Kuala Lumpur, 30 November 2018 – The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS’18) has received dignitaries, government officials and celebrities’ visits. KLIMS’18 had the honoured visit of Duli Yang Teramat Mulia, Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin, Raja Muda Kedah on day 7 of KLIMS’18 (29 Nov). On that same day, Datuk Seri Dr. Ismail bin Hj. Bakar, Chief Secretary to the Government also came by to visit the exhibitors’ booth at KLIMS’18.

Visitors to KLIMS’18 were in for a treat when Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport Formula One racer, Valtteri Bottas, made an appearance at PETRONAS, one of the biggest booth at KLIMS’18. Valtteri was given a tour and visited the PETRONAS merchandise stores at the booth. He was also introduced to Setel, PETRONAS’ latest e-payment app for petrol. This was followed by a “Meet the Expert” session, with Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Syed M Tahir, MD/CEO of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, M Khalid M Latiff, Head of Asia Pacific, PETRONAS Lubricant International Sdn. Bhd. and Dr. Mahpuzah Abai Head of Fluid Technology Solutions, PETRONAS Group Research & Technology. The panel answered interesting questions about the PETRONAS fluid technology solutions and the type of petrol used in various race car. Valtteri also spoke about his past achievements, personal opinions on various race car models and his experience in the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which took place last week.

A long line of fans were waiting at the “Meet & Greet” session, where they had the opportunity to have their PETRONAS merchandise personally autographed by Valtteri. The highlight of Valtteri’s visit to KLIMS’18 was the Celebrity Race where he competed in a friendly racing simulator match with Malaysia’s e-Racers such as Aiman Haziq, Kei Tanaka, Ayman Aqeem Abas, Taufiq Mohyin and Lee Fong Yow. It was a very close and thrilling race, and Valtteri who had the first try at the racing simulator was unable to beat the seasoned e-Racers. Ayman Aqeem emerged first place in the Celeb Race, with Kei Tanaka being second and Aiman Haziq being third, followed by Valtteri landing fourth place.

There were plenty of giveaways at KLIMS’18. At the Toyota booth, a mystery man contest is running every day. If you can identify him by asking him “Are you all about the drive” you can walk away with RM2,000 cash. Mitsubishi is rewarding visitors with the most creative shot with the new Triton with a GoPro Hero 7 Black prize going to the best photographer. At Hyundai, if you like and follow their social media accounts and answer some simple questions, you will be able to win an Ogawa massage chair. A Huawei Nova 3 phone is up for grabs at the Osram booth for visitors who snap a creative picture with their brand ambassador. At Nissan, visitors can register and redeem a coffee/ chocolate art printed with the Nissan Leaf.

KLIMS’18 entrance fees are RM20 for adults on weekdays and RM25 on weekends; RM5 for students, children 12 years and below and senior citizens on weekdays. There is also a family package of RM40 on weekdays and RM50 on weekends for a family with up to 5 children aged 12 and below.

KLIMS’18 is held from 23 November to 2 December at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The opening hours are 11am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends. Follow KLIMS’18 on Facebook www.facebook.com/klims.com.my,instagram www.instagram.com/klims18 or logon to www.klims.com.my for more information.