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2024 Mercedes-Benz C 350 e PHEV launched in Malaysia for RM355,000 – Up to 117km of electric range

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched a third variant into their fifth-generation C-Class sedan, capping off the W206 line with the plug-in hybrid C 350 e, priced at RM_______________, and replacing the C 300.

Mercedes-Benz C 200 Avantgarde – RM292,888
Mercedes-Benz C 300 AMG-Line – RM334,088
Mercedes-Benz C 350 e – RM355,000

Just as was the case for the previous W205 generation, this C 350 e offers both more power and fuel efficiency than the previous range-topper, the C 300, by mating its turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine with a powerful electric motor fed by lithium ion battery – a bit more on a that later.

It’s internal combustion engine alone produces 204hp and 320Nm of torque but when paired with the gearbox-mounted electric motor’s 129hp and 440Nm output, they give the C 350 e an impressive 313hp and 550Nm to play with. The car also remains rear-wheel drive, channelled through a 9-speed automatic.

At the rear of the car, Mercedes-Benz has managed to fit a shockingly large battery with a capacity of 25.4kWh – about half of a BYD Atto 3 Standard Range.

With so much juice at full charge, the automaker claims the C 350 e can travel over 100km (117km as advertised) and reach speeds of 140km/h in fully electric mode without evoking the petrol engine at all. However, while deploying both the combustion and electric motors, the car will sprint to 100km/h in as little as 6.1 seconds, and on to a top speed of 245km/h.

Of course, that has come at the cost of some boot capacity and the omission of a spare wheel and a kerb weight of over 2.1 tonnes.

In terms of charging, the C 350 can draw up to 11kW from an AC source, needing just 2 hours to replenish its reserves this way. Unfortunately, the Malaysian-spec car doesn’t support DC charging like the Thai-spec version does.

The car also comes fully kitted out, matching the equipment levels of the C 300 AMG-Line, though this PHEV receives smaller 18-inch AMG Light Alloy wheels. Highlights include a cabin upholstered liberally with Artico leather with Nappa leather accents, a premium Burmester 3D sound system, panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charger, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, an 11.9-inch portrait infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and Mercedes Me connected services via integrated LTE connectivity.

Other spec highlights include an AMG-Line exterior trim with Night Package, self-leveling rear suspension, and DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps.

The biggest rival to the new C 350 e is an obvious one: the BMW 330e M Sport, which was launched in early 2023 and is priced at RM278,600. While the Bimmer is a little less expensive, the Merc has superior electric range and a bit more grunt.

There’s also the larger Volvo S60 Recharge for RM315,888. The Swede delivers just about as much electric range at maximum of 90km (19kWh battery) and a good chunk more poke at 462hp and 709Nm of torque, shaving the 0-100km/h sprint to a mere 4.5 seconds.  

Following this launch, Mercedes-Benz will have the C 350 e alongside the rest their line-up available for public viewing and test drives at Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur from February 23rd to 25th.

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Gentari Go app launched – all-in-one hub for EV charging stations, home charging, and even EV rentals

Gentari Sdn Bhd, operating through its subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, aims to transform our approach to clean energy with its latest creation, the Gentari Go app, available for iOS and Android.

The app serves as a comprehensive platform for sustainable living, seamlessly combining green transportation and renewable energy. It has launched in Malaysia and intends to expand across Southeast Asia and India in 2024.

Shah Yang Razalli, CEO of Gentari Green Mobility, stated their goal to make Gentari Go the preferred choice for consumers initiating their clean energy journey with a focus on integrating clean energy solutions, extending beyond electric vehicle (EV) charging to include home energy options.

The app promises a user-friendly interface, real-time data, and smooth EV charging experiences. Through strategic partnerships with EV Connection, ChargeEV, and others, Gentari Go is creating an EV Charging Corridor spanning Singapore to Thailand, giving users access to over 2,000 chargers.

Additionally, the app facilitates a transition to EVs through partnerships with GoCar, offering rental access to zero emissions vehicles. Gentari Go also supports various aspects of green living, including home energy solutions such as EV home charging and solar panels, while offering incentives for eco-conscious choices.

Businesses, including fleet operators and automotive companies, are encouraged to join the platform, which also provides telematics support, fleet management tools, and customised services.

To entice users, Gentari Go is offering a 10% discount on the next 10 charging sessions at any Gentari charging point in Malaysia. Terms and conditions apply, of course.

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2024 BYD Seal lands in Malaysia – from RM179,800

BYD Malaysia has finally launched the highly-anticipated BYD Seal for 2024.

This latest EV which will rival the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and Oracle 07 came with quite a surprise in terms of its pricing.

For the Malaysian market, the 2024 BYD Seal comes in two model variants – the BYD Seal Premium and the range-topping BYD Seal Performance.

For the rear-wheel-drive Seal Premium, the price is RM179,800. As for the all-wheel-drive Seal Performance, the asking price is RM199,800.

Starting with the BYD Seal Premium, its single electric motor sends power to the rear wheel with 313PS and 360Nm of torque.

Range-wise, the Premium comes with a longer range of 650km (NEDC) via its 82.65kWh battery pack, which also happens to be the same capacity as the Performance variant.

Charging-wise, both variants support up to 7kW of AC charging. The only difference is DC charging where it can go up to 110kW for the Premium and 150kW for the Performance.

Full charge takes around 15 hours when using AC but for DC, 32 minutes is all you need to get it juiced up from 30% to 80% state of charge.

Moving towards the BYD Seal Performance, its dual electric motors power all four wheels with 530PS and 670Nm of torque. 0-100km/h can be done in just 3.8 seconds as compared to the Premium which can only do so in 5.9 seconds. Top speed for both is limited to 180km/h.

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Chery Omoda E5 to hit local showrooms on Feb 24th ahead of March launch

Ahead of a launch scheduled for March, Chery Malaysia has declared that the Omoda E5 EV will be available in showrooms across the nationwide starting this weekend, on February 24 specifically.

Registration of interest for the Omoda E5 began in December of the previous year, and now an official estimated price of RM160,000 has been announced. While that price is a significant premium over the RM108,800 to RM118,800 that Chery prices the standard combustion-powered Omoda 5, it does slightly undercut the RM167,800 sticker price of the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range.

It will feature a single powertrain configuration, consisting of a front-mounted electric motor generating 204 PS (150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, allowing the SUV to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Underfloor, the Omoda E5 will be equipped with a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, providing a range of 430 km on the WLTP cycle. In terms of headlining specifications, both the Chery and the BYD seem to be trading equal blows, at least on paper.

As for charging capabilities, the Omoda E5 supports AC charging up to 9.9 kW and DC fast charging up to 80 kW, enabling the battery to reach 30-80% state of charge within 30 minutes. Additionally, it features a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, allowing the car to supply up to 3.3 kW to power external electrical devices.

Visually, the electric Omoda resembles the ICE-powered Omoda 5 from most angles, except for the front end, where the E5 incorporates an active grille shutter system which adjusts based on motor temperature and aerodynamic needs, replacing the prominently studded grille of the ICE version.

The Omoda E5 includes LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a powered sunroof, powered tailgate, puddle lamps, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control with rear vents.

A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes up the bulk of the dashboard, though Chery markets it as a ‘24.6-inch curved 2K HD dual-screen. The infotainment system is powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC) and supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Like the non-electric Omoda 5, Omoda E5 boasts a comprehensive suite including a 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, lead vehicle departure alert, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and a tyre pressure monitoring system, collectively termed as ‘ADAS 2.5’ by Chery.


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Auspicious promos await you at Sime Darby Motors City, 23-25 February 2024

It’s time to follow up on more auspicious promotions for this year’s Chinese New Year at Sime Darby Motors City, Ara Damansara.

From 23 to 25 February 2024, time to catch a bundle of amazing deals, rebates, and promotions from renowned brands such as BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, BYD, Ford, Volvo, as well as some lovely examples from Sime Darby Auto Selection.

To register your interest, CLICK HERE.

Auto Bavaria (BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad)

From 23-25 February 2024, get the best deals from Auto Bavaria for BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad. Don’t forget to bring along the family to enjoy special CNY performances plus exclusive rebates, low-interest rates, and more.

For selected BMW models, customers can also enjoy a complimentary BMW Wallbox as well as an 8-year/160,000km warranty for high-voltage batteries.

Looking for a premium two-wheeler? Take part in the BMW Motorrad 100 Years Anniversary Celebration Sales campaign to be eligible for a 3-year warranty and hassle-free financing packages. Test rides for selected models are also available.


Hyundai is also joining in the fun with attractive rebates and low financing rates from 1.58%. All new ICE purchases will receive a Touch n Go card preloaded with RM600.

Going electric? No worries on charging as each new vehicle purchase will be bundled together with RM720 ParkEasy credit, 15% off Shell Recharge High Performance Charging sites, and 10% cashback on Shell Recharge Destinations Site for a year.

Jaguar and Land Rover

Fancy the new Range Rover Evoque? Come on over to Sime Darby Motors City to view AND test drive this new beauty.

Complimentary insurance vouchers up to RM22,000 await for selected new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle purchase as well as a 5-year Warranty and Servicing plus 3-year roadside assistance for greater peace of mind.

There’s also a wide selection of approved pre-owned Jaguar and Land Rover that come with a minimum of two years of warranty and servicing. There’s even the approved Jaguar I-Pace starting from RM379,000 for those who are interested.

Click on the links to browse the Jaguar and Land Rover line-ups and get more details from Jaguar Land Rover showrooms in the Klang Valley @ Ara Damansara (03-92123102) and Penang (04-2913116).


Looking for an affordable EV that ticks all the right boxes? Head over to BYD and enjoy 0% financing rates, special cash rebates, comprehensive service packages that offer a peace of mind by covering maintenance costs for a certain period, reducing the overall cost of ownership, as well as charging credits, and complimentary wallboxes for your home charging needs. It’s time to go green without breaking the bank.


Pickup truck enthusiasts can also join in the festivities with a free 2-year Maintenance Program for every successful registration of the Ford Ranger XLT, XLT Plus, and Raptor models.

Keep a closer eye on that Ford Ranger XLT Plus and they’ll even include exclusive cup holders worth RM565 from Ford Genuine Accessories.


All Volvo models are bundled up together with the complimentary Polestar and Volvo Service Agreement (VSA5+) maintenance package for an enhanced ownership experience here in Malaysia.

Sime Darby Auto Selection

Pre-loved also deserves some love and Sime Darby Auto Selection is here to deliver amazing limited-time deals, extended warranty, and complimentary service packages for their wide array of high-quality vehicles.

Enjoy high trade-in value for any of the cars available under the Auto Selection banner that has been fully inspected and refurbished to the finest degree with guarantees that all of them are never involved in floods, fires, or major accidents as well as tampered mileage.

Let’s prosper together in the Year of the Dragon at Sime Darby Motors City and all of its attractive offerings from 23 to 25 February 2024! To register your interest, CLICK HERE.

Terms and conditions apply.

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Cara Tukar Nama Kereta & Hak Milik Kenderaan Online dengan MySikap

Kini anda boleh tukar nama pemilik kenderaan anda secara online sahaja melalui portal MySikap. Pelajari cara tukar nama kereta secara online dengan mudah di sini.


Orang mungkin berfikir bahawa proses tukar nama kereta adalah sukar. Disebabkan ini, masih ada orang yang tidak mahu bersusah payah untuk tukar nama pemilik kenderaan apabila mereka membeli atau menjual kereta.

Sangat penting untuk tukar nama hak milik kenderaan selepas anda membelinya, terutamanya jika ia sudah digunakan. Jika anda tidak melakukan ini, kedua-dua pihak yang menjual kereta dan yang membelinya boleh mengalami masalah.


Akibat jika tidak tukar nama hak milik kenderaan

Jika anda tidak tukar nama kereta semasa anda membelinya, mungkin akan ada beberapa kesan yang berlaku:

Jika seseorang menjadi penama untuk sebuah kereta, ini bermakna mereka bertanggungjawab ke atas semua yang berlaku pada kereta itu, seperti kemalangan, saman lalu lintas, kegiatan jenayah, dan lain-lain.
Ini boleh menjadi masalah jika pemilik kenderaan asal sudah meninggal dunia. 
Sukar juga untuk memperbaharui insurans dan cukai jalan kereta. 

Cara tukar nama kenderaan online

Anda boleh tukar nama pemilik kenderaan secara online dengan mengikuti langkah-langkah ini:

Sila selesaikan segala pembayaran kereta terlebih dahulu. 

Sebagai penjual, pastikan tiada tunggakan bayaran dan semua baki telah diselesaikan sebelum menjual kenderaan, sama ada motosikal atau kereta, kepada pemilik baru.


Buat pemeriksaan di Puspakom 

Seterusnya, pemilik lama atau pemilik baru kereta perlu membawanya ke Puspakom untuk pemeriksaan. Ini membantu memastikan kereta berada dalam keadaan baik. Anda perlu membuat temu janji dengan Puspakom sebelum ke sana. Anda boleh melakukan ini di laman web rasmi mereka.

Anda perlu membayar RM30.00 sebagai yuran. 
Sila bawah kad pendaftaran kenderaan (asal)/ sijil pemilikan kenderaan (VOC)
Anda boleh pergi ke laman web untuk membuat temujanji bersama Puspakom.


Tukar Nama Pemilik Kenderaan secara Online melalui Portal atau Aplikasi MySikap Tanpa Perlu ke JPJ.

Anda juga boleh tahu cara nak tukar nama kereta tanpa perlu ke pejabat JPJ. Anda boleh melakukannya secara online di laman web atau aplikasi MySikap. 

Berikut cara tukar nama kereta online:

Jika anda belum mempunyai akaun MySikap, anda perlu membuatnya dengan mengikuti langkah-langkah yang ditunjukkan dalam gambar di bawah:


2. Jika anda sudah mempunyai akaun MySikap, anda tidak perlu melakukan langkah 1 dan boleh terus ke langkah seterusnya.

Untuk urusan penukaran nama pemilik kenderaan, kedua-dua pihak berikut perlu mengikuti langkah-langkah berikut untuk menyelesaikan proses penukaran nama kenderaan mereka:

Pemilik kenderaan lama
Pemilik kenderaan baru


Pemilik Lama

Log masuk portal MySikap
Klik pada tab ‘Kenderaan’
Klik pada pilihan ‘Permohonan Pertukaran Hak Milik Kenderaan’ (Pemilik Berdaftar)
Masukkan nombor pendaftaran kenderaan 
Klik butang ‘Teruskan’
Masukkan nombor kad pengenalan dan email pendaftar pemilik baharu dan klik butang ‘Seterusnya’
Cetak resit sebagai rujukan dan selesai


Pemilik Baru Kenderaan

Log masuk portal MySikap
Pilih tab ‘Kenderaan’ di halam utama
Pilih ‘Permohonan Pertukaran Hak Milik Kenderaan’ (Pemilik Baharu)
Masukkan nombor plat kenderaan dan klik ‘Seterusnya’
Pengisytiharan kenderaan – Pilih Semenanjung sekiranya anda tinggal di Semenanjung Malaysia, kemudian klik ‘Setuju’
Sahkan maklumat dan kemudian klik ‘Teruskan’
Cetak resit dan bawa ke mana-mana pejabat JPJ untuk proses seterusnya

Untuk pengetahuan anda, portal MySikap merupakan laman web yang diwujudkan oleh Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) bagi memudahkan orang ramai melakukan urusan secara online seperti:

Menyelaraskan dan membatalkan lesen kenderaan motor (LKM) atau cukai jalan
Pindah hak milik secara sukarela
Pembaharuan lesen boleh dilakukan melalui portal mySIKAP berserta permohonan lain seperti permit memandu antarabangsa
Rayuan bagi lesen memandu yang telah tamat tempoh
Semakan boleh dilakukan untuk saman atau notis serta penalti kenderaan anda dan seterusnya pembayaran atas talian.

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The ORA 07, GWM’s answer to the Tesla Model 3 and BYD Seal, arrives in Malaysia

The Ora 07 has made landfall in Malaysia ahead of its scheduled launch in the first quarter of 2024 as evidenced by these initial shipments of the coupe-like fully electric sedan have arrived at Port Klang.

Expected to compete directly with rivals such as the BYD Seal and the Tesla Model 3, the car had been known to us under the name of Lightning Cat when it first emerged in other markets.

Also as expected, details regarding its pricing remain undisclosed at this time, being reserved for closer to its launch date. Like the smaller Good Cat, the 07 does clearly take styling cues from the Volkswagen Group, namely the (original?) Porsche Panamera.

Specifications and features offered for the Malaysian market version are yet to be fully revealed, of course. However, based on how the car was launched in Thailand, it’s not too hard to imagine a similar spread of configurations: a front-wheel-drive model boasting a range of approximately 640 km, and an all-wheel-drive variant with dual motors, offering a range of around 550 km per charge.

There, the Ora 07 employs an 83.5 kWh ternary lithium battery for both Long Range (single motor – 204 PS/340 Nm) and Performance variants (dual-motor – 408 PS/680 Nm).

While output details remain undisclosed for Malaysia, the estimated range aligns closely with those of similar models in Thailand, suggesting that the Ora 07 in Malaysia will likely exhibit similar performance figures.

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GWM’s rugged Tank 300 lands on Malaysian soil for 2024, launch expected imminently

GWM Malaysia has announced the arrival of the initial batch of Tank 300 units in Malaysia, ahead of the SUV’s anticipated official launch later this year. Pricing and further details about the vehicle is, predictably, not forthcoming until closer to its launch.

With the incoming introduction of the 300, GWM is adding the Tank brand to its existing lineup, which currently stands at four, including the the EV-only Ora and the SUV-focused Haval.

In its native Chinese market, the Tank 300 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine, delivering 220PS and up to 387 Nm of torque that’s paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and part-time four-wheel drive system. Additionally, a 48-volt mild hybrid version and a Hi4-T plug-in hybrid powertrain are also available.

That said, in our neighbouring Thailand, deliveries of the Tank 300 are set to commence from February, starting with the Ultra variant priced at 1.8million Baht (approximately RM238k). The Pro variant will follow in March, priced at 1.65million Baht (or around RM218k).

Both variants in Thailand feature a hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine generating 244 PS (241 hp or 180 kW) and 380 Nm of torque, augmented by an electric motor producing 106 PS (105 hp or 78 kW) and 268 Nm, resulting in a total system output of 351 PS (346 hp or 258 kW) and 615 Nm.

The hybrid setup includes a 1.75-kWh lithium-ion battery, a 9-speed Hybrid Automatic (9HAT) gearbox, and a four-wheel drive system.

The Thailand-spec Tank 300 comes equipped with features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlamps, multi-color interior ambient lighting, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, powered front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, telematics, six airbags, and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Apart from the GWM model, the Jaecoo J7, another rugged-looking but more upmarket-focused SUV from China, is also set to be offered in the Malaysian market, as previewed recently.

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2024 ORA Good Cat 500 Ultra gets Pistachio Green colour and matching interior for Malaysia

Great Wall Motor (GWM) Malaysia is introducing the Pistachio Green exterior option for the Ora Good Cat, adding another distinctive shade to the EV’s eclectic palette of choices.

The unique green colour is exclusively offered on the higher-tier 500 Ultra variant, priced at RM169,800. The base 400 Pro model, in case you were wondering, kicks the range off at RM139,800.

Opting for Pistachio Green brings an interior boasting a specific two-tone scheme – light cream for the upholstery, pastel green for the dash/door card panelling and seat accents, with orange highlights for contrast. Additionally, a paw print motif adorns the front of the centre armrest to remind you of its feline association.

The 400 Pro and 500 Ultra are powered by a 143 PS/210 Nm front-mounted electric motor, capable of accelerating the EV from zero to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 152 km/h. However, they vary in battery capacity and composition.

The 400 Pro features a 47.8 kWh lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery offering up to 400 km of range (NEDC cycle). Charging via the 6.6 kW AC route takes eight hours, while DC charging at 60 kW requires 46 minutes to reach an 80% state-of-charge.

On the other hand, the 500 Ultra is equipped with a 63.1 kWh ternary lithium battery, providing up to 500 km of travel range (NEDC). AC charging takes around 10 hours for a full charge, while DC fast charging at 60 kW takes approximately 40 minutes to reach an 80% state-of-charge.

Both the 400 Pro and 500 Ultra offer similar features, including a multi-function steering wheel, two USB ports for front occupants, one USB outlet for rear occupants, one USB port for the digital video recorder, and an additional power outlet. A seven-inch multi-information display accompanies a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Toyota announces major leadership shakeup at Daihatsu following safety scandal

The Toyota-Daihatsu vehicle certification scandal that came to light just two months ago has taken a significant turn, signalling a new chapter in the ongoing saga of within the automotive industry.

In 2023, Daihatsu found itself embroiled in a safety scandal which not only tainted its own reputation but also cast a shadow over its parent company, Toyota. The fallout was inevitable with Daihatsu’s president, Soichiro Okudaira, compelled to resign in January.

Now, with the dust still settling, Toyota has made bold moves to address the crisis head-on. In a joint press conference held in Tokyo recently, Toyota’s president, Koji Sato, announced the appointment of Masahiro Inoue, former CEO of Toyota Latin America, as the new head of Daihatsu. The aim is clear: to tighten control over the subsidiary and overhaul its operations to ensure such lapses are not repeated.

Furthermore, Masanori Kuwata will step into the role of executive vice president, tasked with spearheading the reform of Daihatsu’s corporate culture, starting March 1. Concurrently, Daihatsu’s chairman, Sunao Matsubayashi, will retire, all signalling a significant restructuring within the company.

The restructuring entails the departure or reassignment of five senior management members:

Chairman: Sunao Matsubayashi (Stepped down)
President: Soichiro Okudaira (Stepped down)
Director, Sales & Customer Service: Yusuke Takeda (Reassigned as Chief Officer)
Director, Corp. Management: Toshinori Edamoto (Reassigned as Chief Officer)
Director Masahiro Yamamoto (Stepped down)

Additionally, the position of Chairman will be eliminated. The following senior management members will assume new roles:

President: Masahiro Inoue (Former CEO of Toyota Latin America)
Executive Vice President: Masanori Kuwata (Formerly with Lexus International Co. and Toyota Motor Kyushu)
Director: Keiko Yanagi (Formerly with DCO Toyota Customer First Promotion Group)

Inoue acknowledged the challenges ahead, citing the “distortion” caused by Daihatsu’s rapid expansion that needed to be addressed. He expressed his commitment to rebuilding Daihatsu and restoring its integrity in the wake of the scandal. Kuwata’s appointment, given his experience in electrification initiatives and production management, underscores the importance of addressing systemic issues within the organisation.

Sato emphasised the need for a measured approach, acknowledging that Daihatsu would temporarily scale back operations to ensure a thorough resolution of the issues at hand. The decision to halt shipments late last year was prompted by internal investigations that uncovered falsified safety data.

While no injuries or deaths have been linked to this, the repercussions have reverberated throughout the industry, with Toyota itself forced to suspend shipments of certain models due to inappropriate product testing at a group company.

Despite the turmoil, Toyota remains steadfast in its commitment to quality and reliability. By implementing decisive measures, such as replacing Daihatsu’s leadership with trusted Toyota executives, the company aims to restore its reputation and reaffirm its position as a leader in the automotive sector.

Only time will tell if the measures taken by Toyota are sufficient to rebuild trust and ensure the integrity of its operations in the years to come.