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Rebates up to RM35k for your next BMW, MINI, Volvo, or Mitsubishi? Only at Ingress Group Auto Fair 2024!

Amp up your Hari Raya with a new ride at the Ingress Group Auto Fair 2024.

Happening at BMW Premium Selection at Ingress Auto Damansara, the Ingress Group Auto Fair 2024 will be taking place from 23-24 March 2024 with participating brands from BMW, MINI, Volvo, and Mitsubishi.

Why here? It’s not every day you can come across attractive offers for your next ride and the Ingress Group Auto Fair 2024 is serving up to RM35,000 in cash rebates for its wide selection of BMW, MINI, Volvo, and Mitsubishi models.

Whether you’re in the market for something premium, comfortable, practical, or performance, you’ll have a very high chance of finding a car that’ll fit you like a glove with pre-owned prices starting as low as RM95,000 happening all weekend at Ingress Auto Damansara.

It’s also a great opportunity to see, touch, feel, and experience all the different cars available on-site. Comparing all the cars within your budget at the same venue for greater convenience unlike any other.

Want to trade in and trade up? Drive over to the Ingress Group Auto Fair will also be offering high trade-in prices for your current vehicle as well as low-interest financing as low as 0% on your new ride to further sweeten the deal.

There are also a few more cherries on top, folks. There will also be special lucky draw prizes to be won like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (1st), iPhone 15 Pro (2nd), and JBL BAR 5.1 Channel (3rd) as well as free MAS return flight tickets, complimentary car accessories, and free inspections for those who decide to welcome a new ride into their lives this weekend.

So, block off those dates from 23-24 March 2024 and head over to the Ingress Group Auto Fair 2024 happening at Carpark A, Ingress Auto Damansara from 10am to 5pm. For more information, you may contact Ingress Auto via WhatsApp CLICKING HERE.

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Is it worth paying RM11.6k for the Chery Malaysia’s Extra Peace of Mind Package? 

Chery Malaysia has unveiled the Extra Peace of Mind package tailored for new purchasers of the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro. Priced at RM11,600, this optional add-on aims to ensure a worry-free ownership experience for the initial seven years.

This package encompasses the replacement of various scheduled maintenance components such as engine oil, oil filter, coolant, brake fluid, air filter, spark plug, oil washer, and transmission oil. The company asserts that customers could potentially save up to RM2,750 on servicing expenses over the span of seven years.

It’s worth noting that this warranty can still be obtained separately for RM2,000 if the RM11,600 package inclusive of maintenance items isn’t preferred.

Customers have the option to include the RM11,600 cost of the extra Extra Peace of Mind (PoM) package into their hire purchase repayments. To provide a clearer perspective, let’s examine a comparative table showcasing monthly loan repayment amounts over 9, 7, 5, and 3 years, with and without the inclusion of the Peace of Mind package:

(Repayment figures calculated assuming a 10% deposit and a interest rate of 3.0%)

 

Chery Omoda 5 (H) – RM118,800

Loan Duration

With PoM package (+RM11.6k)

Without PoM package

9 years

RM 1,380.07

RM 1,257.30

7 years

RM 1,690.54

RM 1,540.16

5 years

RM 2,249.40

RM 2,049.30

3 years

RM 3,553.40

RM 3,237.30

 

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro – RM159,800

Loan Duration

With PoM package (+RM11.6k)

Without PoM package

9 years

RM 1,813.98

RM 1,691.22

7 years

RM 2,222.08

RM 2,071.69

5 years

RM 2,956.65

RM 2,756.55

3 years

RM 4,670.65

RM 4,354.55

Unlike the Extended Warranty package which merely extends the vehicle warranty, the Peace of Mind package does impact the cost of long term maintenance, promising to cover all servicing over a 7-year (or 84 month) period.

Following Chery’s breakdown of cost for routine periodic servicing, the initial calculation does make it seem like the PoM package is costlier over the long term, even compared to a buyer that only added Extended Warranty package.

Model

Servicing, 7 years (+ EWP)

PoM Package

Difference

Omoda 5

RM 9,444

RM 11,600

RM 2,155.40

Tiggo 8 Pro

RM 9,494

RM 11,600

RM 2,105.80

However, it’s important to note that the Peace of Mind package serves as a safeguard against inflation or price increases for labour and/or parts and fluids, ensuring that customers’ investments retain their value over time.

Another benefit here is the ability to spread the cost of maintenance across the duration of your loan period with Chery guaranteeing the fulfilment of pre-paid service packages, further cementing their commitment to customer satisfaction.

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JAECOO seeks to conquer the high demand in Malaysia for C-segment SUVs, starting with their J7

Recently, SUV-centric automotive brand JAECOO has expressed interest in establishing a strong foothold in the lucrative C-segment corner of the market, particularly with regard to the Malaysian market.

In particular, they are eyeing buyers in a sector they believe to be “rapidly expanding”, looking to serve the country’s “growing urban elite with a taste for off-road adventure”.

Leo Chen, President of JAECOO Malaysia, expressed optimism about the brand’s reception in Malaysia, stating: JAECOO is enjoying a lot of interest here in Malaysia. We believe that the JAECOO brand is very much in line with Malaysia’s emerging group of trailblazers who enjoy an active lifestyle and appreciate a vehicle that performs on any terrain with an impressive off-road driving experience. And this is exactly what we aim to deliver.”

Last week, during an Iftar gathering, JAECOO Malaysia Vice-President, Emily Lek, further elaborated about market opportunity: “JAECOO’s debut is timely as Malaysia experiences growing demand for SUVs. We believe JAECOO is well positioned as a strong challenger in the C- -segment SUV market, in line with the positive sentiments from prospect customers.”

The Nielsen Global Survey of Automotive Demand previously indicated that an increasing middle class would stimulate automotive demand in Malaysia. A decade later, Malaysia still experiences an expanding middle class with rising disposable income, a trend observed throughout the ASEAN region as per the 2023 ASEAN Investment Report. JAECCO is reportedly targeting this expanding middle class, fuelled by a rapidly advancing digital economy and a culture of entrepreneurship.

Clearly, JAECOO, with the backing of their parent company Chery, are banking on their C-segment contender, the J7, being a hit with customers. Currently, the vehicle is slated for an official launch within the first half of 2024.

Back in January, the brand had previewed the J7 in an intimate chic setting, flaunting its elegant design and upmarket cabin with impressive equipment levels.

Weeks following that warm reception, it demonstrated the vehicle’s hardiness and off-road capability at another event, showing customers and members how it stacks up against its chief rivals in the local sphere such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

That said, it is unclear if the brand will be fielding just one or multiple vehicles to serve such a market. It’s worth remembering that they had also brought the larger J8 to show off back in January. Also unclear is whether JAECOO are equally as optimistic about the SUV demand within the D-segment.

Though it’s launch is potentially weeks or months away, interested parties can experience the J7 firsthand at the JAECOO Premiere Experience events held at various locations, including Desa Park City, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, One Utama, Mid Valley, and Paradigm Mall, on specified dates throughout 2024. These previews offer an opportunity for potential buyers to explore the vehicle’s features and experience its luxury and safety offerings.

Desa Park City, K.L: 7th to 17th March 2024
Pavilion Bukit Jalil, K.L: 19th to 23rd March 2024
One Utama, P.J: 10th to 14th April 2024
Mid Valley, K.L: 25th to 28th April 2024
Paradigm Mall, JB: 15th to 19th May 2024

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New Bridgestone Premium tyre retail store opens in Subang Jaya

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) is further enhancing its services with the launch of the new Bridgestone Premium tyre retail outlet in Subang Jaya, Selangor.

The partnership with Vogue Motorsports will see to it that the Bridgestone Premium store offers superior quality tyres as well as other automotive services from your everyday passenger cars right up to high-performance vehicles all within a comfortable setting.

According to Michael Chung, Managing Director of Bridgestone Malaysia, “The opening of the new Bridgestone Premium, Bridgestone’s innovative concept store, represents a pivotal moment in our commitment to delivering exceptional consumer experiences through our esteemed dealer. This milestone underscores Bridgestone’s dedication to elevating driving experiences through our premium-quality tyres, setting a new standard for excellence in the automotive industry.”

For those who are interested in swapping out your old rubbers with some Bridgestone tyre options such as Ecopia, right up to the Potenzas, the new Bridgestone Premium retail outlet or Vogue Motorsports is located at  No. 19, Jalan USJ 19/4, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Vogue Motorsports is running a promotion from now until 30 April 2024 where each four-wheel set single-receipt purchase of any Bridgestone tyres 17-inch and above (passenger car, SUV, MPV and 4×4) will receive a complimentary RM120 petrol gift card.

 

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Stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM 60,000 this Raya season with CARSOME!

From March 1st until April 30th 2024, as part of Raya Sempurna dengan CARSOME, they are giving car buyers the chance to take home prizes worth up to RM60,000!

There’s nothing like making that festive hometown trip, especially if you arrive in style in that car you’ve always wanted.

You’ll be spoilt for choice for your next Balik Kampung ride as CARSOME has over 1,800 vehicles for you to browse through, including some class leading family vehicles from brands such as Honda, Toyota, Proton, Perodua, Subaru Mitsubishi, Mazda and more!

Prizes include two units of the iPhone 15 Pro, four units of the Dyson V12 Vacuum, six units of an LG 55-inch 4K Smart TV, and 1200x reload PINs from Touch n’Go. And the best part is how easy it is to participate in Raya Sempurna dengan CARSOME!

From 1st March to 30th April, just leave CARSOME a review on their Facebook or Google Business page for a chance to win prizes worth up to RM60,000.

Here’s how:

Purchase a car from any CARSOME outlet and take a picture of yourself and your newly purchased car.
Share a review of the service you received at CARSOME, starting with “Raya Sempurna dengan CARSOME kerana….” on their Facebook or Google page.
Include the hashtag #CARSOMERAYA at the end of your review on CARSOME’s Facebook and Google page.
The review that receives the most “likes” wins!

Naturally, opting for a CARSOME Certified vehicle brings its own advantages. These cars undergo a thorough 175-point inspection to guarantee they have not suffered significant accidents, water damage, or fire incidents. Subsequently, our carefully chosen array of vehicles undergo refurbishment at our specialised CARSOME Certified Lab by a skilled team, ensuring they meet modern aesthetic and safety criteria.
Moreover, to ensure your reassurance with every purchase, each CARSOME Certified car is accompanied by the following assurance:

1-year warranty: Our warranty plan covers everything from the engine to the vehicle’s chassis, after-sales support, and easy claims.
5-day money-back guarantee: If you have changed your mind about your purchase, we allow all vehicles to be refunded within 5 days with no questions asked.
Fixed prices and no hidden fees: The prices displayed on our website are final inclusive of PUSPAKOM inspection, owner transfers, and loan application fees.

What are you waiting for? Head down to your nearest CARSOME Experience Centre to have an up close look at the selection of vehicles and even arrange a test drive. Alternatively, though not as involved, you’re also free to browse via the CARSOME website or CARSOME app for iOS or Android devices.

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Bermaz bags Xpeng distributorship in Malaysia – premium EV brand likely to kick off local range with G6

Bermaz Auto Bhd has announced that it has secured the official distributorship for XPeng electric vehicles (EVs), encompassing vehicle sales, spare parts, and after-sales services.

This development is expected to broaden Bermaz Auto’s product offerings, enhancing its standing in the EV market alongside vehicles such as the Mazda MX-30, Kia Niro, and notably, the Kia EV6.

Insiders in the industry anticipate that the XPeng G6 SUV may be the first model to launch in Malaysia, featuring a dual-motor setup for all-wheel drive and generating around 487 PS/660Nm of power, enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

Though no timeline for the brand’s introduction is yet stated, Dato’ Francis Lee, Group CEO of Bermaz said, “We are excited to be awarded the XPeng Distributorship for Malaysia. XPeng marque vehicles are among the top smart EVs in China as well as globally.”

“We are honoured and would like to thank Mr He Xiaopeng, for his trust and confidence in us. This new distributorship will complement our Group’s existing EV business and will bring positive synergistic benefits to all parties. It is also in line with our Group’s sustainability initiatives to manage and minimise our environmental footprint by introducing more green vehicles and technologies,” he added.

Bermaz Auto recently concluded its distribution role for Peugeot vehicles, coinciding with the dissolution of Bermaz Auto Alliance (BAA), which had managed Peugeot distribution, sales, and after-sales service in Malaysia for the past three years, along with being an authorized repairer for Citroen and DS brands.

This transition aligns with the strategic shift of Peugeot’s parent company, Stellantis N.V., announced on November 22 of the preceding year, to directly manage its brands in the Malaysian market through its own national sales company, indicating a new direction in brand management and service approach in Malaysia.

For those unfamiliar, XPeng (or Xiaopeng in China) is an EV manufacturer that has gained prominence in recent years, focusing primarily on the higher end of the market.

XPeng Motors is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Guangzhou, China, XPeng Motors also operates offices in California and Munich, Germany.

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Porsche’s new 1,108PS Taycan Turbo GT smashes EV lap records at Nurburgring, Laguna Seca

Porsche, with their new Taycan Turbo GT, can now lay claim to having the fastest production EV in its stable. This upgraded version the EV sport saloon, based on the refreshed model, takes the already impressive Turbo and Turbo S variants to new heights.

Instead of adding a third motor like its chief rival the Tesla Model S plaid, Porsche went with a more potent rear motor, complete with an enhanced inverter featuring more efficient silicon carbide semiconductors.

This results in a combined output of 789 PS (580 kW). While this may seem less than the Taycan Turbo S’s 932 PS (685 kW) on overboost, the Turbo GT maintains this power continuously and can reach 1,033 PS (760 kW) with launch control for up to two seconds.

At their peak, the motors churn out an astonishing 1,108 PS (815 kW) and 1,340 Nm of torque. A portion of this power is reserved for the new Attack Mode, an enhancement of the push-to-pass feature on the facelifted Taycan, offering an extra 163 PS (120 kW) for up to ten seconds, accessible via a button on the steering wheel or by pulling a paddle.

Despite its increased performance, the Turbo GT shaves just a tenth of a second off its 0-100 km/h time, completing it in 2.3 seconds. However, the real improvement is evident at higher speeds, with a reduction of over a second in the 0-200 km/h sprint, achieved in just 6.6 seconds. Unlike the Plaid, there’s no gimmickry involved here. Its top speed is also significantly higher than the Turbo S at 290 km/h.

To complement the power boost, weight-saving measures have been implemented, including the use of carbon fibre for various components such as the B-pillar trim, door mirror caps, and side sill plates. Additionally, carbon bucket seats are standard, along with lighter boot trim and the removal of the powered boot lid function.

Furthermore, the Turbo GT comes equipped with 21-inch forged alloy wheels designed for weight reduction and brake cooling, along with redesigned carbon ceramic brakes that alone shed two kilograms. Despite these efforts, the weight reduction amounts to just five kilograms compared to the Turbo S, with a curb weight of 2,290 kg.

For additional weight savings, buyers can opt for the Weissach Package, which removes the rear seats, Sport Chrono clock, some insulation, and even the carpets, resulting in a further 70 kg reduction. With this package, the Turbo GT becomes noticeably quicker than the standard model, achieving a 0-100 km/h time of 2.2 seconds and a 0-200 km/h time of 6.4 seconds, with a top speed of 305 km/h.

In this configuration, development driver Lars Kern set a production EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, completing it in 7 minutes and 7.55 seconds, a whopping 26 seconds faster than the Turbo S, making it the fastest four-door at the legendary track. Kern repeated this performance in late February, setting a new production EV lap record at Laguna Seca with a time of 1 minute 27.87 seconds.

Externally, the Turbo GT boasts a menacing and sleek appearance, riding on retuned Porsche Active Ride air suspension. Enhancements include a sizable front splitter with integrated flics and a carbon fiber Gurney flap on the active rear spoiler. The Weissach Package replaces the active spoiler with a fixed rear wing and introduces underbody deflectors and a front diffuser, generating up to 220 kg of downforce.

Inside, the Turbo GT features leather and Race-Tex microfiber upholstery, along with embroidered “Turbo GT” headrests and a special badge on the center console. The Weissach Package adds an additional badge in front of the driver. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this spring.

 

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Join us at IOI Puchong from March 20-24th for Carlist.my’s Ramadan Roadshow 2024 – Amazing Cars, Crazy Deals, and Prizes Galore!

Carlist is making a grand return with another captivating roadshow event that you absolutely mustn’t overlook! Join us for our Ramadan Roadshow, set to dazzle at the Ground Floor North Court of IOI Mall Puchong from March 20th to March 24th, 2024, running from 10 am to 10 pm.

Chery is set to impress with their dynamic SUV duo, the Tiggo 8 Pro and Omoda 5, boasting striking style, cutting-edge technology, and remarkably luxurious interiors. Secure your booking and receive an exclusive mystery gift!

Ingress Auto is also joining the excitement, offering cash rebates of up to RM 35,000 on your preferred BMW models, whether it’s the ever-popular 3 Series or the equally sleek but higher riding X3. Moreover, BMW Financing presents enticing deals, including rates as low as 0% and a 5-year warranty. Selected models come with complimentary BMW Lifestyle Vouchers and free BMW Advanced Car Eye products.

Subaru, on the other hand, is treating new Forester buyers with generous perks such as rebates of up to RM 8,888 or 0% interest financing, coupled with a complimentary 5-year comprehensive maintenance package.

Our trusted banking partner, RHB, returns to assist with your vehicle financing needs, offering interest rates starting from as low as 2.32% per annum flat rate equivalent, making your dream vehicle more attainable.

Joining the festivities, Soundstream awaits to elevate your in-car audio and entertainment experience with enticing 0% installment plans spread over 36 months for their range of products.

And that’s not all! Don’t miss out on daily prizes throughout the 5-day event, including Isetan vouchers worth up to RM 200.

Whether you’re in search of cutting-edge technology, exclusive deals, or simply seeking the thrill of a new ride, Carlist.my’s Ramadan Roadshow has something for everyone. Join us at the Ground Floor North Court of IOI Mall Puchong from March 20th to March 24th, 2024, 10am to 10pm!

Don’t forget to register here and stand a chance to win RM100 Lazada vouchers!

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70mai’s Rearview Dash Cam S500 offers seamless integration, advanced features, and stunning quality

Dash cameras have become indispensable tools in contemporary motoring. However, certain individuals harbour reservations regarding the conspicuousness of dash cameras affixed to windshields.

They may find them overly prominent, aesthetically unconventional, yet this concern is now addressed. 70mai has unveiled its latest model that addresses these needs: the 70mai Rearview Dash Cam S500.

The 70mai Rearview Dash Cam S500 is distinguished by its design that seamlessly integrates with the existing rearview mirror of your vehicle, eliminating any protrusions on the windshield. This integration achieves a sleek and minimalist appearance.

Despite its sleek facade, the S500 model boasts advanced features. It is equipped with the Sony Starvis 2 IMX675 sensor, which adeptly balances high resolution and low light sensitivity.

Delivering 3K image quality and a 138-degree front and rear field of view, the S500 ensures clear HDR recordings. Utilising MaiColor Vivid+ Solution technology, it maintains image quality even in rapidly changing lighting conditions, such as when entering or exiting tunnels.

Though its sophisticated features may seem daunting, operating the S500 is very user-friendly, facilitated by a touch screen interface and voice control capabilities, allowing commands such as ‘take photo,’ ‘lock the video,’ or ‘show rear camera.’

A standout feature of the S500 is its ‘Real-Time Reversing View.’ When engaged in reverse gear, visual assistance lines aid manoeuvring, customisable to match the dimensions of your vehicle. Furthermore, the S500 excels in night time recording quality, thanks to the 70mai Night Owl Vision technology, ensuring clear visibility of road obstacles even in low light conditions.

Considering the practicality of these functions while driving, one may wonder about protection while parking.

The S500 offers a 24-hour Parking Surveillance function, automatically recording a 30-second video in the event of an accident. Additionally, a 1FPS time-lapse recording mode in parking surveillance condenses 30 minutes of footage into just 1 minute for convenient review.

In search of a discreet dash cam solution? Look no further than the 70mai Rearview Dash Cam S500! Intrigued? Click here to learn more and purchase the 70mai S500 for enhanced safety during your travels.

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Usher in Raya with the Hyundai Promise Pre-Owned Carnival this 15-17 March at Hyundai Ara Damansara!

We’ve finally entered the blessed month of Ramadhan and it won’t be long before Hari Raya Aidilfitri comes around. Wondering if you should prep the celebrations a bit earlier with a Hyundai for that ‘balik kampung’ trip?

Well, wonder no more, as the Hyundai Promise Pre-Owned Carnival is happening at Hyundai Ara Damansara from 15-17 March 2024, promising an unmissable weekend of exciting cars, engaging activities and irresistible deals.

Browse over 80 certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicles under one roof, offered at attractive prices, irresistible financing and low mileage! These include the adventurous Creta, the chic Kona, the space-age Staria as well as the back-to-back World Cars of the Year that are the sensational IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 EVs.

From Friday to Sunday, you can check out all of Hyundai’s exciting offers on pre-owned vehicles from 9am to 6pm. On Saturday (16 March 2024) from 7pm to 9pm, Hyundai Ara Damansara will also be hosting a Buka Puasa dinner as well!

Other highlights include:

Free coffee powered by IONIQ 6 for every test drive
Food trucks
Exclusive merchandise
Kids activities
Partner booths

Clear your schedule from 15-17 March 2024 and head on over to Hyundai Ara Damansara for the Hyundai Promise Pre-Owned Carnival. To register your interest, CLICK HERE.

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