Malaysia’s leading car-sharing application SOCAR, ushers in the new year with a crowning achievement of a fleet of 1000 cars and an expansion to the northern region.
SOCAR is now available within Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang in over 500 zones with more than 15 car models for members to choose from.Launched in January 2018, the car-sharing company from South Korea made its way to Malaysian shores – the first country to benefit from SOCAR’s expansion.
In 2018, SOCAR truly transformed the mobility paradigm in Kuala Lumpur’s urban landscape by bringing its own brand of “multiflex” transportation to the Klang Valley.
Since its Malaysian inception, SOCAR has focused on offering accessibility and convenience to Malaysians who want to enjoy the benefits of car-sharing.
Over the last year, more Malaysians have been exploring the concept of car-sharing as seen in the growth of SOCAR members of 20 times and the facilitation of more than a million car-sharing hours.
Leon Foong, CEO of SOCAR Malaysia, said,
“In 2018, we saw the adoption and growth of car-sharing in Malaysia.
“This year, we are looking towards a rapid expansion as we would like to extend the multiflex lifestyle to more people in the country.
“We want to provide the public with an affordable and flexible option for a car or a second car, hence we have invested in more car models to suit different preferences and needs.
“In addition, we have started off the year by expanding to Penang with more cities in the pipeline in order to increase our accessibility and offer greater convenience to Malaysians who want an alternative to car ownership.”
As of 1 February 2019, SOCAR will be available in one of Malaysia’s famous food havens, Penang.
Upon launching, SOCAR will have 50 cars available in Penang located in 21 zones throughout the island and mainland. One-way drives will be available for those who wish to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang for business or for a weekend getaway.
In conjunction with the launch, multiflexers will be able to enjoy complimentary one-way drives from KL to Penang fromselected one-way zones.
The promotion will be available from the 16th to the 31st of January with the promo code “PENANG”. Members will be required to drop the car off at any SOCAR parking zone in Queensbay Mall, Penang.
SOCAR Zones Located In Penang:
1. Sunway Hotel Seberang Perai
2. Caltex Jalan Permatang Rawa
3. Caltex Jalan Kulim
4. Caltex Jalan Bukit Minyak
5. Caltex Jalan Jelawat
6. Caltex Jalan Baru
7. Caltex Jalan Sungai Rambai
8. Caltex Raja Uda
1. Gurney Paragon
2. Penang Island Plaza
3. 1st Avenue Penang
4. Vouk Hotel Suites Penang
5. Kompleks Bukit Jambul
6. Penang Plaza / Hotel Royal
7. Penang International Airport
8. M Mall Penang (Next to Penang Times Square)
9. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Penang
10. Moulmein Rise
11. All Season Place
12. Arena Curve Penang
13. Arena Residence