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Ex-Renault man to replace Ford design chief
Callum (left) will be replaced by Lo from May 1.
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Pollution from electric cars an 'ignored' problem, says OECD
PARIS: For electric cars owners who are keen on being kind to the environment, a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes for uneasy reading.
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Lotus teases successors to Elise, Exige and Evora
LONDON: To acknowledge the forthcoming family of performance cars, Lotus has released an image that hints at the new generation that will replace the Elise, Exige and Evora.
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Hyundai's DAL-e robotic assistant at your service
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Group has launched the “DAL-e,” a highly advanced customer service robot that independently communicates with people using precise recognition capabilities and mobility functi...
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CUPRA Formentor SUV’s new feature aims to prevent “car dooring” accidents
CUPRA has introduced a new feature in its Formentor SUV which will help prevent car dooring accidents – where a car, pedestrian or other moving object is hit when the door is opened.
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Vehicle sales performance in Malaysia for 2020: better than expected despite Covid-19, 12.4% down fr 2019
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released the overall sales and production figures for 2020, showing a total industry volume of 529,434 vehicles last year.
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Hyundai CKD production set to increase despite new Indonesian plant – locally-assembled SUVs in 2022
You’d think that a new plant in Indonesia would severely affect the production of locally-assembled cars here, wouldn’t you?
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December 2020 Malaysian vehicle sales up by 21.8%
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released vehicle sales date for the month of December 2020, and strong numbers were expectedly recorded in a final flurry in anticipation of the sales an...
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Car from 'Knight Rider' sells for US$300,000 at auction
NEW YORK: David Hasselhoff, best known as the crime-fighting and beach-strutting star of 1980s TV shows "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch", has sold one of the few replicas of the most famous talking car i...
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Nissan ramping up electric cars in China
BEIJING: Nissan Motor is accelerating the rollout of electric vehicles in China under its main brand and its local, no-frills Venucia marque as it overhauls its strategy in the world’s biggest auto ...
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Here's what lawyers say in case you are involved in a road accident
KUALA LUMPUR: Being in a road accident can be a traumatic time as we have to juggle our thoughts between the damages and our next course of action.
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S. Korea probes adequacy of Hyundai's Kona EV recall after new fire, says ministry official
SEOUL: A Hyundai Motor Kona electric vehicle caught fire last week in the first-ever known case of a recalled Kona catching fire, prompting authorities to investigate the adequacy of the recall, a Sou...
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Biden vows to replace US govt fleet with electric vehicles
Biden’s 'Buy America' executive order signed on Monday does not direct the purchase of electric vehicles.
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Hyundai Motor fourth-quarter profit jumps 57% on demand for SUVs and Genesis
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co today posted a 57% jump in quarterly profit on strong demand for high-margin SUVs and its premium Genesis cars, but results came in slightly below expectations due to the impac...
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MCO 2.0 may be lifted after Feb 4
PUTRAJAYA: The second movement control order, or MCO 2.0, may not be extended from the tentative Feb 4 end date, says the Health Ministry.
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Contra flow between Sg Besi toll plaza and UPM interchange from Jan 25 to Feb 2
KUALA LUMPUR: Temporary bound closure and contra flow have been activated at Km 307- Km309 on the North-South Expressway between Sungai Besi Toll Plaza and the UPM Interchange from 10pm until 5am dail...
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The world is dangerously dependent on Taiwan for semiconductors
Taiwan’s grip on the semiconductor business represents a choke point in the global supply chain.
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Autotrader UK: Used Car Market Is Strong In UK, Like In Malaysia Too
According to the latest data from UK-based Auto Trader, based on the circa 510,000 vehicles currently advertised on its marketplace, used car prices continue to record strong levels of growth despite...
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Diesel is truly on its last leg as world’s largest diesel engine plant goes electric
Electric vehicles are coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it no matter how much you resent it.
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Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora enters final year of production
After new reports that Lotus will be revealing a new model as early as June this year, the company has announced that the Elise, Exige and Evora, are now in their final year of production.
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Vinfast Just Overtook Everyone With 3 New Full EVs - VF31, VF32, VF33
Pretty much out of nowhere, the Vietnamese automaker Vinfast has revealed a trio of new cars to add to their roster, only this time they've leapfrogged to full EVs with the VF31, VF32, and VF33.  ...
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Mansory made a lawnmower as a homage to Air Jordan shoes
Mansory is no stranger to the aftermarket scene, specialising in outrageous modifications on luxury vehicles – but none of those prepared us even a bit for what you’re about to see.
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All-new Mitsubishi Outlander set to be launched on 16 February 2021
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be launching the all-new Outlander on 16th February, hosted by the US region.
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Death of diesel looms as carmakers accelerate to electric future
PARIS: The world’s biggest diesel engine factory in Tremery, eastern France, is undergoing a radical overhaul - it’s switching to make electric motors.
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Saudi wealth fund in talks with Lucid for car plant in kingdom, says FT
DUBAI: Lucid Motors Inc is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to build an electric vehicle factory in the kingdom, the Financial Times reported, citing an interview with the fund’s...
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JD Power: Most American EV users are likely to repurchase another EV
TROY (Michigan): According to the inaugural J.D. Power U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, some 82% of electric vehicle (EV) owners are likely to consider buying another EV in the...
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Taiwan ministry says TSMC will prioritise auto chips if possible
TAIPEI: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) will prioritise production of auto chips if it is able to further increase capacity, Taiwan’s Economics Ministry told Reuters, amid a global ...
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Mentally unsound woman taken to hospital after being caught on video attacking vehicles in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: A woman, believed to be mentally unsound, has been taken to Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang for treatment and evaluation after she went around attacking vehicles at a commercial centre in P...
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EVs to overtake gas guzzlers in India by 2030, says Mahindra
MUMBAI: Electric-vehicle sales should overtake gas guzzlers in India by the end of the decade as prices become more aligned and infrastructure and technology improves, hopefully with help from the gov...
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DS fits Mona Lisa and 181 other paintings into the limited-edition DS 7 Crossback Louvre
With the Covid-19 pandemic still causing trouble around the world, the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris will most likely remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
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This limited-edition Aston Martin DBX comes with an incredible “after-sales service”!
Q by Aston Martin, the marque’s personalisation arm, has celebrated the company’s partnership with Bowmore, a single malt distillery, with a limited edition DBX Bowmore Edition.
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Is there a new Toyota Celica on the way?
The name Celica, stirring up driving passion and motorsport heritage, has again been filed at the US Patent and Trademark office (USTPO). The first filing at the same registry was noticed over three y...
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Lotus’ upcoming new sports car could be the brand’s last ICE model
While Lotus still has a huge appeal to the true driving enthusiasts, it’s hard to ignore the fact that its ageing cars (aside from the the ultra-millionaire-only Evija) barely attracts regular car b...
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Italdesign goes “back to the future” with DeLorean DMC comeback!
One of automotive history’s most popular icon, the DeLorean DMC-12, could be making a comeback.
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Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) – 2021 events, updates
The year 2020 was one of previously unknown hardship and ordeals, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic felt not just in Malaysia but around the globe.
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Founder of J.D. Power dies at 89
LOS ANGELES: James David Power III, the founder of the influential car quality survey company, J.D. Power, has died.
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VinFast global showroom design competition comes with total prize worth over US$60,000
HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnamese car maker VinFast is looking at international talents to design its smart vehicle showrooms to be built globally.
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BMW M Is Going Electric With The i4 M
What does this mean for the future of BMW's motorsports or M division?
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Seven Years Left For Petrol Powered Ford Mustangs
Say goodbye to fossil fuels, pony car.
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India Starts Manufacturing The Suzuki Jimny - Cheaper Jimny for Malaysia?
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India's largest carmaker has announced that they have started production of Suzuki's versatile compact off-roader, the Jimny.
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Vietnam’s Vinfast is heading to the US with a trio of new electrified SUVs
Vietnam’s first carmaker, Vinfast, has always had global aspirations especially with the larger US and Europe markets.
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Sony says you can’t buy the Vision-S, no plans to build it
Last week’s news of the Sony Vision-S being road-tested in Europe and even a short video on the design and engineering of the vehicle got many enthusiasts excited.
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Austria’s car industry at the crossroads as world swings to electrification
VIENNA: The captains of Austria’s automotive industry need to stop making combustion engines now in order to salvage greener electric growth by the end of the decade, according to a new government s...
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Wrong steering component fitted to new Mercedes S-Class sparks recall, up to 1,400 units affected
STUTTGART: It's scary news that Mercedes-Benz can do without but the serious defect affecting a small number of the latest S-Class flagship were revealed in a report by Business Insider earlier this m...
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Taiwan firm claims its HUD tech is superior to what is available in market
TAIPEI: A Taiwanese automotive electronics design company expects its patented technology for head-up displays (HUDs) to be widely embedded into electric and commercial vehicles by 2023.
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WATCH: Wacky Mini-Trac once roamed Antartica
The Mini-Trac had a brief stint in Antartica in 1965.
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Ranking Kereta Proton 2020 – Paling Laku Hingga Paling Sendu
Dengan jumlah jualan sebanyak 109,716 unit kenderaan tahun lepas, Proton telah merekodkan peningkatan sebanyak 8.8 peratus berbanding 100,821 unit pada 2019.
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Turning point: Volkswagen's profit falls less than feared
BERLIN/LONDON/FRANKFURT: Volkswagen reported on Friday that its 2020 profit almost halved due to the impact of the pandemic, but a rebound in premium car sales in China and stronger deliveries in the ...
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Round 1 of Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival Season 4 postponed
SHAH ALAM: With the extension of the movement control order to Feb 4 for Selangor and Federal Territory, UMW Toyota has decided to postpone Round 1 of Season 4 of the Toyota Vios Challenge scheduled f...
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Peugeot names Linda Jackson as new CEO
PARIS: Automotive industry veteran Linda Jackson has been appointed the CEO of Peugeot.
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Production of Ducati SuperSport 950 starts
BOLOGNA: Series production of the SuperSport 950 has begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale.
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Long road for Tesla in India with infrastructure, supply chain woes
NEW DELHI: Tesla Inc is gearing up for an India launch but the US electric carmaker is likely to remain a niche player for years, catering only to the rich and affluent in the world’s second-most po...
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Jan 23-29: Fuel prices up again
PETALING JAYA: Fuel prices will increase across the board from Jan 23 to Jan 29, says the Finance Ministry.
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VinFast introduces three electric SUVs
HANOI: Vietnam's homegrown auto brand Vinfast, has announced a new milestone by offering three electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) models with partial self-driving capabilities.
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Could cars soon communicate with bikes and scooters to avoid fender-benders?
DETROIT: Ford believes that the best way to avoid many of the accidents that involve cars and electric bikes or scooters would be to connect them, to enable them to "communicate" with one another.
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“Simply accelerating fast in a straight line is not enough,” said BMW on the new i4
Due to be unveiled in the coming months, the new BMW i4, which will lead the way for future electric BMWs with a balance between dynamics and comfort, is undergoing the final phase of driving dynamics...
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Proton S50 – new Preve/Waja replacement rendered
During the launch of the Proton Saga facelift in August 2019, the national carmaker revealed its product launch strategy, which would see one new model be introduced every year.
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Ducati posts second half 2020 rebound to reduce delivery gap
BOLOGNA: Ducati Motor Holding concluded 2020 with a record second half despite the global pandemic situation and a seven-week halt in production right at the peak period of the season that heavily imp...
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BMW targets higher margins while investing in electric cars
MUNICH: BMW aims to return to its pre-pandemic operating margin target as the global economy recovers, but big investments in electric cars mean the automaker will have to simplify its vehicle portfol...
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Ford recall of 3 million vehicles over air bag defect to cost US$610mil
WASHINGTON: Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of US$610 million.
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MAA Yakin Jualan Kenderaan Meningkat 8% Pada Tahun 2021
Ramalan jualan kenderaan mengikut sasaran jumlah keseluruhan industri (TIV) pada tahun 2021 dinaikkan sebanyak 8 peratus kepada 570,000 unit berbanding 529,434 unit pada tahun lepas, ujar Presiden Per...
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At RM584k, the new Taycan RWD is the cheapest 4-door Porsche you can buy!
Just mere days after the European release, Sime Darby Auto Performance, the sole distributor for Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, announced today that the rear-wheel drive (RWD) Taycan is now in Malaysia...
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These images of the McLaren Elva and 765LT are so wallpaper worthy!
At the end of 2020, McLaren showcased its Elva and 765LT at a private “McLaren Masterpieces” event at the Bluewaters Island in Dubai.
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MCO 2.0: Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival Season 4 opener postponed, replacement date yet to be decided
The extension of the second nationwide (except Sarawak) movement control order has claimed a victim in the motorsports scene.
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Malaysian engineer awarded a patent for his novel speaker grille design installed in the McLaren Senna
Ask most audiophiles and they’ll tell you that loudspeakers work best when there is nothing in front of their mass to obscure the sonic delivery, but they’ll also tell you that grilles are a neces...
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The charming all-new Mazda BT-50 now in Thailand, ADAS missing
After making headlines for looking so attractive, the all-new Mazda BT-50 has been officially launched in Thailand, where almost 50% of the new vehicle sales are pick-up trucks.
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Automated rapid transit arrives in Johor for testing, to be test line for Iskandar Malaysia BRT system project
Automated Rapid Transit in China The first automated rapid transit (ART) system has arrived in Johor for its bus pilot testing programme, which has been slated to commence in Iskandar Malaysia in th...
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SPIED: GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power spotted in Perak – 1.5T, 163 PS, 235 Nm; B-seg China SUV to be CKD?
A couple of disguised vehicles, identified as the GAC Trumpchi GS3 SUV, have been spotted by reader Enche Ariel undergoing road tests in Perak.
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VW ends Golf production for US market
WASHINGTON: Volkswagen of America announced on Wednesday that it has stopped making the Golf for the US market last week.
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Passengers must get approval before crossing districts and state borders, cabbies, e-hailing drivers told
PETALING JAYA: All taxis, rented cars, and e-hailing services must ensure that their passengers have the necessary approval before crossing districts or state borders, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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New Entry-Level Taycan Is About Half The Price Of The Taycan Turbo S
The new Taycan might be an entry-level variant, but it's definitely not down on fun and performance.
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Here are the finalists for the Women’s World Car of the Year!
A total of 48 female motoring journalist from 38 different countries have chosen the finalists for the Women’s World Car of the Year.
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TIV expected to grow 8% in 2021, says MAA
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total industry volume (TIV) is projected to grow to 570,000 units in 2021, an increase of eight per cent from the 529,434 units recorded last year, said the Malaysian Automoti...
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GoCar Subs adds four popular models to line-up
PETALING JAYA: On-demand car-sharing platform GoCar had added four brand-new in-demand models to its GoCar Subs subscription programme.
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VW'S electric flagship to be called Trinity
WOLFSBURG: VW says it wants to create an entirely new electric flagship over the coming years, and has announced it wants to call the car "Trinity." The world's largest car manufacturer says the name...
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BMW M once again outsold Mercedes-AMG in 2020
In a year when the Covid-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world from spinning for a good few months, it’s not surprising to see sales figures fall, especially those in the premium segment such as...
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Facelifted BMW 5 Series arrives in Thailand, will Malaysia be next?
The wraps have been taken off the stage for the unveiling of the facelifted BMW 5 Series in Thailand.
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Bride has made a “rocking bucket seat” for the new normal!
With restricted travelling and commuting implemented around the world, people are spending less time in their cars and more time at home.
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MCO in 6 states, all federal territories extended to Feb 4, 2021 – restaurants can open till 10pm from Jan 22
The government has extended the movement control order (MCO) period in the states of Selangor, Johor, Penang, Melaka, Sabah, Kelantan and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan ...
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Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal
LONDON: A co-operation deal between British sports car maker Lotus and Alpine, owned by French giant Renault, is driven by a need to share supply chains and production facilities.
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Sokong Minat Anak, Bapa Benar Anak Conteng Kereta
Bila dengar kereta kesayangan kita kena conteng, mestilah geram kan?
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The Mercedes-Benz EQA Is Exactly Like A GLA, But Fully Electric - Genius
Yesterday evening, Mercedes-Benz took the covers off their newest fully electric vehicle in their expanding EQ line-up (we thought it would be the EQS.
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These Royale speakers are the Bugatti of audio entertainment
Bugatti and Tidal Audio have paired up to produce a new category of sound systems – what they consider to be the Bugatti of home audio.
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Ares Design chopped off this Tesla Model S’ roof, and it looks surprisingly good
Tesla is taking their own sweet time with the all-new Tesla Roadster, with a scheduled launch date this year if everything goes according to plan.
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Maserati introduces fully-loaded Sportivo range on Levante and Ghibli models
Maserati in the UK has introduced a new series that is decked up with features.
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JPJ Wangsa Maju KL closed till Jan 25 for sanitisation
The main KL road transport department (JPJ) office in Wangsa Maju, Setapak, will be closed for five days from today for sanitisation and cleaning works.
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More 'affordable' Porsche Taycan shows up
STUTTGART: A slimmed-down, entry-level model of the first all-electric Porsche will soon be rolling out to dealerships in Europe, but even at a discount of €20,000 (RM98,220), it's still anything bu...
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Mercedes-Benz EQA: Main points at a glance
STUTTGART: EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles.
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Hyundai Motor teases all-new Bayon crossover
LONDON: Hyundai Motor has released new images of its all-new B-segment Bayon.
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Isuzu D-Max is first pick-up to get 5 stars in Euro NCAP test
BRUSSELS: The new Isuzu D-Max has earned a maximum five-star safety rating in the tough new Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test.
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Ducati sign up with MotoGP until end of 2026
BOLOGNA: Italian manufacturer Ducati announced today its continuation in MotoGP until at least the end of the 2026 season.
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Good news: Toycarz is bringing Lotus “back” to Malaysia
There’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Lotus brand in Malaysia, ever since DRB-Hicom sold-off its ownership of the UK-based sportscar manufacturer to Geely back in 2017.
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Delivery service with private vehicles allowed to continue
Individuals or freelancers doing delivery service during the pandemic will not need to comply with any new regulations yet.
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Mercedes-Benz EQA unveiled as a GLA-based fully-electric crossover
Three years after it’s first teased at the Frankfurt motor show, Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled the marque’s first fully-electric compact car, the EQA.
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EQA debuts: Mercedes joins Tesla, VW in race to sell small electric cars
STUTTGART: Mercedes-Benz is taking on one of the most complex industry challenges with the rollout of its battery-powered EQA: selling small electric cars without a big profit squeeze.
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Two guys to run Audi Sport
Grams (left) and Seebach. INGOLSTADT: Audi Sport GmbH will have two bosses starting March 1.
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Stellantis CEO: All our brands get a chance, China options open
Tavares. — Bloomberg MILAN: Stellantis, the carmaker forged from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot-owner PSA, will give all its 14 brands a chance at success and keep all options on the table...
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Kia says looking at electric car projects with multiple firms after Apple report
SEOUL: Kia Corp said today it’s reviewing cooperation on self-driving electric cars with multiple foreign firms, making no mention of a report linking it to a project with tech giant Apple Inc.
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MINI Malaysia kicks off New Year promo
KUALA LUMPUR: MINI in Malaysia has introduced a new programme for the MINI Countryman SE along with a range of other MINI models – in conjunction with the extended SST exemption period.
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Isuzu D-Max Buat Kejutan - Trak Pikap Pertama Raih 5 Bintang Euro NCAP
Meskipun berdepan dengan ujian penilaian keselamatan Euro NCAP yang ketat, Isuzu D-Max telah berjaya meraih skor maksimum sebanyak 5 bintang, sekaligus menjadi trak pikap pertama di dunia yang mendapa...
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MINI Countryman Hybrid the star for 2021 CNY promotion
MINI Malaysia has kick-started its build-up to the CNY festive period through exclusive deals on the MINI Countryman SE Hybrid.
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Hyundai released teaser images of Bayon, an all-new B-segment crossover
Hyundai Motor has released several images of its all-new B-segment crossover, the Bayon.
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Gov’t plans to regulate goods/parcel delivery using private vehicles, but no ban during pandemic – Wee
The transport ministry is the process of developing regulations for delivery services using private vehicles, much like the model used by companies like Lalamove.
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Did lockdowns lead to cleaner air in cities? Not really, study shows
When weather factors are taken into account, the decrease in pollution levels was less than expected.
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Toyota-backed Paris venture targets 10,000 hydrogen taxis by 2024
PARIS: A French company plans to persuade 10,000 Paris taxi drivers to switch to hydrogen-powered cars by the time the Olympic Games come to town in three years.
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GM teams up wtih Microsoft on Cruise self-driving vehicle
DETROIT: General Motors announced Tuesday it is joining forces with Microsoft on its Cruise autonomous driving venture, with the tech giant coming on board as an investor and technology partner as it ...
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Part of Kinabalu Park road collapses, landslides in seven areas after heavy rains in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Landslides and collapsed roads continue to occur despite the easing of heavy rains in some parts of Sabah following a week of downpour and floods.
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Geely teams up with Tencent on smart car tech
BEIJING/SHANGHAI: China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns Volvo Cars and holds 9.7% of Daimler, said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Tencent Holdings Ltd to develop smart vehicle...
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New aero kit by Huber celebrates 10 years of the Lamborghini Aventador
Huber, a bespoke coach builder based in the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating 10 years of the Lamborghini Aventador with the creation of a new kind of aero kit called ERA.
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RM4.8 million Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign showcased in Tokyo
Nissan will be showcasing a demo unit of the limited-edition Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign at its Nissan Crossing exhibition centre in Ginza, Tokyo.
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Will the new rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan be too much to handle?
Porsche is welcoming the new year with a new Taycan variant, called simply as the Taycan (sans emphasis, obviously).
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Spotted: Slender Peugeot 508 Testing in Gurun - Makes The Honda City Look....
The Peugeot 508 hasn't been spotted on our roads for a long time with the last version being the 1st generation of the French D-segment saloon.
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Bantuan PERMAI: Aid For Ride-Hailing, Taxi, and Bus Operators – But For How Long?
In a special address, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has outlined an economic relief package dubbed Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia or PERMAI, to help individuals and certain busin...
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Toyota GR Yaris nearly sold out in Malaysia
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just announced that the availability of the Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch is fading in the country.
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Government to provide another RM500 aid to drivers of e-hailing vehicles, taxis and buses
Under the Malaysian government’s latest “Permai” economy and people’s assistance package, drivers of e-hailing vehicles, taxis, buses, rental cars as well as tourist guides are set to receive ...
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The all-new Isuzu D-Max scores a full five stars in Euro NCAP test
The all-new Isuzu D-Max scored a maximum of five stars in the latest and toughest new Euro NCAP test.
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The Tom’s Toyota GR Yaris bodykit is the very definition of “just right”
Being the new darling of the automotive enthusiasts collective, there’s definitely no shortage of tuning options for the Toyota GR Yaris, both aesthetics and performance-wise.
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What's in store from BMW M in 2021
MUNICH: BMW's performance division will have its hands full for 2021.
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New Jaguar F-TYPE Reims Edition for UK only
LONDON: Jaguar has just released the F-TYPE Reims Edition, finished in an exclusive shade of French Racing Blue.
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Porsche Kekal Tenang Ketika Pandemik – Jual Lebih 270 Ribu Unit Pada Tahun 2020.
Porsche mencapai jualan sebanyak 272,162 kenderaan baru di seluruh dunia pada tahun lepas namun ianya kurang 3 peratus daripada rekod jualan tahun 2019!
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Boxster 25 Years Celebrates One Of Porsche's Most Important Cars
With only 1,250 units being built and based on the 718 Boxster GTS, this special 25 Years version is a new limited edition that commemorates the release of the iconic 986 Boxster from 1996.  If yo...
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Jaguar reveals F-Type Reims Edition – limited to just 150 units
After introducing the limited-run Heritage 60 Edition Jaguar F-Type in December last year, Jaguar has followed up with yet another limited edition model called the F-Type Reims Edition.
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Nissan Fairlady Z Proto makes appearance with older siblings in official video
After revealing most of the car last September, Nissan has the new Fairlady Z to stage again at the “Fairlady Z Protoype Special Talk Show” at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama.
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Toyota GR Yaris: Malaysian demand “overwhelming”
Distributor UMW Toyota Motor has announced that it has received “overwhelming” demand for the new GR Yaris, which was launched in Malaysia last month.
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Purchase of lesen terbang still available online – JPJ reminds the public that such services are illegal
The road transport department (JPJ) is reminding the public that all matters relating to driving licences, motor vehicle licences and vehicle ownership transfers, which are not performed following pro...
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Carsome survey: More Malaysians planning to get cars
KUALA LUMPUR: The Carsome Consumer Survey conducted in October 2020 found that 58% of Malaysians plan to buy a car within one to six months, far ahead of other Southeast Asian counterparts including I...
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Govt move to allow automotive plant activities lauded
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Research has lauded the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s move to reinstate automotive manufacturing in the approved list of services in economic sectors allowed t...
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GHL Systems to offer customised vehicle road tax and insurance renewal service
PETALING JAYA: GHL Systems Bhd has tied up with independent personal finance website Loanstreet to offer customised vehicle road tax and insurance renewal services.
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Interested in an F1 racing helmet or steering wheel?
PARIS: Artcurial Motorcars will host a sale of the former collection of Giuseppe Neri, a friend of Enzo Ferrari, at its Automobilia auction on Feb 6.
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Volvo is turning its hometown in Sweden into a climate-neutral city by 2030
Volvo Cars is teaming up with Gothenburg, its hometown in Sweden, to turn Scandinavia’s largest port city into an emission-free model city for the future.
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Toyota built an autonomous GR Supra that drifts on its own
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in the USA, together with Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Laboratory have just made a Toyota GR Supra perform drifts all without the need of a driver.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is Coming In February 2021 - Here Are The Teasers
Despite 2020 being a slow year, Hyundai managed to make some pretty large changes at the company.
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Panasonic’s new AR HUD concept could change the way we drive in the near future
Autonomous driving might be the future of cars, but until then, it’s still us fleshy mortals piloting these moving death traps – and if we’re completely honest, humans are not very good drivers.
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Silentium ramps up global rollout of Active Road Noise Cancellation tech
SHANGHAI: Israel-based Silentium, a tech innovation company specialising in creating personal in-car sound environments, is ramping up global rollout of its Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) techn...
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Automakers redesign cars for millions of aging drivers in Japan
Car companies from Toyota to Nissan are employing smart technology to make cars more user friendly for older people.
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Ranger on the rails
LONDON: Known as "rail buggies", utility vehicles are not new to the railway maintenance industry, but the development of the custom Polaris Rail Ranger presented an opportunity to innovate the design...
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BMW and MINI cars now cheaper with shorter warranty, option to top up
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia today announced new price lists for the BMW and MINI range of vehicles, saying it was to enable greater customer personalisation of their ownership experience.
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Interstate travel: Three-day grace period up, every car to be checked
PETALING JAYA: The three-day grace period that police gave for people to travel home across states and districts ended on Friday and from now on, “lame excuses” will no longer be tolerated at the ...
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BMW's 430i Coupe Now Open For Booking In Malaysia
The inevitable has just happened and starting from now, Malaysians will be able to pre-book one of the most controversial BMWs in recent times, the BMW 4 Series Coupé (G22). BMW Group Malaysia has...
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All-New Honda HR-V Teased – Global Reveal In February 2021
Honda has just dropped a bombshell by revealing that the next-generation Honda HR-V will celebrate its global debut in exactly one month (18th Feb 2021) from now.
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MINI offers more flexibility in pricing of 2021 models
MINI Malaysia has released a new price list for its vehicles.
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These were once the most expensive wheels in the world, at RM8 million a set!
The car customisation culture is a vast and extensive one.
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BMW restructure its price list with 5-year warranty now optional
BMW Group Malaysia has restructured the retail prices of its new vehicles.
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Government to provide another one-off RM500 assistance to 118,000 taxi, bus and ride-hailing drivers
In his special address to the nation earlier today, prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin outlined further relief measures announced by the government under the Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malay...
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Cuci engine with water hose – can you really do this?
Once again we have found ourselves confined to the comfort of our own homes.
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BMW Malaysia officially announces 2021 price lists – now with customisable warranty, service packages
BMW Group Malaysia has officially announced new 2021 price lists for its BMW and MINI range of vehicles.
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Banks will still offer repayment assistance, moratorium extension to borrowers – PM, banking associations
Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reiterated that the targeted repayment assistance (TRA) scheme will continue to be made available to those who need it, including those affected by the rein...
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BMW joins Audi, Mercedes-Benz to end its Netflix-For-Cars programmes
NEW YORK: f you had planned to borrow a BMW M5 for a weekend touring the Grand Ole Opry and Johnny Cash Museum, you’re out of luck.
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Honda to roll out US-specific HR-V for 2022
A teaser image of the upcoming Vezel that will be launched in Japan next month.
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Stellantis denies reports of tie-ups with Chinese firms
File pic of the key players Mike Manley (left) and John Elkann at Stellantis.
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Kembali Dengan 2 Tahun Tempoh Jaminan, MINI Malaysia Umum Harga Lebih Murah Untuk 2021
Model keluaran MINI Malaysia turut tidak terlepas daripada keputusan BMW Group Malaysia untuk memperbaharui polisi jaminan mereka dengan menawarkan kenderaan keluaran mereka dengan harga lebih murah d...
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BMW Malaysia Umum Harga Baru Bagi 2021 – Lebih Murah Dengan 2 Tahun Tempoh Jaminan
Bermula 1 Januari 2021, semua kenderaan baru keluaran BMW hadir dengan 2 tahun tempoh jaminan perjalanan tanpa had (Unlimited Mileage Warranty) dengan harga lebih murah!
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Apple and Hyundai Building an Electric Vehicle Together
Will Apple and Hyundai be building an electric car together?
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BMW Malaysia reduce prices with 5-year warranty now optional for 2021
In a surprising start to the year, BMW Group Malaysia has reduced the prices of its new vehicles.
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Peugeot to introduce hotter ‘Sport Engineered’ variants for every model
Peugeot’s electrified performance-oriented division, Peugeot Sport Engineered (or PSE as it’s more commonly known), is about to see a massive expansion in the coming years according to CEO Jean-Ph...
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Toyota’s Kinto One car-subscription service debuts in Malaysia – prices start from RM1,678 a month for Yaris
UMW Toyota Motor and Toyota Capital Malaysia (TCM) have announced the introduction of the automaker’s Kinto car subscription-based service in the country.
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Kinto One car subscription introduced by Toyota Capital Malaysia
SHAH ALAM: Kinto One, a car subscription-based programme which is available in the Americas, major countries of Asia with a strong presence in Europe, has arrived in Malaysia.
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Volkswagen Malaysia centres to stay open during MCO
KUALA LUMPUR: All authorised dealerships and service centres of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia are operational nationwide during the current movement control order (MCO). To provide customers wit...
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JPJ launches Ops Covid, deploys 1,200 officers to assist police in enforcing MCO and CMCO SOPs
The road transport department (JPJ) has launched Ops Covid-19, which will see it collaborate with the police in enforcing movement control orders (MCO, CMCO and RMCO) from now till January 26 nationwi...
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US buyer gets first Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
PARIS: The first Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport has been delivered to a customer in the United States.
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After long journey, Fiat Chrysler and PSA seal merger to become Stellantis
MILAN: Fiat Chrysler and PSA sealed their long-awaited merger on Saturday to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest auto group with deep enough pockets to fund the shift to electric driving a...
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Mudah & Murah - Sanitasi Kereta Anda Daripada Virus!
Bimbang dengan kes COVID-19 yang semakin meningkat?
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350,000th Ducati Monster delivered with fanfare
BOLOGNA: The Ducati Monster reaches a significant milestone in its history with the delivery of the 350,000th model.
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Auto makers get nod to operate after being re-listed as essential service
PETALING JAYA: After being instructed to stop operations during the present movement control order (MCO 2.0), car makers in Malaysia are now allowed to resune business.
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Despite The Pandemic, BMW Group Finished 2020 With Strong Results
Despite the pandemic, BMW says they have done very well in 2020, shattering some records while at it.
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MCO 2.0: MITI allows all car factories to operate again
From yes, to no, and now yes again.
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Renault 5 get a new lease of life as an electric super-mini
PARIS: Renault has unveiled a new electric version of the classic 5 hatchback as the French company transforms its business model to focus on electrification.
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BMW aims to double fully-electric vehicle sales in 2021
MUNICH: BMW said on Friday that it aims to double its sales of fully-electric vehicles this year as the German carmaker and rivals race to release new models to comply with CO2 emissions targets and c...
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Next Nissan Qashqai to be electrified
PARIS: Nissan is future-proofing the Qashqai, Europe’s best-selling crossover, with electrified powertrains.
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Singaporeans get to see Audi e-tron 50 and e-tron Sportback 50 in person
SINGAPORE: Audi Singapore has announced its new car showcase – the Audi e-tron Hub – which will be on display at Audi Centre Singapore from Jan 14 to Feb 18.
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Jan 16-22: Fuel prices up three to five sen per litre
PETALING JAYA: Fuel prices will increase across the board from Jan 16 to Jan 22, says the Finance Ministry.
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Iconic Renault 5 Turbo to return as an electric car
As part of Renault’s new strategic plan called the Renaulution which will take place in the next five years, the company has introduced the Renault 5 Prototype.
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The upcoming KX11 SUV might be the best-looking Geely model to date
Geely has just unveiled the first images of the upcoming KX11 (internal codename, of course), the brand’s third model to be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, and you know wha...
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JPJ: “Hellaflush” vehicles can be fined up to RM2,000
The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has posted a reminder of tyres with the fitment called “hellaflush” can be fined up to RM2,000 or be sentenced to a six-month jail term.
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Kia Seltos now on sale in Malaysia, from RM115,888
Last week, Naza Kia Malaysia revealed pricing for the Seltos, and now it has announced that the B-segment crossover has finally gone on sale.
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BMW Malaysia updates price list – cheaper with two-year warranty; 218i, X1 under RM200k, 320i RM227k
BMW Malaysia has just announced a new price list to go along with its move to offer extended warranty and service packages as separate cost options.
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BMW 430i Coupe M Sport ready for booking, priced from RM419K
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia today started the online pre-booking for the all-new 430i Coupé M Sport.
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Kia Seltos B-Segment SUV hits showrooms
KUALA LUMPUR: Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced the Kia Seltos, a new bold-looking contender in the highly competitive local compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment.
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GM working on expanding Corvette line to include crossover
DETROIT: Corvette may be going plural.
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Kia aims for seven new electric vehicles by 2027
SEOUL: Kia has announced new details of its new brand purpose and ambitions for the future during a digital showcase event.
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Trump's China tech war backfires on automakers as chips run short
DETROIT: Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines because of a global shortage of semiconductors that in some cases has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’s actions against ...
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Gothenburg to transform large swathe of land into 'Green City Zone'
GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg's "Green City Zone" plans to have 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.
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Exemptions from some safety rules eyed for self-driving cars in US
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars o...
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PLUS' critical services available throughout MCO
KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) said critical highway services would continue to be provided during the MCO (movement control order) period.
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New-look Toyota Yaris WRC ready to fight for more titles in 2021
HELSINKI: The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car’s haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 se...
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Facts & Figures: Kia Seltos officially launched in Malaysia – from RM116k
It’s been a while since the Kia Seltos first made its appearance here on our shores, with order books for the B-segment SUV already open since September last year.
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Sepang CEO: Tough times ahead but we’re prepared
With the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and declaration of a State of Emergency for Malaysia, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is not taking things for granted and is prepared for a ...
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JPJ reminds public of dress code – no shorts, slippers
Click to enlarge The road transport department (JPJ) has reminded its customers to follow the dress code when at its premises.
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MINI Malaysia updates price list – cheaper but with shorter 2-year warranty, no free service; from RM214k
MINI models aren’t left out of BMW Group Malaysia’s decision to revise its warranty policy, which sees the introduction of optional extended warranty and service packages to accompany a shorter bu...
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BMW Malaysia offers cheaper standard 2-year warranty; 5-year coverage, servicing now a cost option
Today, BMW Group Malaysia announced the impending arrival of the 4 Series Coupé. The car itself is fairly controversial, from the massive double kidney grille to the standard fitment of fabric seats ...
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Perodua Myvi seen with GR Yaris-style front bumper
The European, TNGA-based Toyota Yaris, from which the rally homologation GR Yaris is made, is a B-segment hatchback, and so is the Perodua Myvi.
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BMW 430i M Sport now open for booking in Malaysia – RM419k
Following the availability of the BMW M3 and M4 Competition, BMW Malaysia is now formally introducing the all new 4 Series here on our shores.
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Alpine to be fully-electric with performance-oriented crossover and hot hatch
Alpine has been earmarked to be Renault’s performance brand in Groupe Renault’s latest strategic business plan.
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BMW Malaysia teases G22 4 Series, opens online booking for 430i Coupe M Sport – from RM405,680
BMW Malaysia has teased the latest 4 Series on its social media.
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VW Golf regains top spot as Europe's best selling-car
WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen's Golf hatchback regained the top slot as Europe's most popular car through 2020 despite a tough year for the German maker caused by the pandemic and other production hiccups.
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New Renault boss plans leaner, electric future
PARIS: French carmaker Renault pledged to slim down and focus more on technology as its new CEO laid out plans to revive a business hammered by management turmoil and the Covid-19 crisis.
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US tells Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles for touchscreen failures
WASHINGTON: The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla Inc to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could ...
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Jay Chou poses with daughter in front of US$1.7mil Koenigsegg
Jay is known to be a sports car enthusiast.
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