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Proton-VW: End of the saga (finally)

Proton-VW: End of the saga (finally)

  [Response from VW, statement from Proton MD, statement from VW Group Malaysia, at bottom of this article]   “It’s on”… “it’s off”… “the deal is going to be signed”… “talks are going well”… “PM is waiting for the VW boss to come and sign the deal”… “deadline missed but DPM […]

TWINGO SPELT DOUBLE TROUBLE

TWINGO SPELT DOUBLE TROUBLE

The art of advertising is tricky indeed. Get it right and the noise of cash registers will ring sweetly for days. Get it wrong and there will be some very red faces indeed. Members of Renault’s advertising team can tell you. They fell foul of hundreds of Dutch women earlier […]

Get trucking with Volvo

Get trucking with Volvo

TO help deal with a serious shortage of technicians and drivers in some areas of Europe, Volvo Trucks is raising its visibility to attract more young people into these particular professions. One such campaign involves Boije Ovebrink, the former truck racing driver, who recently set a new world record for […]

Partners of success

Partners of success

CITROEN Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, the PSA Peugeot Citroën LCV, are the UK’s best selling small vans. According to sales figures to the end of October 2007, Berlingo and Partner sales have eclipsed their nearest rivals, the Ford Transit Connect and Vauxhall Combo. The continued British endorsement of the PSA […]

October sales were 4.6% down

October sales were 4.6% down

As expected, October sales fell because of the long Hari Raya holidays which reduced the number of selling days. The total industry volume (TIV) for the month was 42,915 units, 2,069 units less than what was sold in September or a decline of 4.6%. Compared to October 2006, however, the […]

Beware of ‘good samaritans’

Beware of ‘good samaritans’

Report in The Star in December 2011 UPDATE: Reports from others who have ‘gone further’ with these ‘good samaritans’ reveals that it’s not a robbery attempt but a scam. They convince the motorist that the brakes or something else in the wheel area is leaking or damaged and offer to […]

VW Golf R32

VW Golf R32

  250 bhp, 6-speed DSG automatic transmission, 4-wheel drive, 248 km/h top speed, 0 – 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds… mouth-watering specs? They’re for the new VW Golf R32, the second-fastest production model in VW’s current range, now available in Malaysia. Priced at RM302,618.50 (without insurance), the R32 is said […]

Toyota is a favourite among Malaysians

Toyota is a favourite among Malaysians

While national brands take the largest share of the Malaysian new vehicle market, among the non-national brands, Toyota is at the top of the list of Malaysian buyers, suggests a survey conducted by Ratera & van Galen Sdn. Bhd, an independent market research firm based in Kuala Lumpur. 1,233 Malaysian […]

LOVE ‘EM OR HATE ‘EM

MARMITE. It is, without a doubt, one of the most brilliant inventions of mankind. Not actually for its ability to spice up the blandest of foods but for its usefulness as a demographic tool to neatly divide the nation into lovers or haters of the black stuff. Believe it or […]