Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM), together with its authorised dealer, Hap Seng Star (HSS), has opened a new Autohaus in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The second facility of its kind in East Malaysia is positioned in the heart of the city’s business district.

Also the seventh Mercedes-Benz Autohaus in Malaysia, the new RM2 million facility is located at the ground floor of Plaza Shell, at 29, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Inside, the 7,346 sq.ft. showroom floor has enough room to display up to six cars, a reception area, three customer lounges, free WiFi and an 11-man customer service team.

Speaking at the opening of the new Autohaus, MBM’s president and CEO, Dr Claus Weidner said, “HSS Kota Kinabalu is a positive step in developing our dealer network, especially in East Malaysia. Our presence in this region dates back to 1969, and our partnership with Hap Seng Star has served to strengthen it.”

In conjunction with the new HSS Kota Kinabalu Autohaus’ opening, the nearby Mercedes-Benz workshop in Inamam has also been refurbished. The 24,000 sq.ft. workshop has a work bay that is capable of handling up to 14 passenger vehicles and two commercial vehicles at once.

All in, HSS will be investing a total of RM30 million towards a long-term expansion plan in East Malaysia, which began with the HSS Miri Autohaus that opened earlier this year in May (2015).