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Speedy repair on pothole that caused fatal accident near Mid Valley

A pothole on Jalan Tengah heading towards Mid Valley has caused the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist on Sunday around 7.30 am. Preliminary investigations by the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) showed that the motorcyclist was riding over a pothole when he was thrown off his motorcycle. JSPT chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya added that the rider, identified as 75-year-old Ho Yan Yee, died at the scene of the accident. Since the accident yesterday morning, the


Jan 4, 2021

Kinabalu Park car park collapses in massive landslide

The public car park adjacent to the Kinabalu National Park has collapsed due to incessant rain over the past week. A viral video has been circulating around social media showing the extend of the damage though the 2-lane road next to it is not affected. Located at km 20 Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli in the Kundasang highlands in Ranau, the district police chief, Sammy Newton, believed that the landslide happened earlier this morning as the police department was alerted at 7.15 am. He told reporters that


Jan 20, 2021

Warga emas maut langgar lubang menghala ke Mid Valley. JKR minta maaf lagi?

Menyediakan jalan raya awam yang selamat adalah tanggungjawab pihak berwajib. Musim monsoon dan banjir kilat mengeruhkan lagi keadaan dimana lubang jalan tersembunyi serta jalan licin boleh mengakibatkan kecederaan mahupun kematian. Usah dikenang sistem perparitan yang teruk dan proses pembandaran yang pesat sehingga menyebabkan air semakin sukar menyusup keluar, lubang dan kerosakan nyata di jalan raya sering mengambil masa yang sangat lama untuk dibaiki. Endah tak endah, sehinggalah ada yang k


Jan 5, 2021

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable. Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises. This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the manageme


Dec 8, 2020

This is why we should lock our cars the moment we get inside

Though it has been warned over and over by parents, relatives and the kepoh auntie next door, many of us still neglect to lock our cars the moment we get into it. For this lady, after the incident of a stranger trying to force his way into her car in a mall parking lot, she is thankful that she has the practice down pat. The terrifying incident happened in Mid Valley Megamall car park on the 6th of August. According to the lady’s Facebook post, she was taking a quick rest in her car after her sh


Aug 12, 2020

Scoop: Nissan plans flagship mid-engine sports car with 3.0L V6 for 2024

You're looking at what Nissan's flagship sports car would look like and not only does it look tantalising but so are the specs: Mid-engine, V6-powered, and rear-wheel drive. Are we looking at Nissan's comeback? While last year's Nissan Z Proto brought much excitement to car enthusiasts all over the world, that is clearly an appetiser of exciting things to come from the beleaguered Japanese giant according to Japanese media. The idea of a mid-engine Nissan flagship isn’t brand-new though. More th

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Jan 22, 2021

Review: Mazda 2 Hatchback Mid - still a justifiable option

(Model | Gallery) What you're looking at on this page is the Mazda 2 Hatchback Mid. The lower and more affordable Mazda 2 was introduced when Bermaz Motors introduced the facelift with G-Vectoring Control version to our shores. With the 2 Mid, you lose all of Mazda's infotainment system that you get on the higher spec car like the MZD Connect, the touch screen display and even the head-up display. The higher spec Mazda 2 is priced at RM 94,670 without the signature Kodo Red, this puts the 2 Mid


Nov 6, 2019

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

Hyundai MR23T test mule spotted, a mid-engine rear-wheel drive hatch?!

There’s a mysterious Hyundai MR23T spotted being ferried around in South Korea and reports claim that this is the test mule for Hyundai’s next mid-engine rear-wheel drive mega hatchback! These pictures were uploaded to Korean car website, Bobaedream. From the pictures, we can see a Hyundai Veloster that’s been heavily souped-up with flared wheel arches and aggressive bumpers. What’s interesting is the ‘MR23T’ text plastered on the side and rear of the car. ‘MR’ is often understood as the short f

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Apr 2, 2020

JKR Tweets that the pothole which claimed 75-year-old’s life is DBKL's responsibility

On 3 January 2021, it was reported that an elderly motorcyclist was involved in a fatal accident along Jalan Tengah near Mid Valley. Following queries of the road’s upkeep, the Public Works Department (JKR) has issued a reply that the road in question is under City Hall’s jurisdiction. According to News Straits Times, the reply was tagged to a report by Harian Metro on the incident posted on Twitter. NST has reached out to City Hall and is still awaiting a reply. The victim, Ho Yan Yee, was repo


Jan 5, 2021

DBKL: Killer pothole stretch patched 9 times in 4 months

There might be an underlying issue along the stretch of road that killed a 75-year-old motorcyclist on Sunday morning as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has revealed that the stretch of road has been patched up 9 times in the past 4 months. According to a statement made by DBKL, the last time Jalan Tengah was resurfaced was on 26 December 2020 and that maintenance work has been ongoing since September 2020. DBKL also said that the location is under constant monitoring by the council’s Public S


Jan 5, 2021

Kematian kedua akibat langgar lubang jalan, rider GrabFood kecundang di Damansara

Baru sehari selepas kejadian warga emas 75 tahun yang terlibat dalam kemalangan maut pada pagi 3 Januari 2021 di sekitar Mid Valley, seorang lagi penunggang motosikal maut akibat terlanggar lubang jalan. Kali ini, ia melibatkan seorang rider GrabFood di Mutiara Damansara. Kejadian berlaku kira-kira pukul 1.15 petang di simpang lampu isyarat di Jalan PJU 7/2. Rider berumur 31 tahun tersebut melanggar satu lubang jalan yang menyebabkan mangsa hilang kawalan motosikal yang ditunggang lalu kecundang


Jan 5, 2021

Review: 2019 Nissan X-Trail 2.0L MID, lots of love for the middle child

(Model | Gallery) Overview The Nissan X-Trail is Edaran Tan Chong Motors (ETCM) best-selling SUV and the company recently introduced the new 2019 facelifted version. Packed with improved refinement, technologies and safety features, the X-Trail finally looks convincing to customers in the showroom. In the pre-facelift 2019 Nissan X-Trail, all variants only came with 2 airbags. Yes, even on the range-topping model that costs upwards of RM 150k. That shortcoming was placed under a magnifying glass

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Oct 19, 2019

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled. Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to


Jul 24, 2020

Car exhaust systems are getting stolen to turn into white gold rings

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have busted a syndicate specialised in stealing car exhaust parts operating around a housing area in Klang Valley. According to PDRM, the parts are stripped down to later turn into white gold and sold as jewellery. Head of Serdang Police, Assistant Commissioner Razali Abu Samah told the press that 3 men aged between 36 to 54 years old were arrested in separate raids at a hotel in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur and SS2, Petaling Jaya. They were found in possession of 15


Nov 18, 2020

Mid Spec Mazda 2 discontinued, prices to increase by June, closer to RM 100k

Bermaz Auto has quietly discontinued the Mid Spec Mazda 2 Hatchback and Sedan in Malaysia, just shy of 2 years since the model was launched here. We understand that Bermaz decided to discontinue the Mid Spec variants is due to the impending price hike for fully imported (CBU) cars that is set to happen in June 2020, as all variants of the Mazda 2 are imported from Thailand. The price hike would mean that the Mid Spec Mazda 2 would be priced too high in the already price-sensitive B-segment marke


Feb 27, 2020

Nissan MID4 was a mid-engine AWD Ferrari fighter that failed to fly

While many car fans recognise the legend of the first Honda NSX and how it beat the mighty Ferrari, it was another Japanese carmaker that first gave the Italian stallion a scare. Nissan produced not one, but two supercar concepts that were ready to fight against the Italian but sadly pulled the plug. With reports of Nissan looking to launch a mid-engine 3.0-litre V6 flagship sports car in 2024, we decide to take a look back at Nissan’s first attempts at a flagship sports car, the MID4 concepts.

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Jan 24, 2021

2020 Porsche Macan gets an update! Park Assist with Surround View, PASM, from RM 439k

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) continues its 10 years of sportscar fascination celebration by introducing the 2020 Porsche Macan with new attractive enhancements worth over RM 39,000. The new Premium Package will enhance the Macan’s comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics in the compact SUV segment with a starting price of RM 439,351. The Premium Package will now offer three additional luxury and comfort features as standard, namely Comfort Access, Park Assist with Surround View, and Pors


Sep 11, 2020

Sime Darby’s pre-owned car subsidiary teams up with myTukar

Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS) is taking big steps to improve their services with a new collaboration. To further improve the car trading experience, SDAS has now signed on with myTukar! MyTukar is an online car bidding platform. Collaborating with the platform will allow SDAS to expand their network nationwide. SDAS hopes this will enable them access to a wider procurement grid to present more choices to customers. Collaborating with myTukar is also expected to help improve SDAS’s management


Oct 9, 2020

Millennials say car culture is for old people, who is to be blamed?

If you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you have some level of interest in cars. What about cars that made you interested in them? When and how did you started liking cars? For me, it was when a silver E24 BMW M635CSi pulled up next to my dad’s Proton Saga. I was 5 years old but I still vividly remembered everything. The second time was when my dad was driving on the then new North South Highway. I was sleeping when my dad yelled at me to wake up, telling me to look at the Porsche com


Jun 20, 2020

Once poorer than Malaysia, how Korea’s car industry progressed further than ours?

Last week, we’ve chronicled how Hyundai grew from a small workshop to a world-class automaker. What was left out however, was the hows and the whys behind the rise of Korea’s car industry, which will be discussed in the following text. When Malaysia gained its independence, Korea was a failed state. It relied on donations from the US for 70 percent of its budget, and had nothing worth exporting. In 1960, Malaysia’s (Malaya) GDP per capita was USD 234. South Korea earned just USD 158 - poorer tha


Nov 23, 2020

Snake in a car!

Though Kuala Lumpur is now a sprawling metropolis, it still bears signs of the jungle that it was before urbanisation took hold. We’ve often heard about Bomba being called to homes to remove dangerous animals that have broken and entered in, especially snakes. But we’ve definitely have not seen or hear a snake breaking into a car! A few pictures of a yellow snake slithering out of an air-conditioning vent of a Toyota Vios have since gone viral across social media. It is believed that the snake w


Jun 4, 2020

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park. It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems. The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exhibited a


Oct 9, 2019

UMW Toyota Motor to relocate head office out of Shah Alam?

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), the sole authorized distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, will be moving out of its current head office building in Persiaran Raja Muda in Shah Alam, according to sources familiar with the matter. The relocation has been planned several years earlier so the decision is not directly related to the current poor market outlook, although the Toyota’s falling market share over the last 5 years was probably a motivating factor in right-sizing the organization.


May 14, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 is the cheapest car that parks itself

At the media test drive event today, Proton has confirmed that the 2020 Proton X50 will feature Auto Park Assist. This is part of the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is classified as level 2 semi-autonomous driving. The Auto Park Assist feature is able to assist drivers in manoeuvring the car into perpendicular parking (shown as vertical parking in the photo) spots and parallel parking spots. It also helps in exiting parallel parking spots. The system actively controls the steer


Sep 30, 2020

New 2021 Honda Accord gets updated Sensing and i-MMD hybrid, wireless Android Auto

Three years after making its world debut in Detroit, USA, Honda has given its mid-size Accord a mid-lifecycle update. However, changes are very minor. In terms of styling, the 2021 Honda Accord will get a new front grille and bumper, new LED headlights with a longer and wider illumination, and new alloy wheels. Honda says the grille is now wider, but you have to squint your eyes really hard to tell the difference. The most noticeable difference are the new front fog lamp housing. Inside, the upg


Oct 14, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Just like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars aren't driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Don't park under trees You might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, since the car does get some shade from the sun. Well, if


Feb 14, 2021

MyTukar launches a new used car shopping experience at shopping malls

MyTukar Sdn. Bhd. launched the first of their chain of myTukar Retail Centres at major shopping malls in Klang Valley. The Retail Centres is part of the platform’s new used car purchasing experience The newly launched myTukar Retail Experience Centres is one of the many initiatives in the business pipeline to bring a complete car ownership experience to all car buyers. Also read: EON appoints MyTukar as new trade-in partner to improve customer experience The myTukar Retail Centres are located at


Apr 17, 2021

All-new 2nd gen Lexus NX to debut in mid-2021 with TNGA-K platform

The current Lexus NX made its global debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, before going on sale later that year. The BMW X3- and Mercedes-Benz GLC-rivaling Lexus NX is now in the sixth year of its model life and a replacement is imminent in 2021. Sales in Japan is still ongoing but Japanese dealers say an announcement on an second generation all-new Lexus NX can be expected in mid-2021. The model probably make its global debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the same place the facelifted NX


Dec 31, 2020

This is what happens when you parked your car improperly!

Not finding a parking spot is frustrating, but it’s not the reason why you can park whatever you want! (Picture credit: Foxnews) Fox News reported driver in Argentina parked his Peugeot 208 at a COTO supermarket in Temperley, Argentina. Supermarket employees then found the car parked in the wrong spot that night. To celebrate the reunion, employees ‘generously treated’ the car by shrouding the vehicle with dozens of shopping carts. “You can't be so outrageous (‘HDP’) and leave it where you want.


Sep 16, 2019