KLIMS 2024 – MAA looking to have a KL International Motor Show next year, six years after the last edition

KLIMS 2024? For real? There are plans. At this morning’s 2022 review by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), president Datuk Aishah Ahmad said that there’s a possibility of a KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) happening next year.

“Motor show, maybe 2024. I hope you all (the media) will support us,” she said when asked if there are plans for another edition of KLIMS, which last happened in late 2018.

There are no shortage of car shows these days, but KLIMS will always be the biggest and best supported. That’s because it’s owned and organised by MAA, which is the automotive manufacturers’ club – surely all brands will support and put on a great show at their own event.

What was your first memory of the KL motor show? Mine was when I was around five or six. It was the golden era for Japanese brands, and the bubble economy created all sorts of weird and wonderful cars, crowned by some sports cars that are now legends. Mini me saw the NA1 Honda NSX, A80 Toyota Supra, SW20 Toyota MR2 and original Mazda MX-5 – all fresh in the market then – at the show, and that outing left an indelible mark on me. Bring your kids, start them young.

Remember KLIMS 2018? Spotty memory? Here’s a throwback for you – image gallery and walk-around video.

GALLERY: 2018 KL International Motor Show

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • Helenesssssssssssssssss on Jan 19, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    1994 International KL Motor Show at PWTC was the best

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jan 19, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    paultan sales carnival at setia ecoworld beter

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  • Newme on Jan 20, 2023 at 1:18 am

    The show is getting worst each edition. Few new models and mostly cars you can easily find in showroom.
    Also very few 45kg models. Expect to get worst with overzealous NGO terrorising everywhere.

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  • Stitch on Jan 22, 2023 at 7:37 am

    Our so called “international” motor show is a real joke if u compare it with Bangkok or Indonesia’s…

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  • neurockizz on Jan 25, 2023 at 9:22 am

    No more showroom cars please…. I want to see future technology cars…. all these while we pay tickets and expensive parking just to see showroom cars, vintage cars and only one or two concept cars…not fair.

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