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Proton returns to WRC today

Proton returns to WRC today

P-G Andersson in last year’s Monte Carlo Rally but it was not part of the WRC at that time Proton will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) series today when a pair of Satria Neo S2000 rallycars driven by Giandomenico Basso and Per-Gunnar Andersson start off on the 2012 Monte […]

Proton Satria Neo goes on sale in Japan

Proton Satria Neo goes on sale in Japan

Proton Motorsports and Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Carrosser Co., Ltd. (which is also known as CUSCO) today unveiled the Proton Satria Neo at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon as a prelude to sales of the model commencing in Japan. Carrosser will be the official authorized Proton reseller in Japan and […]

Toyota Prius No. 1 in Japan again

Toyota Prius No. 1 in Japan again

  For the third year in a row, the Toyota Prius has been the best-selling model in Japan, with a total of 252,528 units registered during 2011. Though incentives for hybrid cars have been scaled back (but electric car buyers still get substantial incentives), the popularity of the Prius is […]

Recycled plastic bottles for Ford Focus Electric

Recycled plastic bottles for Ford Focus Electric

If not recycled, these two plastic bottles that made it convenient to carry drinks around will still be around in the year 2462! Plastics have been great for consumers, allowing them to transport all types of liquids and foodstuff in lightweight containers. But plastic, a man-made material, is also bad […]

Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque win top US titles

Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque win top US titles

  A Korean car has been chosen as the 2012 North American Car of the Year while the North American Truck of the Year is from a British brand now owned by an Indian company – the Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque, respectively.  This is the second time that […]

Record sales for Volkswagen in 2011

Record sales for Volkswagen in 2011

In spite of difficult market conditions in 2011, Volkswagen finished the year with record sales of its passenger car brand, delivering for the first time in a 12-month period, 5.1 million vehicles worldwide. The figure was 1.31% above the 4.5 million units delivered during 2010. “The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand […]

1,055 Hondas which will never be sold

1,055 Hondas which will never be sold

Many companies in Thailand have suffered massive financial losses because of the severe flooding. Apart from the disruption of production – 60,000 units could not be produced over the 3 months its factory was shut down – Honda Thailand also suffered a huge loss in having to completely scrap 1,055 […]

COTY finalists for North America

COTY finalists for North America

Each year, many publications pick the best models that have appeared in the market over the past 12 months and while the choices can sometimes be controversial (since enthusiasts have their own strong views), they nevertheless give consumers a starting point if they are planning to buy a new car. […]

BHPetrol Racing Team news

BHPetrol Racing Team news

Finishing on the podium of every round of the 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Malaysia and Rotax Asia Zone Challenge, BHPetrol Racing Team’s Daim Hishammudin is one of only two selected Singaporean drivers representing Singapore in the invitational 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals at the Al Ain Raceway in United […]

10 Best Engines of 2012

10 Best Engines of 2012

The latest 10 Best Engines list by Ward’s Auto (a leading industry publication in the US) shows the clear onset of two aspects of engine design: direct fuel-injection (DI) and turbocharging. Both have been around a while – especially turbocharging which Saab made a household word from the mid-1980s – […]