What To Do If Your Car Catches Fire
20 December 2010 - Vehicle fires are one of the scariest things that can happen on the road ?and they happen more often than you think. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says 33 car fires are reported every hour in the U.S., and 18 percent of all reported fires occur on a road or highway and involve a motor vehicle.
Louts concept city car to go into production in October 2011
18 December 2010 - "Our city car has been confirmed and will be launched in October 2013," Mr. Bahar told the British magazine. "We are doing this together with Proton and another OEM [original equipment manufacturer, or car maker]. We will build three versions: one for the Asian market, one for Europe and a sportier one."
KL International Motor Show 2010
15 December 2010 - Motor shows are a great place for car companies to show the general public their plans for the future as well as to gauge public response for concepts that may one day become cars that they can buy. KLIMS'10 is no exception though this year things take on a decidedly environmentally friendly feel.
VW teams up with Fender for in-car audio systems
13 December 2010 - Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today it has joined forces with Fender Musical Instruments Corp. to bring the raw emotion of a live music performance to the driving experience. The company's partnership with Fender will equip select 2012 models with the all-new Fender Premium Audio System.
KLIMS 2010: Perodua X-Style Concept
10 December 2010 - This is Perodua’s X-Style concept on show at the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). Perodua has not revealed whether the X-Style is supposed to hint at a future car or the company’s future design language. Mercedes-Benz, for example, had said that the Rising Car Concept at the Detroit Auto Show previewed its future design direction.
2011 Mazda 5 launched in Malaysia
06 December 2010 - The 2011 all-new Mazda5 has been launched in Malaysia for RM 150,000 (OTR without insurance). The prompt launch of the latest Mazda5, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, means that Malaysians have one of the most complete lineup of Mazda models to shop—thanks to Bermaz Motor, the official local distributor of Mazda cars.
Hyundai dual clutch transmission – DCT development 2011
03 December 2010 - Hyundai Motor Company is developing dual-clutch transmission for its future mid-size sedans, crossover vehicles and compact cars. With its new six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, Hyundai will join the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Audi which all already have such gearboxes on sale.
RON97 petrol up 15 sen to RM2.30
01 Disember 2010 - Motorists who are using RON97 for their cars will have to pay an extra 15 sen per liter beginning today – 1st of December 2010. But thankfully, it's only RON97 petrol that has increased in price - from RM2.15 per litre to RM2.30. A source said the increase was triggered by a rise in the crude oil price in the world market.
In Thailand, New Proton Saga Facelift Unveiled
30 November 2010 - The new Proton Saga facelift has been unveiled at the 2010 Thailand International Motor Expo, days ahead of its Malaysian launch at the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). While there are no mechanical changes in the powertrain department, the facelifted Saga has received a number of alterations to the exterior and interior.
2011 Nissan Teana Launched In Malaysia
25 November 2010 - Edaran Tan Chong Motor has launched the Nissan Teana, a large D-segment sedan introduced to take on the likes of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Four variants are available for selection: the locally-assembled 2.0 Comfort at RM 138,000, the locally-assembled 2.0 Luxury at RM 142,000, the locally-assembled 2.5 V6 Premium at RM 168,000 and the fully-imported 3.5 V6 Exquisite at RM 248,500; prices are on-the-road with insurance.