Test Drive

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

Volkswagen was somewhat slow to join the SUV party, introducing the Touareg only in 2002, well after many other carmakers. It’s never been clear why it didn’t develop a model earlier; after all, as far back as the mid-1980s, it already had a 4-wheel drive system called Syncro which was […]

Hyundai i10 1.25L

Hyundai i10 1.25L

by Meryll Thoo For every car, there’s a person’s dream to own it. The adorable, fun-loving Hyundai i10 fits the bill for an ordinary girl’s dream car. It is small enough, which eliminates the hassle of parking and driving for most girls and also spacious enough for a girl’s belongings […]

Proton Exora tested!

Proton Exora tested!

Tengku Azizan is perhaps the longest-serving employee in Proton, having been with it since even before the company?s first car rolled out. Over the years, he has been involved in testing prototypes in Malaysia and overseas and today heads the team that does homologation and testing of products. For many […]

Driving impressions of the Mini Clubman Cooper S

Driving impressions of the Mini Clubman Cooper S

Having had a few experiences with the Mini, I’ve always found that it’s one of those cars that puts a smile on my face whenever I am behind the wheel. Thus it was without hesitation that I responded positively to BMW Malaysia’s invitation to try the new Mini Clubman in […]

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

Among the motoring journalists who attended the special preview and test-drive of the new Proton Saga earlier this week, I was the only one who also had the privilege of attending the same type of event for the original Saga in 1985. So it was as much a special occasion […]

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Since 2006, Honda has been readying the FCX Clarity for production and journalists have been offered short drives in pre-production models. During a recent visit to Honda’s R&D facility at Tochigi, north of Tokyo, I was among the lucky ones who could get behind the wheel and experience the sort […]

Proton Persona – first driving impressions

Proton Persona – first driving impressions

There is always an air of excitement when testing any new model and with a Proton, it is often even greater. In part, there is curiosity about how much further down the road Malaysia?s national carmaker of 22 years has come and also whether the new model is better. For […]

Test Drive: New Ford Ranger TDCi

Test Drive: New Ford Ranger TDCi

The first time I saw pictures of the new Ranger, I thought that the styling changes were not significant and if one zoomed by on the road, I?d have to look long and hard to know if it was the new one or the old one. When I expressed this […]

360 seconds with the new Viva

360 seconds with the new Viva

Sebana Cove is a resort off the road to Desaru in Johor. It?s a nice place along a river (supposedly a premium resort but they can?t even make two keys per room when people are forced to share rooms) and a couple of years ago, Volvo Car Malaysia gave us […]

TEST DRIVE: Nissan Grand Livina

TEST DRIVE: Nissan Grand Livina

How times have changed ? when I began this line of work 30 years ago, test-driving a new Nissan model many months before its launch in Malaysia was unheard of. Back then, the people at Tan Chong were so paranoid about news of a new model that they would even […]