Category: Cars, Bikes & Timepieces

Honda HR-V Sales Still Going Strong

From January till November 2019, the Honda HR-V has sold more than 14,800 units and have continues to maintain its No. 1 position in the segment. The compact SUV has captures a total of 79% market share to continue its dominance in its segment. The Honda HR-V has been the compact SUV of choice since its launch back in 2015. It has been consistently holding on its No.1 spot in its segment for four consecutive years with an average market share of 76% and total sales of more than 87,000 units as of November 2019. With its positive sales... Read More

The SUV that you have to try it to believe – Proton X70

Recently, I was asked by a friend, “what is the best value SUV on the market at the moment?” The Proton X70 come to mind instantly. The next question comes after that would be, “is it really worth it to get a Proton for RM123, 000?” My instant answer was a firm yes. Proton recently are kind enough to let us have a go in the premium spec Proton X70 to explore and understand the SUV that single handedly revived Proton. View Gallery On the outside, the Proton X70 is a handsome looking SUV. Plenty of masculine lines that... Read More

Drifting with the All-electric Nissan LEAF

You’ve heard of the Nissan LEAF all-electric, which arrived on the scene in 2010. Did you know that the LEAF could drift? Nissan has pit the LEAF in the hands of a pro drifter to find out. Nissan LEAF in 2019 has a more powerful motor to churn out 150 PS and 320 Nm. The LEAF is one of the first mass-produced all-electric vehicles made available in Malaysia by the folks at Nissan Malaysia. But did you ever know that the LEAF actually drifts? How do you drift an all-electric car? Many people associate electric vehicles (EVs) with clean... Read More

MX-5’s iconic status continues, voted as Best Sports Car

Mazda’s Iconic Roadster the MX-5 has added another feather in the cap as Carbuyer Awards’ Best Sports Car. The Mazda MX-5, currently in its fourth-generation is available in Malaysia, although quantity is somewhat limited. Mazda Malaysia still has a few units of the MX-5 RF (hardtop) left, so visit your nearest showroom to discover the driving joy of the MX-5. The iconic Roadster by the people at Hiroshima came about in 1989 and immediately took the world by storm. Serving its purpose with an affordable price tag has always been the key for the MX-5. Fast forward to 2015,... Read More

Volkswagen Malaysia announce the winner for the “Win the Icon” Contest.

Do you remember the “Win the Icon” contest that was run by Volkswagen Malaysia from 1st October till 30th October? The winner is finally announced. The winner, Mr Muhamad Rizal Sadiman, a 28-year-old school teacher from Perak is the winner of a brand-new Volkswagen Beetle 1.2TSi. The contest saw 800 posts and submissions of photos and videos of Malaysians trying out their favourite Volkswagen models and document their experience. A special hashtag #BetterExperiecedThanExplained have been tagged on to their creative submissions. Rizal submitted a video of him test driving the Polo and Tiguan and says “A Volkswagen is truly... Read More

Here comes the Porsche Macan GTS

You’ve heard of the Porsche Macan, now get a load of the most powerful variant in its range; the Macan GTS! The Porsche Macan GTS comes loaded with a 2.9l V6 twin turbo and tweaked up 20 hp to boot 380 hp and 520 Nm. The engine is paired to a new dual-clutch PDK (or Chrono pack) to hit 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 261 km/h.  Apart from the engine tweak, the GTS got new dampings and adaptive air suspensions to give ride and handling a huge boost. It drives like a sports car, needless... Read More

Christmas Cheers with the New Kia K5 Fastback

Getting ready for its global sales roll-out in early 2020, the New Kia K5 Fastback is the latest product by the Korean marque. The mid-sized sedan now comes with smartstream engines, dual clutch 8-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive. The K5 is also known as the Optima. As a fastback, the K5 sedan’s silhouette is obvious with a tendency towards sporty.  As always, the signature Tiger-nose grille and LED headlights with DRLs take the limelight at the front, followed by the hood with air curtains and a wider air intake at the lower bumper. The fastback profile is most evident... Read More

2020 Mazda2 gets essential upgrades

The Mazda2 gets major updates for the year, with the inclusion of a mild-hybrid engine. There are plenty of fresh interior and exterior elements to show for, as well.  The recognizable Mazda2 has a new mesh-patterned grille, like the one on the Mazda3, a wider wing and more menacing headlights. From the rear, the bumper has been reworked to give it a lowered stance. Mazda2 is decked in 15-inch wheels across the line-up, except the top-of-the-line variants which are fitted with 16-inch. To match the exterior, the 2020 Mazda2 receives fresh dashboard trims, air vent louvres, door inserts and ... Read More

Main Suzuki models get Hybrid powertrains in March 2020

Suzuki, a brand once well-accepted in Malaysia, has long vanished from local shores eversince they made a decision to join forces the National carmakers. But the brand continues to thrive elsewhere in the world. In a latest announcement, Suzuki is planning to introduce hybrid engine to its best-selling models like the Swift, Vitara and S-Cross. They called it self-charging hybrid deriatives. Each with a 48-volt battery. The obvious aim here is to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. The hybrid models are expected to hit global markets in March 2020. Suzuki also revealed they would introduce a new... Read More

Proton Achieving New Heights with the Proton X70

Official car of APEC 2020 APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is a year-long forum that promotes economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. It will be held in Malaysia in 2020, and the Proton X70 have been selected as one of the official vehicles for the forum. The officials of 21 APEC Economies will be visiting the whole Malaysia throughout the year 2020 as Committees and Working Groups will deliberate various issues towards regional economic integration. Discussion on liberalising trade and investment is enhanced by addressing issues on embracing digitalisation, increasing human resource development efforts, and strengthening women empowerment, among... Read More

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