Malaysia Autoshow 2017 Wraps Up with Almost 255,000 Visitors, 2018 Autoshow Dates AnnouncedPOSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 28 November 2017
Two weeks after its conclusion, Malaysia Autoshow 2017 continued to bring huge smiles to the faces of lucky visitors.
Making it even more exciting this year, Malaysia Autoshow chose six lucky participants from the MPOB Bio-diesel walking hunt to compete in the final challenge where they were required to answer as many questions on Malaysia Autoshow 2017 correctly within a one-minute time frame. The grand prize was a Peugeot 208 PureTech.
At this final challenge that took place at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on Monday (Nov 27), Syed Ahmad Azroee Syed Abdullah submitted the most number of correct answers and won the Peugeot 208 PureTech worth RM89,888.
The other five lucky visitors did not go home empty handed as the second winner, Cher Hang Boon won a Demak EX 90 motorcycle worth RM2,800 and four consolation winners won BHP fuel vouchers worth RM1,000 each.
The other visitors who had downloaded the MPOB game app and who were randomly selected to the final contest were Jason Tan, 47, Mohd Helmi Bakar, 28, Muhammad Nur Aizat Abdul Samad, 29, and Mohd Al Khafiz Zainal, 36.
Datuk Madani Sahari, chief executive officer of Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) took the opportunity to announce Malaysia Autoshow 2018 is slated to be held in April in MAEPS once again with many more exciting activities for visitors.
“Talking again about shifting the Malaysia Autoshow to April, we observed that the Tokyo Motor show, the Frankfurt and the Paris motor shows are held around October. We want to work with the European and Japanese OEMs to bring in some concept cars and we think an April time-line will make this possible,” said Madani.
“We have the space in MAEPS to provide an experiential Autoshow. We are a hands-on Autoshow and we’re going to develop on this. We are on the right track with almost 255,000 visitors.”
Malaysia Autoshow 2017 witnessed the preview and launch of new models by a few car marques. Honda unveiled the fastest front-wheel drive production car in the world, the Civic Type R, Perodua gave a sneak peak of its All-New Myvi, Toyota launched the facelifted Harrier while there was an exclusive debut of the KIA Stinger at this autoshow.
Besides previews and launches, other car and bike brands such as BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai, Mazda, Proton, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Volvo, Renault, Boon Siew Honda and Yamaha also showcased their products with attractive promotions and discounts specially for auto show visitors. Visitors also had the golden opportunity to test drive the vehicles that caught their fancy around a three-km route within MAEPS.
Many outdoor activities were held, as exhibitors demonstrated their products and technologies for visitors to experience in different ways. The activities included a 4×4 Experience by the X-Men team that displayed their Jungle Expedition and Explorer Land Rover while also offering taxi rides on a 100 metre off-road track, an exclusive test drive of the All-New CR-V equipped with Honda SENSING, and an exciting 4×4 taxi-ride experience on an obstacle course by Toyota. Visitors also had the opportunity of riding in high-end vehicles, the Bentley Bentayga and a Ford Mustang, as part of the Super Car Taxi Ride activity.
Another exciting highlight at Malaysia Autoshow 2017 was the first Karting Slalom event in Malaysia which drew more than 600 registrations across its three categories, which included one specially for children as young as eight years old.
Fulfilling its objective of being a platform for young Malaysians to develop their interest in a safe manner, the Karting Slalom event saw Dani Arfan Hairul Anuar (9 years, 8 months) become the youngest winner in the 8-13 age category.
Offering a platform for visitors to better understand the Malaysian automotive industry, the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Symposium (KLIAS 2017) also took place at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 and saw numerous experts share automotive insights on the latest updates in the automotive industry.
About the Malaysia Automotive Institute
Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) is an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Serving as the focal point, coordination centre and think tank for the nation’s automotive industry, it functions to enhance technology, human capital, supply chain and market outreach and aftersales capabilities of all automotive stakeholders and ecosystems. For more information on MAI, visit www.mai.org.my