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QuickView: Peugeot 408

QuickView: Peugeot 408

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: From RM109,888 – RM125,888 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: (408 Turbo) 1598 cc 4-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharger, intercooler and VVT, 163 bhp,  240 Nm; 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission with Tiptronic, torsion beam rear suspension; (408 2.0) 1997 cc 4-cylinder petrol engine with […]

Driving impressions: Honda Jazz Hybrid

Driving impressions: Honda Jazz Hybrid

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM94,800 (with insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1339 cc I4 i-VTEC petrol engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) electric motor; 98 ps; 199 Nm (outputs are for engine + electric motor); CVT What is it? One of three hybrid models offered by […]

QuickView: Range Rover Evoque

QuickView: Range Rover Evoque

By Hafriz Shah Editor – Autocar ASEAN Price: From RM363,888 (excluding insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1999 cc 4-cylinder petrol engine, turbocharged, 237 bhp/340Nm, 0-100 km/h 8.7sec, top speed 217 km/h   What is it? The Evoque needs no introduction by now. Still the ‘it’ car of the moment, […]

QuickView: Suzuki Kizashi

QuickView: Suzuki Kizashi

By Aswan Yap Contributor   Price: From RM147,888 (with insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2393 cc 4-cylinder petrol engine with VVT, 178 ps, 230 Nm; 6-speed CVT, multi-link rear suspension   What is it? For years, Suzuki has been well known for its motorcycles, small hatchbacks and small SUVs. […]

QuickView: Proton Preve 1.6

QuickView: Proton Preve 1.6

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor  Sorry we can’t show you clear pictures of the new car as Proton did not allow photography Price: From RM62,000 to RM75,000 On sale: From April 17, 2012 (orders accepted now) Tech Highlights: 2 CAMPRO engines – 1597 cc I4  IAFM petrol engine, 110 […]

QuickView: Toyota Avanza 1.5

QuickView: Toyota Avanza 1.5

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor   Price: From RM71,877.50 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1495 cc I4  VVT-i petrol engine (Toyota 3SZ-VE), 103 ps, 136 Nm; 4-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive,   What is it? Second generation of Toyota’s highly successful small MPV. Though developed around the same time as […]

QuickView: Toyota Prius c Hybrid

QuickView: Toyota Prius c Hybrid

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price : RM97,000 (with insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive comprising 1497 cc I4  VVT-i petrol engine (Toyota 1NX-FE) and electric motor, 101 ps (total system output), 111 Nm from petrol engine/169 Nm from electric motor; E-CVT, 19.3 kW nickel […]

QuickView: Lotus Exige S (1.8)

QuickView: Lotus Exige S (1.8)

By Aswan Yap Columnist for New Sabah Times Price: RM360,000 (with Performance Pack) On sale: Still available from Lotus Malaysia Tech Highlights: 1796 cc I4 (Toyota 2ZZ-GE) supercharged petrol engine, 240 bhp at 8000 rpm, 400 Nm at 5500 rpm, 6-speed manual transmission, 0 – 100 km/h 4.1 secs, top […]

QuickView: Mitsubishi Triton VGT

QuickView: Mitsubishi Triton VGT

By Aswan Yap Price: RM105,997.10 (with insurance, P. Malaysia) On sale: Now Brief specs: 2477 cc in-line 4 cyl turbodiesel engine with commonrail injection and variable geometry turbocharger, 178 ps at 4000 rpm, 350 Nm between 1800 – 3500 rpm, 5-speed automatic transmission with Sports mode, 4×4 What is it? […]

QuickView: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

QuickView: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor    Price: Not available On sale: No plans for Malaysia yet Tech Highlights: Permanent magnet synchronous electric motor driving rear wheels; 49 kW/180 Nm; 3 driving modes, 330V lithium-ion battery, claimed performance: 0 – 100 km/h 15.9 secs; 130 km/h top speed; up to […]