MAI Revs Up Preparation For Malaysia Autoshow 2017Auto News
All set to take place from 9 to 12 November 2017, the preparations for the upcoming Malaysia Autoshow 2017 are now taking place at full speed says show organizer, Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI).
Dubbed as the largest autoshow in Malaysia as the event will cover more than a combined area of 50,000 square feet, the Malaysia Autoshow 2017, which will be taking place at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), will play host to a wide array of activities in addition to having manufacturers showcasing and selling their vehicles.
Firstly, there is the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Symposium (KLIAS); a three-day-long forum which is being held for the first time to promote Malaysia as the regional hub for Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) featuring speakers from the local automotive scene as well as other countr
In addition to the symposium, there will also be a Kart Slalom series; a timed go-kart slalom course that was sanctioned by FIA, designed for people who have never competed in motorsports before.
Plus, there will also be an off-roading section, new car launches, and other family oriented activities to make sure that non-car people, women and children have just as much fun as the rest of the visitors.
One of the main highlights of this year's Malaysia Autoshow is the MAI Car of the Year awards that will be presented a day before the show. According to MAI, winners from over 30 categories will be announced on 8 November 2017, the night before the Autoshow is officially open to the public, in an effort to assist car buyers in choosing award winning products.
Also for the first time, the nominees for Car of the Year is open to all cars currently on sale.
“We are fine tuning our preparations for the Malaysia Autoshow 2017,” said Dato’ Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer of MAI. “More than 80% of the exhibition space has been sold and the majority of the mass market brands will be participating. Outdoor activities such as off-roading will be held, including the first Kart Slalom in the country. Other events are being finalised and will be announced closer to the show,” he added.
To make the autoshow even more enticing for visitors, one lucky visitor will stand a chance to drive away with a brand new Peugeot 208 PureTech worth RM89,888. All one has to do to be eligible to win the car is download the Malaysian Autoshow mobile app.
The Malaysian Autoshow mobile app will be available for download closer to show dates, on both iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. Besides allowing visitors to be in the running to win the Peugeot 208 PureTech, users will be able to request for test drives of their favourite cars at the event and vote for the People’s Choice Car of the Year Award. The app will also provide push notifications to visitors, information on exhibitors, as well as directions on getting to the venue.
A number of exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance. Among them being Proton, Perodua, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai, KIA, BMW, Volvo, Peugeot, Renault, and Land Rover.