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A Brief, Brief History of Malaysia Autoshow

In just a few short years, the Malaysia Autoshow has transformed to emerge as an expansive showcase of the country’s automotive prowess. Let’s take a journey through the evolution of this remarkable event.

2015: The ASEAN Autoshow Debut

In 2015, Malaysia, as the chair of the ASEAN, proudly hosted the event at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre. Dubbed the ASEAN Autoshow, the event in November featured an offroad demonstration track and showcased the classic car collection of HRH Sultan of Selangor.

2016: A Shift in Identity

The following year, the event underwent a rebranding, becoming the Malaysia Autoshow. Held again at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, the 2016 edition made a mark by introducing electric cars and buses for the first time, with over 60 models on display.

2017: New Venue, New Heights

In a significant move, the Autoshow relocated to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) for the first time in 2017. This edition saw more than 170 exhibitors and the introduction of a 3km test drive route, the longest in the event’s history. Activities such as karting slalom, 4×4 taxi rides, advanced car safety demonstrations, and concerts enriched the visitor experience.

2018: Intelligent Mobility Takes Center Stage

Remaining at MAEPS, the 2018 Autoshow featured the Intelligent Mobility Experience, Free Car Inspection, Obstacle Course, and an off-road driving experience. The 3km test drive track became a staple, offering enthusiasts an immersive experience.

2019: Diverse Offerings and Unforeseen Pause

With over 100 models on display, the 2019 edition introduced the International Auto Modified (IAM), a 3km test track, MARii Mobility Hall, Robot Combat, and the Autonomous Vehicle Challenge. Little did the organizers know that this would be the last Autoshow before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a hiatus until 2023.

2023: Resilience and Expansion

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Malaysia Autoshow made a triumphant return in 2023. It became the largest show ever, showcasing over 200 models. The event expanded with additional halls, including a premium hall featuring an oval-shaped indoor runway for displaying cars. Notably, a dedicated hall for motorcycles was introduced, emphasizing the diverse facets of the automotive industry. The test track was extended to 4.5km, making it the longest ever at the Autoshow.

The Malaysia Autoshow has indeed come a long way since its inception, evolving with the times and overcoming challenges. As it continues to adapt and grow, the future of this event seems promising, promising more innovations and excitement for automotive enthusiasts in Malaysia and beyond.


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