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Automotive News – January 2022

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Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Launches the All-New Versatile Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor Sdn Bhd (HSDM) officially launched the Hyundai Palisade in Malaysia on 16 December 2021. The Hyundai Palisade marries a bold design with a touch of elegance, while maintaining versatility which is the hallmark of the model.

The new Palisade underlines HSDM’s drive for innovation and smart safety, offering class- leading spaciousness that is suited for driver and passenger needs. Distinctive style and comfort are complemented with the multipurpose cabin space that can be easily transformed into a variety of second and third-row configurations to suit cargo or passenger space. With the third-row seats folded, the Palisade offers a generous 1,297-litres of cargo space.

Smart application features in the second-row seats include a smart one-touch walk-in button that automatically readjusts the second-row seat position for easier third-row entry and exit. For added spaciousness, rear seat passengers can enjoy a dual-wide sunroof that not only brightens the interior of the car but is also well suited for countryside adventures as it brings nature closer to passengers all within the comfort of the Palisade.

Providing peace of mind on the road, the Palisade is equipped with Hyundai’s cutting-edge SmartSense™, an Advanced Driver Assistance System. A series of smart safety features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Alert, among others.

Other smart features are its 6-airbag system, three-zone independent control fully automatic air conditioning, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Head-Up Display and adjustable Smart Power Tailgate to suit preferred height.

The Palisade comes in two power trains, the R 2.2 CRDI Turbo Diesel engine and the 3.8 GDi Petrol engine. Both are available in the seven or eight-seater variants in five exclusive earthy tones; white cream, lagoon silver, steel graphite, moonlight cloud, and timeless black. Black- monotone and navy colour packages are offered for the interior with the options of black leather, and burgundy or warm grey Nappa leather.

“The demand for family-friendly SUVs continue to grow as discerning vehicle owners look for versatility and comfort in tandem with smart safety features. The launch of the new Palisade is well-positioned in the Malaysian market, in line with Hyundai’s strategy in leading the way with innovation. We are optimistic that the introduction of Palisade will be a gamechanger for this segment.”

Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia

“The Hyundai Palisade is designed with a wide range of cutting-edge features that offer practical usage. The perfect combination of comfort, style and functionality presents enjoyment for in city as well as countryside drives. The recent range of new launches place Hyundai on a strong footing as we solidify our position as a premium choice, driven by innovative expertise.”

Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM

Priced from RM 328,888, the Hyundai Palisade will be available in 4 variants: namely the EXEC 7 and EXEC 8 for the Diesel engine variants, and LUXE 7 and LUXE 8 for the petrol engine variants.

The Hyundai Palisade is available for viewing at the Hyundai Ara Damansara showroom at Sime Darby Motors City as well as at the Hyundai Old Klang Road, Gurney Paragon and Skudai showrooms.

FACT SHEET: Full Pricing & Packages

R 2.2 CRDi turbo diesel engine (HTRAC AWD)
EXEC 7 – RM 348,888
EXEC 8 – RM 328,888

Lambda II 3.8 GDI V6 petrol engine (2WD)
LUXE 7 – RM 358,888
LUXE 8 – RM 338,888

All variants come with a standard warranty of 2 years or 50,000 km (whichever comes first).

Optional upgrades are available for the above variants by adding RM 11,000 (for LUXE 7 and LUXE 8) and RM 12,000 (for EXEC 7 and EXEC 8) to enjoy an upgrade of vehicle’s warranty to 5 years or 300,000 km (whichever comes first) and free service maintenance of 3 years or 50,000 km (whichever comes first).

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Launch of myTukar Retail Experience Centre

The official launch of myTukar’s new flagship retail showroom, the myTukar Retail Experience Centre, in Puchong South.

myTukar, Malaysia’s fastest-growing digital used car platform hosted Malaysia’s largest ever used car automotive fair, myTukar AutoFair 2022 from 7 to 9 January 2022. The fair was in conjunction with the launch of the brand’s new flagship retail showroom, the myTukar Retail Experience Centre, in Puchong South. The event featured over 1,000 vehicles, the latest car parts, and accessories from various renowned automotive manufacturers.

myTukar’s flagship showroom will be the first in a long line of centres myTukar is set to open. The company opened one recently in Skudai, Johor Bahru and will be opening up another in Seremban and Malacca by March 2022. Among the many services myTukar will be offering at their flagship showroom includes test drives, purchasing services, and after sales services (servicing, tinting, etc.). It will also serve as an inspection centre.

The Yard at myTukar’s Retail Experience Centre, featuring over 1,000 vehicles

“This event marks a new beginning for myTukar. While we are still focused on growing online, the expansion of our offline operations will enable us to provide a go-to centre to check out the latest in used vehicles and serve customers with exceptional after-sales service.”

Derrick Eng, CEO of myTukar

He further added, “By launching our first ever auto fair, we wanted to provide even more people with the opportunity to seamlessly experience how easy it is to buy a car with myTukar. We want to change the public’s perception of the used car industry, opening up new avenues to buy and sell used cars. This new beginning signifies our commitment to providing exceptional retail services to our customers.”

The Auto Fair visitors will receive on-the-spot trade in value for their vehicles, same-day loan approval and car collection. Participating banking institutions include RHB, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank and Public Bank. Furthermore, visitors that buy a car at the Auto Fair will have the benefit of two years of free car service, one-year extended warranty, 5-day money back guaranteed, loan interest rates as low as 1.68% with over RM800,000 rewards up for grabs. As myTukar’s nationwide coverage now also includes larger, more premium car showrooms as well as full-fledged in-house service facilities, customers will get to enjoy a worry-free car maintenance experience.

Zi Yong C., Chief Operating Officer at CARRO; Derrick Eng, CEO of myTukar; Fong Hon Sum, Founder and Chairman of myTukar; and Ernest Chew Chief Financial Officer, CARRO (from left to right)

Derrick continued “Our new retail centre will be our first stepping stone towards creating a complete used car ecosystem powered by myTukar. With this new addition, our users would now have better access and experience buying or selling their used cars as the new retail centre would provide users with a virtual viewing experience.”

The Auto Fair showcased a wide range of vehicles, from Malaysia’s No.1 choice, a 2019 Perodua Myvi to a 2019 Mercedes-Benz 350 AMG Line and many more. On top of that, by booking any car at the Auto Fair, visitors also stood a chance in driving home a Proton X70 Premium worth RM100,000.

Since its inception, myTukar has evolved into an online marketplace, offering a comprehensive range of services for all aspects of car ownership. Connecting buyers and sellers nationwide, through a digital bidding platform, myTukar enables users to conveniently buy or sell their vehicles, from the comfort of their own homes.

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