Category: OnTrack / Tests

Captur the French Connection

The Renault Captur is one of the best-selling crossovers in Europe, but on local shores it is slowly gaining popularity. The Captur arrived in this country back in 2017 through local distributor TCEC (TC Euro Cars). In the year 2019, TCEC have finally introduced an updated version of this ‘French Connection’ Crossover. We took a spin with the Renault Captur courtesy of Renault Malaysia. View Gallery Exterior   Height Length Width Wheelbase Weight Renault Captur 1,567mm 4,122mm 1,778mm 2,606mm 1,269kg The Captur is not as large as standard SUVs, but it carries a ‘respectable’ overall dimension. Here is an... Read More

Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line: Where Performance meets Refinement

: The Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line was recently tried and tested by our partners at Route Hunters (RH), along with the country’s top Rally driver, the one and only Karamjit Singh. Starting things off is the A250’s demographics which our pips at RH pointed to the young execs with an upper mid-income level and 30 year-olds with an active lifestyle to justify the cost of owning this compact thrill seeker that carries a price tag of RM263,888. They did a marvelous  comparing between the A250 AMG and the Volkswagen Golf GTi, presumably an MKVII. Only true-blooded four-wheel aficionados could... Read More

Fueling Tip: When to fill up

Fueling Tip: When to fill up Petrol or Gas All of us are motorists and we all faced the uncertainties of fuel prices especially in this country.  In Malaysia, fuel prices are still bearable, but there is no doubt that fuel prices fluctuate a lot. Everytime there’s an announcement on fuel price hike, you see plenty of cars queuing up at gas stations before the stroke of midnight just to save a few dimes, oops cents. This kind of scene is just pathetic, isn’t it? With fuel price hike and global commodity fluctuation, people are choosing hybrid cars to... Read More

Mazda6; The Evolved KODO – Soul of Motion

We recently acquired the immaculate Mazda6, complete with 2018 updates, for a test drive from Mazda Malaysia (Bermaz Motor). As this year is the year of the all-new Mazda3, we couldn’t ignore the premier model of the D-segment. If you think the KODO – Soul of Motion theme is spent, think again… The current Mazda6’s KODO design language is as relevant as the present times, and possibly even more relevant in today’s D-segment or flagship sedan standards. Our partners at RouteHunters.co again spent a productive weekend with the calm and collective Mazda6 at an exotic locale.  They’ve come up... Read More

The Mercedes-Benz C300 AMG Line: Power pursuit and C-Class Elegance

Our partners Route Hunters recently acquired the facelifted C300 AMG Line, courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, for a test drive. They were naturally excited over a variant at the top of the heap in the C-Class range. Just a few days earlier, we had witnessed the unveiling of the E-Class AMG line at the Cycle & Carriage Bintang showroom in Petaling Jaya. View Gallery Let’s dive right into the improvements in the new C300 AMG Line over the outgoing one, as evaluated by our partners at Route Hunters. Obviously, the general upgrade of the C300 is indeed worth the... Read More

The Proton X70 owners’ China Roadtrip

Amazing Malaysia – China Trip: Taking the road less travelled Recently, Proton sent a group of X70 owners on a roadtrip to China, A roadtrip is not necessarily by airplane, the group of X70 owners drove their newly-acquired SUVs from local grounds to China. The ongoing roadtrip, dubbed the Malaysia-China Amazing Trip, is organized by the Borneo Leisure Touring Team. This trip will take participants on a 13,000 kilometers 33-day odyssey across 4 countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China. These brave souls and enthusiastic Proton X70 owners have been traversing the plotted course for about a week. Admittedly, this... Read More

Automotive and Technology: Converging for a Better World

Cars are becoming more sophisticated as technology progresses rapidly. Gone are the days when you picked out a CD and jammed to your favorite tunes. These days, you enabled the Bluetooth on your phone or smart device, or attach a USB cable to your phone and you’re all set to go…before the dawning of autonomous driving. Car connectivity has become a word on its own thanks to the collaboration between the automotive industry major technology companies. The purpose, aside from connectivity, is to deliver the most advanced, safest and most comfortable vehicles out there. Cars are becoming large smart... Read More

Reasons you’d want to consider the New Peugeot 3008

Based on our first impressions of Peugeot’s latest SUV, the New 3008, we are convinced that this one is a segment winner in Malaysia. The key aspects to consider the new Peugeot 3008 as your next new ride are aplenty, from the tantalizingly good looks to the competitive starting prices for both the Active and Allure variants.

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