NEW NISSAN SYLPHY EMBRACE
With a powerful
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engine paired with Next Generation XTRONIC Continuously Variable
(CVT) on all new Nissan Sylphy, reveal in bold exterior and
exquisite interior for an ultimate driving pleasure. Accessories
and bet features fitted with 6 airbags, All New CVTC
Engine Next Generation XTRONIC Continuously Variable
(CVT), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control, and
LED Headlights. Selling Price OTR starts from RM115,094.00.
Ad campaign proves entertaining
FOLLOWING the gridiron battle in Dallas, Kia Motors America's (KMA)
interactive Super Bowl advertising campaign has engaged and
entertained more than 106 million people with TV, digital, print
and social media activities.
latest components in Kia's launch of the all-new Optima midsize
sedan - the largest effort in company history - included the
popular 'One Epic Contest", which saw more than 165,000 visitors
www.oneepiccontest.com and more than 30,000 registered
entrants vying for a chance to win a brand new 2011 Optima.
campaign continues with ongoing online, TV, and social media
activations as well as the successful in-dealership promotion
that has generated more than 20,000 visits to the Optima
test drive incentive on Kia.com
According to Edmunds.com Super Bowl real time reporting data,
Kia Optima consideration increased by 255% AND Kia brand
consideration increased by 49% during the second quarter.
the online debut of the "One Epic Ride" on Feb 4, Kia search
activity increased 700% and remained strong through the weekend.
Kia's Super Bowl commercial can be viewed now at
addition to the "One Epic Contest", KMA partnered with
SocialVibe to introduce the all-new Optima to more than 200
million monthly social gamers as the exclusive auto-motive
sponsor of Zynga's "Big Game Tournament" for players across
FarmVille, PetVille, Mafia Wars, and Cafe World.
"One Epic Ride", people across space and time - from a police
officer and an international villain to aliens and an ancient
chief - will go to great lengths to snatch the all new
Optima from the clutches of others and put themselves
behind the wheel.
Source: Peugeot In Motion
Naimo blends the best of two
Making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show
recently, the Kia Naimo electric concept car
combines Korean heritage with innovative modern
Taking its name from the Korean
word "Ne-mo", (pronounced 'Neh-mo;, meaning 'square
shape'), the Naimo electric crossover utility
vehicle (CUV) was conceived by Kia's international
design team in Seoul, and is characterized
principally by its simple lines and solid, muscular
Kia's design team also made use
of innovative technology features to give the
car a premium feel and to ensure the car's
exterior remained uncluttered.
'Naimo is a perfect balance of
innovation, high-tech and Korean tradition. It was
heavily inspired by the purity and grace of
traditional Korean arts and crafts, but combines
this with cutting edge technologies to deliver a
truly premium experience," comments Kia Motors'
Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer.
The Third electric vehicle design
to be unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation in a year,
the 3.9 meter long Naimo concept explores the
practicalities of introducing a
zero-emissions, five-door, four-seater city car into
a future niche mrket
Source: KIA BUZZ,
Global Sales Growing At Healthy
KIA Motors Corporation's global sales figures for
passengers cars (export sales, domestic sales and
sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles
(RVs) and commercial vehicles for January 2011 has
hit a total of 179,409 units, representing a year on
year increase of 19.3%.
Last month, KIA posted year on year sales
increases in all regions of the world - 31.4% in
general markets (40,374 units sold), 25.7% in North
America (30,838 units sold), 19.1% in Korea (40,776
units sold), and 6.8% in Europe (26,919 units sold).
Kia's best selling model in overseas markets for
the month of January was the C-segment Forte with
39,668 units sold.
The Sportage and B-segment Rio follow with 23,185
and 17,348 units sold, respectively.
The Sorento comes in fourth with 13,774 units
sold and the Soul Urban crossover vehicle rounds out
the top five with 10,891 units sold.
Senior Executive Vice President & COO of Kia
Motors Thomas Oh said: " We at Kia are confident we
will achieve our 2011 global retail sales target of
2,345,000 units which represents a 12% increase
compared to 2010."
Source: KIA BUZZ Malaysia
February 2011 issue
The New KIA Picanto
A car that's more attractive
its global premier last year in Genera Motor Show,
the new Picanto has been redesigned and
re-engineered with stand-out styling that conveys
solidity and maturity.
the previous model, and with an extended wheelbase,
the Picanto promises more passenger comfort and 27%
increased cargo space.
the first time with a choice of five-door and three
door body styles, it is set to redefine its position
as on of the global 'city car' A-segment.
new Picanto will be presented with a choice of four
all-new super-efficient powertrains - three versions
of the 1.0-litre, three cylinder Kappa engine
(petrol, flex fuel and bi-fuel) and a single
1.2-litre four cylinder petrol Kappa power unit -
depending on individual markets.
outputs will range from 68bhp to 84bhp, with maximum
torque between 94Nm and 121Nm. Exhaust emissions
have been significantly reduced, so that regular
models in the new Picanto line-up will have a CO2
rating of 95Nm/km to 105g/km.
1.0-litre engine will generate 81bhp and 94Nm of
torque. Fuel economy will range from 4.2 litres to
5.9 litres per 100km, contributing to lower
will be mated to either a five-speed manual or
four-speed automatic transmissions, depending on
As well as
offering new levels of powertrain efficiency, it
boats a distinctive exterior , sophisticated
interior, and numerous 'large car' advanced comfort
and safety features like LED daytime running lights,
button-start with smart key, grip-type outside door
handles and six to seven airbags, depending on
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Sunday 18 March 20122
Peugeot Sport Delivers 100th
Since its launch in 2007, the Peugeot 207 Super
2000 has emerged as a benchmark in its class,
with Peugeot Sport having delivered its 100th
The sale of the 100th 207 S2000 makes it the
best selling rally car to have been designed and
developed by Peugeot Sport, ahead of such icons
as the 205 T16. The 100th car is the property of
the French team Sainteloc and is poised to make
its competitive debut in a few days' time, on
the Rally Monte Carlo. The 207 Super 2000 has
been exported to a long list of countries, from
Europe to the Middle East, and even as far as
afield of South Africa.
Peugeot 207 Super 2000, which was designed and
developed by Peugeot Sport under the leadership
of Bertrand Vallat, has claimed a high number of
titles and individual rally wins, on all types
of surface and across a comprehensive spectrum
of conditions. It has secured crowns in the
Intercontinental Rally Challenge and in several
national championships, and has also won
such prestigious events as the Sanremo and the
Tour de Corse, as well as last year's Rallye
Monte-Carlo! There is every probability that
this impressive record will continue to grow .
Thanks to the latest evolution that Peugeot
Sport has made available to its customers for
the 2012 season.
Source: IN MOTION
For Malaysia Peugeot Enthusiasts
Updates:7 February 2012
When the ladies lose out!
THE 'RCZ Study' from
Peugeot has revealed the extend of the British love
affair with the motor car and the outcome is
fascinating! The study found out that the British
men are more comfortable being under the bonnet than
actually in between the sheets.
The recent research conducted which
polled over 2,000 people on the commissioning by and
on behalf of the company behind the curvaceous RCZ
Sports Coupe. The study highlighted that the Brits
are more particularly concerned with wheels than
According to the research about 50
percent of the men admitted that they find their
partner lot more difficult to maintain than their
cars. About 1 in 10 confessed to being more
'captivated with their cars', alluring curves than
their partners in similar attributes.
The study also revealed that 14
percent of guys talk more about their cars than
their partners in comparison to three percent of
Peugeot 'RCZ Study' also found
that gents can lavish more love and personal
attention on their cars than their girlfriends, with
men being three times happier spending cash on their
car rather than their partner.
*50 per cent of the men admit they find their
partner is more difficult to maintain than their
*17 per cent of the Brits spend
more on their car then on their other half.
*13 per cent of respondents have
been with their car longer than their partner.
*14 per cent of people think a
sporty car will help them get the girl or boy of
*Millions of us potentially spend
more time with our cars than our partners (9 per
cent of the population in fact) and 8 per cent of us
would choose our car over our partner).
IN MOTION for Malaysian Peugeot Enthusiasts
The Kia Sorento
has been the
brand's best-selling vehicle in the U.S., every
month since arriving in January 2010. And with
additional several enhancements, the
popular crossover now has one of the highest
residual value ratings for the 2012 model in the
compact CUV segment from ALG. The industry benchmark
in the United States for residual values and a
leading provider of Data and consulting services to
the automotive industry.
The rating of 58-percent of
original manufacturers's suggested retail price (MSRP)
for 36 months' of ownership is a full 10 points
higher than the 2011 model year residual value and
can be attributed to the Sorento's class-leading
horsepower and fuel economy with the newly available
2.4-litre engine featuring Gosoline Direct Injection
(GDI). In addition, consumer demand for Sorento has
outpaced expectations, and this momentum reflects
the significant residual value increase for the 2012
'With gas prices above US$4
PER gallon in many parts of the country, fuel
economy has become an even more important element in
consumer's decision-making process when considering
a new car, and the Kia Sorento's all new GDI engine
delivers increased horsepower, lower emissions and
outstanding fuel efficiency by achieving up to 32
miles per gallon on the highway." said Tom Loveless,
vice president, sales Kia Motors America (KMA).
"Kia's value proposition has never been stronger,
and with Sorento's high residual value rating by ALG,
buyers can benefit from higher resale values and
excellent leasing options."
"The new generation 2011 Kia
Sorento was launched early 2010 with the right
balance of low pricing and generous content, said
Eric Lyman, director, Residual Value Solution foro
ALG. " Base on ALG residual value forecasts and
information from our transaction database, demand
has clearly outpace initial expectations for the
Sorento. While overall incentive spending and fleet
sales are down, retail sales have showm significant
growth spurred on by robust consumer demand. As a
result, ALG has reflected this positive momemtum in
its residual forecast for the 2012 Kia Sorento."
The Sorento combines
Kia's distinctive design language with a
comprehensive list of standard safety, convenience
and technology features and was named a 2010 'Top
Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway
Article source from:VISION 21:
July 2011 ISSUE 106
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Isuzu D-Max Duramiles Challenge
In 2007 Isuzu D-Max was put to test by driving from Bangkok to KL using less than a full tank of fuel. That's 1,501 km on less
than a tank! Another test was done in June 2011, Isuzu put
another test on D-Max. Isuzu D-Max pick-ups broke the old record
with an incredible drive of 1,600 km less than a tank. That's a
journey from Bangkok to Ayer Keroh in Malacca with fuel to
spare. The D-MAX really does push the limit of fuel efficiency
to the max!
Ref: Isuzu Malaysia (brochure)