MCO 3.0: Showrooms can open but test drives banned

MCO 3.0: Showrooms can open but test drives banned

The government has published updated regulations for the distribution sector as part of stricter protocols for the third movement control order being enforced starting today. The new measures are aimed at curbing a worrying spike in new COVID-19 infections in the country, which hit a staggering 7,289 cases today.

While most economic sectors will be allowed to continue operating, there are some tighter restrictions that will affect a number of industries, including the automotive industry. Car dealerships can remain open, but only those that offer sales, servicing and spare parts (3S and 4S). They will also not be allowed to conduct test drives in order to protect customers and sales staff.

The ministry of domestic trade and industry (KPDNHEP) continued to urge companies to conduct business activities either online or on an appointment basis. As previously reported, operating hours have been shortened to 8:00 am to 8:00 pm starting today until the lifting of the order, currently slated for June 7.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • Rosman on May 25, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Syukur kjaan berjaya , ekonomi negara kukuh…

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    • Angry Voters on May 26, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      how come car showrooms can open when millions of locals faced inefficient booking system for AstraZeneca. Pffttt

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      • Frozen on May 27, 2021 at 4:35 pm

        Brr! Cool story. Meanwhile over 1 million Malaysian disagrees with this comment

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      • Norlia on May 27, 2021 at 4:43 pm

        AstraZeneca booking have nothing to do with this car showroom topic.

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  • Civic Turbo 2018 on May 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Kluster Test-drive

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    • Kancil Hybrid on May 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Langkah kerajaan ketatkan PKP 3.0 merupakan tindakan paling tepat bagi mengimbangi isu kesihatan dan ekonomi.. Tengkiu gomen perihatin & bertanggungjawab… Sejuk hati rakyat marhein

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  • Mr Cent-sible on May 25, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Would anyone buy a new car, witout “test driving” it?
    Heck, even buying a 2nd hand car would warrant a test drive, right?.

    Hmmmm, I supposed buying a car now is akin buying a bunch of kangkung at wet-market.

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    • tajuddin on May 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

      Local economy is back on track. 9Year car loan is normal.

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    • Celup King on May 26, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Most who bought Perodua cars don’t care to test drive them otherwise they would have picked another car if driving feel is an important criteria on their buying choice. Buying online only saves them the hassle.

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    • Dylan on May 26, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      Last time in 2015, my parents bought a new Axia. They did not test drive. To them, if not Axia, what else to buy for less than RM35k and is hatchback.

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  • YB Albert on May 25, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    What about used car dealers?
    I think their business will collapse if no test drive is allowed.Used cars need to be driven at least a short distance to give the buyer a raw feel at least how good or bad the car is.
    THe condition should be..during non rainy days..2 windows 50 percent open to allow fresh air in.The buyer test drive,while the salesman sit behind..all with face masks and shields.Does this make more sense?

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    • Kancil Hybrid on May 26, 2021 at 11:43 am

      Buy rekon Ford Mustang & Toyota Vellphard hitam..wear full PPE.

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    • Dong gor on May 26, 2021 at 3:04 pm

      Movement is restricted, don’t buy car now lor. Park it at showroom / dealer and keep your money first. Gov allow them to open so the sales ppl still got job, not expecting buyers to go buy Ya.

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    • such a small enclosed area in the face ,wear on face how many layer also risk …

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    • Sick&Tired on May 27, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Yes that makes sense. but unfortunately, this government doesn’t believe in implementing sensible policies.

      I propose a strict 2 week lock down. What they are doing now is not helping anyone and is only prolonging the misery! It’s been almost a year, and we are even worst off than we were before.

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      • Angry Voters on May 27, 2021 at 4:38 pm

        Now with vaccination on full swing, strict lockdown no longer necessary as current lockdown is already sufficient to stop spread of Covid.

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      • Kariayam on May 27, 2021 at 7:41 pm

        It’s easy for people to say impose a 2 weeks lockdown when there are still hundreds and thousands of Malaysians barely able to keep food on their tables with their current salaries. Doing that again would crush them.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on May 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    salesman gonna say…our car goes vrooommmmm faster than ferrari bro

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  • Rakyat treated like beggars chasing vaksin.. Rakyat have full confidence in how things are being run. syabas kjaan berjaya!

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    • Safety First on May 28, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Meanwhile 10% of rakyat scheduled for vaccination choose to no go. Rakyat got treated like bcuz rakyat want to be choosy in which vaccine they want. In countries with higher vaccination rate, the rakyat there not allowed to be so choosy and even not told which vaccine they got. Here rakyat stubborn want high keras expensip vaccine but complain about slow uptake. Ini semua salah rakyat being too choozy.

      Rakyat must THINK about SAFETY FIRST and take any vaccine being given. Stop being choozy!!!! THINK SAFETY FIRST!!!

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  • george on May 26, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Can do if there is agreement you can return your car in 7 days if you are not satisfied. Better to buy car from lazada then.

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  • Duit Dia Suka Dia on May 27, 2021 at 10:26 am

    If some ppl mau test drive, wants gaya driving new car……..and willing contracting COVID19 in the process…….just let them be.

    Please dont cry father-cry mother when hospitalised.

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