2019 CarSifu Auto Show: All eyes on SUVs

By RIZAL JOHAN | 4 April 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and crossovers on display at the 2019 CarSifu Auto Show is drawing a lot of attention from visitors what with the variety of cars on display at the Ground Floor Concourse in Mid Valley Megamall.

The participating brands with SUVs on offer are Subaru displaying the Forester mid-sized five-seater SUV and the popular XV crossover, Nissan with the X-Trail Hybrid, Proton with the X70, Honda is featuring the HR-V RS variant, Mitsubishi has the Outlander and Volvo with the premium  XC90 and XC60.

"I'm impressed with the Honda HR-V RS and Proton X70 but I'm leaning more towards the HR-V because of its looks and features," said Ezreen Hisham who was checking out the cars during her lunch break.

Besides SUVs, there are 20 vehicles on display, ranging from the latest budget and premium sedans to pick-up trucks,  and multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs).

Other brands on display include BMW, Isuzu and Ford.Also on display are pick-up trucks as Isuzu has its line-up of D-Max trucks including a new Z Prestige variant with new design cues as well as two accessory packages. Ford brought its latest heavyweight pick-up contenders – the Ranger Wildtrak 2.0-litre Bi-turbo, and the Ranger Raptor which is available in a new Absolute Black colour.

A crowd gathers around the Proton X70 at the 2019 CarSifu Auto Show.
A crowd gathering around the Proton X70 at the 2019 CarSifu 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.

Mitsubishi has the Triton VGT Adventure X pick-up truck with the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine and Outlander SUV.

Visitors who complete a CarSifu survey will walk away with Himalaya Pastilles peppermint candy.

Get a taste of Himalaya Pastilles at the CarSifu Auto Show.
Get a taste of Himalaya Pastilles at the CarSifu Auto Show.

"It may seem strange for Himalaya Pastilles to participate at the CarSifu Auto Show but our purpose is to let people know that this peppermint flavoured pastille is not only minty but helps keep drivers awake too," said its marketing manager Andrew Lim which sponsored 2,000 packets of Himalaya Pastilles at the CarSifu Auto Show.

Himalaya Pastille is available in all leading pharmacies and retailers and is distributed by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd in West Malaysia and KV Distributors Sdn Bhd in East Malaysia. The brand ambassador is Goh Liu Ying, Olympic Silver Medalist, Badminton Mixed Doubles.

Families with children who visit the show during the weekend will be entertained by Cellworm Crax the clown.

The 2019 CarSifu Auto Show is organised by Star Media Group Bhd and Toyo Tires and Silverstone are the official tyre partners for the 2019 CarSifu Auto Show as well as the Editors’ Choice Awards.

The 2019 CarSifu Auto Show is taking place at the Ground Floor Concourse,  Mid Valley Megamall from 10am to 10pm daily until Sunday.