Mary has over 20 years experience as the editor of our Malaysian sister magazine, The Tyreman. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she writes articles for us on the Malaysian and other South East Asian markets.
Phone: (60) 3 7781 1323
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) is rallying auto marques to invigorate the market for automobiles from four wheelers to two wheelers, automotive accessory products, car care products, lifestyle products associated with auto brands and commercial vehicles at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS’18).
KLIMS’18, which carries the theme ‘Beyond Mobility’, would be held at the, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), from 23rd November to 2nd December, 2018.
As the pinnacle of the state’s motoring show calendar, KLIMS is expected to ignite the public’s excitement for automobiles with new launches and groundbreaking concepts with its theme ‘Beyond Mobility’.
Since the announcement of KLIMS’18 early this year, MAA says it has received enquiries from industry players, the public and media members for more information. MAA President Datuk Aishah Ahmad said: “We are pleased about the response to KLIMS’18 as the show would not be successful without the support of industry players and the public. As the association representing members’ interests in the automotive industry, MAA is presenting KLIMS to engage our members in unity so that we could be consequential in promoting a stronger industry for the benefit of all members and providing the public an exciting purview of the possibilities available for their personal or family vehicles.”
The automotive industry players are said to be setting their plans to thrill KLIMS’18 visitors with exhibits that showcase exciting mobility.
Ravindran Kurusamy, President of UMW Toyota Motor, said: “We are delighted that KLIMS is back again this year and being a regular participant at all the previous shows, UMW Toyota Motor would certainly be present. This year, our range is a vibrant and diverse one, demonstrating ever better mobility for all. With ever-better cars, we expect to give visitors a glimpse of the future as well.”
Dennis Ho, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors - Malaysia, Thailand & Taiwan, said: “Sime Darby Motors is pleased to announce its participation with Ford and Hyundai showcasing their latest offerings. As the sole distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Connexion’s exhibit would be more than just a showcase. Staying true to its tagline 'Go Further’, visitors could look forward to special offerings and a rare treat themed on going further in technology and safety. Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors, on the other hand, is all out to impress visitors with Hyundai's latest SUVs that embody the brand’s Modern Premium concept. Hyundai believes in adding premium value to the car beyond just a transportation vehicle. Be sure to check out what Hyundai has to offer as these are no ordinary SUVs.”
Industry players are leveraging on KLIMS’18 as a springboard to drive better performances and capture bigger market. MAA has forecasted a growth of 2.3 per cent for Malaysia’s automotive industry to reach 590,000 units in Total Industry Volume (TIV) for 2018. The projected growth comes as a positive sign with the marginal decline in TIV for the past two years.
While more auto brands are expected to confirm their participation, KLIMS’18 has confirmed market leaders such as Daihatsu, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Perodua, Proton, Toyota, UD, Kawasaki, Honda motorcycles, 3M, Elite Looks car care products, Good life car accessories, High-tech lubricants, Kakimotor car performance and maintenance, NVK Interiors and V-Kool.
Datuk Aishah said: “There is still time for industry players to participate at KLIMS’18. However, we advise companies to confirm their bookings soon so as not to be left out of available exhibition space.”
KLIMS’18 is expected to make its comeback with more than 100 participating exhibitors and attracting beyond 350,000 visitors. For more information, visit www.klims.com.my or contact Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd （firstname.lastname@example.org).
合顺丰田汽车（UMW Toyota Motor）总裁拉温德兰（Ravindran Kurusamy）说： “我们感到很高兴，因为吉隆坡国际汽车展今年又回来了，作为该展常客，合顺丰田汽车这次绝对会再参展。今年，我们要展出的产品是鲜明和多元的，我们将为大家展出最佳汽车相关产品。我们预计，我们性能更好的汽车将让访客一窥未来。”
大马丶泰国及台湾森那美汽车（Sime Darby Motors）董事经理Dennis Ho说：“森那美汽车很高兴的宣布，我们将以福特（Ford）和现代（Hyundai）最新汽车参展2018年吉隆坡国际汽车展。作为大马独家福特汽车配销商，Sime Darby Auto Connexion的参展商绝对不只是展示。与标语‘Go Further’一致的是，访客可以期待会有特别优惠，以及汽车科技和安全方面相关的 稀有产品。另一方面，现代-森那美汽车将全力以赴，以应用了该品牌Modern Premium概念打造而成的现代最新SUV吸引访客。现代汽车相信，汽车必须要附加优质价值而不只是交通工具。一定要看看现代汽车产品，因为这些可不是一般SUV。”
在预计会有更多汽车品牌确认参展之际，2018年吉隆坡国际汽车展证实已确定参展的市场领先品牌包括大发（Daihatsu）丶福特丶本田（Honda）丶现代汽车丶英菲尼迪（infiniti）丶五十铃（Isuzu）丶起亚（Kia）丶丰田凌志（LEXUS）丶三菱（Mitsubishi）丶日产（Nissan）丶标致（Peugeot）丶第二国产车（Perodua）丶宝腾（Proton）丶丰田（Toyota）丶UD丶川崎（Kawasaki）丶本田摩哆（Honda motorbikes）丶3M丶Elite Looks汽车产品丶Good life汽车配件丶High-tech润滑油丶Kakimotor汽车性能及维修保养丶NVK Interiors丶以及V-Kool。
Make sure you don't miss a single issue
Click here to subscribe and we'll make sure of it.