Category: Auto

TOYOTA PUSHES FOR A NEW TOMORROW AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW ’09

  Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently released its official participation intentions at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show with three concept vehicles and the TF109 Formula One racing car (above) to be made available at the Toyota-brand exhibit in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan from 24 October – 4 November. The three concept vehicles consist of the FT-86 Concept, PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID Concept and FT-EV II. Two of the stated vehicles will be premiering for the very first time to the World, the FT-86 Concept and the FT-EV II, while the PRIUS Hybrid will debut for the Japanese market. TMC views motor... Read More

MERCEDES-BENZ MALAYSIA INTRODUCES THE PROVEN EXCLUSIVITY PROGRAM

 Mercedes-Benz Malaysia yesterday introduced Proven Exclusivity, its Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz program to provide greater assurance for customers complete with legitimate certification and warranties. Leveraging the brand’s attributes of quality and trust, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is confident that this initiative will complement existing demand for new cars while improving residual for pre-owned models. The Proven Exclusivity program guarantees its cars are in impeccable condition and have undergone a comprehensive multipoint inspection with up to 215-point checks by Mercedes-Benz trained personnel. Buyers will have peace of mind knowing that all cars in the programme were originally distributed by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, are not... Read More

SHELL LAUNCHES BREAKTHROUGH FUEL

 Shell Malaysia today unveiled its most advanced fuel economy formula ever, ‘Shell FuelSave Unleaded’, formulated to help motorists save up to 1 litre with every full tank*. The new Shell FuelSave Unleaded which is available in both RON 95 and RON 97 is the result of Shell’s latest innovation in fuel research and technology. The new Shell FuelSave Unleaded 95 and 97 were launched today by Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Mohzani Abdul Wahab in Kuala Lumpur and broadcasted live in 3 other locations- Penang, Kuantan and Johor Bahru. Dato’... Read More

THE ADVENTURE WORLD CARNIVAL COMES FULL CIRCLE

 The Adventure World Carnival, initiated by AIO Multimedia in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia and Resorts World Berhad, has reached the pinnacle of excitement with the official opening ceremony at the Goh Tong Jaya vicinity earlier today. The Carnival runs from 2nd – 4th October against the Genting Highlands backdrop amidst the cool and refreshing air of the Highlands, providing a comforting and pleasurable environment for visitors and exhibitors alike. Dubbed the Genting Adventure World Carnival (GAWC), the event is organized to showcase Malaysia as a preferred Road Adventure and Outdoor Adventure destination. A large number of exhibitors have been included... Read More

A VISIT TO THE PETRONAS REFINERY IN MALACCA

Petronas Dagangan recently held a media convoy to try out its latest fuel offering, the Primax RON95. A media convoy was scheduled for the Historic City of Malacca with an exclusive tour of the Petronas Refinery located in Sungai Udang on the outskirts of Malacca. Prior to the convoy, a special conference and welcome reception was held at Petronas Station at Section 13 in Shah Alam. In his opening remarks, Petronas Dagangan’s Senior General Manager, En. Mohd. Fadzlan commented, “The Petronas Primax RON95 has received a favorable response in the market since its inception in mid-2009, due to its... Read More

HOMING IN ON THE LATEST CHEVROLET CAPTIVA

The 2009 version of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel 2.0L was recently presented to us for a customary test drive. The Diesel 2.0L version was the talk of town in terms of fuel economy and efficiency since its inception mid of last year until the mid of this fiscal year. Having won numerous accolades for its fuel efficiency and the title of “SUV of the Year”, the 2009 version has more than equal its predecessor in terms of overall SUV package and added elements. At a glance, the Captiva captivates your sights with its fluid curves and stylish exterior with... Read More

GOING THE DISTANCE WITH GOODYEAR DURAPLUS

Ever since Goodyear launched its innovative DuraPlus tires – touted to go as far as 100,000 km or 80% longer than its leading competitor – in June this year, the results have been nothing short of outstanding. Goodyear DuraPlus tires, which incorporate Goodyear’s pioneering TredLife Technology™, are designed to provide outstanding mileage without compromising on safety and performance. The tires have made an impact in two areas – the Goodyear DuraPlus Endurance Challenge, and in sales. The seven-week Goodyear DuraPlus Endurance Challenge, which started on June 2, saw four identical Toyota Vios journeying across open roads in Thailand. Each... Read More

PETRONAS DYNAMIC DIESEL FOR OVERALL FUEL EFFICIENCY

PETRONAS has just announced the introduction of Dynamic Diesel, Malaysia’s first diesel fuel that meets the Euro 2 emission standard. Developed for all diesel engines, this environmentally friendly diesel fuel will be available at more than 920 PETRONAS stations nationwide from 1 September 2009. PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel is specially formulated with the SINAR D07 additive which not only cleans but maintains the cleanliness of the engine, resulting in better fuel economy and lower exhaust emission. The additive’s anti-foaming property also effectively prevents foam build-up during refueling, while its ‘de-hazer additive’ component prevents the formation of fuel-water emulsion, giving the... Read More

THE APPEASING MAZDA3 Sport

The new Mazda3 Sport reached our hands for a customary test drive recently courtesy of Bermaz Motor headquartered at the Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Area in Shah Alam. At a glance, the Mazda3 Sport 2.0 features a continental appeal and boasts an aerodynamically savvy exterior, with a marginal fully imported from Japan or CBU price tag. The new Mazda3 Sport 2.0 version features accentuated headlamps and a large intake grill resembling a “smiley” outlook. With its combined sharp curves, high deck and short overhangs design, sculpted sides and defined wheel arches, the 3 Sport provides a stylish and aggressive appeal... Read More

GOODYEAR DEVELOPS TYRES FOR USE ON THE MOON

 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have developed an airless tyre to transport large, long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon. The new “Spring Tyre” with 800 load bearing springs is designed to carry much heavier vehicles over much greater distances than the wire mesh tire previously used on the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The new tire will allow for broader exploration and the eventual development and maintenance of a lunar outpost. The Spring Tyre was installed on NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover test vehicle and put through its paces... Read More

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