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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 […]

QuickView: Honda CR-Z

QuickView: Honda CR-Z

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM115,013.50 (with insurance) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1497 cc I4 i-VTEC petrol engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) electric motor; 124 ps at 6000 rpm; 174 Nm at 1000 – 15000 rpm (outputs are for engine + electric motor); 6-speed manual; Claimed […]

QuickView: Volkswagen Golf R

QuickView: Volkswagen Golf R

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price in M’sia: Not available yet On sale: 2012 Tech Highlights: 1984 cc, in-line 4 cyls petrol engine with direct injection, turbocharger and intercooler, 270 ps at  rpm/350 Nm at 2500 – 5000 rpm, 6-speed DSG, 4MOTION all-wheel drive   What is it? The […]

QuickView: Maserati GranCabrio 4.7S

QuickView: Maserati GranCabrio 4.7S

By Faisal Shah Group Editor   Price: RM1.25 million (without insurance and roadtax) On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 4691cc, V8, petrol engine, 433 bhp, 490 Nm, 0-100km/h 5.3 secs, top speed 283km/h   What is it? A Maserati GranTurismo with the top chopped off so that more people can see […]

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 […]