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Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 2:10 AM
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JPJ offering 70% discount on compoundable summonses to mark anniversary
PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is offering a 70% discount on 3.5 million compoundable summonses, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Once 'green' plug-in hybrid cars suddenly look like dinosaurs in Europe
LONDON/BRUSSELS: Remember when plug-in hybrid cars were the go-to technology for the climate-conscious driver?
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50% discount on traffic summonses via MyBayar Saman extended till April 15
KUALA LUMPUR: The 50% discount for traffic summonses via MyBayar Saman has been extended to April 15, said Bukit Amam.
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Sime Darby Motors officially launches Motors City with six flagship 3S centres, costing RM570 million
For those driving along the old Subang Airport road (or Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang) in Selangor, you would have noticed the massive building complex housing various automotive brands in Ara Damansa...
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Honda 1 Million Dreams campaign – City, BR-V and HR-V winners from brand collaborations announced
Honda Malaysia has officially announced the final three winners of its 1 Million Edition cars that were up for grabs in its 1 Million Dreams campaign.
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Honda Malaysia concludes 1 Million Dreams campaign
KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia's “1 Million Dreams Campaign” concluded with the giveaway of the last three special edition cars to winners today.
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Coldplay Taja Kapal Interceptor 005 Untuk Bersihkan Sungai di Malaysia
Interceptor 005 AKA Neon Moon 1, sebuah kapal autonomi yang bertindak sebagai alat pembersih sungai dengan mengutip sisa plastik di sungai Malaysia dijangka akan mula beroperasi pada pertengahan tahun...
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JPJ offers 70% discount for saman, now till June 11
In conjunction with JPJ’s 75th anniversary, the road transport department is offering a 70% discount for summonses.
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CMCO for Selangor, KL, Johor, Penang and Kelantan extended to April 28, and for Sarawak to April 26
The conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been extended once again for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, Kelantan and Sarawak, as announced by the government today.
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BHPetrol launches Tabung Pahlawan ATM for M’sian armed forces veterans – 204 locations nationwide
BHPetrol has launched the Tabung Pahlawan ATM, or Malaysian Armed Forces Warriors Fund, together with the veterans affairs department (JHEV) for the channelling of financial aid to veterans of the cou...
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2021 Volvo S90 facelift teased, Malaysian launch soon
Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has officially teased the facelifted S90 on its social media pages, confirming that the refreshed executive sedan will be launched soon.
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Toyo Tires Snaps Up Prince of Drift As Brand Ambassador
Toyo Tyres Malaysia appoints Tengku Djan Ley as ambassador.
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Porsche 911 Turbo S arrives in Malaysia, priced from RM2.2mil
PETALING JAYA: The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is launched today in Malaysia.
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Mercedes-AMG’s new hybrids can recharge their batteries by drifting
Mercedes-AMG recently confirmed that they are moving to electric power – in both hybrid and fully-electric guises.
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992 Porsche 911 Turbo S launched in Malaysia: 650 PS, 800 Nm, 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, from RM2.2 million
Porsche distributor Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has launched its first car of 2021, and it’s kicked off the year with the most powerful of 992s.
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Long wheelbase BMW 330Li unveiled in CKD form, estimated price at around RM300K
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia has unveiled the 330Li M Sport, the first-ever long wheelbase variant in its mid-sized premium executive sedan portfolio for the Malaysian market.
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Modified bike exhaust pipes: Multiple ministries must work together to check menace, says Wee
PETALING JAYA: The issue of motorcycle exhaust pipes being modified to create a loud noise should be looked into collectively by all relevant agencies instead of just one ministry, says Datuk Seri Dr ...
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Take long drives: How to keep your car battery healthy
COLOGNE: Car batteries can have a tough time in low temperatures, short journeys and additional electrical loads such as lights and heated seats.
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Car buyers today: Who cares who made it — will my smartphone connect?
HAMBURG: Brand loyalty is a thing of the past for car owners.
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Robot cars from XPeng set record for longest driverless distance
BEIJING: Tesla competitor XPeng has completed a record-breaking road trip along China's east coast with its autonomous cars in a bid to show how robot systems perform in the real world.
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E-scooter boom marred by fatal accidents, German figures show
FRANKFURT: Skull fractures, lacerations, dislocations, brain injuries, contusions, spinal injuries, dental injuries and burns.
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CKD BMW X3 sDrive20i arrives at RM287K
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Malaysia unveiled on Friday an entry level X3. Locally assembled, the new G01 X3 sDrive20i is priced at RM286,674. The retail pricing comes with extended warranty, service package, ...
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LG and SK reach US$1.8bil settlement to end battery spat
DETROIT: Two South Korean electric-vehicle battery makers reached a last-minute settlement in a bitter US trade dispute, sparing President Joe Biden from choosing between undermining intellectual prop...
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BMW Group Malaysia starts plastic waste recycling drive
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia has announced a year-long campaign to recycle and reuse plastic waste from its activities.
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Honda Malaysia announces Ms Madoka Chujo as new MD & CEO
Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (HMSB) has recently announced the arrival of its first woman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Madoka Chujo who succeeded Mr. Toichi Ishiyama.
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How Toyota steered clear of the chip shortage mess
TOKYO: When the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that struck Japan’s northeastern coastline in March 2011, killing more than 15,000 people, Toyota Motor Corp.
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Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors launches customer loyalty programmes
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), the sole distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia, has launched two new after-sales loyalty programmes for enhanced customer and ownership experience – the Loyal...
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Toyota's Akio Toyoda is 2021 World Car Person of the Year
MONTREAL: Ninety-three international journalists on the World Car Awards jury panel have voted Toyota president/CEO Akio Toyoda as the 2021 World Car Person of the Year.
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NIO rolls out its 100,000th EV
SHANGHAI: Chinese electric car maker NIO has produced its 100,000th car on April 7.
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Suzuki Swift Sport unveiled by Naza Eastern Motors
PETALING JAYA: New Suzuki automobile franchise holder Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd has opened its first Suzuki 3S flagship showroom located at Naza Automall, here The 2,702 sq ft flagship showroom wel...
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Will Segway's mysterious hydrogen motorcycle see the light of day?
BEIJING: Personal transporter manufacturer Segway-Ninebot has unveiled an electric sports bike that will also be powered by removable hydrogen canisters, which it plans to launch in 2023.
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Proton Saga enters Pakistan
SUBANG JAYA: The Proton Saga has expanded to its eighth foreign market - Pakistan.
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Watch out for Zoom Zombies on the road!
COLUMBUS (Ohio, USA): More than one out of two motorists who participated in a video conference before driving could suffer from concentration problems.
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The 'Hey Google' car: Fiat 500 family given Google branding
TURIN: "Hey Google, how much petrol is left in the car," you ask from your couch.
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Honda Malaysia gets its first woman MD/CEO
PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia welcomed its first woman managing director and chief executive officer Madoka Chujo who succeeded Toichi Ishiyama.
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Some early Ford Mustang Mach-E owners suffer dead batteries
DETROIT: Early owners of Ford Motor Co’s newest electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E crossover, have experienced a battery problem that leaves their vehicles unable to start after charging, accordin...
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White House convening summit with top execs on chip shortage
Joe Biden wants at least US$100 billion to boost US semiconductor production and fund investments to support production of critical goods.
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Michelin looks beyond tyres to help drive growth
PARIS: France’s Michelin plans to add about 14 billion euros to its annual revenues by 2030, by recovering from a pandemic-induced slowdown and diversifying beyond its tyre-making heritage into new ...
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Facts & Figures: First-ever G28 BMW 330Li M Sport arrives in Malaysia – RM300k
Previously only destined for the Chinese market, BMW has now designed the long wheelbase variant of the new 3 Series sedan in right-hand drive orientation.
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Facts & Figures: Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4L Turbo launched in Malaysia – RM139,900
It is finally here! Naza Eastern Motors (NEM) is the new official distributor for new-generation of Suzuki vehicles in Malaysia and the first model to represent the refreshed brand in Malaysia is the ...
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2021 Swift Sport Launched, First Suzuki Under Naza Eastern - From RM140k
After the formation of subsidiary Naza Eastern upon the Naza Group’s 45th anniversary, the new entity has wasted little time getting its foot in the door of Malaysia’s automotive scene, representi...
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Suzuki to launch next ‘icon’ in second half of 2021, no CKDs, says Naza Eastern – Jimny next for Malaysia
Suzuki is back in Malaysia! New local distributor Naza Eastern officially unveiled the Suzuki Swift Sport tonight at its new showroom in PJ, within Naza Automall along the Federal Highway.
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GALLERY: 2021 Toyota Harrier 2.0 Luxury – RM250k
Yesterday, UMW Toyota Motor launched the new Toyota Harrier in Malaysia, and now we’re bringing you a full live gallery of the fourth-generation semi-premium SUV.
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2021 Suzuki Swift Sport launched in Malaysia – 1.4L turbo, 140 hp, 230 Nm, 6AT-only, no manual, RM140k
It’s hard to believe that it has been more than five years since Suzuki formally exited the Malaysian market.
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Toyota Harrier 2021 Dilancarkan Di Malaysia – Harga Bermula RM249k
UMW Toyota secara rasminya telah melancarkan generasi keempat Toyota Harrier 2021 bagi pasaran Malaysia.
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Renault’s 2021 Koleos Makes Malaysian Landfall, Now Starting At RM182k
TC Euro Cars have just introduced the updated 2021 Renault Koleos to Malaysia, bringing with it some slight cosmetic tweaks, an updated equipment list, and a pretty significant price hike to boot.
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Euro 5 B10 biodiesel is direct replacement for Euro 2M, same price – Euro 5 B7 blend remains, 10 sen more
An update on Euro 5-standard diesel, which replaced Euro 2M diesel at all retail pumps across Malaysia as of April 1.
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Hyundai Kona N boasts performance N dual-clutch transmission for enthusiasts
LOS ANGELES: Hyundai Motor has revealed new technical details for the Kona N SUV.
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Bentley Residences to spring up in Miami, come 2026
LONDON: Following in the footsteps of Aston Martin, Bentley Motors plans to develop its first ever Bentley-branded luxury residential tower in the world: Bentley Residences.
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Nissan Brings Back Blue Interiors With the 400Z
Like it or not, Nissan has decided to offer the 400Z with a blue interior option.
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Something to prove: VW ID.4 EV completes cross-country drive in US
WASHINGTON: Volkswagen of America completed a drive across the US last week with the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 EV.
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Toyota unveils new models in advanced driver-assist technology push
TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp unveiled today new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars.
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Tesla scouts for showroom space in India, hires executive for lobbying, say sources
NEW DELHI: Tesla Inc is scouting for locations to open showrooms in three Indian cities and has hired an executive to lead its lobbying and business efforts ahead of its planned entry into the country...
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Hyundai opens motor-themed art complex in Busan
SEOUL: Hyundai Motorstudio Busan opened its doors on Wednesday, serving as a creative playground of sorts and to showcase the automaker's commitment to push the boundaries of design.
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Fourth-gen Toyota Harrier debuts, priced at RM250K
PETALING JAYA: The fourth generation Toyota Harrier is launched today, two weeks after the Corolla Cross SUV arrived.
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Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor introduces aftersales loyalty programmes
KUALA LUMPUR: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched two new aftersales loyalty programmes – the i-Care Plus and a Loyalty Card that offer discounts and freebies exclusively for Hyundai custo...
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Porsche did 300 km/h non-stop in the new 911 GT3 for 5,000 km, only stopping for fuel
Two months ago, Porsche revealed the new 911 GT3 to the world but only now have they revealed the juicy secrets from behind that iconic shell.
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Iskandar Malaysia BRT starts three-month pilot testing
Right on schedule, the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT) has entered its pilot testing phase today, officiated by Johor chief minister Datuk Hasni Mohammad.
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2021 Renault Koleos in Malaysia – new LED head- and taillights, seat ventilation and massage, from RM182k
Renault distributor TC Euro Cars has introduced the 2021 Koleos in Malaysia, two years after the SUV received its first facelift.
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Updated Renault Koleos line-up unveiled
KUALA LUMPUR: TC Euro Cars has updated its Renault Koleos premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) line-up with more assertive exterior design and enhanced interior comfort.
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Kadar Kecurian Kenderaan Tahun 2020 Menurun 37% - Proton Wira Kekal Kereta Paling Panas
Kehadiran pihak polis di merata tempat di seluruh negara ekoran pengumuman Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan yang bermula pada awal tahun lalu mungkin telah memainkan peranan penting dalam jumlah penurunan ...
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JPJeQ system to be launched in Malaysia on April 12
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will launch the new JPJeQ system, which is said to improve upon the existing queue number system.
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Bentley Flying Spur V8 arrives at RM839,000 before taxes and options
KUALA LUMPUR: Bentley's Flying Spur luxury sedan now comes with a V8 engine option as an alternative to the W12 powerplant.
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New Mitsubishi Triton Athlete lifestyle pick-up truck launched
KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, has introduced the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete.
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2021 (XU80) Toyota Harrier Launched In Malaysia - From RM249k
UMW Toyota Motors have officially launched the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier to the Malaysian market.
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2021 Toyota Harrier launched in Malaysia – TNGA platform, single 2.0L NA CVT variant, RM249,707
Having just teased the new Toyota Harrier earlier this week, UMW Toyota Motor has gone ahead and launched the fourth-generation SUV in Malaysia.
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JPJeBid collection in 2020 was RM177 million from 130 number plate series – JPJ revenue at RM4.1 billion
The JPJeBid electronic vehicle number plate bidding system was the one of the highest contributors to the revenue collection of the Road Transport Department (JPJ), with RM177 million collected from 1...
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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max Will Come With More Than We Expected
Generally, you expect models sold here to mirror specifications in Thailand, but the Isuzu D-Max seems to go further.
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The Proton X50 Now Has A Wireless Charger Option
Too lazy to carry a charging cable for your phone?
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April 8-14: RON97 petrol up 2 sen, rest unchanged
PETALING JAYA: The price of RON97 petrol will increase by two sen from April 8 to April 14, says the Finance Ministry.
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Hennessey marks 30 years of making fast cars faster
SEALY (Texas, USA): Building a world-renowned tuning business on the foundation of strong family support, John Hennessey’s company has created more than 12,000 customer cars since it was founded 30 ...
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Police to increase roadblocks to prevent interstate travel
NIBONG TEBAL: The police will increase roadblocks, especially at state border rat trails to ensure people do not take the opportunity to sneak away during the Ramadan period.
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Tesla tells China car cameras not activated outside North America
SHANGHAI: Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the US automaker said on its Chinese social media page today, seeking to assuage security concerns in the world’s biggest ...
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Lamborghini celebrates production of 400th Huracán racing car
BOLOGNA: Lamborghini is celebrating the production of its 400th Huracán model from its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where all Lamborghinis, both road and racing, have been produced since 1...
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CEO Mary Barra bets GM can grow beyond cars and trucks
DETROIT: Pam Fletcher wants to change the way General Motors Co makes money.
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Lexus can change your mind about texting and driving in 4.6s
PLANO (Texas, USA): How long do you think it takes to glance at a text message when you’re driving?
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Ministries come together to improve ambulance driving skills and services
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry and Transport Ministry are working together to improve driving skills of ambulance drivers and train them to be safety conscious.
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Toyota Records Strong Sales In First Quarter Of 2021
UMW Toyota has ended quarter one of 2021 on a high on the back of the launch of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross.
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Four Days Left to Pay Summonses At Half Price Through MyBayar Saman
You have until April 11 to get a 50% discount off your summonses!
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Facts & Figures: Bentley Flying Spur V8 arrives in Malaysia, from RM839k
After launching the 6.0-litre W12 version of the Flying Spur in February last year, Bentley Kuala Lumpur has now announced the arrival of the V8 model with a base price of RM839,000 before options and...
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Is the GR 86 more fun to drive than the BRZ? New Toyo-baru twins pitted head-to-head!
Remember when news broke last month that the launch of the Toyota GR 86 could be delayed, due to it being “too similar” to the Subaru BRZ?
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UMW Toyota reports strong Q1 sales for Yaris and Hilux
UMW Toyota Motor has reported strong sales for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, with over 17,000 units of Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold; representing a 62% increase compared to the first three months ...
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2021 Volvo XC90 pricing confirmed, RM352k-RM394k
Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has confirmed pricing for the XC90 for the 2021 model year.
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April 2021 week two fuel price – RON 97 up two sen
It’s Wednesday once again, which means it is time for the weekly fuel price update.
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UMW Toyota records strong sales rebound in FY2021 Q1
SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor, the sole importer, distributor and assembler of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, has seen a strong growth in sales for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021.
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Bas Rapid Transit Iskandar Malaysia (IMBRT) Jalani Ujian Rintis Selama 3 Bulan Mulai 8 April
Menurut Pengarah Bas Rapid Transit Iskandar Malaysia (IMBRT) Rudyanto Azhar, bas-bas yang mengambil bahagian dalam projek ini akan menjalani ujian rintis selama tiga bulan di Iskandar Puteri mulai kha...
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Proton X50 Tawar Pengecas Telefon Tanpa Wayar Sebagai Pilihan – Harga RM450
Sekiranya anda memiliki sebuah Proton X50 ataupun baru berkira-kira untuk membeli X50, anda kini boleh menambah pengecas telefon tanpa wayar untuk jentera X50 sebagai pilihan tambahan!
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XPANDER Helps Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Reach Historical High
The Mitsubishi XPANDER and Triton helped Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia reach a historical high!
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Vehicle theft in Malaysia reduced by 37% last year – Proton Wira still most stolen
According to Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (VTREC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to – as the name suggests – reducing car theft in Malaysia, the average numbers of vehicles reported stole...
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MR DIY expands its fleet with eight new Isuzu trucks, 100 in total
Isuzu Malaysia recently delivered eight new medium-duty trucks to home-grown retail brand, MR DIY, marking the 100th Isuzu truck in the latter’s vehicle fleet since purchasing its first unit in 2017...
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Ioniq 5: Hyundai powers EV race with car that can cook dinner
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co. is pitching its new Ioniq 5 as being able to do more than the average EV.
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Voltage shifting tech holds promise to shift future of renewable energy
SAN JOSE: A new type of battery system, Switching Battery, offers a glimpse of hope for electric vehicle (EV) charging from renewable energy directly.
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MR D.I.Y. Group expands trucking fleet with Isuzu
SERI KEMBANGAN: Isuzu Malaysia recently delivered eight units of medium-duty trucks from its Forward Series (F-Series) range to popular homegrown retail giant MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Bhd.
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Shell Opens First Public EV Charging Station In Jakarta
The Indonesian arm of petrochemical giant Royal Dutch Shell have opened its first public electric vehicle charging station in Jakarta, making it the third major oil and gas company to do so within the...
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Tempahan Suzuki Swift Sport 2021 Kini Dibuka – Anggaran Harga Sekitar RM145k
Naza Eastern Motors telah disahkan akan membawa masuk semula Suzuki ke dalam pasaran Malaysia dan Suzuki Swift Sport sudah hampir pasti akan menjadi model pertama yang bakal dilancarkan pada bulan ini...
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Could Kia Sales Quickly Exceed Mazda In Malaysia? Bring On The Rivalry
The recent, if unsurprising, confirmation that BAuto, through subsidiary Dinamikjaya Motors, will be taking up the distributorship of Kia cars alongside that of the Peugeot brand has lead to some spec...
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New bumpers and Drift mode for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift
According to Mercedes-Benz, customers choose the CLS-Class due to one reason- its design.
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Police stepping up roadblocks to prevent interstate travel, as Ramadan fasting month starts next week
The fasting month of Ramadan starts next week, and the police believes that there will be more attempts to cross state borders in the process of balik kampung.
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2021 Toyota Harrier Malaysian leaflet leaked – 2.0L NA, 173 PS & 203 Nm, CVT; Toyota Safety Sense, AEB, ACC
It’s only a matter of time now before UMW Toyota Motor officially introduces the latest Harrier.
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Tony Fernandes sells Caterham Cars to Japanese group
LONDON: Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japan-based automotive group, VT Holdings, from AirAsia's Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun.
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GM to build Chevrolet Silverado electric pickups at Factory Zero in Detroit
DETROIT: General Motors Co said on Tuesday its first electric vehicle assembly plant at Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, will make a Silverado electric pickup truck under Chevrolet brand.
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2021 Toyota Harrier Coming Soon To Malaysia!
The next generation of one of the most popular luxury SUVs is coming soon.
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2021 Subaru Launches BRZ In Japan
The return of the affordable front-engine, rear-wheel drive coupe.
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JPJ raking in money from online bidding of number plates
KUALA PILAH: The JPJeBid (electronic bidding for vehicle registration number plates) system is one of the highest contributors to the revenue collection of the Road Transport Department (JPJ), with a ...
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Ritzy collectors follow Bieber, LeBron into brash car wrapping fad
Tony King's Porsche 964 in Martini Racing theme.
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No new directives on inter-state travel requirements, says Cheras OCPD
KUALA LUMPUR: There are no new directives on the requirements for interstate travel permits despite a notice on a police station door demanding strict proof.
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Mitsubishi records historical high sales
KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, recorded a historical high sales performance of 4,156 units for the fourth quarter o...
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Apple chief Tim Cook talks of autonomous cars
Cook hinted that an option could be for Apple to build an autonomous-driving technology platform used by auto makers.
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Jeep sales climbing in Japan as younger people warm to the brand
TOKYO: While American-branded cars have historically struggled in Japan, Jeep, the rugged-looking sports utility vehicle, looks to be gaining popularity, particularly among younger buyers.
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These street lamps in Seoul allow you to connect to WiFi or charge your EV
SEOUL: South Korea is taking another step towards becoming a smart city by implementing streetlights that meet new needs.
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Silicon Valley self-driving startup Gatik works with Isuzu to build delivery trucks
SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley self-driving startup Gatik and Isuzu North America Corp on Tuesday said they will work together to build autonomous delivery trucks that Gatik will use to serve its retai...
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Proton Pakistan Launches The Saga - One Of the Variant Is A Saga R3 In Manual
The Proton Saga is officially on sale in Pakistan and they have a variant that is not available in Malaysia.
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Hyundai’s Facelifted 2021 Kona Is Coming April 16th - Will It Put Up A Fight?
Mark your calendars for April 16th, next Friday, as Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has now confirmed the virtual launch for their refreshed B-segment crossover competitor, the Kona.
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All-new Isuzu D-Max in M’sia will get one of the most advanced ADAS suites on a pick-up
Following up with the announcement last week on the arrival of the all-new third-generation D-Max this month, Isuzu Malaysia has now published a new page on its website, detailing some of the prelimin...
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Proton X50 gains optional wireless charger – RM450
Proton has added a wireless charger to its list of optional accessories for the X50, which is priced at RM450 including installation, and can be ordered with each new purchase or as a retrofit for exi...
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Carsome leverages on motorsports for brand-building
KUALA LUMPUR: Carsome has made its foray into motorsports sponsorship as part of its brand-building commitment.
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Sekatan Jalan Raya Di Sempadan Negeri Dipertingkat Menjelang Ramadan - Urusan Rentas Negeri Kini Lebih Rumit
Tindakan saman akan dikenakan bagi mereka yang dikesan cuba merentas negeri untuk pulang ke kampung halaman bagi menyambut hari pertama berpuasa.
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First Look: The GT86 Is Dead, Long Live the GR86
Meet the successor to the Toyota GT86, the GR86. The fabled Toyota GT86 was introduced to the world in 2012 and is getting on a bit now, and to no surprise, Toyota has just unveiled its successor, ...
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SPYSHOT: Suzuki Swift Sport 2021 Ditemui Di Parkir Naza Automall
Melalui gambar kiriman seorang pembaca bermata tajam kepada kami, Suzuki Swift Sport 2021 yang bakal dilancarkan tidak lama lagi telah dijumpai di kawasan parkir kereta Naza Automall di Petaling Jaya.
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All-new Toyota Harrier teased – Malaysia launch this month!
After making its debut in Singapore earlier this year, UMW Toyota has now officially teased the fourth-generation Harrier on its own website, alongside the caption “coming soon April 2021” confirm...
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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia achieves best ever quarter – 51% sales jump in FY 2020 boosted by the Xpander
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has achieved its best ever sales in a financial year’s quarter with 4,156 vehicles sold between January and March 2021, which is MMM’s Q4 in FY 2020.
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Images of Zeekr 001 revealed, was masquerading as a Lynk & Co Zero
Geely’s recently announced fully-electric premium brand has just released images of its first product- the Zeekr 001.
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GALLERY: 2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X facelift in-depth
A couple of weeks ago, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) previewed the facelifted Nissan Navara in the new range-topping Pro-4X trim, with a launch set for next week.
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2021 Isuzu D-Max for Malaysia – preliminary specs confirm AEB, FCW, adaptive cruise control, 7 airbags
Following Isuzu Malaysia’s confirmation that the third-generation Isuzu D-Max will be launched in Malaysia at the end of this month, we now have some additional preliminary information about the red...
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2021 Lexus LM – luxury four-seat MPV to be launched in Malaysia on April 15, Facebook livestream at 1 pm
Lexus Malaysia will officially be introducing the LM on April 15, nearly four months since the order books for the luxury MPV opened.
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GMC HUMMER EV SUV unveiled
DETROI: GMC’s electric supertruck lineup expands with the addition of the 2024 HUMMER EV SUV — and it is loaded with smart, purposeful technology.
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Mahindra’s new CEO seeks to revive growth at US$19b group
MUMBAI: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the Indian sports utility vehicle maker better known for its tractors and farm equipment, is betting on electric cars and digital services to revive its fortunes unde...
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Suzuki Motor Corp Appoints Naza Eastern Motors As Malaysia Distributor
As Naza Group turns 45 years old, they are welcoming it by announcing the formation of Naza Eastern Motors Sdn.
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2021 Suzuki Swift Sport open for booking in Malaysia – 1.4L Boosterjet turbo, 140 PS & 230 Nm; est RM145k?
Suzuki will soon announce its formal reentry into the Malaysian market sometime this month through Naza Eastern Motors, and it looks like the first car to be launched is the third-generation Swift Spo...
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New Hyundai Kona facelift to launch in Malaysia on April 16
Following the announcement last month teasing the arrival of the new Kona facelift, Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has now confirmed via a teaser video on Facebook that the new compact crossover wil...
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New Toyota GR 86 premiered, faster with 235 hp and 250 Nm
The highly anticipated people’s sportscar from Toyota has return.
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If you are looking for a Subaru Forester, now is the best time!
TC Subaru, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, is offering an incredible promotion on the fully-imported Subaru Forester line-up.
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2021 Toyota Harrier teased, M’sian launch this month
It’s official – UMW Toyota Motor has just teased the new Toyota Harrier, with the launch confirmed to be taking place this month.
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Subaru Forester now offered in Malaysia with rebates up to RM30,000 for selected model-year units, colours
2021 Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition TC Subaru, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia is offering a promotional package for selected units from the Forester model line.
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Kia to surpass Mazda sales in 5 years under Bermaz – Carnival CKD to start in Q4 2021, Seltos in Q2 2022?
Bermaz has had plenty of success as the steward of the Mazda brand in Malaysia, but its recent acquisition of the Kia franchise is poised to take the company to the next level.
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New Toyota GR 86 unveiled
TOYOTA CITY (JAPAN): Toyota has presented the new GR 86 which features improved aerodynamics, a more powerful 2.4-litre Boxer engine and a revamped interior.
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Toyota Rush Now Gets Saucy Red Metallic Colour, Prices Unchanged From RM88k
The Toyota Rush has gained a snazzy new Red Metallic colour to complement its urban SUV looks.
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Now is the best time to get a Subaru Forester, thanks to the alluring promotion
TC Subaru, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, is offering an incredible promotion on the fully-imported Subaru Forester line-up.
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Kia Motors Corp partners Bermaz Auto to take over Kia auto operations in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Kia Motors Corp has formed a strategic partnership with Bermaz Auto for the expansion of Kia's business in Malaysia.
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Subaru Forester promo dangles rebates worth up to RM30K
KUALA LUMPUR: Subaru distributor TC Subaru Sdn Bhd is introducing a special Forester Promotional Package.
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Special Casio EDIFICE watch to mark 1961 Honda RC162 motorcycle feat
TOKYO: Casio Computer Co has released the EQS-930HR, the fifth collaboration model with Honda Racing in the EDIFICE line of high-performance metal chronographs based on the brand concept of "Speed and...
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Customised Toyota Land Cruiser 78 meets WHO standards for refrigerated transport of vaccines
TOKYO: Toyota has build its first vehicle with a dedicated refrigerator for transporting vaccines.
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Suzuki Swift Sport Spied Outside Naza Automall
An eagle-eyed reader sent us some spy shots of the soon-to-be-launched Champion Yellow Suzuki Swift Sport parked outside Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya.  From the looks of it, it appears the Suzuk...
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Proton sold 14,989 units in March, best sales month since Sept 2013
Proton has just posted its monthly brand sales information for the month of March, which recorded a total of 14,989 vehicles sold that includes exports.
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Suzuki is officially returning to Malaysia, distributed by Naza Eastern Motors
Suzuki has just officially announced their return to Malaysia.
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SOP Updates Come Ahead Of Ramadan And Aidilftri - April 2021
Another fortnight, another update on SOPs. What's new?
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The next electric-car battery champion could be European
PARIS: With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.
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Genesis marks China entry with spectacular drone show
SHANGHAI: Genesis marked its arrival in China with world record-breaking drone show over Shanghai's skyline on March 29.
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Kia Motors Corporation And Bermaz Auto Seal The Deal, Finally...
On the 1st of April (as fate would have it), Kia Motors Corporation and Bermaz Auto (BAuto) formed a strategic partnership to build and sell Kia vehicles in Malaysia under a newly formed Kia Malaysia ...
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Nama Rasmi Geely KX11 Didedahkan – Kini Dikenali Sebagai Xingyue L
Model Geely yang didedahkan sebagai KX11 pada Januari lalu kini mempunyai nama rasmi – Xingyue L! Pada awal tahun ini, Geely telah mendedahkan model ketiga mereka yang dibina berdasarkan Compact ...
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MG Cyberster concept with 800km range to be unveiled in Shanghai
LONDON: These are the first images of MG’s vision of the future – the Cyberster concept car.
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The road not taken: South Korea's self-driving professor
Han sitting in his 21-year-old self-driving car in front of his office in Yongin, south of Seoul.
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Kumho Tire appoints new president/CEO
SEOUL: Kumho Tire has appointed Il Taik Jung as its new president and CEO.
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Petronas' customers earn up to three times reward points via Setel app till June 30
KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) has announced a new tier system that enables customers to earn up to three times reward points for every litre of fuel bought via the Setel application effec...
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Kenanga maintains 'overweight' with TIV target of 585,000 units in 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd has maintained its "overweight" call on the automotive sector with total industry volume (TIV) target of 585,000 units this year, an increase of 11 per cent y...
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Ford ‘Smart Mirror’ ensures van drivers get expanded view of what's behind
COLOGNE: Ford is introducing a “Smart Mirror” - a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic rear view for the driver of Transit and Transit Custom vans.
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Bentley's 200,000th car has left the factory, and it's a hybrid
LONDON: Bentley has announced that it has passed the symbolic milestone of 200,000 cars having left the factory since the brand was founded in 1919.
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Alphabet Waymo self-driving unit CEO stepping down
Krafcik will stay on as an advisor.
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Naza Eastern Motors appointed as Suzuki distributor in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd has been appointed the distributor of new Suzuki cars in Malaysia.
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Mercedes EQA: A standard compact SUV turned electric
STUTTGART: Mercedes' first all-electric compact SUV, the EQA, has hit the market but at a starting price of US$46,000 (RM191,000), it's unlikely to introduce electromobility to the masses.
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WCE to build last section of West Coast Expressway
The West Coast Expressway passes through Tanjong Karang.— Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: WCE Holdings Bhd has bagged a contract worth RM301mil from IJMC-KEB joint venture – the engineering, procurement an...
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Suzuki returns to Malaysia under Naza Eastern – Swift Sport and Jimny coming, first car launching April
Five long years after Suzuki left the Malaysian market, the plucky Japanese carmaker is back, this time under a new custodian.
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Proton achieves a seven and a half year high
SUBANG JAYA: Proton’s strong start to 2021 continued in March as the company posted not only a new high point for the year but also achieved its best sales month since September 2013.
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Need to beef up against vehicle hacking
KUALA LUMPUR: It's a cat-and-mouse game.
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Mazda6 and MX-5 RF updated for 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Bermaz has refreshed the Mazda6 sedan and the MX-5 roadster for 2021.
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Auto CEOs see EV profit potential after years of discouragement
NEW YORK: Automotive CEOs for years warned that making electric cars would devastate profits.
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Almost RM32mil in traffic fines settled via MyBayar Saman app, website
KUALA LUMPUR: Around RM32mil worth of traffic summonses have been settled via the MyBayar Saman application and website since it was launched on March 25.
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Mercedes to release a new generation of its Citan small van this year
FRANKFURT: Mercedes is preparing the next generation of its Citan.
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Kia Malaysia to begin CKD operations earliest 2022, prioritising aftersales service
For those excited at the prospects of cheaper Kia models following the announcement of the new Kia Malaysia joint-venture, bad news – you’ll still have to wait a little longer.
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Ford offers 20% discounts on parts for the upcoming festive season
Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, will be running a promotion till the 31st of May 2021, in conjunction with the upcoming festive period.
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Updated 2021 Mazda MX-5 RF now comes with wireless Apple CarPlay
Mazda has just announced the arrival of the updated 2021 MX-5 RF and just like the updated Mazda 6, the hard-top convertible will no come equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto.
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Hyundai Kona facelift Malaysia launch date is April 16
Following a “coming soon” teaser released earlier this week, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced the Malaysian launch date for the Hyundai Kona facelift.
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Toyota Rush now available in Red Metallic, same price
The Rush has maintained quite a low profile in Toyota’s Malaysian lineup, but the carmaker has seen fit to dress the seven-seater SUV in a new colour, Red Metallic.
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Geely's Zeekr 001 Has A Range Of 700km And Can Do 0-100km/h In Under 4 Seconds
The Geely Zeekr 001 features 700 kilometres of range and will be in production by the end of the 2021.
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Proton Records 7.5 Year Record High Monthly Sales In March 2021
Proton is off on its strongest start in years as the company posted its best sales month since September 2013, after delivering 14,989 units (domestic + export) in March 2021, equivalent to a 26.2 per...
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Jualan Suku Pertama 2021 Perodua Naik 29% – Jual Hampir 58,000 Unit Kenderaan
Perodua telah menjual sebanyak 57,911 unit kenderaan dalam suku pertama 2021 berbanding 44,977 unit yang dijual dalam tempoh yang sama tahun lalu.
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Honda’s Sama-Sama Rewards – up to RM5k off in April
Honda Malaysia’s 1 Million Dreams March Special Rebate may be over now, but with a new month comes a new promotion.
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Proton X50 – 3,513 units delivered in March, 5% up from February; total deliveries now at 11,654 units
With the announcement of its sales figures for March, total deliveries of the Proton X50 have now reached 11,654 units since it went on sale last year.
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GALLERY: G20 BMW M340i xDrive and 330e M Sport in Malaysia – M Performance and PHEV variants together
BMW Malaysia launched the G20 M340i xDrive and 330e M Sport simultaneously in October last year, and we’re now bringing you comprehensive galleries of the 3 Series variants.
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2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival Round 1 – Djan, Zizan Razak win big at Sepang; 2m online viewers
Last weekend, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival returned after a year’s sabbatical due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Etiqa's first Super Premier Workshop announced
KUALA LUMPUR: Etiqa’s top premier panel workshop, Eurozone Automobile Sdn Bhd, recently earned the recognition of being named Etiqa’s very first Super Premier Workshop.
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Bermaz to take over Kia in Malaysia – three CKD models planned, including Seltos, Carnival
After many months of rumours and speculations, Bermaz Auto (BAuto) is now confirmed to be taking over the Kia franchise here in Malaysia, through a new a “strategic partnership” with Kia Motor Cor...
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New Kia distributor in Malaysia is requesting owners to participate in customer information update exercise
It was confirmed yesterday that Kia Motors has entered into a strategic partnership with Bermaz Auto (BAuto), with the latter’s Dinamikjaya Motors subsidiary being appointed the new distributor of K...
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Mitsubishi Triton Athlete – Malaysian launch next week
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) released a teaser for a new variant of the Triton pick-up truck, which is set to join the local model line-up next week via a virtual launch.
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Proton sold 14,989 cars in March 2021 – 26.2% more than Feb; Saga remains top seller; 23.5% market share
Proton has announced it sales performance for March 2021, which saw the national carmaker achieve its best result since 2013 with 14,989 units (domestic and export) delivered.
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Stellantis plans to triple electric vehicle sales in 2021
MILAN: Stellantis is looking at nearly tripling its global sales of electric vehicles this year, the head of holding company Exor, the carmaker’s main shareholder, said on Thursday.
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Auto industry rethinks cost-cutting playbook
DETROIT: After a year of getting hammered by the pandemic, a semiconductor shortage and storms that snarled Dana Inc’s global supply chain, the auto parts maker is reaching for a new playbook.
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Volkswagen to buy credits from Tesla in China to meet eco rules, say sources
BEIJING: A Volkswagen joint venture in China has agreed to buy green car credits from Tesla to help meet local environmental rules, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
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Perodua sales up by 29% in first quarter of 2021
RAWANG: Perodua sold an estimated 57,911 vehicles in the first quarter of the year (1Q21), representing 29% more than the 44,977 units it sold in the same period in 2020 as production increased to mee...
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US ITC says SK Innovation didn't infringe LG Energy Solution patents
LG Energy Solution said it respects the ITC decision.
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MINI Pacesetter Is Formula E's New Safety Car, And Probably Its Coolest Ever
‘Pacesetter’ isn’t the usual word mash-up we associate with MINI, unlike ‘Paceman’, ‘Clubman’, or ‘Countryman’. It’s a new term fresh made up for this eccentrically bold, yet beau...
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Taipei International Automobile, Motorcycle Parts & Accessories (AMPA) goes virtual!
With incresing demand for automotive parts and chips, the spotlight will be on AMPA this April 14-17.
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myTukar launches Retail Centres for used cars in shopping malls
myTukar, Malaysia’s online used car selling platform today launched the first phase of its used car purchasing experience with a chain of myTukar Retail Centres at major shopping malls in Klang Vall...
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Ken Block is selling his “dream car” collection, including two Gymkhana Ford Fiestas
Clearly, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lasting financial impact for many people.
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Cycle & Carriage Bintang Glenmarie bags Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s Dealer of the Year 2020 award
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just announced the winners of the annual Dealer of The Year 2020 awards, which recognises dealers for their operational excellence in delivering the Best Customer Experience...
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New EV policy to propose 0% import/excise duties and sales tax, zero road tax for limited CBU units – Madani
While the government has not yet outlined plans to push its electric vehicle agenda for the country, it is expected to do so in the near future.
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Confirmed! Kia partners with Bermaz Auto in Malaysia – JV will CKD Seltos, Carnival MPV and 1 more model
After much speculation, it has now been confirmed that Kia Motors is partnering with Bermaz Auto (BAuto) in Malaysia.
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eRacing GP Global Edition 5 – simulator racing series returns with 120 competitors across four categories
Simulator racing series, eRacing GP has launched the latest running of its online racing series with Edition 5, the latest season that will commence on April 3 where proven simulator racers will compe...
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Upgraded Hino 3S centre opens in Johor Baru
JOHOR BARU: Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (HMSM) has officially launched its new 3S (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) centre by completing its fully upgraded renovation this year.
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