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Perodua starts 2020 off with the Facelifted Bezza

National car makers Perodua has introduced the facelifted Bezza to usher in 2020.  Perodua expects some 5,600 units in sales of this updated Bezza from the get go. The model has already accumulated 184,000 units since it came out. The Bezza, the first compact sedan by Perodua, has been gifted a smart design and innovative equipment to boost overall appeal. At a price range between RM34,580 to RM49,980, the 2020 Bezza comes in four variants; 1.0 G MT, 1.0 G AT, 1.3 X AT and 1.3 AV AT. As usual, the new updates see the Bezza takes up sleeker... Read More

Aston Martin kicks off 2020 with New V12 Speedster

Aston Martin has started 2020 with a bang, with the announcement of the new V12 Speedster. The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is limited in quantity and slated for world premiere real soon. The 2-seater Aston Martin V12 Speedster carries elements from the brand’s bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin.  When it comes to looks, the V12 Speedster takes inspiration from the DBR1, the ’59 Le Mans winner, and the Centenary CC100 Speedster concept (2013). At this point in time, Aston Martin hasn’’t released too much except for the sketch of the high-performance Roadster. The V12 Speedster incorporates a high-performance... Read More

WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 2020 BRUSSELS MOTOR SHOW FOR NEW CITROËN C5 AIRCROSS SUV HYBRID, THE Ë-COMFORT CLASS SUV PLUG-IN HYBRID SUV

Citroën launches its electric offensive as it reveals its technological flagship: New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid – the ë-Comfort Class SUV – at the 98th Brussels Motor Show. This launch marks the start of a range transformation, which, in addition to efficient internal combustion engines, will be enhanced from 2020 with 100% electric and plug-in hybrid options. In 2020, Citroën will make low emission vehicles accessible to all through the introduction of 6 new electrified models within the range. All new models launched by the brand will feature an electrified version by 2025, a reflection of Citroën’s commitment to responsible energy transition. Already... Read More

Automated Driving and Self-Parking: When could it actually be Realized?

You’ve heard of autonomous driving and if you’re lucky enough you probably own a car with loads of automated assistance systems, right now. But when would autonomous or self driving become a reality? The big manufacturers are expecting to kick off initial models by end of this year with production models going out by 2021., according to multiple press sources and internal information from manufacturers. There are five levels of autonomous driving from basic driving aids, partial assistance systems to fully automated driving. Most premium cars unveiled from 2018 until end of 2019 already have level 1 through level... Read More

Auto Tips: What do you do with a flat tyre?

Everyone with a car has experienced a flat tyre, if not then that individual hasn’t driven long enough. A flat tyre situation is common in Malaysia, simply because the roads are usually in terrible conditions caused by large vehicles and the usual adverse weather. A lot of motorists often end up having a nail in a tyre which causes deflation, depending on where the nail is on the affected tyre. At times, immediate action has to be taken in order to salvage the affected tyre and not having to replace a new one. That’s an obvious cost effective measure.... Read More

Car companies gearing up for 2020 Festive Promotions

Just when you thought Christmas and New Year festivities are over, another major festive period in coming up in approximately three weeks. .   Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, Volkswagen Malaysia and Fprd Malaysia (SDAC) have each announced their festive promotions. Mitsubishi Malaysia starts off with a low interest rate announcement of 0.88%, or cash rebates pf up to RM9,000, for selected Triton variants. Only the Triton Adventure X, AT Premium and MT Premium are offered with the low interest rate. This hire purchase program is tied up with Maybank and Public Bank. The duration of this promo begins now until 31... Read More

The SUV that functions like a MPV – Mazda CX-9

If you need to ferry 7 occupants in comfort, you will tend to look at MPVs to fulfill your needs. What if you still want to carry 7 occupants but you didn’t want to be bound to the realm of MPV? The Mazda CX-9 have finally bridged the gap between MPV and SUV by being a SUV that can ferry 7 occupants on board. Mazda have recently allowed us to have a go in their flagship SUV, the Mazda CX-9, and let’s take a look and see if it manages to replace the need of having a MPV. View... Read More

Everything about Motor Insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

Car or Motor Insurance is a requirement for anyone who owns a vehicle. It’s simply required by law and without insurance you can’t renew the car’s annual road tax.  It is in place to offer protection against the risk of getting involved in an accident and having to pay a huge lump sum of money over the physical damage and vehicle repair costs. In Malaysia, there are three types of car insurance for the masses: third party, third party fire & theft and comprehensive.   The most basic motor insurance is the third party type, this coverage provides the... Read More

AD: Usher in prosperity this Chinese New Year with Volkswagen

Planning to drive home with a new car this coming Chinese New Year? Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be enabling you to drive home this new year with a new Volkswagen through their CNY deals. Models and savings on offer are listed below:  Model Savings up to Monthly Polo RM4,000 RM725 Vento Comfortline RM8,000 RM783 Vento Highline RM4,000 RM894 Golf R-Line RM2,000 RM1,750 Tiguan Highline RM2,000 RM1,675 Beetle Sport RM5,000 RM1,505 Note: Savings applicable to all model variants. Monthly calculation based on 9-year loan tenure with 10% down payment and based on 2.5% interest rate. Subject to terms... Read More

Proton Manage to Sell 100,821 units of Car in 2019

Proton is ending the year 2019 strongly with another significant milestone. In the month of December, Proton manage to clock the highest sales for the whole of 2019, with the growth of 112% over the corresponding month in 2018 closing at 11,117 units. This is equivalent to a 20.5% share of Total-Industry-Volume (TIV) in December and also the first time the Company has sold more than 11,000 cars in a month since July 2014.  With the strong monthly sales throughout the year 2019, Proton manage to sell 100,821 units (domestic + export), the first time it has crossed the... Read More

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