News round-up from Ford, MINI, Hyundai, Kia

By CARSIFU | 10 June 2020

Savings with Ford's 'Service Relief Promotion'

Ford distributor Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) has announced a "Service Relief Promotion" with savings of up to 20% for vehicle service and parts starting today till July 30 to provide customers with more savings and peace of mind during these challenging times.

Customers can benefit when they make a vehicle service appointment at any Ford authorised service centre from today till July 30, 2020.

SDAC is offering further savings of up to 20% on selected parts and customers can also enjoy a 20% discount on brake and timing belt packages, up to 20% discount on lubricant package, on top of the 10% labour discount for the said packages.

Here is the list of Ford operational service centres.

Limited to 3,000 units: the MINI John Cooper Works GP

So you want to stand out even with a John Cooper Works (JCW) MINI? The carmaker's got your back as they roll out the limited edition MINI John Cooper Works GP.

How does it stand out from the rest?


Racing Grey metallic for the body and the contrast colour Melting Silver metallic for the roof, JCW rear spoiler and mirror caps, have been reserved exclusively for the coachwork livery of the new MINI JCW GP so far.


Together with the black engine bonnet scoop, black door handles and black fuel lid they now highlight the intimate relationship between the two extreme athletes.

The 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels in the design John Cooper Works Cup Spoke are emblazoned with the “GP” badge on the centre caps.

The Piano Black headlight surrounds and the blackened inner parts for the headlights and rear lights, the black MINI logo on the bonnet and tailgate, as well as the entry strips, which also bear the “GP” logo, additionally highlight the impressive appearance of the vehicles fitted with the new JCW GP Pack.

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Keep warm and save energy with Hyundai and Kia

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have revealed new details of their innovative heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

Hyundai and Kia’s heat pump is a leading heat management innovation that maximizes the distance that Hyundai and Kia EVs can travel on a single charge, scavenging waste heat to warm the cabin.

It enables EV drivers to heat their car’s cabin in cold weather without significantly impacting electric driving range, unlike other EVs.

READ MORE: The record-breaking Hyundai Kona

The new system scavenges waste heat from an increased number of sources for optimum cold-weather EV range.

These innovations mean that Hyundai and Kia EVs offer more consistent range in temperatures where other EVs start to see a significant decline in the distance possible from a single charge.

Equipped with the latest heat pump technology, the Kona Electric proved this in a recent test in Norway, the most advanced EV market in the world.

This is an excerpt from the original press release.