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Suzuki Swift CKD & Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift CKD & Swift Sport

The long-awaited locally-assembled Suzuki Swift is finally going in sale, following its official launch tonight. Two versions of the 1.5-litre hatchback are available, both with 4-speed automatic transmission and the cheaper version goes for RM71,943.50 (insurance included) while the better ?equipped Premier version has a pricetag of RM78,099.50. With the […]

PUSHING MY BUTTONS

PUSHING MY BUTTONS

I’VE BEEN known to bore people to death when talk turns to cars. Don’t worry, I’m not one of those anorak-wearing types that likes to recite engine power figures and residual values until the sun sets and the pub has been emptied by yours truly. No, my ability to send […]

More about that Camaro in ‘The Transformers’

More about that Camaro in ‘The Transformers’

[ARTICLE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE IN SEPTEMBER 2006] When people outside North America think of American cars, they would think either of those giant fuel-guzzling ?battleships? that need two Malaysian parking lots or they would think of the legendary sportscars like the Corvette and Mustang. Included in the list […]

MARKETING SOLUTIONS

MARKETING SOLUTIONS

MARKETING is one of those words I’ve never been able to pin down. It’s not quite advertising, nor is it absolutely public relations. It’s got something to do with publicity and journalism but it is synonymous with neither. It dips its toe into sociology and mathematical analysis without really committing […]

Chery B240 MPV

Chery B240 MPV

Two and a half years after entering the Malaysian market, Chery now has four models to offer in its line-up. The latest is the B240 launched today and this is a 7-seater MPV said to have originated from the B14 concept vehicle displayed in Beijing in 2004. Though no mention […]

GAME OVER

BY NOW, you should be used to ‘research’ that amounts to complete bunkum with the sole intention of ramming home a safety message, but the current furore over computer games has, quite literally, pushed my buttons. There have been a number of news stories recently, blaming computer games for all […]

Frost & Sullivan ASEAN Automotive Awards

Frost & Sullivan ASEAN Automotive Awards

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, tonight presented its first ASEAN Automotive Awards in Kuala Lumpur, recognizing best practices and outstanding performance by automotive companies in South East Asia. In his address to guests, Aroop Zutshi, Senior Partner and Member of the Board at Frost & Sullivan, said: […]

The Versatile Honda City i-DSI

The Versatile Honda City i-DSI

When you look at a sedan body shape (also referred to as ?3-box?), you would not imagine that it can carry long items. Typically, the boot is a sealed rectangular section at the back, and the cabin is only for seating ? unlike a hatchback where the rear seat backrests […]

Frost & Sullivan 2007 ASEAN Automotive Awards

Frost & Sullivan 2007 ASEAN Automotive Awards

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, will honour the best companies in the ASEAN automotive industry at a special event tomorrow night. Known as the ?Frost & Sullivan 2007 ASEAN Automotive Awards?, this event honours and recognizes companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating […]