Test Drive

Proton Inspira can go 900 kms on a tankful

Proton Inspira can go 900 kms on a tankful

It’s like the early 1980s again… I don’t mean like the days when you could get a BMW 320i for RM60,000 or when a litre of petrol was around one ringgit. I’m talking about fuel economy runs which were popular back then because it was thought that people would care […]

QuickView: Lotus Evora

QuickView: Lotus Evora

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM450,000 upwards On sale Now Tech Highlights 3,456cc V6 petrol, 280bhp at 4,500rpm, 350Nm at 4,700rpm, 0-100km/h 5.5 seconds, 260km/h top speed What is it? First effort by Lotus to move upmarket.  2+2 seating and head-turning styling with some familiar Lotus cues. What’s […]

QuickView: Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi

QuickView: Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi

By Hafriz Shah Deputy Editor Price: RM165,362.10 Technical highlights: 4 cyls, 2199cc, turbodiesel, 195bhp, 442Nm, 0-100km/h 10.2sec, 190km/h What’s new? The facelifted Sante Fe gets revised bumpers and light clusters front and rear, plus a new grille, fog lights and twin exhaust pipes. Much more important, however, is the new all-aluminium […]

1,250 kms on one tank of fuel!

1,250 kms on one tank of fuel!

“We wish to invite you to join our upcoming program, the Focus TDCi Fuel Efficiency Drive Challenge 2011. The program’s main objective is to affirm the current fuel efficiency proclamation of a Focus TDCi of 900 kms/53 litres. We are confident that our Focus TDCi, a winner in both maximum […]

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

Volkswagen was somewhat slow to join the SUV party, introducing the Touareg only in 2002, well after many other carmakers. It’s never been clear why it didn’t develop a model earlier; after all, as far back as the mid-1980s, it already had a 4-wheel drive system called Syncro which was […]

Hyundai i10 1.25L

Hyundai i10 1.25L

by Meryll Thoo For every car, there’s a person’s dream to own it. The adorable, fun-loving Hyundai i10 fits the bill for an ordinary girl’s dream car. It is small enough, which eliminates the hassle of parking and driving for most girls and also spacious enough for a girl’s belongings […]

Proton Exora tested!

Proton Exora tested!

Tengku Azizan is perhaps the longest-serving employee in Proton, having been with it since even before the company?s first car rolled out. Over the years, he has been involved in testing prototypes in Malaysia and overseas and today heads the team that does homologation and testing of products. For many […]

Driving impressions of the Mini Clubman Cooper S

Driving impressions of the Mini Clubman Cooper S

Having had a few experiences with the Mini, I’ve always found that it’s one of those cars that puts a smile on my face whenever I am behind the wheel. Thus it was without hesitation that I responded positively to BMW Malaysia’s invitation to try the new Mini Clubman in […]

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

First driving impressions of the New Proton Saga

Among the motoring journalists who attended the special preview and test-drive of the new Proton Saga earlier this week, I was the only one who also had the privilege of attending the same type of event for the original Saga in 1985. So it was as much a special occasion […]

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Since 2006, Honda has been readying the FCX Clarity for production and journalists have been offered short drives in pre-production models. During a recent visit to Honda’s R&D facility at Tochigi, north of Tokyo, I was among the lucky ones who could get behind the wheel and experience the sort […]