Thursday, October 27, 2016
UPCOMING EVENTS: THE STOP THE CRASH ASEAN 2016 TO BE HELD AT SEPANG CIRCUIT, 30TH NOVEMBER 2016 & IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Stop the Crash Partnership, with the support from the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) will be organising: Stop the Crash ASEAN 2016 from 29 to 30 November 2016 at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Isuzu launched a facelifted Isuzu D-MAX pickup truck yesterday evening. The Japanese company who specialises in pickup trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles (they do this also) have made some exterior and interior changes to keep their pickup and SUV refreshed for the Malaysian market. This is about time as the D-MAX in its previous form was first launched in 2013. Three years is quite a long time in the ever evolving car industry.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Bosch launches all-new Clear Advantage Wiper - Flat Blade wiper and Bosch Rover roadshow in Peninsular Malaysia
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket recently announced the launch of its latest flat-blade wiper – the Bosch Clear Advantage. According to Bosch, this new flat-blade wiper provides superior performance for Asian cars even in extreme weather conditions. Up to 200,000 wipe cycles. Or a heck of a lot of wipes.
The Perodua Tweckbot team is back in conjunction with the Deepavali celebrations this year. This time around, the Tweckbot team held its free 50-point vehicle inspection for its customers in Taiping, Perak. The Tweckbot programme, which was introduced in 2011, was a first for Perodua whereby it engages its customers via social media to offer free safety inspections at specified time, date and location.
This is a long time coming. This review and a few more that desperately needed to be written but due to a slew of new car launches and other events it has had to wait a fair bit. Anyway, the good people at Proton had managed to squeeze me into the Proton Persona media drive from the Proton Center of Excellence (COE) to Kuantan and back. Again, this was an opportunity to get proper highway and B-road (trunk road) experience on this newly launched B segment car.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Good news! A rebate of RM4000 will be provided for individuals who purchase the Proton Iriz as part of their plans to become ride-sharing drivers, like those GrabCar and Uber type services. This is in line with what was announced in the recent 2017 budget tabled recently.
Friday, October 21, 2016
In some ways this is a surprise. Geely, that Chinese company which owns Volvo Car has now come up with another car brand that will go global. The brand is called LYNK & CO. I wonder if there are any other car companies that have the '& Co' and how are we going to call the car? Just 'Lynk' or do we need to call it 'LynkCo' or 'Lynk & Co'?
Limited Subaru Russ Swift Show Units For Sale at Promo Prices starting 21 October 2016 - Time to get your Scooby!
If you're interested in procuring a Subaru but need a little more incentive now's the time. Motor Image Malaysia, the authorised distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, will be selling limited show units including the Subaru Forester 2.0i-Premium,. These vehicles were previously used by international stunt driver Russ Swift during various Subaru roadshows. Motor Image Malaysia is offering these cars at a special promotional price commencing 21 October 2016.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Goodyear today launched its latest high performance tire, the Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax, in Malaysia. The tyre is meant for mid-size SUVs and is designed to deliver Superior Braking Performance, Shorter Wet Braking and Road Hazard Resistant features. The TripleMax basically offers a safer and fun driving experience even when one is with the family. Especially when one is with the family.
Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor and importer of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the All-New Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. Variants made available are the Colorado 2.5L Standard LT Manual, 2.5L LT Automatic, 2.5L Standard LTZ Automatic, the 2.8L Standard LTZ automatic and the range topping 2.8L High Country automatic. This marks a thorough revision of the current generation Colorado pickup truck. First launched globally in 2011, this latest revision features new exterior and interior design.