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Automotive News – December 2022

BMW Group Malaysia and Wheelcorp Premium Commemorate 10 years of Partnership with a New Showroom in Bukit Tinggi

Marking their tenth year as an authorised BMW dealer in Malaysia, Wheelcorp Premium and BMW Group Malaysia recently launched their brand-new showroom, which will have new amenities selected to deliver more distinction in customer care. New vehicles from the BMW, BMW I BMW M, and MINI portfolios, as well as BMW Premium Selection, will be available at the new Bukit Tinggi showroom, which will serve consumers in Klang and the nearby townships of Shah Alam, Setia Alam, and Kota Kemuning.

BMW Group Malaysia seeks to meet the growing customer demands in the aforementioned areas and projects a 20% growth of customers in the premium segment within the next five years, spurred by the unveiling of the new Wheelcorp Premium Bukit Tinggi dealership.

“Customers have always sat at the heart of what we do at BMW Group Malaysia and in being the leader in the premium segment of the Malaysian automotive industry, we are constantly looking in growing our presence in new areas which have tremendous business potential. Klang, Shah Alam, Kota Kemuning and Setia Alam in the Klang Valley are such areas. Over the next five years, we will see the premium segment in these areas grow by over 20% and we need to prime ourselves to meet this growth.”

Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia

de Visser added that it was only natural that the premium automaker looked at its premium partner in the area, Wheelcorp Premium who with confidence have successfully been delivering over 1,600 premium vehicles from their Setia Alam outlet for the past year. He said, “Wheelcorp Premium is no stranger to the BMW Group in Malaysia. Led by Executive Chairman Michael Liew and Managing Director Jayden Liew – who are back-to-back winners at our annual Dealer Awards for accelerating their presence in this part of the Klang Valley, their premium dealership has continuously grown with year-on-year success.”

“As one of the biggest independent retail and service centres for BMW Group Malaysia for 10 years and counting, we remain committed to making the BMW and MINI experience extend beyond customer purchase by making their satisfaction our number one priority. This is reflected in our newly conceptualised showroom layout, where customer support offices have been relocated to the ground floor, serving as our first touch point, while the showroom is located on the first floor of the six-storey building. We have BMW Group Malaysia and our loyal customers to thank for their support along the way, and we look forward to continuing serving our customers not just with quality, premium vehicles but also comprehensive aftersales.”

Managing Director of Wheelcorp Premium, Jayden Liew

Liew added that the all-new Wheelcorp Premium Sales, Service, Spare Parts and Systems (4S) dealership representing the BMW Group differentiates itself from its contemporaries in that it offers first-of-its-kind, elevated experiences to its customers.

Beyond the first-rate amenities one might anticipate from a 4S Centre by that of the BMW Group, Wheelcorp Premium elevates its patrons’ experiences with De Dietrich, a luxury kitchen innovation specialist, in its NEXTGen Luxury area, OGAWA in its Relaxation Zone, and Starbucks in one of its two Isetta Bar lounges.

Owners of BMW and MINI vehicles can also access the Wheelcorp Premium Bukit Tinggi 4S service centre, which offers sales, services, spare parts, and systems. This centre is supplemented by the body and paint repair facilities of the Setia Alam dealership. With 20 service bays available, the 170,000 square foot Bukit Tinggi dealership can handle up to 80 service appointments each day. A drive-through-operated fast-lane service is also available to customers that need on-the-go maintenance and repairs.

There will also be a variety of customer-specific services available, such as Insurance renewal and trade-in services, as well as Reception at the Car (RATC). Customers can browse the exclusive BMW and MINI lifestyle section for a range of merchandise and accessories.

The dealership can exhibit up to nine BMW automobiles, including those from the BMW M and BMW I portfolio, as well as four MINI vehicles, 25 BMW Premium selection vehicles, and MINI Used Car Next vehicles.

Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam also has DC Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles, which the general public may utilise by downloading the ChargEV App. BMW Group Malaysia currently gives owners of BMW and MINI EVs access to more than 610 charging stations across the country, including 26 stations powered by ChargEV and Yinson GreenTech at 17 Starbucks locations in the Klang Valley, Penang, Malacca, and Johor. These stations are powered by industry partners JomCharge with over 65 stations, Gentari with roughly 117 stations, and ChargEV with over 330 stations. With a strategic infrastructure expansion plan already in place for 2023, the majority of authorised BMW and MINI dealerships in the country offer over 80 BMW I charging stations as well.

Wheelcorp Premium Bukit Tinggi 4S Centre operates between 8.30 am to 7.00 pm daily from Monday to Saturday and 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on Sundays and is located at Lot 142646, Jalan Remia 5/KS 07, Ambang Botanik, 41200 Klang Bandar Diraja, Selangor.

For more info, head over to https://bmw-wheelcorppremium.com.my/


Shell Malaysia Unveils Its First Carbon Neutral Engine Oils

Shell Malaysia officially launched its first carbon-neutral engine oils as part of its ongoing commitment to offer consumers a more sustainable motor oil option that does not compromise engine performance or engine protection. This engine oil is also the world’s first carbon-neutral natural gas lubricant.

The launch on 30 November 2022, is one of the company’s numerous initiatives to help cut carbon emissions in collaboration with its customers, in accordance with Shell’s objective to create a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

“Shell Malaysia is pleased to be able to provide a variety of low-carbon energy solutions to our customers, from electric vehicle charging and biofuels to now carbon neutral lubricants. Increasingly, we will work on nature-based solutions to deliver high-quality carbon credits which can be used to compensate the emissions generated when a customer purchases and uses a Shell product, such as the new Shell Helix Power 5W. This comes in addition to our existing efforts of responsibly reducing the carbon intensity of oil and gas operations, and investments in lower-carbon sources of energy.”

Dato Ivan Tan, Chairman of Shell Malaysia

The CO2e emissions from the raw materials, packaging, production, distribution, customer usage, and product end-of-life will all be offset by Shell’s global portfolio of nature-based carbon credits. Shell also participates in global initiatives that lower CO2 emissions while enhancing community welfare and biodiversity.

Shell Helix is designed for high engine performance and improved fuel economy. Drivers today are searching for methods to lessen their own carbon footprint as they become more environmentally conscious. Customers will find it easier to choose by using Shell and its innovative products and services.

“Shell Malaysia is introducing the Shell Helix carbon neutral1 engine oil series under its super premium fully synthetic range – Helix Power and Protect. These engine oils are formulated with Shell PurePlus Technology, which is made from 99.5% pure base oil2 from natural gas, as well as trusted and recommended by Scuderia Ferrari.”

Nyon Kam Yew, General Manager of Shell Lubricants Business Malaysia & Singapore

In order to meet rising consumer demand, Shell Helix is expanding its product lineup in tandem with this launch by adding 5W-40 viscosity grade under the Power version. It is suitable for a broad range of modern gasoline and diesel passenger automobiles and is specifically developed for high power and performance vehicles. Shell Helix Power 5W-40 is currently offered at participating independent and Shell-branded workshops. The recommended retail price for this four-litre pack is RM 280 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM 280.80 in East Malaysia.

To commemorate the launch, consumers will also get an exclusive Shell Helix Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker with every purchase of Shell Helix Power 0W-40, Shell Helix Power 5W-40, or Shell Helix Protect 0W-30 four-litre pack at any participating outlets, while stocks last.

As a measure to ensure the products are genuine before purchasing, look out for the “Untuk Pasaran Malaysia” logo on the front label of the bottle.


myTukar Chinese New Year 2023 AutoFair

MyTukar, Malaysia’s premier digital used-car ecosystem, will host its fourth AutoFair from January 6–8, 2023, from 9.00am–8:00pm daily at the myTukar Retail Experience Centre in Puchong South, to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year with exclusive offers, discounts, and giveaways.

Customers may take advantage of attractive discounts up to RM16,000 and lower finance rates starting at just 3.00% per year on all myTukar Certified automobiles at the AutoFair, with over RM168,888 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Customers in the Klang Valley who are wanting to trade in or purchase a vehicle can have peace of mind knowing that all myTukar Certified vehicles have undergone a thorough 160-point examination and have been checked for major accident, flood, or fire damages. The car is only refurbished and added to myTukar’s broad lineup of qualified vehicles when it has successfully passed each checkpoint.

“As one of the leading used car ecosystems in Malaysia, we pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive end-to-end service throughout the car ownership lifecycle. This CNY AutoFair aims to not only bring added value to our customers but also engage with a wider audience on a more personal level, to ensure each one of our customers leave satisfied in our product offerings or services.”

CEO of myTukar, Derrick Eng

In addition to the trusted myTukar certification process, coupled with a range of exciting discounts and low interest rates, attendees of the AutoFair will also enjoy:

  • Up to RM77,000 worth of prizes from our Spin & Win promotion including Starbucks, TnG and Petron fuel cards, cash rebates up to RM8,888, along with  complimentary myTukar services such as basic car maintenance, car wash and car health checks.
  • Booking vouchers worth up to RM500 from a selection of brands such DK Schweizer, V-Kool, Recaro, and Blueair.
  • Spray paint services that are exclusive for customers who purchase a myTukar Certified car during the AutoFair with prices starting from as low as RM1,620.
  • Exclusive myTukar merchandise when they collect stamps from our event stations with exclusive myTukar showcases and fun activities.

For more info, head over to https://mytukar.com/blog/drive-over-to-mytukar-puchong-south-for-autofair-2023/

MyTukar will also extend a variety of Lunar New Year discounts to customers in Penang and Johor Bahru. Customers can visit the myTukar Retail Experience Centres in Juru Autocity and Plentong from the 6 to 8 January 2023 to enjoy similar discounts of up to RM16,000 and interest rates as low as 3.00% per annum on all myTukar Certified Cars purchased.

Additionally, customers in Penang and Johor Bahru will also receive:

  • Booking vouchers worth up to RM500 from a selection of brands such DK Schweizer, V-Kool, Recaro, and Blueair.
  • Special Spin & Win prizes including RM50 in TnG credit, along with complimentary myTukar services such as basic car maintenance, car wash and car health checks

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