New Porsche Cayman R takes the stage at LA Auto show

 The LA Auto Show from 19 – 28 November will see a plethora of World Premieres all happening at the Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA. American and Japanese marques will take center stage at the100th edition of the LA Auto show. The exciting premieres include Acura TSX Sedan, Cadillac Concept, Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Chrysler 200 Seda, Honda electric Concept, KIA Optima Hybrid, Mazda Shinari Concept, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Ellure Concept, Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet Concept, Nissan Quest, Range Rover Evoque, SAAB 9-4X crossover, Subaru Concept, Toyota RAV4 EV Concept, Porsche Cayman R, Volkswagen Eos and... Read More

AmBank Supercharger challenge coincides with KLIMS ’10

 AmBank, the official bank of the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), has launched the AmBank SUPERCHARGERS Challenge especially for existing Ambank and potential customers. The AmBank Superchargers challenge kicked off on 13 November and would proceed right up to the 31 December 2010. With two super prizes and KLIMS tickets up for grabs, the AmBank Superchargers challenge will surely be one of the main highlights during the pre-KLIMS period and at the main event scheduled from 3 – 12 December at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). In addition, AmBank will be offering visitors of KLIMS the... Read More

Michelin ventures into Auto Accessories

 For most of us, Michelin is synonymous with premium tyres for every type of vehicle. Now, consumers can experience the same quality and innovation associated with Michelin tyres, with the Michelin automotive accessories range. The Michelin range currently comprises 23 products in six different categories namely; wiper blades, foot pumps, car mats, tyre inflators, digital tyre gauges and air fresheners. Michelin Malaysia Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Yves Pouliquen said each product was designed to bring something unique to consumers either through its concept, design or specification and to convey the French tyre makers’ renowned brand values, namely quality, safety... Read More

Honda City in a Taffeta White shade

Honda Malaysia has added a new color to their existing Honda City variant, the Taffeta White. The City’s new paint now brings a choice of four (4) colors for customers to choose from, which also include Alabaster Silver, Polished Metal and Crystal Black Pearl. Since its launch in December 2008, the 3rd Generation City has sold more than 36,000 units. With the Taffeta White, Honda Malaysia is targeting a monthly sales of 1,700 units with 40% of sales deriving from the Taffeta White. In conjunction with the new color introduction, Honda Malaysia takes the opportunity to promote the notions... Read More

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback lives up to certain expectations

The Lancer Sportback is the newest addition to the range of Lancer models currently available from Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM). In terms of dimensions, there are only very minor changes to the car. It shares the same wheelbase, the same width and even the same ground clearance with the Lancer sedan. In fact, from the front, the sedan and Sportback models are indistinguishable, but once you view the car from the rear, you will see a bigger and extended posterior compared to the sedan variant. The rear overhang has increased by 15mm and the height has increased by 25mm.... Read More

Petronas supports bikers’ convoy to the Malaysian MotoGP

 A group of riders comprising 500cc motorbikes from Klang Valley were invited to experience the performance of PETRONAS Syntium Moto lubricants in conjunction with the group’s convoy from Shah Alam to Sepang for Malaysian MotoGP event recently. About one hundred motorbike riders were flagged off by PDB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Amir Hamzah Azizan at the workshop in Shah Alam. PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) together with PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) jointly organized the event with Azman Baharuddin from Two Wheel Garage Workshop, owner of the first Syntium Moto flagship workshop in operation. PDB and PLI contributed Syntium... Read More

Honda Civic Hybrid now costs lesser

 Following the Malaysian Government’s tax incentives proposal for hybrid vehicles recently, Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd has announced another price restructuring of their current Honda Civic hybrid variant. Only last week, UMW Toyota held a similar initiative for its Prius line-up. The two top-selling Japanese marques in Malaysia have reacted positively to the extended tax incentives and would offer their hybrid range from now until 31 December 2011 at a more affordable pricing to appease potential buyers. The Honda Civic hybrid would now cost RM 21,000 less than the current price. “As the pioneer in introducing the hybrid technology to... Read More

Ferrari Owners’ Club achieves largest Asian gathering & MBOR milestone

 The Ferrari Owners’ Club Malaysia (FOCM) and local Ferrari importer NAZA Italia put their names on the Malaysian Book of Records (MBOR) when it successfully organized a record breaking event of having the most number of Ferrari cars, 144 to be exact, that congregated at the Pavillion Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. The previous record was in Sydney, Australia with 139 Ferrari’s during 2007. Legendary Ferrari code names and variants were aplenty, featuring the likes of; the 599 GTB Fiorano, 430 Scuderia, California, F60 Enzo, 360 Modena and the latest 458 Italia. Besides creating history, the event was also... Read More

Toyota Prius sees a reduction of RM35,000 in view of National budget

 UMW Toyota Motor welcomes the recent National Budget announcement by the government on the extension and enhancement of tax incentives for hybrid cars effective from 1 January – 31 December 2011. Hence, the Company has initiated a price restructuring for the Toyota Prius to be reduced by a whopping RM 35,000 starting today. According to Mr. Kuah Kock Heng, President of UMW Toyota Motor, “We are very delighted with the support by the government, to extend the full exemption of import duty and full exemption of excise duty for Hybrid cars.“ “Since the announcement, we have proactively reviewed our... Read More

KLIMS ’10 is set for maximum output following A&P campaign launch

 The highly anticipated 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor show (KLIMS ’10) is moving a step closer to its due date on 3 – 12 December with the kick off of its latest Advertising and Promotion (A&P) campaign at Shangri-la KL yesterday. This year’s event at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is expected to attract over 330,000 visitors and tourists. It promises to showcase some of the world’s latest and hottest automotive wonders, as well as sought after car accessories and will be packed with goodies and give-away that will astound visitors and tourists alike. The KLIMS’10 A&P launch... Read More


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