Category: OnTrack / Tests

Hyundai N Brand Reveals All-New RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car Prototype

Hyundai Motor Company showcased the new RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car to global media at the 2019 AutoMobility LA. RM refers to “Racing Midship” body configuration that Hyundai uses it on the N prototype model. The key advantage of the platform is that the body configuration provides supercar-level handling balance and low-polar-moment-of-inertia agility for outstanding connection to the tarmac at all speeds and driving conditions. The RM (Racing Midship) started its development since 2012, and it was meant to connect new high-performance motorsports technologies with future N models. There are a few RM models have already underwent extensive road... Read More

Do You Need a Turbocharged Petrol CX-5? – Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo

Mazda CX-5 have been dominating the SUV market since their introduction back in 2012. The 1st gen CX-5 proved that a SUV not necessarily have to be a boring. Previously, the most powerful CX-5 you can buy is the 2.2 Diesel variant. In October 2019, Mazda Malaysia officially launch the most powerful variant of the CX-5, the 2.5 Turbo variant. Let’s ask the question, do we need a more powerful CX-5 variant? View Gallery Since the Mazda CX-5 has been a common sight on Malaysian roads, that muscular yet elegant look have continue to look fresh 2 years on... Read More

Best Selling Axia in the Range – The Perodua Axia G Xtra

Since 2014, Perodua have been selling the cheapest car in Malaysia, the Perodua Axia. Starting from just only RM 24,600, it’s the car that most family can afford regardless for new drivers or a second car at home. For RM 24,600, the car you’re looking at is the base spec Perodua Axia with a manual transmission. Most buyers would definitely avoid the base spec Axia, the spec that have decent creature comfort and the most appealing to most buyers is the Axia G Xtra spec. Let’s take a look what makes the Perodua Axia G Xtra so appealing to... Read More

The German SUV for the masses – The Volkswagen Tiguan

Sales of SUV have been on the rise in the past decade, and most of the manufacturer have a SUV in their sales line up. Majority of the test cars that we are getting this year are mostly SUVs, and one of the SUV that we get our hands on is one of the most affordable German SUV you can get in Malaysia, the Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Let’s see how it stacks up among the sea of SUVs. View Gallery The Tiguan that is currently sold in Malaysia is the 2nd generation Tiguan. The 2nd generation have moved away... Read More

Most funky MPV on the market – Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer

Funky is a word that can be linked to a brand like Citroen. As we all know, the French are famous with their fashion and design industry, cars are also one of the items that have influence by the French fashion sense. We’ve seen how extraordinarily the Citroen C3 Aircross looks, and now, we’re given the chance to check out the equally funky looking Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer. View Gallery Walking up to the C4 Spacetourer, you’ll first notice the huge brushed chrome piece that run from the a-pillar to the d-pillar on both sides of the MPV. This... Read More

Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance Tyre Review

Tyres have always been the important part of a car because this is the only contact point between the car and the road, and this is also where the power from the engine is transferred on to the road. To put into perspective, each contact point on each tyre on the vehicle is only as big as the palm of your hand, or some are even smaller. These contact patches carry the heavy duty of handling the acceleration, braking and steering of the vehicle, while ensuring sufficient cushioning to reduce vibrations to be transmitted into the car. This is... Read More

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

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