All new Optima K5

Petaling Jaya, 27 December 2011 – Naza Kia Malaysia today launched the much anticipated Optima K5 at their new Kia Red Cube showroom.

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New TomTom navi models

Kuala Lumpur, 2 December 2011 – TomTom, a leading provider of navigation products and services, today launched a new range to the Malaysian market. The Via series combines attractive design and easy-to-use interface with cutting-edge technology. This new addition comes complete with maps of 7 Southeast Asian countries.

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Fresh Saga FLX SE

Subang Jaya, 30 November 2011 – To provide car owners with greater excitement and driving pleasure, and more performance and fuel economy from an affordable vehicle, national car company Proton Holdings Berhad today unveiled a new Saga variant, the Saga FLX SE.

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Oriental Sports Club 39th Annual Dinner

Kuala Lumpur, 12 November 2011 – Oriental Holdings Berhad celebrated another successful year with their Sports Club’s 39th annual dinner held at a leading hotel. The event was attended by business associates, suppliers, staff and the media.

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Special Edition Honda City

Petaling Jaya, 5 October 2011 – Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. today introduced the 2011 Honda City 3rd Generation Special Edition.  Honda City fans out there would be thrilled to know that only 500 units of this Honda City Special Edition will be made available.

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Inokom Santa Fe premium

Shah Alam, 28 September 2011 – Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) launched the Inokom Santa Fe premium variant (a licensed product from Hyundai Motor Company) today, which offers motorists more options to choose from when purchasing this 7-seater award winning mid-size Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

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First Proton makeover delivered

Subang Jaya, 13 September 2011 – Proton Holdings Berhad today handed over the first of made-over car under its Very Important Proton (VIP) initiative, “My Proton Makeover” Program.  Fadly Hisham Roplay, the proud owner of a 1992 Proton Saga was given back the keys to his car by Director of Group Marketing & Branding, John Chacko, and Head of Engineering of the R3 unit of Proton Motorsports Division, Tengku Djan Ley bin Tengku Mahaleel.
 
Fadly, 33, who works as a technician with an international electronics manufacturer, was chosen for the makeover due to his lighthearted and entertaining story of him and his Proton Saga.  More importantly, the car was selected as it was really heart-warming to hear why and how much he loves his car and the memories that his family and him share with it. 
 
“All I can say is a very big ‘Thank You’ to Proton for selecting my car for the makeover,” a visibly happy and excited Fadly said.  “This car means so much to me, carrying so many memories.   With this makeover, it has been given a new lease of life and now, we will have even more memories together!”
 
“’My Proton Makeover’” contest is part of Proton’s Very Important Proton (VIP) programme to acknowledge and reward faithful customers of Proton who have fervently supported the national car maker over the last 26 years.” said Chacko, who further explained that the “Very Important Proton” Program (VIP Program) was part of Proton’s “Committed to be Better” initiative.
 
Fadly’s 19 year-old Proton Saga was handed to the R3 workshop four weeks ago, where it experienced a full makeover, being stripped apart, reworked and then reassembled.
 
“It was indeed a fun few weeks for our R3 engineers.  The car was very worn out when we received it, not surprising considering that it is a 19 year old car!  But nonetheless, well done to the boys who put in the hours to make sure the car is up to R3 standards,” said  Tengku Djan Ley of R3. 
 
When asked about the concept behind the reworking of the car, Tengku Djan Ley explained that it was a mixture of old and new design ideas, both externally and internally.  “At R3, we believe simplicity is best, so the changes made have been subtle.  The car’s classic looks have been maintained, but definitely looks more modern and stylish,” he said, highlighting that R3 wanted something fresh, considering that the Proton Saga has been around since 1985.
 
 “An unexpected challenge was the sourcing of components to meet our R3 requirements, as interest in modifying the original Proton Saga has reduced significantly in the aftermarket industry over the years. However, we are happy with the end result, with our R3 signature 16 inch wheel in matt titanium finish giving it a boost in looks!  I am sure this brand new machine will keep Fadly going for a good few years to come.” Tengku Djan said. 
 
“We are very happy that we have been able to interact and engage, not just with Fadly, but with various Proton consumers through this programme.” added Chacko. 
 
“Not only have we heard the various stories about how Proton has contributed to the lives of our many users, we have been able to assist them through our interaction with them via the feedback that we have obtained.” he said.
 
“My Proton Makeover” still has five more cars to makeover, and Proton is currently looking for owners – regardless of their Proton model – to share their story involving them and their Proton car.  It could be their first ever car since college, inherited from their parents, or maybe a second hand or third hand purchase; how their journey through life with the car has been and how the car has played a role, or has a particular impact with their life. 
 
Proton will then identify the best stories – or most heart-warming or heart-wrenching, and depending on its details, will reward the chosen five winners with a complete makeover of their Proton car.  Interested parties can log in and register at www.protonVIP.com or visit the nearest Proton Sales and Service centre. Entries close on 28 December 2011.

Mercedes-Benz’s ‘Stories That Drive You, Drive Us’ contest

Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2011 – A noble cause becomes a reality, a family passion kindled in a young heart and a daughter voices admiration for her father’s road to success – these were the top three photo stories that captured the judges’ hearts in a recent contest organised by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia in conjunction with its 125! Years of Innovation celebrations.

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Insight waiting period trimmed

Petaling Jaya, 11 August 2011 – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Honda Malaysia” or the “Company) expects the sales of Insight to regain momentum after the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan that caused shortage of supply and delay in delivery. The Production in Japan has recovered since June and the waiting period for Insight has been shortened to less than a month. Previously, the waiting period for Insight was two to three months long. All authorised Honda dealers have resumed taking order for Insight since June 1 after a brief suspension from April till May.

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