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QuickView: New Ford Ranger

QuickView: New Ford Ranger

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: To be announced in 2012 Tech Highlights: 2198 cc in-line 4 cyl turbodiesel engine with commonrail injection, 15o ps at 3700 rpm, 375 Nm between 1750 – 2300 rpm | 3198 cc in-line 5 cyl turbodiesel engine with commonrail injection, 200 ps at […]

QuickView: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

QuickView: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

By Aswan Yap Contributor/Motoring Columnist for New Sabah Times What is it? The new fuel-saving version of Goodyear’s award-winning Assurance tyre line (originally introduced in Malaysia in 2008). Fuel Saving technology is said to provide 4% more fuel efficiency and 15% longer mileage than conventional tyre technology in tyres sold […]

QuickView: Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

QuickView: Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price in Malaysia: RM149,888 On sale: From October  20,  2011 Tech highlights: 1390 cc 4 cyl petrol engine with supercharger and turbocharger; 160 ps at 5800 rpm, 240 Nm at 1500–4500 rpm; 7-speed DSG; 0–100 km/h 8.3 secs; top speed 221 km/h   What is […]

QuickView: 2012 BMW M5

QuickView: 2012 BMW M5

By Faisal Shah Group Editor Price in Malaysia: To be announced On sale in Malaysia: 2012 Tech Highlights: 4395 cc V8 petrol engine with twin turbochargers and intercooler, 560 bhp at 6000-7000rpm, 680 Nm at 1500-5750 rpm, 0-100 km/h 4.4 seconds, top speed 250 km/h   What is it? Fifth generation […]

QuickView: Jaguar XJL 3.0D

QuickView: Jaguar XJL 3.0D

By Faisal Shah Group Editor Price Msia: RM699,888 (without insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2993 cc, V6, turbodiesel, commonrail direct fuel injection, 271 bhp, 600 Nm, 0-100 km/h 6.4 secs, top speed 250 km/h, 6-speed automatic transmission   What is it? A long wheelbase diesel version of the Jaguar […]

QuickView: New Toyota Hilux

QuickView: New Toyota Hilux

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: from RM83,700 – RM107,250, depending on version On sale: From September 23, 2011 Tech Highlights: 2494 cc/2982 cc, in-line 4 cyls diesel engine with direct injection, turbocharger and intercooler (3-litre engine only), 163 ps at 3400 rpm/343 Nm at 1400 – 320 rpm […]

QuickView: Perodua Myvi 1.5

QuickView: Perodua Myvi 1.5

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor   Price: RM50,900 – RM61,700 (depending on specs) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1496 cc in-line 4 cyls petrol engine with EFI, 103 ps at 6000 rpm, 136 Nm at 4400 rpm, 5-speed manual or 4-speed electronic automatic transmission. For more details and pictures […]

QuickView: Nissan Livina X-Gear

QuickView: Nissan Livina X-Gear

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM82,800 with insurance (Peninsular Malaysia) On sale: From September 11, 2011 Tech Highlights: 1598 cc in-line 4 cyls petrol engine with EFI, 105 ps at 5200 rpm, 150 Nm at 4400 RPM, 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic What is it? Same platform and wheelbase but […]

QuickView: Volkswagen Polo GTI

QuickView: Volkswagen Polo GTI

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM135,888 without insurance On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1390 cc in-line 4 cyls petrol engine with direct injection, turbocharger and supercharger, 180 ps at 6200 rpm, 250 Nm at 2000 – 4500 rpm, 7-speed DSG (dry clutch), claimed 0 – 100 km/h 6.9 […]

QuickView: Volvo S60 T6 AWD

QuickView: Volvo S60 T6 AWD

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM348,000 without insurance On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2953 cc in-line 6 cyls petrol engine, 304 bhp at 5600 rpm, 440 Nm at 2100 – 4200 rpm, 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, claimed 0 – 100 km/h 6.1 secs, top speed 250 km/h, All-wheel […]