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TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS: PART I

        TWENTY years ago, there were basically two ways to get to Latvia from the UK. One required you to be swapped at Checkpoint Charlie for someone called Ivan, after selling the blueprints for Polaris to the Soviet Union. The other required you to obtain a form […]

TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS: PART II

      DAY TWO Furstenwalde (D) to Panevezys (LT) There’s still a half hour of Germany to negotiate before the great mystery that is Poland, so I refuel and see again something I’d been noting all the way from Holland. Heading in the same direction as myself is a […]

In pursuit of lighter bodies

In pursuit of lighter bodies

Aluminium and steel are joined both mechanically and by bonding The A8 flagship makes extensive use of the ASF concept, saving weight substantially Since Audi opened its Aluminium Centre in 1994, thus concentrating its experience in lightweight design and the expertise of the Development, Production Planning and Quality Assurance departments, […]

Mazda rotary engine is 40 years old

Mazda rotary engine is 40 years old

The first Mazda rotary engine in 1967 40 years have passed since Mazda began selling its first rotary engine-powered car and in that time, approximately 1,970,000 rotary vehicles have been produced. Mazda remains the only carmaker that was loyal to the rotary engine although many had taken licenses in the […]

VW Cross Polo

VW Cross Polo

1.6-litre petrol engine delivers power to front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission Since announcing its model line-up for Malaysia in September 2006, Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) has not done any special introduction of the eight models which range from the Polo 1.4 to the Touareg SUV. However, for the […]

SsangYong Actyon Sports

SsangYong Actyon Sports

One thing you have to say about SsangYong Motor is that they dare to be different. As far back as the mid-1990s, they already chose styling that was a bit ?different? with their Musso and Korando SUVs which were styled by a British designer and then came the Rexton (which […]

SHOPPING FOR TROLLEYS

SHOPPING FOR TROLLEYS

I’VE NEVER been a shop-aholic before. In fact, the thought of having to spend an hour in the supermarket or, worse still, a Saturday morning on the high street would be enough to bring me out in a rash. But recently I’ve found myself spending an increasing amount of time […]

Mercedes-Benz S300L

Mercedes-Benz S300L

DaimlerChrysler Malaysia today launched the new Mercedes-Benz S300L, making the return of a model variant in the flagship range which has been a favourite with customers in this country for generations. The new model, which takes over from the S280, is assembled in Pekan, Pahang, alongside other Mercedes-Benz passenger cars […]