Category: Auto

The All-New 2019 Lexus UX Crossover Unvealed

Lexus, an innovator in luxury utility vehicles, introduces its newest addition to the lineup, the 2019 UX. It offers the brand’s innovative luxury and safety in a package that combines charismatic new design elements and ultra-efficient new powertrains. For many customers, the UX will not only be their first Lexus, but also their first luxury vehicle. Once in dealerships in December 2018, the UX 200 will have a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,000*. The UX 250h will follow in January 2019 with a starting MSRP of $34,000*, adding all-wheel drive, increased power and better fuel efficiency,... Read More

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE with EQ Boost

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE has a wealth of innovations. For example, the active suspension system E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL on a 48‑volt basis is a world first. While the driving assistance systems take another step forward with Active Stop-and-Go Assist. The interior is even more spacious and comfortable, with a third seat row available on request. The infotainment system has larger screens, a full-colour head-up display with a resolution of 720 x 240 pixels and the MBUX Interior Assistant, which can recognise hand and arm movements and supports operating intentions. The exterior design not only exudes presence and power, but... Read More

First debut of All new KIA TELLURIDE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Breaking new ground, a bespoke version of Kia Motors America’s largest and most refined SUV – the all-new 2020 Telluride – made its first public appearance today at fashion designer Brandon Maxwell’s New York Fashion Week show. Created by Kia’s U.S. design studio in Irvine, California, the customized Telluride that appeared on the runway drew influence from Maxwell’s inspiration for the Spring Summer 2019 collection: Texas.   The eight passenger Telluride production model – which will be assembled at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia – will provide a new, V6-powered option that is several inches longer and wider than Kia’s... Read More

Team Malaysia Wins At CASTROL Asia Pacific Cars Supermechanic Contest 2018

In the latest rendition of the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018, Team Malaysia’s Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan Yong Jun was crowned the Regional Champion after months’ of fierce competitions to discover and recognize some of the best car mechanics in the region. The Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018 kicked-off with the National Rounds in March, from which only 15 of Castrol car mechanics were selected to proceed to the Grand Finals to compete in yet another bout of theoretical and practical challenges. The top three National Champions then... Read More

Lexus unveiled the LY 650 Luxury Yacht

Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in the storied history of Lexus that explores new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry. Lexus continually evaluates what constitutes a luxury experience and has, as a result, ventured into the worlds of culinary, design, film, and more... Read More

Automotive and Technology: Converging for a Better World

Cars are becoming more sophisticated as technology progresses rapidly. Gone are the days when you picked out a CD and jammed to your favorite tunes. These days, you enabled the Bluetooth on your phone or smart device, or attach a USB cable to your phone and you’re all set to go…before the dawning of autonomous driving. Car connectivity has become a word on its own thanks to the collaboration between the automotive industry major technology companies. The purpose, aside from connectivity, is to deliver the most advanced, safest and most comfortable vehicles out there. Cars are becoming large smart... Read More

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

The BMW Group is set to revolutionise driving pleasure with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. From March 2019, BMW drivers and passengers will be joined by an intelligent, digital character that responds to the prompt “Hey BMW”. This will mark the start of a new era for the BMW Group in which drivers will increasingly be able to operate their car and access its functions and information simply by speaking. The personal assistant will also be able to assist the driver outside their vehicle, whether it’s at home with the help of a smart speaker or out and about... Read More

BMW Unveils X2 M35i

Sportiness coupled with a polarising appearance – based on this formula, the new BMW X2 has inspired above all a young and modern target group following its premiere in March 2018. With its extroverted design, the BMW X2 interprets the character of a premium SAC (Sports Activity Coupes) in an entirely new way within the compact segment. The top-of-the-range version of the BMW X2 is the M Performance automobile. BMW is now presenting the new top model of the X2 series. The wide BMW double kidney grille of new BMW X2 M35i (combined fuel consumption 8.4-8.1 l/100 km; combined... Read More

PROTON PREVIEWS X70 TO MALAYSIAN

The long wait for an up close and personal look at PROTON’s highly anticipated SUV finally came to an end as the Company unveiled their newest model to the Malaysian media during a static preview held at the Proton Styling Studio. Showcasing the first co-developed vehicle by Geely and PROTON, the exclusive event also saw the attendance of Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer PROTON, Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer PROTON, and all senior management members of PROTON who addressed queries about the new addition to the Company’s product line up.   The purposeful lines of the... Read More

SST: What does it mean for you when buying a car? 

he Sales Service Tax (SST) is upon us as major car brands get into a mad rush to implement new prices for their products and services.  All new cars come with a 10% sales tax, while service and maintenance gets a 6% hike across the board. The rational for SST isn’t really rocket science. Governed by the Sales Tax Act 2018 and the Service Tax Act 2018, the Sales Tax was a federal consumption tax imposed on a wide variety of goods while the Service Tax was levied on customers who consumed certain taxable services. The effects of SST... Read More

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