martin, Audi, Porsche, Lexus and etc… Moreover, there are many parallel new genuine parts importer in the market to supply the demand of parts of imported cars.

Imports of used cars are very common in other developed countries like Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and United Kingdom. Mainly, car models that are dedicated for Japanese Domestic Market are very popular and demanding. With the chances of demolishment of Open AP and no conflict of interest against the National Car. From my wild opinion, I will be pleased that the current government will consider opening the market for certain car models that is not available in Malaysia automotive industry. Think! Do you want a Nissan GTR?

Pros and Cons of these policy revisions – To make things sexier, I got a very simple question, are all Malaysian ready and accept all this preservation? For the mid-high market segment, I reckon there won’t be much impact comparing to the low-mid market segment. It just matter of the limited choice of cars that they can choose from the rack. In other hand, what will happen to the low-mid market? Are they keep repairing cars with new parts, send cars for inspection every year after their cars aged 15 and above or even work harder to depreciate their car value?

Writer: Edvin Teo – 29 Oct 2009