Sime Darby Auto Performance ushers in the new year with expanded sales network and stronger product line-up

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Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, starts the year on a high with strategic investments in expanding its sales network. With the upcoming Porsche Centre Johor Bahru, SDAP marks another milestone for Porsche in Malaysia whilst assuring an outstanding experience for customers in the Southern region. Later this year, SDAP will also open a brand-new Porsche Centre Ara Damansara in Kuala Lumpur.

This expands the sales network to four Porsche Centres across the country by 2020, the year that Porsche anticipates to launch its first fully-electric vehicle in Malaysia, the Taycan. The recent opening of the Porsche pop-up store in Penang, which will be open to the public until May 2019, also marks the importance of the development of the business in Malaysia. To kick start 2019, SDAP is organising an Open House, which is set to take place on 19th to 20th January 2019 at all Porsche Centres nationwide.

Ushering in the year on a strong note, the Cayenne and Panamera models now come with a newly enhanced Premium Package, with additional comfort and luxury features such as 14-way power seats including memory function for both driver and front passenger, four-zone automatic climate control, automatic dimming mirrors, electrical sun blinds, ambient lighting, and BOSE Surround Sound System. In addition to the Premium Package, Power Steering Plus and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are included as standard for an even sportier driving experience.

SDAP is pleased to announce the new competitive base prices for the Cayenne and Panamera including Premium Package. The third generation Cayenne starts from RM780,000, while the second generation Panamera starts from RM890,000. Furthermore, the dream of owning a Porsche is much closer than one could imagine. Porsche 360 Financing offers a flexible financing programme that is personalized to the owners’ unique lifestyle with up to 30% lower monthly repayments, offering the opportunity to own a new Porsche from every three to five years. For example, based on 90% loan margin for five years, the new Cayenne with the base price of RM780,000 may be driven away for as low as RM9,700 per month. All Porsche vehicles sold via SDAP come with a four-year warranty and free maintenance package, which includes complimentary service, labour and parts.

“Together with Porsche Asia Pacific, the Premium Package for the Cayenne and Panamera is an initiative to enrich the product substance to elevate the customer’s ownership experience even further. We are giving a wider spread of comfort and sportiness in our vehicles, yet with even more competitive pricing. With this enhanced product line-up, we certainly look forward to a great year ahead,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP.

Arthur Willmann, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, said: “Malaysia is home of the Porsche Experience Centre Sepang, and also one of our most important markets with a strong following for the brand. We are very excited about the future potential here together with SDAP as our long-term partner, especially with regards to an even more competitive model line-up, the expansion of our sales network as well as our electrification strategy. Together we are already looking forward to the introduction of the Taycan, our first fully-electric vehicle, which will come to the market at the beginning of 2020.”

About the Cayenne
The new Cayenne combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. Its powerful turbo engines, new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and innovative display and control concept with total connectivity is taking both sport and comfort to the next level. The Cayenne, with a 3.0-litre turbo engine delivers 250 kW (340 hp), 29 kW (40 hp) more than the previous model. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in less than six seconds. This is followed by the Cayenne S, which is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol engine, delivering 324 kW (440 hp). It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds with Sport Chrono Package.

The Cayenne is based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car: The third generation of this SUV, which has also been enhanced visually, now has mixed tyres and rear-axle steering for the first time. In addition to these typical sports car features, the on-road capabilities are further improved by active all-wheel drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system. Despite its significantly extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65 kilograms less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use. For the first time, the Cayenne is available with electric rear-axle steering offering agility on bends and stability when changing lanes at high speeds. The reduced turning circle also makes everyday handling of the SUV easier.

About the Panamera
The Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon of the luxury class. In this transformation, Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept – with a four-door car that has been redeveloped and redesigned down to the last detail. Its engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis perfected, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future. The new Panamera also extends the borders between the world of ambitious sports cars and the world of comfortable cruising cars with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and three-chamber air suspension.

The second generation Panamera’s engines have been redesigned. They have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. The new bi-turbo direct injection engines in the Panamera 4S – may be equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). A V6 twin-turbo petrol engine with 324 kW (440 hp) drives the Panamera 4S and a V6 turbo petrol engine with 243 kW (330 hp) drives the entry-level Panamera.

More versatile than any other model in its class, the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo delivers 243 kW (330 hp) and 340 kW (462 hp) drives the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. With a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment volume and a 4+1 seating concept, the new Panamera Sport Turismo model offers the perfect combination of everyday usability and maximum flexibility.

To make an appointment to test drive your favourite Porsche model, please contact the following Porsche Centres near you.
Porsche Centre Glenmarie +60(3) 5030 9911
Porsche Centre Sungai Besi +60(19) 675 9911
Porsche Centre Penang +60(19) 400 9911

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