NAZA GROUP HANDS OVER 200 SUVS AND MOTORCYCLES FOR THE MALAYSIAN F1 GP 2011

April 05 2011


KUALA LUMPUR, 5 APRIL 2011 – The NAZA Group of Companies today presented some 145 Chevrolet Captiva SUVs and 55 Harley Davidson motorcycles to be used by the Sepang International Circuit for the upcoming 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix.

The vehicles are courtesy of NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor for the Chevrolet brand in Malaysia, while the motorcycles were from NAZA Prestige Bikes Sdn Bhd, the sole importers of the Harley Davidson brand.

NAZA Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman Datuk Wira Haji SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin presented the mock keys for the SUVs as the official course cars and motorcycles to SIC Chairman Dato’ Mokhzani Mahathir at a ceremony at the newest Chevrolet 3S Centre in Jalan Ampang.

These SUVs and motorcycles will be used as the official vehicles of by SIC, the promoter and host of the 13th edition of the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix scheduled from 8th till 10th Aprill 2011.

“NAZA Quest and NAZA Prestige Bikes are proud to be associated with the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix, which is one of the most premier racing events in the country,” Datuk Wira Haji SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin said.

“This partnership is an extension of the NAZA Group’s involvement in Formula 1 racing. As a Malaysian conglomerate, it is our duty and responsibility to support and promote Malaysian sporting events as it is a great opportunity for us to promote our country, our culture and our way of life to the international sporting world,” he added.

The NAZA Group’s involvement in Formula 1 began when it was appointed as the sole dealer of Ferrari in Malaysia via NAZA Italia Sdn Bhd. The company has been an avid supporter of the F1 race as a means to promote Malaysia as a sporting tourism hub.

Besides that, the NAZA Group has also been promoting two-wheel sporting events in Malaysia such as the inaugural South East Asia Harley Owners Group Rally in June 2010 and the first Asia Ducati Week in October 2010, which drew owners of these two international motorcycle brands from all over the globe to experience the wonders that Malaysia had to offer.

SIC welcomed the contribution from NAZA Group and thanked Datuk Wira SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin for his kind generosity, adding that it was timely that the country’s most active promoter of racing events worked closely together with the country’s automotive giant.

END

NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd

NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd is an associate company of NAZA Motor Trading Sdn Bhd which is part of the NAZA Group of Companies. NAZA Quest is the sole and exclusive authorized distributor of General Motors products under the Chevrolet brands in Malaysia.

Started its operation in early March 2010, the company currently distributes Chevrolet brands like the Cruze and Captiva.

Its’ current dealer network of 18 in key market centres, are being expanded to have a better regional coverage in preparation for a bigger volume and to give our customers a better service experience.

For more information, visit www.chevrolet.com.my

ABOUT NAZA PRESTIGE BIKES SDN BHD

NAZA Prestige Bikes Sdn Bhd is a member of the NAZA Group of Companies.

NAZA Prestige Bikes Sdn Bhd is the sole authorized dealer for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, clothes and accessories. Currently the sole importer of the iconic motorcycle, Harley-Davidson of Kuala Lumpur’s comprises motorcycle and general merchandise showrooms, a large fully equipped and air-conditioned service centre, and offices fully online with Harley-Davidson’s worldwide dealer support database.

Each and every Harley, as the motorcycle is commonly referred to, that goes through the service centre will have its details registered online with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. These will include year of make, chassis and engine numbers for identification, service history, part changes, accessory or performance packs as well as general condition of the vehicle.

Committed to provide an uncompromising level of service and quality to existing owners of Harleys, HDKL is equipped with competent and specially trained personnel. Employees of “Harley-Davidson of Kuala Lumpur” are sent to various Harley-Davidson Training Centres worldwide for essential training in all aspects of operations, sales, after sales and customer quality assurance as well as vehicle handling. Further training and certification programs with Harley-Davidson are scheduled accordingly to ensure Harley-Davidson’s customers obtain nothing but the best of services.

The NAZA Group of Companies, through its other companies, represents various marques i.e. NAZA, Brabus, Porsche, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, KIA, Peugeot, Chevrolet, Piaggio, Aprilia, Vespa, Gilera and Ducati apart from having non-automotive businesses in the hospitality industry locally and abroad, prestige limousine services, property development, public transportation and a host of other activities.

It also boasts the Largest Motor Showroom in Malaysia, as recognized by the Malaysian Book of Records, for its establishment of the NAZA AUTO MALL in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, which has on display up to 2,000 cars and bikes at any given time.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL:

T. Yogendra

Corporate Communications

NAZA Group of Companies

Tel: 03-7953 2888 Ext 219

Mobile: 019 222 9686