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Anticipation mounts for launch of 7th-gen Hyundai Sonata

The rear light cluster of the all-new 7th generation Hyundai Sonata to be launched in Malaysia next week.

HYUNDAI-Sime Darby Motors has given a hint of the soon-to-be-launched new seventh generation Hyundai Sonata through its official Facebook page. The teaser provides a glimpse of the new gen saloon’s sophisticated headlamp cluster with HID element. The powertrain details of the Malaysia-spec model will be revealed at the car’s launching on December 9 in Kuala Lumpur. In international markets, the ... Read More »

A good workshop for peace of mind

Peug Auto workshop at 45 Jalan Pengeluaran U1/78, Taman Perindustrian Batu Tiga, Shah Alam

By YS CHAN WHEN the warranty on a new car expires the question that haunts motorists is where to send their cars for regular maintenance and repair. They can continue to send their cars back to their respective distributors or their authorised service centres whose work practices are guided by rules imposed by the distributor. Some owners prefer sending their ... Read More »

Fine show at Hua Hin classic car concours

1971 Ferrari Dino 246Gt at the Hua Hin classic cars concours event

By Colin Webb A FINE collection of classic cars were on display at the 2014 Hua Hin Automobile Concours from Nov 29-Dec 1 in Thailand. By comparison to past years it was disappointing to find there were no participants from Malaysia. Maybe cost and the distance to travel for a three-day event had some bearing on the decision. The event, ... Read More »

Fobo Tire app now available in Malaysia

FOBO Tire owners can now easily get the measurement of their cars’ tyre pressure and temperature on each wheel by pairing their mobile phone with the in-car unit via Bluetooth. The application installed works on iOS and Android phones, helps to improve the lifespan of cars tyres, by constantly monitoring the car tyres and alert owners through in-car monitoring, if pressures are not optimum. However, ... Read More »

Thailand beefs up skilled-worker programmes

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Manufacturers here are taking matters into their own hands to patch up a weak spot of Thailand’s economy: its worsening shortage of skilled labor, writes Warangkana Chomchuen of the Wall Street Journal. A SHRINKING labour pool and inadequate training for workers are constraining business and industrial growth, investors in Thailand say. Now an increasing number of companies — many in ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II launched in Kuala Lumpur

Sven Ritter (right), Rolls Royce Motor Cars' general manager of sales for Asia Pacific, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur managing director Datuk Michael Ong with the Ghost Series II.

THE aura of the Rolls-Royce Ghost has been given a lift with the introduction of the Ghost Series II in Malaysia, barely two months after its launch in London. The Ghost, which debuted in 2009, was designed for the owner at the wheel instead of being chauffeured around, with dimensions more suited for city navigation compared with the bigger Phantom, ... Read More »

Tan Chong roars into Vietnam on Kawasaki sportbikes

Tan Chong gets into motorcycle business in Vietnam, distributing Kawasaki sportbikes

TC Motorcycles Vietnam, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian investment giant  Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH), has struck a deal with Kawasaki Japan to distribute sports motorcycles in Vietnam for the next three years. The move follows a Vietnamese government decision to relax regulations on issuance of A2 licenses for motorbikes with engine capacity of more than 175cc to the general public ... Read More »

Sold out signs go up as M’sians whet appetite for RON 97 petrol

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MALAYSIANS’ love for filling their tummies with good food is reknowned. But it seems they also love filling up their cars’ fuel tanks with the best octane petrol available. Now that the gap between prices of RON95 and RON97 narrowed to 20 sen on Dec 1 (in time past, the difference was as much as RM1), petrol stations nationwide, particularly ... Read More »

Ford Quick Lane service centres now open across Peninsular Malaysia

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Ford Motor Company and its partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) announced that nine Quick Lane service centres are now open across Peninsular Malaysia. The service centres, which provide vehicle maintenance and minor repairs, are located within the Klang Valley, Penang, Perak and Johor. Services available include oil and filter changes, tire rotation, brake systems, tyres, minor exhaust system rectifications, ... Read More »

Japanese used cars worth checking out

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IF you are planning to buy a used car, CBT Online contributor Vish B has selected five Japanese models he thinks are worth considering… IN the Malaysian context, second hand Japanese cars are generally safer choices because of their reputations for reliability and relatively cheaper maintenance costs. The popularity of Japanese cars in Malaysia means technicians and mechanics at service ... Read More »