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New Mazda3 gets Red Dot accolade

The New Mazda3 has been honored with the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. As an impressionable production model, the new Mazda3 in its fourth-generation again carries the KODO: Soul of Motion theme. Red Dot considers the Mazda3’s design genuinely groundbreaking and visionary. The new Mazda3, available in hatchback and sedan versions, joins the growing list of Red Dot award-winning Mazda models. Mazda and the other winners will receive their awards on 8 July at the 2019 Red Dot award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto Theater. The new Mazda3 will then... Read More

Citroen enters Indian market

Citroen has made entry into India, as confirmed by Linda Jackson, Citroen’s Global CEO. As its first endeavor, the brand will introduce New Citroen models, starting with the C5 Aircross SUV, next year. Citroen has announced the ‘Inspired by You’ branding push for its market offensive in India. Following the announcement by Carlos Tavares (Chairman of the PSA Group Managing Board), and within the framework of the 2nd phase of the Push to Pass plan, n a local press conference, which took place in Chennai. Tavares, Emmanuel Delay (PSA Group India-Pacific Regional Director), Roland Bouchara (Citroën India Sales and... Read More

Shell Malaysia gets Green Building Index Cert., first in Asia Pacific

Shell Malaysia has been awarded tthe Green Building Index (GBI) Certification, the first in Asia Pacific. Two of its stations, Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught are now recognized as ‘green buildings’. The certification is the country’s industry recognized green rating tool for buildings. It promotes sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness among Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors and the Public about environmental issues and responsibility to the future generations. With the introduction of the new Retail Fuel category within the Green Building Index, Malaysia’s green rating tool to promote sustainable construction and buildings, it... Read More

Shell announces new Rimula range of lubricants

Shell Malaysia has released its new Shell Rimula range of lubricants for pickups and light duty trucks. The new Shell Rimula Light Duty ranges are the Shell Rimula Light Duty LD4 15W-40 (API CI-4) and LD5 10W-40 (API CK-4) Synthetic Technology. They are specially formulated to ensure optimum performance for trucks that operate in frequent stop-start and idling conditions while carrying variable heavy loads. The mineral oil-based Shell Rimula Light Duty LD4 is aimed at meeting the needs of light duty trucks that are the workhorses of almost every commercial enterprise. The fully synthetic Shell Rimula Light Duty LD5... Read More

Audi Q range expects to revive the brand in Malaysia

In a recent market launch, Audi Malaysia introduced a range of its finest SUVs for the Malaysian market.  The latest Audi range of Q-models took the limelight, from the Q2 to the large SUV Q8.  With different models built to cover a wide range of consumer needs, the debuts mark a chapter in the development of the Audi brand in this country. Cockpit Sporting a youthful styling and packed with state-of-the-art technology, the Audi Q2 is the all-rounder. The Audi Q2 is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, bundling a progressive design with a high level of... Read More

Hyundai Palisade SUV scores Red Dot Award 

Red Dot has recently awarded the Hyundai Palisade SUV a design accolade. Many of you would know that Red Dot is an annual accolade that honors excellence in product and communication design from global submissions. Although not available in Malaysia, the Hyundai Palisade is categorized as a Premium SUV by the Korean marque. It won a Red Dot for ‘Product Design, Cars and Motorcycles, receiving recognition for its refined visual design. As a premium SUV, the SUV has the trending technology and safety features. The 8-seater SUV offers occupants exceptional comfort and space. Hyundai deems this SUV as a... Read More

Proton does ground-breaking at location of new Manufacturing plant in Pakistan

As part its global expansion plan, National Carmakers Proton has landed a manufacturing plant in Pakistan, a neighboring country of India, A special ground-breaking ceremony was held in one of the highest populated cities of Pakistan, Islamabad. The leaders of the two countries, Malaysia’s Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir and Prime Minister of Pakistan, His Excellency Imran Khan signed an official commemorative plaque to kick start the festivities. This is the first-ever CKD (Completely-Knocked Down) manufacturing site for Proton in Pakistan. The manufacturing site also signified a much-needed foreign investment for the host country. The manufacturing site will... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia kicks off Hungry for Adventure Festival

Highlights include unveiling of the GLC 300 Coupe AMG Line and the GLE 450 AMG That’s right, if you’re Hungry for an Adventure, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz Hungry for Adventure Festival, happening right now at the Sentual Depot in the heart of the city. A Live Craig David performance tonight will turn the event into a fiasco of celebration for the fine Mercedes-Benz line-ups at the venue. Here’s your chance to test drive your favorite Mercedes model or better yet, book one to elevate your status… Our friends at Route Hunters shared five pointers to go for... Read More

Renault starts Piloting Vehicle-To-Grid Charging in Electric Vehicles

Renault has started its first large-scale pilot schemes in reversible electric charging. This Vehicle-To-Grid-Charging for electric vehicles only requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals. A fleet of fifteen Renault Zoe vehicles with vehicle-to-grid charging will be introduced in Europe over the course of 2019 to develop future offerings in reversible charging and lay the groundwork for the future standards. These pilot schemes will begin in Utrecht, Netherlands in an ecosystem developed by We Drive Solar and on Porto Santo Island in Portugal with Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, an energy supplier. Following these, more pilot... Read More

All-New Hyundai Sonata to feature Third-Generation Vehicle Platform

With the upcoming all-new Hyundai Sonata due at month’s end, the Korezn manufacturers have announced the implementation of a third-generation vehicle platform. The 3rd-gen vehicle platform supposedly enhances design,  betters safety, and makes performance and power much better. This new vehicle platform goes into the New Sonata first, followed by the upcoming Hyundai models. Accordingly, Hyundai has testified that the newest chassis affords greater flexibility for vehicle development, which dramatically enhances overall design, safety, efficiency, power and driving performance.  New Hyundai Sonata’s 3rd-generation Vehicle platform improves overall durability The new generation Sonata offers reduced weight and improved fuel efficiency... Read More

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