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Proton Satria Neo S2000 second in Scottish Rally

Proton Satria Neo S2000 second in Scottish Rally

The Proton World Rally Team made Malaysia proud by scoring its first podium finish with a well-deserved second overall placing in the Rally of Scotland, the final round of the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). The man who took the Satria Neo Super2000 to the impressive finish was Scottish hero […]

Inaugural Formula Drift in Thailand

Inaugural Formula Drift in Thailand

The inaugural Formula Drift Thailand, presented by Goodyear, ended with a climactic battle as “Mad Mike” Whiddett, New Zealand?s champion drifter, and 2004 D1 Japan Grand Prix winner Ryuji Miki competed head to head in a final showdown last weekend. Ultimately, Mad Mike was declared the winner after a heart-stopping […]

F1: Red Bull 1-2 finish at season-closer in Abu Dhabi

F1: Red Bull 1-2 finish at season-closer in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag at the fabulous Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in the final round of the 2009 F1 Championship. Giving the team a 1-2 finish was Mark Webber who dueled with World Champion Jenson Button in the remaining 5 laps. Talk about the […]

Mazda2 production commences in Thailand

Mazda2 production commences in Thailand

Mazda2 hatchback (ASEAN version) Mazda2 sedan (China version) Mazda Motor has begun producing the Mazda2 at Auto Alliance Thailand (a joint-venture plant with Ford) and this model is intended for?ASEAN markets. Initially, output is set at 20,000 units a year and it is known that there will also be a […]

Toyota Prius is Japan’s Car of the Year

Toyota Prius is Japan’s Car of the Year

  Toyota Prius First generation of Prius was also JCOTY winner The world’s best-selling hybrid model, the Toyota Prius, has again won the Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) award for 2009/2010. Back in 1997, the first generation of the model also won the same award which gave recognition to […]

F1: Jenson Button takes 2009 crown in Brazil

Reb Bull’s Mark Webber took a well-deserved win in Brazil but it was Jenson Button. finishing in 5th place, who had a bigger celebration as he secured the 2009 World Championship title. Though one race remains in Abu Dhabi, Button and Brawn GP have an unbeatable points lead.? Full race […]

Hummer finally sold for US$150 million

Hummer finally sold for US$150 million

GM has confirmed that it will sell Hummer to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company for US$150 million. Tengzhong?will hold an 80% stake while the remainder will be taken by Hong Kong-listed?Lumena Resources Corporation. GM ‘s plant in the USA will continue to make Hummers till 2011 (2012 at […]

F1: Vettel from pole to chequered flag at Suzuka

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel drove an uneventful race from pole position to win the Japan GP. Behind him. Panasonic Toyota’s Jarno Trulli held off McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton to give the Japanese manufacturer a No. 2 podium placing in its home country. Jenson Button didn’t score points but holds his championship […]

APRC – Crocker wins championship title for 4th time!

APRC – Crocker wins championship title for 4th time!

Subaru driver Cody Crocker created history with an unprecedented fourth Asia-Pacific Rally Championship title after winning the Rally of Indonesia which ended today. This positions him?one title win ahead of a line of rallying’s greatest drivers including his Subaru mentor, the late Possum Bourne, and Sweden?s Kenneth Eriksson. ? ? […]

Safety issue in 3.8 million Toyotas in North America

Safety issue in 3.8 million Toyotas in North America

The floormats should be properly secured to prevent them from sliding forward and the size should also be correct for the model Toyota has made public a safety issue concerning floormats in at least 3.8 million of its Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the North American market. At the […]