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Peugeot 208 GTi launched

There’s another GTi in town, and if you attended the New Straits Times Autoshow 2013 last weekend, you would have caught a glimpse of it before the official launch. Nasim officially introduced the Peugeot 208 GTi last Wednesday at its new showroom in Old Klang Road and the only numbers you need to take note of are 200hp, 275Nm and ... Read More »

Zaqhwan to replace Krummenacher in Moto2

Last year’s Suzuka four-hour Endurance champion Zaqhwan Zaidi has been selected by team Technomag-Carxpert to replace injured Randy Krummenacher in the Moto2 of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Moto GP) at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend, marking Zaqhwan’s first exposure to the world series. “We feel honoured that the team had approached us directly with this opportunity. But since ... Read More »

Moto Guzzi celebrates 90th anniversary at NST Autoshow 2013

2013 is a special year for SMS Autoworld Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Moto Guzzi motorcycles in Malaysia as it does not only mark the Italian brand’s 90th anniversary, but also the distributor’s first anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than launching three limited edition models at the NST Autoshow 2013, which is one of the biggest automotive ... Read More »

Mitsubishi opens first 4S centre in Klang Valley

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia together with authorised dealer Ingress Motors Centre (IMC) today launched its first Mitsubishi Motors 4S Centre in the Klang Valley, which is also its second EV centre in the country. The centre houses a fully-equipped workshop with parts storage area, Mitsubishi Ralliart boutique and a premier customer lounge with wifi connectivity, as well as free car wash ... Read More »

Volvo S60 and XC60 rated Superior by IIHS

Both the Volvo S60 and XC60 has achieved a “Superior” rating, the highest possible rating, in a new test programme introduced by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. Volvo Car’s City Safety was the only standard fitment low-speed crash prevention system in the test which included 74 vehicles. “We ... Read More »

Mitsubishi aims to boost market share

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles, aims to boost its market share for full-sized sport utility vehicles (SUVs) from 5.8 per cent to seven to eight per cent. “The company is confident of achieving the target with the launch of the enhanced Pajero Sport VGT and Pajero Sport GL here today,” said Head of Product ... Read More »

Enhanced Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GL and Pajero Sport VGT solidifies Mitsubishi's SUV lineup

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has unveiled its updated Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GL (2WD) and Pajero Sport VGT (4WD) to further strengthen Mitsubishi’s SUV line up. The enhanced Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GL is powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine which can select between four automatic gears to help produce a maximum output of 134hp at 3,500rpm, while maximum torque is at ... Read More »

Ops Cantas focusing on motorcyclists

“Why didn’t you renew your license?” asked Bukit Aman Highway commissioner DSP Dali Wahid to a motorcyclist at the bike lane near Awan Besar Toll Plaza at Kesas Highway this morning. The motorcyclist just smiled. Dali then realized one inept detail after he scrutinized the laminated license further. “Wait a minute. This license has expired since 2008! What is going ... Read More »

Sime Darby Motor group wins BMW franchise for Vietnam

Malaysia’s biggest and most diversified motor dealer group, Sime Darby Motors has won the rights to import and distribute BMW vehicles in Vietnam. While Sime Darby Motor Group’s senior management declined to comment, industry sources from Germany said that the franchise agreement has been signed. The current importer, Euro Autos, started operations in 2006. They have two full fledged 3S ... Read More »

79 Malaysians pre-selected for 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup selection

Seventy nine young riders from Malaysia are among 188 hopefuls pre-selected for the 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup selection which will be held at Sepang International Circuit’s Go-Kart Track from October 14-16, 2013. The 188 pre-selected riders, aged between 13 and 19 years and including seven girls, will be assessed during track sessions in the three-day selection process. A ... Read More »