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Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 10:02 PM

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Hino Poncho minibus to trial run in Penang and new routes in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR: Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Hino) and Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd (Rapid Bus) will continue its trial in more challenging routes in Kuala Lumpur, after successfully completing its first ...
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Round 2 of Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival and Vios Challenge returns to Sepang Circuit on Oct 22-24
SHAH ALAM: Racing in the Vios Challenge and the excitement of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival resumes with Round 2 at the Sepang International Circuit from Oct 22-24.
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Jalan Berlubang: Betul Ke Tindakan Dalam Masa 24 Jam?
Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Seri Dr. Shahidan Kassim berjanji laporan jalan rosak yang diterima akan diambil tindakan dalam masa 24 jam, pada sidang Dewan Rakyat yang lalu.
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Banjir Kilat Di Melaka Ragut Nyawa Anggota Bomba – Longkang Tersumbat, Air Melimpah Ke Jalan Raya
Fenomena hujan lebat yang berpanjangan sehingga lebih 4 jam telah mengakibatkan beberapa kawasan di Melaka dilanda banjir kilat.
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Mercedes-Benz named world’s most valuable luxury car brand again, sixth year in a row
It’s that time of the year when US brand consultancy Interbrand publishes their annual “Best Global Brands” study, and – surprise, surprise – Mercedes-Benz has once again been ranked as the ...
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Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid makes “official” debut on UMWT’s website – Malaysia launch soon
The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid has been heavily rumoured to be introduced here in Malaysia, ever since UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) announced their intentions to locally assemble hybrid vehicles.
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Lexus returns as KL Fashion Week sponsor for 2021
Lexus has announced it is continuing its sponsorship of the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) for 2021.
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Perodua Bezza rendered with new Subaru WRX cues
Subaru unveiled the second-generation WRX last month and it came with a great many things you’d expect of a model meant to continue the legacy of a rally icon.
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All-new Land Rover Defender 110 launched from RM798,800
PETALING JAYA: After nearly two months of teasing on public roads, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has launched the latest generation of the Land Rover Defender 110.
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2022 Honda City Hatchback Malaysian Launch Soon, Bye Bye Jazz
Honda Malaysia has just posted a brief teaser confirming the imminent arrival of the much anticipated City Hatchback.
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Honda City Hatchback RS coming soon to Malaysia!
Normalcy is certainly coming back to Malaysia, as more and more product launches are being scheduled.
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NanoMalaysia REVIVE initiative – will EV conversions of ICE cars be legalised in Malaysia in the near future?
In an earlier report on the NanoMalaysia Energy Storage Technology Initiative (NESTI) programme, it was mentioned by the ministry of science, technology and innovation (MOSTI) that the Enabling Mobili...
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DHL Express, Pen Aviation sign MoU for cargo drone delivery trial; proof of commercialisation by end 2021
International logistics provider DHL Express has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pen Aviation, provider of unmanned automated solutions towards commercialising the deliveries of time-critica...
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2022 Honda City Hatchback in Malaysia – official teaser released, coming soon to replace the Jazz
Here’s a surprise! Honda Malaysia has posted a teaser on its social media, and it’s for the Honda City Hatchback.
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2022 Land Rover Defender L663 launched in Malaysia – 2.0L and 3.0L MHEV, priced from RM799k to RM1 mil
Two years after making its world debut in Frankfurt, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is now in Malaysia, with Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) officially taking the wraps off the fully-imported SUV at a...
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Government to improve EV technology development in Malaysia with NESTI programme to be launched soon
The government is looking to strengthen the development, validation and commercialisation of electric vehicle technology development in Malaysia through the NanoMalaysia Energy Storage Technology Init...
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2021 Land Rover Defender launching in Malaysia today – watch the livestream of the event on FB at 11am
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) will officially launch the all-new Land Rover Defender today, and if you want to witness the local reveal of the reborn 4×4 icon, tune in to the livestream that is s...
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Next-gen Range Rover teased, full reveal on Oct 26
Land Rover is set to premiere the all-new Range Rover flagship luxury SUV as soon as the coming Tuesday.
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Oct 21-27: All fuel prices to remain the same
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol, and diesel will remain unchanged as previously until Oct 27, says the Finance Ministry.
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IBM/Mercedes-Benz anti-theft service ready for roll out in Asia-Pacific and North America
KUALA LUMPUR: The "Stolen Vehicle Help" service, which was available in the Mercedes me app for European customers since November last year, will be making its way into select countries in North Amer...
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PETRONAS To Stop Sponsoring Mercedes-AMG F1?
Will the collaboration between PETRONAS and Mercedes in the Formula One (F1) Championship, which has been ongoing since 2010, come to an end at the end of this season?
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This mini Toyota Mirai RC car is actually powered by hydrogen
The Toyota Mirai, currently in its second generation, is only one of the couple of hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles actually on sale right now.
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Porsche to introduce the more extreme 718 Cayman GT4 “RS” very soon!
Porsche has announced that the already very potent 718 Cayman GT4 RS will soon have a bigger brother – the 718 Cayman GT4 RS – set for its world premiere in November.
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Updated BMW M135i xDrive now with better handling and new colour!
BMW in Germany has introduced an improved version of the M135i xDrive that was launched in Malaysia last year with improved performance and a more engaging driving experience.
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Geely's ZEEKR 001 goes into production
NINGBO (China): The most anticipated electric vehicle of the year has entered into production.
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AirAsia X Only Wants To Pay 0.5% Of Its RM33.65 Billion Debt
According to documents sighted by Reuters, AirAsia X (AAX) intends to pay only 0.5% to each creditor and terminate all existing contracts to enable it to restructure its liabilities of RM33.65 billio...
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All-new Honda Civic Si launched in the US with 202 hp and a rev-matching manual gearbox
There’s a running joke online that Americans can’t drive manuals, but in reality that can’t be farther from the truth – because aside from the upcoming Honda Civic Type R, they are also pretty...
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Video: 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo launched in Malaysia, 5 Things
Officially revealed in Germany earlier this year, Sime Darby Auto Performance, distributor of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, has introduced Porsche’s new EV for outdoor enthusiasts, the Taycan Cross ...
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Geely’s Zeekr 001 rolls out of Intelligent Factory at Ningbo
Geely’s first premium electric vehicle has just started full-scale production yesterday, with the Zeekr 001 rolling off the production line at a special ceremony.
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2021 Mercedes-AMG A45S in Malaysia – non-Edition 1 details and full photo gallery, priced from RM438k
The W177 Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4Matic+ was introduced here in June last year, making its debut as an Edition 1 model.
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Tesla tests car insurance with a variable premium based on driving behaviour
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla is conducting an innovative experiment in Texas, where it is offering its customers car insurance with a variable monthly premium, calculated according to a safety index based on ...
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Kawasaki looks to an electric future
KOBE: Just like car makers, motorcycle makers are also facing the challenge of energy transition - they too must adapt and find alternatives to fossil fuels.
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Budget 2022: Auto sector expects initiatives to boost industry
KUALA LUMPUR: Automotive players expect the initiatives to strengthen the local electric vehicle (EV) industry and green technology ecosystems will be announced in the upcoming Budget 2022.
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Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries
PARIS: From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint.
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HSDM offering Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid owners free inspection, discounts on spare parts and labour
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced some service benefits for the Hyundai Ioniq, the hybrid model that was launched here in late 2016 and has since been discontinued by the local distributo...
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Budget 2022: Initiatives to develop Malaysia’s EV industry, ecosystem reportedly set to be announced
In line with the low carbon mobility objectives and green mobility agenda outlined in the 12th Malaysian Plan (RMK-12), initiatives to strengthen the local electric vehicle (EV) industry and green tec...
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ACO Group to install 180 kW DC fast charger in Johor
Electrical products distributor ACO Group is working with electric vehicle charging specialist, EV Connection for the installation of a fast charger at the ACO Group headquarters in Johor Bahru, it sa...
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UK-Malaysia in talks to recognise each other's driving licences
PETALING JAYA: The United Kingdom has affirmed its government's assurance to Malaysia to pursue mutual recognition of driving licences, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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All-electric BMW 3 Series with 700km range coming in 2025, says report
LONDON: An all-electric BMW 3 Series is coming in 2025 and could offer over 700km range, according to UK-based publication Autocar.
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Apple veteran wins Gates’ backing for Michigan battery startup
DETROIT: Amid a boom in electric-vehicle production and a race for innovations that improve these new cars’ range and cost, battery startup Our Next Energy said today it has raised US$25 million in ...
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Hyundai Staria MPV ready for pre-order ahead of launch
PETALING JAYA: Hyundai's all-new luxury 7-seater MPV, the Staria Premium, which will debut in Malaysia soon, is positioned as Hyundai’s most luxurious Hyundai MPV targeting professionals and active ...
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Could high-speed ebikes one day replace cars in city centres?
AMSTERDAM: The Dutch electric bicycle manufacturer VanMoof has unveiled its first high-speed model, capable of reaching 50kph and thus, in theory, of replacing cars in urban areas.
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ACO partners EV Connection to install electric vehicle fast-charging station
KUALA LUMPUR: ACO Group is teaming up with EV Connection Sdn Bhd to install a direct-current fast-charging station at ACO Group's new headquarters in Johor Baru as part of its initiative to tap into t...
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Toyota to build US battery plant under US$3.4bil plan
DALLAS: Toyota plans to invest US$3.4 billion (RM14bil) in the US through 2030 to establish a new company and build its first US battery plant, becoming the latest global automaker to accelerate the t...
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Twins who built US$1.3b Marshmallow app take on insurers
Alexander (left) and Oliver are disrupting the staid insurance business.
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Maserati Grecale SUV launch put off due to chip shortage
MILAN: Stellantis' luxury brand Maserati said today the launch of its new SUV Grecale would be delayed to the spring of next year due to a global chip shortage.
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Renault Megane convertible doubles up as pipe lugger
ZAGREB: The carriage of long objects in the way this Renault Megane convertible is doing as shown in this dashcam video is illegal and dangerous by any country's standards.
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Cycling on highways without permit – up to RM5,000 fine
Not that we are biased towards motorists, we have always been open to sharing the roads but this is great news for those who have been inconvenienced and put at risk more than once by ignorant and inc...
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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia appoints Shinya Ikeda as new CEO
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has named Shinya Ikeda as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Tomoyuki Shinnishi who has held the role since October 2016.
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September 2021 Malaysian vehicle sales up by 153%
The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released vehicle sales data for the month of September 2021, announcing that a total of 44,275 vehicles were delivered last month.
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Hyundai Staria launching in Malaysia soon – Premium variant, 7 seats, 2.2L turbodiesel, 8AT; bookings open
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially confirmed that the Hyundai Staria will be launched in Malaysia soon, with bookings now open for the MPV.
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GoCar launches GOLADIES campaign for ladies to adopt digital car maintenance solution
PETALING JAYA: GoCar Malaysia has launched GOLADIES campaign that offers free GoCar Garage trials with upgrade options to encourage more women drivers to experience the benefits of its one-stop digita...
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Cyclist Found Riding On The Highway Can Be Fined RM5k Or Sentenced To Prison For 12 Months
It seems like every year, PDRM needs to remind cyclists that they are not allowed to cycle on the highway, and this year's reminder comes with an increased fine, going from RM300 to RM2k to RM1k to R...
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The Porsche Taycan is outselling the 911 worldwide
In a world where SUVs reign supreme, it’s not surprising to see the Cayenne and Macan topping Porsche’s sales charts.
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DBKL Pasang 3,000 CCTV Dengan Ciri AI Di Sekitar Kuala Lumpur
Sejumlah 3,000 kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) dengan ciri kecerdasan buatan (AI) sudah dipasang oleh Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) di kawasan strategik sekitar ibu negara.  Menteri Wilayah Per...
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Listen to the magnificent soundtrack of the V12 in the GMA T.50!
The GMA T.50 supercar might not have been ready for July’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but its world premiere yesterday at the 2021 Goodwood Members’ Meeting meant all attention was focused exclus...
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Tesla's Musk dials into Volkswagen executive conference
Musk visiting the Tesla battery plant site in Gruenheide near Berlin in May.
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Touch ‘n Go eWallet launches DuitNow Transfer
KUALA LUMPUR: Touch ‘n Go eWallet has launched the DuitNow Transfer function, allowing its users to move their money from any internet banking account directly to the eWallet in real time.
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Porsche and Michelin support Indonesian rubber plantation farmers
STUTTGART: Porsche and Michelin are championing the sustainable extraction of natural rubber through the CASCADE (Committed Actions for Smallholders Capacity Development) project.
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Amsterdam and Helsinki to trial taking more responsible urban routes
PARIS: The cities of Helsinki in Finland, and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, are inviting motorists to participate this fall in a program aimed at relieving congestion in city centres in favour of more...
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120 years of Royal Enfield motorcycles
LONDON: Puristic motorcycles are popular with riders these days and few companies are as good at making them as Royal Enfield, the Indian-based manufacturer whose new products look much the same as th...
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How to choose best home charger for electric car
BERLIN: Pure electric cars allow emission-free driving and get their power from a mains electricity plug.
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Over 5,000 fatal road accidents from March 2020 to October 2021, says Bukit Aman
KUALA LUMPUR: There were over 5,000 fatal accidents from March 2020 to October 2021, says Bukit Aman.
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Prince Charles mocked after saying his car runs on wine and cheese
Prince Charles said his blue 1970 sports car uses E85 fuel produced using a blend of 85% ethanol, food waste and 15% unleaded petrol.
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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV heading for Oct 28 world premiere
TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has revealed the design of the all-new, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Outlander crossover, confirming it will share the same styling as the new, petrol-powered Outla...
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Evergrande's Swedish electric vehicle unit in sale talks, says CEO
The National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) logo is pictured on one of its electric cars at its Beijing headquarters building.
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Norway set to become world's first country to achieve 100% electric car sales from 2022
OSLO: From the spring of 2022, all new car sales in Norway could well be electric, whether 100% electric or plug-in hybrid models.
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Proton introduces lubricants range
SUBANG JAYA: Proton today announced the launch of a range of lubricants formulated exclusively for its cars.
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Klang Valley, Melaka to move to Phase 4 of NRP from Oct 18
PETALING JAYA: The Klang Valley which covers Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and Melaka will move to Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) beginning Oct 18, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri...
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Porsche’s electric Taycan outsells iconic 911
STUTTGART: Porsche’s electric Taycan has outsold the 911 combustion-era flagship for the first time, underscoring the German sports-car maker’s accelerating shift towards battery power.
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Hyundai Ioniq owners to enjoy exclusive discounts
SHAH ALAM: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has unveiled exclusive service privileges for all Hyundai Ioniq hybrid owners with special discounts and a complimentary 20-point inspection.
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Highway traffic set to reach four million vehicles
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic at all major highways is expected to reach four million vehicles daily following the lifting of the interstate travel ban.
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Three local e-racers fired-up for Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Asia tomorrow
SHAH ALAM: Three simulator racers, Taj Izrin Aiman Taj Madira, Muhammad Iqbal Ahmad Suji and Nabil Azlan will spearhead Malaysia’s challenge in the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Asia tomorrow (on Oct 1...
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Rain screws up driver-assistance technology, says AAA study
AUSTIN: The performance of advanced driver-assistance technology used to help vehicles automatically brake and stay in lanes is significantly reduced by moderate and heavy rain, a study by the America...
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Castrol Power1 Ultimate motorcycle lubricants range debuts
KUALA LUMPUR: Castrol, one of Malaysia’s leading automotive lubricant companies, has launched the Castrol Power1 Ultimate, a brand-new line of its fully synthetic engine oil that is said to offer o...
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Armor All auto care products now available
PETALING JAYA: Energizer Malaysia today expanded its brand portfolio with the official launch of Armor All auto care products.
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Castrol Power1 Ultimate motorcycle lubes – fr RM55
Castrol has launched the Power1 Ultimate range of four-stroke motorcycle lubricants, ranging from 5W-40 to 15W-50 in viscosity across five products, including one for scooters.
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Updated Lexus ES 250 starts from RM296,000
KUALA LUMPUR: Lexus Malaysia has updated its ES 250 executive sedan line-up with refreshed outlook, greater comfort as well as an elevated level of safety.
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2021 Lexus ES 250 Launched In Malaysia, New F-Sport Variant Added
Lexus’ midsize luxury saloon, the ES, has just been refreshed for the 2021 model year in Malaysia, receiving some equipment and visual updates alongside a new F Sport variant that sits atop the rang...
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Tan Chong Aftersales Division named Winner of Global Nissan Aftersales Award
Tan Chong Aftersales Division has recently emerged as the winner of the Global Nissan Aftersales Award 2020.
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Could this be the new Proton X90 SUV?
There is a new SUV being launched soon and glimpses of the rear designed teased the brand’s emblem with the final two alphabets ‘O’ and ‘N’. The first guess for anyone in Malaysia would be P...
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Armor All’s new car care products promises easy professional results at home
Energizer Malaysia today officially launched Armor All here on our shores, an American brand of car care products that promises easy “professional results” for your car washes at home.
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Proton Genuine Oil lubricants range launched – made by Petronas, fully-synthetic to mineral, RM78 to RM163
Proton has launched a range of lubricants formulated exclusively for its cars.
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Armor All car care products officially launched in M’sia
Energizer Malaysia, the local distributor for Armor All products, has officially launched a new range of automotive care solutions in the country.
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Castrol Launches Power1 Ultimate Engine Oil, Designed For Those Who Want More From Their Bikes
Castrol launches the Power1 Ultimate – a brand-new line of fully synthetic engine oil for two-wheelers that provides outstanding performance and endurance through its 5-in-1 formula.
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New Acura Integra to preserve the manual gearbox – revealed in new teaser!
Honda’s premium brand in the US, Acura, is planning to offer a six-speed manual transmission on the upcoming Integra fastback.
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SPIED: Hyundai Staria Premium sighted in Malaysia
It appears that a Malaysian market debut for the Hyundai Staria could be coming soon, with the sighting of this silver example within the Sime Darby Motors City automotive hub in Ara Damansara, Selang...
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Vietnam's VinFast eyes start of US deliveries in late 2022, says CEO
HANOI: Vietnamese automaker VinFast will begin taking pre-orders in the US market for its VF e35 and e36 electric SUVs in the first half of 2022 and expects to begin delivering them by the end of the ...
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Baosteel says it will fight Nippon Steel's patent infringement claim
LONDON: China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd (Baosteel) said on Thursday it disputes Japanese rival Nippon Steel's claims that it infringed patents.
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Toyota aims to make a splash with hybrid electric vehicles
PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor today hit on the hybrid electric theme again following the last one three weeks ago.
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BMW ready for any ban on fossil fuel-burning cars from 2030, says CEO
STUTTGART: Germany's BMW will be ready for any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards with an offering of electric vehicles, chief executive officer Oliver Zipse said on Tuesda...
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Premium brands will be first for restructure of Stellantis dealers' network
NUERTINGEN (Germany): Stellantis will start a restructuring of its European dealers' network, due to begin in June 2023, with its premium brands such as Alfa Romeo and Lancia, the company's European s...
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Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Baoshan for patent infringement
A production line of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.'s Kimitsu steel plant is pictured in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture.
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Renault lifts the lid on hydrogen-powered prototype van
PARIS: The hydrogen component of the "Renaulution" - the Renault group's major strategic plan - is embodied by the Hyvia joint venture, founded by the French carmaker in collaboration with American co...
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VW CEO warns a delay in shift to EVs could cost 30,000 jobs, say sources
BERLIN: Volkswagen's CEO Herbert Diess told a supervisory board meeting in September that the company could lose 30,000 jobs if it transitioned too slowly to electric vehicles (EVs), two sources with ...
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Honda Malaysia introduces limited-run HR-V SE – RM105k
Honda Malaysia has launched the HR-V SE which will be available in limited numbers.
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All-new Ford Ranger spotted in Thailand with new C-shaped headlamps!
The all-new Ford Ranger has just been spotted plying the roads of Thailand, with an anonymous photographer sharing clear details of the front of the new pick-up truck.
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Honda to roll out Honda Sensing 360 next year, featuring scanning in all directions
Apart from updating powertrain and handling performance, Honda also intends to upgrade the Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) which will be called Sensing 360.
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Toyota releases “Live Hybrid” brand video, continues Malaysian-market teaser for Corolla Cross Hybrid
As indicated by a prior teaser of the “Live Hybrid” film premiere scheduled for today, October 14, Toyota distributor UMW Toyota Motor has released the brand video which you can watch below.
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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia donates a Triton to a worthy cause
KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, has donated a Triton 4X4 pick-up truck to Dignity Farm School, a one-stop holistic a...
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After Wild West start, scooter providers chase scale to survive
LONDON: The era of breakneck growth for electric scooter firms is giving way to more selective expansion focused on profits as they face tougher regulations, more demanding customers and wary insurers...
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Honda unveils e:N EV sub-brand in China – 10 models in next five years!
Honda has announced its latest electrification plans in China with the launch of the new e:N sub-brand, building on the e:Technology branding that was unveiled with the adorable Honda e for Japan and ...
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Surprise Surprise, Honda Malaysia Introduces A Limited Run 2021 Special Edition HR-V With New Features
Honda Malaysia unexpectedly introduced a limited run 2021 HR-V Special Edition on their website, priced at RM105,363. To much surprise and out of the blue, Honda Malaysia today introduced a limite...
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All-new Lexus LX 600 raises the bar for luxury SUVs!
Here it is, the all-new Lexus LX 600, the brand’s flagship large SUV.
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Honda HR-V 1.8L SE introduced in Malaysia – BLIS, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, RM105k
Honda Malaysia has introduced a new HR-V 1.8L variant called the SE, the car’s debut revealed via its appearance on the company’s website earlier today.
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All-new Lexus LX premieres
TOKYO: The new Lexus LX made its world premiere today and is scheduled to go on sale in early 2022.
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Honda to launch new EV brand called e:N Series in China next year
BEIJING:: Japan's Honda Motor will launch a new electric vehicle brand in China next year, it said today, and will only launch battery electric, hydrogen fuel-cell or petrol-electric hybrid vehicles t...
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Honda SENSING 360 envelopes car in safety bubble
TOKYO: Honda today unveiled the new Honda SENSING 360 omnidirectional safety and driver-assistive system which removes blind spots around the vehicle and contributes to collision avoidance and the red...
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Oct 14-20: RON97 petrol up 10 sen
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON95 petrol and diesel will remain unchanged at RM2.05 and RM2.15 per litre respectively until Oct 20, says the Finance Ministry.
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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo debuts, three variants from RM646K
KUALA LUMPUR: The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is launched in Malaysia today, and is available in three variants that offer over 400km range.
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Tesla to expand presence in Palo Alto despite HQ move to Texas, says source
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc has agreed to lease office space from HP Inc near the electric carmaker's current headquarters in Palo Alto, California, says a person familiar with the matter.
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Rocking down to Electric Avenue? Good luck charging your car
LONDON: European and US cities planning to phase out combustion engines over the next 15 years first need to plug a charging gap for millions of residents who park their cars on the street.
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Cookware maker Ni Hsin diversifies into electric motorcycles and EV batteries
PETALING JAYA: Ni Hsin Group Bhd’s unit has signed a deal with MNA Energy Sdn Bhd to develop battery technology for electric motorcycles.
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Terbang Dron Tanpa Permit? – Denda RM50,000, Penjara Menanti
Seronok bermain dron? Tahukah anda perbuatan menerbangkan dron tanpa permit boleh menyebabkan anda didenda dan dipenjara?
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MIROS: Lebih 155,000 Kematian Akibat Nahas Jalan Raya Sejak 1995
Mengikut data Institut Penyelidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia (MIROS), 155,058 kematian dan lebih sejuta kecederaan akibat nahas jalan raya telah direkodkan sejak 1995, lapor Malay Mail.
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RON 97 fuel sees big jump in price, up 10 sen to RM2.87 per litre
The Ministry of Finance has just announced the pricing for petrol for the next seven days.
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Facts & Figures: Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo launched in Malaysia, from RM645k
First revealed earlier this year, the Sime Darby Auto Performance has launched the Taycan Cross Turismo in Malaysia.
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Roadshows are back! Save up to RM10,000 at the VW Tour at 1 Utama – 13 to 17 Oct.
With restrictions slowly easing up, roadshows can now finally return from hibernation – and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is the first to bite with the VW Tour, coming to you live and in...
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Sabah to run electric bus pilot project in Kota Kinabalu by end of 2021 to promote green public transport
The Sabah government has announced that it will run an electric bus pilot project in Kota Kinabalu by the end of this year, according to state tourism, culture and environment minister Datuk Jafry Ari...
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Sabah to allow inter-district travel from Oct 14 – border will open to interstate travel, local tourists on Nov 1
When prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the reopening of state borders on October 11 after Malaysia reached the 90% adult vaccination milestone, it didn’t include Sabah.
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JMC Vigus Pro 4X4 automatic launched at RM98,888
KUALA LUMPUR: Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM) has introduced a new player into the local one-tonne pick-up truck segment with the launch the rugged and yet stylish JMC Vigus Pro 4X4. Locally assembled ...
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Waranti Kenderaan Semakin Membebankan – MyCC Siasat Terma Waranti Kereta Tidak Adil
Suruhanjaya Persaingan Malaysia (MyCC) sedang mengenal pasti terma waranti yang tidak adil kepada pengguna yang berpotensi untuk menghalang, menyekat atau mengganggu persaingan dalam pasaran.
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SDAP Launches The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo In Malaysia
Sime Darby Auto Performance, exclusive distributor of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, has just expanded its fully electric vehicle range with the launch of the Taycan Cross Turismo to join its four-doo...
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At 19,300 ft, this is the highest Lamborghini Urus in the world!
Automobili Lamborghini is not only having record levels of sales volumes but also plenty of coverage in the media, many of which feature the multi-talented Lamborghini Urus.
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2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV launched in Malaysia – three variants; priced from RM645k
Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has officially launched the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo in Malaysia, which was first revealed globally in March this year.
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ERL launches KLIA Ekspres app, ExpreSmiles loyalty programme – RM1 joyride for public sometime in Nov
Express Rail Link (ERL) has launched the new KLIA Ekspres app and ExpreSmiles loyalty programme for its airport to city rail services.
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Ambulances have automatic right of way in Malaysia?
We’ve all been in that situation on Malaysian roads, we hear sirens and see red flashing lights indicating an ambulance is wanting to pass or cross an intersection.
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2021 JMC Vigus Pro 4x4 Launched In Malaysia - RM99k Gets You A 2.0-litre Turbodiesel and 8-speed ZF Transmission Amongst Others
Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM), a subsidiary of Tan Chong Group's Warisan TC Holdings has just launched the 2021 JMC Vigus Pro 4x4 pickup truck, priced on the road without insurance for RM98,888 in Pe...
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This all-black Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition looks lit!
Having blacked-out emblems seem to be a trend in the USA now that dealers are also trying to profit from.
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Facts & Figures: JMC Vigus Pro launched in Malaysia – RM98,888
In case you’re wondering JMC stands for Jiangling Motors Corporation.
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JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 launched in Malaysia – pick-up truck with Ford 2.0 TDCi, ZF8 auto; CKD, RM98,888
The JMC Vigus Pro has been officially launched in Malaysia.
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BMW kicks off OTA upgrades for 2 million cars worldwide
MUNICH: BMW has announced its third over-the-air (OTA)upgrade this year – this time for around two million BMW vehicles worldwide.
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Hyundai Mobis invents foldable steering wheel
SEOUL: Hyundai Mobis has just announced that it has developed a foldable steering wheel.
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Get the Klassen Armoured Cullinan, when the regular Cullinan is not enough
HANOVER: Sooner or later, an armoured Rolls-Royce Cullinan will come along.
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Isuzu Introduces 4x2 D-Max - Aimed At Those Who Will Mainly Use Their Truck On Asphalt
If you find yourself not needing the 4x4 capabilities of a pick-up truck, but like the idea of owning one for all other reasons, Isuzu has you covered as they have just launched the new Isuzu D-Max Au...
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New Isuzu D-Max 4X2 automatic introduced at RM101,000
PETALING JAYA: Isuzu Malaysia has unveiled a new 4X2 automatic variant of the Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck that promises a lower entry price, easier maintenance costs and higher levels of fuel economy.
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Ford brain research attempts to figure out quickly when drivers switch off at wheel
COLOGNE: Ford is working with neuroscientists to develop a faster and more effective way to detect when drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating Driver fatigue may be a contributing factor ...
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Volkswagen roadshow at 1 Utama from Oct 13-17
PETALING JAYA: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is organising a five-day Volkswagen Tour at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Centre Court, Old Wing) here from Oct 13 to 17.
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Unique AC Ace RS to celebrate the passing of petrol power
LONDON: A unique continuation model of the lightweight AC Ace sports car dating from 1961 – now totally updated as the AC Ace RS – will be launched shortly by AC Cars, the original manufacturer wh...
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S. Korean battery firms to bear US$1.2b of GM's Bolt EV recall costs
SEOUL: South Korean battery firms LG Chem Ltd and LG Electronics Inc will be shouldering a combined US$1.2 billion for General Motors Co's Bolt electric vehicle recall - the lion's share of the expect...
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Drivers less stressed when driving an electric van, says Fiat
HAMBURG: New research has found that electrically driven vans do not just cut fuel costs and help improve air quality – they can also reduce stress behind the wheel.
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Polestar aims to be the best premium EV; ahead of Porsche
Polestar was one of the earlier brands to offer high performance with electrification as seen on the Polestar 1 grand touring hybrid equipped with 1,000 hp.
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2021 Isuzu D-Max gets new 1.9L 4×2 AT Plus variant in Malaysia – from RM100,999; rear-wheel drive only
Isuzu Malaysia has expanded the number of D-Max variants to eight with the introduction of the new 1.9L 4×2 AT Plus, which is priced at RM100,999 on-the-road without insurance.
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Survey: Today's kids picture their first car as a flying electric
HAMBURG: The next generation of drivers are dreaming of climate-friendly cars that can take to skies fitted with comfy seats and a good sound system, a survey by the Ford Motor Company has found.
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Etiqa offers ‘Drive less save more’ campaign
KUALA LUMPUR: Etiqa launched its usage-based “Drive Less Save More” motor insurance and takaful add-on that offers drivers rebates of up to 30% of their premiums or contribution based on vehicle m...
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Embattled Evergrande's EV unit vows to make cars early next year
BEIJING: China's embattled Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group said on Monday it aimed to start producing electric vehicles (EV) next year despite facing a struggle to secure external investment.
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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Can Deliver Your New Car Right To Your Door Step
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has launched a Home Delivery Service that allows customers to have the option for their new vehicle to be delivered directly to their home via a truck carrier.
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UMW Toyota Motor Sees Sharp Sales Rise In September 2021
UMW Toyota Motor has reported a hugely successful September in terms of new car sales, representing a volume increase of 218.3 percent or 5,509 units over the previous month, August 2021.
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Langgar Basikal Lajak: Jurujual Wanita Dibebaskan
Mahkamah Majistret Johor Bahru pada Ahad lalu, kekal membebas dan melepaskan seorang jurujual wanita daripada pertuduhan memandu secara melulu sehingga menyebabkan kematian lapan remaja berbasikal la...
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Toyota Hilux GR Sport lands in Japan, lesser power with just 150 hp, 400 Nm
Toyota Gazoo Racing in Japan has officially introduced the Hilux GR Sport to their range of ever-growing fun-to-drive vehicles.
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Unvaccinated interstate travellers to be compounded, attention focused on highway R&R stops – Police
The police will be issuing compounds to unvaccinated individuals found travelling interstate, Bukit Aman internal security and public order department director Datuk Hazani Ghazali told Berita Harian.
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Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2020 winners gets a Nissan Leaf
KUALA LUMPUR: Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), the official vehicle sponsor for Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2020 (ABPBH), presented a new Nissan Leaf to the grand prize winner, Haqiem...
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Batman collection returns to Caltex
KUALA LUMPUR: Chevron Malaysia Ltd has unveiled the fan favourite Batman Collection now available at Caltex stations nationwide.
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2022 Geely Boyue X Launched In China - From RM73,000
The 2022 Geely Boyue X has been launched in China, replacing the Boyue Pro.
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AC Schnitzer Makes The G80 BMW M3 A Bit More Of A Wild Animal
Famed BMW performance tuners AC Schnitzer might have a name fit for a bread company, but they’re not to be trifled with when it comes to making Munich’s finest even finer.
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All-new Nissan Almera finally reaches the Philippines – factory-fitted N-Sport body kit!
The all-new Nissan Almera has finally made its way over to the Philippines, nearly a year after its debut here in Malaysia.
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Polestar aims to be the best premium EV, unseating Porsche
Polestar was one of the earlier brands to offer high performance with electrification as seen on the Polestar 1 grand touring hybrid equipped with 1,000 hp.
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2022 Mazda CX-5 launched in Thailand – 8″ display, 10-speaker Bose system, i-Activsense; from RM164k
The updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 has just been announced in Thailand.
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New Kia Forte shows up with new design identity and advanced tech
LOS ANGELES: This is the new Kia Forte for North America.
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Estonian scientists use peat to make batteries
A peat field in Elva, Estonia.
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Franciscus van Meel returns to head BMW M
MUNICH: A familiar face will make his return to BMW M GmbH. With effect from Nov 1, Franciscus van Meel will assume the position as chairman of the board of BMW M GmbH. He succeeds Markus Flasch, who...
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Home from home: Mercedes-Benz doubles down on China
BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Mercedes-Benz, the German company founded by the inventors of the motor car, is pouring more resources into its cutting-edge research and design capabilities in China as the centre o...
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UMW Toyota Motor bumps up sales volume in September
SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) posted a strong total sales volume of 8,033 vehicles in September, an increase of 5,509 units over the August volume.
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A cameo in a James Bond Film can increase a car’s value by 1,000%
NEW YORK: Daniel Craig made his final appearance on Oct 8 as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise, No Time to Die.
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BMW missing out on China’s karaoke fans exposes digital car gap
Sorry, no karaoke feature in BMWs. Shop other brands or check back in a year.
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Mforce Bike Holdings wins franchise to sell QJ Motor bikes
GEORGE TOWN: Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd has been appointed the sole distributor of China-based QJ Motor in Malaysia.
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China to set assessment measures to regulate data sent abroad by cars
BEIJING: China, the world's biggest auto market, said today it will roll out assessment measures to regulate data sent abroad by vehicles, as the country steps up efforts to protect data and privacy.
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Sime Darby Motors virtual carnival lucky winner gets a BMW G310R
PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Motors (SDM) recently presented the winner of the lucky draw from its virtual sales carnival that was held last year with a BMW G310R motorbike.
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Big budget local film 'The Catcher' set for 2022 production
KUALA LUMPUR: The Catcher, a Malaysian-made film set to feature some 500 supercars, is poised to be the highest-invested movie ever in Malaysian history.
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Toyota Mirai Drives 1,360km On Single Tank Of Hydrogen, A New World Record
Toyota has announced that the 2nd-generation Mirai has just set the new Guinness World Record for the longest distance driven on a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle without refuelling the car covering 1360k...
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All-new Land Rover Defender 110 set for Malaysian launch on the 21st of October!
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) is set to launch the all-new Defender 110 at 11 am on the 21st of October 2021.
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UMW Toyota sees over 200% increase in sales for September
After a full month of operations in September, after the auto industry was allowed to resume at the end of August, UMW Toyota Motor has announced a jump in total sales volume.
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New Isuzu D-Max model teased – launching in Malaysia tomorrow!
Isuzu Malaysia has just teased a new variant to the popular all-new Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck, simply called ‘4X2 Auto Plus’. While the silhouette of a double cab Isuzu D-Max doesn’t expose much...
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Jaguar F-Pace customer wins BMW G310R at Sime Darby Motors Virtual Grand Finale lucky draw
Sime Darby Motors (SDM) recently presented its customer with a lucky draw prize of a BMW G 310 R motorcycle, following their purchase of a Jaguar F-Pace 300PS at the company’s virtual sales carnival...
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UMW Toyota Motor sold 8,033 vehicles in September 2021 – 218% increase from August; YTD at 43,594 units
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) delivered a total 8,033 units of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in September 2021, which an increase of 5,509 units or 218% from August 2021, where just 2,524 units were sold.
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All-new Land Rover Defender to launch locally on Oct 21
PETALING JAYA: The latest model of the iconic Land Rover Defender 110 is set for launch locally at 11am on Oct 21.
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New Isuzu D-Max model teased! Launching tomorrow in Malaysia
Isuzu Malaysia has just teased a new variant to the popular all-new Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck, simply called ‘4X2 Auto Plus’. While the silhouette of a double cab Isuzu D-Max doesn’t expose much...
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Facelift Hyundai Kona electric spotted at the most unlikely place
A petrol station is probably the most unexpected place for the fully electric facelift Hyundai Kona to be seen but it’s not what you think.
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TRD dresses up the new Lexus NX with aggressive F Sport bits!
The all-new Lexus NX mid-size crossover was earlier launched in the USA and was just made available in Japan.
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Proton Iriz R5 – unreleased FIA homologation pictures!
Proton Motorsport has, for the first time, took to its Facebook page to publish some previously unreleased pictures of the Iriz R5‘s homologation process by the International Automobile Federation (...
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Mitsubishi Motors launches Home Delivery Service for Klang Valley customers
KUALA LUMPUR:  Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has elevated the online customer experience to another level with the launch of its Home Delivery Service.
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Tun M: Kebolehan Tidak Bergantung Kepada Umur, Termasuk Memandu Kereta
“Deria penglihatan dan pendengaran masih okay, jadi tiada masalah untuk melihat jalan raya dan memandu kereta walaupun untuk perjalanan jarak jauh”, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad men...
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The Fender LC Stratocaster is quite literally the Lexus of electric guitars
Collaborations between high-end carmakers and lifestyle brands are pretty commonplace these days as carmakers try to elevate their brand image, but they’re usually reserved for products such as snea...
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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift spied in Malaysia – 39.2 and 64 kWh battery options, EV launching in Q4
This is the new Hyundai Kona Electric facelift that will be launched in Malaysia this year.
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Honda Malaysia official certified used car programme to launch in 2022, Cheras dealer to kick off – report
Honda Malaysia (HM) is setting up an official certified used car programme that will kick off in 2022.
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As interstate travel resumes in Malaysia, Oct 11, police say all roadblocks at state borders will end at midnight
Following prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s announcement that interstate travel will be allowed for the fully vaccinated as of tomorrow, Monday, October 11, the police has said that al...
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Interstate travel allowed from Oct 11, says PM
PETALING JAYA: Interstate travel nationwide will resume starting tomorrow, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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First Berlin Teslas could come next month, Musk tells fans
Musk standing in front of the Tesla plant near Berlin.
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WATCH: Tesla Glass explained
LOS ANGELES: Tesla posted a video clip last month outlining the technology behind its proprietary Tesla Glass.
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Don't sell China-made cars in India, minister urges Tesla
NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he has asked Tesla Inc.
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PM Umum Kebenaran Rentas Negeri Bermula 11 Oktober 2021 - Aktiviti Pelancongan Dibenarkan
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob telah mengumumkan aktiviti rentas negeri bagi semua negeri di Malaysia kini dibenarkan bermula Isnin, 11 Oktober 2021.
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PM Gives Interstate Travel The Green Light Starting Monday, October 11th
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has just announced that both interstate travel AND international travel is now allowed for all states throughout Malaysia - but only for those who have co...
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Interstate travel will be allowed for fully-vaccinated individuals starting tomorrow
As the nation move past 90% vaccination rate for the Malaysian adult population, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that interstate travels will now be allowed for those who...
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