Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2010 - The Show Part 1

I was fortunate enough to have a chance to attend this event. It was supposed to be held last year but somehow its frequency was changed from 3 years to 4 years. The last event was on 2009, which I had also attended. Luckily, the ticket price remained the same. However, this year's show seems to lack quite a number of continental manufacturers such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz to name a few.

The highlight of this motor show were a real size replica of Bumblebee from the Transformers movie and also the Tumbler batmobile from the Dark Knight movie. However, the batmobile was a HUGE disappointment as it's a FAKE, not even a replica. Those to purposely went to the show for it had been duped big time!

The exhibition starts at Hall 1 & 2 after a long walk from the ticketing booth and across a river. There, you will not miss Perodua's booth on the right with the display of its concept car code named Bezza.

Sharing the same location with Perodua is Proton, which I think had the biggest booth area of this year's KLIMS. Proton showcased existing, rally, upcoming as well as concept cars. Inside Proton's area is also its subsidiary, Lotus which showcased its latest sports cars.

Proton Saga EV's engine compartment

Proton Lekir

Proton Tuah

Proton Jebat

Proton EMAS

Proton Kasturi

Proton Saga EV

Lotus Esprit

It is quite a fair performance from Proton by showing off the most number of new cars in this event. Kudos to them and the design of their booth is also well done. More will be shown in the next installment of this series as I don't want to bog down the bandwidth with too many pictures in a single blog entry.

All images taken using Olympus E-3 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Mk II and ZD 50-200 f2.8-3.5 Mk I lens with FL-50 external flash.

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