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Facelifted Audi A6 with new engine line-up

September 4th, 2014

The current generation Audi A6 enters its midlife refreshed with a makeover bring a new appearance, improved features, and perhaps most crucially new engines and transmissions. All versions, from the base front-wheel drive models right up to the RS 6 performance flagship, in both Sedan and Avant body styles, sport comprehensive upgrades as Audi cranks up its pressure on the 5 Series and E-Class.

Externally, the new A6 is easily distinguished from its predecessor with extensive changes made to its front and rear fascias, which now sport a revised grille, new lamp clusters, reshaped air inlets, bumpers, and exhaust pipe. Xenon headlights are fitted as standard, with two levels of LED illumination available as optional upgrades.

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All-new Mazda MX-5 SkyActiv unveiled

September 4th, 2014

Mazda has taken the sheets off its latest fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster at three separate events held simultaneously in Japan, USA, and Spain. Set to enter the global market starting 2015, the latest iteration of Mazda’s pint-sized sports car will be the first model in its lineage to incorporate the company’s renowned SkyActiv technology and styled with its distinctive Kodo – Soul of Motion look.

Currently the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car ever, according to the Guinness World Book of Records, first three generations of the MX-5 have collectively found 940,000 homes around the world as of July 2014 in its 25 years of existence. As things stand, the fourth generation look set to help take Mazda past the auspicious 1 million mark.

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Land Rover debuts new Discovery Sport premium compact SUV

September 3rd, 2014

The Land Rover Discovery model family now has a junior member, with the new Discovery Sport arriving as a similarly luxurious but more practical alternative to compliment the Range Rover Evoque in representing the brand’s interests in the premium compact SUV segment.

Build on a new platform derived from the Evoque, the Discovery Sport shares the same range of Ford-sourced petrol and diesel engines, and is available in no less than three different driveline configurations – front-wheel drive, permanent four-wheel drive, and active four-wheel drive.

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All-new 2015 Volvo XC90 makes global debut

August 27th, 2014

The much-awaited all-new second-generation Volvo XC90 makes its global debut today, culmination of a three-year development programme that cost Volvo a cool US$11 billion to deliver not only an all-new seven-seater large premium SUV equipped with world-leading safety features and new powertrains, but also form the basis of a whole new generation of Volvo products.

Being also the successor of one of the company’s most successful and recognizable products ever, the all-new XC90 is one of the most important product launches in Volvo’s recent history. The company’s Chinese owners will also be particularly proud of this one at it is the first product developed under Geely’s watch after acquiring the Swedish outfit from Ford.

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Next-gen Volvo XC90 to use leaf spring rear suspension

August 12th, 2014

The next generation Volvo XC90 is two weeks from launch and it be the first car underpinned by the company’s all-new in-house Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will eventually take over from the current range of Ford-derived platforms as other models in the range undergo their full model changes.

Much like the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, Volvo’s SPA is designed to be highly flexible and scalable. Laid out to accommodate engines in the transverse direction, the SPA fixes only the distance separating front axle and firewall; all other dimensions are variable.

A unique feature in the XC90′s rear suspension is the usage of a leaf spring. For more info, click past the jump.

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3-day Raya open house at Proton dealerships nationwide

August 7th, 2014

In conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri month of Syawal, Proton showrooms nationwide will be open for a three-day Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration from 8 to 10 August 2014.

Special promotions await all car buyers with Raya rebates of up to RM8,000 on selected Proton models, up to three years free service (which covers engine oil (mineral), oil filter, DP gasket and labour) and interest rates as low as 2.65%. Selected models come with up to five years manufacturer warranty.

Current Proton car owners can also enjoy free 20 points inspection during this 3-day period and save as much as 45% on engine oil service for cars with mileage less than 70,000km.

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Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 calling for entries

August 6th, 2014

Shell’s annual FuelSave Challenge returns for its sixth edition this year, continuing the company’s efforts in educating Malaysian drivers on how to effect savings in their fuel consumption through simple changes of their driving habits and, of course, selection of the right fuel.

This year’s contest will incorporate an online aspect to the campaign, where participants will be able to enhance their knowledge on making smarter choices for better fuel efficiency with the opportunity to win exclusive prizes and rewards.

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Cash rebates from Toyota in conjunction with Merdeka

August 5th, 2014

In conjunction with the upcoming 57th Merdeka celebrations, UMW Toyota Motor will be offering cash rebates with selected models for the whole of August.

Buyers of the Corolla Altis, Camry, Hilux Double Cab, and Vios variants from E spec upwards get to enjoy RM2,000 cash rebates on top of any ongoing offers. The rebate is reduced to RM1,000 for the Vios J, but is still offered in addition to any ongoing deals.

From the MPV range, the Innova and Avanza are both offered with downpayment rebates whilst special deals are also on offer for takers of the Alphard and Previa.

Showroom activities in conjunction with this promo taking place in all Toyota showrooms nationwide start with a Raya open house on 16-17 August followed by a Merdeka showroom weekender on 23-24 August.

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Safety driving programme for Nissan owners

August 4th, 2014

Owners of selected Nissan models, namely the Almera, Teana, Sylphy, Grand Livina, X-Gear, and Latio, are invited to participate in a Safety Driving Programme driver training under the 2014 Nissan Safety Campaign.

The six-hour programme mixes a theory session with five practical exercises on obstacle avoidance, skid control, emergency braking, slalom, and a time attack autocross. These activities are standard fare for most driver training courses, but good to experience all the same.

Registration officially opens today and will close on 29 August 2014. The programme itself will take place on 6 Sept 2014 at MARDI, Serdang. A participation fee of RM100 per person is applicable. Participants are required to bring their own cars, Nissan only, of course; each car can be shared by a maximum of two people.

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Mitsubishi Merdeka Deals offering cash rebates

August 4th, 2014

Buyers of selected Mitsubishi models from now until 30 September 2014 get to enjoy cash rebates of varying amount under the Mitsubishi Merdeka Deals promotion which officially kicks off today in conjunction with this year’s Merdeka celebrations.

The various offers are listed below:
ASX CKD 2WD & 4WD: up to RM2,000 cash rebate
Pajero Sport GL & VGT (2013 make): up to RM9,000 cash rebate
Triton VGT GS (2014 make): up to RM5,000 cash rebate

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