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  • VW Tiguan Allspace vs Mazda CX-8 vs Mitsubishi Outlander – Which is the alright choice?

    Volkswagen has just launched the new 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace in Malaysia. With that, Volkswagen’s popular crossover SUV has expanded itself to compete with other 7-seater SUVs, most notably the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-8. Let's see how the Tiguan Allspace R-Line go against its Japanese rivals.Powertrain – Interested in a 7-seater Golf GTi?Yes. You read that right. The Tiguan Allspace R-Line has the highest power output among the three with 220 PS and 320 Nm from

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 13, 2020

  • Why the VW Tiguan Allspace has ridges on its roof?

    Earlier today, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) launched its first-ever VW Tiguan Allspace, a long wheelbase, 7-seater (more like a 5+2 seater) version of the regular VW Tiguan.The Tiguan Allspace is available in two variants – a 1.4 TSI Highline (150 PS/250 Nm) and a 2.0 TSI R-Line (220 PS/350 Nm), the latter is basically a taller Golf GTI with seven seats, adaptive DCC dampers included. The models, all locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan, will be sold alongside the existing 5-seate

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 12, 2020

  • Proton X50 vs Perodua D55L - What specs to look forward to?

    The Malaysian crossover segment is looking very exciting with the national carmakers pitting out against one another. In the blue corner, we have the Proton X50 and in the red corner, lies the Perodua D55L. Which will come up on top in features and equipment?Both crossovers are not really the same in size or category for that matter, but the one common denominator between the two is that they are definitely the most-anticipated cars to be launched in 2020 (or could it be 2021?)We know

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 10, 2020

  • Proton X50 vs Perodua D55L; How do they compare in size?

    The Proton X50 and Perodua D55L are probably 2020’s most talked-about cars in Malaysia. Though both SUVs have yet made their debut, the comparisons between the 2 cars have started since sightings of the Daihatsu Rocky/ Toyota Raize (Perodua D55L in Japan) started surfacing during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. But how do the 2 SUVs compare in size? Here’s a quick size comparison.While there is much talk about the two being the strongest “competitors” in the B-segment SUV mark

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Aug 09, 2020

  • In Brief: Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X – Best handling pickup truck?

    The Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X is the only pickup truck with a centre LSD. That’s the mechanical highlight of the Adventure X. With the transfer case set to 4H, it can drive like a full-time 4WD and not just a part-time 4WD (no centre LSD). The Triton has the shortest wheelbase in its class, making it the easiest to manoeuvre among its rivals. The ride comfort is also decent.If judged mechanically, the only reason to get the Adventure X over other variants of the Triton is the centr

    Arif

    Arif

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Tiny turbo engines: good or bad?

    Engines are getting smaller and smaller by the day thanks to the help of an invention that dates all the way back to 1905 – the turbocharger. First used in aeroplanes with radial engines, the turbocharger was then used in big multi-cylinder diesel engines and finally found its way into production cars in the 1960s.If our tax structure was different, we might see more LS swaps. Photo: Super StreetIn Malaysia, turbochargers are a great way to have more power while avoiding the more expensive

    Arif

    Arif

    Aug 08, 2020

  • 2020 Toyota Vios – UMWT increases maintenance cost by RM 232, now RM 4,242 for 5 years

    UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has quietly updated the price to service the Toyota Vios, bumping up the cost to maintain the B-segment sedan up several hundred Ringgit.Previously, it cost RM 4,010 to maintain the Toyota Vios over a 5-year/100,000-km period, but the recent price increase has bumped that figure up to RM 4,242 – an RM 232 increase.As part of the “new normal”, UMWT has also included a disinfection process that costs RM 14.11 at each service interval. Labour charges have a

    Eric

    Eric

    Aug 07, 2020

  • What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

    The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800.Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s sti

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 07, 2020

  • What's so special about VTEC?

    Mention VTEC and images of an uncouth, loud, and high-revving Honda Civic speeding down the highway might appear in your mind. VTEC is Honda’s signature technology that dates all the way back to 1983. Uttering VTEC itself might even inject some imaginary adrenaline into your veins if you have any idea what VTEC feels like.Disclaimer: This article focuses on the fundamental concept of VTEC. Things like i-VTEC and VTC are will be discussed in a different entry.VTEC is a technology

    Arif

    Arif

    Aug 05, 2020

  • SUV vs Sedan - Which is more comfortable?

    The answer is sedan. Surprised? Well, let us explain by taking the Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Tiguan as examples. The Passat is chosen here because the Jetta is no longer on sale in Malaysia, and both the Passat and Tiguan are based on the MQB platform.Peeking under the TiguanWhy aren't SUVs as comfortable?SUVs, like the Volkswagen Tiguan, have higher centre of gravity. Which means the driver as well as the passengers are seated further away from the pivot point of the car.The hig

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Aug 05, 2020