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  • 31 October - 6 November 2020 Fuel price update: Unchanged across the board
    News

    In the upcoming week, fuel prices will remain unchanged for the prior week. Starting tomorrow from 31 October to 6 November 2020, fuel prices are: RON 95 – RM 1.64/litre (+RM0.00) RON 97 – RM 1.94/litre (+RM 0.00) Diesel Euro 2M – RM 1.74/litre (+RM 0.00) Diesel Euro 5 – RM 1.84/litre (+RM 0.00)

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Oct 30, 2020

  • New 2020 Hyundai Kona launched in Malaysia priced from RM 115,888  - Better than X50 and HR-V?
    News

    This week we witness the launch of two B-segment SUVs in Malaysia – one Malaysian and the other Korean, but both were virtual. Today, Hyundai Malaysia has launched the 2020 Hyundai Kona starting at RM 115,888. This is a special introductory price as the normal price is expected to start at RM 123,888.Do take note that the Kona we receive in Malaysia is the pre-facelift version. The facelifted version is only available in LHD with exception for the Kona electric. The version we get is a lit

    Arif

    Arif

    Oct 30, 2020

  • All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata launched in Malaysia – Priced from RM 189,888
    News

    Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the all-new fully imported from Korea (CBU) 2020 Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia after a few years of being absent from the market. This is launched alongside the Hyundai Kona.The all-new Sonata is only available with a single variant with a special introductory price of RM 189,888 inclusive of tax savings for the first 50 units. The D-segment sedan competes with the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.What are the features of the all-ne

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Oct 30, 2020

  • Naturally-aspirated Mitsubishi Outlander discontinued in Japan, stronger focus on PHEV
    News

    The regular petrol-powered variants Mitsubishi Outlander has been discontinued in Japan, according to Mitsubishi Motors Japanese website. Only the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) remains on sale there.Japan-spec Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pictured.While it may seem like a surprise to some, this is in line with the carmakers Small but Beautiful three-year mid-term business plan (from 2020 to 2022) that focuses on strengthening the brands eco-friendly model lineup of PHEVs and EVs,

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Oct 30, 2020

  • Mitsuoka gives Toyota RAV4 a retro American makeover
    News

    Our bonkers pals from Japan with a heart, Mitsuoka has done it again in merging the joys of retro Americana with the reliability of modern Japanese tech. Following a few attempts with the Mazda MX-5, Mitsuoka is now looking at the Toyota RAV4 and turning it into a lovable American.Thats a familiar set of wheels...In this case, the popular SUV is transformed into a Chevrolet K5 Blazer from the 1980s albeit looking smaller than the original. In fact, this is the first time Mitsuoka has turned an e

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Oct 30, 2020

  • 2020 Proton X50: about RM 4.3k to service over 5 years/100k km, plus other costs
    News

    The Proton X50 has set tongues wagging since the first spyshots emerged many moons ago, and with its rather competitive price, people have been clamouring to get their names in the order books. Theres a 6-month waiting list right now.Still, buying a car is more than just affording the instalments, so lets explore the maintenance costs for this new B-segment SUV.Proton X50 roundupThe X50 was launched on 27-October with four variants to choose from. You may have observed that its prices overlap wi

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Oct 30, 2020

  • F30 BMW 3 Series: Still the best 3, tips to buy good used ones for RM 100k
    Buying Guides

    I once had dinner with Ryo Yanagisawa, Mazda’s young design maestro, whose most recent work is the fabulous looking Mazda CX-30 and before that, the Mazda 2 and Mazda BT-50.F30s styling is highly viewed by very accomplished car designers like Ryo YanagisawaI asked what he thinks is the best looking non-Mazda car on sale today (then), exotic cars aside. Without skipping a beat, he candidly answered the F30 BMW 3 Series. To be fair, the conversation took place in 2015, long before the curren

    Hans

    Hans

    Oct 29, 2020

  • Is it true that Iridium sparkplugs will give your car more power? Or are copper sparkplugs enough?
    Car Tips

    The sparkplug plays an important role within a car’s petrol internal combustion engine (ICE). It is the component responsible for igniting the fire within the combustion chamber and turning firepower into kinetic power thence allowing your car to move forward. There are many types of sparkplugs on the market, so here’s a guide. The main components of a sparkplug are 2 electrodes (central and ground) positioned apart to create an electrode gap. The electrodes are what generates a

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Oct 29, 2020

  • Lynk & Co Zero Concept EV gets ready for production – Proton’s next EV?
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    Lynk & Co has produced some interesting cars which include its own answer to the BMW M3 but one of its most exciting concept cars might come into reality.At the 2020 Auto China in Beijing last month, the company unveiled the Zero Concept, a sleek electric four-door coupe that is built on Geely’s full-electric platform, the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA).Now it is revealed that the first production body-in-white (BIW) of the Lynk & Co Zero Concept has rolled off the line

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Oct 29, 2020

  • The X50's gatecrasher is here: Hyundai Kona launches tomorrow
    News

    It's been a long time coming - since KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 - but the Korean contender to the Proton X50, the Hyundai Kona, launches tomorrow. What do we know about the Kona?The Kona as driven in Malaysia.We've been charting it around its trips, from a first drive in New Zealand and closer to home, a preview and quick review in Malaysia. To recap, the B-segment SUV will have three variants at launch, with the range-topper having a different engine from the res

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Oct 29, 2020