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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New Skoda Superb and Octavia RS

Petaling Jaya, 11 August 2011 – With delight and great honor, AutoPraha Sdn Bhd is proud to carry a long tradition of European excellence to Malaysia with the launch of the new multi-award winning, class leading Škoda Superb and Škoda Octavia RS.

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New Chevrolet Captiva

Kuala Lumpur, 23 August 2011 – Naza Quest Sdn Bhd today introduced the new Chevrolet Captiva and it is expected to raise the bar for SUVs in its class.

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Proton appoints new CMO

Shah Alam, 4 August 2011 – Proton Holdings Berhad today announced the appointment of John Doody Chacko as the new Director of Group Marketing & Branding (Group Chief Marketing Officer). Chacko, who brings in over 25 years of global marketing experience, will spearhead the Group’s Branding, Marketing and Motorsports to re-stage the Proton brand locally and internationally.

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Perodua climbs back

Rawang, 3 August 2011 – Perodua has improved its vehicle sales in July with some 16,500 units sold or an estimated 32% market share. This is attributed to higher new Myvi sales and faster than expected recovery of its production which was hit by the shortage of parts from Japan. Perodua is also expected to continue with this momentum in August and the months ahead.

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Refreshed Isuzu D-Max

Kuala Lumpur, 27 July 2011 – Pick-up truck enthusiasts who have come to enjoy the Isuzu D-Max’s great driveability, impressive ruggedness and amazing fuel efficiency can now revel in its dynamic new looks and features with the introduction of the new 2011 model.

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Saga now with CVT

Subang Jaya, 26 July 2011 – Proton Holdings Berhad launched the new Proton Saga FLX 1.3L today; a new model enhancement to its Proton Saga model, which provides consumers with greater savings on fuel consumption and smoother drive with the use of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology.
 
The Proton Saga is the best selling model in Malaysia from January to June 2011, contributing towards making Proton the overall market leader in Malaysia in the first half of 2011. Since its introduction, the new generation Proton Saga has been well received by the public, winning Frost & Sullivan’s Best Model of the Year 2009, Best Passenger Car of the Year 2010 and recently, Best People’s Car Award – the main award at the Asian Auto – Auto Industry Awards 2011. The car boasts an outstanding sales record, with over 250,000 units registered and over 300,000 units booked since its launch in January 2008 until June 2011.
 
Now, with the new Saga FLX 1.3L, the best selling model got even better. Following Proton’s earlier announcement in June declaring the successful development and integration of the CVT technology with its CamPro engine, the automatic variant of the new Saga FLX 1.3L utilizes the CVT, as opposed to the conventional Automatic Transmission (AT) gear.
 
“The new Proton Saga FLX is the product of continued commitment towards providing better performing cars to our consumers. This is yet another milestone in our quest to continuously improve our range of products to cater to the needs of today’s market,” said Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Group Managing Director of Proton Holdings Berhad.
 
“Because of the lighter built of the engine, along with the ‘stepless’ gear transition that the CVT provides, the Saga FLX delivers a fuel consumption drop of four percent in an urban driving environment, with consumption dropping up to 10 percent when driven on highways,” said Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal. He added that this transmission change improves the drivability and responsiveness of the car without compromising its power.
 
“The utilisation of CVT technology has a far reaching impact to the consumer. Other than the fuel saving, the smoothness and reliability that CVT provides allows the engine to run at an optimum level, thus resulting in less engine fatigue and improving its long term durability.”
 
The Proton Saga FLX 1.3L Executive variant comes with a list of added features, notably driver and passenger air-bags along with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
 
“It is Proton’s intention to provide not only an affordable car to consumers, but also one that possess the technological advancements and safety features that our customers will appreciate,” Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal expressed. “We are committed to providing our consumers with better driving satisfaction and safety confidence.”
 
The Proton Saga FLX is available in a new colour – Elegant Brown, in addition to the existing options of Tranquility Black, Genetic Silver, Solid White and Blue Rock. It is priced between RM 38,598 and RM 44,998 and is now available for bookings and can be viewed at all Proton showrooms nationwide.

New Isuzu 3S centre

Seremban, 24 July 2011 – Isuzu Malaysia opened its newest integrated 3S (Sales, Service, Spare Parts) outlet here today to support the growing demand for Isuzu vehicles in the heartland of the country.

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Updated Vios

Seri Kembangan, 29 June 2011 – UMW Toyota Motor today introduced the updated Vios 1.5G Limited variant, an addition to the current Vios range. The event was launched by Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd at the authorized dealer, Wing Hin Automobile’s Service Centre.

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