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The New Mini

The New Mini

When you talk to BMW people about the Mini, one word is used often: AUTHENTIC. From the time BMW decided it would develop a modern version of the iconic little car, authenticity was emphasised at every opportunity and in this respect, BMW felt that its modern version of a classic […]

Did the new Mini come from Russia?

Did the new Mini come from Russia?

Some of the pictures sent by ‘DH’. They were actually shot at KLIA where the temperatures are definitely nowhere as cold! Back in the 1980s when I was doing Asian Auto, I used to write about innovative ad campaigns done by car companies. It was interesting to learn about how […]

Naza Bestari with Manual Transmission

Naza Bestari with Manual Transmission

For those who like to D-I-Y (Do It Yourself) with the Naza Bestari, you can now do so as Naza Corporation has just added a manual transmission variant to the Bestari line-up. It is actually not a surprise to have this variant since it had been mentioned that the company […]

BOREMULA ONE

THE big question is this: did you stay up or record the first race? With the new Formula One season upon us, saying yes to the former still affords you an elevated status within the clique of serious F1 fans. But answer me this: after setting numerous alarms, drinking copious […]

Winners of the inaugural BMW Shorties

Winners of the inaugural BMW Shorties

Wolfgang Schlimme, MD of BMW Malaysia, presenting the BMW Shorties Award to the wife of the winner, Abdullah Zahir Bin Omar The inaugural BMW Shorties film competition was recently concluded with the announcement of the BMW Shorties Award winner, honourable mentions for two of the Top 10 entries, and the […]

Enhanced BMW X3 now in showrooms

Enhanced BMW X3 now in showrooms

A new, enhanced X3 SAV is in BMW showrooms from today and comes with a host of new?features for significantly better ?product substance? in interior trimmings, a new suspension set-up and a brand new engine. More significantly, this is the first time that BMW is selling in Malaysia?a model imported […]

Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan Motor has completed construction of a new extreme off-road track at its Motegi test facility in the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Covering a 2.3-hectare site, the track is among the largest of its kind in Japan.? The track was designed to replicate the tough terrain conditions from various regions around […]

Modern face of ‘white van man’

Modern face of ‘white van man’

A FORD survey carried out by poll company GfK has revealed the myths and realities of today’s White Van Man and how road users perceive him. 71 per cent think of white van men themselves of as careful and considerate drivers and take trouble to ensure their van is clean […]

COMPANY CARS: THE USUAL SUSPECTS

        WITH all the current talk about niche products and finding alternatives to traditional choices, what exactly is the norm these days? In compact executive terms, it invariably means the ‘Big Three’ of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. If your company car list has grown in length recently […]

3rd Generation Toyota Vios

3rd Generation Toyota Vios

Introducing the third generation of the Vios sedan in Bangkok to the world recently, Toyota has set its eyes on a much bigger market than that of the model?s predecessors. ?Apart from ASEAN countries, China and India, we are planning to introduce the all-new Vios for the first time ever […]