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Local News

Perodua showroom Day 1
QNEWS: Bookings for new Perodua Axia may have already passed 16,000 units!
Almost 2 months of production from new factory already booked by customers - and it's only 24 hours since the new model was launched! UPDATE: Perodua this morning said bookings have passed 16,500 units
Posted on September 16, 2014 11:56 pm
QNEWS: More peace of mind for Perodua buyers with longer warranty period
5 years or 150,000 kms for new models registered after September 15, 2014, except for Viva which will still get 3 years of free service
Posted on September 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Ford Global Week of Caring in Malaysia
9th annual Global Week of Caring sees more than 13,000 volunteers from Ford operations on 6 continents contributing expertise and labour to improve their communities
Posted on September 16, 2014 4:47 pm

First Look

Bentley Mulsanne Speed (3)
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
530 bhp/1,100 Nm gives the world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience
Posted on September 17, 2014 9:12 am
2014 Perodua Axia
Tenth model since 1994 represents a step up to the next level in design, engineering and manufacturing capability
Posted on September 15, 2014 9:21 pm
QNEWS: smart EV gets Mickey Mouse theme in Japan
Find the hidden Mickey in this special edition of the smart EV, only for the Japanese market!
Posted on September 15, 2014 6:20 am

World News

2015 Mazda2
QNEWS: New Mazda2 production underway in Thailand
One of three locations in the world where the new compact model will be produced
Posted on September 17, 2014 3:33 pm
QNEWS: Mercedes-AMG GT to feature in Playstation4 DRIVECLUB
If you can't afford the real car, you can still drive it at DRIVECLUB!
Posted on September 5, 2014 8:40 pm
QNEWS: Cumulative worldwide sales of Chevrolet Cruze pass 3 million mark
New milestone achieved just 16 months after selling 2 million units, making it the best-selling Chevrolet model globally
Posted on September 1, 2014 10:01 am

Product News

TRW brake pads
TRW’s high-performance brake pads enter ASEAN market
Using advanced European technology, the high-performance brake pads are designed especially for pick-ups and SUVs
Posted on September 10, 2014 7:37 am
QNEWS: Mercedes-AMG GT to feature in Playstation4 DRIVECLUB
If you can't afford the real car, you can still drive it at DRIVECLUB!
Posted on September 5, 2014 8:40 pm
QNEWS: Rolls-Royce Wraith available in Forza Motorsport 5
Videogamers can now also have a virtual experience driving the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever offered for sale
Posted on August 14, 2014 3:38 pm

Featured News

Prototype Ford Everest
How Ford develops a new model
It's taken 4,500 man-years and 5 years to develop the next generation of the Everest which will be in showrooms in 2015
Posted on September 11, 2014 9:10 pm
Summernats Malaysia 2014 in pictures
First-ever Summernats event in Malaysia has set a high benchmark which JPM Motorsport aims to beat for the next one!
Posted on September 7, 2014 7:41 pm
Common mistakes of amateur used car buyers
Buying a used car requires far more skill than when opting for a new one. It takes a trained eye to spot mechanical issues and a ear that isn't too eager to buy into the salesman’s claims.
Posted on September 4, 2014 10:39 pm

Test Drive

Perodua Axia
First driving impressions of the new Perodua Axia
Here's what we think of Perodua's tenth model since the Kancil
Posted on September 15, 2014 9:20 pm
Driving impressions of the all-new 2015 Mazda2 Hatchback
Here are our first impressions after driving the next generation of the Mazda2, due in Malaysia next year
Posted on August 25, 2014 7:11 am
Driving impressions of the Mazda SKYACTIV-D diesel engine
We experience Mazda's advanced turbodiesel engine which, unfortunately, can't be offered in Malaysia because of the poor fuel quality
Posted on August 7, 2014 2:30 pm

Future Concept

Toyota C-HR concept
QNEWS: New crossover concept from Toyota for Paris Motorshow
Crossover concept will preview Toyota's new design language
Posted on September 15, 2014 6:57 am
Toyota U2 Concept
A concept inspired by innovative spirit featuring open architecture and purposeful materials that redefine urban utility
Posted on September 11, 2014 8:43 am
QNEWS: Concept version of Infiniti flagship to be shown in Paris
Preview of a flagship model that Infiniti will use 'to drive in and disturb the status quo’
Posted on September 6, 2014 9:23 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

New vehicle sales by brand for July 2014
How each brand did as the second half of the year began
Posted on August 24, 2014 12:17 pm
Another month of higher sales in July
2.9% increase, but not surprising as it was the start of the festive season
Posted on August 19, 2014 9:17 pm
Brand positions after first 6 months of 2014
How each brand is doing after the first half of the year
Posted on July 24, 2014 5:23 pm


2014 Rally Australia
QNEWS: Volkswagen wins WRC title again!
Second title in second year since Volkswagen returned to WRC events
Posted on September 14, 2014 2:28 pm
Formula-e Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix
Drama in first round of the inaugural Formula-e championship for single-seater electric cars
Posted on September 14, 2014 9:28 am
F1: Results of the 2014 Italian GP
Mercedes-AMG power wins again but Felipe Massa - ex-Ferrari - gets big cheers from Italian fans for his third place
Posted on September 7, 2014 9:44 pm


BHP Dash & Win Contest
BHP Dash & Win Contest Check out Motor Trader issue #696 & #697 and Bike Trader issue #330 to participate. You may also print out this form to replace the original contest form.
Posted on August 19, 2014 9:48 am


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

Photo Gallery

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