Category: OnTrack / Tests

Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup breaks lap record at Sepang

Renault Malaysia recently held a track day to test the recently-unveiled Megane R,S, 280 Cup, since its local debut a couple of months ago. The venue as always the former F1 track Sepang Circuit.  The company invited thirty Megane RS owners to partake and pit the Megane RS 280 Cup on a timed run of the track. The owners brought out their Megane R.S., Clio R.S. and limited-edition Megane R.S. 275 Trophy R to the track. The owners witnessed the run, which took place before the parade session. Obviously, the 280 Cup should better the previous single lap runs... Read More

The SUV for the City – Honda HR-V Hybrid

The Honda HR-V have been one of the best-selling crossover since it’s launch in Malaysia back in 2015. It’s one of the vehicle that became an instant hit and propel Honda into the best-selling non-national brand in Malaysia. In 2019, Honda Malaysia launch Hybrid variant for the HR-V, and we are fortunate to take it for a spin and see how it became one of the best-selling vehicle in Honda’s line up. View Gallery From the outside, the only way to differentiate between a normal HR-V, and the HR-V Hybrid is to look at the Hybrid badge that is... Read More

Executive Lounge – Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSi

The D-segment in Malaysia have always been flooded with the common Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Volkswagen Passat have been the continental car of choice since Ford stop selling the Mondeo and Peugeot still waiting for the entrance of the new 508. We have the chance to try the highest spec Volkswagen Passat, the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSi Highline. Let’s find out how well it drives. View Gallery The Volkswagen Passat is a car that doesn’t really stand out in the sea of cars on the road as the exterior has a hint of boringness to the looks of... Read More

Auto tips: Fuel saving for the better

In Malaysia, the topic of fuel economy and fuel save have been well documented on almost every known medium. For petrolheads in this country, those on a tight budget would constantly calculate trips and other related costs for example, toll and parking charges. Fuel prices in this country are determined by global forces and fluctuate according to the commodity markets. A simple way to tell, whenever there’s a price hike in fuel prices, thousands of the people in this country would cramp into nearby petrol pumps to fuel up before the stroke of midnight. This scenario happens every time... Read More

Common Car Myths, Busted!

In Malaysia, there are a lot misconceptions about the Automobile, some are true and others are just plain B.S. or myths. This article points out the Common car myths and sheds a light about the internal workings of a car. Being a motorist or driver, we tend to take everyone else’s word for it when it comes to basic car facts. Of course, the downside of this is that these facts, despite being generally accepted and willingly perpetuated, might very well end up being completely false. Here are the most common car myths that just won’t seem to die.... Read More

The Car for the Average Malaysian – Perodua Aruz

Perodua is a company that thrives on making the people’s car since they started the company. With the recent boom of SUV sales around the globe, Perodua definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on the boat, and this is the reason the Perodua Aruz is being created to fill the gap in the market. We take the new Perodua Aruz for a spin and find out how it feels on Malaysian roads. View Gallery From the outside, the Perodua Aruz is a tall and narrow vehicle, but Perodua uses wide LED front and rear lights to give an illusion... Read More

Auto tips: Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Road?

The subject of Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Road? isn’t always applicable with Malaysian motorists. A large percentage of local motorists still drive vehicles that are 10 years or older; the matter of fact is new vehicles are simply too darn expensive to even consider in this country. The advantage of owning a new ride is your service and maintenance are pretty much taken care of, for at least five years.  But what about motorists who have cars more than a decade old and cars already out of service warranty? Obviously these motorists would choose to ignore a... Read More

Toyota C-HR’s Hits and Misses

The Hit and Miss SUV – Toyota C-HR The Toyota C-HR has been a long awaited SUV to arrive to local shores since it was first showcased at the 2014 Paris Motor show as a Concept. It took a while for it to go into production after it garnered some rave reviews by the motoring world. Toyota Malaysia brought in the C-HR for distribution last year and it took a while for the model to get the people to desire for it. One of the more underrated models in Toyota’s line-up, we’ve decided to take the C-HR out for... Read More

The Quirkiest Car – Citroen C3 Aircross

How do you make an SUV stands out from a sea of new SUVs? Let the designers go wild and make something unique. That’s exactly what designers at Citroen did, they’ve came up the Citroen C3 Aircross. The C3 Aircross is one of the ‘Quirkiest’ car that ever arrive on Malaysian shores, and driving it around will bring you more stares than a million dollar supercar. Quirkiest simply means most unconventional. View Gallery Square is the shape that you can spot around the C3 Aircross, and Citroen manages to soften the looks with strategically placed with curve lines to... Read More

What defines a Luxury car?

In this day and age, Luxury cars are defined by the status quo and obviously, the price point. High-end vehicles and supercars are categorized in this synonym too. But, there’s more to that, than just status and price. Owning a luxury means you’ve arrived! Luxury cars are a thing now due to the ever-expanding finances of the rich and super-rich, along with the opening of vast new markets like China, Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia and more has led to huge expansion in the global market for high-end vehicles, along with the revitalization and rapid growth of renowned Supercar marques such as... Read More

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