New BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL

Kuala Lumpur, 26  May 2011 – BMW Group Malaysia today introduced two new BMW motorcycles – the BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL, featuring the very latest technologies in riding dynamics and comfort to create the ultimate riding experience.

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New 1.6-litre Saga

Subang Jaya, 25 May 2011 – National car manufacturer Proton today introduced a new variant of the Saga FL, empowering its best-selling model with an even bigger heart in the form of a 1.6-litre engine.
 
At RM46,549 – only RM3,700 above the selling price of the current 1.3 Saga FL Executive – the all-new variant is powered by the 1600cc Campro IAFM engine, and is available only with automatic transmission and in solid white colour. Bookings commence immediately, and the new variant can be viewed at all Proton showrooms nationwide.
 
Distinguishing the 1.6-litre variant are new alloy wheels and decorative body stickers, while its interior features such as air ventilation outlets, centre panel, door inner handle and steering ring, exhibit an elegant dark chrome finishing. Other features that come standard with the car are dual front airbags with seatbelt pre-tensioner, audio control switches built into the steering wheel, an audio system with USB port and side mirrors with built-in LED indicator lights.
 
“The 1600cc Saga should provide car buyers, especially those from the younger generation of purchasers and car owners with an even more attractive, affordable, cost-effective and powerful alternative,” said Proton Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.
 
Since its introduction in January 2008, the Saga has quickly evolved into becoming one of top selling models in Malaysia, winning multiple awards and being named by Frost & Sullivan as the Best Model of the Year in 2009 and Best Passenger Car of the Year in 2010. Up until April 2011, 237,829 units of the Saga are already on the road with Proton receiving more than 285,499 bookings to date.
 
With the introduction of the Saga FL (face lifted variant) in December 2010, sales of the Saga had risen to an average of 6,700 units per month. Proton expects sales of the new 1.6-litre variant to average 300 units per month, which would contribute towards the projected sale of 83,000 units of the Saga during its 2011/2012 financial year. The company also hopes to sell a total of 173,000 units of Proton cars during its current financial year, which accounts for being 7% higher than the 162,012 vehicles sold during the last financial year. This would move Proton’s domestic market share up to 28%.
 
Meanwhile, Proton also simultaneously introduced a new signature solid white colour for the Persona. The 1600cc solid white Persona is available in both automatic and manual and is priced at RM59,049 for the High Line (automatic), RM55,549 for the Medium Line (automatic), and RM52,549 for the Medium Line (manual).
 
Winner of the recent Frost & Sullivan award for Best Value for Money Car of Year 2011, the Persona averages the sale of 4,000 units per month with a total of 156,487 vehicles already on the road and more than 173,011 bookings to date. It is also one of the top selling cars in the domestic market.
 
“Competitiveness greatly depends on the flexibility of doing business, and in adapting quickly to take advantage of arising opportunities. The continual introduction of different variants complements the roll-out of new models and is in line with providing customers a greater variety of Proton cars to choose from,” said Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin.
 
 

New Peugeot RCZ

Kuala Lumpur, 19 May 2011 – Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, today launched the much awaited and award winning Peugeot RCZ.

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Mercedes SLK 200K for lucky Naza World customer

Petaling Jaya, 12 May 2011 – Naza Group of Companies, Director of Corporate Affairs, Zakaria Ismail today drew the name of one lucky Naza World customer who will be soon driving home a Mercedes SLK 200K.

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New Honda warehouse

Shah Alam, 10 May 2011 – Honda Malaysia today held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the new Honda warehouse. The new warehouse located at Industrial Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, will enable Honda to serve Malaysian customers more efficiently. Honda Malaysia has invested more than RM50 million on the new warehouse, which is expected to be operational by 2nd quarter of 2012.

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Naza, GE MoU

Kuala Lumpur, 6 May 2011 – GE and Naza today signed a MoU to explore common initiatives of strategic interest between the two companies. The areas of potential collaboration are electric vehicle (EV) sector, the implementation of sustainable property development and healthcare services.  GE ASEAN was represented by CEO, Stuart Dean and Naza by Zakaria Ismail, Group Corporate Affairs Director.

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New premium Jazz

Petaling Jaya, 27 April 2011 – Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. announced today that the newly improved version of the unconventional Jazz, which pioneered the trend of 5-door hatchback compact cars around the world, is now available in Malaysia. The new Jazz gets jazzed up with enhanced and sportier styling, boosted safety and improved utility features, and a brand new vibrant colour – all adding to its convention defying ‘character’ and premium image.

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New S60

Kuala Lumpur, 6 April 2011 – Malaysians are in for the ride of their lives once they get behind the wheel of the all-new, all-gorgeous and all-powerful S60.

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The all new BMW X3

Kuala Lumpur, 14th March 2011 – BMW Group Malaysia today launched the all new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the eagerly anticipated four-wheel drive offering which complements the dynamic lifestyles of discerning BMW owners perfectly.

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Exclusive Proton R3 Satria Neo 

Subang Jaya, 7 March 2011 – Engineered for more spirited and dynamic driving enjoyment, Proton today introduced an exclusive hot hatch, the Proton R3 Satria Neo.
 
Built by Proton’s Motorsports Division under the Race, Rally, Research (R3) brand name, the car is distinctively recognizable by its striking Fire Red exterior with a black painted roof.
 
Running the tried and tested 1600cc CAMPRO CPS engine, R3 engineers have upgraded its performance with the addition of Stage 2 performance upgrades inviting car enthusiasts to experience a greater dose of excitement. This increases power from the standard 125 bhp and 150 Nm of torque to 145 bhp at 7000 rpm and 168 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm coupled to a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission.
 
“Motorsports is one of several key strategies being pursued to enhance the Proton brand. It is a platform that allows us to not only promote the brand and increase awareness in new and potential markets, both domestically and abroad, but it is an equally rewarding proving ground,” said Proton Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.
 
“The R3 Satria Neo is an extension of our involvement and experience in motor racing, and it caters to a demanding segment of customers and enthusiasts who desire vehicles that are purpose-built for performance as much as it is practical for everyday usage.”
 
The R3 Satria Neo’s promise of an exhilarating drive is further conveyed by its all-round CPS bodykit; an R3 designed rear roof spoiler; a front lip for improved down force; titanium coloured side strips; and a more muscular stance the result of a 10 mm drop in ride height. R3 engineers also made significant enhancements to ride and handling, with the use of specially-designed R3 performance springs for reduced body roll; recalibrated alignment, toe and camber settings for more grip and steering precision; and R3 edition 16” inch gunmetal lightweight alloys wrapped in softer compound Bridgestone Potenza RE001R 205/45 series profile tyres for better traction.
 
Inside, the R3 Satria Neo features a sporty, yet classy and alluring matte red and black two-tone interior. R3 limited edition front bucket seats wrapped in nappa leather with ‘Trivel’ finish, carbon effect PVC and red stitching replaces the standard seats. Its fiery personality is also accentuated by the use of matte red dashboard trims, gear console and handbrake handle; two-tone door trims; R3 floor carpets, an engine start button; aluminium foot pedals and gear knob.

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