Category: Auto

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

911 Cabriolet joins Coupe & Carrera S ranks at Porsche Malaysia

In a short duration following the new 911 Carrera debut, Sime Darby Auto Performance (Porsche Malaysia) puts another spin into the new 911 line-up with a Cabriolet variant. The soft-top 911 joins the ranks of the hard-top 911 and Carrera S. What the Coupe began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the new, unique hood: As a result, the typical 911 roof line is initially retained in its entirety. Even when closed up, the Cabriolet cuts a fine figure. Intelligent lightweight design, even including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more... Read More

Peugeot RCZ: Defining the Motion & Expressing the Emotion

We recently got our hands on Peugeot’s 2+2 coupe; the RCZ, and while the manual transmissions version does bring out the unbridled aggression within us, our Pearl White RCZ certainly presented us with almost unrestrained driving and utmost excitement of a true Roadster. Initially introduced in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motorshow as the 308 RCZ Concept Car, it now calls the manufacturing plant of Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria; home. Just take a step back and take a quick glance at the RCZ’s side profile for instance and voila! An image of the TT... Read More

75-millionth BOSCH ESP system shipped out since 1995

  Bosch has manufactured 75 million ESP systems since series production began in 1995 – and in the process made a vital contribution to greater road safety. Especially on slippery roads and when entering a bend too quickly, the electronic stability program keeps vehicles safely on track. In this way, it prevents skidding accidents, which can often be particularly severe. The United Nations considers ESP an effective way of countering the expected increase in the number of road deaths in the years ahead. According to studies, this active safety system can prevent up to 80 percent of all skidding... Read More

Goodyear adds Eagle Efficient Grip to its tyre range portfolio

  Goodyear Malaysia today launched its newest mid- to high-range Eagle Efficient Grip tyre with Quiet TRED technology. The Eagle Efficient Grip is Goodyear’s quietest, most comfortable tyre range in its diverse passenger car product line-up. The new Efficient Grip becomes an additional product within Goodyear’s wide tyre products portfolio, according to Goodyear Malaysia’s Managing Director Zakariah Ahmad (bottom, on the left). Designed for upmarket passenger cars or luxury automobiles, the Efficient Grip tyre ensures long lasting quiet ride, silky smooth and comfortable driving, maximum grip for maximum control and marginal savings in fuel consumption. Goodyear’s newest tyre is... Read More

ETCM takes 3rd consecutive ‘Nissan Champion Distributor’ recognition

 Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has been awarded the “Nissan Champion Distributor” by its principal, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan) for third consecutive year. The certificate endorsed by Mr. Hiroto Saikawa, Executive Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. recognizes ETCM’s performance and positive regional operations for the last fiscal year. The certificate was presented to both Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, Executive Deputy Chairman of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad and Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM by Mr. Toru Hasegawa, President of Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co.,... Read More

Nissan Teana: Raising the Executive Motoring Ante

  THE Nissan Teana is not a totally new model here, although its fewer numbers may make it appear to be so. It was first introduced here in the earlier half of 2007 as an imported 2.3-litre model. Carrying a far higher price than the Cefiro, its appeal was limited to those who were willing to pay more to enjoy the privilege of ownership. When the Cefiro left the local scene by end 2009, the Teana did the same. Edaran Tan Chong Motors’ strategy was to prepare for the entry of the second-generation Teana in the latter half of... Read More

Lin appointed as Ambassador; brings Linsanity to Volvo Cars China

“Linsanity” has reached the folks at Volvo Cars China as NBA’s New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin (Shu-How) became Volvo’s newest ambassador for the Chinese market. According to the cooperation agreement, over the next two years Lin will participate in Volvo Cars corporate and marketing activities in his capacity as brand Ambassador. He will also appear in Volvo Cars advertising in these markets. Lin, the only NBA star with a Harvard degree, told the press conference, “It’s a great honor for me to be appointed as Volvo Cars Brand Ambassador. You may not immediately see the connection between... Read More

Castrol announces Euro2012 ‘Ada Kick’ campaign

In view of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 tournament from 8 June – 1 July, lubricant specialist Castrol, one of the sponsors of the Euro 2012, announced the ‘Ada Kick’ campaign: 1March – 30 May. Now, Castrol users and consumers have an opportunity to grab an all-expense to watch the Euro 2012 live in Poland and a host of attractive prizes. The ‘Ada Kick’ is conjured up especially for Malaysian folks, inspired by the beautiful game, of course. During the Castrol Euro 2012 campaign, footie enthusiasts, 18 years and above, are encouraged to put their knowledge, passion and ‘kick’... Read More

Koenigsegg announces 2013 Agera R with advanced technologies

Swedish Sportscar makers Koenigsegg has announced its latest variant in the Agera range: the 2013 Agera R. The 2013 Agera R features the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology. The Aircore wheels save close to 20kg in unsprung mass, while providing great integrity and safety. The only metal part in the wheel is the tyre valve – the rest is all once piece hollow carbon. In addition, the Agera and the Agera R have the first production engines in the world to use nano-surfaced cylinder... Read More


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