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Mercedes-Benz Star Protection Plan

Mercedes-Benz Star Protection Plan

A Mercedes-Benz is an expensive investment and while insurance protects against loss or damage due to accidents, it is still vulnerable to mechanical problems which can be costly to repair. While Mercedes-Benz has superlative quality standards, a car is still a machine, still mass produced and therefore can suffer mechanical […]

Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos

With no locally-assembled model to offer and focus on (for the time being), Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) has virtually the entire VW catalogue to sell in the Malaysian market. Whatever is available in righthand drive can be considered for Malaysia, subject of? course to having no technical issues such as […]

Is this the X-Trail’s successor?

Is this the X-Trail’s successor?

Could this new variant of the Nissan Livina be the replacement for the X-Trail in Malaysia? Known as the Nissan Livina C-Gear, it was launched recently in China as the third variant of the model line. As we have seen earlier, Nissan first launched the Livina Geniss in China (which […]

Impul Nissan Latio

Impul Nissan Latio

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has collaborated with Impul to create a special limited edition of the Nissan Latio. This new version is intended to cater to those who want a more sporty style to their cars and to some extent, exclusivity. For those who may not be familiar with […]

Clampdown on unsafe foreign trucks

Clampdown on unsafe foreign trucks

A CLAMPDOWN on unsafe foreign trucks travelling in the UK has been announced by the Government. Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said he was providing an extra £24 million over three years to fund a 50% increase in the number of checks on overseas heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The money […]

RON and your car’s engine

RON and your car’s engine

Now that the general elections have passed, the expected increase in fuel prices is quite likely to occur before long (for obvious reasons, the government had delayed any increase earlier – in spite of oil prices rising substantially in the past year). Over the weekend, the new Minister of Domestic […]

Perodua wins first round of MRC

Perodua wins first round of MRC

The winner of the first round The Perodua M5 Racing Team recently finished as victors in the opening round of the Malaysian Rally Championship (MRC) which was held in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan. More impressively, three of the team’s entries finished in the top five positions. Driver Lim Leong Onn with […]

20 NOT OUT

SPEED limits are an emotive subject. At least they are presented as such by most road safety groups: the apparently irrefutable equation that more speed equals more death and injury is the cornerstone of the approach. There is an element of truth in this of course – hit a pedestrian […]

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 […]

Mini Clubman Cooper & Cooper S

Mini Clubman Cooper & Cooper S

“Authentic” is a word which the BMW people use liberally and emphatically when talking about the car which they have re-interpreted from the icon of an earlier era. It is not just a product but a brand that is an ideal complement to BMW. For a company that is skilled […]