The show is on the road with the 16th edition of the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 after it was officiated yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi – and it promises to offer something for everyone, in automotive sense, throughout the next three days till the 12th of November.

What I’d strongly recommend you to look out for is a huge white outdoor tent, just outside of the main exhibition area (Hall A) with the word “Toyota” on it with a huge poster saying “Hilux & Fortuner Test Drive Event” –  it’s possibly the most exhilarating thing you can do this weekend.

That’s because you’d be taken on taxi rides in the new Hilux and Fortuner, through a series of ramps which puts them in the most compromising positions to demonstrate how the Active Traction Control (A-TRC) systems help get the vehicles out of the stickiest situations.

You’d also be driven up a ramp (which might be a little nervy for those with a fear of heights) – with a 35-degree inclination followed by another 35-degree slope for a demonstration of the the vehicle’s Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and the Downhill Assist Control (DAC).

Elsewhere there is also a course specifically prepared through a tricky and unapologetic muddy terrain where the Active Traction Control (A-TRC) would be put to the test.

At the main exhibition area, Toyota will be displaying the new Harrier and the C-HR, and one of the cars participating in the Vios Challenge One-Make race series happening 25th-26th November 2017.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.