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Automatic Transmission Dos’ and Don’t s

About 85-90% of passenger cars today rely on automatic transmissions to transfer kinetic energy from the engine to the driven wheels. Almost three quarters of those comprise of standard automatic transmissions with torque converters while the second largest (and ever growing) type happen to be CVT-based (Continuously Variable) transmissions.

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New Toyota Vios: More Stylish and Sophisticated than ever!

On the day of the official launch of the New Vios, the media fraternity were busying themselves with the new star of the show at UMW Toyota Motor’s HQ in Shah Alam, getting up close and personal with the variants on offer. Two new exciting colors and a new variant greeted us at the lobby of the building complex, a White Pearl CS TRD Sportivo and a Spark Crimson Red Metallic Vios GX (new variant to make a total of six altogether).

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Facelifted Volkswagen Golf MK7: Hotter Than Ever

Volkswagen Malaysia (now known as Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia Sdn Bhd) recently and subtly split the Golf MK7 into two separate variants to better address the needs of local customers. While the pre-facelift Golf TSI had a sticker price of RM163,888 (sans insurance and other incidentals), the new variants promise to keep the current model chugging along until the next generation debuts in a couple of years.

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Perodua Bezza: “Bezza” Late Than Never Part 2

In spite of its budget aspirations, the Perodua Bezza Premium X and Advance are well-equipped and quite capable to give other more powerful and more expensive cars a run for the money. To put things into perspective, 94hp to motivate a mere 930kg (sans driver) is roughly equivalent to a 1.5-tonne D-segment sedan with 155hp under the hood!

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Hyundai Tucson 2016: All Grown Up

Hyundai Sime-Darby Motors recently unveiled the new, 3rd generation Hyundai Tucson, featuring the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design direction in line with the rest of the lineup. Two variants are offered, a 2.0 Elegance base variant and a range-topping 2.0 Executive model.

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Ford Focus EcoBoost: Focusing on the important stuff

nown in most circles as the Ford Focus Mk3, the facelifted models sport the same chassis and very similar interiors, but get refreshed with brand new power and drive trains. Design elements fore and aft have also been totally reworked, making this refresh all the more exciting and relevant than just a simple minor tweak

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