Category: Auto

The new VW Golf 1.4L offers lots of exhilaration and fun

  Our most recent test drive was the Volkswagen Golf 1.4l TSI which we deemed a “pocket rocket”. This 6th generation Golf comprises of the evolutionary TSI engine (a World’s first), a relatively new exterior design, a refined cabin and a quieter ride. The new Golf 1.4l TSI is expected to be the second bread and butter variant after the Beetle for Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VWGM). Introduced in the third quarter of 2010, the new Golf represents “Das Auto” in its truest form. From the outlook, the new Golf comes in an accentuated front styling and dynamism but the... Read More

Beef up your VWs and Audis at FAST’s ABT Centre

Federal Auto Holdings Bhd, one of the most established automotive companies in Malaysia, through its subsidiary Federal Auto Sports Tuning Sdn Bhd (FAST) has opened the flagship showroom for renowned German tuning specialist brand, ABT, at Glenmarie, Shah Alam recently. ABT Sportsline of Germany, with an illustrious history in motor racing and a track record spanning five decades, is the world’s leading tuner of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. The 12,000 square feet state-of-the-art showroom, which costs more than RM1 million and is fully compliant with ABT’s corporate identity, is the largest in Asia. The ABT flagship showroom stocks the... Read More

Auto Detailer is your choice for premium and comprehensive detailing

Auto Detailer, one of the pioneers of Auto detailing centres in Malaysia, has established a flagship detailing studio at Jaya One in Petaling Jaya. The new studio encompasses 12,000 square feet and is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology and detailing amenities. Deemed an ‘urban-grunge’ studio, the Auto Detailier studio accomodates 25 bays and vertical access bays, air-conditioned storage zones and even discreet bays for added detailing requirements. Aside from the studio, the Auto Detailier guys also offer their services to motor companies on pre-launch vehicles and other car maintenance programs. Other features of the detailing studio includes; an in-house... Read More

The Essential 2010 Paris Motor show Highlights

 The 2010 Paris Motor show slated from 2 -17 October features a bountiful of key highlights of the World’s top Automotive manufacturers, particularly Audi, BMW, KIA, Lamborghini, Mazda, Renault, Volvo and many more. This year’s Paris Motor show represents the 106th edition of the Mondial de l’Automobile where major marques will display and present their latest concept vehicles and new variants to the essential European market. More significantly, the 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile will provide a push initiation towards an uptrend Automotive market in Europe, following the quick economic recovery in the sector from last year’s slump. French Auto... Read More

GM runs Electric-based Chevrolet Cruzes in key project

General Motors has planned out a demonstration project utilizing a fleet of electric-based Chevrolet Cruze. Along with project partners; GM Daewoo, LG Chem and LG Electronics, the giant Automotive company will run the project initiation in Seoul, South Korea at the end of October. The project is aimed at benefiting GM’s core vehicle electrification competencies, which include batteries, electric motors, power controls and charging. It will provide real-world data on customer acceptance of battery electric vehicles, studying driving patterns and charging behavior while sharing costs and resources. This is a key initiative in GM’s global battery and electric vehicle... Read More

Nissan Motor Co. accords ETCM with Champion Distributorship status

 Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has been once again recognized as a ‘Nissan Champion Distributor’ by its principal, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan). The certificate signed by Mr. Hiroto Saikawa, Executive Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. was an acknowledgment to ETCM for achieving ‘excellent performance and demonstrating outstanding operational improvements’ for 2010. The certificate was presented to Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM by Mr. Toru Hasegawa, Nissan’s Regional Vice President responsible for ASIA and OCEANIA Operations (except China) at a ceremony in Thailand. This is the second consecutive year ETCM has... Read More

Exquisite Bentley merchandise and collection at Paris Motor show

The focus for Bentley at the ensuing Paris Motor show from 2 – 17 October won’t be just about their cars, but on the Bentley branded merchandise from the collection of timepieces to ski equipments.   Paris Motor show visitors will be able to view and drool on a selection of Bentley merchandise, collections and limited edition products. These Bentley limited editions are especially made available for the Motor show crowd in Paris. Consisting some of the finest merchandise with the Bentley insignia, visitors at the show get to appreciate Bentley associated products like; Breitling watches, Tibaldi pens (above... Read More

4 lucky winners get a Maranello all-expense paid trip courtesy of Shell

 Shell Helix announced the four Grand Prize Winners of the “Shell Helix Ferrari Adventure Challenge” at the Shell Helix Ferrari Adventure Street Carnival (“Street Carnival”) held at Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The four Grand Prize Winners;Haslizan bin Mohamed Sarbini, Ashraf Akashah, Mohd Azlin Idris and Basir Samsudin, will be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Maranello, Italy, the home of Ferrari from 18 – 19 November. The Grand Prize Winners competed against 8 other finalists in four challenges. The first challenge, Giant Ball Maranello Track entailed the winners getting into a giant ball, rolling their way on... Read More

Get saddle-up for the inaugural Asia Ducati Week

The Asia Ducati Week 2010, the region’s first and largest gathering of Ducati bikers, comes to the Sepang International Circuit in conjunction with this year’s MotoGP championships. Besides the roar of some 800 bikes from around the world that would converge in Kuala Lumpur for the race weekend, Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the distributor of Ducati motorcycle in Malaysia will be organizing a host of fun-filled activities for the visiting Ducati riders, including the local riders. As this is Ducati’s premier event, and one that puts Malaysia on the list of preferred sport tourism destinations, Next Bike will be... Read More

Mazda MX-5 attains Guinness Book of World Records feat

 Mazda has broken a world record with its cult roadster MX-5, and entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Over the weekend, 459 officially recognized vehicles formed the longest continuous MX-5 parade of all time at the grounds of the UNESCO Zollverein World Heritage site in Essen – clearly breaking the former world record of 249 vehicles set in New Zealand. According to Mazda Europe’s source, there were over 600 MX-5 owners who had applied to take part;in the record breaking feat, but only 459 were selected due to limitations amd technical reasons. The last seats in MX-5 world... Read More


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