Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

GOODYEAR CONCEPT TYRES FEATURE BIOLSOPRENEA TECHNOLOGY

 The World’s first Goodyear concept demonstration tyres made with BioIsopreneä technology made their debut in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week. BioIsopreneä is a breakthrough alternative to replace a petrochemically produced ingredient in the manufacture of synthetic rubber with renewable biomass. One Goodyear tyre will be on display at a lounge in the common departure area at the Copenhagen International Airport throughout 21 December, while the other tyre will make appearances at several special events during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) through December. The tyres made with BioIsopreneä are the result of a collaboration between Genencor,... Read More

HONDA P-NUT COMES TO DAWN AT L.A. AUTO SHOW

In the coming of age of hybrid, electric and futuristic cars, the American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has announced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show of the revelation of the Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT). The L.A. Auto Show is kicking off today until 13 December, showcasing a dozen concept vehicles including several World debuts which include first looks at significant North American production vehicles of the Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2 and Chevrolet Cruze as well as rare test drives of the latest hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. The Honda P-NUT is a design study model that demonstrates... Read More

AUDI A5 GAINS 2010 BEST DESIGN AWARD

 The German Design Council has announced it will present a 2010 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Audi A5 Coupé – and the vehicle’s creator is elated. In the eyes of Walter de Silva, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group since 2007 and previously, Head of Audi Design, one thing is certain: “The Audi A5 Coupé is the most beautiful car I’ve ever designed and is well on its way to becoming a design icon. I’m therefore thrilled by this accolade, as it also validates my hard work.” This most prestigious of all official... Read More

MITSUBISHI’S I-MIEV GETS RECOGNITION BY JAPAN AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME

 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), announced yesterday that the “MiEV OS” integrated vehicle control system installed in Mitsubishi Motors’ new-generation electric vehicle i-MiEV, has been selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization (NPO), as the winner for its “2009 Japan Automotive Hall of Fame Car Technology of the Year” award. (i-MiEV Cargo above) Utilizing the long wheelbase from the gasoline-powered “i” rear-midship layout on which the i-MiEV is based, the high-capacity drive battery is installed under the floor, and the high-output high-efficiency power unit is mounted under the luggage area. Through this structure, the i-MiEV has... Read More

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW SHAPES UP TO BE THE BEST SHOW YET

 The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show is on course for its 41st automotive and related industry segment showcase event which happens only once every two years. This year’s event will be supported by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) scheduled for 13 days from 23 October through 4 November at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City. Being one of the largest Motor Show in Asia, the 41st Tokyo Motor Show has a total exhibition area which spans 21,359 m2 spread across the West Hall, Center Hall, and East Hall of the Makuhari Messe (54,000 m2). The theme of this year’s show... Read More

HONDA SHOWCASES THE CR-Z CONCEPT AND SKYDECK AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW ’09

 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its lineup of production and concept-model automobiles, motorcycles, power products and other highlights for its display at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009, happening at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, from 24 October – 4 November. Covering the largest floor area of any single brand at the show, Honda booth combines automobiles, motorcycles, power products and other highlights to present the distinctive world of Honda mobility. Driven by dreams and passion, and with the booth concept of “Creating the never before!” Honda strived to propose attractive products that please and amaze its customers.... Read More

TOYOTA PUSHES FOR A NEW TOMORROW AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW ’09

  Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently released its official participation intentions at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show with three concept vehicles and the TF109 Formula One racing car (above) to be made available at the Toyota-brand exhibit in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan from 24 October – 4 November. The three concept vehicles consist of the FT-86 Concept, PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID Concept and FT-EV II. Two of the stated vehicles will be premiering for the very first time to the World, the FT-86 Concept and the FT-EV II, while the PRIUS Hybrid will debut for the Japanese market. TMC views motor... Read More

MERCEDES-BENZ MALAYSIA INTRODUCES THE PROVEN EXCLUSIVITY PROGRAM

 Mercedes-Benz Malaysia yesterday introduced Proven Exclusivity, its Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz program to provide greater assurance for customers complete with legitimate certification and warranties. Leveraging the brand’s attributes of quality and trust, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is confident that this initiative will complement existing demand for new cars while improving residual for pre-owned models. The Proven Exclusivity program guarantees its cars are in impeccable condition and have undergone a comprehensive multipoint inspection with up to 215-point checks by Mercedes-Benz trained personnel. Buyers will have peace of mind knowing that all cars in the programme were originally distributed by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, are not... Read More

SHELL LAUNCHES BREAKTHROUGH FUEL

 Shell Malaysia today unveiled its most advanced fuel economy formula ever, ‘Shell FuelSave Unleaded’, formulated to help motorists save up to 1 litre with every full tank*. The new Shell FuelSave Unleaded which is available in both RON 95 and RON 97 is the result of Shell’s latest innovation in fuel research and technology. The new Shell FuelSave Unleaded 95 and 97 were launched today by Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Mohzani Abdul Wahab in Kuala Lumpur and broadcasted live in 3 other locations- Penang, Kuantan and Johor Bahru. Dato’... Read More

THE ADVENTURE WORLD CARNIVAL COMES FULL CIRCLE

 The Adventure World Carnival, initiated by AIO Multimedia in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia and Resorts World Berhad, has reached the pinnacle of excitement with the official opening ceremony at the Goh Tong Jaya vicinity earlier today. The Carnival runs from 2nd – 4th October against the Genting Highlands backdrop amidst the cool and refreshing air of the Highlands, providing a comforting and pleasurable environment for visitors and exhibitors alike. Dubbed the Genting Adventure World Carnival (GAWC), the event is organized to showcase Malaysia as a preferred Road Adventure and Outdoor Adventure destination. A large number of exhibitors have been included... Read More

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