Tag: Hybrid

Full output at Honda plant from August

Full output at Honda plant from August

An Accord undergoing final tests at the Honda plant in Melaka Honda Insight hybrid Honda Malaysia has announced that the production at its own assembly plant in Melaka will resume 2-shift operation and full output from August 1, 2011. Besides resuming full production, the plant will also try to increase […]

The hybrid challenge

The hybrid challenge

Growth of alternative powertrain vehicles sales will be limited by consumer concerns about costs as well as functionality, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Green Automotive Study. Despite a rapid increase in the number of alternative powertrain vehicle models projected for the next several years, automakers will […]

Nasim may import diesel hybrid 3008

Nasim may import diesel hybrid 3008

Malaysians may be able to buy the hybrid variant of the Peugeot 3008 if a study now being conducted by Nasim and Peugeot confirms that the model will be suitable for this market. While the Toyota and Honda hybrid models use a petrol engine together with an electric motor, the […]

Lexus CT200h

Lexus CT200h

Having brought hybrids into the mainstream of the car market after 10 years, Toyota has begun to explore ways of extending the appeal of such vehicles beyond just being fuel-efficient and environment-friendly. While there’s no doubt that going further on each litre of fuel is increasingly important to motorists – […]

Honda Civic 9th Generation

Honda Civic 9th Generation

Honda’s US subsidiary has released the first pictures of the production version of the all-new Honda Civic which will be the ninth generation of the company’s original ‘world car’ since the model was first launched in the 1960s. The North American market is the first market in the world to […]

New Toyota hybrids for Europe

New Toyota hybrids for Europe

Earlier this year at the North American International Motorshow, Toyota announced that the Prius hybrid which has so far been a single model would become a family of models, with different variants for different types of customers. The iconic 5-door hatchback, which now includes a plug-in hybrid version, will be […]

Toyota remains No. 1 in non-national segment

Toyota remains No. 1 in non-national segment

UMW Toyota Motor today reported that its 2010 sales volume was 10,000 units higher than 2009’s with a combined total of 92,000 units for both the Toyota and Lexus brands that it distributes. This would keep it as the leader in the non-national segment, a position it has held for […]

Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid

Kia’s latest concept car, the Ray, was unveiled at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show yesterday and showed the advancements made by the Korean company in developing innovative fuel-stretching and emissions-cutting technologies. It also showcases a sub-brand coined E’coDynamics’ which the most efficient Kia vehicles possess (like BMW?s EfficientDynamics). Recently, the […]

Toyota Prius Hybrid now available in Malaysia

Toyota Prius Hybrid now available in Malaysia

  Hybrid cars from the company which was the first to offer such models are now officially available in Malaysia with the launch of the new 3rd Generation Toyota Prius today. Though the Prius has been available since 1997, selling it in Malaysia was not considered viable because the price […]

Toyota Prius 3

Toyota Prius 3

Over 1.4 million hybrid vehicles have been sold by Toyota in the past 12 years since it introduced the first generation of the Prius. Toyota is the world leader in this particular segment and intends to maintain its dominance in coming years by offering a hybrid variant of every model […]