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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mitsubishi ASX crossover launched SUV utility meets sedan agility in Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s new model


Mitsubishi ASX, model terbaru dari Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) yang diimport CBU sepenuhnya dari Jepun telah dilancarkan secara rasmi dengan tangga harga RM139,980.00 (OTR termasuk insuran). Model yang telah menerima tempahan sejak awal Oktober lepas hadir dengan enjin 4B11 2.0 liter, enjin yang sama boleh dijumpai pada model Lancer dan Inspira, tetapi sudah tentu dengan talaan dan beberapa perubahan untuk disesuaikan dengan karakter ‘compact crossover’ tersebut.
Enjin DOHC 16 Valve dengan sistem MIVEC itu mampu menjana kuasa setinggi 150ps dan 197Nm tork. Dengan dibantu sistem transmisi INVECS-III CVT dengan 6-kelajuan Sports Mode, ianya dilengkapi ‘paddle shifter’ di belakang stereng untuk lebih keseronokan pemanduan. Model ASX diletakkan di tengah-tengah antara sebuah model kompak dan sebuah SUV, bermakna saiznya tidak terlalu besar walaupun kelihatan seperti sebuah SUV.
Model ASX dilengkapi ciri-ciri standard seperti Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist dan dual front airbags (beg udara berkembar depan), dengan tambahan beg udara di bahagian kaki untuk pemandu. Turut termasuk ialah kusyen kulit, sistem audio dengan skrin sentuh bersaiz lebar 2-DIN, kamera undur, pendingin udara automatik dan sistem ‘cruise control’ untuk lebih kemewahan. LCD berwarna sepenuhnya dengan multi-fungsi terletak di panel peralatan utama melengkapkan lagi keperluan penglihatan pemandu ke tahap lebih sempurna, menjadikan aktiviti pemanduan lebih selamat dan mudah.
Mitsubishi ASX telah melengkapkan barisan model terbaru MMM untuk tahun ini, selain daripada model Pajero baru dan Lancer Sportback. Masih belum diketahui sama ada MMM akan melancarkan model terbaru lain pada tahun depan, sehingga itu pembeli, khususnya rakyat Malaysia telah mempunyai pelbagai pilihan untuk dipilih.
rena Kereta : Saya tidak pasti jika model kenderaan Mitsubishi selain daripada Lancer akan terus direbadge oleh Proton. Jika kemungkinan itu ada, penerimaan rakyat Malaysia terhadap model Mitsubishi sedia ada seperti ASX dan Lancer Sportback mungkin akan semakin pudar. Pemilik-pemilik Lancer (bukan semua) kebanyakannya telah meluahkan rasa tidak puas hati dan kemarahan mereka apabila Mitsubishi membenarkan Proton mengeluarkan semula model Lancer atas nama Inspira. Mungkin ada pembeli yang akan mengambil pendekatan berhati-hati dan mengelak dari membeli kenderaan Mitsubishi pada masa depan.
Namun bagi pembeli yang bijak, soal model kenderaan Mitsubishi dikeluarkan semula oleh Proton sepatutnya tidak menjadi isu. Jika saya pemilik Lancer, saya akan berasa bangga kerana akhirnya model yang mencatatkan jualan yang agak perlahan sebelum itu semakin dikenali ramai. Sekurang-kurangnya dunia Lancer akan lebih meriah dengan kehadiran Inspira. Tetapi saya faham perasaan pemilik Lancer yang merasa agak ‘tertipu’ kerana terpaksa membayar harga yang lebih mahal, selain daripada menghadapi situasi harga Lancer yang jatuh secara mendadak di pasaran kereta terpakai.

Kerjasama teknikal antara Proton dan Mitsubishi terhad kepada model Inspira sahaja

Saya pernah menulis sebelum ini tentang kemungkinan terdapat model lain kenderaan Mitsubishi seperti Mitsubishi ASX dan Lancer Sportback yang akan dibangunkan semula oleh Proton dan dijenamakan semula, kemudiannya dijual dengan harga yang lebih murah. Akhirnya melihat kepada persepsi negatif terhadap model lain yang sedang dijual oleh mereka selain daripada Lancer, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) telah tampil membuat kenyataan akhbar untuk menafikan spekulatif tersebut.
MMM telah memberikan penjelasan bahawa selain daripada Mitsubishi Lancer, yang kini dijadikan model Inspira oleh Proton, tidak akan terdapat kerjasama teknikal lain di masa hadapan. Jadi kepada semua rakyat Malaysia, jika anda membuat keputusan untuk tidak membeli model ASX dan Lancer Sportback sebelum ini, maka anda sudah boleh membelinya sekarang. Situasi yang dihadapi oleh pemilik Lancer EX dan Lancer GT sekarang tidak akan berlaku lagi terhadap pemilik model lain keluaran Mitsubishi pada masa hadapan. Inspira adalah model terakhir yang menyaksikan kerjasama antara kedua-dua syarikat automotif itu.
Berikut ialah kenyataan akhbar dari MMM ;-
The technical collaboration between Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Japan and Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton) for the Proton Inspira

November 15, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) Japan has collaborated with Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton) for many years and most recently, the technical support provided to Proton for the development of the new Inspira.
Berikut ialah kenyataan akhbar dari MMM ;-
The technical collaboration between Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Japan and Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton) for the Proton Inspira

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the official importer and distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, launched its latest model nationwide today – the highly anticipated Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover. This stylish global model was developed to combine the utility and practicality of an SUV with the comfort of a sedan in just the right size.
Mitsubishi ASX
The ASX (Active Smart X-over – pronounced as ‘crossover’) was launched in Japan by the name of RVR in February this year.The ASX is available in five colours; including the signature Kawasemi Blue (Kawasemi is the Japanese name for Kingfisher bird). Priced at RM136, 208.10 on the road excluding insurance, it is fully imported from Japan.
Adding another passenger vehicle to the Mitsubishi range in Malaysia, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is targeting monthly sales of 100 units for this model. ”The new ASX is a brilliant urban vehicle – it is stylish, drives well, compact on the outside yet spacious inside, combining the good points of an SUV and a sedan.
It has been very well received across the globe and I’m confident that the ASX will appeal to Malaysians as well,” said Tetsuya Oda, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
“The ASX will enable us to compete in the new, fast-growing two-wheel drive compact SUV market segment in Malaysia and allow us to attract new customers to the Mitsubishi brand. Malaysians will now have an even greater range of vehicles to choose from,” added Oda.
(L-R) CEO Tetsuya Oda, Michiko Yamada from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Japan (MMC), Head of Marketing & Product Planning Adeline Lew, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia and COO Omar Haron, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
The ASX is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with DOHC, 16 valves and Mitsubishi’s proprietary MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control) technology that optimises valve timing at all points in the rev range. This lightweight, aluminium block engine produces a powerful workhorse of 150 PS and 197 Nm torque.
Responsible for good fuel economy are smooth aerodynamics (Cd 0.33) and reduced weight. The former is achieved by lowering the rear roof edge and smoothening the under floor of the ASX, while engineers trimmed weight by using fenders made of resin. Other contributors include the use of electronic control power steering, reduction of engine friction plus the change in the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system control and gear ratio.
Equipment levels are generous. The ASX comes with standard Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist and dual front airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag. Also included are leather seats, 2 DIN LCD touch screen entertainment system, reverse camera, automatic air conditioning and cruise control. There is also a full colour LCD multi information system in the instrument panel.
For those owners who want to spice up their ASX, Mitsubishi Motors genuine accessories are available from Japan. There are 13 optional accessories to choose from such as aerokits, shift knob, scuff plates, luggage mat and many more. On top of that, Mitsubishi is offering a special package price of RM 6,490 for all 13 items.
The new Mitsubishi ASX comes with a 3-year/100,000 km warranty. Mitsubishi’s 2-Year Free Maintenance package is also offered for owners to enjoy a hassle-free drive with free maintenance parts and labour costs.
The ASX will be showcased at Centre Court of Midvalley shopping centre from 10-14 November, where visitors can touch and feel the car. Ralliart merchandise will also be on sale at the event.
More about Mitsubishi ASX
Not bulky in footprint at under 4.3 metres long, but spacious enough inside thanks to a generous 2,670 mm wheelbase, the development team chose a ‘Smart Size’ for the ASX.
It’s more compact than a conventional C-segment SUV, but is upsized from a compact car and has the commanding seating position owners love in an SUV. Turning radius is a class leading 5.3 metres. No need to choose between sedan agility and SUV utility, the ASX offers both.
The trendy and urban styling of the ASX is distinctive, thanks to the trademark Mitsubishi “jet fighter” front grille and assertive headlamps. The prominent design line on the flanks and a gently curving roof line make up the dynamic profile.
To harness the power and provide a seamless drive, the ASX 2.0-litre engine is mated to an INVECS-III CVT gearbox with 6-step Sports Mode. Besides selection via the gear lever, Sports Mode can be engaged with the generously sized magnesium steering paddles, which allows the driver to switch from smooth progress to sporty driving anytime.
The ASX comes with a host of active and passive safety features. Mitsubishi’s strong and rigid RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body protects occupants by employing strategic front and rear crumple zones to absorb and disperse impact, while the use of high tensile steel provides strength without the weight penalty.
In addition to ABS and EBD, the ASX comes with Active Stability Control (ASC) as standard. ASC applies brake pressure and regulates engine torque when the system detects loss of traction. This helps keep the car on the intended path. The all independent suspension (front MacPherson struts and rear multi-link, both with stabilizer bars) has been tuned for a high level of agility and stability.
Another feature is Hill Start Assist, which works to prevent the car from sliding backwards on a slope. The ASX comes with dual front airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.
The simple yet stylish cabin features quality soft touch panel and luxurious leather seats. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel and gear knob are also leather wrapped. The comprehensive equipment list also includes a 2 DIN LCD touch screen entertainment system incorporating a reverse camera, automatic air conditioning with air filter and cruise control.
There is also a full colour LCD multi information system nestled between the sporty main dials. For added convenience, the ASX comes with automatic retractable door mirrors.
The ASX was also shown to the world at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. The ASX was inspired by the Mitsubishi Concept-cX shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The show star received good response, and Mitsubishi Motors set out to build a compact crossover that carries the brand’s trademark bold design and strong driving performance.
For more information, visit your nearest Mitsubishi Motors showroom or call the Mitsubishi Motors Customer Care 


Perodua Viva Elite Edisi Eksklusif dilancarkan di Sabah


Perodua Viva Elite Edisi Eksklusif yang dilancarkan di Semenanjung Malaysia pada 11 November lepas telah dilancarkan di Sabah pada 25 November 2010 (Khamis). Varian terbaru daripada keluarga Viva itu dilengkapi beberapa ciri baru seperti tanda gred Edisi Eksklusif, rim aloi dengan warna lebih gelap, tempat duduk daripada kulit, reka bentuk eksklusif gabungan meter selain kluster tengah bergaya dengan kemasan metalik ungu.
Perodua Viva Edisi Elite Eksklusif kini boleh didapati dengan warna baru Classy Purple selain dua warna lain iaitu Midnight Blue dan Ivory White. Enjin 1.0 liter masih sama seperti varian Elite sebelumnya tanpa terdapat sebarang perubahan teknikal memandangkan varian itu hanya tertumpu kepada penambahbaikan dari sudut kosmetik sahaja. Harga yang ditawarkan untuk model itu ialah RM41,600.00 (solid) dan RM42,000.00 (metalik), harga atas jalan termasuk insuran.
Varian terbaru Viva Elite itu disasarkan kepada pelanggan wanita dan lelaki di bandar, sama ada sebagai kereta pertama atau untuk dijadikan kereta kedua. Dengan ciri-ciri lebih eksklusif dan bergaya, varian tersebut dijangka akan mendapat sambutan menggalakkan dari pelanggan yang mahukan sebuah kereta kompak dengan ciri-ciri lebih mewah dan menawan. Perodua menjangkakan varian terbaru itu akan mampu dijual sebanyak 600 unit sebulan.
Menurut Pengarah Urusan Perodua Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, Sabah merupakan pasaran yang besar untuk Perodua apabila mereka ketika ini menjual sebanyak 46 peratus kenderaan baru daripada 21,300 unit kenderaan mereka yang dijual di Malaysia Timur. Perodua juga menguasai jumlah pasaran kenderaan baru di Sabah dan Sarawak sebanyak 35 peratus. Menurutnya lagi Perodua bercadang untuk menambah penguasaan nilai pasaran di Sabah dan Sarawak daripada 14 peratus untuk jualan setakat tahun ini kepada 20 peratus dalam tempoh lima tahun.

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