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Tony Yew has been a motoring contributor to CBT since 2009 and took up a full time position in Oct 2015, as Web editor, Head of Digital Media. His role is to expand the reach of and hope that the readers of CBT will continue to support this media.

Thailand’s auto industry starts to recover


By Yamin Vong The Thai automotive industry has begun to recover from last year’s contraction and exports should return to 1.2 million to as much as 1.4 million units this year. “Added up to the domestic sales which we expect to reach 800,000, I’m confident that total car production in Thailand will reach 2.1 million to 2.2 million units this ... Read More »

Volkswagen Group Malaysia announces stock clearance

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In a softenning market where car sales are concerned, would be car owners should welcome the latest news from Volkswagen Group Malaysia who announced their stock clearance sale available immediately. The offer covers their 2014/2015 models of Polo, Jetta and Passat with reductions from RM20,000 upwards. Cars, Bikes & Trucks dropped in unannounced in the VW showroom in Glenmarie in ... Read More »

What’s the best way for your waste


By Yamin Vong Last Wednesday was a watershed moment in Kuala Lumpur’s waste management system. The waste transfer station that is central to the efficient transport of a daily 2,200 tonnes of municipal waste from Kuala Lumpur to the Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill has been refurbished and was handed over to KL City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur or DBKL) ... Read More »

Sticky: Giveaway galore for Car Clinic

What better way than to give away exclusive premiums to our readers by welcoming back with goodies? Although it took us a while to officially go live (it ain’t easy to restrategise and commit to details of what our readers want by recategorising our content!) we are now ready, and as we change our looks, we are also reintroducing ... Read More »

BMW turns 100

Celebrating 100 Years of BMW.  Ten BMW Owners Win A Trip to the BMW Welt and BMW Museum in Munich. BMW Group Malaysia announced the 10 lucky winners for the #myBMW100Years contest, being part of customer driven events events of the premium brand in conjunction with its 100 years anniversary celebrated today. Participants were encouraged to send in captured moments ... Read More »

Big Shoes to fill, Great offer, Careful car care & Uber


By Yamin Vong Big Shoes There are only two passenger car markets in the world where Honda is bigger than Toyota – India and Malaysia. Coincidentally, Yoichiro Ueno, the MD and CEO of Honda Malaysia since January 2011 has been promoted to helm Honda’s India market and he will say his goodbyes to his Malaysian media associates next week. In ... Read More »

Historic cars not the same as old cars


The Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) has come out strongly to highlight the effects of the growing number of ‘Low Emission Zones’ (LEZs) that are fast becoming a hinrance to vintage and classic car enthusiasts. With the implementation of these LEZs, which are reccommended by the World Health Organisation to combat air quality pollutants through control of emmission standards, ... Read More »

Test Ride: Vespa GTS150 Super

The one thing that keeps vehicle manufacturers going, is the constant upgrade and improvements made to its winning model. In Vespa’s case, the iconic scooter has gone the full circle. In fact, so strong is its icon that it cannot do away with the ‘Super’ tag. Hence the first Super (more accurately Super Sports) back in 60s has now evolved ... Read More »

What you mustn’t do to void your warranty


Time and again, we hear car owners griping about their car warranty, and how some service centres would delay and keep them waiting for parts. In worst case scenarios, warranties have been voided when dealers find out about parts that have been added or removed without manufacturer’s consent. Question is, are the manufacturers living up to their part, and have ... Read More »