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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launches facelifted A-Class

The A-Class has played a monumental role in lifting Mercedes-Benz to the top of the premium carmaker ranks in Malaysia last year and the marque will be counting on the facelifted model to increase its appeal to buyers here. Four variants of the A-Class are now available here; an entry-level A180 Urban Line now represents the most affordable variant with ... Read More »

Allianz Malaysia holds road safety campaign

  Allianz Malaysia has kick started its nationwide road safety advocacy campaign together with the Road Safety Department (JKJR) in conjunction with the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations. The campaign aims to instil road safety awareness among the public as they travel to their respective hometowns to celebrate the occasion with their family and friends. To promote road safety, especially ... Read More »

Oh Toh: Switching to four-wheel drive

I’m typically a car person that likes cornering and good amount of torque. With some lifestyle changes now, I’m considering an SUV or 4-wheel drive vehicle. I’m looking for something with a good amount of torque, good handling, easily maintained, reliable and with sufficient space in the back seat after pushing the driving seat right to the maximum stretch due ... Read More »

Oh Toh: Every dog has its ride

I’m a recently married executive and I have a BMW 5 Series and a Mercedes-Benz 300E. Our daily driver is a Proton Inspira which is a really good drive and so easy to maintain. However, none of these cars can fit our Rottweiler and I’m thinking of getting a station wagon such as a used Subaru Legacy which is now ... Read More »

Oh Toh: Killer Koup

: I have a three year old Kia Forte Koup which I bought second hand and I absolutely love it, but now the new Cerato coupe has come out and I find myself looking at it online almost every day. This is made worse by the fact that I can afford it and a friend of mine is eyeing my ... Read More »

Mini Countryman Park Lane is here

Just 88 units available of Countryman variant. Mini Malaysia has launched the limited-edition Mini Countryman Park Lane that lends its name from Park Lane, one of the most distinguished addresses in London, and also the location of a prestigious and legendary Mini showroom. The Countryman Park Lane is limited to just 88 units. It will carry a Park Lane badge ... Read More »

First local OEM client for Aapico Powermap


Aapico has tied-up with its first OEM supplier in the country to supply its OEM-oriented Powermap GPS navigation software following its triumph as the “Most Improved Navigation Aid” two years ago at the New Straits Times-Maybank Car of the Year Awards 2013. The tie-up with Nissan will see the Powermap software installed in the multimedia head units of new Nissan ... Read More »

Test Drive: Volkswagen Golf R – A Golf on steroids


Volkswagen must be quite proud of themselves as the purveyors of indelible hot hatches. The Mk 7 Golf GTI is undoubtedly their golden child, winning awards the world over as well as the hearts of motoring scribes that can’t get enough of it. Moving up a rung, the Golf R gets a little extra dash of crazy sauce for power ... Read More »

Oh Toh: Spirited people-carrier

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Dear Master Oh Toh, I am planning to replace my car. Currently, I am driving a Toyota Unser 1.8 GLi (manual) which I bought in 2001. It is a great car and has served me well in transporting my family of seven. Now that some of my kids have grown up and left home I do not need such a ... Read More »

Perodua distributes emergency aid to flood victims


A collaboration between Perodua and Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN), the national disaster relief coordinator, has seen RM40,000 worth of emergency supplies being distributed to flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu. “Since our initial cooperation began on 19 December, we have fully distributed emergency items to the evacuees in the worst hit areas in both Kelantan and Terengganu,” said Datuk Aminar ... Read More »