First Looks

Honda City Enhanced

Honda City Enhanced

Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd has enhanced the Honda City, offering what it claims to be class-leading performance and comfort coupled with a host of practical features. Besides sporting a new honeycomb grille, the latest City?s exterior has been enhanced with new features such as glass antennae, side mirror turn lights, […]

Inokom Santa Fe

Inokom Santa Fe

Assemble locally, use a local brand name and the price can change by RM30,000 ? that?s what the Inokom Santa Fe seems to achieve as the Hyundai Santa Fe, imported as a completely built-up (CBU) vehicle from Korea last year was priced at around RM190,000. Assembled in a plant in […]

Kia Spectra5 & Optima

Kia Spectra5 & Optima

Kia Spectra5 The second half of 2007 is expected to see the market moving into higher gear after the slow first half. And it does seem that the industry is going to do its best to whip up interest in car-buying by putting brand new products in their showrooms. Joining […]

Proton Persona

Proton Persona

CONFIRMED PRICES (Price w/o insurance + insurance premium = OTR price) Persona 1.6 Auto H-Line: RM54,186.50 + RM1,613.50 = RM55,800.00Persona 1.6 Manual M-Line: RM48,342.50 + RM1,457.50 = RM49,800.00Persona 1.6 Auto M-Line: RM51,264.50 + RM1,535.50 = RM52,800.00Persona 1.6 Manual Base-Line: RM43,671.50 + RM1,327.50 = RM44,999.00*Persona 1.6 Auto Base Line: RM46,593.50 + […]

New BMW 5-Series

New BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series has been made even better with a host of class-leading technology firsts. Announcing the introduction of the latest 5-Series, Wolfgang Schlimme, Managing Director, BMW Malaysia, said: ?The predecessor of the new BMW 5 was the most successful 5 Series ever sold in Malaysia. With this new offering, […]

New Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT

New Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT

Having been away for many years after becoming a partner in the National Car Project, Mitsubishi Motors seems to be making up for lost time (and market share) in making its return to the Malaysian market. Being directly involved in marketing and distribution activities, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) – a […]

Honda Civic Type R

Back when Seiji Kuraishi was MD/CEO at Honda Malaysia, he was frequently asked when the Civic Type R would be sold in Malaysia. For some reason, it seemed that he associated that request with me; after finishing off an interview with him on his last day in Malaysia, we shook […]

First details of new Proton model revealed

First details of new Proton model revealed

The new Proton sedan (which may not be called a Gen2 sedan since they say ‘the name will be announced at the launch’) is to be launched by mid-August. It will have a 1.6-litre Campro engine. There are rumours that it will have improved low-end torque which is achieved not […]

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

In the mid-1950s, the Mercedes-Benz SLR acquired a hallowed status in the world of motor racing. Quite apart from its long list of legendary race victories, its avant-garde technology and thrilling design instantly transformed it into a blueprint for all high-calibre Gran Turismo (GT) cars. The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren […]

New Isuzu D-MAX

New Isuzu D-MAX

Pick-up truck platforms typically have a model cycle which is longer than passenger cars, sometimes as long as 10 years. In the past ? when trucks were just for business use ? an unchanged design was okay because the customers were more concerned about proven reliability than something fresh and […]