Naza Italia has been appointed the sole importer and distributor by Maserati Italy for its complete range of Quattroporte and GranTurismo super luxury cars in Malaysia. Naza Italia is a young company but has secured two impressive brands, Ferrari and Maserati.
Read the detail news from Bernama below:-
NAZA ITALIA GETS MASERATI DEALERSHIP IN MALAYSIA
The Naza Group Of Companies, via its subsidiary, Naza Italia Sdn Bhd, will soon be launching the highly desirable and respected Italian luxury marque, Maserati, in the Malaysian market.
Naza Italia has been appointed the sole importer and distributor by Maserati Italy for its complete range of Quattroporte and GranTurismo super luxury cars in Malaysia.
The company will make an official announcement on Thursday.
This development marks another milestone for the company, less than a year after the company was appointed the Ferrari dealership in April 2008.
“We are so proud that as a young company, Naza Italia has secured two impressive brands, Ferrari and Maserati, within the group,” its group chief executive officer SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin told Bernama in an interview.
“The appointment shows the trust and commitment that Italian companies have in our capability to marketing such luxury cars in the Malaysian market,” he said.
Faisal said the overwhelming response received by Naza Italia since its appointment as Ferrari distributor has prompted the company to set up one of Asia-Pacific s largest showrooms and 4S centres (four service centres) dedicated to serve Ferrari and Maserati car owners.
Naza Automall Petaling JayaThe RM10 million centre, located next to the Naza Automall Petaling Jaya, is expected to commence operations by end of March.
“The new centre will be one of the largest facilities outside Italy because what we are delivering to Malaysia and is something different from other importers, a true brand ownership experience,” he said.
Describing 2009 as an exciting year for the company, he said the enthusiast luxury car market in Malaysia could expect a lot of interesting products and whole brand experience for Maserati and Ferrari soon.
Faisal pointed out that sales of Ferrari have shown an encouraging sign despite the global economic slowdown.
Todate, there are about 400 units of Ferrari sold in the Malaysian market priced more than one million ringgit each.
“Our luxury car segment is not very much affected for the time being as the product that we are dealing with are very much of the upper group of clientele and the production is very limited,” he said.
He said it was timely for buyers to purchase imported cars, especially used cars, during the economic slowdown as prices are coming down.
“Buyers should also take advantage of the depreciation of the pound sterling,” said the eldest son of the late Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, the founder of Naza Group of Companies.
Asked who now manages the group, Faisal said he was responsible for the growth of 24 multi companies under Naza Group which are spread over eight sectors.
The companies under him are Naza Motor Trading, Naza Italia, Naza-Brabus Motor, NZ Wheels, Naza Premier Auto, Naza Mekar, Naza Wheels, Naza Ventures, Naza Prestige Bikes, Next Bike and Naza Bikers Dream.
His younger brother, SM Nasarudin, has been given the task of helming three automotive companies namely, Nasim (Peugeot), Naza Kia, Naza brand of cars, hotel and food and beverage.
The youngest brother, SM Faliq, heads the group s leading property development firm, Naza TTDI.
“All of us have been appointed group chief executive officers of our respective companies and we are reporting directly to the board of directors of the Naza Group that consists of the whole family members, including my mother, sisters and uncles, he said.
Faisal denied rumours that there was an internal conflict among family members.
He, however, stressed, that the directors were committed to further grow and expand the group’s business so as to propel the Malaysian auto group into a successful international company.
“We are committed towards the direction where my late father wanted to see Naza Group growing, that is, at the same level with India’s TATA Group and other big auto conglomerates in the world,” he said.
Moving forward, Faisal said Naza Bikes Sales and Distribution Sdn Bhd planned to export 500 units of its motor bikes to Iran by the middle of next month.
He said the five-year-old company was eyeing to capture 10 percent of the motorbike market in Iran in the next five years due to high demand.
We have a strong partner in Iran and I was told that there are 700,000 vehicle registrations a year,” he added.
The company has a manufacturing plant in Shah Alam, with a production capacity of between 25,000 and 30,000 units of motorcycles a year.
It offers affordable sport bikes with prices ranging from RM7,000 to RM25,000 a unit.