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HICOM-Chevrolet joint-venture ends on December 31st 2009

HICOM-Chevrolet joint-venture ends on December 31st 2009

It’s confirmed finally – HICOM Chevrolet, GM’s joint-venture with DRB-HICOM since 2007, will cease to exist after this Thursday, December 31 2009. Both companies have mutually agreed to end their partnership and GM has earlier said that it has a ‘new business model’ where it will not be directly involved […]

4×4 Rally dominated by Isuzu

4×4 Rally dominated by Isuzu

Isuzu D-Max driver Lohitt Urs put in a masterful drive in the last stage of the recent AAM Malaysian 4×4 Rally Championship to record his second win in the championship. The win puts Lohitt in a commanding position to take his first international rally title as he has established a […]

Perodua gives 13 robots to university

Perodua gives 13 robots to university

Perodua’s MD (second from right) explaining details of a robot arm during the handover ceremony What do robots do when they are retired? If they are the robots which welded together the Kancil at Perodua, they end up at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) where they can still be of value, […]

Caldina Club Malaysia celebrates 2nd anniversary

Caldina Club Malaysia celebrates 2nd anniversary

The? Caldina Club Malaysia (CCM) celebrated its second anniversary this month at a resort in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan. Prior to gathering for the anniversary dinner at the resort, club members formed their usual convoy by gathering at the MINES complex outside Kuala Lumpur.?120 members came from various parts of […]

Isuzu’s Lohitt Urs wins Malaysian 4×4 Championship

Isuzu’s Lohitt Urs wins Malaysian 4×4 Championship

The 2009 champs from India India?s Lohitt V. Urs was crowned the 2009 AAM Malaysian 4×4 Rally Championship when he drove his trusty Isuzu D-Max to a well-deserved victory in the final event in Temerloh, Pahang last weekend. Securing his third win this season with a determined drive throughout the […]

45,200 vehicles sold in November

With?45,200 passenger cars and commercial vehicles sold in November, the Total Industry Volume (TIV) was down 2% from October’s TIV. However, compared to November 2008, it was 11% higher. Cumulative sales for 11 months reached 489,234 units and assuming at least 40,000 units are sold in December, the TIV for […]

Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia is on this weekend!

Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia is on this weekend!

The drift sport has been going on in Malaysia for some years now but until this year, it?s been pretty much a ‘casual? affair and kept active by a growing group of enthusiasts. This weekend will see the sport moved to the next level, a far more professional one and […]

CBT picks Peugeot 308 Turbo as Car of the Year

CBT picks Peugeot 308 Turbo as Car of the Year

The New Sunday Times’ CBT team has picked the Peugeot 308 Turbo as its ‘2009 Car of the Year’, out of 17 models which won awards in various categories. Special awards went to the Toyota Prius (Good design) and Volvo XC60 (Safety Innovation) while the Automotive Men of the Year […]

Trulli and Kovalainen are the Lotus F1 drivers

Trulli and Kovalainen are the Lotus F1 drivers

Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will drive for Malaysia’s Team Lotus F1 in 2010, with Fairuz Fauzy as the third driver. Trulli was with the Toyota team while Kovalainen was with McLaren during 2009. Talk about this news in the MTM Forum ? ? ? ?