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Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan Motor has completed construction of a new extreme off-road track at its Motegi test facility in the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Covering a 2.3-hectare site, the track is among the largest of its kind in Japan.? The track was designed to replicate the tough terrain conditions from various regions around […]

Abarth – the man and the company

Abarth – the man and the company

Behind the legendary Abarth brand lies the work of a true engineering genius. Karl Abarth, born in Vienna in 1908, achieved almost unprecedented success in the field of motorsports, the result of absolute dedication to the world of engines, and to a truly prodigious talent, passion and feeling for innovation. […]

Don’t have an elephant in the back seat!

  "Restraints help people and cars move together," said Ingrid Skogsmo, Director of Safety for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden. "Imagine trying to keep your balance in a standing-room-only train as it jerks forward suddenly or stops abruptly without something to brace yourself.” "People are just full of reasons for […]

24 million kms before launch

24 million kms before launch

Just one of the many tests the prototypes were put through Before the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class was launched this year, the new model had already completed the most comprehensive test programme in the German luxury carmaker?s history. Over a period of three and a half years, prototypes and pre-production models […]

For the Cayenne owner

For the Cayenne owner

In conjunction with the launch of the new Cayenne generation, the Porsche Design Group has come out with the latest line of its ?Driver?s Selection? for the new model. The new collection not only has clothes and watches but also items for children and of course, high-quality scale models of […]

Mazda Museum Online

Mazda Museum Online

Mazda has a long history of innovation in automotive technology which goes back many decades and like most of the world?s leading automakers, it has documented its history as well as maintained many of its models in a museum. Getting to this museum in Hiroshima, Japan, may not be possible […]

Safe as well as beautiful

Safe as well as beautiful

Can cars be safe and beautiful at the same time? At one time, it was thought that a safe car needed to be ?built like a tank? and indeed, that seemed the case a few decades ago when automakers were forced to hang those big, ugly so-called ?federal bumpers? on […]

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 […]

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 […]