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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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2016 Maxda MX-5: Life in the fast lane

Aside from its dimensional affinities with its forebears, the new MX-5 (codenamed ND) is all new, inside and out. Mechanicals and chassis are all new, sporting the latest developments from Mazda’s SKYACTIV platform in keeping in line with the rest of the lineup. The latest SKYACTIV-G 2-liter inline DOHC engine is featured here, in a longitudinal position to drive the rear wheels.

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Peugeot 508SW THP: Toned-Down But Still Well-Stacked

Initially released at the start of 2012, the 508SW THP sits in the middle of the 508 lineup, sandwiched between the 508 THP sedan below it and the sprightly 508 GT oil-burning sedan topping off the range. In pre-facelift guise there were a total of 5 variants with 2 range-topping 2.2 HDi FAP turbodiesel GT models, but 2015 saw a consolidation of just 3 models to take the fight to the other D segments in the market, which is quite standard across other marques that have no more than 3 variants in that particular segment. So now there are 2 THP models (sedan and wagon) and a single turbodiesel GT sedan.

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