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Local News

Akio Takeyama Deputy Chairman UMWT
New Deputy Chairman at UMW Toyota Motor
Akio Takayama returns to UMW Toyota Motor to take on a more significant position as a representative of Toyota Motor Corporation in the joint-venture company
Posted on January 27, 2015 6:31 am
Honda was No. 1 in passenger car sales in 2014 after Perodua and Proton
An aggressive push since 2012 has seen Honda's market share more than double too
Posted on January 26, 2015 6:22 am
New Body & Paint Repair Centre for Mazda owners
High-quality repair work assured at new facility for enhanced aftersales support for Mazda owners
Posted on January 23, 2015 3:35 pm

First Look

2016 Ford GT
2016 Ford GT
Production supercar that celebrates Ford's wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1966. On sale in 2016
Posted on January 26, 2015 2:23 pm
McLaren releases details of 650S Le Mans Edition
Only 50 units of the 650S Le Mans will be available globally, with a design inspired by the race-winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR
Posted on January 24, 2015 7:06 pm
2015 Nissan X-Trail 2.0 and 2.5
A new generation packed with safety technologies and the only 3-row cabin in its class. Prices start from RM142,800
Posted on January 24, 2015 7:56 am

World News

Toyota Mirai
1,500 orders for Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle one month after launch [w/VIDEO]
Orders received are double the number Toyota planned to produce this year
Posted on January 25, 2015 11:53 am
Volvo uses Google Cardboard to give experience of driving new XC90
An innovation developed by Google can transform the way businesses enable audiences to experience a product
Posted on January 22, 2015 3:26 pm
Volkswagen Golf is 2015 North American Car of the Year
Seventh generation of the Golf keeps winning COTY awards even 2 years after going on sale
Posted on January 13, 2015 8:55 am

Product News

Grantt Lubricants
UMW subsidiary introduces GRANTT lubricants for Malaysia and export markets
Locally-blended lubricants cover applications for passenger vehicles (petrol and diesel) and motorcycles as well as automatic transmission fluid (ATF) and industrial oils.
Posted on January 26, 2015 9:07 pm
Celebrate The New Year With A Total Cleansing Experience for You And Your Car In Shell Helix’s #Cleanmyengine Contest
3 lucky Grand Prize winners with a premium auto detailing package worth RM1,500, a spa package worth RM550, and a 4-litre pack of Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 with PurePlus Technology worth RM225
Posted on December 30, 2014 12:01 pm
Audi brings true 3D sound into the car
New audio experience is claimed to redefine the benchmark for in-car listening pleasure, enabling the listener to also experience ‘spatial height’.
Posted on December 18, 2014 5:39 pm

Featured News

1st generation Honda NSX (3)
How the first Honda NSX was developed
The story behind the development of Honda's first supercar
Posted on January 13, 2015 3:58 pm
Chairs with the MINI look
Second collaboration between MINI and Danish furniture-makers Republic of Fritz takes the form of a modern homage to the Classic Drop chair which gets an iconic MINI look
Posted on January 2, 2015 9:09 am
New year resolutions for motorists who want to save money
It’s a new year and usually, people make resolutions that can have a positive impact on their lives. Here are some suggested resolutions for motorists who want to prevent their motoring costs from increasing in 2015.
Posted on January 1, 2015 9:50 pm

Test Drive

2014 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid
Driving impressions: 2014 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid
Simple and compact system saves fuel when it matters, and also lower pricetag as the model qualifies for duty-exemption
Posted on November 16, 2014 6:41 pm
Driving impressions of the Proton Iriz 1.3 & 1.6
Has the new Proton hatchback what it takes to be a globally competitive product? We found out on drive to Penang and back
Posted on October 28, 2014 11:19 am
Driving impressions: 2014 Perodua Axia Advance
We test Perodua's latest model with a very economical engine that's just right for the times
Posted on October 17, 2014 9:31 am

Future Concept

2015 Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept aims to make electric cars attainable, not exclusive
Chevrolet's objective is not only to make EVs go further but also make them 'attainable', not 'exclusive'
Posted on January 21, 2015 7:49 am
2015 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept (HCD-15)
Innovative pick-up truck concept by Korean carmaker suggests that Hyundai may be preparing to take on the top players in the global market
Posted on January 14, 2015 9:40 pm
2015 Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept
A preview of the new mid-size 7-seater SUV that Volkswagen will build at its US factory from 2016
Posted on January 13, 2015 7:44 am

Used Car Reviews

Inspect The Car
Inspect The Car, Make sure you get the seller's home phone number and meet them at their home address to inspect the car if you are buying from a private seller.
Posted on June 2, 2014 2:51 pm
USED CAR: 2002 – 2006 Toyota Camry
A safe choice with strong residual values
Posted on January 28, 2012 12:00 am
USED CAR: 2004 – 2009 Mazda3
Not an easy model to find but worth the search
Posted on January 3, 2012 12:00 am

Market Report

Honda in Malaysia over 4 years
Honda was No. 1 in passenger car sales in 2014 after Perodua and Proton
An aggressive push since 2012 has seen Honda's market share more than double too
Posted on January 26, 2015 6:22 am
Brand positions in 2014
How each brand did after a full 12 months of sales
Posted on January 25, 2015 7:38 pm
2014 Market Report – another record year for new vehicle sales
It was a tough year and even though the forecast of 680,000 units wasn't reached, a new record was still set
Posted on January 25, 2015 7:20 pm


2015 VW Polo R WRC
Volkswagen to use second generation Polo R WRC rallycar for 2015 World Rally Championship
The Polo R WRC that made a clean sweep of championship titles in its debut year has been updated for the 2015 season
Posted on January 19, 2015 8:02 am
MINI wins Dakar Rally again – for fourth consecutive year
Five entries with the MINI ALL4 Racing rallycar finished in the top 10 overall positions of the toughest rally in the world
Posted on January 18, 2015 10:56 am
Chevrolet Cruze returns to WTCC this year with Craft-Bamboo Racing
After winning the WTCC Independent Teams title and finishing third overall in 2013, the team is reuniting with Chevrolet for the 2015 season
Posted on January 17, 2015 10:45 am


Suzuki Test Drive & Win (CLOSED)
Suzuki Test Drive & Win | Motor Trader. This contest runs from 1st November 2014 until 31st December 2014.
Posted on November 7, 2014 7:00 am
BHP Dash & Win Contest
BHP Dash & Win Contest Check out Motor Trader issue #700 & #701 and Bike Trader issue #332 to participate. You may also print out this form to replace the original contest form.
Posted on September 17, 2014 3:30 pm


Motor Trader expands coverage with new ‘Northern Section’
Motor Trader expands coverage with new ‘Northern Section’
Posted on July 10, 2014 11:01 am
ONE Fighting Championship™- Warrior Spirit
ONE Fighting Championship™ continues its sold-out multi-city world tour with another massive event scheduled at the 15,000-seater Stadium Putra in Kuala
Posted on October 24, 2013 7:08 am
Motor Trader at One FC “Return of Warriors” in February 2013
You’re all welcome to come and witness the Muay Fit Motor Trader Fight Team battle for pride and glory at the next round of ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP!
Posted on January 25, 2013 12:00 am

More World News

Volvo's inflatable child seat
VOLVO Marks 50 Years Of Child Seat With Inflatable Design
IT IS 50 years since Volvo first introduced the rear-facing child seat to better protect children in cars.
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Young Women Risking Unsafe Lifts
THOUSANDS of young women are risking their lives and safety by accepting lifts from drivers they
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:32 pm
Mobile Phone Use Most Hated By Drivers
THE MOST HATED driving habit in the UK is using a mobile phone to call or text while behind the
Posted on April 19, 2014 12:31 pm

More Features

Dog seat belt
Dogs are family for most owners. They are treated with love and care, so it makes sense that they will come on family journeys too.
Posted on April 14, 2014 3:23 pm
Recent data shows that many cars are failing MoTs on easily-rectified faults. Follow this guide and avoid the pitfalls.
Posted on March 19, 2014 1:27 pm
NOWHERE will the age gap between you and your kids be more obvious than when choosing their first car.
Posted on March 18, 2014 11:44 am

Motorcycle Road Tests

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale
A class above ( Ducati 899 Panigale )
MIDDLEWEIGHT supersports bikes have been part of the Ducati range since the first 748, designed to appeal to macho sportsbike riders who want to buy into the Ducati brand without saddling themselves with the price tag of the larger version.
Posted on March 9, 2014 12:44 pm

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