Tag: Automobile New

PM launches B10 biodiesel programme – to scale back CO2 by 10%, enhance demand for Malaysian palm oil

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the B10 biodiesel programme for the transportation sector immediately at Putrajaya. B10 biodiesel – which comprises 10% palm oil, up from the 7% mix at present offered on the pumps – can be obligatory from February 1 subsequent 12 months. The PM – who symbolically flagged off 5 oil tankers from Petronas, Shell, Petron, BHPetrol and Caltex on the occasion – says that the usage of B10 biodiesel will cut back the emission of 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per 12 months, and the transfer may also enhance demand for Malaysian palm oil. “The air high quality, particularly within the city areas, may also improve by means of the usage of biodiesel with the decreased emission of mud and black smoke into the air. The implementation of the B10 programme is apt presently in view of the lower cost of palm....




Payment to be imposed on automobile window tints above authorized restrict – exemptions for these with medical situations

The federal government says a payment will quickly be imposed on these in search of to have automobile window tints above the allowable restrict, The Star stories. Nonetheless, not everybody who applies to have darker window tints will get it, in keeping with transport minister Anthony Loke. “There is no such thing as a computerized approval as they have to be eligible to make use of the tint and apply for it and pay a payment,” he stated. He added that exemptions will probably be given to automobile house owners who have to utilise a darker tint due to medical situations. There is no such thing as a approval or payment concerned if movie tinting is carried out to the permissible specification. “If you happen to tint in keeping with the usual, no approval is required,” Loke stated. There are not any revisions to the present automobile tinting tips, which....


Carlos Ghosn charged with monetary misconduct – Nissan indicted for submitting false monetary statements

Japanese prosecutors formally charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn right this moment with monetary misconduct, basically for under-reporting his revenue. Each Ghosn and former consultant director Greg Kelly had been indicted for violating the Japan monetary devices and change act, specifically for making false disclosures in 5 annual reviews main as much as the fiscal yr that led to March 2015. The authorities have additionally prolonged Ghosn’s detention for allegedly understating his revenue for 3 extra years by means of March 2018, based on Reuters. An earlier report said that Ghosn, the person generally hailed as Nissan’s saviour when he took over as CEO in 1999, might have hid as much as US$70 million (RM291 million) price of wage and advantages paid to him by the automaker. Kelly, in the meantime, has been accused of aiding. Prosecutors have additionally charged Nissan, the automaker being indicted for submitting false monetary statements.....




Unbiased auditor to be appointed to check toll subject

The works ministry says it’s going to appoint an unbiased auditor in January to check the difficulty of toll assortment, and can help the federal government in acquiring information and suggestions pertaining to the matter, Bernama experiences. The evaluation will embody the discount of toll charges within the brief, medium and long run, stated works minister Baru Bian. “On Oct 31, the cupboard, after contemplating the route of toll assortment within the nation, has agreed to nominate an unbiased auditor. The evaluation outcomes are anticipated to be submitted to the cupboard for consideration and consent in Might subsequent 12 months,” he instructed the Dewan Rakyat. He was replying to a query from Jelutong MP R. Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer, who requested when the federal government could be anticipated to cease toll assortment on the first Penang Bridge and North-South Expressway as promised in Pakatan Harapan’s 14th Common Election manifesto. Baru stated....


Gasoline value enhance to be gradual as soon as floated in 2019

The federal government will be sure that the rise in RON 95 petrol costs can be gradual for individuals who aren’t eligible for focused gas subsidies. Gasoline costs can be floated subsequent 12 months, with focused help changing the present blanket subsidy, as introduced in Finances 2019. In line with minister of home commerce and shopper affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, a pointy hike will instantly impression the Shopper Worth Index (CPI), which is able to push up inflation. “Let’s say on the primary day of implementation, the distinction (between managed and market costs) is 30 sen (per litre). We don’t need that. Despite the fact that the worth should go up by 30 sen, it needs to be step by step over a set interval – say six to eight months,” he advised reporters in Putrajaya at the moment, reported by Bernama. Saifuddin mentioned that his ministry additionally....




New Nissan Juke to debut in summer season 2019 – report

The Nissan Juke is likely one of the extra recognisable fashions within the Nissan steady, because of its distinctive moon buggy design, and even with the existence of the extra typical Kicks – which has changed the Juke in markets like the USA – the corporate has apparently seen match to develop a next-generation mannequin. Based on Auto Specific, the brand new B-segment crossover is about to be unveiled in the summertime of subsequent yr, though it was initially presupposed to debut final September. That’s fairly an enormous hole, ostensibly in order that the brand new March could possibly be fast-tracked to manufacturing after a lukewarm response from European clients to its predecessor. Nevertheless, we’re fairly positive that Nissan’s ongoing points, which vary from a high quality management scandal to the ousting of longtime chairman Carlos Ghosn, may have one thing to do with it as effectively. Nonetheless, which means....


VW I.D. Lounge – seven-seat SUV to steer electrical vary

It seems that Volkswagen is getting ready to unveil the fifth and crowning member of its I.D. vary of all-electric fashions. Based on an Autocar report, the Wolfsburg automaker will introduce a seven-seat flagship SUV, recognized internally – and maybe briefly – because the I.D. Lounge. An idea mannequin is claimed to be displayed on the Shanghai Motor Present in April 2019, and its exterior and inside dimensions can be just like the outgoing Touareg. Underpinning the Lounge would be the largest model of Volkswagen’s new MEB platform (shared with the I.D. Buzz), that includes a staggeringly lengthy wheelbase of three,300 mm. At launch, it can rival the Tesla Mannequin X and Nio ES8. Its electrical driveline is also just like the I.D. Buzz, which makes use of two electrical motors (every producing 201 hp) to drive all 4 wheels. The brand new age Microbus boasts a complete system output....




Toyota GR Supra Tremendous GT Idea formally teased

Toyota has introduced that it’ll current its new GR Supra Tremendous GT Idea on the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, which is probably going a preview for a race automobile that can compete within the Tremendous GT racing sequence. This shadowy teaser is all we’re getting for now, however the massive rear wing and distinguished diffuser hints at one thing much more aggressive than the opposite Supra-based idea from this yr’s Geneva Motor Present. The discharge of the brand new racer idea is timed fairly near the official reveal of the road-going, fifth-generation A90 Supra in Detroit throughout subsequent yr’s North American Worldwide Auto Present (NAIAS). The place the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon is ready to happen from January 11-13, the 2019 NAIAS might be held from January 13-28. Other than the idea, Toyota may even carry the Yaris WRC, TS050 Hybrid and the 2019 Lexus LC Nürburgring-spec race....


2019 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300-R final of the collection

With emission legal guidelines tightening round bike producers, we bid a quiet farewell to the famed 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300-R which isn’t in compliance with Euro four requirements. After making its debut again in 1999 and soldiering on for twenty years – the final main replace to the Hayabusa was 10 years in the past – the Hayabusa held the document for quickest manufacturing bike until the introduction of the Kawasaki H2, leaving apart restricted manufacturing manufacturing facility specials. Powered by a 1,340 cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four, the Hayabusa – peregrine falcon in Japanese – produced a claimed 173 hp at 9,500 rpm and 135 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. This was adequate to propel the Hayabusa to a high velocity of 312 km/h again in 1999 earlier than bike producers got here to a gentleman’s settlement to restrict the highest velocity of their merchandise in worry of authorities....




MV Agusta service in Malaysia beneath Goh Brothers

House owners of MV Agusta bikes in Malaysia can now receive after gross sales help from Goh Brothers Bikes (GBMC) after an official announcement. In a press launch, GBMC stated the partnership with Italian motorbike maker MV Agusta permits them to simply accept all MV Agusta bikes within the native marketplace for service upkeep, restore and guarantee claims. The official MV Agusta service outlet is situated in The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya. “We’re honoured to be chosen because the accomplice for this famend super-premium motorbike model in Malaysia and to begin the method of constructing the model and possession expertise through after gross sales, we’ve got despatched our staff for coaching on the Italian manufacturing facility on high of making certain correct instruments and tools are prepared on the service ground” stated Goh Kian Sin, chairman of GBMC. MV Agusta has had a chequered historical past each in Malaysia and....


9 metropolis mayors and JPJ will quickly be allowed to deregister, take away deserted automobiles – Anthony Loke

Transport minister Anthony Loke has introduced that amendments will probably be made to the Highway Transport Act that can widen the scope of operation for each the Highway Transport Division (JPJ) and 9 metropolis mayors, which incorporates permitting them to deregister and take away deserted autos. In a report by The Star and NST, Loke stated the Highway Transport (Modification) Invoice 2018 will probably be tabled in Parliament in the present day, and the minister hopes the adjustments are handed and gazetted for enforcement by Jan 2019. With the amendments, 9 metropolis mayors in Peninsular Malaysia will be capable to take away deserted autos which can be parked on public roads. It was beforehand reported that there are greater than eight million deserted autos throughout the nation, which has grow to be an actual drawback as they’re each a nuisance and an eyesore to others. “Presently, we solely have the....




Ferox Azaris – fluid drive six-wheeler with BMW energy

Wanting prefer it rolled off a science fiction film set is the Ferox Azaris six-wheeler which comes with a BMW Motorrad R1200 boxer engine and fluid drive. Taking a side-by-side all terrain car (ATV) as a foundation, the Azaris makes use of in-wheel motors to drive the 4 rear wheels, with a claimed 98% effectivity. Designed as a expertise demonstrator, the Azaris focuses on the rear suspension which makes use of a pair of rocker arms that isolate the chassis from extreme motion. The 125 hp two-cylinder boxer mill utilized in BMW Motorrad’s R-series bikes is situated back-to-front within the rear of the Azaris and devoted to operating a hydraulic pump. The pressurised fluid comprising of 95% water with the steadiness being components is then fed by means of 3D printed channels within the suspension rocker arms to the in-wheel motors. With the wheels mounted on to the 4 motors,....


Ford opens new Superior Manufacturing Centre – to make 3D-printed components for brand new Shelby Mustang GT500

Ford has introduced that the subsequent Shelby Mustang GT500, one which’s because of debut subsequent month on the 2019 North American Worldwide Auto Present, might be fitted with two 3D-printed brake components. The F-150 Raptor constructed for China may also embrace a 3D-printed inside half, and these components might be developed and produced on the Blue Oval’s new Superior Manufacturing Centre in Redford, Michigan. The US$45 million (RM187.7 million) facility homes quite a lot of state-of-the-art improvement and manufacturing applied sciences. Three-dimensional components printing is considered one of such techs, and the Redford plant options 23 3D printing machines. This permits Ford engineers to develop functions with completely different supplies – from sand to nylon powder to carbon. One software at present underneath improvement has the potential to avoid wasting the corporate greater than US$2 million (RM8.34 million). As 3D printing turns into extra inexpensive, 3D components will turn out....




Toyota to proceed passenger automobile focus for US market

Whereas its American rivals are heading away from conventional body-style automobile fashions and shifting their give attention to SUVs and pick-up vans, Toyota says it can proceed to ply the passenger automobile route as a result of there may be nonetheless a really viable marketplace for autos scoped throughout the section. Toyota USA’s CEO Jim Lentz mentioned that passenger automobile gross sales within the US market have practically bottomed out at beneath 30% of general gross sales in November, and he believes that’s about as near the underside because it’ll get for the sort, Related Press experiences. Talking on the Detroit Financial Membership final week, Lentz mentioned that buyers are nonetheless shopping for greater than 4 million compact, mid-size and near-luxury vehicles annually. “There’s no manner I’m going to stroll away from that. We’re all the time going to have a bias towards passenger vehicles,” he acknowledged. He nonetheless acknowledged....


Malaysia joins WTCR as 2019 season finale – double header with FIM Endurance World Championship

Worldwide automotive racing is lastly coming again to Malaysia after it hosted its final Components 1 Grand Prix in 2017. Final month, it was introduced that the Japanese Tremendous GT championship is about to return in 2020 after a seven-year hiatus, and now the World Touring Automotive Cup (WTCR) has confirmed that it’s going to maintain subsequent yr’s season finale on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit (SIC). As with Tremendous GT, WTCR will utilise the monitor’s night time lights, with one of many three races that weekend being held after sunset. The spherical will kind a double header alongside the 2019-2020 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) for bikes, which may also be racing on our shores for the primary time. The successor to the World Touring Automotive Championship (WTCC), WTCR held its debut season this yr with the merger of WTCC and the TCR Worldwide Collection; because the title suggests, it....




SPYSHOT: New Audi A3, S3 noticed for the primary time!

Seen right here for the primary time is a prototype mule of the fourth-generation Audi A3, which is ready to exchange the outgoing Typ 8V mannequin that’s been in service since 2012. The premium compact hatchback will seemingly be making its debut subsequent yr, with the warmer S3 and RS3 to comply with in 2020, if not the yr after. By way of seems to be, the brand new A3 will get a recent new face, though curiously the Ingolstadt-based automaker has determined to retain the jagged headlights from the present mannequin. Nevertheless, anticipate the inner graphics to be completely different, probably that includes the distinctive triangular LED daytime working lights, as seen within the picture above. In fact, consistent with Audi’s newest design language, the singleframe grille might be enlarged, that includes honeycomb-style inserts and underlined by a large diffuser. Like earlier than, Sportback fashions will get the non-compulsory....


Nissan to recall one other 150,000 automobiles in Japan on account of improper testing executed throughout ultimate inspection

Nissan has introduced that it’ll recall an extra 150,000 automobiles in Japan because of improper testing being carried out throughout ultimate inspections. The automaker mentioned through a press assertion that it had discovered a number of non-conformities which will have precipitated inaccurate cross/fail judgments throughout the inspection course of, which have been associated to brakes, the steering and speed-related measurements. The recall was prompted following circumstances of misconduct being uncovered throughout on-site checks by regulators at a significant Nissan plant. It was reported that a number of staff admitted to the regulators that they’d not been following protocol in assessments. Nissan mentioned the problem resulted from ambiguity concerning ultimate automobile inspection procedures and a lack of know-how of non-compliant practices. The automaker revealed that the automobiles concerned within the recall have been produced on the Oppama and Auto Works Kyoto manufacturing vegetation. Fashions which might be set to be recalled....




Contact ‘n Go eWallet provides TNG Card function – bypasses bodily card steadiness, pilot rollout on DUKE

, Contact ‘n Go has added a brand new TNG Card function to its eWallet app, which permits customers to pay toll fares utilizing the funds of their eWallet. This isn’t to be confused with the RFID system that additionally makes use of the app, as you continue to pay utilizing a bodily Contact ‘n Go card. As a substitute, the system allows you to hyperlink your playing cards – as much as three in whole – to your eWallet account. From then on, everytime you use a card at a toll sales space (both by tapping it on a reader or by utilizing a SmartTAG), the toll cost will mechanically be deducted out of your eWallet, bypassing the steadiness within the bodily card. The fare will solely be deducted from the cardboard in case your eWallet has inadequate funds. Contact ‘n Go says that with the implementation of the....


2019 WMoto Cub Traditional in Malaysia – RM4,588

New entry into the Malaysia kapchai market is the 2019 WMoto Cub Traditional, priced at RM4,588 with out street tax, insurance coverage or registration. Distributed by MForce Bike Holdings, the Cub Traditional is a tackle the traditional step-through cub, however with fashionable conveniences. Powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine displacing 109.22 mated to a four-speed rotary gearbox, the Cub Traditional produces some 6.Four hp at 7,500 rpm and eight Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. Fuelling for the Cub Traditional is certainly traditional, utilizing a carburettor however Wmoto claims the engine is Euro three compliant. Though designed within the conventional kapchai method, the Cub Traditional does include fashionable gear resembling LED lighting all through, USB socket for charging electronics and instrument panel with colored lighting. Suspension is with upside-down forks in entrance and twin shock absorbers within the again, adjustable for preload, together with electrical beginning though a kickstarter....




2019 Mitsubishi Triton in Journey trim – Malaysian-spec inside revealed; Ahead Collision Mitigation

Following its look on the current Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Motor Present (KLIMS 18), the refreshed Mitsubishi Triton is at present on show at My City Procuring Centre from December 7-9. This time, we’re allowed contained in the pick-up truck, giving us our first have a look at the Malaysian-spec inside that clients will get when the mannequin is launched within the first quarter of 2019. The unit you see right here wears the Journey trim (based mostly on the badging) – just like the one at KLIMS – and options exterior objects like slim projector headlamps, 18-inch six twin-spoke alloy wheels with 265/60 profile tyres, chrome aspect mirror caps and door handles, LED taillights, reverse digital camera, keyless entry, aspect steps, in addition to entrance and rear parking sensors. In the meantime, the inside tools record features a leather-wrapped, multi-function, four-spoke steering wheel; multi-info colored instrument show; dual-zone local weather....


AD: The 2018 Method 1 season attracts to an in depth – listed below are our high 10 moments from an thrilling 12 months

It’s secure to say that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport are on high of the world. The Briton gained his fifth Method 1 world championship this 12 months, placing him on degree footing with the late, nice Juan Manuel Fangio and simply behind seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. He additionally prolonged his file of most pole positions held, qualifying first in 11 races – as many because the races he’s gained in 2018. In the meantime, the staff secured its fifth straight constructors’ title in Brazil, making it solely the second staff to win 5 consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ titles, after Ferrari. It additionally grew to become solely the fifth staff to succeed in 100 pole positions. These feats additional cemented Mercedes because the dominating staff within the sport’s turbo hybrid period, and highlighted the world-beating synergy between Mercedes-AMG and PETRONAS. Amazingly, the staff achieved all this in what has....




Honda Malaysia opens its 12th dealership in Johor

Honda Malaysia immediately launched its 97th (and newest) 3S centre in Pasir Gudang, Johor, which is operated by Yong Ming Motor. The four-storey facility is the twelfth within the state, and was constructed with an funding of RM18.5 million. With a build-up space of 77,000-square foot, the constructing homes 14 bays that may accommodate as much as 30 automobiles per day. These embrace 9 service bays, three for basic repairs and two tyre service bays. Clients can even get to get pleasure from a snug ready lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi, youngsters nook, merchandise nook, and a restaurant. The centre is staffed by 43 personnel – 17 gross sales advisors, 24 service advisors, technicians, and two administration and assist members. “With buyer satisfaction being our major precedence, it is extremely vital for Honda Malaysia and our dealership companions to work collectively carefully with the intention to serve our mutual clients higher.....


Goodyear Eagle F1 Uneven 5 – new UHP tyre

Goodyear’s Eagle F1 might be the American tyre firm’s most recognisable model, and the Uneven mannequin has been given a revamp with the brand new Eagle F1 Uneven 5. Changing the Uneven three, the extremely excessive efficiency (UHP) tyre boasts improved moist braking and dry dealing with efficiency with none detriment to trip consolation or highway noise. The corporate says that the brand new “highly-refined” compound combines moist climate capabilities with out sacrificing endurance or dry dealing with efficiency, and it additionally touts a contact patch that’s designed to increase below braking. This will increase the tyre’s contact with the highway to an analogous degree as a monitor tyre, leading to 4 % shorter stopping distances within the moist in comparison with the Uneven three. In the meantime, the decreased tread sample flex ensuing from lateral forces is claimed to enhance dry dealing with, providing crisp, exact turn-in, increased grip....




2019 Skoda Scala debuts – new MQB A0 platform, high-tech 1.5L TSI EA211 evo engine, 9 airbags!

Czech carmaker Skoda has lastly pulled the wraps off its new hatchback, the Scala. The identify comes from the Latin phrase ‘stairs’ or ‘ladder’, which represents the model’s evolutionary step forwards within the section. The Scala incorporates a brand new design language first proven on the Imaginative and prescient RS, and the sporty look will step by step be shared with upcoming fashions. First off, the design. The brand new dynamic look is spectacular from practically all angles, however none extra so than the entrance fascia. With a pair of slim, angular LED headlights (normal, full LED is non-compulsory), vast radiator grille with vertical slats and thick chrome surrounds, in addition to wheel choice from 15- to 18-inches, the Scala seems considerably extra athletic than the Speedy it replaces. The profile will get a dramatically contoured shoulder line (Skoda calls it the twister line), which begins from the sting of....


Six roads to be closed on Dec eight, bus routes modified

There will probably be an anti-ICERD rally in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow (December eight) and 6 foremost roads round Dataran Merdeka will probably be closed to visitors. This was introduced by KL police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim. The roads are Jalan Hishamuddin (earlier than the tunnel), Leboh Pasar, Jalan Tun Perak (from the Masjid Jamek LRT station onwards), Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (close to Sogo), Jalan Raja Laut (close to Summit Resort) and Bulatan Dato Onn. “The roads will probably be closed from 6am onwards on Saturday. The rally contributors are solely allowed to converge at Jalan Raja in entrance of Dataran Merdeka,” Mazlan mentioned. In the meantime, Fast KL has introduced modifications to bus routes to keep away from the blocked areas. The general public transport operator says that buses quantity 170, 171, 173, 190, 191, 200, 202, 220 and 250 (from Jalan Ipoh and Jalan Pahang corridors) heading....




Mercedes-Benz Star Cellular – service at your step

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched the Mercedes-Benz Star Cellular service, offering house owners with upkeep and restore providers proper at their doorstep, with out having to drop by a service centre. Presently, the pilot programme is being operated by Cycle & Carriage Bintang for patrons inside the Klang Valley. Providers being provided by means of Star Cellular embrace scheduled automobile upkeep, wiper blade replacements, battery replacements and key battery and infrared replacements. It operates out of a Mercedes-Benz Vito van, staffed by two certified technicians and outfitted with the model’s Xentry diagnostic system, particular instruments and technicians’ hand instruments to carry out offsite restore and upkeep jobs. Clients can schedule an appointment for Star Cellular by means of any Cycle & Carriage dealership within the area, and the corporate is waiving the RM250 surcharge for the primary three months. It is usually offering value estimates – together with itemised prices for....


Geely’s head of design Man Burgoyne discusses the design of the Proton X70, working with Proton Design

In only a few days, Proton will launch its first-ever SUV mannequin, the X70. Based mostly on the Geely Boyue, the X70 incorporates a number of styling cues which might be distinctive to our market and consultant of Malaysian tradition. Through the latest Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Motor Present (KLIMS 18), Man Burgoyne, head of design at Geely Design China, spoke concerning the design of the SUV and the way it got here to be. Based on Burgoyne, work on the X70 began over a yr in the past when he and his crew received along with Azlan Othman, head of design at Proton, to higher perceive Malaysian prospects. Apart from adapting the worldwide product to our native surroundings resembling changing it from left- to right-hand drive, powertrain refinement, suspension tuning and others, the group additionally recognized components which might be distinctively Malaysia which might be featured on the automobile. These....




Japanese gov’t trying to indict Nissan together with Carlos Ghosn, prices anticipated to be filed subsequent week

Japanese prosecutors are planning to indict former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for monetary misconduct subsequent week. They’re additionally anticipated to file prices towards the automaker’s former consultant director Greg Kelly as nicely Nissan itself, based on The Nikkei. Each Ghosn – who was arrested final month – and Kelly are anticipated to be indicted subsequent Monday, when their anticipated detention interval expires. Sources informed the publication that it’s doubtless each former executives in addition to Nissan might be indicted over misstatements within the 5 annual reviews main as much as the fiscal yr that resulted in March 2015. An earlier report said that Ghosn, the person generally hailed as Nissan’s saviour when he took over as CEO in 1999, could have hid as much as US$70 million (RM291 million) value of wage and advantages paid to him by the automaker. Kelly, in the meantime, has been accused of aiding. Making....


Lexus RC F Observe Version – teaser reveals carbon wing

Click on to enlarge Lexus has launched a single teaser picture of the Lexus RC F Observe Version, which can make its debut in January on the 2019 North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit. The caption reads “A Larger Diploma of F” and the picture is of a hard and fast wing on the coupe’s boot. The “GT wing” appears prefer it’s constructed from carbon fibre, with F logos on the edges. No shock, as a result of a equally winged RC F has been noticed testing in Germany. The mule – which was fitted with the non-obligatory carbon fibre pack’s hood and roof (saves 10 kg) – hints at extra aggressive appears and aero versus the usual automobile. It additionally wore new bits seen on the facelifted RC, which debut in August. The efficiency coupe additionally lately acquired a variety of TRD equipment referred to as ‘F Sport....




AD: Euromobil Audi Permitted Plus Weekend – get pleasure from financial savings of as much as RM374,956, Audi A4 from RM154,XXX!

And so it has come to the top of the 12 months. To have fun the event, Euromobil is organising the Audi Permitted Plus Weekend, occurring in any respect Euromobil showrooms nationwide on December 15 and 16, 2018, from 9 am to six pm. It’s the one time the place you may get pleasure from financial savings of as much as a whopping RM374,956! What’s extra, you may as well sit up for buying your dream Audi A4 from as little as RM154,XXX. Different improbable offers embrace the Audi A5 (from RM219,XXX), Audi A6 (from RM175,XXX), Audi A7 (from RM357,XXX) and naturally, the flagship Audi A8 (from RM244,XXX). Additionally, there can be prizes of as much as RM5,000 to be gained. All it’s important to do is register your curiosity right here, and observe Euromobil’s official Fb and Instagram pages. Bear in mind, offers like this don’t come round usually,....


Nissan finds new circumstances of improper automobile testing

It by no means rains nevertheless it pours. Nissan, nonetheless reeling from the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn over monetary misconduct allegations, could also be up for an additional setback, having reportedly discovered additional circumstances of improper testing being carried out throughout automobile inspections, in keeping with The Nikkei. Sources instructed the publication that the most recent bout of misconduct was uncovered throughout on-site checks by regulators at a significant Nissan plant, with a number of workers admitting to the regulators that that they had not been following protocol in checks associated to brakes and different elements on new vehicles. The automaker is outwardly contemplating a recall of the automobiles which are affected and is planning to make an announcement on the case later this month, the report added. This would be the fourth time Nissan will probably be reporting such misconduct because the challenge broke in September final....




SPIED: McLaren Senna GTR seen for the primary time!

Earlier this yr, McLaren introduced plans to introduce an all-out, no holds barred model of the Senna observe monster known as the Senna GTR. Whereas the usual model is homologated for street use, the GTR just isn’t constrained to the identical guidelines. Suffice to say, the Senna GTR will embody the Woking-based automaker’s newest and biggest engineering knowhow. A totally-camouflaged prototype unit of the observe muncher is seen right here for the primary time, courtesy of our spy photographers. At first look, the automotive’s total styling and aerodynamics don’t appear to vary a lot from the usual Senna, though we will count on extra effective tuning and slight design modifications to be made alongside the way in which. Nonetheless, it’s clear that the entrance fenders at the moment are vented, which is absent on the road-going mannequin. On the Senna’s coronary heart is a four.zero litre twin-turbo V8 engine that’s....


GM Thailand not concerned in US plant closures, layoffs

The plan by Normal Motors to shut 5 North American meeting vegetation subsequent 12 months and lower as much as 15,000 jobs as a part of a significant restructuring programme doesn’t contain its operations in Thailand, the Bangkok Submit experiences. The restructuring plan, which is able to contain vegetation making slow-selling or end-of-line passenger automobile fashions (US customers are gravitating in direction of SUVs and vans) is to assist the largest American carmaker concentrate on autonomous and electrical automobiles. The headcount lower might quantity to as a lot as eight% of GM’s international workforce of 180,000 workers. In keeping with Sean Poppitt, director of communications for GM Southeast Asia, GM’s Rayong plant in Thailand continues to be a producing hub for Chevrolet pick-up vans and SUVs, plus Duramax diesel engines. “The Rayong plant has 1,900 workers with none affect from the guardian agency’s coverage,” he mentioned. GM’s Southeast Asia enterprise....




SPIED: Audi S6 sedan drops all camo, launch quickly?

A very undisguised prototype of the C8 Audi S6 sedan has been noticed as soon as once more, this time sporting appears that would cross off because the precise manufacturing unit. The sporty government sedan can even be joined by the S6 Avant, and each fashions are anticipated to be collectively launched someday subsequent 12 months. Audi continues the downsizing development for this era of the S6, presumably becoming it with a smaller twin-turbo 2.9 litre V6 TFSI engine (shared with the RS4, RS5 and Porsche Panamera 4S). The automobile will little doubt be lighter (and due to this fact extra agile) than its predecessor, and whereas the engine loses two cylinders from the earlier four.zero litre V8, anticipate the smaller mill to at the very least match the V8’s output of 450 hp. Audi’s tried and examined quattro all-wheel drive might be deployed as customary, although its unclear which....


2019 Ford Focus ST undisguised forward of world debut

Ford could also be shifting away from passenger automobiles and into SUVs and pick-up vehicles, however its Focus hatchback continues to be an vital mannequin for the Blue Oval in Europe, a lot in order that it stays dedicated to constructing a scorching hatch for the area. And if these photos – which Carscoops pulled from a personal discussion board – are any indication, the upcoming ST might be fairly a tasty looker certainly. This undisguised unit, painted within the signature searing orange hue, sports activities a couple of selection visible upgrades over the usual Focus, together with a honeycomb mesh for the trapezoidal grille, bigger air intakes with contrasting matte black surrounds, a sizeable gloss black rear spoiler and a rear diffuser with a physique color insert. The ST’s standard centre exhaust exits have been swapped out for round pipes at every nook. Different objects of notice embrace the....




Volvo Vehicles broadcasts new yearly gross sales report of 582,096 vehicles inside the first 11 months of 2018

Volvo Vehicles is holding its gross sales momentum going sturdy in 2018 by saying it has delivered 582,096 vehicles for the January to November interval. It is a 13.5% enhance from the 513,055 vehicles that it managed to promote in the identical interval final yr. The encouraging determine additionally signifies that the Swedish carmaker has managed to beat 2017’s full yr gross sales report of 571,577 vehicles, with only one extra month left in 2018. Wanting on the particular person month of November 2018, Volvo bought 56,034 vehicles, which is a eight.three% hike from the identical month final yr. Volvo’s SUV line-up was an vital facet of the outcomes, with progress throughout all foremost areas pushed particularly by the XC60 and XC40. In the meantime, the S60 sedan has begun reaching dealerships, plus the V60 and V60 Cross Nation additionally helped enhance volumes. key markets, gross sales in the USA....


2019 Yamaha NVX in new colors – priced at RM9,988

Coming with a color change for subsequent 12 months is the 2019 Yamaha NVX scooter, which retails at RM9,988. New color choices for the sporty NVX are Race Blu, Fiery Purple and Lively Yellow with availability at authorised Yamaha sellers starting mid-December. Based mostly on the extra conservative Yamaha NMax scooter, the NVX comes with a 155 cc, single-cylinder engine rated at 14.eight hp at eight,000 rpm and 14.four Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The liquid-cooled mill with variable valve actuation (VVA) is fed by EFI and transmits energy to the again wheel with a CVT gearbox. Up to date for 2019 on the NVX is the rear shock absorbers which now include distant reservoirs to enhance suspension efficiency on the again whereas the entrance makes use of typical telescopic forks. ABS is customary on the entrance wheel with single disc brake and the rear wheel is stopped utilizing....




Fiat Panda will get zero-star Euro NCAP security score – BMW X5, Jaguar I-Tempo and Volvo S60 get 5 stars

The European New Automobile Evaluation Programme (Euro NCAP) has launched the take a look at outcomes of its newest automobile crash take a look at set, and 7 out of the 9 automobiles examined have obtained the utmost five-star score. Two fashions, nevertheless, carried out very poorly – the brand new Jeep Wrangler managed solely a one-star score, whereas the Fiat Panda didn’t even handle a star. The growing old Panda, which was final examined by Euro NCAP seven years in the past, exhibits how far behind it has fallen. It scored 45% within the grownup occupant safety (AOP) class, 47% for pedestrian safety (VRU) however solely 16% for youngster occupant safety (COP). As for security help, it managed to solely rating one level, or 7% of the entire, its solely characteristic to attain factors being a seatbelt reminder. The automobile’s abysmal zero-star score matches that achieved by its stablemate,....


Nissan Terra will get a 5-star ASEAN NCAP security score

Nissan’s seven-seat SUV, the Terra, has been awarded a five-star security score by the New Automobile Evaluation Programme for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN NCAP). The mannequin is predicated on the NP300 Navara, and competes towards the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X within the area. Within the Grownup Occupant Safety (AOP) check, the Terra secured 32.18 out of 36 factors, with ASEAN NCAP’s report stating there was ample safety given to the chest. In the meantime, the SUV collected 40.74 out of 49 factors within the Baby Occupant Safety (COP) check, gaining most factors within the frontal and facet exams. Lastly, within the Security Help Applied sciences (SAT) check, the Terra, which is on the market with an optionally available blind spot monitor, secured 12.73 out of 18 factors. The general weighted rating with the AOP, COP and SAT exams taken under consideration is 83.17 factors. The mannequin examined is a....




C27 Nissan Serena J Impul in Malaysia – from RM148ok

Edaran Tan Chong Malaysia (ETCM) has simply launched the brand new Nissan Serena J Impul, and costs for the brand new range-topper begin from RM147,800 for the single-tone black exterior paintwork (obtainable for the primary time on the Premium Freeway Star), whereas two-toned fashions price RM2,000 extra at RM149,800. The usual five-years limitless mileage guarantee applies, and the Impul equipment include a separate three-year or 100,000 km guarantee (whichever comes first). To start out, the J Impul mannequin is basically an aesthetic improve that prices RM6,000 greater than its donor automobile. For the cash, you get a chrome-plated entrance apron which garnishes the fog lamps and decrease lip, chrome-plated rear lip, 18-inch Impul Millennium alloys in black and polished end (shod with 225/40 rubbers), in addition to mocha-coloured diamond-quilted leather-based seats. Click on to enlarge The corporate says the Japan-made real equipment provide a further 10% downforce for higher stability.....


UMW Toyota releases promo video for brand spanking new 2019 Vios

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has launched a teaser video for the brand new Toyota Vios on its Fb web page. The clip, pasted above, exhibits the type facets of the brand new Vios, zooming on the outside and inside of the next-generation B-segment sedan. It’s the Vios “as by no means earlier than,” boasting “a brand new sense of favor, superior driving consolation and improved cabin quietness,” the video touts. The highest-spec Vios 1.5G is seen right here within the new Darkish Blue Metallic, and with an non-compulsory aerokit. The latter is distinguishable by crimson accent stripes on the decrease portion of the entrance, rear and sides. The brand new Vios was displayed on the just-concluded 2018 KL Worldwide Motor Present (KLIMS), the place order books have been opened. Energy comes from a carryover 2NR-FE 1.5 litre engine, making 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at....




MAI to be rebranded as Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), to develop its scope and focus

The Malaysia Automotive Insitute (MAI) is being rebranded because the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). The company stated the rebranding train, which was introduced on the MAI Automotive of The 12 months awards present yesterday, will develop its scope as the point of interest, coordinating centre and think-tank in direction of enhancing the competitiveness of the native automotive trade. The enlargement will add on protection in areas resembling general mobility, together with clever transportation techniques and associated companies by means of adoption of robotics and the web of issues (IoT) to the institute’s portfolio. “The development of automotive know-how will create a convergence with general mobility in direction of a better diploma of automation and connectivity. That is anticipated to spur better cross-functional functions in superior manufacturing and superior IT, with robotics and IoT functions quickly changing into a elementary requirement notably in reaching Trade four.zero compliance,” stated....