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QuickView: Nissan 370Z Roadster

QuickView: Nissan 370Z Roadster

By Faisal Shah Group Editor Price: RM399,900 Technical highlights: 3696 cc, V6 cyls petrol engine, normally-aspirated, 328 bhp, 363 Nm, 7-speed automatic transmission, 0-100 km/h 5.7sec, 250km/h What’s new? Nissan’s big-chested 370Z sportscar loses its roof but gains a 7-speed autobox as standard. Everything else remains pretty much the same although the […]

QuickView: Perodua Myvi 1.3EZi

QuickView: Perodua Myvi 1.3EZi

By Aswan Yap Contributor Price: RM49,900 – RM50,800 On Sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1.3 litres, I4 petrol engine, 90 bhp at 6000 rpm, 117 Nm at 4400 rpm, 4-speed automatic transmission (as tested)   What is it? A whole new Myvi. Well, almost completely new as the structure has been […]

QuickView: Mazda3 MPS

QuickView: Mazda3 MPS

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM179,895 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2261 cc I4 turbo petrol, 255 bhp at 5500 rpm, 380 Nm at 3000 rpm, 6-speed manual transmission, 0-100 km/h 6.1 seconds, 250 km/h top speed   What is it? Most potent version of the Mazda3 and […]

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 […]