Tag: Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz hybrids continue to have full duty-exemption

Mercedes-Benz hybrids continue to have full duty-exemption

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today announced that its locally-assembled hybrid models – the S400L Hybrid and E300 BlueTec Hybrid – will continue to have exemptions on import duty and excise tax as they qualify for the Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) incentives provided in the current National Automotive Policy. “We are delighted […]

Kia aims for green car leadership by 2020

Kia aims for green car leadership by 2020

Kia Motors aims to offer more fuel-efficient and ‘greener’ cars in coming years, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low emissions car market by 2020. Its 5-year development plan will see further increases in investments in R&D into fuel-efficient technologies and new products, with a range of […]

Toyota hybrid sales have crossed 8 million mark

Toyota hybrid sales have crossed 8 million mark

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s Chairman – and the person who led the development of the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car – likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, […]

Porsche 919 Hybrid design prototype to be auctioned for charity

Porsche 919 Hybrid design prototype to be auctioned for charity

Porsche Asia Pacific has joined forces with the importers in the region to raise funds for SportCares, a Singapore-based foundation that passionately works to improve the lives of underprivileged children, at-risk youth, needy seniors and members of community with disabilities. To meet this objective, a full-sized replica of the Porsche […]

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid and Camry 2.0

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid and Camry 2.0

Although the Toyota Camry existed in the carmaker’s line in the 1980s, it was only in the early 1990s that it became a global model when it was designated as the second ‘World Car’ after the Corolla. Toyota invested some A$400 million to build a brand new factory in Australia […]

New Audi R18 e-tron Quattro for endurance racing series

New Audi R18 e-tron Quattro for endurance racing series

Audi will use a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron Quattro in the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Le Mans 24 with the hybrid sportscar in the 4-megajoule class. A two-fold quantity of hybrid energy, fundamentally revised aerodynamics, the next step in lightweight design and a lot of detailed work characterize […]

Record year for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia with over 9,400 units sold

Record year for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia with over 9,400 units sold

With four new models introduced during the year, 2014 was a record-breaking year for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) as the sales volume rose 17% over 2013 numbers to 9,419 units (including commercial vehicles). The fourth quarter of the year, in particular, saw a strong surge with 46% growth and consistent sales […]