The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 opened its doors, four halls worth, at MAEPS Serdang today with an extravagant display of cars varying from brand spanking new showroom models to ultra modified street weapons. Collaborating with IAM International Modified Car 2019, this four-day event will, without a doubt, set the bar for future auto shows.
Officiated by our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the auto show kicked off in the production cars hall (Hall A), with the unveiling of local heroes, the Limited Edition Perodua Bezza, of which only 50 units of the cosmetically enhanced Bezza will exist, the Proton Persona and Proton Iriz. The Proton siblings both recently received a facelift while the exclusive Bezza is only available for bookings at the Autoshow itself, so if you like what you see, hurry!
Making its first Southeast Asia appearance was the Honda Civic Type R Mugen Concept. Yes, boys and girls, age-old Honda tuning company has teased us with a Mugen iteration of the vastly popular 8th Gen Type R and it is even madder than the base car but it is finished in a striking hot red. We approve. The Honda booth is also littered with much more affordable Mugen variants such as the Jazz and CRV. Right next to the Honda booth is Toyota championing the all-new Toyota Yaris. Finally landing on our shores, the Yaris seems to be a strong contender in the B-Segment market.
BMW continues on its pursuit of eco-ism with the launch of the electric i3s. The i3s is sparkier than the i3 with a 181hp and 270Nm 8 module battery pack powering the rear wheels. Yes, that’s a city car that is rear wheel drive. Only the performance crazed geniuses from Munich could have come up with that. Oh, and it can go from 0-100kmh in just 6.9seconds. Food for thought.
Higher up in the food chain was the extremely beautiful Mazda CX-8. Bridging the gap between the CX-5 and CX-9, the CX-8 is a stunning 5 seater that can turn into a 7 seater school bus and still get you a tonne of attention on a night out. Getting in on the 7 seater action was the all-new Kia Sorento, sporting an economical diesel engine.
For those of you who are more interested in the modified car life, head over to Hall C and prepare to have your jaw dropped. An entire hall of built and modified cars ranging from Passo – Myvi builds to Pandem Kit air slammed BMW Z4s, they’ve got em all! Just make sure your phone has enough memory for all the pictures you’re going to be taking.
There are still so many more production cars for you guys to check out and if you’re considering to make any purchases, this would be the best place because there are a tonne of goodies to be given away! The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 is happening from the 11th to the 14th of April at MAEPS Serdang from 10am to 9pm, don’t miss it as tickets are just RM20 a pop and free if you’re under 12 years of age.