Test driving the latest Mercedes-Benz C180
Another privilege to have driven the Mercedes-Benz C180, its latest version. I asked permission from Jati Transport, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Brunei Darussalam, if I could drive one of their models for a commercial shoot and they offered me the Mercedes-Benz C180.
The exterior has a different feel compared to its predecessors. I’m pretty sure those who owns the previous C180 will notice the variance of the exterior. The lines, the edges and even the convex and concave surfaces have redefined the C180 model into a more vibrant first impression.
I was also happy with the interior environment of the C180. As always, a high quality finish and materials and it also gives a cultured sports styling and finite details. I like it – simple and elegant.
A few new features to share with you with the new C180. First is the “Active Lane Keeping Assist”. The system can identify an unintentional drifting out of lane, send a haptic warning (steering-wheel vibrations) to the driver, and can help to return the vehicle to the correct lane by selectively braking individual wheels. So this ideal if you are driving along the highway and have the slight tendency to lose focus. This is a great feature to keep you alert on the road.
The other feature is the “Active Blind Spot Assist”. The system makes one of the biggest dangers in road traffic visible – vehicles in the blind spot. If changing lane, for example, it can warn the driver and apply selective braking to individual wheels to avert a potential collision.If a vehicle is detected within the monitored range, a warning symbol is displayed in the driver’s exterior mirror. Should the driver overlook the warning and start to change lanes, the ESP® system can intervene actively and guide the vehicle back into the lane.
Verdict: With an affordable price for the new Mercedes-Benz C180 and not compromising with quality, this is a good purchase. Furthermore, there is the special promotion where you can get BND 1,000 voucher for Mercedes-Benz Service and maintenance, merchandises, accessories and grooming services. Visit Jati Transport Showroom or their Autohaus today.
Check out the grill
The interior feel of the new C180
Always a comfort ride. You can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz
Check out the new Mercedes-Benz C180
Mohd Shahrom bin Hj Sharbini (right) with his family and representatives from Brunei Shell Marketing and Boustead after Mohd Shahrom won the Nissan X-Trail in the final draw of BSM #BeliHelix II promotion
The five lucky winners were being feted
Brunei Shell Marketing Co Sdn (BSM) awarded its lucky winners for the recent #BeliHelix II promotion which was held at Times Square Shopping Centre two weeks ago. The promotion received an overwhelming entry of 15,000 from 8 February 2018 to 30th April 2018.
Hjh Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, Head of Commercial welcomed the winners and distinguished guests during her welcoming remarks and thanked all the customers for buying Helix products.
Mohd Shahrom bin Hj Sharbini, 40, was the lucky winner of the new Nissan X-Trail after being abled to start the engine after his third attempt. It was a close call between Mohd Shahrom and Hj Mohd Yusuf bin Hj Besar, the oldest person in the final draw as both attempted to ignite the engine of the SUV. In the end, the former was successful.
Also present during the final draw was BSM Managing Director Pg Shamhary Hj Mustapha and representatives from Boustead.
Goh Maycil won herself a Hong Kong tour package for two persons as the 1st runner-up. Second runner-up won a BND 2,500 cash card while the other consolation winners won a Macbook Air and Samsung LED TV respectively.
One of the consolation winners
Hjh Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, Head of Commercial during her welcoming remarks
Jati Transport Sdn Bhd currently is having a Mercedes-Benz Hari Raya Special in conjunction with Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.
Receive up to BND 2,000 Mercedes-Benz voucher when you book and register any Mercedes-Benz passenger car from now until 30th June 2018. The gift certificate of up to BND 2,000 will be given to all new car buyers which they can use to exchange for all new car buyers which they can use to exchange for all Mercedes-Benz merchandises, service & maintenance package, accessories and grooming services.
Call them at 244 1763 / 244 1777 or visit their showroom at Beribi showroom or the Autohaus.
The models that you can test drive 🙂
Audi Brunei to hold weekend showroom open day
As the month of Ramadhan is just around the corner, TCY Motors as the local Audi dealer welcomes the public to its Kiarong showroom this weekend to have a look at what’s on offer and test drive any of the Audi models available.
Special seasonal offers on almost all Audi models include free oil-service packages (worth $250.00) and shopping vouchers valued from $500.00 to $3000.00 (for purchase of the Audi TT Coupe). The promotion is valid until end of June.
The weekend open day will start from 9.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, everyone is welcomed with coffee and snacks available.
Mercedes-Benz Brunei customers with the management of Jati Transport at the Sepang Circuit, Malaysia recently
This was an event that I totally missed due to unforeseen circumstances. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia hosted a Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience #MBDE at Sepang Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia in the final week of April 2018. As part of the appreciation from Jati Transport, the authorized dealer for Mercedes-Benz for Brunei Darussalam, the said company invited a few of their customers to join the Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience during that weekend.
The customers were able to test drive many Mercedes-Benz models such as the awesome AMG C43, the AME C43 Coupe, the AMG GLC 43, the SLC 300 and the AMG GLA 45 to name a few.
The Brunei Mercedes-Benz owners were treated to a special driving session such as drifting and AMG Slalom to name a few. There were even lapping sessions starting from basic at 120km/h to 150km/h to a no speed limit session.
There were also certified driving instructors – Mikko Nassi, Nathan Antunes, Jake Fouracre, Dom Storey and Peter Hackett.
The selected Brunei customers were part of the Mercedes-Benz promotion where any passenger who registered a Mercedes from January 2018 to March 2018 will stand a chance for a driving experience in Sepang, Malaysia.
Be treated like superstar with our Pick up and Drop off DPAUSE Peugeot Shuttle Service. Every time you want to service your Peugeot car in our Service Centre, you can enjoy a VIP ride back in our International Awardee New Peugeot 3008 along with a Peugeot driver. Ask your respective Peugeot Sales Consultant or call Kiarong Showroom 242-6868 Service Centre 239-5101 to 02 for more details. T&C Applies.
Representatives from Honey Carsmart, DANA Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Mutahtadee Billah, SMARTER Brunei and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam during the press conference for the Honey Carsmart 4th Annual Grand Sale next weekend
Something great is happening next weekend. This time is 5 times better in terms of benefits compared to the previous annual grand sale from Honey Carsmart. From 11th May to 13th May 2018, Honey Carsmart will holding their 4th Annual Grand Sale and it is also in conjunction with the 35th year anniversary in this industry.
As part of their 35th anniversary, the company will be giving away a unique electrical scooter for the first 35 customers during the grand sale period. On top of that, all the customers who purchased cars during the grand sale, they will benefit from the 3 X 5 package – a) 3 free monthly installments b) 3 free servicing c) 3 months warranty d) 3 free car wash and polishing and e) 3 free shopping vouchers worth BND 300. Now that’s a great value for customers.
For the first time, Honey Carsmart will have the support from two financing companies (previously one) and now customers have the choice to choose between Baiduri Finance Bhd and BIBD At-Tamwil Bhd. The event partners will be Seng Hoe Huat accessories who has strong relations with Honey Carsmart and they will be displaying some of their accessories. Their audio systems and auto gadgets will be sold at attractive prizes. RedBull will be the other event partner.
Honey Carsmart will continue the tradition in supporting and giving back to the community especially to the charitable foundations notably DANA Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Mutahtadee Billah, SMARTER Brunei and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam. The company will contribute BND 300 for every unit sold within the 3 days and the charity pool will be equally distributed for donation purposes.
Last year, they managed to raise a total of BND 7,500 where 25 units were sold. This year, they are optimistic that the numbers of units sold will increase as it’s almost the festive season.
This time round there will be around 150 cars to choose. So better come down to Honey Carsmart next weekend and grab their best deal in town. You can follow updates on @honeycarsmartbrunei
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Hj Mat Sarudin Hj Ismail, Brunei Shell Marketing (2nd from left) handed the Sony TV to one of the winners, Hj Yunus Bin Hj Ahmad during the second monthly prize presentation of the #BeliHelix II Campaign
The winners with the management of Brunei Shell Marketing and Hock Siong Hin Auto Workshop
The prize presentation was held at Shell Helix Branded Workshop, Hock Siong Hin Auto Workshop in Kuala Belait yesterday. This is the 2nd monthly prize presentation before the final draw of the ongoing #BeliHelix II Promotion where the grand winner will win a brand new Nissan X-Trail this coming May 2018.
There were 5 lucky consolation monthly winners of March 2018 and congratulations to Ragayah Hj Abd Aziz for winning a return ticket to Bangkok. The other recipients, were Hj Yunus bin Hj Ahmad who won a 32” Sony TV, Chong Mui Yen who won a brand new Samsung J7 Prime, Abd Muiz bin Safwan who won a new Samsung Tab A and Hjh Marianine Hj Mohd Yussof who won a Samsung J2 Prime. Each of the winner also received 1 bottle of 4L Helix Ultra.
There were more than 4,000 participants in the ongoing #BeliHelix promotion which is a very encouraging response. The good thing about the monthly winners is that they are still eligible to be part of the grand draw where the winner will drive home a Nissan X-Trail.
Those who purchased Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40, HX-7 10W-40 and HX5 15W-40 will be eligible for the draw. They will have to purchase a pack of four liters of Shell Helix Motor Oil and fill in the lucky draw entry form.
There are 190 participating outlets (car dealers, independent workshops, high streets and petrol stations) across the Sultanate. The current promotion ends on 30th April 2018 and the grand draw will be 15th May 2018.
Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology is a next-generation, fully synthetic premium motor oil made from natural gas making it stronger and less volatile at the molecular level than those made from traditional crude. Key benefits include performance through engine stress, superior protection against wear, protecting the engine in extreme temperatures and it is designed for ultimate power and performance. Engine manufacturer partners including BMW Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport, Maserati and Scuderia Ferrari use and trust Shell Helix Ultra. The Shell Helix portfolio is suitable for both diesel and gasoline engines.
Francis Wong, Managing Partner of HSHAW, thanked the customers and BSM for their continuous support. Their business has been favourable ever since the #BeliHelix promotion
The workshop at HSHAW at Kuala Belait
The workshop at HSHAW at Kuala Belait
A designated driver will be available for Audi customers to be shuttled to his or her destination.
As the sole Audi dealer/importer, T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd recently introduced another service for its Audi customers where the company now provides complimentary shuttle service for customers at its Service Centre at the Lambak Industrial Area.
This is part of its efforts to improve services to local Audi customers in the After Sales department.
Customers who drop off their Audi vehicles for servicing or repairs will be chauffeured in an Audi A8 to their destination within Brunei. There’s an average of at least 60 Audi customers a month who send their Audis for servicing.
“This new service will be also incorporated into the new Audi Service Centre (also located at Lambak Industrial Area) that is expected to start operations sometime this year,” said John Tan of TCY Motors Sdn Bhd.
Members of the local press/media were yesterday invited to experience the service. For further inquiry and bookings please call 2395101/102 during operating hours.
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