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  • Review: Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ EV - When an iX is too in-your-face

    Right now in 2023, there’s no shortage on choices when it comes to EVs, especially if you’re looking to spend around RM 400k. And since you’re splurging this amount on a car, might as well go for something premium right? So, your options will likely be narrowed down to just the BMW iX and the Mercedes-Benz EQE. What about the BMW i4 and Mercedes-Benz EQC, you ask? Well, those are fine as well but since they’re based on a combustion-engine platform, some compromises such as packaging must be made


    Jan 24, 2023

  • Review: Your first Benz? We take the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 for a scenic road trip to Johor

    Ask anyone who has little knowledge of cars to imagine their dream luxury car and chances are they would think of a Mercedes-Benz. There’s just something appealing about the sheen of the three-pointed star logo than either the four rings of Audi or the blue and white roundel of BMW. While it is perceived as a luxury brand, it is attainable and one can get a brand-new Mercedes-Benz for around RM 250,000. It’s still a lot of dough for a car much less one seen as an entry-level luxury car but when

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    Jan 21, 2023

  • Review: BYD Atto 3 - Not without its pains, but it's probably the most complete EV SUV for RM 170k

    When BYD shot to prominence at the height of Covid-19 in 2020 for being one of the world's largest producer of masks – a feat they achieved in just one short month – they did so with grit and a keen pulse on the market. From this F3... ...to this, today's BYD is very different from the uninspiring days of old The slog and zeal isn't something the Shenzhen-based carmaker shies away from. You and I probably laughed at their weird copycat cars of a decade ago; today they're one of the, if not the w


    Jan 20, 2023

  • Review: The Peugeot 5008 is Malaysia's quirkiest 3-row SUV that is also very liveable

    Three-row SUVs in Malaysia have always been dominated by the usual Japanese suspects like the Nissan X-Trail or the Mazda CX-8/CX-9 but let’s not forget the representatives from Europe. Chief among them is the Peugeot 5008 Allure. Locally assembled in Gurun, the Peugeot 5008 Allure is the lone variant offered in Malaysia. Powered by a 1.6-litre Turbo High Pressure (THP) engine (165 PS/240 Nm), the French 3-row SUV is priced at RM 182,388. 3008 on the left, 5008 on the right Essentially the longe

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    Jan 6, 2023

  • Review: 2022 Honda HR-V RS e:HEV; thrifty hybrid, practical cabin makes it easy to love

    On paper, settling for the hybrid 2022 Honda HR-V RS e:HEV seems like a compromise. Discussions online about it being 'B-segment SUV' – a term used very loosely here – in the RM 140k space is rife. That the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, being a larger car, is a better buy on that merit alone. Overview: 2022 Honda HR-V RS e:HEV Price RM 140,800 Segment B-segment Engine 1.5-litre NA 4-cyl, dual-motor hybrid Transmission e-CVT automatic Power 131 PS (motor only) Torque 253 Nm (motor only) Safety ACC


    Jan 1, 2023

  • Review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz C200 - Is the base baby S-Class good enough or well above its weight?

    Often regarded as the baby S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been considered one of the best mid-size executive sedans on the market. The 2022 W206 C-Class continues that tag but in an age where SUVs and crossovers are more in demand, just how well can the venerable sedan cope? While the Mercedes-Benz C200 Avantgarde is considered the entry variant of the W206 that’s offered in Malaysia, there’s nothing base about this RM 287,888 executive sedan. C200 engine shown Locally assembled (CKD) in

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    Dec 28, 2022

  • Review: 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV High - If you need to ask about range, then it's not the EV for you

    Mazda's only EV on sale in Malaysia Brilliant design, features and safety Limited range at 199 km but it's got Mazda soul In 2017, Mazda said that it felt no pressure from its customers to build EVs, even stating a year earlier, that if they ever made one, it was simply to comply with strangulating emissions laws in the most lucrative markets of the world. Yet here we are with the 2022 Mazda MX-30 – their first global EV model, more on it in a bit. Also in the same year, Mazda announced the revo


    Dec 26, 2022

  • Review: Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 - The only electric luxury SUV worthy of your consideration?

    Tesla is the poster child when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) to the point that some might overlook better alternatives out there. One of them is the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 and I know some of you might be thinking, “It’s just an electric GLA”. But the EQA is more than just a GLA with an electric motor; it’s a no-brainer kind of electric SUV. It’s an EV that feels and drives like its internal combustion engine (ICE) sibling with a few more redeeming qualities. As such, you’re not too overwhel

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    Dec 24, 2022

  • Review: The 2022 Mazda CX-8 2.5 Turbo isn't just a sleeper SUV, it's also a smooth land yacht

    Mazda is all about Jinba-Ittai to enthusiasts but their bread and butter these days are SUVs whether those same keyboard warriors like it or not. The Mazda CX-8 was given a powerful 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder (230 PS/420 Nm) back in June and though that is a boost to the 3-row SUV’s performance capability, it’s more than that. Priced from RM 220,000 and locally assembled (CKD) at the Inokom plant in Kulim, the turbocharged CX-8 is the highest petrol-powered variant offered in Malaysia. Th

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    Dec 23, 2022

  • Review: The 2022 Peugeot 3008 Allure adds a bit more va-va-voom in the SUV market

    The French have got it all when it comes to design and one look at the Peugeot 3008 Allure, you can’t help but agree with the whole French style is tres magnifique (very beautiful in French). At RM 167,288, the 3008 has quite the competition in the hotly contested SUV market. It is about RM 2,000 more than the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD (RM 165,800) but around RM 2,000 less than the Mazda CX-5 2.5G High 2WD (RM 169,960). Slotting between two of the most popular non-Proton SUVs, why should you even

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    Dec 23, 2022

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