KLIMS'18: Getting rid of Monday blues with a motor show

By JAY WONG | 26 November 2018

From left - Eydzuan with friends Afiq and Ho in  front of the Lexus showcase.

KUALA LUMPUR: The curse of the 'Monday Blues' have been swept aside for those attending the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Each individual booth at the show had nothing short of inquisitive and curious people coming to view their latest offerings.

One such attraction for Muhammad Eydzuan was the Lexus LC 500.

"I saw the LC 500 pass by one day and it struck me as a beautiful grand tourer with a 'lethal' engine sound. It's too bad we can't go inside," said the 21 year-old who just finished his internship.

Next to the Japanese luxury carmaker's showcase is the Toyota exhibit where Muhammad Afiq bin Amom, a 24 year old graduate, was amazed by the Toyota FT12 concept car.

"This is one cool concept car and I just hope something real comes out of this one day soon," he quipped.

02 From left - Muhammad Afiq bin Amom with friends Ho Jin Kim and Muhammad Eydzuan bin Rosley in front of the Lexus showcase
From left - Afiq with friends Ho and Eydzuan at the Lexus showcase.

At the Peugeot stand, just opposite from Toyota and Lexus, Ho Jin Kim found the 3008 sport utility vehicle (SUV) more of an appeal, thanks to its practicality.

"This French SUV is quite interesting and stylish in its design. I think the interior is very well laid out, ergonomic and intuitive," said the 24 year-old who works in the public relations department of a company.

KLIMS'18 features more than 74 brands of vehicles and automotive products spanning over six exhibition halls, which covers two levels at MITEC.

Participating automotive brands include CAM, Citroen, Daihatsu, DS, Ford, Grand Max, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Petronas Motorsports, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Proton, Tata, Toyota and UD Trucks.

KLIMS18 - Proton
Opening hours of the show are from 11am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends.

Every entrance ticket purchased stands a chance to win either a Toyota C-HR, a Honda City or a Perodua Myvi through a lucky draw.

Entrance tickets secured via online at AirAsia Red Tix are also entitled to win a fortnightly draw with AirAsia return flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bali, Taipei, Jakarta and Shanghai as well as the grand draw to Tokyo.

To purchase tickets online, log on to https://airasiaredtix.com or the KLIMS'18 website www.klims.com.my. Entrance fees are RM20 on weekdays and RM25 on weekends.

For children aged three to 12 years old, entrance tickets are RM5 and students/senior citizens are charged RM5 (weekdays only).

There is also a family package where parents and up to five children aged 12 years old and below are charged RM40 (weekdays) and RM50 (weekends).

Those with special needs (with handicapped card/physically handicapped) get free entry together with one accompanying person.

Star Media Group is the official media partner of KLIMS’18.