A car subscription service may seem like a faraway dream for us Malaysians, but it’s soon becoming a reality. Renault distributor TC Euro Cars is trialling just such a service, the Renault Subscription Pilot, which is currently being offered exclusively to Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH), Warisan Tan Chong Holdings (WTCH) and APM employees.

Two models are available, the Captur and Koleos. The smaller Captur costs RM999 per month (less than the monthly instalment on a nine-year, 90% loan), and there’s also a commitment-free 30-day free trial from now until June 30. The Koleos, meanwhile, is priced at RM1,999 per month for the 2WD model and RM2,399 for the Signature 2WD. The company provides the option of a six-month, one-year or two-year tenure, although customers can terminate at any time.

It also touts a number of benefits such as zero downpayment (although a refundable security deposit of RM2,500 for the Captur and RM3,500 for the Koleos is applicable) and the inclusion of insurance and road tax in the monthly fee. Also covered are scheduled servicing costs (every 10,000 km), but wear-and-tear items like tyres, brakes and dampers are on the onus of the customer.

For the rest of us, the Captur is priced at RM107,980 (RM113,300 for the Captur+), while the Koleos is priced at RM173,840 for the 2WD and RM187,614 for the Signature 2WD. While the service is currently limited to employees of the aforementioned companies, it could be offered in a larger scale in the not-too-distant future, although TC Euro Cars remains mum on that prospect. Would you subscribe to such a service in Malaysia?