As the Automotive world shifts its attention towards the eventual Paris Motor Show, Honda is already preparing the new Civic Type R for its anticipated premiere in the City of Lights. The all-new hot hatch designated Euro Type R will be the most extreme and high-performing Type R in the 22 year history of the red ‘H’ badge.
McLaren has announced a Super Sports car dedicated to the Asian markets, in the form of the 625c in Coupe and Spider versions. The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. In Malaysia, the McLaren MP4-12C, 650S and P1 variants are distributed by Auto Britannia (McLaren Kuala Lumpur), a subsidiary of Sime Darby Berhad, and perhaps in the near future, the 625C will make its way to the country.
Ferrari is showcasing the 458 Speciale Aperta at the upcoming Paris Motor Show from 2 October. The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a variant that has collected an array of awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
We first featured the Bentley Mulsanne way back in 2010 when Bentley Kuala Lumpur flown in one for a domestic press event. Fast forward to present time, the Crewe-based Luxury Automobile manufacturer has announced the new Mulsanne Speed, a flagship variant that is deemed the world's fastest ultra-luxury car.
Mercedes-Benz has premiered their most coveted production speedster yet, which comes in the form the AMG GT and GT S at the AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, Deutschland. Built at the Sindelfingen facility, the AMG GT heralds the brand's entry into an essential and new segment.
Sime Darby Auto Performance previewed the all-new Porsche Macan in May with a tentative starting price tag of RM 480,000. Fast forward to the present time, SDAP (Sime Darby Auto Performance) has confirmed the prices for the new Porsche Compact SUV which ranges from RM 420,000 to the top flight Macan Turbo at RM 785,000. There are four Macan versions on the cards: the regular Macan, the Macan S, Macan S Diesel and the Turbo edition.
Jaguar has announced the world premiere of the XE variant, deemed a true driver’s car. The rear-drive Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon thanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling.
Lexus Malaysia has announced the availability of the RC F and RC 350 Luxury for the domestic luxury market from 5 September. Both fully-imported versions come from the similar RC variant, with the flagship RC F being the most striking coupe of all in the current Lexus line-up.
Renault has announced its radically new R.S. (Renault Sport) 01 that's inspired by the world of concept cars. The Concept R.S. 01 is also governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce. Its technical specifications reflect the best of Renault Sport expertise.