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Local News

Vehicle deliveries
2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study for Malaysia
Overall new-vehicle initial quality has improved again, despite more complaints of excessive fuel consumption
Posted on November 24, 2014 11:51 am
No more RON95 petrol and diesel subsidies after this month
Billions of ringgit will be saved by the government as the era of subsidized fuel for motor vehicles ends
Posted on November 21, 2014 9:47 pm
Round 2 of ‘The Great Nissan Buy 1 Win 1’ campaign underway
More chances to win a second Nissan when you buy a new one but you have to do so before the end of December 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 7:44 am

First Look

2015 Mitsubishi Pajero
2015 Mitsubishi Pajero
Mitsubishi's flagship SUV gets upgrades for the 2015 model year (yes, it's still sold in Malaysia)
Posted on November 26, 2014 6:04 am
Special new Kia Sorento inspired by X-Men series
Special version of SUV created in conjunction with next X-Men movie and will be first displayed at 2015 Australia Open tournament
Posted on November 25, 2014 5:45 am
First pictures of new Mazda2 Sedan, due in Malaysia in 2015
At last, the sedan variant of Japan's latest Car of the Year is revealed and it looks just as good as the hatchback
Posted on November 24, 2014 3:28 pm

World News

BMW i3
Another ‘Green Car of the Year’ title for the BMW i3
First time an all-electric car has won the award since it was started in 2006
Posted on November 22, 2014 9:41 am
Toyota’s President gets personally involved in vehicle testing in Australia
Besides heading the world's largest car company, Akio Toyoda also participates in vehicle testing and development - and races at Nurburgring
Posted on November 16, 2014 9:26 pm
New record set for Mediacorp Subaru Challenge
A 50-year old participant remains standing in the sun and rain long enough to break the record set in 2008
Posted on November 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Product News

MINI Citysurfer concept 2014
MINI Citysurfer Concept
A ‘kick scooter’ but with a 21st century enhancement – electric drive
Posted on November 25, 2014 2:20 pm
Euro5 diesel now available in Malaysia, thanks to BHPetrol
Higher grade of fuel available at just 10 sen more per litre
Posted on November 12, 2014 5:00 pm
QNEWS: Google Street View now shows more of Malaysia
Now, from your desktop or tablet, you can see not only scenery on the roads but also places like Taman Negara and Pulau Langkawi
Posted on October 1, 2014 10:40 am

Featured News

2015 Kia X-Men Sorento
Special new Kia Sorento inspired by X-Men series
Special version of SUV created in conjunction with next X-Men movie and will be first displayed at 2015 Australia Open tournament
Posted on November 25, 2014 5:45 am
105 years of Ford in Malaysia – and what comes next
Ford has been in Malaysia a long time, with ups and downs over the past century but the coming years look like the brand is poised for rapid growth
Posted on November 19, 2014 11:51 pm
Bosch mid-range radar sensor system offers multiple benefits
Greater awareness of surroundings for driver, improving motoring safety
Posted on November 18, 2014 7:16 am

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

MINI Citysurfer concept 2014
MINI Citysurfer Concept
A ‘kick scooter’ but with a 21st century enhancement – electric drive
Posted on November 25, 2014 2:20 pm
Kia KX3 Concept exclusively for China
Compact SUV for young Chinese consumers that reflects their passion for an outgoing lifestyle
Posted on November 23, 2014 11:25 am
Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo
The most aggressively-styled Subaru model ever presented with equally extreme specs – in virtual form for Playstation3/GT6
Posted on November 20, 2014 8:50 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 in October 2014, by brand
It was a tough month but thanks largely to the Perodua Axia, the Total Industry Volume managed to rise by 13.4% over September numbers
Posted on November 23, 2014 3:24 pm
13.4% increase in new vehicle sales, most likely due to the Perodua Axia
We have no data to confirm it because the MyCC has made it illegal for model sales to be shared but we think the Axia was the main contributor
Posted on November 19, 2014 9:28 am
The Malaysian market 10 years ago
See how the various brands have grown or declined (some even vanishing), in this comparison of the Total Industry Volumes between 2004 and 2014
Posted on October 30, 2014 6:31 pm


2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP
F1: Results of 2014 Abu Dhabi GP
And the winner is....Lewis Hamilton!
Posted on November 23, 2014 10:51 pm
F1: Starting positions for the 2014 Abu Dhabi GP
Nico Rosberg starts from pole position and 17 points behind Lewis Hamilton for the final race of the season
Posted on November 22, 2014 10:23 pm
2014 Formula-e Championship, Round 2 (Putrajaya EPrix)
Virgin Racing's Sam Bird wins the second round of the unique electric racing car championship which is run for the very first time this year
Posted on November 22, 2014 9:40 pm


Suzuki Test Drive & Win
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

Photo Gallery

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