Gear Up! Gear Up! en Three Zoes on special offer
The promotion offers an attractive RM18,000 rebate on the Zoe and free ChargEV membership for three years, which allows customers to recharge their Zoes at any authorised public charging stations. The ChargEV network, which is still growing, currently has more than 150 stations nationwide, offering unlimited charging.

“The 100% electric Renault Zoe currently retails at RM145,888 – which in itself is a good deal as the price is already exempted from duty. With the inclusion of the rebate, the Zoe is now a steal at only RM 127,8881. A 3.6 kWh Delta wall-mounted charger is included with the purchase of a Zoe,” said TC Euro Cars.

“The global movement towards 100% electric vehicles is only going to grow amid mounting concerns about sustainability, environmental protection and finite fossil fuel resources. Zero Emissions Day provides the perfect opportunity for people to celebrate human innovations while reflecting on how they can contribute further in helping ensure a more sustainable world,” said company CEO, Kuan Kim Luen.

“To embrace this movement, we believe that environmental-friendly Malaysians will value and take advantage of this exclusive offer to own the Renault Zoe and be part of the change in creating a more eco-friendly world.”

Renault’s solution to Zero Emission mobility

“The Zoe is a compact five-door hatchback with sleek, fluid lines that embodies both a sense of breakthrough technology and core automotive styling cues. It was designed from the ground up as a pure-electric vehicle and emits no CO2, NOx, CO or fine particles. It also signals the disappearance of unpleasant smells and “engine” noise during road use.

“Its agile, dynamic looks express driving enjoyment. 16-inch alloy wheels and contemporary proportions combined with sculpted volumes make the Zoe a reassuring and captivating car.

“On the inside, the Zoe reflects its modern, ‘eco’ character, with a bright colour scheme evocative of purity. The dashboard moulding has been designed to resemble the blade of a wind turbine.

Acceleration and pull-away of the Zoe are responsive from low speeds while driving is more relaxing thanks to the silent ride and smooth, gearshift-free acceleration. Its synchronous electric motor with rotor coil delivers maximum power of 86.8hp from 3,000 to 11,300 rpm and peak torque of 220Nm from as low as 250rpm.

Powered by a 22kWh lithium-ion battery, full charging times for the ZOE ranges from four hours on a 7kW fast charger to nine hours on a regular 3.6kW charger. At full charge, the Zoe has a driving range of 210km (based on the NEDC cycle) .

The Zoe comes standard with a seven-inch Renault R-Link touchscreen display with USB connectivity and hands-free Bluetooth kit with music playback, an audio keyless entry system with walkaway lock, and a 12V power socket.

It also offers cruise control and speed limiter, automatic climate control with temperature and humidity sensors, automatic wipers and headlights as well as daytime running lights.

Ample storage space is available with 338 litres of boot space which expands to 1,225 litres with the rear seat folded.

Standard safety features include four airbags – dual front airbags as well as head-and-chest side airbags for driver and passenger, ABS with EBD, ESC and ASR, height adjustable three-point front seatbelts with pretensioners, Isofix child seat anchors on the outer rear seats and front passenger seat.
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BMW 530i M Sport now locally-assembled
Company managing director and CEO, Han Sang Yung, said: “The seventh generation all-new BMW 5 Series continues the remarkable success and ambition of the most successful premium business saloon in the world and the new 530i M Sport has already demonstrated this as the model continues to be one of the best-selling in the country with over 1,000 units already delivered since its introduction in March this year.”

Han added that the decision to locally-assemble the new 5 Series is a testament to BMW Group Malaysia’s longstanding investment and commitment in Malaysia towards making it a strategic hub for the BMW Group in the South East Asian region.

The company stated that the new locally-assembled 530i M Sport boasts “an athletic, sleek and prestigious design. Even when at a standstill, it creates a powerful impression. The award-winning vehicle comes with an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and an innovative operating system.

“By far, the new BMW 5 Series is the most innovative premium executive saloon to date and leads the way towards the future of mobility. The locally assembled variant will carry similar key features such as the M Aerodynamics components, M Sport brake, M light-alloy wheels, M specific pedals, and M leather steering wheels from the M Sport package. Key driving assistance features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Approach Control Warning & Person Warning, Collision Warning, Park Assistant as well as the BMW Display Key and BMW Gesture Control are all made available.

“The new BMW 530i M Sport will be available in Alpine White, Mediterranean Blue, Sophisto Grey and two additional colours, Carbon Black Metallic and Bluestone Metallic. On top of that, it will also come with a range of Leather Dakota upholstery interior colour choices in Black and Cognac.”

Available at all BMW authorised showrooms, the new revised recommended retail prices (on the road, without insurance and with GST, Energy Efficient Vehicle Status Incentives, BMW Group Malaysia’s latest five years unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service programme, two years BMW tyre warranty programme and backed by BMW Malaysia’s five years new roadside assistance and accident hotline programme) for the locally-assembled 530i M Sport is RM388, 800.
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Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally
Nissan sees this achievement as the result of 84 years of continued support from all of its stakeholders worldwide, including employees, dealers, suppliers and local communities, as well as the numerous customers who have chosen cars produced by Nissan.

When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5% of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan. Localisation of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5% of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – driven in particular by the US and China.
GearUp Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:18:45 +0000 theSundaily 484526 at
GM to recall 2.5 million vehicles in China
GM and its joint venture partner Shanghai GM will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning next month and will include Chevrolet and Buick cars, China's top consumer watchdog said. They will replace the faulty airbags for free.

Takata has recalled about 100 million airbags produced for some of the world's largest automakers, including about 70 million in the US, because of the risk that they could improperly inflate and rupture, potentially firing deadly shrapnel at the occupants. The defect has been linked to 16 deaths and scores of injuries globally.

In China, the recalls involve 37 manufacturers and more than 20 million vehicles, of which 24 carmakers had recalled 10.59 million units by the end of June, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

China is a crucial market for leading international carmakers. GM has a long-standing presence in the country, where last year it sold 3.87 million vehicles making it the second-largest foreign manufacturer in the country, behind Volkswagen. – AFP Relaxnews
GearUp Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:57:19 +0000 theSundaily 484012 at
Captur a great deal!
In addition, a further RM5,000 rebate is available during the ongoing promotional campaign period which ends on Oct 31.

“The 5inCaptur aftersales service is introduced to offer customers more cost savings and hassle-free servicing over the next five years. The package includes:

- Free service and maintenance (parts and labour) for five years or up to 100,000km, whichever comes first.
- A five-year manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage.
- Complimentary 24 hours roadside assistance.
- Pick-up and delivery during scheduled maintenance at Renault service centres.
- Mobility service of replacement car in the event any part is not available for over 48 hours at authorised service centres, subject to availability.

“The new ‘5inCaptur’ service package follows the lead from the ‘5inFluence’ package already available for Fluence owners. Confidence and peace of mind during the ownership period is very important to us. Building on our existing ‘5inFluence’ package for Fluence customers, which is highly appreciated, ‘5inCaptur’ aims to bring the same comprehensive ownership experience coverage including warranty, vehicle maintenance and convenience factors,” said TCEC CEO, Kuan Kim Luen.
GearUp Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:06:24 +0000 theSundaily 483202 at
Outlander is now locally-assembled
It was done during a line-off ceremony at the Tan Chong Motors Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 13. TCMA is the contract assembler for the Outlander.

The event was officiated by MMM CEO, Tomoyuki Shinnishi, and Warisan Tan Chong Motor Holdings CEO, Tan Keng Meng. Also present was Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Japan, chief product specialist, Yoji Otani.

The long-standing TCMA plant has been assembling the Mitsubishi ASX for Mitsubishi Motors since 2014. The ASX compact SUV was the first Mitsubishi vehicle to be assembled in Malaysia. MMC personnel from Japan are stationed at the local production line to oversee quality control and processes.

"Today is a very proud day for Mitsubishi in Malaysia, as we get to celebrate our second locally-assembled vehicle here. The locally-assembled ASX has been successful for us, and we hope that the Outlander will be well-received by the market too," Shinnishi said.

"The Outlander SUV boasts outstanding safety and space for the family, and the move to locally assemble a new 2.0L variant makes the SUV even more affordable for Malaysians. We assure that there's no difference in quality between locally-assembled and imported units," he added.

The Outlander was launched in Malaysia in April 2016 as a completely built up (CBU) import from Japan. The new locally-assembled Outlander 2.0L 4WD variant will be sold alongside The CBU 2.4L 4WD, which widens the SUV’s appeal.

Three colours are available: Red Metallic, Solar White and Ruby Black. Ruby Black is a new colour for the Outlander and is available exclusively for the Malaysian market.

The introductory price for the locally-assembled Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0L 4WD is RM139,988* until the end of the year. The Outlander comes with MMM's standard factory warranty of five years and unlimited mileage.

* On-the-road price without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.
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Jetta with low interest rates
The promotion kicks-off today until Dec 31. The current low interest rates for the Vento and Passat variants of 0.28% and 0.88% respectively has also been extended to this date.

“The promotion is applicable for hire purchase loans with the durations of five to nine years, and starts from as low as 0.88% for the Jetta Comfortline. Making the purchase even more appealing, the Jetta Comfortline will also come with a five-year free maintenance or 75,000km, whichever comes first.”

The low interest rates for the Jetta Comfortline (according to loan tenure and loan period of five, seven and nine years) are 0.88%, 1.28%, 1.68%, respectively.

“One of the most powerful sedans in its class, the Jetta combines a new generation, 1.4L TSI single-turbocharged engine with an improved seven-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG). An impressive output of 148hp and 250Nm of torque between 1,500 to 3,500rpm allows for acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds. This mid-sized saloon is also a segment leader in fuel efficiency, with a combined fuel consumption of approximately 5.0l/100 km*.”

The Jetta Comfortline is currently priced at RM117,990 and comes with an additional RM10,000 savings.

*Fuel consumption figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions, and may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in real-world driving conditions.
GearUp Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:20:03 +0000 theSundaily 481895 at
Isuzu powers up the nation
The handover marked the latest phase of a RM31 million deal, whereby 200 units were initially procured, with remaining units expected to be supplied to TNB by end of this year.

“The two-year fleet deal consist of the Isuzu ELF NPR 6-Wheeler Crew Cab, which have been customised to suit the national electric provider’s key task of serving the nation promptly and efficiently. Operating under TNB Distribution, the Isuzu light duty trucks will undertake its role as part of the field and rural support services. In addition, these trucks - that offer notably wider cabin space and better engine performance, will be supplied to TNB Distribution centres throughout the nation.

“During the ceremony, Isuzu Malaysia CEO, Kenji Matsuoka, took the opportunity to express his utmost gratitude to TNB for the trust and recognition shown towards Isuzu Malaysia, in tasking the light duty trucks to support the nation’s electrical needs. He added that aside from the enduring and robust qualities that the trucks had to offer, Isuzu Malaysia will always be prepared to serve TNB with proper support and services.

“The 12 new units the Isuzu ELF NPR 6-wheeler Crew Cab were then officially presented to Mohammad Anas Ibrahim, Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s general manager of Fleet Management Department.

“Aside from replacing TNB’s aging fleet of support trucks, the light duty trucks are set to ensure time-efficient customer service, while maintaining fuel efficiency and reliability to keep TNB’s support operations running effortlessly.”
GearUp Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:06:30 +0000 theSundaily 481872 at
All-new 3008 SUV launched
Two variants are available – Active, which goes for RM142,888 and the top-of-the-range Allure at RM155,888. Prices are on-the-road, without insurance and inclusive of GST. We featured it in Gear Up! after a media test drive in Bologna, Italy, last Oct-Nov.

“First unveiled in Europe in 2016, the 3008 SUV is built on its strengths with elegant, contemporary style and intuitive technology to create a brand new driving experience.

“As the most innovatively modern SUV in its class, the all-new 3008 SUV is the new milestone in its segment of the market. Built on the principles of design, advanced technology and function, it is adorned with a powerful and refined style that provides convenient versatility that is unrivalled in its segment. We are looking at a sales volume of 1,800 units this year and this new SUV has a target of 400 units which contributes 22% to our overall target,” said Datuk Samson Anand George, group CEO, automotive group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd.

“The all-new 3008 SUV will be pivotal in boosting Nasim’s sales target of 1,800 units in 2017. It will be targeted to discerning customers between the ages of 30 and 45, especially those who are expecting differentiation in a vehicle with superior design, premium features and uncompromising safety standards,” he added.

“The 3008 SUV’s dimensions at 4,447 mm long and 1,841mm wide is adorned with a powerful and refined style complemented by the Advanced Full LED Technology with sequential Scrolling Indicator and a new signature 3D rear claw taillight. Adopting the latest stylistic codes of the marque, the all-new 3008 SUV affirms its characteristics with high quality and elegant styling, strength, comfort and driving sensations with the ability to adapt.

“The character of the front face has been redesigned by incorporating a stylish new chequered wide grille with chrome plated trims and fog lamps emerging from the bodywork. The dynamic headlights with Advanced Full LED are surrounded by chrome, which makes for a more tranquil drive with automatic height adjustment.

“The passenger compartment interior proves to be a new source of surprise and attraction. The passenger compartment of the new 3008 SUV is unique. Featuring its revolutionary latest generation Peugeot i-Cockpit, the dashboard is beautifully designed with clever use of fabric on the dashboard and door panels giving them a modern chic feeling and appearance. The clever i-Cockpit dashboard features a compact steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital head-up display screen that displays speedometer, odometer, trip-computer, and other various displays. This all-digital display is at head height, slightly facing the driver and provides easy visibility. The next generation Peugeot i-Cockpit interior serves as the SUV’s best utility feature in its segment. The 12.3-inch digital head-up display’s different modes are operated using the control wheel located on the left of the steering wheel.

“Because of its style, spaciousness and its revolutionary Peugeot i-Cockpit, the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV was awarded the ‘European Car of the Year 2017’ at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. It also bagged the Grand Prix award for’ Best Interior Design of 2016’ at the 32nd International Automotive Festival. The all-new 3008 SUV also won the award for ‘Car of the Year’ from a British motoring magazine What Car? and ‘Car of the Year’ award from Carbuyer, a web publication which offers car reviews, news and advice for car buyers in the British market. Adding to these accolades, the 3008 SUV also won two ‘Red Dot Product Design Award’ for its innovative achievements including the exterior and interior design. These are some of the 20 awards the SUV has achieved.

“Beyond the considerable developments in its occupant protection, the all-new 3008 SUV comes with a wide-ranging set of technological equipment for improved safety. The Peugeot Park Assist comes with front and rear parking assist sensors allowing for effortless parking assesses while the reverse camera, with 180-degree function, automatically activates when reverse gear is engaged and allows the driver to view the area behind the vehicle while the manoeuvre is taking place ensuring better visibility from blind spots.

“These features are in addition to the six safety airbags, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Safety Program (ESP), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) to improve handling in difficult driving conditions. It also features Advanced Grip Control and the Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC) which provides security for drivers when descending on steep slopes by reducing the risk of the vehicle slipping or losing control when travelling downhill in both forward or reverse gears. Both these features and the 180-degree reverse camera are the first in its class for SUV. As a result, it achieved a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP.

“Other features include USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, auto electric parking brake, automatic dual zone air-conditioning, six-speaker with 3D Arkamys sound staging system, premium luxury leather seats, driver seat lumbar and height adjustment and flexible eight-way electric driver seat with memory settings. The ergonomic high-seating position especially gives a feeling of safety and security by increasing the visibility of the open road.

“The spacious 590-litre boot size can be further enlarged with the split folding rear seats with ‘Magic Flat’ functionality. With the rear seats folded, the total storage volume is increased to 1,670 litres of flat fold space. The all-new 3008 SUV rides on 18-inch Los Angeles Shiny Haria Grey alloy rims.

“Under the hood, the 3008 SUV comes equipped with a 1.6 THP with Variable Valve Timing that produces 164.7hp and 240Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in its segment. The 3008 SUV is fitted with a six-speed automatic gear control with Tiptronic and sport mode functionality giving the driver an exhilarating drive. It also has a fuel efficiency of seven litres per 100km and has a top speed of 211km/h, making it one of the best in its class.

“The front suspension features Independent MacPherson struts coil springs and integrated with pressurised hydraulic shock absorbers whereas the rear suspension is outfitted with semi-independent wheels with twist beam axle and pressurised shock absorbers. This directly benefits the precise handling and comfort levels. Whether cornering or in a straight line, accelerating or braking, the all-new 3008 SUV remains composed.

“Available in five colours – Metallic Copper, Magnetic Blue, Amazonite Grey, Ultimate Red and Pearl White, the all-new 3008 SUV is currently on display in showrooms nationwide.

“All Peugeot models come with five-year manufacturer’s warranty, together with Nasim’s existing 24-hours Peugeot Assistance service and complimentary access to the Sky Park Subang, all to provide the best ownership experience for its customers.”
GearUp Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:05 +0000 theSundaily 481869 at
Serviced his car, ended up with another
Petronas Lubricants is the official vehicle lubricant supplier for Perodua’s aftersales business. The Axia presented to Mohd Saipol is in "Glittering Silver" with the Petronas green stylishly decorating adorning it.

“This contest saw 37,600 participants with a total 1.26 million litres of lubricants sold within the three-month contest time period,” Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director, Datuk Dr Zahari Husin said.

The contest required Perodua owners to service their Perodua vehicles at any Perodua service centres nationwide, with a minimum spending of RM300, answer a simple question and submit the answer via SMS. Mohd Saipol serviced his Alza. A total of 90 prizes were given to winners of the competition. The winners were selected randomly via a software programme to ensure that no favourites existed. The Grand prize Axia is a perfect addition to the household!

“That being said, I wish to thank our customers for choosing Perodua for your vehicle serving needs. In fact, between January and August this year a total of 1.39 million intakes registered within our service outlets throughout the country,” Zahari said during a prize presentation to Mohd Saipol and 19 other winners today. The latter won the first (nine winners), second (five winners) and third prizes (five winners) consisting of Samsung 55-inch Curve UHD LED TV, travel voucher worth RM3,000 and Huawei P9 Smartphone, respectively, each.

In May last year, Perodua and Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia, a subsidiary of Petronas Dagangan Sdn Bhd, signed an agreement whereby Petronas Lubricants would be the sole supplier of Perodua’s aftersales vehicle lubricants.

Further adding to that partnership was Perodua and Petronas then created a contest to promote both the car company’s service centres’ capabilities as well as Petronas Lubricants’ products.

“To our customers, please visit our social media portals, which are our Facebook page, Instagram and even our official website for ongoing promotions as well as contest for attractive prizes. Or we welcome you to walk into any of our sales or service outlets to learn more about what we have to offer,” Dr Zahari said.

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