Category: Auto Events / News Briefs

A VISIT TO THE PETRONAS REFINERY IN MALACCA

Petronas Dagangan recently held a media convoy to try out its latest fuel offering, the Primax RON95. A media convoy was scheduled for the Historic City of Malacca with an exclusive tour of the Petronas Refinery located in Sungai Udang on the outskirts of Malacca. Prior to the convoy, a special conference and welcome reception was held at Petronas Station at Section 13 in Shah Alam. In his opening remarks, Petronas Dagangan’s Senior General Manager, En. Mohd. Fadzlan commented, “The Petronas Primax RON95 has received a favorable response in the market since its inception in mid-2009, due to its... Read More

GOING THE DISTANCE WITH GOODYEAR DURAPLUS

Ever since Goodyear launched its innovative DuraPlus tires – touted to go as far as 100,000 km or 80% longer than its leading competitor – in June this year, the results have been nothing short of outstanding. Goodyear DuraPlus tires, which incorporate Goodyear’s pioneering TredLife Technology™, are designed to provide outstanding mileage without compromising on safety and performance. The tires have made an impact in two areas – the Goodyear DuraPlus Endurance Challenge, and in sales. The seven-week Goodyear DuraPlus Endurance Challenge, which started on June 2, saw four identical Toyota Vios journeying across open roads in Thailand. Each... Read More

PETRONAS DYNAMIC DIESEL FOR OVERALL FUEL EFFICIENCY

PETRONAS has just announced the introduction of Dynamic Diesel, Malaysia’s first diesel fuel that meets the Euro 2 emission standard. Developed for all diesel engines, this environmentally friendly diesel fuel will be available at more than 920 PETRONAS stations nationwide from 1 September 2009. PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel is specially formulated with the SINAR D07 additive which not only cleans but maintains the cleanliness of the engine, resulting in better fuel economy and lower exhaust emission. The additive’s anti-foaming property also effectively prevents foam build-up during refueling, while its ‘de-hazer additive’ component prevents the formation of fuel-water emulsion, giving the... Read More

GOODYEAR DEVELOPS TYRES FOR USE ON THE MOON

 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have developed an airless tyre to transport large, long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon. The new “Spring Tyre” with 800 load bearing springs is designed to carry much heavier vehicles over much greater distances than the wire mesh tire previously used on the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The new tire will allow for broader exploration and the eventual development and maintenance of a lunar outpost. The Spring Tyre was installed on NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover test vehicle and put through its paces... Read More

ALL-NEW NISSAN SYLPHY TUNED BY IMPUL

  Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has recently unveiled the all-new NISSAN SYLPHY TUNED BY IMPUL at Sepang International Circuit in conjunction with Round 4 of the Super GT International Series Malaysia. The NISSAN SYLPHY TUNED BY IMPUL is the third model to be developed with the expertise of world renowned Japanese motorsports and Nissan dedicated tuning expert, IMPUL Motor Racing Development. This model represents a more straight-forward, aggressive and performance-tuned variant of the multiple award winning Nissan Sylphy. Mr. Kazuyoshi Hoshino, President of Hoshino Impul Co., Ltd, told members of the media that the development stages... Read More

NEW SHOW DATE FOR KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Following the deferment news in January 2009 due to global economic situation, The Committee of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show has recently announced a new show date for the show from 3rd to 12th December 2010. The 7th edition of KLIMS which coincides with MAA’s 50th anniversary celebrations promises to be a high-energy, brilliant showcase of the latest in emerging auto technology including the newest models and a selection of concept and revolutionary vehicles. According to Y.Bhg. Datuk Aishah Ahmad, President of MAA and Chairman of KLIMS 2010 Organising Committee, “The past year has been a challenging year... Read More

ADVERTISERS & PARTNERS

Featured Video