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G20 BMW Three Sequence noticed in Malaysia – 330i M Sport

Click on to enlarge BMW Malaysia is gearing as much as introduce the all-new G20 BMW Three Sequence quickly, and the primary few models seem like on their method to showrooms, as noticed by paultan.org readers Duncan Lavatory and Inchek Muhammad. Based mostly on the badging seen on these vehicles, it appears to be like like patrons could have entry to the 330i M Sport variant, which is powered by a 2.zero litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. The mill provides 258 PS from 5,000 to six,500 rpm and 400 Nm, with drive going to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed computerized transmission, permitting for a zero to 100 km/h time of 5.eight seconds. These vehicles seem to return as customary with 18-inch bicolour Orbit Gray (Model 790) M gentle double-spoke alloy wheels, in addition to enhanced LED headlamps with U-shaped daytime operating lights. The M Sport equipment features....




2019 Yamaha YZF-R25 value introduced – RM19,888

Launched the earlier January alongside the Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R25 now has official pricing from Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) – RM19,888. Anticipated to be in authorised Yamaha seller showrooms subsequent week, the YZF-R25 is priced sans highway tax, insurance coverage or registration and is available in crimson or blue, together with a 10,000 km or one yr guarantee, whichever comes first. Intently resembling the YZF-R1 superbike, the 2019 R25 comes with a redesigned fairing and higher aerodynamics. Based on Yamaha, throughout the world launch of the YZF-R25 final yr in Jakarta, Indonesia, that is good for a eight km/h enhance in prime velocity. There isn’t a change within the engine, with the YZF-R25 carrying the two-cylinder 249 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled mill from the earlier technology. Coupled with a six-speed gearbox, Yamaha says the YZF-R25 is able to producing 35.5 hp at 12,000 rpm and 22.6....


Audi hatching new plan to assist it regain misplaced floor

Audi is about to current a brand new plan this Could for the restarting of its progress momentum after elevated spending on expertise and stricter European emissions testing has seen it lag behind key rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Bloomberg has reported. A part of its plan contains prices financial savings by decreasing its workforce by as much as 15% over the subsequent 5 years, which might be achieved by way of early retirements and never filling vacant positions, it reported Handelsblatt as saying. The automaker has a job assure which prevents compelled layoffs till 2025. The price-cutting train is anticipated to account for two-thirds of a 15 million euro effectivity push, which the corporate is aiming to perform by 2022. “We’re going to work exhausting on our value constructions, however operationally we’re going to face a 12 months of cleansing up,” mentioned Audi CFO Alexander Seitz. As a part of....




Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe and all-new GLE450 – catch them on the ‘Hungry for Journey’ Pageant

Should you’re hungry for journey and love outdoor-related actions, then this appears like simply the factor. The Mercedes-Benz Hungry for Journey Pageant taking place this weekend guarantees the prospect to rise up shut with a few the model’s new SUVs in addition to partake in a number of thrilling outside actions. The occasion, which runs from March 22 to 24 at Sentul Depot in Kuala Lumpur, will showcase a brand new C253 GLC Coupe variant, the GLC 300 Coupe, and there can even be an unique preview of the all-new W167 GLE 450. Guests can even get an opportunity to check drive the vary of Mercedes-Benz fashions on the occasion. Out of doors and sports activities actions will embrace reverse bungee leaping, flying fox and mountain climbing, in addition to a digital biking problem by Cycology. Youngsters aren’t going to be omitted, with an inflatable playground and a miniature driving....


2019 Honda Accord launched in Thailand – 1.5L Turbo and a couple of.0L Hybrid, priced from RM193okay to RM231okay

The 2019 Honda Accord has been launched in Thailand. The tenth-generation Accord ditches the two.0L and a couple of.4L naturally aspirated engines from the earlier era for a 1.5 litre turbo engine and a 2.zero litre hybrid model. Equally, the outdated automotive’s five-speed torque converter auto isn’t any extra – the vary is now CVT-only. There’s no base NA variant. The 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, as used within the Civic and CR-V, places out 190 PS and 243 Nm of torque from 1,500 to five,500 rpm on this utility. That is primarily the “CR-V tune” of the engine, which is stronger than the 173 PS/220 Nm within the Civic. The brand new Accord Hybrid with the Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Clever Multi-Mode Drive) system combines a 2.zero litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine with two electrical motors. The Atkinson cycle ICE makes 145 hp/175 Nm, whereas the pair of e-motors make....




Lotus to debut all-new mannequin subsequent yr – report

British sports activities automotive maker Lotus is about to unveil an all-new mannequin as a part of a five-year plan that has been signed off by mum or dad firm Geely, Lotus CEO Phil Popham has confirmed to Autocar. This will likely be constructed on present Lotus structure, albeit one that’s closely revised, the report stated. The brand new mannequin that’s set for debut subsequent yr will retain Lotus’ hallmark driving dynamics whereas providing improved practicality over the prevailing fashions with higher ingress, egress, ergonomics and infotainment for its occupants, thus probably utilizing the Evora as the bottom for the aforementioned intensive revisions. “There’s this one automotive, then the brand new platform,” stated Popham, indicating this will likely be a bridge to the brand new era. Lotus will then broaden its product portfolio to develop past the prevailing sports activities automotive vary, the report stated, with SUVs most definitely to....


C253 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift revealed – up to date styling, new 48-volt delicate hybrid engine, MBUX

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the brand new C253 GLC Coupe facelift, which joins the up to date X253 GLC that was offered only a few weeks in the past. Other than the standard design revisions, the GLC Coupe additionally sees new applied sciences being added to it so it might proceed its struggle in opposition to the BMW X4. Within the case of the previous, the GLC Coupe’s face will get a nip and tuck, and encompasses a extra angular grille design in comparison with its non-coupe sibling. This specific unit within the images is fitted with the AMG Line package deal; therefore the chrome pins throughout the grille and a brand new tackle the only louvre. The usual-fit LED Excessive Efficiency headlamps are additionally of a brand new design, and so they include LED gentle strips that run alongside the sting of the clusters, which act as daytime working lights/indicators.....




Honda Malaysia bought 102ok items in 2018; maintained non-national lead, general No.2 – 95ok goal for 2019

Honda Malaysia (HM) had its annual media gathering yesterday the place the corporate introduced its gross sales efficiency for final yr and its targets for this yr. 2018 was a rollercoaster yr for the auto trade, because of a shock three-month tax vacation, however Honda ended up in its now customary place as the highest non-national marque (4 consecutive years now) and quantity two within the general standings (three years operating) behind Perodua. En route, the corporate bought 102,282 items in 2018, which is 6.6% decrease than in 2017 and wanting its 109,000 gross sales goal for the yr. The marque’s 2018 market share was 17.1%, barely wanting the 18% goal. Nevertheless, Honda managed to surpass the 100ok items mark, which was first breached in 2017. All HM’s regionally assembled fashions ended the yr as section leaders, and the Metropolis B-segment sedan contributed 32% to the ultimate tally, adopted by....


FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Honda HR-V Hybrid – RM120,800

The arrival of the Honda HR-V facelift in Malaysia sees a model new variant being launched to the market, and that’s the HR-V Hybrid. At RM120,800, the Hybrid prices a mere RM4,000 lower than the highest RS. However simply what do you get for the cash? To begin, there’s a brand new 1.5 litre direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 132 PS at 6,600 rpm and 156 Nm at four,600 rpm. That is mated to a 22 kW/160 Nm electrical motor (with a Blue Vitality lithium-ion battery supplying energy), and collectively they produce a complete system output of 152 P and 190 Nm. On paper, this determine exceeds what the 1.eight litre SOHC engine makes, and is near that of a 2.zero litre NA engine. Very like the Metropolis and Jazz Sport Hybrid i-DCD, the HR-V will get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that channels drive to the entrance wheels. Sadly,....




Ford to chop over 5,000 jobs in Germany, some in UK

In a bid to return to revenue in Europe, Ford plans to chop over 5,000 jobs in Germany. The US carmaker can even cut back its workforce within the UK and has supplied voluntary redundancy programmes for workers in each international locations, it stated in a press release. “By means of these applications and different initiatives, Ford of Germany expects to scale back its headcount in extra of 5,000 jobs, together with non permanent employees,” the corporate stated, including that the full variety of positions affected in Britain is but to be decided. The Detroit carmaker, which sells the favored Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks in Europe, additionally introduced it will streamline its lineup by “enhancing or exiting much less worthwhile automobile traces,” though it didn’t elaborate on which fashions could be culled. This transfer is a part of a turnaround plan introduced by Ford in January that may contain 1000’s....


Seize to cost RM3-5 cancellation charge from March 25

Seize has introduced that may start charging prospects a charge in the event that they cancel a journey after 5 minutes of getting a driver, or if they’re past 5 minutes late to their journey and the motive force has to cancel on account of that delay. As outlined in its up to date passenger cancellation coverage, which takes impact from March 25, the corporate stated passengers who cancel a journey after a 5 minute interval (or three minutes, within the case of GrabShare) can be charged a cancellation charge starting from RM3 to RM5, relying on the service booked and the kind of automobile that’s employed. For GrabCar, JustGrab, GrabShare, GrabTaxi (metered or govt) and GrabCar Plus, the cancellation charge is RM3, whereas that for a six-seater GrabCar/JustGrab and 10-seater JustGrab can be RM4. As for GrabCar Premium or GrabCar Luxe, the charge is RM5. The journey service supplier....




C253 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift will get teased

View this submit on Instagram See the GLC Coupé in a brand new mild. Coming quickly. #MercedesBenz #GLC #NewGLC #GLCCoupe A submit shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz) on Mar 17, 2019 at 11:02am PDT Mercedes-Benz has begun teasing the brand new C253 GLC Coupe facelift, which can proceed to problem the BMW X4 of their distinctive market. The common X253 GLC has already been given an replace lately, and we must always anticipate a few of the modifications to trickle right down to its coupe-inspired sibling. This Instagram submit uploaded by Mercedes-Benz previews the GLC Coupe’s new entrance and rear ends, with the previous showing similar to the facelifted GLC within the design of the headlamps which have an outer LED DRL “ring.” The taillight graphics additionally seems to be revised right here, which is one thing that’s evident from spyshots of improvement mules present process testing. These snaps additionally reveal....


2019 Malaysia Velocity Competition (MSF) Spherical 1 ends with 205 automobiles entered and intense racing motion at Sepang

The primary spherical of the 2019 Malaysia Velocity Competition (MSF 2019), which was held on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit, noticed no scarcity of historic moments and thrilling shut quarters racing to entertain the almost 15,000-strong crowd that attended the occasion over the March 15 weekend. Held alongside the Asia GT Competition, the listing of individuals for Spherical 1 was not solely expansive with 205 automobiles being entered, but in addition diversified as there have been entrants from neighbouring international locations equivalent to Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. Whereas there was quite a lot of race classes, probably the most anticipated was little doubt the Final with automobiles equivalent to Velocity Demon Motorville’s turbocharged Honda EG6 (#29), MilleniumFatboy Penrite’s four-wheel drive Proton Satria Turbo (#21), Wenso Racing’s Honda EG6 Okay24 (#50), Sitty Racing Group’s Honda EG6 Okay24 (#500) and Empire M ByKunyit’s Honda EG6 Okay24 (#13) all vying to come....




The Volkswagen Beetle – seize one whilst you nonetheless can

It has been described in some ways, from cute to curious, proper on via to iconic. For those who hadn’t guessed already, we’re speaking concerning the Volkswagen Beetle, a mannequin that has been influential in shaping automotive historical past, whereas having among the most vibrant followers on the earth. Among the many well-known names which have owned no less than one “Love Bug” embrace comic Jerry Seinfeld, supermodel Heidi Klum, Jay Leno, Chris Pratt and even Mr Wolverine, Hugh Jackman. Whereas celebrities could entice the headlines, tales like Kathleen Brooks’s 73-year previous “Annie” assist to additional cement simply how passionate Beetle followers will be. Sadly, the story of the Bug is coming to an finish, with manufacturing of the well-known nameplate set to be discontinued. Due to this fact, for those who’ve been longing to be part of the huge Beetle homeowners membership, don’t waste this final probability to say....


AD: Volkswagen JOIN Particular Version fashions include sporty equipment, 2019 mannequin 12 months rebates

The ‘JOIN’ particular version provided by Volkswagen for the Polo, Vento, Tiguan and Passat fashions characterize nice worth with the inclusion of sporty equipment on prime of normal specs. Even higher, there’s now a promotion providing money rebates value as much as RM15,000 for present 2019 fashions. The Polo JOIN provides on leather-based seats, aluminium scuff plates, black physique facet mouldings, black trunk garnish, a black rear spoiler and VW Tint window movie. As with all JOIN fashions, there’s a discreet badge on the profile – right here, it’s on the B pillars. Colors that may be had with the JOIN package deal are Sweet White, Carbon Metal Gray, Flash Pink and Reflex Silver. Powered by a 1.6 litre MPI engine and six-speed computerized transmission, the sporty hatchback now comes with a RM4,000 rebate. Embrace the RM7,000 value of JOIN equipment and also you’ll save a complete of RM11,000 on....




AAM says it stays the motorsports sanctioning authority in Malaysia, continues to carry out its function

Earlier this week, it was reported within the information that the sports activities commissioner’s workplace (PJS) mentioned by means of a press release that the Car Affiliation of Malaysia‘s (AAM) standing as a sports activities physique had been cancelled, which means that it not has the facility to recognise, organise or interact in any motor sports activities actions, each regionally and overseas. In response to this, AAM has issued a press release saying there have been inaccuracies within the assertion made by PJS, and that it stays because the motorsports sanctioning authority in Malaysia by means of the mandate given to it by the worldwide motorsports authorities (FIA, FIM and CIK). As such, it continues to carry out its operate in sanctioning, issuance of racing licenses, insurance coverage and different issues referring to motorsports as set out within the pointers set by the worldwide motorsports our bodies. The affiliation mentioned....


G20 BMW three Sequence set to be launched in Malaysia quickly

It seems just like the G20 BMW three Sequence would be the subsequent mannequin to be launched by BMW Malaysia, following the debut of the G15 eight Sequence Coupe lately. The seventh era of the three Sequence, which types a part of BMW’s core vary of fashions, was first revealed on the Paris Motor Present in 2018. The publish on BMW Malaysia’s Fb web page doesn’t explicitly point out the G20, however merely takes us by way of the primary six generations of the three Sequence, starting with the E21 proper as much as the F30. With the road “the legacy continues” within the caption, it’s fairly clear what’s coming subsequent. This look again into historical past has been completed earlier than, as previous to the launch of the eight Sequence, the corporate additionally posted a number of “throwback” posts specializing in the importance of the quantity eight to BMW.....




Thailand proposes new Eco EV scheme for reasonably priced electrified automobiles – Toyota, Honda, Nissan decline provide

Thailand has had separate eco automotive and EV schemes in latest instances. The programmes have been for sure kinds of autos – reasonably priced small automobiles for the previous, of which two phases have already been launched; and hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electrical for the latter – and carmakers have been enticed with tax breaks and exemptions for his or her efforts. Now, the Thai authorities has concocted one other scheme, and the Eco EV programme combines a little bit of each the sooner schemes, as its identify suggests. Inexpensive electrified eco automobiles is the identify of this recreation, and the dominion’s Workplace of Industrial Economics (OIE) has met with Toyota, Honda and Nissan to debate the scheme and provide incentives. “Eco EV is geared toward closing any loopholes after the federal government launched the EV scheme in late March 2017, because the scheme shouldn’t be an impediment to the....


BMW and Daimler mentioned to be in talks to develop compact/mid-sized automobiles, electrical automobiles collectively

BMW and Daimler are reportedly finding out the concept of working collectively on electrical car platforms, a transfer that might save every carmaker a good bit of cash, as Reuters reviews. In line with German publications Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild, which offered the unique supply of knowledge on the matter, each automakers are apparently in talks about sharing engineering prices for compact and mid-size automobiles. Allegedly, the automobiles are set to function all-electric powertrains, however is also designed to accommodate inside combustion engines. Going the shared routed would save every automaker US$7.91 billion (RM32.26 billion) over a interval of seven years, and financial savings might be increased if bigger fashions are added into the joint-platform combine, Auto Bild mentioned. Talks are nonetheless nonetheless of their early phases and plans may probably change. Each automakers haven’t commented on the reviews. The potential of car collaboration has been talked about earlier....




Perodua Aruz – 14,000 bookings, four,000 models delivered

Bookings for the Perodua Aruz have now climbed to 14,000 models since its launch in January, and the automaker says that it has delivered four,000 models to patrons to date. Earlier this month, the corporate revealed that bookings had reached the 13,000-unit mark, so round 1,000 orders have come about within the two weeks since then. “This beneficial reception by the Malaysian public each humbles and encourages us to work tougher to enhance our supply occasions and serve clients higher,” mentioned Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad. The automaker can also be seeking to acquire extra traction in East Malaysia, and goals for the Aruz to assist it realise its ambition. “Perodua is focusing on to broaden additional its East Malaysian market share from 40% at the moment, and the Aruz will spearhead that growth on this SUV-popular area,” he mentioned. The corporate is at the moment showcasing....


2019 Proton Persona vs Perodua Bezza: we evaluate the service prices of each over 5 years/100,000 km

At a current media preview of the brand new Persona, Proton claimed that over the course of 5 years, the Persona would price RM3,051.91 in scheduled servicing, which is 32% much less in comparison with the Perodua Bezza. This has since prompted the second nationwide carmaker to launch a press release saying these particulars are inaccurate and deceptive. “The inaccuracy in price distinction is because of a comparability made not on an apple-to-apple foundation. The Proton Persona’s service prices had been calculated as scheduled in its service booklet or proprietor’s guide while for the Bezza, the calculation was based mostly on its preventive upkeep prices (that are optionally available) as an alternative of scheduled prices as advisable within the service booklet,” stated Datuk Zahari Husin, managing director at Perodua Gross sales. Naturally, this received many individuals curious concerning the service prices for the 2 fashions, and to attempt to make....




Geely FY11: CMA-based coupe SUV seen in Hangzhou

Ever since Geely acquired Volvo 10 years in the past, its progress within the automotive subject has been nothing wanting spectacular. Know-how sharing has performed a vital position for the Chinese language large, and the upcoming Geely FY11 will take that synergistic relationship to a different stage. What you see right here is Geely’s new coupe SUV, codename FY11. It’s not formally on sale but, however we all know that the sporty five-seat SUV will experience on Volvo’s Compact Modular Structure platform (a primary for Geely), one which underpins the spectacular Volvo XC40. We discover the chassis to be very well-rounded, so there’s little question the FY11 will use that to its benefit. We don’t know a lot concerning the FY11, save for the truth that it is going to utilise a 2.zero litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 235 hp and 350 Nm of torque. As per the XC40,....


Malaysia-China Superb Journey: Proton X70 convoy in Hangzhou, to make 7,000-km journey again to KL

Resilience is a tough factor to return by lately, however for this group of formidable overland travellers, copping out is certainly not an possibility, not in the event that they wish to preserve their Proton X70s. In just a bit over two weeks, the Malaysia-China Superb Journey convoy has made it to Hangzhou, and is presently making their manner again to Malaysia. The group of 9 Proton X70s drove via Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos earlier than reaching China, and can cross via the identical international locations on their manner again. On the midway level in Hangzhou, the group visited Geely’s headquarters and toured the Geely Expertise Centre, the place they went up shut with the Binyue SUV, Jiaji MPV, Borui sedan and Lynk & Co fashions. They put just a few nights in Hangzhou to discover town whereas their automobiles are being serviced. For these questioning, the X70 coasted via....




Porsche Taycan teased, challenge leaders clarify the EV

Final week, Porsche launched official sketches of the upcoming Porsche Taycan electrical automotive, which is about to floor in September and attain Malaysia subsequent yr. Right here’s the precise manufacturing automotive, teased in a collection of neon-lighted photographs that remind me of our latest Mercedes-AMG G63 gallery. The pictures seem in Porsche’s Annual & Sustainability Report 2018, the place additionally sees the Taycan challenge chief clarify the automotive, and the philosophy behind it. Stefan Weckbach was head of the Boxster mannequin line, however has been accountable for the Taycan challenge since November 2014. It’s an enormous position, overseeing some of the demanding duties which Porsche at present has to supply. The Taycan is a revolutionary automotive with a very new plant on the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. A further 1,500 staff are being employed right here and, in the middle of the electrical mobility marketing campaign, round six billion euros will....


Tun Mahathir says Malaysians must be open to new nationwide automobile venture, says it should spur tech studying

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mentioned Malaysians must be open to the thought of the proposed new nationwide automobile venture (NNCP), saying it should allow them to study and perceive automotive engineering expertise. He lamented the scepticism from the rakyat, who thought nationwide vehicles had been dangerous and weren’t supportive of the federal government’s plan to launch the venture. “Individuals assume our vehicles are dangerous. They are saying, don’t purchase Malaysian vehicles, purchase overseas vehicles,” he informed reporters on the Asia GT Competition on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit over the weekend, the place he flagged off the Malaysia Velocity Competition (MSF) Saga Cup race. Mahathir pointed to the Chinese language-made NextEV Nio EP9 all-wheel drive 1,341 hp electrical hypercar, which is the holder of the EV lap report on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6 minutes 45.9 seconds. The automobile made an look on the race occasion,....




SPYSHOTS: Audi RS4 facelift working winter checks

It’s been a bit of over a yr because the debut of the B9-generation Audi RS4, the primary to return to a pressured induction V6 after two generations of naturally-aspirated V8. Right here, our spy photographers have captured the facelifted efficiency wagon working winter checks. Modifications seem like pretty minimal as this replace is a mid-lifecycle refresh, with the camouflage foil on the event automotive right here indicating that modifications shall be minimal, the revisions led by new entrance and rear bumpers in addition to redone entrance and rear quarter panels. On the entrance, there seems to be a gentle change to the grille, whereas the headlamps are anticipated to obtain an replace as nicely. Round to the again, the tail lamp assemblies now sport the a number of components as seen on the A6 and A7, whereas rolling inventory can even seemingly comprise a set of new-look wheels. Powertrain,....


SPYSHOTS: Audi A6 allroad in manufacturing garments

The C8-generation Audi A6 Avant has an allroad model coming, and it seems to be near a debut judging by the minimal camouflage on the event automotive noticed right here. This might be much like the Avant on which it’s based mostly, visually differentiated by the plastic cladding round its wheel arches – of which a sliver right here is seen forward of the entrance wheel – with extra rugged wanting decrease bumper edges. Save for a taller and driver-adjustable trip top as with the earlier allroad, its exterior is way the identical as that of the usual A6 Avant. Inside, the cabin ought to stay comparable as nicely, albeit with the applying of allroad-specific upholstery. Powertrain configurations ought to be consistent with that of the Avant, which in flip is derived from the sedan. Thus, it ought to comprise a petroleum and a diesel, each three.zero litre V6 models,....




MITI says issuance of open APs a completely clear course of – stringent situations in AP holder analysis

The ministry of worldwide commerce and business (MITI) has issued one other assertion pertaining to the matter of open authorized permits (AP). This can be a follow-up to an earlier assertion it issued on March 13, which introduced the implementation of a brand new open AP coverage from January 1 and revealed that 36 new firms had been appointed as AP holders. Questions have been raised over the latter, not shocking provided that one of many major contentions concerning the implementation of the AP coverage prior to now has been allegations of abuse through which these APs have been given to a small variety of well-connected people and firms, which then rapidly offered the APs to different events for a fast revenue. In at this time’s media assertion, which was made by deputy minister Ong Kian Ming, the federal government mentioned it goals to be totally clear on the issuance....


FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-AMG G63 – RM1.46 million

Old-fashioned is cool, and the extra issues change, the extra folks need them to remain the identical. As our man Hafriz Shah factors out, Mercedes-Benz tried to direct the eye of SUV followers in direction of extra fashionable fare such because the GL and the Ener-G-Pressure idea, however it was the boxy, rough-and-ready look that the Gelandewagen diehards wished. And so the second-generation G-Class was introduced to the world, together with the now-requisite AMG model right here. This can be a body-on-frame SUV that packs near-supercar engine outputs, and positively is at the very least their equal within the attention-grabbing stakes, helped in no small half by its two-metre girth and stature. Actually from an Affalterbach-touched product, the G63 has the efficiency to match its model, clocking the century dash in four.5 seconds; greater than spectacular for a 2.5 tonne ladder-frame SUV. Give it an excellent serving to of throttle,....




2019 Toyota Yaris noticed in M’sia once more earlier than launch

UMW Toyota Motor introduced again in February that the Toyota Yaris might be launched in Malaysia this 12 months, and the mannequin has now been sighted being loaded onto a automobile transporter by paultan.org reader Gan Wei Wei. This isn’t the primary time the “Vios hatchback” has been noticed, as a result of in November final 12 months, our photographer Sherman Sim additionally noticed a Yaris on a flatbed. The truth is the vehicles seen in each units of pictures look very comparable, with the identical crimson colored panels across the decrease bumper, contrasting the Citrus Mica Metallic paint. We’ve speculated that this could possibly be a TRD Sportivo trim stage particular to our market, which additionally consists of the 16-inch two-tone rims you see on each vehicles. As for engines, the Yaris is obtainable with a 3NR-FE 1.2 litre engine (86 PS/108 Nm) in Thailand, whereas the Indonesian market....


Proton X70 is the official automobile for the 2019 MSF season

The Proton X70 has been confirmed because the official security automobile, medical automobile and official automobile for the 2019 season of the Malaysia Pace Pageant (MSF), with the primary spherical set to happen this weekend (March 15 to 17, 2019) on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit, featured alongside the Asia GT Pageant. The principle spotlight of the MSF races will little doubt be the Saga Cup, as Tun Dr Mahathir will likely be current on the circuit he launched again in 1998 to flag off racing variations of the primary Proton automobile he unveiled 35 years in the past. Tun Dr Mahathir may also be taken for a trip across the Sepang Circuit within the phenomenal electrical hyper automobile the NiO EP9, which can then lead the GT3, GTC, and GT4 vehicles round a parade lap with the Saga Cup racing vehicles. The NiO EP9 is blisteringly quick with a 335.25....




Volvo unveils autonomous bus for testing in Singapore

Volvo Buses has introduced that the world’s first full-size autonomous electrical bus, a 12 metre-long single-deck bus with a capability of just about 80 passengers (36 seated) is now present process discipline trials in Singapore. The bus has been developed with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological College (NTU), whose partnership with the city-state’s land transport authority (LTA) has seen it develop and conduct autonomous bus trials for mounted route and scheduled companies. The autonomous bus is a Volvo 7900 electrical bus geared up with sensors and navigation controls dealt with by a synthetic intelligence (AI) system, and is the primary of two buses which undergone preliminary testing on the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Analysis of Autonomous automobiles at NTU (CETRAN). The sensors embody mild detection and ranging sensors (LIDARS), stereo-vision cameras that seize photos in 3D, and a sophisticated world navigation satellite tv for pc system that makes use of....


March 2019 week three gas value – petrol up once more

Friday once more, which implies it’s time for the weekly gas value replace. Petrol is up as soon as extra this week, however solely within the case of RON 97, because the value of RON 95 has been capped. From tomorrow, March 16, RON 97 can be priced at RM2.54 per litre (up eight sen from the RM2.46 final week). The value of RON 95 stays capped at RM2.08, which is the utmost value customers can pay regardless of how excessive market costs push pump costs past that mark. In the meantime, no change within the value of diesel, with Euro 2M diesel persevering with to be priced at RM2.18 per litre, its capped value, whereas Euro 5 diesel, which is at all times 10 sen greater than customary diesel, stays at RM2.28 per litre. The federal government mentioned that with out the value cap in place for each fuels,....




AD: Expertise the brand new Mercedes-Benz SUVs on the Hungry for Journey Pageant, March 22 to 24!

Are you hungry for journey? Effectively, how about an opportunity to not simply take a look at the newest additions to the Mercedes-Benz SUV vary, but additionally take part in a variety of thrilling outside actions and catch a live performance with one of many greatest stars on the planet? If that appears like music to your ears, then head on over to the Hungry for Journey Pageant subsequent weekend to expertise the forces of nature! Taking place on March 22 to 24 at Sentul Depot, this occasion will can help you expertise the brand new GLC 300 Coupé, in addition to offering an unique preview of the all-new GLE 450. You’ll additionally be capable of take a look at drive the vary of Mercedes-Benz fashions there. For many who are a bit extra adventurous, you’ll additionally be capable of push your self with a digital biking problem by Cycology,....


2019 Harley-Davidson Malaysia value listing up to date

Mannequin Yr 2018 New Mannequin Pictures After the preliminary announcement that 2019 Harley-Davidson Sportsters and Softtails originating from its meeting facility in Thailand would see a discount in costs of H-D bikes offered in Malaysia, an up to date 2019 Harley-Davidson pricelist has been launched. In comparison with pricing from the 12 months earlier than, common pricing throughout all the mannequin vary for plain black Harleys has dropped by 10.41% whereas wanting a bit of Milwaukee iron in color netts the rider a mean 12.5% low cost. Going up the vary for two-tone bodywork drops common of 9.19% whereas the Customized color vary stays principally unchanged. New for 2019 is the addition of the Customized Two-Tone vary, of which a number of fashions throughout H-D’s Touring, Softtail and Sportster vary are represented. Greatest saving is seen within the Softtail collection, with the 2019 Fatboy 114 discounted by 29% from the....




Ford, Volkswagen make for good companions – Invoice Ford

With plans for industrial automobile partnership afoot, Ford and Volkswagen make for good companions as each events recognise the magnitude of the challenges forward, in line with Ford government chairman Invoice Ford. “We match collectively geographically rather well, product line-wise, we match collectively nicely. We each got here to the identical realisation that as massive as our stability sheets are, no firm can do that alone,” he stated on the CERAWeek vitality convention in Houston earlier this week, as Bloomberg studies. Talks between the 2 automakers are nonetheless at an early stage, stated Ford, although progress has been made with the institution of a framework for Volkswagen to put money into Ford’s autonomous automobile accomplice, Argo AI, Bloomberg quotes folks conversant in the negotiations as saying. Past these, the 2 corporations are additionally stated to be contemplating co-working on electrical vehicles. On the opposite aspect of the collaboration, Volkswagen stated....


Vary Rover Sentinel – your private cell fortress

Land Rover, by way of its Particular Car Operations (SVO) division, has revealed the brand new Vary Rover Sentinel. Primarily an armoured model of the newest Vary Rover, its maker describes the Sentinel as a “cell fortress” and that isn’t just a few advertising fluff both. The styling, as you’ll be able to see, is as reserved as they arrive, with not an entire lot to tell apart the Sentinel from a run-of-the-mill Vary Rover. This isn’t a nasty factor as a result of subtlety is actually welcomed by the rich or essential those that shall be chauffeured inside. In fact, should you do wish to appeal to consideration to your self, SVO gives non-obligatory siren and emergency lighting packs. Whereas the Sentinel’s look is unassuming, it’s properly geared up to cope with a wide range of threats. The core characteristic here’s a safety cell with armoured glass, in addition....




All Mercedes-AMG fashions to characteristic a PHEV variant

Mercedes-AMG is planning to supply a plug-in hybrid model for each mannequin in its line-up over the course of the following few years, with the primary of those set to reach in 2020, Autocar stories. That is consistent with Mercedes-Benz’s huge push in all segments associated to electrification, particularly EQ Enhance (mild-hybrid), EQ Energy (PHEV) and EQ (full electrical). There are at the moment plenty of mild-hybrid variants within the AMG vary, together with the CLS 53 and the recently-launched GLE 53 4Matic+, which made its first public displaying in Geneva. These characteristic a 48-volt electrical system, an electrical auxiliary compressor and a EQ Enhance starter generator, which supplies a further 21 hp and 250 Nm of output help. The mild-hybrid choices are nonetheless seen as an interim resolution due to the necessity to meet more and more tight EU fleet emissions targets. “All of the AMG automobiles will likely....


Tesla Mannequin Y revealed – all-electric SUV with as much as seven seats, Zero-96 km/h in three.5 seconds, 483 km of vary

Simply as Elon Musk promised, Tesla has unveiled the all-new Mannequin Y at its Los Angeles design studio, finishing the corporate’s “S3XY” line-up of autos. Whereas it might seem like a downsized model of the Mannequin X, the Mannequin Y truly shares extra in frequent with the Mannequin three. As revealed by Musk earlier in Tesla’s full yr 2018 replace, the Mannequin Y is constructed on the identical platform because the Mannequin three and shares about 75% of its parts. That is readily obvious while you take a look at the factor, because it roughly shares the identical face because the Mannequin three, though the fastback rear is extra akin to the Mannequin X. Whereas the outside is a mix-and-match case, the inside could be very a lot an identical to the Mannequin three, with a 15-inch touchscreen being the predominant function of the cabin. There’s even a panoramic glass....




AD: Brace your self for nice offers on a brand new BMW and BMW Motorrad with Auto Bavaria March Specials!

Within the blink of an eye fixed, the third month of 2019 has arrived. To have a good time the top of the primary quarter, improbable offers on a variety of BMW and BMW Motorrad* fashions are being supplied by Auto Bavaria this weekend as a part of its March Specials marketing campaign. It’s the time to get behind the wheel and trip away with a smile. Get pleasure from enticing rebates on a big selection of BMW fashions and financing charges as little as zero.88% each year* from BMW Credit score. All new BMW fashions include a five-year, limitless mileage guarantee, free scheduled service** and a two-year tyre guarantee* to your full peace of thoughts As for two-wheel lovers, you’ll obtain a complimentary BMW Motorrad Fashion assortment product upon the acquisition of a brand new motorbike from BMW Motorrad in addition to particular presents on the BMW Motorrad Fashion....


2019 Subaru Forester will get 5-star ANCAP security ranking

In its newest spherical of testing, the Australasia New Automotive Evaluation Programme (ANCAP) has awarded the most recent Subaru Forester with a five-star security ranking. The SUV was launched in Australia and New Zealand in September 2018, with the security ranking relevant to all variants offered there. Wanting on the technical report, the Forester managed to attain a decent 36.01 out of 38 factors within the grownup occupant safety class. Within the facet impression and indirect pole checks, the SUV scored most factors and offered “Good” safety to all vital physique areas. The identical will also be stated of its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that carried out properly in low-speed check situations typical of metropolis driving. The AEB system is customary on all variants, together with lane maintain help, emergency lane retaining performance and blind spot monitoring, that are a part of the EyeSight suite. In the meantime, the....




Focused gas subsidy mechanism prepared newest by July

The brand new focused gas subsidy mechanism will likely be prepared by July this yr, on the newest. Home commerce and client affairs minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail mentioned this enables the federal government to determine the distributors and fine-tune the listing of deserving recipients, Bernama stories. “Q2 2019” was beforehand talked about, so ought to there be a delay, it is going to be a small one. “When the MoF (ministry of finance) has chosen the distributors, they may inform our ministry, enabling each ministries to work collectively to replace the associated points. It’s because we wish to be certain that the programme runs easily. An important element is to make sure that the listing of beneficiaries is dependable,” the KPDNHEP minister mentioned. “The listing is being ready by 17 businesses, not solely the Inland Income Board, the Registration Division and the Highway Transport Division, but additionally different....


Porsche Taycan sketches revealed – September debut

The highway to the debut of the Porsche Taycan is an extended one, and it first started with the Mission E Idea that was revealed means again in 2015. Nonetheless, come September, the corporate’s first absolutely electrical sports activities automobile will probably be revealed, and listed here are some sketches to present you some thought what it would appear like. These sketches have been posted by members on the Taycan Discussion board after they have been found in an e-mail despatched by Porsche to potential prospects. Up till now, greater than 20,000 folks world wide have agreed to register their curiosity by paying a downpayment of two,500 euros. Based mostly on the sketches, the ultimate design appears to be like to be extra aggressive than the idea automobile, with sharper bumpers which can be complemented by a distinguished splitter and rear diffuser. Whereas there’s clear semblance to the Mission E,....




GALLERY: 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 – RM1.46 million

Nothing shouts extra fairly like an AMG G-Class. Certain, you’ll be able to spend a number of million extra on a supercar or a hypercar, however there’s one thing about taking Mercedes-Benz’s utilitarian four×four and turning it into V8-powered, leather-trimmed rocketship that also boggles the thoughts. In reality, we’re fairly glad that this establishment has survived the take a look at of time, as proof that the automotive business nonetheless has a way of humour. It’s even higher information that an Affalterbach-fettled model continues to be made even because the geländewagen enjoys its first roof-to-tyres makeover because it was launched again in 1979. Say howdy, then, to the brand new Mercedes-AMG G 63, which now you can purchase for the princely sum of RM1,464,888. Regardless of being an all-new mannequin, the G-Class retains its trademark rough-hewn design, all flat sides and boxy arches. You continue to get an impossibly upright....


Perodua Bezza, Myvi on show at 2019 IESS in India

This yr’s Worldwide Engineering Sourcing Present (IESS) is at the moment being held on the Chennai Commerce Centre in India, and our attending sister website – paultan.org/BM – managed to identify two acquainted faces on the occasion. Parked on the entrance of the venue is a Perodua Bezza, which was shipped over to India by the Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), together with a Perodua Myvi positioned within the ‘Malaysia Pavilion’ on the present flooring. Nonetheless, these automobiles aren’t being previewed as a part of a pre-sale train. As an alternative, they’re meant to advertise the capabilities of our native automotive distributors so they could safe worldwide enterprise alternatives transferring ahead. The IESS gives exporters of engineering services to develop enterprise contacts with main importers, patrons, sellers, distributors and wholesalers of engineering merchandise from America, Europe, Africa, Latin America, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and CIS international locations. This....




GALLERY: Maserati MC12 – this RM10m automobile lives in PJ

At yesterday’s launch of the Maserati Levante Vulcano, there was one other automobile sporting the trident badge that was merely unmissable, if not outright stealing the thunder. The Maserati MC12 is the best modern-day automobile sporting the well-known badge, and it’s very uncommon with solely 50 models ever made. A kind of has everlasting residence at Naza Italia’s Petaling Jaya showroom, and whereas we’ve featured it earlier than six years in the past, every sighting is a deal with, so right here’s one other spherical of drooling. This time, the handlers introduced out the MC12 – in its signature white-navy blue livery – for some recent air and Vitamin D. The road-going MC12 was created to homologate a racing variant that went on to compete (and win) within the FIA GT Championship, marking Maserati’s return to racing after an extended absence of 37 years. That explains the MC12’s race automobile....


Audi e-tron launched in Thailand – 5.099 million baht

Just some months after making its world debut in San Francisco, the Audi e-tron has now been launched in Thailand, making Audi the primary premium model within the nation to introduce a totally electrical automobile. The totally imported SUV is being supplied by Meister Technik, and is priced at 5.099 million baht (RM657,618). A single variant, the e-tron 55 quattro, is the one one which prospects will be capable to purchase, which makes use of two electrical motors. For the entrance axle, the drive unit includes of the motor, energy electronics and single-speed gearbox, with a rated output of 168 hp (125 kW). In the meantime, the rear unit offers 188 hp (140 kW), and when paired with the entrance, leads to an electrical quattro all-wheel drive setup and whole system output of 355 hp (265 kW) and 561 Nm of torque. The e-tron additionally comes with a lift mode....




Nissan and Mitsubishi develop NMKV partnership – 4 new kei vehicles be launched later this month

Nissan and Mitsubishi are persevering with to develop their kei automobile three way partnership (NMKV) by saying that manufacturing of 4 new autos has begun at Mitsubishi’s Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Japan. The 4 fashions are the all-new Nissan Dayz, Nissan Dayz Freeway Star, Mitsubishi eK wagon and Mitsubishi eK X, with all set to be supplied with semi autonomous driving expertise that’s designed for single-lane use on highways. These tall wagon-type vehicles will even provide improved efficiency due to upgraded platforms, engines and transmissions. Whereas they may share many key parts, the Nissan and Mitsubishi kei vehicles will get their very own particular person model options and designs. The fashions will go on sale later this month. The NMKV three way partnership launched its first era of the fashions in 2013 and this collabroation was intensified when Mitsubishi turned a part of the Alliance in 2016. Final month, the....


MITI says new open AP coverage started on January 1 – 164 corporations certified to be AP holders, 36 are new

Earlier this week, the matter of open accredited permits (AP) surfaced once more when it was reported that Putrajaya had allegedly accredited 38 new AP holders, the rivalry being that these new holders weren’t within the automobile enterprise however merely trying to promote their permits to established AP holders, which have had their common annual AP quotas lowered to accommodate the supply to the brand new AP holders. The ministry of worldwide commerce and trade (MITI) – through its deputy minister Ong Kian Ming – mentioned it could situation an announcement relating to the problem, and did so yesterday. Within the assertion, it mentioned that the brand new open AP coverage had been carried out with impact from January 1. It mentioned that beneath the brand new coverage, there isn’t any restrict to the general variety of APs to be launched all year long and firms could apply for added....




Geely Jiaji MPV launched in China – 1.5 litre and 1.eight litre T-GDI engines, delicate and plug-in hybrid variants

It’s been a very long time coming, however Geely’s first MPV, the Jiaji, has lastly been launched in China. Teased since September final yr, the folks provider arrives within the Center Kingdom in normal petrol, delicate hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, priced from 99,800 yuan (RM60,800) to 182,800 yuan (RM111,400) The Jiaji is definitely a giant automotive, measuring four,706 mm lengthy, 1,909 mm vast and 1,690 mm (1,713 mm for the PHEV) tall, with a wheelbase of two,805 mm. That mentioned, it’s fairly a bit shorter than each the Toyota Alphard (four,945 mm) and Kia Grand Carnival (5,115 mm) – each of which have wheelbases round three metres – which ought to make for a extra manageable measurement on the street. Geely says that the Jiaji combines “sleekness of sedan, the ability of an SUV, and the area of an MPV.” Design-wise, it matches neatly throughout the firm’s newest vary,....


FK8 Honda Civic Sort R joins Australian police power

The FK8 Honda Civic Sort R is the most recent addition to the Australian New South Wales Police Drive, as a part of a 12-month sponsored partnership with Honda Australia. The new hatch shall be used for the Eyewatch social media initiative, which inspires the general public to be lively individuals in making their communities safer. Very like earlier “rental automobiles” that the NSW police have obtained prior to now, the Civic Sort R gained’t be used as a pursuit automobile. In truth, it doesn’t even include official lights, sirens or a police radio, however merely will get some livery utilized on it. Consequently, baddies shall be spared the fury of the two.zero litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine with its 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Nonetheless, if one thing immensely main occurs to come up, the police may name its new toy into motion. “The Civic Sort R....




A90 Toyota GR Supra with an 800 hp 2JZ engine is Daigo Saito’s new drift automotive for D1 Grand Prix sequence

Cease complaining in regards to the new A90 Toyota GR Supra having a BMW coronary heart underneath the bonnet, as a result of Daigo Saito is right here to appease the calls for of purists all over the world. The Japanese skilled drifter just lately revealed his newest competitors automotive, which will likely be used for the upcoming D1GP All Star Shoot-out in Tokyo in late March, and all through the 2019 D1 Grand Prix sequence that begins in June. Underneath the bonnet of Saito’s machine is the much-praised 2JZ-GTE inline-six, making this drift automotive possible the primary A90 Supra to pack the hallowed engine. With improvement work from HKS, the engine options an elevated capability of three.three litres (from three.zero litres), whereas an enormous turbocharger brings the ultimate output to round 800 hp. Important revisions are made to the remainder of the automotive as nicely, beginning with a Pandem....


AD: Personal the Journey This Weekend with SISMA Auto – unique offers on Jaguar Land Rover fashions

This weekend (March 16-17, 2019), SISMA Auto is providing you with the chance to fulfil your dream of proudly owning a Jaguar or Land Rover mannequin with the Personal the Journey This Weekend occasion occurring at its Glenmarie and Penang showrooms. Over the 2 days, take pleasure in most well-liked pricing on a spread of Jaguar and Land Rover fashions* just like the gorgeous Vary Rover Velar, which is being provided from RM536,787*, with fast inventory availability. No matter your life-style, there will probably be a mannequin from the Jaguar Land Rover line-up to fit your wants, and at enticing costs no much less. You’ll additionally take pleasure in peace of thoughts and a hassle-free possession expertise, as all new Jaguar and Land Rover fashions include 5 years of guarantee, 5 years of servicing and three years of roadside help**. For those who’re searching for one thing that’s like new,....




AD: MINI vary now comes with MINI Linked – unique offers await at Auto Bavaria this weekend

Which MINI do you love most? Whichever it’s, your favorite MINI can now be yours with unique offers from Auto Bavaria! Plus, it comes with the brand new MINI Linked put in for next-level connectivity. Offers and rides don’t get sweeter than this. MINI Linked brings a world of data and leisure to your MINI with a variety of clever providers and apps. Benefit from the comfort of interacting along with your automotive in addition to scheduling choices if you find yourself inside or exterior of your MINI. That includes built-in 4G SIM connectivity, MINI Linked presents options reminiscent of Distant Providers (verify your automotive’s standing remotely); the MINI Linked smartphone app (iOS and Android); Apple CarPlay; MINI FindMate (a intelligent gadget to find your private items by way of Bluetooth) and MINI Concierge Service. If the unlucky occurs, MINI is available to assist. With the Clever Emergency Name system,....


BMW X7 launching quickly in Thailand – M50d, RM1.16m

It appears to be like like the brand new BMW X7 can be making its debut in Thailand earlier than it reaches Malaysia in Could – Munich’s flagship SUV is about to be unveiled on the 2019 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present later this month. Unveiled in October 2018, manufacturing at BMW’s Spartanburg plant within the USA began in December final yr, and the worldwide press drive – a relay run from South Carolina within the east to California within the west – is at present occurring within the States. Fairly a speedy arrival to our area then. Previewed by the Idea X7 iPerformance from 2017, the G07 X7 sits above the long-standing “boss” of BMW’s X vary, the X5, which not too long ago went into the fourth technology. The G07 X7 is predicated on a modified X5 platform and goals to supply 7 Collection luxurious in a giant SUV....




Thailand authorities to take away excise responsibility on electrical autos from 2020 to end-2022 – batteries possible subsequent

The cupboard of Thailand has not too long ago permitted a proposal from its finance ministry to take away the excise tax for full electrical autos from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. The transfer is aimed toward rushing up EV manufacturing within the nation, in addition to to fight air pollution, Bangkok Put up experiences. At present, the excise tax charge in Thailand for EVs with BOI incentives is 2%, whereas these with out it are subjected to an Eight-10% excise tax. Nonetheless, solely firms which have secured promotional privileges from Thailand’s Board of Funding (BOI) will get to get pleasure from this tax-free interval. Among the many 13 producers which have obtained the approval of the BOI embody Honda and Nissan. The latter obtained the approval of the BOI for its hybrid electrical automobile manufacturing undertaking on July 25, 2018. Below the undertaking, the Japanese carmaker will....


Honda plans for electrification of Europe fleet by 2025

Honda introduced on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present that it goals to have some type of electrification throughout its complete European mannequin line-up by 2025, a plan which builds upon its earlier 2017 intention of two-thirds of its gross sales to be electrified by the identical 12 months. “Since we first made that pledge in March 2017, the shift in direction of electrification has gathered tempo significantly. Environmental challenges proceed to drive demand for cleaner mobility. Know-how marches on unrelenting and individuals are beginning to shift their view of the automobile itself,” mentioned senior vice-president of Honda Motor Europe, Tom Gardner. To that finish, the Japanese model will probably be growing an power administration enterprise for Europe, one which is able to see the constructing of an power administration portfolio of services providing options for each electrical automobile (EV) clients and repair operators in Europe, it mentioned. Honda has additionally....




Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Hybrid Battery Prolonged Guarantee – RM2,688 for added Four-year protection

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has issued a press release relating to the pricing of battery replacements for its E 300 BlueTEC and S 400 h hybrid fashions. That is in response to a latest picture of an bill for a battery alternative involving an E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid that went viral on social media, by which it was proven that the price of the battery was over RM120,000. The corporate has introduced that the brand new really useful retail worth is RM50,000 for a E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid alternative battery and RM65,000 for a S 400 h Hybrid alternative battery. With the general public announcement of a Hybrid Battery Prolonged Guarantee programme that extends protection for the hybrid battery for an additional 4 years, current homeowners are unlikely to pay for a battery alternative, though the guarantee itself is just not free, costing RM2,688 to make sure the unit will get....


Infiniti to utterly exit western Europe by 2020

Infiniti has introduced that it is going to be ceasing all operations in western Europe in 2020, with the exit from that market deliberate to happen early subsequent 12 months. The withdrawal is a part of the automaker’s world restructuring plan to concentrate on pushing the model in North America and China. The automaker added that the transfer could have no affect on ongoing operations in jap Europe. The corporate stated that it’ll finish manufacturing of the Q30 and QX30 at its UK plant someday in the midst of this 12 months. The Sunderland facility builds each autos for the worldwide market, and is the one Infiniti plant to take action, which successfully signifies that each fashions will probably be discontinued. It stated it’s going to work with its retailers to conclude finish of franchise agreements and have its retail operations in these international locations stay operational till a tailor-made....




2019 Nissan Futures – one in 4 Nissan automobiles offered in Asia and Oceania area shall be electrified by 2022

Through the current 2019 Nissan Futures occasion in Hong Kong, the Japanese carmaker introduced that it’s aiming to impress one fourth of its gross sales quantity in Asia and Oceania by 2022, as a part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. midterm plan. This yr’s symposium builds upon what was mentioned in Singapore final yr, and centres across the theme of “rework the way in which we stay and drive.” “Nissan is taking management to drive consciousness and embracing of electrified mobility in Asia and Oceania. We’re creating pleasure by bringing the brand new Nissan Leaf to extra markets within the area and introducing in Indonesia and the Philippines is a key step. This enables clients to get first-hand expertise with the advantages of electrical automobiles for themselves and for societies,” stated Nissan regional senior vp and head of Asia & Oceania Yutaka Sanada. Sanada acknowledged that the second-generation Leaf will arrive....


FIRST LOOK: 2019 Audi Q2, Q5, Q8 SUV in Malaysia

Audi has lastly damaged its silence right here in Malaysia by introducing three new SUVs – the Q2, Q5 and flagship Q8. Whereas the Q2 and Q5 could also be late to the occasion, Malaysia is among the earliest markets to get the model new Q8. Only one variant of the Q8 will probably be bought right here, and it’s powered the three.zero litre turbocharged V6 engine that deploys 340 hp and 500 Nm of torque. An eight-speed tiptronic computerized transmission sends drive to all 4 wheels by way of Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive (rear bias) system, permitting for a century dash time of 5.9 seconds and an electronically-limited high pace of 250 km/h. The engine is Audi’s newest and biggest, that includes the brand new 48-volt gentle hybrid system and a lithium-ion battery and belt alternator starter. Throughout braking, it may well get well as much as 12 kW....




2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Ranger debuts – 2.3L EcoBoost, 350 hp and 522 Nm, Zero-98 km/h in 6.1s!

If you happen to ever thought the Ford Ranger Raptor lacked efficiency, properly, Hennessey will care for that for you. As soon as once more, the aftermarket tuner has taken one other Ford pick-up truck and did what they do greatest. This time, the donor automobile is the up to date 2019 Ford Ranger – within the US, the Rangers all share the two.three litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. In inventory guise, the petrol engine makes 270 hp and 420 Nm of torque, however due to a brand new high-flow air induction system, much less restrictive (and higher sounding) stainless-steel catback exhaust system and ECU tuning for elevated increase, the VelociRaptor Ranger now makes 350 hp and 522 Nm of torque. With that tune, it sprints from zero to 60 mph (Zero-98 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, or about 1.three seconds faster than the inventory tune. As compared, the precise Ranger Raptor....


BMW M fashions to share BMW i’s electrification tech?

It seems that BMW M is in lively talks with BMW i division on the potential of electrifying future M fashions. Whereas the Bavarian big is seeking to electrify its passenger automotive line-up (the most recent G20 three Collection is tipped to obtain an all-electric variant), BMW M vehicles have steered away from electrification. Nevertheless, head of BMW i product line, Robert Irlinger, instructed Auto Categorical that his group had already began working with BMW M to ship electrification in efficiency vehicles. “You will notice electrified automobiles in M division as nicely,” he stated. “We’re in talks with all the different BMW Group manufacturers and sub-brands – Rolls-Royce, MINI and sure, M division – and you will notice electrification coming throughout onto their merchandise. Will probably be at differing ranges, after all, however it is going to occur. We’re working with them, proper now,” Irlinger defined. He added: “There are....




Mitsubishi ‘Splashing Break’ promo – as much as RM6k off

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is having a ‘Splashing Break’ promotion for the month of March, providing money rebates for its SUVs and vacation packages to native locations. Chosen prospects who buy a Mitsubishi Outlander or Mitsubishi ASX stand an opportunity to win a vacation package deal to both Cherating, Janda Baik, Desaru or Cameron Highlands. The SUVs additionally include money rebates – RM6,000 for the Outlander 2.0L and a couple of.4L, and RM4,000 for the ASX 4WD and 2WD. The seven-seater Outlander is priced at RM137,888 for the two.0L and RM152,888 for the two.4L. The compact ASX begins from RM118,866 for the 2WD and RM133,336 for the 4WD variant. The Triton vary will not be eligible for the vacation contest, however the just-refreshed pick-up truck comes with money rebates as properly – RM4,000 for the VGT MT, VGT MT Premium, VGT AT Premium and VGT Journey X; RM5,000 for the....


Harley-Davidson Malaysia drops pricing for Sportster and Softtail vary – costs begin from RM62,600

With the opening of its Thailand manufacturing facility, Harley-Davidson has introduced pricing for its Sportster and Softtail vary in Malaysia will drop. Whereas particulars weren’t forthcoming about which fashions could be repriced, it was mentioned that the Sportster vary would start at RM62,600, which we assume could be for the XL883L which at the moment retails for RM76,426 or the XL883N Iron Horse, priced at RM86,072. For the Softtail vary, which counts 17 particular fashions and 34 mannequin variants, 2019 pricing begins from RM97,200. This may apply to the FXBB Avenue Bob, which retails for RM113,632 whereas the Softtail vary tops out with the FLFBS Fats Boy Anniversary at RM178,928. The announcement was made forward of the official opening of Harley-Davidson Penang in Prai, Pulau Pinang, on 16 March, when the brand new pricing takes impact. This makes the third Harley-Davidson showroom to open in Malaysia, following the opening of....




Focused gasoline subsidy mechanism but to be finalised

The brand new focused gasoline subsidy mechanism that’s presupposed to be applied in Q2 2019 is but to be finalised by the federal government. This was stated by deputy home commerce and client affairs minister Chong Chieng Jen right this moment in parliament, reported by The Star. “For the time being, no remaining resolution has been made on the mechanism. The finance ministry (MoF) has known as for an open tender for events to suggest the very best mechanism for the implementation of the focused subsidy,” he stated in reply to a query by Jempol MP Datuk Salim Sharif. The deputy minister stated earlier that the federal government wished to make sure that solely these eligible would profit from the programme, and that his ministry was working carefully with the MoF to make sure that the petrol subsidy wouldn’t be abused. “The subsidy system should be easy to make use....


Klang, Shah Alam to get extra free bus service routes

The Selangor state authorities has introduced that extra routes for the state’s free bus service can be launched this 12 months. The deliberate route enlargement of the Good Selangor bus service – which has been operational since 2015 – will contain areas in Klang and Shah Alam, theSundaily reviews. Based on Selangor govt councilor for native authorities, public transportation and new village improvement Ng Sze Han, the Klang municipal council and Shah Alam metropolis council plans so as to add on new bus routes in order that extra folks can get pleasure from free bus companies. “We’re additionally exploring the utilization of mini buses or coaster buses for folks residing throughout the jurisdiction of the Sepang Municipal Council to have the ability to cater to the folks there, even when demand isn’t as sturdy,“ he mentioned on the official launch of a brand new SJ05 route for the Good Selangor....




Maserati Levante Vulcano launched – solely 10 items in Malaysia, 430 PS three.zero litre biturbo V6, from RM838,800

Maserati distributor Naza Italia is celebrating 10 years of bringing the Trident model to Malaysian shores with the launch of the Maserati Levante Vulcano. This restricted version SUV arrives with a couple of selection exterior and inside accoutrements, and 10 items will probably be allotted to the native market. Not dangerous, contemplating solely 150 items will probably be obtainable worldwide. Whereas Maserati is providing a selection of normal and Levante S variations in different markets, we’ll solely be getting the latter, priced from RM838,800 nett (excluding on-the-road prices similar to street tax and insurance coverage). That’s a full RM50,000 dearer than the usual S, nevertheless it does have a couple of further options to justify it. For a begin, the Vulcano will get the GranSport exterior package deal as normal, full with the way more aggressive Trofeo-style entrance bumper launched this yr. All items are painted in matte Grigio Lava....


Malaysia-China Wonderful Journey: Proton X70 homeowners drive 2,909 km in 5 days, convoy en path to Hangzhou

Generally, the spirit of journey can actually embolden. Take for instance this group of Proton X70 homeowners who launched into a once-in-a-lifetime journey to China – by land. That’s proper, a complete of 9 models of the SUV are en path to Hangzhou, China, the place they’ll go to the headquarters of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group earlier than making the spherical journey again. The formidable highway journey, referred to as Malaysia-China Wonderful Journey, will take roughly 33 days and go via 13 cities throughout 4 nations (Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China). The convoy, which additionally consists of a number of different autos, is organised by the Borneo Car Leisure Touring Crew and the Kunming Surroundings-Buyer Worldwide Journey. For these planning an analogous highway journey, right here’s what you possibly can anticipate. On the departing day, the convoy drove 540 km north to town of Hatyai, Thailand. The anticipated journey....




SPYSHOTS: Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Capturing Brake

With the newest Mercedes-Benz CLA Capturing Brake having made its official debut on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, a warmer model is within the works – seen right here operating highway assessments is probably going the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Capturing Brake. The enterprise finish, not less than the place identification is anxious, is on the Capturing Brake’s rump, the place the tell-tale twin rounded exhaust retailers establish it because the middling AMG 35 mannequin, relatively than the transverse engine platformed range-topping AMG 45 model, which has so far featured quad rectangular tailpipe trim. Assuming it wears the identical mannequin designation, the AMG 35 Capturing Brake might be powered by the identical M260 2.zero litre turbocharged petrol 4 as within the A 35 hatchback, wherein it produces 306 hp from 5,800 to six,100 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from three,000 to four,000 rpm. Transmission is by way of a seven-speed....


Subaru Viziv Adrenaline idea – to encourage subsequent XV?

Following a teaser picture launched final month, Subaru has unveiled the Visiv Adrenaline idea on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present. The newest idea automotive is the most recent to undertake the Visiv prefix – right here bearing the identify Visiv Adrenaline – and follows final 12 months’s Visiv Tourer Idea in addition to the Visiv Efficiency idea of 2017; the previous channeling a type of Levorg successor, and the latter hinting on the subsequent WRX sedan. The newest Visiv iteration adopts the now-commonplace SUV bodystyle, one which wears the ‘Bolder’ design philosophy as an evolution of the look that presently graces the automaker’s vehicles. The place the Visiv Tourer and Visiv Efficiency ideas indicated attainable future instructions for the Levorg and WRX respectively, the Visiv Adrenaline might be a sleeker-roofed interpretation of the XV crossover. A dotted-circle design of foglamps are current at each ends of the idea, which counterpoint....




Dr Li Chunrong works 72 hours per week to revitalise Proton, however is blissful as a result of issues are on monitor

Proton CEO, or extra precisely the CEO of Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PONSB), Dr Li Chunrong, has been working 12 hours a day, six days per week for the previous 17 months to revive the persistent loss-making firm, The Star experiences. The lengthy hours could seem gruelling to most, however for the 56-year-old Chinese language nationwide who was appointed to steer Proton, the lengthy hours are essential to revitalise Malaysia’s nationwide automotive. “In Proton, I work 12 hours a day, six days per week. However I’ve been doing so since I began working,” Dr Li informed Sunday Star. Actually, there’s little selection for Dr Li however to steer the cost at Proton. Since his appointment as CEO, expectations on him to show Proton right into a viable and professionally-run firm are excessive. His mission to revive Proton is a part of a 10-year plan, and he’s tasked to revive....


AD: To BMW and Mercedes-Benz house owners – participate in Petronas’ Expertise to Imagine drive on March 30!

A particular call-out to house owners of BMW and Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Along with the launch of the brand new Primax 95 with Professional-Drive, Petronas is organising a one-day, all-expense-paid drive to Ipoh on March 30, 2019 (Saturday) and the corporate would love you to be a part of the occasion. The convoy drive, which can be flagged-off from the Klang Valley, will see as much as 30 automobiles drive as much as a location in Ipoh for lunch and again inside sooner or later. It is possible for you to to convey alongside a buddy, and Petronas will cowl the gasoline, toll in addition to refreshments. The convoy can be dealt with by the peeps from paultan.org, so right here’s your probability to hang around with us and Petronas. To those that have an interest, please full the shape beneath. * Please observe that you’re required to reach at first....




Porsche Membership Malaysia Drive of the 12 months 2019: driving again to KL in Cayenne and Panamera Sport Turismo

It was a enjoyable six days and over 2,000 km of driving a number of the most enjoyable automobiles on the planet, however all good issues come to an finish. We wrapped up Porsche Membership Malaysia’s Drive of the 12 months 2019 on Friday, and we’re already affected by withdrawal syndrome. Once we final left you, we had simply arrived on the Belum Rainforest Resort in Perak on the third day of the drive, having way back handed half distance. From there, the 467 km to our remaining cease in Penang was all that was left, and what lay earlier than us had been a number of the greatest roads we encountered on the journey. Certainly, the motion began as quickly as we left the automobile park, with the large, sweeping East-West Freeway giving loads of room for homeowners to train their automobiles’ appreciable efficiency. Nevertheless it was after we....


G15 BMW eight Sequence launched in Malaysia – sole M850i xDrive variant; 530 PS four.4L twin-turbo V8; RM1,088,800

The brand new G15 BMW eight Sequence Coupe has made its launch debut in Malaysia, only a few days after BMW Group Malaysia started accepting bookings for the flagship luxurious coupe. There’s simply the only real M850i xDrive variant obtainable right here, which is able to price you RM1,088,800 (on-the-road with out insurance coverage) to purchase. For that cash, you’ll get a N63B44T3 four.four litre petrol V8 with twin-scroll turbochargers, Valvetronic absolutely variable valve management, Double-VANOS variable camshaft management and a sports activities exhaust system. The mill, which can be used within the up to date G11/G12 7 Sequence, delivers a most output of 530 PS (523 hp) from 5,500 to six,500 rpm and 750 Nm of torque from 1,800 to four,600 rpm. In consequence, the M850i’ll take simply Three.7 seconds to get from a relaxation to 100 km/h, earlier than hitting an electronically restricted prime pace of 250 km/h.....