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  • 5 things we like about the VW Tiguan Allspace

    Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) just took the covers off the VW Tiguan Allspace – a 7-seater variant of the regular Tiguan.Like the regular 5-seater Tiguan, the larger 7-seater Tiguan Allspace is also locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan, Pahang.Here’s five things we like about the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, more specifically the top-of-the-line Tiguan Allspace R-Line.1. Seven-seater but there's a catchCompared to the regular 5-seater Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace has a whee

    Eric

    Eric

    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

  • Ex-BMW Chief Designer grills the BMW 4 Series grille. But should you care?

    It is not every day that you would get a car designer doing a critique of another designer’s work. Most of the time designers would be either working their drawing hand to the bone or staring at mood walls. There aren’t enough hours in the day for them to throw shade at one another.However, having left the car design world and with everyone locked at home, designer Frank Stephenson has started his own YouTube channel. On his channel, Stephenson goes into detail about the inspiration

    Daniel

    Daniel

    Aug 11, 2020

  • The economy is tanking but why are modern classic Honda Civics fetching high prices?

    A global pandemic and signs of an impending economic depression are already slamming the automotive industry five ways to Thursday. Car sales are down, people are losing their jobs, and businesses are going bankrupt. We may be a meal away from financial Armageddon, which for some means it is a good time as any to buy an old Honda Civic Type R for RM300,000. Wait, what?That isn’t a lone case. More recently somebody bought a Mugen Civic Type R for half a million Ringgit. If that wasn’t

    Daniel

    Daniel

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Mazda's suitcase car is the retro roadster you never knew you wanted

    Picture this: your plane lands smoothly at your holiday destination. You get off the plane, collect your luggage and walk out the front door. Wonder what KLIA's security will say about this...You scoff as you promptly fold out your suitcase, start the engine and leave all the other travellers waiting for their taxis in the dust.Sounds cool? Mazda thought so too, and they made it a reality 29 years ago.Open wheel, one-seater, rear wheel drive fun.In 1991, Mazda’s engineer

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Remember when Proton paid 70 mil Euros for MV Agusta, and sold it for 1 Euro?

    Contrary to what my friends, mother, and Google search results might tell you, I am an overly optimistic fellow. I tend to focus on the positives in people and situations and give them the benefit of the doubt first. So, with that, allow me to have a crack at explaining just what the reasoning behind Proton’s ownership of MV Agusta was.Anyone with a cursory knowledge of Proton would have heard about MV Agusta. In 2004, Proton paid 70 million Euros (RM367 million) for a 57.7 percent control

    Daniel

    Daniel

    Aug 09, 2020

  • When Isuzu made sports cars – 117 Coupe, Piazza, Gemini

    Isuzu is currently the world's biggest manufacturer of diesel engines. The 1.9-litre Ddi Blue Power engine is one of the most reliable engines today and their line-up only consists of pick-up trucks and, occasionally an SUV. But there was a time when Isuzu made cars. Like regular cars.Isuzu’s car history was pretty much a mixed bag. The company was first established in 1916 as Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd. It started using the Isuzu name from 1949

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 09, 2020

  • 5 quick money-saving tips to take care of your windshield wipers!

    Inexpensive, inconspicuous but very important - that's right, it's your windshield wipers! I bet wipers are among the most neglected parts of a car, and chances are people even spend a bit too much changing them one too many times a year.Don't be one of them; read on to see how you can save that money for nice makan-makan sessions instead.1. Never run your wipers on a dry windshieldBy design, windshield wipers are only to be used on wet surfaces. When th

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Once Japan’s strongest, Nissan is now weakest. How did it end up like this?

    Nissan's car manufacturing history dates back to 1914, making it one of Japan’s oldest. Between the ‘60s until the ‘90s, Nissan was Japan’s most technologically advanced. When Toyota and Honda entered the car business in 1936 and 1962 respectively, Nissan was No.1. Today, it’s the weakest in Japan.The 1966 Nissan R380 that beat a Porsche. Note the Prince badge, more on that later.It's a sad turn of events for the company that made the first Japanes

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Proton Putra WRC - The Malaysian rally prince with lots of potential

    Before you cry out to Proton for yet another sad state of historic concepts and rally legends, let me just say that the Proton Putra WRC is under capable hands. So, please put down your keyboard gently and stop preparing a rant to Geely in the comments section. Let me tell you a tale of the wild Malaysian rally car that could’ve fought with the likes of Colin McRae and Tommi Makinen in their Imprezas and Lancer Evos.We’ve written an article featuring Proton’s PERT cars a while

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 08, 2020