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Sony Vision-S arrived in Tokyo, to begin road testing?

Sony’s electric car, the Sony VISION-S has arrived in Japan for further development. Unveiled at Las Vegas and later returned to the engineering facility in Graz, the VISION-S is moving on to road testing in Tokyo. Like most electric cars, the VISION-S has floor mounted batteries and reports some fast numbers. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.8 s and maximum velocity is 240 km/h. Total power output is 400 kW or 542 PS. No further information has been revealed on the battery system of the car. Power i


Aug 7, 2020

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads. Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background. It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-pillars, the side win

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Apr 2, 2020

Sony tidak akan menghasilkan kereta. Tetapi mereka membina kereta konsep Sony Vision S. Mengapa?

Jika anda membesar pada era 90-an, Sony bukan sahaja membuat PlayStation, malah Sony juga membuat pelbagai jenis peralatan seperti radio, televisyen, kamera, komputer, telefon, cakera kompak, dan lain-lain. Tidak cukup dengan itu, syarikat gergasi Jepun itu telah mempamerkan kereta pertama mereka pada awal tahun ini iaitu Sony Vision S. Vision S kelihatan seperti sebuah Tesla. Ia dikatakan memecut sepertinya dan berkebolehan untuk memandu dengan sendiri. Walaupun ia masih sebuah konsep, Vision S


Aug 24, 2020

Sony is not going to build cars which is why it built the Sony Vision S concept car

If you grew up in the 1990’s Sony wasn’t just “that company that makes PlayStations”. Sony was that rich kid who brought every imaginable gadget to school. They built radios, televisions, cameras, computers, phones, its own compact disc format, and even owned Michael Jackson. If that wasn’t enough, the Japanese giant revealed its first car earlier this year, the Sony Vision S. Billed as a concept, the Vision S looked like a Tesla, is said to be able to accelerate like one, and drive itself too.


Aug 19, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is an all-wheel drive BEV luxury sports sedan

Future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship electric-powered sedan Not necessarily the next generation S-Class All-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 475 PS, 760 Nm The latest in Mercedes-Benz’s series of Vision concept cars, the EQS points towards the future of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedans. As with all Mercedes-Benz models with EQ designation, the EQS is a battery electric vehicle (BEV). Despite the EQS name, the concept car may or may not preview the next S-Class. Remember that the EQC has no r


Sep 11, 2019

Porsche Taycan debuts: 761 PS and 1,050 Nm, needs only 2-Speed transmission

Two variants – Turbo and Turbo S Up to 761 PS (with overboost) and 1,050 Nm Top speed of 260 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds Driving range up to 412 km Requires only a 2-speed automatic transmission Coming to Malaysia in 2020 Nearly five years in the making, Porsche has finally launched the Taycan, the company’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports sedan. Apart from minor details, the production Porsche Taycan managed to retain much of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show's Mission E concept car


Sep 5, 2019

VW Malaysia and PichaEats deliver 280 meals, a helping hand for those in need and frontliners

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and PichaEats teamed up over the weekend to deliver a total of 280 meals to the less fortunate, in efforts to drive kindness this festive season. The “Driving Kindness” convoy consisted of employees from Volkswagen and Picha, driving a Tiguan Allspace Highline and a Passat Elegance; and four classic Volkswagen cars – two Beetle cars and two Kombi vans driven by their owners who had volunteered for the project. Recipients of the Driving Kindness campaign


Dec 10, 2020

At the Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota Yaris was moved aside for the Honda Jazz - here's why

Yesterday marked the closing of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The highlight, as far production cars that regular folks can buy, is definitely the all-new fourth generation Honda Jazz. Archrival Toyota has no intentions of making life easy for the Jazz. Just one week before the opening of the 46th Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota announced its all-new Toyota Yaris (formerly known as Vitz in Japan). The Toyota Yaris' announcement came a day after Honda released a teaser video commercial for its Honda Jazz, w


Nov 5, 2019

All-new 2020 Honda City: Honda Sensing ADAS suite confirmed, 4 variants

Honda Malaysia has announced that the all-new Honda City RS i-MMD will be offered with Honda Sensing, the most complete advanced safety features in the B-segment. The enhanced Honda Sensing system in the All-New City RS i-MMD utilizes a new front wide view camera to recognize better road boundaries during day and night driving conditions. Developed by Honda to meet the objective of ‘Safety for Everyone” and to realize the vision of a collision-free mobile society, Honda Sensing is an advanced sa


Sep 25, 2020

Mercedes-Benz EQS unveiled, 770 km range and ready for L3 autonomous driving

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled its new addition to its EV lineup, the Mercedes-Benz EQS. Built on an all-electric architecture, the EQS boasts an electric range of up to 770 km (WLTP). Mercedes-Benz claims that the Mercedes-Benz EQS is the most aerodynamic production car in the world with a drag coefficient value of 0.20. It is also claimed to be the best in terms of quiet running. Also Read: This is your first look of the Mercedes EQS! Slated for debut in early 2021 The EQS features a fastback


Apr 16, 2021

Calling all Peugeot owners in Malaysia! You’re requested to update your customer information

Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), Peugeot’s new distributor in Malaysia, has sent out a request to all Peugeot owners in the country to update their personal information on their official Peugeot website. The exercise is the first step to streamline its system to improve the Peugeot ownership experience in the future. As promised, BAASB’s first mission will be to improve the after-sales service for the brand. Through this exercise, information such as service reminders, warranty periods, se


Jan 6, 2021

2021 BMW iX is an X5-sized EV with 600 km range, 500 PS, and a massive grille that it doesn't need

Yesterday saw the reveal of BMW’s latest electric car – the 2021 BMW iX. Following the trajectory of the BMW i4 concept, G80 M3, and G82 M4, the iX sports an unmissable kidney grille upfront. Whether beautiful or not, it certainly gives a visual impact. Referred to as an SAV, The BMW iX is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width, and is almost the same height as the BMW X6. The wheelbase of the iX is 3,000 mm Let’s look at the stats: BMW iX electric Battery capacity >100kWh Battery range


Nov 12, 2020

3 UMW Toyota outlets in Kuching, KK and Klang Valley transferred to dealers

After announcing in October 2017 that it would be transferring all its retail operation branches to its dealers and other relevant parties, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced that 3 of its own outlets in Klang Valley, Sabah, and Sarawak will be transferred starting 1-September 2020. The Kota Kinabalu and Kuching outlets will be taken over by Borneo Mobility (Sabah) Sdn Bhd and Borneo Mobility (Sarawak) respectively. In the Klang Valley, PCM Subang Motor Sdn Bhd will take over the Subang Jaya

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Sep 1, 2020

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties. The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne b

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Apr 23, 2020

Proton to use Geely 1.4L turbo in Proton X50, Iriz & Persona?

The Geely Vision S1 crossover was spotted in Protons private compound earlier. We have detailed why the Vision S1 crossover will not be launched to the Malaysian market, instead, it is more likely that Proton is having the car to conduct feasibility studies. Feasibility study for what exactly remains a question mark, but the recent launch of the Geely Binyue Pro seems to have shed some light to the situation. What is the 1.4L turbo? The Binyue pro in China now gains a new 1.4-litre turbocharged

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Apr 17, 2020

Watch: Perodua Myvi vaults over kerb like a pick-up truck!

This video of a Perodua Myvi vaulting over a kerb in TTDI then continuing on like it was just a daily occurrence has been going viral further fuelling jokes that the Myvi can do anything. The video also prompted jokes that the Myvi can be part of the next Mission Impossible franchise movies or that the Myvi has missed its calling as a pick-up truck. We strongly recommend not doing this to your cars at home though! You can incur lasting damage on your car if you do. For the clearer video click he


Sep 8, 2020

VIDEO: Perodua Myvi melalui pembahagi jalan seperti sebuah trak pikap!

Berikutan video sebuah Perodua Myvi menaiki pembahagi jalan di TTDI, pemandu tersebut meneruskan pemanduan seperti tidak berlaku apa-apa. Perkara ini menyokong pendapat dalam kalangan sosial yang mengatakan bahawa Perodua Myvi boleh melalukan segalanya. Video yang tertular ini turut menjadi bahan lawak seperti kenderaan yang boleh digunakan untuk cerita Mission Impossible. Mungkin Perodua Myvi teringin menjadi sebuah trak pikap? Walau apapun, kami tidak menyarankan anda untuk memandu sebegini ke


Sep 8, 2020

Audi, Mercedes-Benz and more helps with babysitting duties by introducing colouring books!

With more and more countries announcing the need for a lockdown to combat the coronavirus, car manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover and more have come up with a colouring book strategy to help make the babysitting duties easier. The colouring books all feature cars either moving or stationary in various settings. Automakers declared that these free colouring pages are not just a distraction for the children but welcomes adults of all ages to flex their creative minds as well. Land


Mar 31, 2020

Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda is Autocar’s 2020 Design Hero

During the recently concluded 2020 Autocar Awards, Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda was named the Design Hero of the year. The award is handed to Maeda in recognition of how Mazda designs have evolved throughout the years to become beautiful cars that it is now. There is no denying that Mazdas are one of the most beautiful cars you can buy now on the market. But a look back in the history books, and you are reminded Mazda don’t always have beautiful and emotional cars to boast. Under the watchful eye of desig


Jul 9, 2020

Honda Jazz 1.5L: light and fast

The Honda Jazz 1.5L CVT is powered by the Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder engine, which uses in-cylinder direct injection technology with a compression ratio of 11.5:1. Its maximum output is 118 hp / 6600 rpm and the maximum torque is 155 Nm / 4600 rpm. Honda Jazz's sitting posture is very low, and the seat is also very good. It is undoubtedly good news for driving enthusiasts. Despite this, the view inside the car is still very good, the windshield with large dip angle and the triangular win


Jul 29, 2019

Give it 5 years, and Mazda will be the new BMW, with very good reasons too

Soon, Mazda will be launching a new rear-wheel drive sedan with a 6-cylinder engine. It might be for the all-new Mazda 6, but it could also be a new model positioned above the 6. Mazda 60 maybe? Its goal is to take on BMW. A Mazda competing with BMW? What blasphemy is this? To be clear, Mazda is still a long way off from being seen as an equal to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, or Audi. Just look at how Lexus is doing. Instead, what's going to happen is for Mazda to slowly take over the space for premium, d


Apr 17, 2020

BMW X5 Crash on NKVE: From driving machine to flying machine

By now you've would've seen the video of an accident involving a BMW X5 on the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). In the dashcam video, you can clearly see from the driver's point-of-view, that traffic ahead was braking - easily 200 metres ahead - due to an earlier accident. There were also blue warning lights from a Police patrol bike on the left and a man furiously waving his flashlight on the right. As far as warning signs go, there was ample warning. Still, the driver of the BMW X5 manage


Jun 16, 2020

Electric AMG anybody? Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQE 63, EQE 53, and EQE 63

As the automotive world embraces electrification, it is inevitable for brands to evolve according to the times. One of those icons is AMG-Mercedes and they could be debuting their very own EV model line-up soon. According to Mercedes Blog, Mercedes-Benz has trademarked several AMG EQ designations, thus confirming that there will be electric AMGs. This over the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S? The German luxury carmaker has trademarked the EQE 43, EQE 53, and EQE 63 names with the European Union

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Nov 30, 2020

New Platinum White Pearl colour for Honda Civic and Honda BR-V

Honda Malaysia has introduced a brand-new Platinum White Pearl colour option to the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Honda BR-V. The new colour will be available on the Civic immediately while deliveries of the BR-V in Platinum White Pearl will start from November 2020. First introduced on the Honda Odyssey and the tenth generation Honda Accord, Platinum White Pearl has proven to be a popular colour option amongst buyers, especially for the Accord. The colour makes up 33 percent of the sales for the Ac


Sep 18, 2020

Smartphone margins too little, Xiaomi plans to make EVs

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone makers, plans to make electric vehicles using Great Wall Motor’s factory. Xiaomi and Great Wall Motors have yet to announce the partnership, but Reuters has reported on the plan last Friday. Xiaomi’s stock price has gone up more than 9% since then. Xiaomi’s EV will be targeted at the mass market, in line with the positioning of its electronic products. Alongside smartphones, Xiaomi makes dozens of internet-connected devices including scooters, air pu


Mar 29, 2021

Pros and Cons: Honda CR-V - Spacious and practical, but is it enough?

Some cars become so synonymous within its segment, that more often than not, the segment gets named after it. That applies even in a Malaysian context. Trucks? Toyota Hilux. Hot hatch? VW Golf GTI. Mid-size SUV? That would be the Honda CR-V. This is the model that started the whole 'soft-roader' trend, and the beginning of the SUV movement. It's no understatement to say that the Honda CR-V has been a runaway success since its first generation. Now in its fifth generation, what makes the Honda CR


Jan 28, 2021

What will Honda Malaysia be launching in 2021? Honda City Hatchback, Honda Odyssey Facelift, and more

After introducing no less than five new models in 2020, including the Honda Civic facelift, all-new Honda Accord, and all-new Honda City, Honda Malaysia isn’t slowing down one bit. With 2021 just around the corner, let’s take a look and see what does Honda Malaysia has in store for us in 2021. 2021 Honda City RS The Honda City RS will be Honda Malaysia’s first debut for 2021. Granted, the company showcased the City RS during the launch of the fifth-generation model, but would only launch the mod


Dec 27, 2020

This Honda Fit Crosstar is a taller and chunkier looking Honda Jazz

In Japan, the Honda Jazz is sold as the Honda Fit. With SUVs and their smaller imitators of crossovers becoming a fast growing segment, Honda saw it fit to dress up their Fit with crossover-esque styling, and gave it a fitting name, the Honda Fit Crosstar. To recap, the all-new fourth generation Honda Jazz/Fit has just made its world premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The model will go on sale in February 2020 so details on powertrain and body dimensions are still not available, but we know


Oct 24, 2019

What’s inside each and every Police Honda Civic?

Back in 2020, we reported that Honda Malaysia will be supplying the Honda Civic 1.8 S as police cars, various details regarding the police cars have surfaced, including its 4K digital video recorders (DVR). But that’s just the DVR, what about other police-specific equipment? Also Read: Watch out, PDRM's Honda Civic FC gets 4K DVRs Thanks to a post by “Polis Daerah Johor Bahru Selatan”, we now have a glimpse into the various equipment found in the Civic. Among the equipment that is shown include


Mar 19, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia opens new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

There’s a new Volvo 3S centre in Malaysia and this time it is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The latest 3S centre will add to their list of 14 dealerships nationwide and will be run by their new dealer partner Sebangga Mitsinbo Sdn Bhd. The new 2-storey 3S centre spans 5,432 square-foot and is built to adhere to Volvo Car’s retail standard known as the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The facility is prepared to put the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection and Accessories on show and ready to facilita


Jul 30, 2020