Published on November 2nd, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
SUZUKI ROCK THE ROAD 2, ESCAPE PENANG
Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd (SMA) recently set the roads from Kuala Lumpur to Penang abuzz with excitement thanks to the Suzuki Rock the Road 2014 Escape Penang Customer Event.
21 Suzuki Swift of different variants both old and new, driven by loyal owners and enthusiasts from all over the Klang Valley, took part in the convoy that started off from Suzuki’s latest 3S Center at Regal Motors in Old Klang Road, all the way through the scenic North-South Highway to its final destination at Lone Pine Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Batu Ferringhi on Penang island. The colourful convoy of Suzuki Swift were flagged off from Regal Motors by Suzuki Malaysia’s Deputy Managing Director Mr. Gen Ishii on Saturday morning after breakfast and a safety briefing for its 374km journey to Penang.
Mr Gen Ishii commented, “We organized this Suzuki Rock the Road 2014 Escape Penang Customer Event to show our gratitude for the strong support we have received from our loyal customers. So we bring them together through the Suzuki ‘Way of Life!’ of sharing a memorable experience together in a casual and friendly environment that captures the true Suzuki spirit.”
Throughout the drive to Penang, the convoy drew curious looks and smiles from other road users as it is not every day that Malaysians get to see so many Suzuki cars in a guided convoy. Along the way, the convoy stopped at the Tapah R&R and the scenic Bukit Merah Laketown Resort for a sumptuous lunch by the beautiful lake. The Convoy’s final push towards Penang saw it crossing the 24 kilometre long Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
During the long drive on the highway to Penang, the convoy’s participants experienced just how remarkably refined the Swift is as it soaked up most of the bumps and potholes that the convoy encountered. The participants also enjoyed the Swift’s great handling characteristics and superior power-to-weight ratio which provided them with nimble driving performance and superb fuel efficiency.
Lionel Lim and Pei San from Kuala Lumpur, who joined the convoy for the first time in their 1 year old Champion Yellow Suzuki Swift Sport, were thrilled and excited to be a part of the convoy.
“We took part in this convoy to meet new friends who are fellow Suzuki Swift owners and to get to know the good people at Suzuki Malaysia. It’s all been very good and we are more than happy with the convoy, accommodation and activities. We are already looking forward to next year’s Rock the Road Convoy”, said Lionel.
On the second day, the Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang areas witnessed an invasion of Suzuki cars as the 21 car convoy from Kuala Lumpur were joined by about 70 Suzuki Swift from Penang for a fun-filled time at Escape Penang, a world-class outdoor leisure theme park. As the multi-racial Suzuki owners from Kuala Lumpur and Penang mingled freely and got to know each other, they also had loads of fun trying out and experiencing the many challenges, activities and attractions that Escape Penang has to offer.
Mr. Gen Ishii added, “The overwhelming response and support that we have received for the Suzuki Rock the Road Customer Event over the past two years has convinced us to make this an annual event to be enjoyed by all loyal Suzuki customers here in Malaysia.”
Husband and wife couple Faizul Idham Fauzi and Ruzila Abdul Razak from Puchong, Selangor, who took part in the convoy in their 8 month old, limited edition, Superior White Suzuki Swift RR, were overjoyed with the convoy as it exceeded their expectations.
“During this 2 day 1 night convoy, my wife and I enjoyed a thrilling driving experience, luxurious accommodation, and exciting activities, while getting to know the good people that make up the Suzuki community. We highly recommend that Suzuki owners take part in this event to enjoy this unique Suzuki ‘Way of Life!’ lifestyle”, said a beaming Faizul.
The participants enjoyed this event, with many already looking forward to next year’s installation. With such an overwhelmingly good response, Suzuki Malaysia will continue to organise the Suzuki Rock the Road Customer Event annually for the benefit of all Suzuki owners and enthusiasts in Malaysia. Suzuki Malaysia Automobile is supported by a network of 32 authorised dealers nationwide. Check out the nationwide Suzuki Mega Road Show happening from November 2014 to January 2015 as there will be exciting offers, high rebates, fun activities and free test drives to look forward to.
Call the Suzuki Malaysia Automobile toll free number 1-300-88-6699 to locate your nearest Suzuki dealer or visit www.suzuki.net.my for more information.