With many auto brands and models placed under one roof at the Mid Valley Megamall here, car enthusiasts who came said they considered it to be among the best “one-stop” centres to make a booking.
“I am looking for a big car for the family. It is very convenient as all the vehicles are placed in one place,” said 34-year-old pilot Ajay Yadav.
Tuition teacher Johnson Lim, who came to check out the Nissan Serena and Proton X70, said he saved a lot of time not having to shop around different showrooms.
Housewife Norhodda Daud, 55, was also eyeing the Proton X70.
“My daughter and I had never found the time to visit the showroom. But here, we can do our shopping and also see the X70 at the same time!” said Norhodda who hails from Seremban.
The participating auto brands are Isuzu, Honda, Volvo, BMW, Proton, Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Ford.
There are 20 vehicles on display, ranging from the latest budget and premium sedans to sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pick-up trucks, hatchbacks and multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs).
Among them are BMW’s latest G20 3 Series, with a 330i M Sport model also displayed, as well as Volvo’s elegant yet powerful S90 flagship sedan.
The Volvo XC90 full-sized SUV is also available for viewing, alongside the multiple-award winner XC60 plug-in hybrid which won last year’s coveted “Car of the Year” title as well as the “Best Mid-size Luxury SUV/Crossover” and “Best Hybrid Vehicle” titles in the 2018 CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards.
As for pick-up trucks, Isuzu brought in its line-up of D-Max trucks including a new Z Prestige variant which has the latest design cues as well as two accessory packages.
Ford brought its new “heavyweight” pick-up contenders – the Ranger Wildtrak 2.0-litre Bi-turbo, and the Ranger Raptor which is the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific.
The Ranger Raptor, targeted at off-roaders, in the new Absolute Black colour made its public debut at the auto show.
A cash rebate of up to RM6,000 is being offered for the Ranger Wildtrak while those who book the Raptor will receive an exclusive limited edition Ranger Raptor bomber jacket and car air purifier.
Besides the popular City compact sedan, Honda is showcasing its HR-V RS variant which comes with premium features such as a multi-angle rearview camera, eight-way driver’s power seat, full leather seats, Honda LaneWatch camera, cruise control and paddle shifters.
Proton, besides the popular X70 SUV, is also showcasing the Exora MPV and Saga.
For those with a love for the outdoors should check out the Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X pick-up truck with the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine and Outlander SUV.
Subaru is displaying the Forester mid-sized five-seater SUV and its popular XV crossover, both of which are known for their powerful Boxer engines.
Nissan is showcasing its latest family-friendly vehicles – the X-Trail Hybrid and the sporty-looking Serena J Impul MPV.
During the weekend, children will be entertained by Cellworm Crax the clown who will create free balloon sculptures.
Visitors who complete a CarSifu survey will be rewarded with Himalaya Pastilles peppermint candy for a throat-soothing fresh breath.
Toyo Tires and Silverstone are the official tyre partners for both the 2019 CarSifu Auto Show as well as the Editors’ Choice Awards.
Organised by Star Media Group Bhd, the show is located on the ground floor concourse of the shopping mall, and is open from 10am to 10pm daily until Sunday.