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Bruised, Battered but Better and Stronger – VW looks on to 2018

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill I find that quote to be apt in describing the ups and downs of Volkswagen Malaysia. From a high of 13,003 units sold in 2012, VW’s sales numbers dropped to 6,048 …

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Charging stations for EVs and PHEVs – Good on Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Bad for Mercedes-Benz users

Recently we have seen a few images of BMW Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)s occupying the Mercedes-Benz charging stations in Bangsar Shopping Centre shared by our friends at EvoMalaysia and initially, it was a bit of a harmless tease at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM). Over time, more images appeared, some showing all …

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Good Car Sales People Are Hard to Come By

I’ve been in the sales line for over two decades and trust me, I didn’t grow up with the ambition of being one. I know many feel sales is a frowned-upon profession; people who couldn’t achieve high academic results to get better respected positions or people with so little integrity …

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Volkswagen Introduces Three-Year Free Maintenance Programme

Press release Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today entered the New Year with the introduction of a free three-year/45,000km (whichever comes first) maintenance programme. All Volkswagen cars registered from 1st January 2018 are eligible, regardless of model. Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM said that the three-year free maintenance programme …

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Auto Start/Stop – is it worth killing your batteries?

This morning, someone shared Fifth Gear’s video on idle automatic Start/Stop engines where the host, Tiff Needle took a Renault Megane Diesel around Birmingham to see if the idle Start/Stop function actually helps in saving fuel. Two trips were done, one with the idle Start/Stop deactivated and one with it …

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Service Centres – All you need to know about out-of-stock scenarios and how to protect yourself

If you’ve owned certain continental brands that require parts replacement, you may have been given the sorry-no-stock answer from authorized service centres (SC). If you’re lucky, the SC have parts in-house and the repair can be carried out immediately (assuming they have sufficient manpower and service bays). If you’re a little …

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The Volkswagen Passat PLUS launched – Oops, I did it again

Volkswagen fans can now rejoice as Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) yesterday introduced two new additions to the Passat family, the Trendline PLUS and Comfortline PLUS. Riding on the successful launch of the the standard Passat B8, the Passat PLUS adds a sportier touch to Volkswagen’s already popular D-segment sedan. Under …

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