Category: OnTrack / Tests

The inaugural VW TSI/DSG drive elevates status for its latest variants

Volkswagen Group Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., distributors of Volkswagen vehicles in Malaysia, held its very first media test drive over the weekend, featuring the New Polo 1.2l, Golf and Scirocco 1.4l . The inaugural media drive was from Saujana, Subang to an excellent retreat resort at Tanjung Jara in Terengganu. The KL – Terengganu Volkswagen TSI and DSG Experience presented members of the media an opportunity to drive each of the soon-to-be-launched new Polo 1.2l, Golf & Scirocco 1.4l along the usual West-East highway, trunk and town access roads. Our destination included several driver- change locations along the WE highway... Read More

The new VW Golf 1.4L offers lots of exhilaration and fun

  Our most recent test drive was the Volkswagen Golf 1.4l TSI which we deemed a “pocket rocket”. This 6th generation Golf comprises of the evolutionary TSI engine (a World’s first), a relatively new exterior design, a refined cabin and a quieter ride. The new Golf 1.4l TSI is expected to be the second bread and butter variant after the Beetle for Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VWGM). Introduced in the third quarter of 2010, the new Golf represents “Das Auto” in its truest form. From the outlook, the new Golf comes in an accentuated front styling and dynamism but the... Read More

VOLVO C30 T5 R-DESIGN BUILDS A LASTING IMPRESSION OF FINESSE AND POWER PLAY

We recently had the privilege to try out the new Volvo C30 T5, courtesy of Volvo Cars Malaysia (VCM). The C30 R-design is one of the trendiest sports car in the present VCM model range. First unveiled in April 2010, the new C30 in R-design trims is the pinnacle headliner for Volvo. In Motorsports, the Swedish marque has entered the new C30 in the World Touring Cars Championship (WTCC) to prove its overall track and autosport worthiness. The WTCC entry is joint effort between Volvo and Polestar Racing who’s an active participant in the Swedish Touring Cars championship. A... Read More

370Z PRESENTS PULSATINGLY FAST AND NIPPIER DRIVE

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) recently allowed us to test drive the illusive 370Z, an updated version of the 350Z or profoundly known as Fairlady Z. Unlike its predecessor, the 370Z has been given a thorough make-over on the exterior and the World’s first manual transmission to feature a SynchroRev Match mode. First unleashed in October 2009, the 370Z has won numerous accolades in the automotive industry, including the Most Fun Award for 2009-10 Car of the Year in Japan. In 2009, the Nissan Fairlady Z also celebrated its 30th anniversary since its inception in 1969. A glance at... Read More

CRUISING ON THE EDGE WITH THE CRUZE

Pavilion Crest Sdn Bhd, Malaysian distributors of the Chevrolet vehicles, had its first Chevrolet Cruze Media Test Drive event very recently at the beachfront vicinity of Pimula Beach, Kuala Terengganu. The event presented the media the opportunity to drive the new Cruze on various road conditions through highways, trunk and town access roads. Our first destination was Chukai in Kemaman, Terengganu and eventually Kuala Terengganu’s Primula Beach which took almost 4 1/2 hours, along scenic and breathtaking coastal roads, to reach. The new Cruze is loaded with a complete stylish and versatile package both on the exterior and interior.... Read More

GET CRYSTAL CLEAR VISION WITH SONAX CLEAR VIEW NANO PRO

“I can see clearly now the rain has gone…” Had singer Johnny Nash heard of the SONAX Xtreme Clear View 1:100 NanoPro windscreen cleaner and water repellent, he need not have waited for the rain to subside for clearer vision. The Sonax Xtreme Clear View 1:100 NanoPro is a highly effective cleaning concentrate and water repellent for windscreen and headlamp washer units. The innovative nano particles in the product perceptibly increase the cleaning speed of your windscreen and headlamp wipers by cleaning the surface of the glass then covering of the glass with nano-particle film. But exactly how does... Read More

HONDA STREAM RSZ OFFERS BALANCE AND ASTUTE COMFORT

The new Honda Stream RSZ is recognized as the “7-day coupe” to highlight the vehicle’s performance, sophistication and spaciousness in an elegant manner. What’s a 7-day coupe? Imagine a sporty vehicle that eliminates the stereotype of a family car, yet retains its versatility that’s suitable for any occasion. Our recent premium White Pearl Stream RSZ presented an overall more aggressive outlook compared to the normal Stream variant. The vehicle has been marked up most noticeably on its overall exterior motives; elegant front fog lights, stylish door mirrors, multi-spoke alloy rims, a menacing front bumper and grille design, a dynamic... Read More

SYLPHY TUNED BY IMPUL FOR A DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

Given Nissan’s perennial recognition in Motorsports, the Sylphy tuned by Impul edition was inevitable. When Nissan updated its the Sylphy in mid-2009, the basis for the Sylphy tuned by Impul included the four-door version and a host of complete Impul tune-ups. The Sylphy tuned by Impul invites a few glances on road as it is inherited from professional racing knowledge and some of the leading technological aspects in motorsports. The side windows look unchanged from the sedan, while the overall exterior looks just boldly enhanced thanks to its aerokit, along with the distinguishing SX-10 17″ wheels, stainless steel exhaust... Read More

THE ACCORD 2.0VTi-L OFFERS BALANCE AND BLISSFUL DRIVING

The New Accord 2.0 VTi-L variant introduced in the third quarter of 2009 was aptly themed the “Perfectionist” to highlight the vehicle’s performance, sophistication and luxury factors in a distinguished manner. The “Perfectionist” sentiment is a testimonial to the VTi-L grade which shares similar resemblance with the current 2.0VTi version. Along with its defined presentation and latest color, the Taffeta White, the 2.0VTi-L has been marked up in terms of key factors and overall exterior motives. The Accord’s illustrious history spans more than 30 years, having grown into a global car status with a legacy of awards and innovations.... Read More

HONDA MALAYSIA PROVES ITS RACE-BRED DNA

Honda Malaysia, once again, organized yet another memorable track event entitled “Driving the Honda’s DNA” at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on Tuesday. Eight Honda models were on display at the start of the Driving the Honda’s DNA event, featuring the latest Stream RSZ and Civic Type R variants. Inside Honda’s Corporate holding suite there was a huge backdrop on stage which read; Driving the Honda’s DNA, An Experiential Test Drive, “Engineering Precision, Defined Drivability, and Ingenious Versatility”; giving each media member a sense of excitement and anticipation. In his opening remarks, Mr. Toru Takahashi, Managing Director and Chief... Read More

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