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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 […]

10 crashes a day in one place!

10 crashes a day in one place!

The Volvo Cars Safety Centre (VCSC) has performed over two thousand crash tests since its inauguration in the year 2000. The level of activity has grown over the years and, on average, ten cars per week are now tested in the crash test laboratory – one of the leading facilities […]

Volvo treasure hunt contest finds real treasure!

Volvo treasure hunt contest finds real treasure!

Dropping the treasure chest into the ocean many months ago In a twist worthy of any great pirate story, Volvo Car Corporation ?raised anchor? – at least temporarily – on the last crucial leg of its global online treasure hunt: the retrieval of a treasure chest prize filled with US$50,000 […]

Advancing crash safety research with computer models

Advancing crash safety research with computer models

Ford Motor Company will bring its 14 years of R&D expertise using computer human models to a consortium of automakers and suppliers as a way to improve restraint systems for all vehicles of the future. The company joins DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, PSA Peugeot-Citro?n, Renault, Takata., Toyota. and […]

The Versatile Honda City i-DSI

The Versatile Honda City i-DSI

When you look at a sedan body shape (also referred to as ?3-box?), you would not imagine that it can carry long items. Typically, the boot is a sealed rectangular section at the back, and the cabin is only for seating ? unlike a hatchback where the rear seat backrests […]

An outing for Ford truck owners

An outing for Ford truck owners

Following a successful off-road driving clinic at Sepang, 50 members of the Ford Lanun Darat Adventure Team (an owners? group organized by Ford Malaysia), headed to Karak, Pahang, on a special off-road day trip to put their acquired off-road driving skills to the test. The off-road excursion was supposed to […]

VW’s 25 years in China

VW’s 25 years in China

The first VW produced in China 25 years ago Production of VWs rose rapidly and more capacity was created over the years 25 years ago, Volkswagen entered China in a big way, establishing production facilities in the Far East?s most important market of the future. With over 700,000 vehicles produced, […]

In pursuit of lighter bodies

In pursuit of lighter bodies

Aluminium and steel are joined both mechanically and by bonding The A8 flagship makes extensive use of the ASF concept, saving weight substantially Since Audi opened its Aluminium Centre in 1994, thus concentrating its experience in lightweight design and the expertise of the Development, Production Planning and Quality Assurance departments, […]

The Ford Ranger story

The Ford Ranger story

Until 1997, mention of ‘pick-up’ to Malaysians would have evoked an image of a rugged vehicle that was suitable only for commercial applications, not something which would be for daily use in the city, let alone be a ‘trendy’ and ‘lifestyle’ machine. Of course, there were also those images on […]