Tag: Hybrid

Lexus CT200h owners have first TT

Lexus CT200h owners have first TT

With Facebook and other social media, bringing together people with a common interest is easy these days. And using this medium, the first Lexus CT200h Club was formed in Malaysia. Not surprisingly, from the online world where they first met and interacted, the owners of the Lexus hybrid were eager […]

Duty-free hybrids/EVs till 2013

Duty-free hybrids/EVs till 2013

The best-selling hybrid models are the Honda Insight (top), Lexus CT200h (left) and Toyota Prius (right) The prices of hybrid vehicles will not go up as the full exemption on import duty and excise tax will be maintained until 2013. This was announced by the Prime Minister during the Budget […]

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Over a million Toyota Prius hybrids have been sold worldwide since the model was introduced in the late 1990s. Now in its third generation, the car which made ‘hybrid’ a household name is taking the technology into its second phase with a plug-in recharging capability. This capability enables the car […]

2011 Porsche Parade Southeast Asia

2011 Porsche Parade Southeast Asia

More than 270 enthusiastic participants in 115 Porsche cars, including a rare 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster and a 1963 356 Coupe, took part at the Porsche Parade Southeast Asia 2011. The 5-day event, held from September 21 to 25, was organized by Porsche Club Singapore, Stuttgart Auto, Sime Darby Auto […]

Hybrid as quick as a Lamborghini!

Hybrid as quick as a Lamborghini!

The first race between two cars began when the second car was built, or so it is believed. No one remembers so arguing would be pointless. But it does show the competiveness of humans and where the auto industry is concerned, trying to beat each other has been going on […]

Kia Optima Hybrid sets Guinness World Record

Kia Optima Hybrid sets Guinness World Record

A Kia model is now listed in the Guinness World Records as achieving the best fuel consumption for a hybrid petrol vehicle. The model is the Optima Hybrid which was driven 12,717 kms across 48 states in the USA and used fuel at a rate of 64.55 USmpg – equivalent […]

Toyota Hybrid technology showcased at IGEM

Toyota Hybrid technology showcased at IGEM

Visitors to the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) had a chance to get a close view the third-generation Toyota Prius – the world’s most popular hybrid car – and its Hybrid Synergy Drive which was displayed by UMW Toyota Motor. The event was an appropriate […]

Shorter wait for Honda Insight

Shorter wait for Honda Insight

If you have ordered a Honda Insight and been frustrated by the long wait, Honda Malaysia has good news – the waiting period is now shortened to less than a month from two to three months earlier which had been due to the disruption in production following the tsunami in […]

Hybrid info for rescue workers

Hybrid info for rescue workers

Rescue workers learning how to cut open a hybrid model in an emergency Thanks to the incentive offered by the government in the form of tax exemption for hybrid models (only if imported by authorized franchise holders), there are more such vehicles on Malaysian roads now. The most dominant are […]

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 […]