News

Mercedes-Benz R280L

Mercedes-Benz R280L

For 2008, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is offering a new version of the R-Class tourer – the R280L, which has a retail price of? RM458,888.00, excluding insurance. The largest of Mercedes-Benz passenger car models, the R280L is updated from the previous version which was available as the R350L in Malaysia last year. […]

Toyota Corolla History (Part 2)

Toyota Corolla History (Part 2)

6th Generation (AE90) Dr Akihiko Saito was the man in charge of developing the next generation and faced the challenge of making such a successful model even better. The development goal was to design “a global, high quality vehicle that transcends class”. The emphasis on quality was very great and […]

Isuzu D-MAX sales keep growing

Isuzu D-MAX sales keep growing

Sales of Isuzu’s D-Max surged in 2007, spurred on by strong demand – especially in the East Malaysian market where over 60% of the model’s sales were concentrated. In only its second full year of operations, Isuzu Malaysia chalked up sales of 2,855 units, up 47.2% from 2006, making the […]

Toyota Corolla History

Toyota Corolla History

The first generation Right from the start, Toyota expected the Corolla to be a global model and built a huge factory to produce it not only for export as a completely built-up (CBU) model but also in disassembled form (CKD) for assembly in many countries. In total, the Corolla has […]

New CEO at Suzuki Malaysia Automobile

New CEO at Suzuki Malaysia Automobile

Ibrahim Maidin is the new Chief Executive Officer at Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd (SMA), succeeding Bastamam Hamzah who is now the General Manager for Special Projects in the Automotive Division of DRB-HICOM Berhad. Prior to his new position, Encik Ibrahim, 51,? was the Senior General Manager of the After-Sales […]

KIA SOUL CONCEPTS (GENEVA MOTOR SHOW)

KIA SOUL CONCEPTS (GENEVA MOTOR SHOW)

      KIA may be pushing to leave its bargain basement reputation behind, but the company still knows a good deal when it sees one. With the Kia Soul concept, the manufacturer has squeezed three from the price of one out of its new model, the production version of […]

Accessorise your van

Accessorise your van

FRENCH firm Peugeot has launched a range of ‘Sports’ accessories for the 207 Van, which customers can use to personalise their van. The range of accessories cover everything from an iPod docking kit to a full body kit, 17” alloy wheels, or an exterior stripe kit. All accessories can be […]

Mitsubishi Triton scores 4 stars in EuroNCAP

Mitsubishi Triton scores 4 stars in EuroNCAP

The Mitsubishi Triton was among the pick-ups which were crash-tested in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) and it scored commendably with a 4-star achievement (out of a maximum of 5 stars) in adult occupant protection. The Euro NCAP, an independent vehicle safety performance assessment programme that publishes […]

Market report for January 2008

Market report for January 2008

The new year?got off to a strong start with?Total Industry Volume in January amounting to 45,828 units, 8.5% greater than for December 2007 and 31% higher than January 2007. Output from the plants was also up by 59% compared to January 2007. Here are some snapshots of new vehicle sales […]

A MOTORING WRITER’S TOP FIVE (GENEVA MOTOR SHOW)

A MOTORING WRITER’S TOP FIVE (GENEVA MOTOR SHOW)

      ALFA 8C convertible You know you’re dealing with something a bit special when a car even looks good enough to eat while under a blanket. Unfortunately, a shot of the Alfa 8C convertible under wraps was likely to be the best you could get, as once the […]