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Proton targets key export markets

Proton has ascended to second place overall on the local automotive sales charts, following a rather bang-up performance last year. Aside from the industry shaker Proton X70, core models like Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora have been key contributors to the sales hike.  In a latest release, the National carmaker is actively pursuing its objectives in the country of Brunei. Brunei has been one of the friendly countries to deal with Proton for a number of years. This led to the move of increasing more sales and marketing activities in that country where Proton introduced the X70 last July... Read More

Six Perks that make owning an EV a no-brainer

Electric cars are expected to be more common in 2020 as major car manufacturers have already rolled out all-electric models in 2019, It could only become more evident in this decade as people are embracing all-electric cars or Electric Vehicles (EVs). Infrastructures for EVs would continue to expand and improve, especially in greater Europe and China, the leading EV country in Asia.  To further convince early adopters of EVs, here are the main reasons. Some of the major advantages of driving an EV are Zero-emissions, say goodbye to traffic jams, drive into city center minus the clutters, easy parking,... Read More

Most Surprising SUV of 2019 – Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4

As an automotive enthusiast, I love cars that are fast and fun, so automatically, SUV was never in my radar to even think about purchasing. Since this year, we’re fortunate enough to get our hands on a few SUVs for review.  If you ask me what’s my favorite SUV of 2019? I would gladly put the Hyundai Santa Fe at the top of my list. Let’s find out why? View Gallery The Hyundai Santa Fe is a very handsome looking SUV that blends in rugged look with a modern twist. Hyundai did a bold move by splitting out the... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TSI Elegance Launch

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) start 2020 with the launch of the new Passat 2.0TSI Elegance. The new Passat was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show last year, and started production in the month of September in the German market. So what’s new with the Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance? Engine and Performance The new Passat comes with a new 2.0 TSI turbocharged engine that pushes out 190PS of power and 320Nm of torque. All the power from the engine is transmitted to the road through a new and improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). The new engine... Read More

2020 Honda Civic Type R previewed at Auto Salon

At the ongoing Auto Salon in Tokyo, Honda has pitted the updated Civic Type R to woo the crowd at the show with a Wow factor. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R hatchback has a revised exterior with a special paint, already made available for the super NSX this year. Both the Type R and NSX 3-motor hybrid are painted with the new Indy Yellow Pearl II. This color heritage was previously used on the original NSX and S2000 models. NSX or New Sports eXperience is Honda’s personification of a Supercar. Respecting the core characteristics and differentiators of the... Read More

FOUR LUCKY WINNERS RECEIVE RM20,000 EACH FROM SHELL MALAYSIA

Shell started the new year by announcing the 4 winners of the ‘Nak Ekstra RM20,000?’, a campaign that is catered to help turning everyday Malaysians’s journey into a more rewarding experience. The campaign is currently in its 5th week and will continue until the 9th of February 2020. Every week, one grand prize winner will be rewarded with RM20,000 and 20 other consolation winners will get RM1,000. A total of 84 winners have been rewarded and there will be another 126 grand prize and consolation prize winners to be announced till the end of the campaign. Shell Malaysia hosted... Read More

BMW 320i Sport and X1 usher in 2020 for BMW Malaysia

BMW Malaysia kicks off the year with an announcement of two fresh models, the 320i Sport and X1. Both models are locally-assembled for the premium compact sedan and compact SUV markets. The 2020 BMW 320i Sport is the newest member of the coveted 3 Series line-up. What’s new with the 320i Sport? It’s got front LED fog light and Air Curtains integrated into the outer air intakes, which form a T shape on the front apron. BMW added V-spoke 18-inch wheels to give 320i Sport its character, plus reduce gross weight by 30 kg (kerb weight of 1,460 kg.... Read More

New Peugeot 2008, 208 and 508 Sport Concept share limelight at Brussels Motor Show

Peugeot is kick starting the year with a bang with the European premiere of the New 2008 and a host of its finest automobiles at the Brussels Motor Show, from 11 – 19 January. The New Peugeot 2008 compact SUV takes up the brand’s new signature motifs, coupled with a bold and distinctive styling and new technologies. The major technology focus here is Peugeot proprietary i-Cockpit 3D,  featuring a compact steering wheel, a large HD touchscreen and an innovative head-up 3D instrument panel. This new compact SUV has updated driver assistance systems such as drive assist, park assist, blind... Read More

2020 Mazda MX-5 receives Tech Grade updates

Mazda kicks off the year by announcing updates for their most coveted Roadster, the MX-5. The MX-5, in soft- and hard-top, now comes with Tech Grade updates. This update comes after last year’s 25th Anniversary Edition of the iconic MX-5 in bright Orange. The Mazda MX-5 is available with the base 132ps 1.5-liter or the 184ps 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G on the Sport and GT Sport versions. Both engines come stock with manual transmission, but an automatic transmission is available as an option. What’s the essential Tech Grade? The Tech Grade for the MX-5 is reserved for the top-of-the-line GT Sport... Read More

Sony Vision-S Concept takes limelight at CES 2020

At the 2020 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Sony has announced its presence in future of mobility with the Vision-S EV Concept. The Vision-S Concept is based on three key pillars as its core foundation: Safety, Entertainment and Adaptability. This concept is a fusion of Sony’s technology and creativity. In looks, the Vision-S resembles a ‘Grand Tourer’s form with typical long hood, extended front bumper and a fastback, coupe-like rear. An elongated single Light strip, minus a front grille, integrates the slim LED headlights rather seamlessly. The profile is rather athletic with sculpted shoulder lines. From the... Read More

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