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Manufacturers line up 60 debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show


THE annual Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) is expecting about 60 world and North American vehicle debuts to be unveiled on November 19 to 20. President of the LA Auto Show Lisa Kaz said: “The LA Auto Show sets the stage for the coming auto show season, where media and executives can gather to see the auto industry’s newest offerings. ... Read More »

Creative Tech: a way of life for Citroen

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

Citroen designs technology with people in mind and harnesses creative flair and technology to enhance well-being. Their aim is always to add value, making driving a Citroen as safe, pleasurable and sustainable as possible. Ask anybody with even the slightest familiarity with cars about Citroen, and one thing’s for certain – they’ll start to talk about the way in which ... Read More »

Exclusive Preview of the Ducati Scrambler 2015


DUCATI’S 2015 Scrambler is one of the motorcycles the Italian company has keep its appearance very tight from being revealed or leaked ahead of its official introduction during the recent INTERMOT Show held at Cologne in Germany. For months, Ducati kept the new Scrambler guarded within a (now famous) large yellow container, sharing only snippets of information on the bike’s ... Read More »

Toyota exceeds 7 million in hybrid sales


Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles has exceeded the seven million unit mark as of September 30. In a statement, the company said it has endeavoured to to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles, based on the stance that environment-friendly vehicles can only truly have a significant positive impact if they are widely ... Read More »

Ticket sales open for Putrajaya Formula-E round


WEBSITE sale of tickets for the second round of the Formula E championship at Putrajaya on November 22 opened on Monday. General admission tickets will cost RM50. Tickets for entry to the Wawasan and Perdana grandstands cost RM 365 and RM715 for the Premium grandstand. Tickets can be bought online at The Premium grandstand offers covered seating while the ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz confirms S-Class Maybach debut at LA Auto Show


MERCEDES-BENZ has confirmed that the long version of the S-Class Maybach will be named and unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Daimler’s plans to resurrect Maybach as sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz is expected to include a stretched version of the S-Class that will have more luxury features than the S600 and S65AMG models. The S-Class Maybach is aimed at wealthy clients ... Read More »

Right time for electric motocross bikes to debut


THE creators of a electric motocross bikes believe the time is ripe to launch their two-model range next year. Marc Fenigstein, chief executive and co-founder of Alta Motors, which is producing the RedShift electric motorcycles says riders have seen electric motorcycles from Zero, Brammo, and even OEMS like Harley-Davidson or KTM. Now there’s “nothing but applause” as they see these ... Read More »

Fuel saving engineer wins RM20,000 in Shell FuelSave challenge

(From L-R) Lisa Surihani, Shell Malaysia's past celebrity participant for Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014, Mr. Au Tong Seng, National Sales Manager for Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd, Fahrin Ahmad, Shell FuelSave Ambassador for Malaysia and Ms. Christine Liew, Head of Retail Marketing for Malaysia Singapore, Hong Kong and Brunei flagging off the finalists at the Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 National Finals.

ENGINEER Muhammad Kamal Asyraf, winner of this year’s Shell FuelSave Challenge, says all Malaysians should adopt driving habits that will save fuel. Muhammad Kamal won the national finals on Saturday at the Saujana, Subang, by using the least fuel, recording 20.64km per litre over a 90km route while competing against three other finalists. Muhammad Kamal, 35, representing the East Coast, won the grand ... Read More »

Bring home a part of F1 success

Petronas (Custom)

Excellence breeds success. Not only has the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team won the recent inaugural Russian Grand Prix, the team has already clinched the Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship for the 2014 season with three races to go. That same excellence is chanelled towards the development of Petronas’ products, with 2008 F1 champion Lewis Hamilton providing valuable input during ... Read More »

MAI towards a greener future


“Energy efficiency” and “green motoring” will be the buzzwords of the automotive industry for years to come. The Malaysia Automotive Institute, which will be participating in the upcoming New Straits Times Autoshow 2014, is a proponent of sustainable mobility. MAI chief executive Madani Sahari says “the Autoshow should be a platform to showcase energy-efficient vehicles, and to promote car companies’ ... Read More »