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Local News

New Toyota plant in Malaysia
New RM2 billion Toyota factory to be built in Malaysia
Second Toyota assembly plant in Malaysia will begin operations in 2019, raising total production capacity for UMW Toyota Motor to 90,000 - 100,000 units a year. This new plant will make only passenger vehicles while the existing one will be reorganised to focus on commercial vehicles
Posted on May 25, 2016 4:15 pm
New BMW 4S dealership opened in East Coast
Millennium Welt Kuantan has joined the BMW network in Malaysia, representing the German brand in Pahang as well as the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia
Posted on May 25, 2016 8:27 am
New vehicle sales at My Auto Fest 2016 totalled about RM20 million
Great discounts and special offers during the 3 days of the event persuaded many people to become owners of one of the many new vehicles that were displayed
Posted on May 24, 2016 1:58 pm

First Look

The All-New Sorento and All-New Sportage Launch
All-new Kia Sorento and Sportage launched in Malaysia
Two new Kia SUVs arrive in the market at the same time, one a 7-seater and the other a 5-seater
Posted on May 25, 2016 10:49 pm
The exclusive Isuzu D-MAX Beast
Only 360 units of this pick-up truck will be offered so it will definitely be exclusive and stand out from other members of the D-MAX family
Posted on May 24, 2016 8:03 pm
New Quester 8L broadens UD Truck offerings in Malaysia
With this new model for Malaysian market, UD Trucks now offers the widest range of products to meet all kinds of business operations ranging from long-haul, mining and distribution to construction work and regional transportation
Posted on May 23, 2016 11:05 pm

World News

Nissan Motor forms strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Motors
Nissan will take a 34% equity stake in MMC and cooperate in areas including purchasing, common vehicle platforms, technology-sharing, joint plant utilization and growth markets
Posted on May 15, 2016 8:56 pm
Fuji Heavy Industries finally changes its name to Subaru Corporation
With some companies, the brand name becomes much better known than the company name so it makes sense to change to the brand name as the corporate name
Posted on May 13, 2016 3:41 pm
Subaru ‘Boxer’ engine celebrates 50th anniversary this month
Just as Mazda has long been associated with the rotary engine, Subaru (a brand of Fuji Heavy Industries) has also been associated with a unique type of engine – the ‘Boxer’ engine which it has been using for the past 50 years
Posted on May 11, 2016 11:46 am

Product News

Bosch Advantage Wiper Blade
Bosch Advantage Wipers for safer motoring
In rainy driving conditions, it is extremely important to have good wiper blades and Bosch claims its new Advantage wiper blades can provide effective cleaning of the glass
Posted on May 23, 2016 12:10 pm
Ironman 4×4 accessories to be distributed by Rustcare Sdn Bhd
A 27-year old Australian brand of accessories for 4x4 vehicles, especially the latest Nissan NP300 Navara
Posted on May 20, 2016 7:04 pm
CAR COLOUR OF THE MONTH: Youthful fighter
Nippon Paint spices up young exec’s hatchback with new and ravenous ‘colour scheme
Posted on May 13, 2016 12:03 pm

Featured News

Ford Ranger test
Ford Ranger put through the ultimate test (w/VIDEO)
In the final experiment of Built Ford Tough – an online documentary series from Ford – a team of Ford engineers put the Ranger through a grueling non-stop 24-hour test on a course chosen to challenge every aspect of the Ranger’s tough credentials
Posted on May 19, 2016 11:47 pm
CAR COLOUR OF THE MONTH: Youthful fighter
Nippon Paint spices up young exec’s hatchback with new and ravenous ‘colour scheme
Posted on May 13, 2016 12:03 pm
The evolution of F1 video games since 1982
See how F1 videogames have gone from being just dots running around a screen to virtual reality set-ups that allow you to challenge Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel on racing circuits around the world
Posted on May 4, 2016 2:39 pm

Future Concept

2016 Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept
Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept
Toyota's Australian design team comes up with a possible variant for the popular coupe model but it's just a concept, unless there's a strong business case to produce it for sale
Posted on May 7, 2016 6:19 pm
Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE
Preview of a large SUV model which Volkswagen will be introducing in future
Posted on April 26, 2016 2:03 pm
2016 Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept revealed (w/VIDEO)
Infiniti will be displaying the QX Sport Inspiration at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show next week. We have the first pictures and details of the concept SUV which is likely to be a preview of the next generation of the QX70
Posted on April 24, 2016 9:06 pm

Used Car Reviews

Quality assurance guaranteed by Goo KANTEI inspection services
How Goo KANTEI gives you peace of mind when you buy a used car that is certified by the service
Posted on November 4, 2015 12:26 am
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

Market Report

Sales trend
Weak start to new vehicle sales for second quarter
Total Industry Volume for the month of April was 13.6% lower than March. 42,177 vehicles were sold in April, comprising 37,893 passenger vehicles (89.8%) and 4,284 commercial vehicles (10.2%)
Posted on May 16, 2016 4:07 pm
New vehicle sales by brand for March 2016 and first quarter sales
March was a good month for sales with almost every brand selling more vehicles than in February
Posted on April 29, 2016 3:39 pm
68% jump in Mitsubishi sales in March
Surge in March sales led by latest Triton which was second best-selling pick-up truck in Malaysia for the month
Posted on April 18, 2016 9:30 pm


2016 Berlin ePrix (1)
Berlin ePrix (Formula E Championship Rd 8)
Sebastien Buemi has reduced Lucas di Grassi’s lead in the FIA Formula E Championship to just a single point following victory in the Berlin ePrix. Buemi’s first win since Punta del Este in December
Posted on May 22, 2016 4:01 pm
F1: Results of 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
Max Verstappen - just 18 years old - made history at the Spanish GP by being the youngest driver to win a F1 race. And what happened to the Mercedes-AMG twins? Both Hamilton and Rosberg crashed into each other on the opening lap and ended their race
Posted on May 15, 2016 10:13 pm
F1: Preview of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
The fifth round of the season will be held at the 'home circuit' for Formula 1 in Spain. Generally, it is said that a car which performs well at this circuit will perform well across the full range of circuits in the championship
Posted on May 15, 2016 8:36 am


BESTA: As seen in Malaysia Contest
BESTA: As seen in Malaysia Contest. Hurry up and post your funny picture up while you still can!
Posted on May 16, 2016 5:36 pm
Petrol Voucher Giveaway
Posted on January 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Drive M7: 1Bike 1Winner 1Month Contest
M7 Drive is giving away 1 x Honda Wave 110 to 1 Lucky Winner!
Posted on January 8, 2016 11:19 am


Honda Raya campaign
Balik Kampung for Free this year!
Buy a new Honda model from an authorised Honda dealer this month and your balik kampung (or holiday) expenses could be covered by Honda Malaysia. The expenses will be covered by a Raya Bonus (between RM800 and RM3,000, depending on the model) and a TouchNGo tollcard with a preloaded value of RM200.
Posted on July 7, 2015 4:59 pm
The Raya Carnival@OKR Autocity is on this weekend!
Great deals on over 1,000 imported Japanese & Continental cars with immediate loan approval (subject to terms and conditions). From 12 noon to 10 pm today and tomorrow at Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur!
Posted on June 27, 2015 10:54 am
Save up to RM25,000 on Pre-Owned Volkswagens this festive season
Volkswagen dealers in Malaysia are offering rebates of up to RM25,000 on pre-owned vehicles, enabling you to acquire a Volkswagen for less
Posted on February 12, 2015 12:05 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

Test Drive

Petron RON100
Does RON100 make any difference to most engines?
Your engine doesn't need RON100 but maybe you want to give it (and yourself) a treat sometimes...
Posted on February 9, 2016 11:00 am
CORRECTION: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC AMG does have a pushstart button
Although our testcar did not have a pushstart button, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has clarified that all units sold do have the feature. The button was removed to avoid loss due to theft
Posted on January 19, 2016 4:51 pm
Driving impressions – Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC AMG
SUV variant of the C-Class is one of the first models we've tested in 2016 and sets the benchmark for other SUVs we will test in coming months
Posted on January 17, 2016 9:21 pm


2016 MotoGP Safety Car
The 2016 MotoGP Safety Car
2016 marks the 18th season of BMW M as Official Car of MotoGP' and the new car supplied is the latest M2 Coupe which was unveiled just last month
Posted on February 12, 2016 12:31 pm

Motorcycle Road Tests

Project Livewire HD
First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike
First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike
Posted on April 17, 2015 4:53 pm

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