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(from L to R) Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Ingbert Grombach, Vice President, Production Plant & Dr Claus Weidner, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, with the first locally-assembled GLC 250 at the plant in Pekan, Pahang
Locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 to be available soon
Following the launch of the Mercedes-Benz SUV range in January this year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia now offers a locally-assembled version of the GLC 250 4MATIC, which is expected to have a pricetag of RM325,888. It is assembled at the Mercedes-Benz production facility within the DRB-HICOM manufacturing complex in Pekan, Pahang
Posted on August 24, 2016 5:45 am
All-new Proton Persona launched
This is a busy year for Proton with four new models to be launched and following the Perdana a few months ago, now comes the all-new second generation of the Persona sedan
Posted on August 23, 2016 9:05 pm
New Proton Persona shares same 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating as the Iriz
The all-new Proton Persona launched today gets the maximum rating of 5 stars for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 4 stars for Child Occupant Protection (COP). The ratings are, however, based on the crash tests and evaluation conducted on the Iriz in September 2014
Posted on August 23, 2016 4:20 pm

First Look

2017 Kia Rio
4th generation Kia Rio to be unveiled at Paris Motorshow
Official exterior and interior sketches of what the next generation of Kia's best-selling global models will look like when it goes on sale in 2017
Posted on August 24, 2016 10:14 pm
All-new Proton Persona launched
This is a busy year for Proton with four new models to be launched and following the Perdana a few months ago, now comes the all-new second generation of the Persona sedan
Posted on August 23, 2016 9:05 pm
Renault Fluence with a difference
Featuring enhanced aesthetics to the exterior as well as interior, this limited edition of the Fluence is offered in conjunction with Renault’s return to Formula One this year as a full works team and in the lead-up to the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix on October 2
Posted on August 19, 2016 6:21 pm

World News

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop next generation autonomous cars
The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.
Posted on August 22, 2016 12:36 pm
Ford Performance adds 2 more years of production for the Ford GT
When Ford invited orders for its supercar, 6,506 applications were received within one month - many more than the number of cars the company planned to make. Now, it has decided to add 2 more years of production so that more people can get the car althouugh it will still remain fairly exclusive
Posted on August 21, 2016 11:53 pm
Driver no longer needed for motoring
Ford, like many other major carmakers, is hard at work developing autonomous cars which don't need human control to guide them. But the cars Ford plans to offer are for commercial fleet use so for those who love driving, that pleasure will not be taken away so soon
Posted on August 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Product News

Hamza Motors
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems You’ll never know what’s lurking inside Hamza Motors until you see your heroes in person
Posted on August 16, 2016 5:19 pm
Caltex Delo 400 MGX – one oil for all heavy-duty diesel engines
A premium diesel engine oil which makes it unnecessary for fleet operators to stock separate engine oils for high and low sulphur environments which are found in the varied operating conditions in Malaysia
Posted on July 28, 2016 10:34 pm
Exclusive Nissan GT-R headphones from Pioneer
At 34,800 yen (about RM1,290) each, these headphones are a lot more affordable than a GT-R and also much more exclusive since only 250 units will be available
Posted on May 30, 2016 6:46 pm

Featured News

Yosuke Miyata (inset top right) is one of the experienced Goo KANTEI inspectors stationed in Malaysia
The Goo KANTEI Diary – 2006 Honda City
Even if you're not in the Klang Valley but buying a used car from a dealer there, Goo KANTEI can still carry out an inspection for you and provide details of its condition, especially the body structure which is important for safety
Posted on August 21, 2016 12:21 pm
Volvo’s first million-seller celebrates 50th anniversary
When Volvo launched the new 144 series in August 1966, it expected to develop into a considerably bigger carmaker and the model helped by becoming the Swedish company's first million-seller
Posted on August 18, 2016 10:05 am
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems You’ll never know what’s lurking inside Hamza Motors until you see your heroes in person
Posted on August 16, 2016 5:19 pm

Future Concept

2016 Cadillac Escala concept
2016 Cadillac Escala concept
With this latest concept car, Cadillac presents a new experience for the future that is said to be uniquely American. It also previews a new design direction and advanced technologies
Posted on August 22, 2016 10:13 pm
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept
A luxury-class coupe concept which pays homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future while following the Mercedes design philosophy
Posted on August 20, 2016 7:53 am
Mitsubishi XM Concept previews new compact crossover MPV model for Indonesia in 2017
Mitsubishi Motors will have its own small MPV for the Indonesian market next year and this concept model shows what it will look like although features like the rear-hinged side doors are unlikely to be in the production model
Posted on August 6, 2016 9:53 am

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

New vehicle sales
Sales volumes by brand in July 2016
After the highest sales volume in 2016 achieved in June, new vehicle sales in July fell by 26%. Our chart shows how bad the decline was for most brands although some, like Subaru and Porsche, reported increased sales for the month
Posted on August 21, 2016 9:33 pm
26% drop in new vehicle sales after high point in June
The second half of 2015 started with a continued upward surge in new vehicle sales but July this year is very different with a 26% drop after the highest Total Industry Volume (TIV) was recorded in June. 42,471 units of passenger and commercial vehicles were sold, compared to 58,677 units during the same month last year
Posted on August 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Isuzu D-MAX sales go up even though Total Industry Volume is down
Demand for the latest Isuzu D-Max rose in the first 6 months of 2016, according to data provided by Isuzu Malaysia. While the Total Industry Volume (TIV) showed a downward trend and the pick-up truck segment, in particular, saw a contraction of 15%, sales of the locally-assembled D-Max rose by 10%
Posted on August 5, 2016 10:17 am


Leona Chin
Leona Chin – rising female racing star in Asia
Malaysia’s Leona Chin strengthened her place as Asia’s top female racer by securing another double second place finishes of the Renault Clip Cup China Series at the Shanghai International Circuit recently
Posted on August 24, 2016 5:47 am
Alex Yoong wins again at Sepang
Competition at the top of the Audi R8 LMS Cup could not be any tighter at the halfway stage of the GT3 series’ 5th season. Audi TEDA Racing Team’s Alex Yoong and Alessio Picariello of the MGT Team are now tied on 95 championship points
Posted on August 15, 2016 8:59 am
All-expenses paid trip to watch the Buriram Super GT Race in Thailand
Buy a new Nissan vehicle this month and you could be among 5 lucky customers to get the chance to watch the Super GT race in Thailand in October - with all expenses covered by Edaran Tan Chong Motor
Posted on August 3, 2016 1:26 pm


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

2016 Proton Perdana
Driving impressions of the New Proton Perdana
After months of speculative sketches, rumours and spy shots, the new Perdana has finally made its way into the hands of Malaysians, and Motor Trader's Bryan Au has tested it
Posted on July 27, 2016 5:04 pm
All about the new Perodua Bezza Sedan – including driving impressions
The all-new Perodua sedan will be launched next week but we have all the information you would want to know - including the first driving impressions.
Posted on July 14, 2016 1:45 pm
Tested: Mercedes-Benz C180 – The new baby C-Class
The new Mercedes-Benz C180 picks up from the C200 as the entry level model to the C-Class range, and it does not disappoint.
Posted on July 12, 2016 7:43 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

Photo Gallery

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