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PM confirms Volkswagen ‘not interested’

PM confirms Volkswagen ‘not interested’

After some months of speculation, it?s now officially confirmed by the Prime Minister that Volkswagen AG is no longer in negotiations with Proton to buy a share in its manufacturing subsidiary (VW had never been negotiating for a share in Proton Holdings but only for the factory, just as Daihatsu […]

BOOK REVIEW: TT IN CAMERA

        COFFEE table picture books are generally a good investment. It takes a particularly fine book to stand up to repeated readings, but a collection of photos can be viewed time and again without becoming tiresome. It’s a cliché to say: “a picture tells a thousand words”, […]

The All-New BMW X5

The All-New BMW X5

Wolfgang Schlimme is one of those guys who has a job he loves. As MD of BMW Malaysia, he gets to use any model in the BMW range and, of course, is among the first to drive the latest ones (even before they are launched). So for someone who has […]

THUMPING GOOD BOXER

THUMPING GOOD BOXER

THUMPING GOOD BOXER THERE’S plenty written about the standards of driving in this country. Compared to the majority of other European nations, British drivers are exemplars of common sense, but there’s always room for improvement. And I have a way to instantly improve driving standards in the UK. It may […]

New Renault Twingo

New Renault Twingo

More than 2.4 million Twingos have been sold since Renault introduced the model in April 1993 and finally comes a successor generation which will go on sale in mid-June in Europe. The New Twingo, the first new model in an extensive range renewal programme under the Renault Commitment 2009 Plan, […]

New vehicle market remains weak

New vehicle market remains weak

New vehicle registrations from November 2006 to April 2007 By April, the cumulative TIV should have been about 170,000 units but actual sales have amounted to 17% below that forecasted figure ? The new vehicle market remains weak and it seems unlikely that the Total Industry Volume (TIV) will meet […]

Nissan Latio & Latio Sport

Nissan Latio & Latio Sport

It?s been a long and challenging past few years for Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) while their principal. Nissan Motor, was busy regaining its strength and position in larger markets. After the formation of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the focus was on markets which could generate large revenue streams quickly and […]

HORNY, HORNY, HORNY

HORNY, HORNY, HORNY

I MADE my escape early, thinking I could beat the rush hour, and was pretty smug until I actually got into my car. I’d forgotten that I’d chanced it on the way there and skipped the required fuel stop in order to make it on time. No bother. I’d pass […]

TOO OLD TO TAXI

TOO OLD TO TAXI

A Bath taxi driver is facing a battle to keep his classic car on the road after council officials refused to renew his licence as the vehicle is more than seven years old. Bob Coles’ 25-year old long wheelbase Mercedes is a regular site around the historic Spa town, and […]