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Auto tips: What you should know with Kids onboard

This country’s folks are very fond of bringing their kids out with them wherever they go. If you visit hotspots or any malls on weekends, chances are you’d bump into screaming or kids crying for no reason, simply to get attention from their helpless parents or they simply hated being at a place. And even more annoying is the fact that these clueless folks, mostly of younger age group,  allow their kids to run around freely and almost rampantly, while they go about their business. Imagine kids behaving without any restraints in a car, wouldn’t it be dangerous? The... Read More

Auto tips: How to cope with stress when driving

Stress affects us all at one time or another, whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress affects us physically, mentally and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, which isn’t good news when we need to concentrate on something significant, like driving. It’s important to recognize how you feel and try to relax before getting in the car. So to help you stay calm behind the wheel, we’d like to some tips on what to do if you feel stressed before driving. Even on the road stress can be... Read More

A City Dweller maestro, the Honda City Hybrid

The current generation of Honda City has been a common sight on Malaysian roads since 2014. You’d probably be able to walk around your neighborhood to find several Honda City around. So what makes the Honda City so appealing to city dwellers? Well, two things immediately pops up, one is the badge and two, the value proposition. In our recent test unit, a City Hybrid, we’d like to highlight from exterior to everything else on this somewhat effective city dweller. Let’s start with the outside: The familiar exterior of the Honda City still has that sporty look since this... Read More

Auto Tips: How to tackle an accident scene or prevent an accident

No one expects to meet in an accident when they get behind the wheel of a car. With the growing number of vehicles on the road each year, the risk of accidents also increases. From 2017 to 2018, the total number of road accidents increased by a whopping 14,723 cases in Malaysia, according to a local newspaper source. Being smart about your approach by preparing ahead, can help you get out of a tight spot and is crucial for your safety. Here are five tips for a safer mobility and how to calmly tackle the situation at hand: 1.... Read More

Embracing Automotive Technology’s guide offers some tips on how to embrace technology and let technology steer you safe and sound when driving a car. In the age of everything Smart and Intuitive, technology becomes very apparent in everything we own, particularly in cars. The advent of the electrification gave birth to plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars, as most of you are familiar with Teslas, BMW e, Mercedes’ EQC and more. Electric cars are not yet a total reality, but it’s inevitable in due process. The current trend is all about mobile communication and navigation system. Several years ago, portable GPS systems... Read More

2019 Toyota Yaris is as good as it gets

We recently took possession of a new Toyota Yaris, courtesy of UMW Toyota Motor. The Yaris which mimics the Vios to the dot is as good as it gets for a sub-compact. Its outlook and overall package proves that Toyota Malaysia is on the right track to reclaim back the no. 1 spot for non-national brands. View Gallery With that goal in mind, Toyota M’sia not only introduce the new Toyota Vios with an overly expressive outlook and fully-loaded offerings, they also reworked the new Yaris to make sure it stands for a long term admiration by today’s youths.... Read More

Eight essentials to have in your Car

Do you own a car? Everyone does. Having a car means you need to upkeep it to serve you for a tenure until you decide to sell your car or upgrade to a new ride. You should know that a car needs these eight essential items in the trunk or cabin, at all times. Imagine if you’re stuck on the road or highway and your car broke down in the middle but your phone’s battery is dead. What would you do? In this case, you should always remember to bring your car charger with you at all times. Just... Read More

Debunking the Doubts about Electric Vehicles

Part 1 In a study by global Research company Frost & Sullivan on ‘Future of Electric Vehicles’ in Southeast Asia, we are now understand a little better about EV as we try to debunk some doubts about EVs. EV sales have increased 23x in the past five years and 37% potential buyers  in the S.E.A. region are considering EVs as a next car. The study indicated that one of three buyers is open to buying EV but have doubts about owning one. The main concerns about EVs are charging, range, driving and ownership, In the domestic market, Nissan Malaysia... Read More

Conquering The Not so Daily Route with a Daily Driven SUV

Waking up on a Thursday morning as I was heading to the Santa Fe Conquering Terrain event, I clearly didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Donning my new white jeans I headed to the meeting point at the Black Pearl in Glenmarie, where 8 units of the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe eagerly awaited for its drivers. Two variants were available for us on this journey; the 2.2 litre turbo diesel and the 2.4 litre petrol. I felt giddy with excitement as we were briefed on safety protocols and where we will be heading on this journey.... Read More

2019 Toyota Vios: Is it Legit?

The Toyota Vios has been roaming Malaysian streets for more than 15 years, making it an obvious preferred choice other than the usual local branded models. Into its third generation, the Vios hasn’t lost ground on its value offerings. Fast forward to present, the Vios gets a fresh design and new engine with an updated CVT transmission. Here’s what we think of the Vios after a recent weekend drive, courtesy of UMW Toyota Motor. View Gallery On the outside, the Vios brings a whole new sporty design to attract younger buyers. The car definitely looks pleasing to the eye... Read More


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