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Covering about 30,000 square metres of exhibition space at The Putra World Trade Centre, The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2013 (KLIMS13) was officially opened by Malaysia’s Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism Minister YB Dato’ Hasan Bin Malek yesterday morning. The show opens up for the public today and will go on until the 24th this month, promising 10 days of motoring spectacle.

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“KLIMS13 is without doubt the showcase of automotive marques which are making aggressive moves to generate buzz on their range of leading edge vehicles. KLIMS13 is poised to lift market sentiments and generate excitement for the love of automobiles and motoring technologies. It is the show for visitors to check out new launches, concept cars, prototypes or special project vehicles and gain product information on vehicles that are revolutionizing the market,” said President of MAA and Chairperson of KLIMS13 organizing committee Datuk Aishah Ahmad during her opening speech at the opening ceremony.

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With ‘Efficiency in Motion’ as its theme, this 8th presentation of the show is organized by MAA and managed by Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd.

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“MAA has pulled all stops to present a good show for visitors. Besides the largest car displays, visitors can expect to find every product and accessories related to the automobiles under one roof.  We are confident that visitors will find KLIMS13 a show stopping event packed with automotive action.” Datuk Aishah added.

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After the opening ceremony, which was concurrently held with the closing ceremony of the 4th Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference 2013 organized by MAA and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), YB Dato’ Hassan Bin Malek was given a tour of the four large exhibition halls.

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Car manufacturers took this opportunity to get the Minister to help unveil some concepts, preview some upcoming releases and officially launch a few new vehicles.

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Wemotor.com will feature all the news and launches but if you want to personally experience the show yourself, ticket prices are RM15 for weekdays, RM20 on weekends for adults, while children under the age of 12 can enjoy a concessionary ticket rate of RM5 for all days. There is also a family package with up to 5 children under the age of 12 at RM30 for the whole family on weekdays and RM40 on weekends. Tickets can be purchased online.

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