First Looks

Suzuki XL7

Suzuki XL7

The new XL7 takes Suzuki further up the automotive ladder as it enters the midsize segment in the North American market. Evolved from the Suzuki Concept-X, which was shown at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new XL7 is bigger, bolder and more powerful than the […]

Hyundai Veracruz

Hyundai Veracruz

Hyundai joins the ?cross-over? crowd with its new Veracruz which demonstrates the company?s product expansion and global design evolution through the continued use of fluid and organic forms to create a refined, and luxurious exterior appearance. ?We are very proud of Veracruz and feel this design will not only reinforce […]

Prototype model sighted in KL!

Prototype model sighted in KL!

Note twin tailpipes and rear wiper My friend, Jim Dunne – the spy photographer of Detroit – used to tell me what fun it was spotting a prototype all wrapped up and chasing after it to get pictures. Well, recently, I had that ‘pleasure’ when I spotted this car in […]

Renault Kangoo 1.5dci Turbodiesel

Renault Kangoo 1.5dci Turbodiesel

One of the versions of the Kangoo 1.5dci with an ‘eye-catching’ exterior finish (you can buy one with a plain finish too!) 1461 cc turbodiesel engine The image of diesels in this country was never a good one ? the ?oil-burners? were associated with taxis and lorries and performance-wise, hardly […]

BMW 325i Sports + Coupe + Z4 M

BMW 325i Sports + Coupe + Z4 M

When BMW Malaysia?s MD, Wolfgang Schlimme, fired up the local subsidiary of BMW AG, one of his promises was to broaden the range offered to Malaysian customers. He could see that BMW had not been selling in the sort of numbers it should have been doing (in terms of official […]

2007 Proton Savvy and Waja

2007 Proton Savvy and Waja

If, when following behind a Proton Savvy, you always had the feeling it was driving towards you, that sort of sensation should no longer occur in coming months. This is because Proton has removed the ‘beak’ which mimicked the front end causing the backside of the car to look like […]

Isuzu D-MAX Hi-DEF

Isuzu D-MAX Hi-DEF

It?s just the first month of 2007 and the ?Battle of the Pick-Ups? has already fired up. With at least two new pick-ups be launched this year and the attractive pricing of the Mitsubishi Triton, virtually every company which offers a pick-up is doing its best to draw customers. The […]

Lexus IS-F

Lexus IS-F

At most motorshows, the highlight for many manufacturers will be their concept models which the public can?t buy. However, at this year?s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA, Lexus unveiled an exciting model which will be in US showrooms early next year. The model is the IS-F high-performance […]

Ford Focus Elite

Ford Focus Elite

Want a Ford Focus with sportier looks? Then you should visit the showrooms of Ford Concessionaires because the company, which is the largest Ford dealer group in Malaysia, has developed an exclusive version that it calls the Focus Elite. This is a sort of follow-up to the Escape Elite which […]

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class

After four years in production and around a million vehicles sold worldwide (of which 6,676 were officially imported and sold in Malaysia), Mercedes-Benz has upgraded the E-Class. Typical for many European manufacturers, the changes are subtle on the exterior while being substantial ?under the skin? ? some 2,000 parts are […]