The new Ferrari 458 Italia will draw strong interest from Malaysian enthusiasts.Read the full news from Bernama below.
NAZA ITALIA OPTIMISTIC ON NEW FERRARI 458 ITALIA.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Naza Italia Sdn Bhd, the local sole importer and distributor of Ferrari cars, is confident the new 458 Italia will draw strong interest from Malaysian enthusiasts given its unique and stylish features.
“It is not about the volume. We are fulfilling customers’ dream and deliver the best-of-the-best car for them.
“And talking about Malaysia, demand for this car is always encouraging,” said Joint Group Executive Chairman Datuk SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin when asked about the sales target for the new Ferrari.
Imported from Maranello, Italy, the sports car has a starting price of RM2 million. To date, 14 units of Ferrari 458 Italia have been booked.
Speaking to reporters after the unveiling of Ferrari 458 Italia for the Malaysian market here Thursday, Faisal said: “This car exudes style, creative flair, passion and cutting-edge technology, all in one package.
“Thus I believe, this car is a must have for Ferrari fans and enthusiasts in Malaysia.”
Naza Italia has sold about 23 cars of five ferrari models, since it was granted the exclusive right in March 2008. The company has been committed in bring in a comprehensive product line from the F430, 599 GTB Fiorano, 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari California to Scuderia Spider.
Debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on Sept 15, 2009, the Ferrari 458 Italia is an eight-cylinder two-seater berlinetta with a mid-rear mounted engine and represents a genuine break with the past in terms of Maranello’s previous high performance sports cars.
It replaces the Ferrari F430 and delivers superb vehicle dynamics with an ideal weight balance for a mid-rear-engine sports car — 58 per cent rear and 42 per cent front.
It produces only 307 gramme per kilometre of carbon dioxide and has a fuel consumption of just 13.3 litre per kilometre.
To extend Naza Italia’s commitment in providing the highest level of customer care, SM Faisal said the company was offering the Ferrari Approved Pre-Owned Programme.
The programme is to ensure Ferrari customers that pre-owned cars come with full technical support, including the Ferrari Power Warranty.
Naza Italia has invested RM10 million to mark its commitment to the long-term success of the Ferrari and Maserati brands in Malaysia by setting up a one-stop 4S (sales, services, spare parts and system) centre next to Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya.