Friday, April 29, 2016

FORD GO FURTHER ROADSHOW at the 1 UTAMA shopping centre this weekend - 27-2nd May 2016

This is just to inform you that there is a 'Ford Go Further Roadshow' at 1 Utama shopping mall in Petaling Jaya this weekend.

PRESS RELEASE

Ford to Showcase Vehicle Lineup at ‘Ford Go Further

Roadshow’ at 1Utama

RENAULT ZOE FULL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE NOW OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MALAYSIA


Limited units of the fully electric powered Renault ZOE are available for sale in Malaysia to the public. The ZOE is available at RM145,888, on-the-road inclusive of GST without insurance for private individual registration in Peninsular Malaysia in Glacier White colour. Prior to this the car was made available for agencies to try out alternative modes of transport - like the chaps from GreenTech Malaysia for example (see the photo below - the ZOE at an event in Cyberjaya).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Students from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM / UIAM) participate in Ford's Driving Skills for Life Programme



The Ford Motor Company (Fomoco) continued its efforts to raise road safety awareness in Malaysia through its global Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme.  After sessions with the German Malaysian Institute, Taylor’s University and Malaysian Multimedia University, the company recently hosting workshops for students at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MAXX OIL NanoPLUS range of engine oils is launched




MAXX Oil, an brand of engine lubricant oil which is formulated and made in the USA is distributed by Shift Performance Asia (M). Today the company has just launched the brand new Maxx Oil engine oil range called the MaxxOil NanoPLUS. 

The MINI brand celebrates 15 years

On 26 April 2001, the first new MINI came off the production line at the steeped-in-tradition manufacturing site in Oxford. Since the relaunch of the British brand, more than 2.5 million vehicles have been manufactured at this location. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Short Test Drive: 2016 Jaguar XF Prestige 2.0liter


I tried out the all new Jaguar XF Prestige 2.0 at the Malaysian launch of the XF here in Subang Jaya. This is one of two models available here in Malaysia. The XF Prestige gets 17-inch Lightweight 15-spoke wheels, perforated leather seats, metal tread plates with Jaguar script and multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel. The other being the XF R-Sport gets a sport suspension, 18” Helix 10-spoke wheels and R-Sport bodykit, R-Sport branded multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel and R-Sport branded metal tread plates. However, the test units were all Prestige models with different options including larger wheels and tyres. I drove one with fatter 20inch wheels. The one on the left. In that nice Italian Racing Red.

All-New Jaguar XF launched in Malaysia - Two Variants at the moment and priced from RM450,000

White XF R-Sport


The All-new Jaguar XF, which sits between the recently launched XE and the top-of-the-range XJ, was launched earlier today. What it does is that it renews Jaguar's challenge in the mid-sized luxury car segment. 


For the Malaysian market, the fully imported All-new XF is available in two variants -- the XF Prestige and XF R-Sport. They are priced from RM450,000 for the Prestige and from RM460,000 for the R-Sport. Prices include GST but exclude registration, road tax and insurance. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spotted for Sale: 1980 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2.0 - A real beauty if you ask me



Now this is a unique car that has been Spotted for Sale over at mudah.my. It is an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2.0 from 1980 that has been rebuilt from the ground up by the looks of it. It has a baremetal respray of the body, an overhauled engine, new alloy wheels and tyres and a proper suspension upgrade.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

TEST DRIVE: Renault Clio GT Line - A baby Clio RS?


The Renault Clio GT Line is the third car in the current Renault Clio line-up. The first that was launched was the Clio RS and the second was the Renault Captur, which to some extant is a Clio crossover vehicle with a different name. The Clio GT Line is the smallest sized conventional powered Renault you can buy in Malaysia (but not the cheapest), bar the electric Twizy and Zoe models of course.

Shell unveils a City Car concept by Gordon Murray



 Shell had recently unveiled a city car concept which could use very little energy expenditure in terms of road transport. This Shell Concept Car is a rethink of the T.25 City Car concept that Gordon Murray envisioned sometime in 2010. If you aren't aware, Mr Murray was instrumental in the design of the McLaren F1.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors is...how shall I say this.... in deep shit at the moment



Mitsubishi eK Wagon - A Kei Car involved in the emissions scandal. Eeeeeek!!!!!! Help!!!!

This was taken from the BBC.com website. I like websites like the BBC over something like Berita Harian or Utusan Malaysia for news of this sort as the source is usually credible (Just a cheap potshot there for the heck of it). 
Mitsubishi is in deep deep trouble. Two articles from here and here are posted below with my comments following:

RENAULT CAPTURE ROADSHOWS - Featuring 3D Interactive art and the Renault Captur


There is a Renault roadshow happening right now over at Setia City Mall. It began yesterday, the 21st of April and will run to this Sunday, 24th of April 2016. There is an interactive 'Capture Life in 3D' experience showcase in this series of roadshows, which will proceed to Sutera Mall in Johor Bahru, Gurney Paragon in Georgetown and Sunway Pyramid in Petaling Jaya.
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