Malaysia Autoshow 2023 at MAEPS, Serdang from 4 May to 7 May 2023
The Malaysia Autoshow 2023 is on at MAEPS, Serdang from Thursday 4 May to Sunday 7 May 2023. It’s not just a car show but a showcase for vehicles whether two-wheel, four-wheeled or driverless – Proton and Perodua both have autonomous cars at the Autoshow.
Proton has launched a 20th anniversary special R3 livery for the Proton X50 SUV, limited to 200 units. Meanwhile, Perodua has an EV scale model on display, complete with performance specs which they target to have on the road by 2030. It’s not a pipe dream but a future reality. More details are in the video below.
In Hall A1 is BMW along with sibling brands MINI and BMW Motorrad. The BMW iX1 SUV was launched at the Autoshow media preview. Mercedes-Benz is in Hall A1 too with the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, also launched during the media preview. The four-door coupé is Mercedes-AMG’s first performance hybrid and the most powerful series-production model of the brand to date. Other brands at Hall A1 are Lotus with their recently launched electric SUV and Malaysian-brand Bufori with the Geneva. If you like the Fiat Multipla, then the Bufori Geneva might appeal to you.
Hall A is considerably larger. Most of the car brands are in this hall. These include Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Perodua, Proton, Toyota and Volkswagen.
The brands from China also have a strong presence at the Autoshow in Hall A. Catch Ora Good Cat and their charming EV saloons on display in an array of colours. Next to Ora is parent company Great Wall Motors (GWM) who make Haval. Also from China is Chery, recently returned to Malaysia, with the Omoda 5 and Tiggo8 Pro on display. Chery has also signed an MOU with Sime Darby to assemble cars in Malaysia.
There’s a hall for electric vehicles for the first time, Hall D. Exhibitors include the Peugeot E-2008, Volvo, a mobile charging van, charging solutions and a new EV brand from China, Neta. Neta launched the Neta V compact SUV at RM99,800, the most affordable EV SUV in Malaysia.
If motorbikes are more your thing, then head to Hall C. It’s not just motorbikes in Hall C though. Accessories like helmets, riding wear, lubricants, re-upholsterers and custom floor mats are also in C. The bikes include Aprilla, KTM, Suzuki, Kawasaki and new electric motorbike brand, Aveta.
There are test drives available as well as pre-owned cars for sale at Malaysia Autoshow 2023. If you’re a tag-along and the Autoshow is not your cup of tea, there are lots of food and drink trucks between the exhibition halls so you can park yourself at a table to while away the time instead.