Category: Auto

SDAP adds new Boxster variants & Panamera GTS to its impressive line-up

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) added two new Porsche variants; the new Boxster range and Panamera GTS, to mark the occasion of the Porsche Motorsport Week at the Sepang International circuit for owners, enthusiasts and the media. (Arnt Bayer, CEO of SDAP with the new Boxster) The Boxster. available in standard and S trims, takes up Porsche current philosophy of building sports cars suitable for all road conditions; cars that lighter, more fuel  efficient and at the same time, nimbler, fun-to-drive and definitely quicker. Like the iconic Porsche 911, the new Boxster features a lightweight design body and completely... Read More

MINI John Cooper Works GP limited to only 2,000

MINI last weekend presented the John Cooper Works GP, the fastest MINI ever, at the MINI United festival at Le Castellet, France. This whopper of a MINI scored a best lap time of 8:23.00 at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, most recently. With a limited production of only 2,000 cars, the MINI GP incorporates an extensive use of motorsport technology and prevails as a true race car fit for the road. This sportiest road-registered MINI ever made is slated to go on sale later this year in selected European countries. It is currently completing a program of testing in preparation for... Read More

Gallardo LP550-2 MLE for domestic Lamborghini aficionados

Lamborghini aficionados heed this! There’s now a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Malaysia Limited Edition (MLE) which shares rather similar exterior attributes to the Superleggera 570-4; one of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.’s best sellers. Malaysian Lamborghini importers Eminent Century and newly appointed sole dealer JH Italia today teamed up to unveil the Gallardo MLE to guests and the media. The Gallardo MLE, only 20 cars allocated for Malaysian buyers, inherits the Raging Bull marque’s core characteristics such as; mid-rear mounted engine with the gearbox behind the engine; permanent two-wheel drive system; independent double wishbone suspension system, an aluminium space frame, low center... Read More

Continental Automotive spearheads software development in Auto industry

  Continental Automotive, a division of the Continental Group based in Hanover, Deutschland(Germany), is continuing to focus on high-quality and innovative software development teams at its almost 80 development locations spanning over 23 countries. For Continental, software is one of the most important components of future innovations. The developers of this software are therefore the ones whose expertise suppliers will rely on to provide automotive manufacturers worldwide with new functions in the areas of safety, efficiency and comfort. According to Helmut Matschi, a member of the Continental AG Executive Board and head of Interior division, “304 million product deliveries... Read More

New breed of Shell Helix range

  Shell’s new breed of lubricants come out of the woodwork with the new ‘Fuel Economy’ Helix motor oils range. The ‘Fuel Economy’ tag is an obvious synonym among today’s motorists, hence the new Helix, formulated with Shell’s ultimate Active Cleansing Technology, works to protect the engine, remove sludge and resist degradation. The results are lower fuel consumption and a smoother and quieter drive. The new breed of Helix, in seven variations: Ultra, HX7, HX7 E, HX7 Diesel, HX5, HX5 E and HX3, works harder than conventional motor oils by continuously helping to prevent dirt and sludge from building... Read More

Mercedes-Benz C300: Exciting Driving on Tap

MERCEDES-Benz Malaysia fully acknowledges that its younger C-Class buyers have an eye on performance and it has obviously aimed to keep their attention focused. Enter the C 300 Avantgarde AMG Sports Package with 3.0-litre V6 power generating 231bhp (170kW) at 6000rpm. And it can be fuel frugal too with a combined figure of 10.4-10.6km/l. This latest addition to the local C-Class range also marks a new milestone in the history of Mercedes-Benz local assembled variants: this is the first time that a 3.0-litre C-Class is being put together locally. The 3.0-litre V6 features four valves per cylinder with four... Read More

Luxury Saloon Bufori Geneva MKVI to premiere at Beijing Motor show

 Malaysian-based luxury Auto makers Bufori Motor Company has announced its intentions to present the Bufori MKVI Geneva saloon at the Beijing International Motor Show from 23 April – 2 May. Showcasing in Asia for the first time, the MK6 Geneva variant is one of the company’s major highlights for some 800,000 visitors throughout Motor show’s stipulated dates.      The MKVI Geneva, which was first launched as at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010, combines cutting-edge technology with a beautifully proportioned body that exudes presence and style. Positioned in the ultra-luxury saloon segment, the Geneva is powered by... Read More

Peugeot’s new 2S Center serves an integral Klang Valley vicinity

       Distributors of Peugeot cars Nasim Sdn Bhd today announced its first state-of-the-art 2S Center in the Balakong township to meet the vicinity’s increasing demand for Peugeot after sales services. Nasim’s Chief Operating Officer Dato’ Samson Anand George revealed that there are more than 1,300 Peugeot owners in the Balakong-South Cheras-Kajang-Semenyih-Seri Kembangan-Serdang-Bangi vicinity. Additionally, the 2S center is part of Nasim’s nationwide expansion which began last year where the Malaysian Peugeot representative added dealerships in these states: Malacca, Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and Sungai Petani, Kedah. (Samson with CEO of Nasim SM Nasaruddin, Peugeot APAC... Read More

Honda Malaysia announces 60th dealer at Setia Alam

 Honda Malaysia today announced its 60th dealer at Setia Alam in the Shah Alam-Klang vicinity. Tiong Nam Motor thus became Honda’s 60th dealer and newest 3S Center in the country, embarking on its first venture into the Automotive business. Prior to the venture, Tiong Nam, a well-knowned Malaysian Logistics conglomerate, has been a long term partner of Honda Malaysia and is solely responsible for Honda M’sia’s logistical requirements. With Honda’s soaring reputation in the country and Tiong Nam’s in-depth resources, the largest 3S (Sales, Services and Spare Parts) center in the Shah Alam-Klang vicinity became a reality thanks in... Read More

BMW line-up at Auto China 2012

At the 2012 Auto China exhibition, BMW will premiere the new 3 Series sedan, built at the Deutscher marque’s Shenyang plant, along with an array of variants. Recently introduced in Malaysia, the new 3 Series has an extended 11cm wheelbase, an unmistakable BMW design and best-in-class rear seats; a comfort sentiment, Like Malaysia, the 3 Series for the Chinese market is available in three variants: the top of the line 335Li, 328Li and 320Li. Each variant is fitted with a TwinPower Turbo technology powerplant. Also making an appearance at Auto China; the new 3 Series sedan with the normal... Read More

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