Malaysian market teased with new generation of EVs from BMW

The new iX xDrive40 is now available for pre-booking on the BMW Shop Online platform at a fee of RM5,000.

KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia has demonstrated its further commitment to shape the future of mobility in Malaysia, hinting at the arrival of a new-generation of fully Electric BMW i innovations to the country. 

BMW Malaysia managing director Hans de Visser said the company’s success here today cemented by its position as the leader in electrified mobility here.

Visser said the position was underlined by an impressive delivery of over 2,200 units of electrified vehicles last year alone.

“The incoming fleet of electric vehicles from BMW i will present all the best possibilities of Sheer Electric Driving Pleasure to loyal BMW customers and EV enthusiasts alike in Malaysia, with no compromise. 

“More importantly, it will also drive the All-New Sustainability Strategy for the BMW Group in Malaysia,” he said. 

As the arrival of the next-generation BMW i fleet welcomes a new era of electromobility in the country, BMW  Malaysia also has its eyes set on rapidly expanding the BMW i dealer network to key cities nationwide. 

DC fast chargers will be installed at all BMW i dealers for public use to further accelerate the availability of charging infrastructures in Malaysia, along with rapid-charging DC chargers to be made available for quick on-the-go charging at selected dealerships nationwide.

Visser said the company looked forward to reigniting local interest and uptake for electromobility, in foresight of the much-discussed upcoming low carbon mobility blueprint. 

It has partnered with GreenTech Malaysia from the very beginning to grow the local charging infrastructure network as part of its key strategies to shift Malaysia towards a low carbon mobility future. 

“Moving forward, we aim to give Malaysians the confidence to choose electric for their next – or even first, drive. 

“In fact, there are more plans set to activate in the upcoming months that will encourage a positive reception of this future-focused way of mobility, of which we hope will also be strengthened by the upcoming revision of government policies towards electromobility,”he said.

The details of the first-ever BMW iX xDrive40, the first-ever iX xDrive40 Sport, and the first-ever iX xDrive50 Sport were revealed alongside the anticipated first-ever iX3 and the first-ever i4 eDrive40. 

The reveal of the upcoming electric vehicle portfolio also sets to underline the premium automaker’s sustainable mobility strategy in the country moving forward.

The new iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport are now available for pre-booking on the BMW Shop Online platform at a fee of RM5,000. 

Owners of electric vehicles from the BMW i portfolio can also enjoy battery warranty of up to eight years or 160,000 kilometer (km), whichever comes first. 

Additionally, the first 50 customers to pre-book the iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport will receive an exclusive pre-booking advantage, consisting of a complimentary charging Installation and a complimentary one-year public charging acccess. 

This advantage will be available until September 22, 2021 with terms and conditions apply.

Source: New Straits Times


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