Category: Auto

Mazda publishes details of future powertrains

Mazda Motor Corporation has published new details about its next-generation powertrain technologies with the name SKYACTIV. These include completely new engines, transmissions, bodies and platforms that will be launched starting in 2011 and make major reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all Mazda models possible. This process will initially concentrate on lightweight construction as a core value of the brand, along with the optimization of conventional powertrain technologies. In further phases, efficiency improving technologies like regenerative brake systems and hybrid systems will be successively introduced. Mazda’s goal is to lower the fuel consumption of its global fleet... Read More

Shell selects final 3 winners for Race to Abu Dhabi F1 contest

 Shell Malaysia has recently revealed the lucky winners for the Shell Race to Abu Dhabi F1™ contest at the the Sepang International Circuit where NorWajunizam bin Abdul Wahab, Tham Chon Leong fand Haidzar bin Mohd Yusof were chosen as the top 3 among 29 participants. The three were picked after undergoing a series of skill and knowledge-based challenges, which guarantee the coveted ultimate grand prize of an all expense paid trip to Abu Dhabi for the F1 Race this November. According to Mr Leslie Ng, Retail National Sales Manager, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd, “The Race to Abu Dhabi... Read More

The inaugural VW TSI/DSG drive elevates status for its latest variants

Volkswagen Group Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., distributors of Volkswagen vehicles in Malaysia, held its very first media test drive over the weekend, featuring the New Polo 1.2l, Golf and Scirocco 1.4l . The inaugural media drive was from Saujana, Subang to an excellent retreat resort at Tanjung Jara in Terengganu. The KL – Terengganu Volkswagen TSI and DSG Experience presented members of the media an opportunity to drive each of the soon-to-be-launched new Polo 1.2l, Golf & Scirocco 1.4l along the usual West-East highway, trunk and town access roads. Our destination included several driver- change locations along the WE highway... Read More

Australian International Motor show set for a bumper edition

 The weekend’s Australian International Motor show promises another ‘down under’ bumper edition for automotive enthusiasts at the Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia. This year’s attractions include some of the most significant new vehicles ever launched in the land down under, featuring two global premieres of locally-developed vehicles from Ford and Mazda. Mazda is set to unveil the all-new BT-50 for the first time, which signifies a new direction in the utility segment, especially for the high demand Australian auto market. The all new BT-50 is developed as an “Active lifestyle vehicle,” and is intended to further extend the appeal... Read More

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

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