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Lexus Malaysia opens first facility

Lexus Malaysia opens first facility

Lexus Malaysia, a division of UMW Toyota Motor, today had its first facility officially opened for business by the Minister of Finance II, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop. The facility, which offers sales, service and spare parts (3S) is located at Mutiara Damansara (opposite Tesco) , on the outskirts of […]

TOP TEN UNUSUAL RAC CALL-OUTS

TOP TEN UNUSUAL RAC CALL-OUTS

FROM trapped animals to distressed celebrities, new RAC research reveals the most unusual call-outs patrols respond to. The research canvassed the opinions of RAC patrols to gain a better understanding of why vehicles breakdown. While basic car maintenance problems, such as punctured tyres and flat batteries are the most common […]

Forecast: 3.8% growth in 2007 sales

Forecast: 3.8% growth in 2007 sales

Frost & Sullivan’s forecast for 2007 sees?the?TIV?crossing the 500,000 mark again Sales should increase as consumers come to terms with the resale values of their vehicles and start buying new vehicles After a year of substantial decline in total industry volume (TIV) to below 500,000 units, Malaysian motor vehicle sales […]

History of Volkswagen in Malaysia

The late Col (rtd) Mokhtar Ismail, GM of Champion Motors which sold VWs in the 1960s and 1970s, congratulating the first taxi driver in Malaysia to use a Golf, which had just been introduced in early 1977 The establishment of VW Group Malaysia is the fourth time that the VW […]

MIROS starts operations

MIROS – the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety – begins operations on January 3, 2007 and will be the first road safety research institute in Southeast Asia as well as the third in the Asia-Oceania region (after those in Japan and Australia). The new organization, which has an initial grant […]

Ford Interceptor Concept

Ford Interceptor Concept

Building on its legacy of bold muscle cars, Ford designers have come up with a modern, all-American sedan concept that combines ?Built Ford Tough? attitude with the sporty elegance of its iconic 1960s sedans. ?This concept celebrates the best of American muscle, showing customers what ?modern muscle? is all about,? […]

The Lexus Story

The Lexus Story

[This story was originally published in 1997 in Highway Malaysia magazine and on the Motor Trader website in 2006 with permission from author Chips Yap] “If Toyota or other Japanese manufacturers had concentrated on making large automobiles like the American ones, World War III might have started!” It was 1983 […]

Renault launches Biodiesel Trafic and Master Vans

Renault launches Biodiesel Trafic and Master Vans

RENAULT has just launched its first biodiesel-compatible vehicles with the unveiling of Trafic 2.0 dCi B30 and Master 2.5 dCi B30 in France. These are the first expressions of Renault’s commitment to biofuels, made by the company as part of Renault Commitment 2009, whereby all diesel engines sold in Europe […]

WHERE THERE’S MUCK, THERE’S BRASS

WHERE THERE’S MUCK, THERE’S BRASS

Zara Phillips, winner of the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year is the new face of Land Rover. The Queen’s granddaughter has appeared in an advert for the car firm, which sponsors her equestrian career. It shows Phillips, who is 11th in line to the throne, wearing a white, […]

REVIEWS & PREVIEWS: BIG CARS OF 2007

              2006 was notable for the incredible number of new cars launched, with fresh faces appearing at a rate of more than one a week – and that doesn’t even include the myriad facelifts, upgrades and range additions that also became available. The pace […]