At last, the new BMW X1 arrives in Malaysia with the price of X1 between RM263,800 to RM299,800. This cheapest BMW X series will surely increase BMW Malaysia sales this year due to the sports and stylish looking X1 is offered with a quite affordable price for BMW car fans. Anyway, it is not so cheap but it is the alternative buy instead of the expensive X6. This BMW X1 has the genetic of X6 design actually. Read further news from bernama below.
NEW BMW X1 SAV IN MALAYSIA !
KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (Bernama) — BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects sales of its X-series model this year to increase by 20 per compared with 15 per cent last year.
Its managing director, Geoffrey Briscoe, said an encouraging sales would continue to be driven by its existing and the new BMW X1 sports activity vehicle (SAV), which set the benchmark in motor vehicle innovation.
“The new model is an example of low-emission motoring in Malaysia as it is the first of its kind with carbon dioxide emissions below 170 grams per kilometre,” he said at media launch of BMW X1 here Wednesday.
Also present was Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Dr Ong Tee Keat.
BMW Malaysia sold 3,564 units of BMW models last year, excluding the Mini Cooper and motorcycles.
Currently, the BMW X1 is available in the form of the diesel-powered BMW X1 xDrive20d with the price tag of RM299,800, while the petrol-driven BMW X1 sDrive 18i, which would be available by June 2010, is priced RM263,800.
Briscoe said the SAV was designed to meet the needs of the increasingly dynamic modern lifestyle and youthful customers who were looking for contemporary sport-centric design with superior engine performance and fuel efficiency.
“The BMW X1 incorporates driving dynamics and safety that achieved the highest score of five stars, the maximum score possible on the most important crash test procedure in Europe — The Euro NCAP crash test,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ong said the government hoped more companies, institutions and individuals would take proactive active to further encourage the growth and introduction of sustainable green technologies and alternatives in Malaysia.
He said these efforts would not only contribute to the preservation of the country’s resources and environment but encourage further awareness of sustainable technologies among citizens.
“The government has committed itself to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the country to 40 per cent by 2020,” he said.