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Mazda Unveils All-new Mazda MX-5 for 2015

Mazda Motor Corporation today celebrated the unveiling of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 (known as Roadster in Japan) together with fans at events held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain. The all-new MX-5, which adopts both SKYACTIV technology and Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design language, will be rolled out to global markets starting in 2015.

Mazda Unveils All-new Mazda MX-5

Mazda Unveils All-new Mazda MX-5

Mazda Unveils All-new Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 is an iconic model representing Mazda’s vehicle-engineering philosophy―the pursuit of driving pleasure. “Innovate in order to preserve” was the motto for the fourth generation, as the development team searched for innovations that go beyond simple evolution. Environmental and safety demands are much more stringent than they were when the first generation MX-5 was introduced 25 years ago, but the fourth generation stays true to the model’s original aim of offering the pure driving fun that only a lightweight sports car can. It achieves this through the adoption of SKYACTIV technology and refinement of its appeal to the senses and sensations through which people enjoy cars 

The design of the all-new MX-5 reveals another layer to Mazda’s KODO design language. The exquisite proportions make the driver and passenger stand out, and both the interior and exterior evoke the exhilaration of open-top driving. It is the most compact of any generation MX-5 so far and is more than 100 kilograms lighter than the model it replaces, promising a dramatic leap in Jinba-ittai driving fun.

As of July 2014, total production volume of the Mazda MX-5 exceeded 940,000 units and it continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater sports car. This highly-celebrated model has received over 200 awards from around the globe including Japan Car of the Year 2005-2006.

Moving forward, Mazda will continue to develop products which offer all customers driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.

Lamborghini Huracán Launched in Malaysia

Lamborghini – an iconic automotive machine that every man would ever dream of having one in their garage.  JH Italia Sdn. Bhd. as the sole authorized dealer in Malaysia, has official launched the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 in Malaysia. Lamborghini Huracán was preview to a number of occasion earlier this year and the world debut  was at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show back in March.

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Mr.Sebastian Henry ( Head of Operation, S.E.A Pacific for Automobili Lamborghini) and Mr. Marcus Chye ( Chief Operating Officer for Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur) unveiled the Lamborghini Huracan  that would set a new benchmark in the luxury sports car industry. Lamborghini Huracán as the successor of the Lamborghini Gallardo which produced for 14,022 units in the past 10 years. The name “Huracán” is of course from a legendary fighting bull. Huracán was a Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed, Huracán fought in Alicante, Spain in August 1879.

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 The design of the Lamborghini Huracán is from the revolution of the iconic Lamborghini Gallardo, and with more precise technology crafted it with sharp edges. The body profile line is define by one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral window come together to create a hexagonal form.The unmistakably Lamborghini Huracan front full LED illumination head lights comes alive when the sun goes down. Even on day time the state-of-art LED technology brings out more of the  Huracán character – ready to charge on the road.

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Field Fix Campaign for Mitsubishi Vehicles in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a “Field Fix Campaign” for 2,083 Mitsubishi vehicles sold in Malaysia.

The campaign covers models ranging from the Airtrek, Colt, Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Grandis and Outlander that were manufactured before 14th March 2008. This initiative is necessary to undertake checks on light switches and to replace affected parts if necessary.

Due to the structure of the printed circuit board of lighting switches, cracks could occur and cause turn signal and headlamp to malfunction over time. Affected lights could blink, flicker or do not turn on or stay on. MMM will issue notification letters to affected Mitsubishi owners and the full cost of the inspection and repair (if required) will be borne by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. 

MMM kindly request valued customers to make an appointment at any of our Mitsubishi Motors authorized service centres for the inspection and/or replacement of the above. The inspection and repair process will take approximately an hour. This permanent fix is to ensure the safety value of affected Mitsubishi vehicles is not diminished.

For the list of service centres and further information, please visit: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my or contact our Customer Careline at 1-800-18-6611 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am-5.00pm) for immediate assistance.

Honda Received 6 Awards at the first Asean NCAP Grand Prix Awards

Honda Malaysia received a total of 6 awards at the first ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards which was held in Kuching, including the Overall winner for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) for the All-New City. These awards has marked another milestone on Honda’s continuous effort to set a benchmark for the safety of Honda vehicles on the road – a testament to Honda’s top commitment and priority on safety for Honda drivers and passengers.

The event was held for the first time this year and a total of 18 car manufacturers participated. Its purpose is to award the high achievers and to promote competition spirit among car manufacturers to produce safer vehicles.

Honda took home 5 awards in the “Crash Worthiness Performance” category and 1 award in the “Safety Technology” category. The awards are:

Crash Worthiness Performance

ADULT OCCUPANT PROTECTION (AOP)

CATEGORY

MODEL

Overall

City

Small Family Category

City

SUV Category

CR-V

 

CHILD OCCUPANT PROTECTION (COP)

CATEGORY

MODEL

Medium Family Category

Civic

SUV Category

CR-V

 

Safety Technology

CATEGORY

MODEL

LaneWatch Camera

Accord

“All car manufacturers including Honda are now focusing on improving safety of our vehicles which enables people to realize the joy and freedom of mobility. It is our hope that together with organisations like MIROS and a concerted effort by all car manufacturers to build safer cars for the market, we can one day realize the dream of accident-free roads in the world,” said Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno.

Honda R&D centers in Japan and Ohio houses two of the world’s most advanced indoor crash-safety research facilities – the world’s first indoor multi-directional crash-test safety facility and an Automotive Safety Research Facility. The Honda indoor crash test safety facility enables Honda to conduct crash tests from a variety of directions, at various speeds, and between vehicles of different sizes. In fact, all Honda models have been put through vigorous testings for frontal, side and rear crash at the facility. This multi-directional test capability is key to better understanding, designing, and protecting against the consequences of real-world collisions.

Besides the multi-directional crash tests, Honda was also the first automaker in the world to develop pedestrian crash test dummies. The dummies are designed to replicate the behavior of the human body in a collision to help with analyzing the effects accidents have on the human body and with identifying locations of damage to vehicles.

Both R&D centers are able to provide Honda with a deeper understanding of what happens in real-world collisions as the basis for developing new technologies that enhance safety. This is a strong reflection of Honda’s commitment in providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for its own drivers and passengers, but also for the occupants of other vehicles, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. Honda is dedicated in identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that will help to enhance the safety of vehicles on the road.

Honda’s LaneWatch Camera system which received an award under the Safety Technology category is another of Honda’s driver-assistive visibility technology which is currently available in the Honda Accord 2.4 VTi-L. The LaneWatch Camera system is a blind spot camera at the passenger side mirror which is activated when the left signal is indicated and enhances the view of passenger side traffic.

“At Honda, we have a dream. We dream of a collision-free mobile society where our customers and everyone sharing the road, can safely and confidently enjoy the freedom of mobility. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing safety improvements through vehicle technologies, safety education and telecommunication networks that can connect everyone sharing the road. This dream is summed up in our Honda Global Safety Slogan, “Safety for Everyone” where we ultimately can help people to realize the joy and freedom of a mobile and sustainable society where people can truly enjoy life,” added Mr. Ueno. 

Inokom Assembles And Exports Hyundai Elantra To Thailand

INOKOM Corporation Sdn Bhd (Inokom), which has sealed a deal with Hyundai Motor (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (HMC Thailand), will assemble and export 1,000 units of the Elantra, Hyundai’s popular C-segment passenger car to Thailand in the first year.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - L-R Hideki Yanagisawa, Rizal Jailan, HK Kim

Currently, the Elantra Nu1.8L is the only model that is being exported to Thailand. HMC Thailand offers three versions of the Elantra 1.8L in Thailand namely the 1.8 GLS Navi, 1.8 GLE and 1.8 GL. The Elantra 1.8L is in fact the first mass-oriented passenger car product to be offered to Thai consumers by Hyundai Motor (Thailand).

Inokom, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors, started assembling and exporting the first 200 units of the Hyundai Elantra since June this year. It has just rolled out another 200 units, which will be shipped to Thailand in early September. The number of units for export to Thailand is expected to increase in tandem with market demand as the Malaysian-assembled model is being priced cheaper due to the ASEAN Free Trade Area Agreement (AFTA).

“With the introduction of this new Inokom-assembled Elantra in Thailand, we expect its popularity to soar rapidly following the competitive pricing resulting from the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) scheme,” said Mr Hideki Yanagisawa of Hyundai Motor (Thailand).  The introductory prices for the Elantra now start from THB749,000 for the entry 1.8 GL automatic. The mid-range 1.8 GLE and the top-end 1.8 GLS Navi are introduced at THB819,000 and THB898,000 respectively

“Though this is our first collaboration with Inokom, we look forward to future collaborations and possibly, for the other Hyundai models as well,” added Mr Yanagisawa.

According to Inokom’s Managing Director, En. Rizal Jailan, the collaboration with Hyundai Motor (Thailand) could open up more export business opportunities for Inokom, especially for locally assembled Hyundai models.

“We have proven our capabilities and we have vast experience in producing high quality vehicles. We place emphasis on quality, productivity and efficiency and this will ensure that we remain competitive in both the domestic and export markets. We are confident that our track record and reputation in producing quality vehicles will help the product’s success in Thailand.,” said En Rizal.

Official Rollout of the Hyundai Elantra for export (L-R Hideki Yanagisawa, Rizal Jailan and HK Kim)

He added that Inokom was looking forward to a long-term working relationship with HMC Thailand and also actively looking and evaluating other business opportunities in the ASEAN market.

With the export initiative, Inokom hopes to further cement its support for the new National Automotive Policy (NAP), by developing new vendors and increasing the participation of existing local vendors.

Inokom’s vehicle assembly plant, which measures 100 acres of built-up area out of 200 acres of land, has an output capacity of 27,000 CKD (Complete Knock Down) vehicles a year. Apart from the Elantra, Inokom also assembles the 7-seater Santa Fe SUV and compact passenger car i10 for the domestic market that is distributed by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors.