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QuickView: VW Eos 2.0 TSI

QuickView: VW Eos 2.0 TSI

By Hafriz Shah Deputy Editor   Price: RM257,888 On sale: Now Tech highlights: 1984 cc, 4 cylinders, turbocharged, petrol engine, 207 bhp, 280 Nm, 0 -100 km/h 7.8 secs, top speed 236 km/h   What is it? A heavily reworked Eos coupe-convertible. The front now bears Volkswagen’s latest corporate grille and Golf-esque […]

QuickView: Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 Sportback

QuickView: Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 Sportback

By Chips Yap Group Managing Editor Price: RM135,000 On sale: Now Tech Highlights: 2360 cc I4 MIVEC petrol engine, 170 ps at 6000 rpm, 226 Nm at 4100 rpm, 6-step CVT, 0 – 100 km/h 9.5 secs, top speed 200 km/h   What is it? 5-door hatchback variant of the […]

QuickView: New Mercedes C200/C250 CGI

QuickView: New Mercedes C200/C250 CGI

By Aswan Yap Contributor/Columnist for New Sabah Times     Price: RM 258,888 (C200 CGI) / RM 290,888 (C250 CGI) On Sale: Now Tech Highlights: 1796 cc, I4, turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine with BlueEfficiency, 184 bhp at 5,250 rpm, 270 Nm at 1,800 rpm (C200) / 204 bhp at 5,500 rpm, […]

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 […]