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  • Steering wheel in 1-week-old Tesla Model Y "suddenly fell off while driving"

    Owner of a Tesla Model Y in the US tweeted at Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc, saying that his steering wheel fell off while driving. @elonmusk @TeslaOwnersWW @BLKMDL3 Family was excited to receive Tesla Y delivery on 1/24/2023. Was driving on highway and all the sudden steering wheel fall off, was lucky enough there was no car behind and I was able to pull on devider #SafetyFirst #Fixit #TeslaModelY #help pic.twitter.com/4UMokFA2cv — Prerak & Neha Patel (@preneh24) January 30, 2023 The owner, who g

    ShaunShaun

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Book and own your dream ride now in just a few clicks with BMW Premium Selection

    Sleek, powerful, illustrious and delivering a trademark driving experience that can only be described with three words – Sheer Driving Pleasure. Few things in life send a more powerful message of what makes you, you, than owning a BMW. However, owning a BMW need not be for the few. It’s easier than ever to own your dream BMW and all it takes is a few swipes and clicks to book and own your BMW at vastly more affordable prices with BMW Premium Selection. Check out the widest range of Certified BMW

    ArvindArvind

    Feb 2, 2023

  • All-new Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to debut in 2H 2023, 700 km EV variant included

    Peugeot has announced that the next-generation Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008 will be revealed in the second half of 2023. Electrification is emphasized as the upcoming models will be primarily introduced as battery-electric vehicles (BEV) – the E-3008 and E-5008. The E-3008 is said to be unveiled first, followed by the E-5008. The E-3008 will be the first model that sits on the new STLA Medium platform. The STLA Medium is one of the four future Stellantis Group "BEV-by-design" platforms, but it

    ShaunShaun

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Perodua: EVs to overtake ICEs and hybrids in Malaysia by early 2030s - 17 suppliers may not survive the transition

    Malaysia targets battery EVs to make up 9% of TIV by 2025, 15% by 2030 Perodua hybrid to launch in 2024, to be an all-new model (Ativa Hybrid ruled out), to move local vendors towards electrified vehicles Hybrids will see rapid growth in Malaysia between 2024 to early 2030s, after which EVs will overtake This might come as a surprise, but Perodua is expecting the demise of combustion engines to happen faster than what other automotive manufacturers operating here are expecting. At the company’s

    HansHans

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Car loans are the second highest cause of bankruptcy among Malaysians

    According to the latest report by the Malaysian Department of Insolvency (MDI), there are 49,133 cases of Malaysians declaring bankruptcy between 2018 and December 2022. Out of those cases, 14.39% of them are caused by car loans. 7,072 bankruptcy cases are caused by car loans which makes it the second highest contributor of bankruptcy cases after personal loans which in turn accounted for 42.24% or 20,754 of the total. Despite being the second biggest cause of bankruptcy since 2018, the number o

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Owner Review: Niche and Funky with a price to pay, My 2012 Peugeot 208

    Basic information about my car: 2014, Peugeot, 208, VTi, RM 90000 Reasons why I bought this car: While waiting for the plane at the Airport, there was a Peugeot carnival in the airport area and browsed all models the price tags and found only this model was priced below RM 100,000. At that time, I was already driving a 5 -year -old Perodua MYVI. I headed straight to the showroom and test drive this model upon returning from a trip. The driving experience is exhilarating with stability when corne

    LiangLiang

    Feb 2, 2023

  • With Malaysia conquered, 2023 to be year of Perodua's export recovery - 95 percent local content remain

    Now that 2 out of every 5 new cars sold in Malaysia is a Perodua, and the number is set to rise to nearly 1 in every 2 by the end of 2023, Perodua is reaching close to the peak of what more it can do to expand its business locally. Perodua ended 2022 with 282,019 units sold, and is targeting an 11.3 percent increase in sales for 2023, reaching 314,000 units, with a 44.5 percent market share, up 5.4 percent from 2022. To seek new avenues of growth, Perodua will have to go beyond our national bord

    HansHans

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Fuel Price Update 2- to 8-Feb 2023: RON 97 stays at RM 3.35/litre

    Fuel prices for the week of 2- to 8-February 2023 are unchanged, as follows: Fuel Price Update 2- to 8-Feb 2023 RON 95 RM 2.05 RON 97 RM 3.35 RON 100 RM 4.50 VPR RM 5.50 Diesel EURO 5 B10 RM 2.15 Diesel EURO 5 B7 RM 2.35 Follow fuel price live updates: Petrol Price Malaysia

    SanjaySanjay

    Feb 1, 2023

  • New engines coming for Proton Persona, Iriz, Exora, maybe Saga too - between 2023 to 2027

    Proton ageing range of homegrown models, the Proton Saga, Persona, Iriz, and Exora, will be getting some much needed upgrades in their powertrain within the next 5 years, according to Proton’s Deputy CEO Roslan Abdullah. When talking about the new and improved Proton under the stewardship of Geely, the Proton X50 and X70 get the limelight but as good as these two models are, it is important to remember that around 60 percent of Proton’s sales come from the ageing Proton Persona, Iriz, Exora, and

    HansHans

    Feb 1, 2023

  • Proton is now No.6 in ASEAN, reiterates Top-3 marque in region by 2027 goal

    When Geely took over 49.9 percent of Proton, it stated a bold promise of turning around the ailing Malaysian national car maker into the third biggest car brand in Southeast Asia’s ASEAN trade bloc – which comprises of 10 member countries. Five years into the 10-year plan, Proton finished 2022 with 141,432 cars sold, giving it a 19.6 percent market share in Malaysia. That’s still very far off from the 2027 goal, which calls for 400,000 units. In contrast, Perodua finished 2022 with 282,019 units

    HansHans

    Feb 1, 2023

  • Perodua to launch 2 more new models after D74A 2023 Perodua Axia, what could they be?

    Earlier today during Perodua’s media conference, the second Malaysian car maker reiterated that they are capable of launching one all-new model (FMC, full model change in Perodua’s terminology) and two facelift models in one year’s time. "Still valid. Our current capability is one FMC and two MC (per year). Because of Covid-19 - 2019 and 2020, 2021 - it was distrupted. Last year was our recovery, this year we'll go back to pre-pandemic levels in terms of capacity," said Perodua President and CEO

    EricEric

    Feb 1, 2023

  • Perodua: Readiness of local suppliers crucial for electrification; hybrid as stepping stone to EV

    At a media conference held by Perodua earlier today, the company announced the initiation of a new project called xEV take-off as part of the key activities for 2023. xEV is Perodua’s term for electrified vehicles, including hybrids (HEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV). While specifics on the time frame of the xEV’s introduction were not mentioned, Perodua president and CEO Dato’ Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad said that the preparation stage starts from the local automotive parts vendors. Also rea

    ShaunShaun

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Proton Commerce had a record-breaking 2022, aims to be the lead financier for 2023

    While Proton itself had a successful 2022 with a fourth consecutive year of growth pushed that saw total sales of 141,432 units, its financing arm, Proton Commerce, had an equally prosperous year. Proton’s total sales saw retain second place in the local sales table with the most units sold since 2013. A lot of that success was courtesy of Proton Commerce capitalising on the growth in sales that led to a record-breaking number of loan disbursements. Having been incorporated on 27 October 2003, P

    DineshDinesh

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Close to half of Malaysia's TIV - Perodua targets 314k unit sales and 44.5% market share for 2023

    2023 sales target of 314,000 units, up 11.3 percent from 2021 2023 production target of 330,000 units, which is 103% of the available capacity Perodua forecasts Malaysia’s TIV to be at 705,000 units, higher than MAA’s 650,000 units Buoyed by strong demand for budget-friendly cars that the general public can trust, Perodua saw its best-ever sales in 2022 with 282,019 cars sold and along the way, became the 4th largest automotive brand in ASEAN's Top 5 biggest markets. This year, Perodua is target

    HansHans

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Perodua: 220k backlog orders remain but will absorb SST for orders made before 30-June 2022

    At the recent Perodua media conference, the second Malaysian carmaker revealed that it has 220,000 backlog orders remaining. Around 15,000 of those orders were made during the sales tax (SST) exemption which ended on 30-June 2022. Perodua CEO Dato' Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad told the media that some of the cars might not be able to meet the registration cutoff time which ends on 31-March 2023. However, the carmaker said it will absorb the SST for those cars that would not be delivered in time for t

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Perodua: Record high sales for 2022 but economic headwinds in 2023 could erase gains made

    Perodua targets 11.3 percent increase in sales for year 2023, to 314,000 units TIV to stay above 700,000 units but economic headwinds remain a risk No increase in prices of existing models, as increase in raw materials cost is already absorbed by Perodua After ending 2022 with a record breaking 282,019 cars sold, Perodua is now the fourth largest car brand in the Southeast Asia’s ASEAN trade bloc’s five largest markets of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. Starting the new

    HansHans

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Perodua confirmed D74A 2023 Perodua Axia to be a bigger car, hints to crossover previewed by X Concept?

    Bookings for the D74A 2023 Perodua Axia are now opened, with prices of the new A-segment hatchback estimated to be between RM 38,600 to RM 49,500. During a media conference with Perodua earlier today, a question was raised regarding the D74A Perodua Axia, asking if the Perodua X Concept previews the next-gen Axia. Perodua’s President and CEO Dato’ Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad didn’t confirm the X Concept as the next-gen Axia, but he did mention that dimensions of the model will be much bigger than th

    EricEric

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Priced between RM 38.6k-49.5k, 2023 D74A Perodua Axia is up to 13% pricier than before but loaded with more features

    2018 Perodua X Concept shown On the same day Perodua announced that bookings for the 2023 D74A Perodua Axia are open, the second Malaysian carmaker also just announced the tentative prices. The next-gen Axia is estimated to be priced between RM 38,600 and RM 49,500 (without insurance, OTR West Malaysia). 1.0 G - RM 38,600 1.0 X - RM 40,000 1.0 SE - RM 44,000 1.0 AV - RM 49,500 The D74A Axia is offered in four variants which are the G, X, SE, and AV. It is also two variants fewer compared to the

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jan 31, 2023

  • After D74A Axia, all-new Perodua Bezza to also get 6 airbags, standard VSC, coming in 2024?

    Daihatsu DN-F sedan concept; a shape of things to come? The 2023 D74A Perodua Axia is characterised by a spec-sheet that's never-before-seen in its category in Malaysia. Never mind its powertrain, the real headliner is the rich safety features that's crammed into its tiny body. 2023 Perodua Axia features 6 airbags, and Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) ADAS are what's fitted to the range-topping 1.0 AV model, in addition to the standard VSC (vehicle stability control) that's on every variant. Im

    SanjaySanjay

    Jan 31, 2023

  • D74A 2023 Perodua Axia: Bookings opened, 6 airbags, VSC standard

    This is it, Perodua has just opened bookings for the D74A 2023 Perodua Axia. The teaser brochure also gives us an early look at this new A-segment hatchback. Also Read: Malaysia before Indonesia as 2023 D74A Perodua Axia could debut ahead of the Ayla and Agya Starting with the exterior of the D74A Axia. Perodua has yet to reveal the overall design of the new D74A Axia, but has left nuggets of small teasers. Up front are LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, which are exclusive to the SE

    EricEric

    Jan 31, 2023

  • Specs for D74A 2023 Perodua Axia - Here's what we know so far

    Current Perodua Axia shown The Perodua Axia nameplate soldiers on All variants offer ESC, and up to 6 airbags This is definitely a pleasant surprise – some bits of information have surfaced surrounding the next-gen D74A 2023 Perodua Axia and it looks to be an interesting model. Information below is correct at point of publishing and based on best effort basis. First things first, Perodua’s upcoming A-segment hatchback will still retain the Axia nameplate, albeit with revised typeface. Perodua X

    EricEric

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Americans and Asians love Lamborghini more than the Italians, Urus pushes brand to record high sales for 2022

    Nearly one in every 3 new Lamborghini sold worldwide went to the United States, while Urus contributes 3 out of every 5 new sales closed by Lamborghini globally. The Italian bull marque ended 2022 by setting its highest sales record ever, with 9,233 cars sold worldwide, up 10 percent from the year before. Image: Andy Thompson The USA is Automobili Lamborghini’s most important market, buying 2,721 cars (up 10 percent from 2021), followed by China with 1,018 cars delivered to the mainland, Hong Ko

    HansHans

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Nearly 12% of new cars sold in Singapore in 2022 is an EV, Tesla and BYD lead

    According to the latest data from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA), 3,634 new electric vehicles (EVs) were registered in the country in 2022. This accounted for 11.7% of all cars registered in the city island nation that year (30,939 units). It’s a huge leap in numbers compared to 2021 when 1,740 units were registered or a mere 3.8% of total registrations. Leading the Singapore EV sales in 2022 is Tesla which continues to hold on to its crown as the best-selling EV brand in the country

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jan 30, 2023

  • V2L demo: 34 units of BYD Atto 3 powered a 12-hour music festival in Thailand

    Over in the Land of Smiles, BYD Rever Automotive – the official partner and distributor for BYD cars in Thailand - hosted a music festival that is powered solely by 34 units of the BYD Atto 3. The company said that the event took place for 12 hours consecutively and the cars were able to provide the electricity needed throughout the duration. Also read: BYD Atto 3 launched in Malaysia; priced from RM 150k, X50-sized EV SUV, up to 480 km range The BYD Atto 3 is capable of a 2.2 kW (10A at 220V) V

    ShaunShaun

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Suzuki Jimny EV confirmed; set for 2024 launch, to be joined by other new hybrid, BEV models

    Suzuki has outlined their carbon neutrality plans, and as expected, showcased some of the upcoming products. It'll be a diverse range, and one of the more interesting ones is the Suzuki Jimny EV. Should all go to plan, the fully-electric Jimny will be first unveiled for the European market in 2024. It will be introduced alongside 4 more battery-electric models for the region. Also read: Review: To really appreciate the quirky Suzuki Jimny, you need to switch off your brain Currently, the Jimny i

    SanjaySanjay

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Honda overtakes Toyota to claim No.1 position in Thailand's hybrid car sales for 2022

    Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co. Ltd. announced on Thailand that it finished 2022 as Thailand’s No.1 seller of electrified (xEV) vehicles, with 26,660 units of hybrids (HEVs) sold. Honda says it now has a 30 percent market share of Thailand’s xEV market. Thailand is probably the only market where Honda sells more hybrids than world-leader and hybrid pioneer Toyota. The reason is quite simple, Honda sells a wider range of affordable hybrids than Toyota, at least in Thailand. Honda Thailand sells 5

    HansHans

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Cliches be damned, to reduce CO2 in India, Suzuki plans to make fuel from cow dung

    As part of its global efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, Suzuki plans to make fuel for cars in India out of yes, you read that right – cow dung! Taking advantage of a large resource of readily available ‘fuel’ in India, Suzuki will be investing in a biogas production plant based in the Banaskantha region of Gujarat, which will produce approximately 1,500 kg of biofuel per day, estimated to power up to 500 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. Also read: Suzuki invests RM 10.3 bil into India

    ArvindArvind

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Volkswagen's fixing what isn't broken but fails to fix what is by trying to reinvent power window switches

    People say there’s no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ but it seems Volkswagen might have done so. In the Volkswagen ID.4 EV - which will be launched in Malaysia - there are only two switches on the driver side to operate the four power windows. How does the driver use all four windows then? To that, Volkswagen has released a video tutorial on how to use the window opener in the ID.4. The video explained that the “rear” button above the switches needs to be ‘touched’ in order to operate the rear win

    ShaunShaun

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Only in Singapore, Mercedes-Benz outsold Toyota for the first time in history

    Despite being a high-income nation with some of the most expensive cars in the world, for the longest time, Toyota is Singapore's most popular car brand. That is until 2022 when Mercedes-Benz emerged as the best-selling brand in the little red dot. According to new car registration data that was just released by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), the country’s equivalent to Malaysia’s JPJ, Mercedes-Benz took the top spot with 4,336 units or a 14 per cent market share. The closest t

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Honda HR-V narrowly misses Corolla Cross as Thailand's number one SUV in 2022

    As we are about to enter the second month of 2023, most car manufacturers would have already released their sales figures for 2022. Over in our northern neighbour, the Toyota Corolla Cross came out on top once again as Thailand’s best-selling compact SUV in 2022. Source This is the third time the Corolla Cross has taken the best-selling title in the segment in Thailand since it debuted back in 2020. In 2022, a total of 20,979 units of the crossover Corolla were sold in the Kingdom according to d

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Jan 30, 2023

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