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Toyota Corolla History

Toyota Corolla History

The first generation Right from the start, Toyota expected the Corolla to be a global model and built a huge factory to produce it not only for export as a completely built-up (CBU) model but also in disassembled form (CKD) for assembly in many countries. In total, the Corolla has […]

Tips for the long drive home

Tips for the long drive home

It’s that time of the year again when Malaysians will be heading for their hometowns or taking a long-awaited (and much-needed!) holiday. Different forms of transport will be used – planes, railways, bus, cars and motorcycles. Among those who are driving long distances for the first time, the journey may be […]

Proton ‘BLM’ – what to expect

Proton ‘BLM’ – what to expect

A BLM on test (MTM thanks ‘Slider’ for the picture) Platform for BLM is said to be enlarged from Savvy In about six weeks from now, Proton is expected to launch a?new model, its second brand new sedan?in less than a year – a sign that the new management at […]

Silver leads but black is getting popular

Silver leads but black is getting popular

Silver is still the popular choice but black is catching up Around the globe, silver is at the top of the charts as the most popular colour for cars this model year? but other colours are gaining on the leader of many years now. According to the annual automotive colour […]

C42 in Paris

C42 in Paris

The Citroen showroom today and in 1927 when it first opened (right) Those who have been to Paris and walked around the Champs-Elysees area will not have failed to notice the Citroen showroom at No. 42 Avenue des Champs Elysees. The premier showroom of the French carmaker has been there […]

How Saab led the turbo charge

How Saab led the turbo charge

‘Less is more’ was how Saab looked at the idea of turbocharging The first production turbo car was the Saab 99 Turbo which went on sale in 1977 It was Saab who put turbocharging on the automotive map. It all began 30 years ago when the first Saab turbo model […]

Volkswagens also star in “The Bourne Ultimatum”

Volkswagens also star in “The Bourne Ultimatum”

In the latest chapter of the ?Jason Bourne? movie series, Matt Damon returns as the trained assassin for the latest showdown in ?The Bourne Ultimatum.? And starring alongside Damon and Julia Stiles, his collaborator, are two of the latest Volkswagen models to provide exciting action scenes on the streets of […]

How Fords are ‘Built Ford Tough’

How Fords are ‘Built Ford Tough’

Ford puts drivetrain components of its 4×4 vehicles through the most gruelling tests to make them tough enough for owners driving in the most difficult terrain ‘BUILT FORD TOUGH’: It’s something which Ford has proudly emphasized for decades about its products and the definition of “Built Ford Tough” is rooted […]

Keeping old BMWs as good as new

Keeping old BMWs as good as new

Parts for the R24, originally introduced in 1948, are still being made by BMW Mobile Tradition The overwhelming majority of the worldwide fleet of classic BMWs – more than 200,000 cars and 70,000 motorcycles – are not parked in museums or gathering dust at the back of a house. BMW […]