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Roll-out of the New Mazda CX-30

The New Mazda CX-30 is the second in line of Next-generation vehicles from the Hiroshima-based manufacturer. As Mazda’s newest compact SUV, the CX-30 carries a more updated KODO – Soul of Motion design cue and ample SKYACTIV Technologies. This model comes in between the CX-3 and the best-selling CX-5. When it comes to looks, the CX-30 is a combination of a sleek crossover with the toughness of an SUV. Beneath a sleek upper body with the streamlines silhouette of a coupe, black cladding to the lower body creates an impression of stability, ruggedness and power appropriate to an SUV.... 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

Latest-generation Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4S debut domestically

Porsche Malaysia (Sime Darby Auto Performance) has been unveiled at the Malaysian track of Sepang, in conjunction with the weekend’s Porsche Carrera Cup Asia festivities. Malaysia happens to be a top market for Porsche in the S.E.A. (South East Asia) region when it comes to the 911.   View Gallery Two versions of the New 911 are available the Carrera S and Carrera 4S, now attached with Wet Mode, Night Vision Assist and a whole lot of exterior and interior items.  There’s much to explore when it comes to the 911’s exterior. At a glance, it’s got wider wheel... Read More

Aston Martin Zagato DBS GT

Aston Martin previews the Zagato DBS GT prior to its production in 2020. The Aston Martin Zagato DBS GT is a step up of the DB4 GT Zagato and together, the pair marks the DBZ Centenary Collection. Only 19 units will be produced and the estimated price is targeted at 6 million pounds. As the next evolution of the Zagato, based on the DBS Superleggera, the Zagato DBS GT is inspired by the voluptuous shapes that previously dressed the original DB4 GT Zagato, At the car’s front, a newly created and unique “dynamic” grille allows the car’s frontal area... Read More

Volkswagen Beetle Collector’s Edition marks perfect send-off for the Icon

In a fitting farewell for the Icon, the Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Malaysia presented the Beetle Collector’s Edition at last evening’s Bye Bye Beetle party event. This absolute final edition of the Beetle in this country retails for RM 164,390 and only available in a limited quantity of  75 units.   The VW Beetle Collector’s Edition comes in these colorways: Blue Silk, Pure White, Habanero Orange and Tornado Red. To make it a collector’s item, VW infused some RM12,000 worth of accessories to spice this edition. The items include a rear spoiler, decorative film, chrome exhaust tips, aluminium sports pedals,... Read More

New BMW X7  completes X Series line-up

BMW X7 You’ve heard of the BMW X6, now get a load of the New BMW X7. BMW Malaysia today unveiled its larger and more luxurious SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) with a starting price of RM888,800. The latest X7 now completes the X Series line-up in BMW’s SAV range, which includes the X2, X4 and X5. In looks, the BMW X7 is instantly recognizable with the large kidney grille with slim Laserlights and LED foglights. Meanwhile, the lower part of the front apron has a trim element to give the SAV a wider track. Profile highlights include the shoulder... Read More

Bentley celebrates centennial with the EXP 100 GT Concept

Luxury Auto makers Bentley observes its centennial celebration by showcasing the Vision of the future, the EXP 100 GT Concept. Bentley’s centennial is on 10 July. This Bentley GT concept is reimagined as an all-electric Grand Tourer for 2035. For the exterior, the EXP 100 GT is instantly recognizable as a Bentley with the round headlights that overlap the matrix  grille with flying B emblem, a long wheelbase and the Continental R-Type haunch at the rear. The rear has a  ‘horseshoe’ section at  the boot, featuring  a 3D OLED screen on which lighting effects can blend in with the... Read More

Goodyear goes Environment friendly

As part of its sustainability efforts, Goodyear Malaysia recently installed 6,680 solar panels to power its corporate headquarters as well as production plant in Shah Alam. The solar panels are capable of producing 2.5-megawatts of power. The system is connected to six Low Voltage (LV) substations that is located within the plant and will be responsible for powering not only the manufacturing plant, but also the office and warehouse buildings. Goodyear Malaysia’s Managing Director Ben Hoge remarked, “The installation of these solar panels solidifies our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing a greener future for the Goodyear... Read More

First Built-in Toll Reader for the Aftermarket

Domestic Technology Company LokaTech, or loosely called local tech, has came up with its very own built-in toll reader for motorists. This new toll reader or Smartag reader is a joint effort between LokaTech and Efkon, an Austrian Tech provider of the country’s infra-red electronic toll collection system.  The new LokaTAG reader is the first aftermarket built-in reader and retails for RM480. This thing called Smartag or toll reader has been in development since 1997 in this country. After years of deliberation, it finally became a reality in 2005, with inception of the Smartag infra-red toll collection system across... Read More

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