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MAA forecasts rise in vehicle sales for September

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SALES of passenger vehicles in August dropped slightly compared to the same month last year but the overall total, increased on the back of a rise in commercial vehicle sales. The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) attributed the slight rise in total sales of 51,125 last month against 51,106 in August, 2013, to positive consumer sentiment. The association forecast sales for this month ... Read More »

FIA’s performance enhancing ban extends to pit boards

THE Mercedes-Benz AMG PETRONAS Formula One crew at the pit wall.

NICO Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will likely have to revert to the gladiatorial days of Formula One in the battle for drivers’ supremacy. Following its ban on driver performance enhancing radio communications with their respective engineers or pit crew, Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has provided the teams with a detailed list of the types of pit-to-car radio ... Read More »

Hong Kong tycoon orders 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for Macau hotel

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A fleet of 30 Extended Wheelbase Rolls Royce Phantoms has been booked for the Louis XIII Hotel in Macau, Autoweek reported. This will be the single largest order for Rolls-Royce vehicles ever and will include two of the most exclusive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever custom-built. The hotel, set to open only in 2016 is owned by Stephen Hung, a Hong Kong ... Read More »

Maserati — 100 years, still going strong

In 1971 Italdesign Giugiaro presented the Maserati Boomerang, one of the most irreverent concept cars in Maserati’s entire history. The Boomerang had an extremely futuristic design, conceived to be several years ahead of the Brand’s style, launching a wedge-shaped form which would later be used on several other cars, such as the Maserati Merak. Daring lines and a body that was very low (little moreover a metre above the ground), wide and aerodynamic: a real racing car conceived for the road. - Maseratipic

MORE than 200 Maseratis of all periods, both classic and modern, have gatheresd in Modena, Italy, to mark the car builder’s centenary. The three-day centennial international gathering includes exhibitions and parades, a regularity competition, track practice session, guided tours of the two Maserati factories and a Concours d’Elegance, with cars and collectors from all over the world taking part. People ... Read More »

10 fuel saving tips all drivers must know

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The price hike of petrol and diesel has slowed down for a while now, but it is still a financial burden to run a car. The point is to focus on ways to save money on fuel so by the end of the day, you will still have extra cash for other necessities. Without further ado, here are 10 tips ... Read More »

COMOS to have Electric Carnival this weekend

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In May, we talked about the Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS), Malaysia’s first electric car sharing scheme spearheaded by CMS Consortium Sdn Bhd, consisting of a fleet of 60 electric vehicles in the Klang Valley which include the Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy and Zoe. COMOS will be organising an Electric Carnival this weekend, September 19 to 21, at The Curve, where ... Read More »

CKD Type KTM RC200 and RC390 Available By October

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WITH an affordable sales price of RM27,500 without insurance and road tax, the KTM RC 390 CKD sportsbike will be very tempting to buy for dedicated fans of the famed Austrian brand of motorcycles. And its younger sibling, the RC 200, also a CKD, is priced at RM16,888 without insurance and road tax. Both models are the sports version of ... Read More »

Volkswagen retains WRC world title

Bubbly time ... Volkswagen's French driver Sebastien Ogier (right) celebrating after winning Rally Australia last weekend

    VOLKSWAGEN have sewn up the manufacturers’ championship of the in the world rally championship (WRC) with a clean sweep of the podium at last weekend’s round in Australia. With three rallies to go this season — in France, Spain and Great Britain — Volkswagen have an unassailable 194-point lead over nearest rival Citroen. This is the earliest in a ... Read More »

Ford delivers innovation to millions via smart, safe and sustainable technology

Ford’s SYNC 2 in-car connectivity system, now benefits from an 8-inch color touchscreen

Ford recently demonstrated advanced technologies that are making its vehicles smarter, safer and more sustainable than ever before, at its Innovations for Millions event. Vehicles designed to enhance road safety for both passenger and pedestrian, help reduce accidents, go further on a tank of fuel and reduce harmful emissions were showcased. The world’s first Rear Inflatable Seatbelt was featured alongside ... Read More »