DESIGN YOUR VERY OWN “SMART” CAR

Smart is staying true to its brand slogan “open your mind” and opening to outside ideas with a design contest which started on 6 January. From the stipulated date, fans of smart and design worldwide are invited to design a smart fortwo on the website www.styleyoursmart.com. smart is looking for the coolest smart design and will award prizes with a total value of €5000 to the winners. Marc Langenbrinck, Managing Director smart brand and Head of Sales & Marketing smart says “In our daily contact with our customers we keep experiencing how passionate they are about smart. Many of... Read More

TYRE SELF-SEALING TECHNOLOGY ON THE NEW PASSAT CC R-LINE

 The new ‘R-Line’ version of the Volkswagen Passat CC, designed to meet sporty driving requirements, comes fitted with ContiSportContact 3 tyres incorporating ContiSeal technology. Introduced as a standard fitment ex works on 16th December 2009, this self-sealing tyre is able to immediately close off punctures up to 5mm in diameter, resolving around 85% of all tyre failures as a result. With ContiSeal technology the inner side of the tread has a coating that immediately seals any punctures, thereby enabling the motorist to continue his journey without any problems. All other characteristics of the ContiSportContact 3, sizes 235/45 R 17... Read More

MINI HIGHLIGHTS AT THE 2010 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

MINI is showcasing various visions for individual mobility in the world of tomorrow at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, U.S.A. from 16–24 January 2010. The Detroit Auto Show, as it is commonly called, held for the first time in 1907 and therefore rich in tradition, is acknowledged as the most significant annual event of its kind on the American continent. Last year, for example, the organizers and more than 100 exhibitors from all over the world were able to welcome more than 650,000 visitors to Detroit. The MINIs on display at the NAIAS ’10... Read More

TCAT LAUNCHES MULTIMEDIA NAVIGATOR

 TC AUTO TOOLING Sdn Bhd (TCAT) recently unveiled its Revolutionary Multimedia Navigator System which makes every stage of navigation smarter, simpler and safer for today’s driving. The TCAT Multimedia Navigator GPS equipment provides easy-to-understand 3D junctions and 2.5D building views for clearer end detailed directions. It also supports multimedia features such as music player, movie player and optional Aux-in connection. The 7-inch touch screen LCD WVGA (800x 480) with true colour (16.7M Colours) provides high quality display to fulfil your entertainment needs inside the vehicle. Being integrated onto exsiting dashboards, the navigator does not entails dangling wires or cause... Read More

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP DO THEIR BID FOR SHELTER HOME

 Continental Automotive Group Malaysia today visited the Sinar Ceria Home in Alma, Bukit Mertajam. As New Year brings new hopes, Continental fulfilled the wishes of the children from Sinar Ceria Home to have new school uniforms and shoes when they resume classes next week. Children from the Sinar Ceria Home each received 2 pairs of new school uniforms and other suppliers, courtesy of Continental. In addition, Continental also provided their home with some daily basic necessities and groceries. The home which was founded and managed by Pastor Pakiam since 2004, currently houses 14 children. It provides shelter for abandoned... Read More

PERODUA DONATES ROBOTS TO UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA PAHANG

 Perodua, today, gave away 13 industry-grade robots to Universiti Malaysia Pahang as practical training tools for its engineering students. Perodua managing director Datuk Syed Abdull Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar said, “Students will be able to learn – first hand – the operations of these robots and they can take this knowledge and apply it in any automotive company or any other relevant industry as they see fit,” The robots were previously used on the welding lines as automated welders for various models since 1997, most notably the Kancil, until there were decommissioned recently. However, the robots are still in... Read More

Honda Malaysia achieves 200,000 customers

 In conjunction with the special announcement, Mr. Toru Takahashi, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia said, “Since its establishment in 2001, Honda Malaysia has progressed and improved relentlessly in order to fulfill the evolving needs and demands of the Malaysian public. And thanks to the support and trust we garnered from our loyal customers, business partners and associates, Honda has grown to be one of the most preferred choices among the Malaysians.” Striving for continued excellence, Mr. Takahashi emphasized that, “With this 200,000 passing mark, we are even more committed to strive further in providing... Read More

AUDI A8 – THE TECHNOLOGICAL SPEARHEAD

 Audi has launched the next generation of the A8 – the luxury sedan sets superb new standards. Its elegant Audi Space Frame (ASF) body is made of lightweight aluminum, the engines are powerful and highly efficient, and the power transmission and running gear combine dynamics with superior comfort. The new flagship’s interior captivates with its luxurious equipment, newly developed MMI operating system and handcrafted workmanship. Innovative assistance and safety systems lend even more confidence to driving. The new A8 combines prestige, intelligence, dynamics, comfort and efficiency – it embodies Vorsprung durch Technik in its purest form. The new A8,... Read More

PIONEER INTRODUCES SIX FLAGSHIP IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

 Pioneer Technology (M) Sdn Bhd recently unveiled six brand new in-car audio systems – the DEH-7250SD, DEH-5250SD, DEH-4250SD, DEH-3250UB, DEH-2250UBG and DEH-1250MPG, with sleek designs and convenient features that will enhance your in-car experience. Picture taking a leisurely drive with the windows down, cool wind blowing through your hair, and the sun warm on your face. Pipe in a jazzy tune, some soulful blues, or any favourite song, and you’re set for an enjoyable journey. iPod, iPhone, USB or SD Card, connect your choice to the stylish Pioneer headunit for easy, fast and convenient access to your music. And... Read More

MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS DESIGN AWARD

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is set to receive an internationally renowned design award, the “iF product design award 2010”. The iF product design award was first presented in 1953, and ranks among the most important design awards of all. The 24-member jury chose 778 entries from around 2500 candidates in 16 categories; the SLS was up against numerous well-known competitors in the “Transportation Design” category. Being distinctive in its styling, the new SLS AMG was chosen to get the highest honors of the design award as it enthrals with its passionate sportiness and reinterprets the breathtaking lines of... Read More

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