All New Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited & TRD Sportivo launched in Malaysia
30 June 2011 - Now, the Toyota Vios range numbers six variants. UMW Toyota Motor has launched the 2011 Toyota Vios facelift and the Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited, an all-new variant positioned between the Vios 1.5G and TRD Sportivo variants. With almost 200,000 units snapped up by Malaysians since its introduction, 33,700 units of which were sold in 2010, the Vios is Malaysia’s best-selling non-national car.
Nissan, Mitsubishi establish NMKV minicar joint venture
26 June 2011 - Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to their minicars sold in the Japanese market. The establishment of this joint venture builds upon an earlier agreement, signed in December of 2010, to expand the scope of cooperation between the two automakers.
New Range Rover 5.0 V8 Supercharged is now available in 2011
24 June 2011 - The 2011 Range Rover 5.0 V8 Supercharged has arrived at our shores. Land Rover Malaysia recently made the announcement that the petrol engine model now comes with some new designs on the outside while it also come with an upgraded Terrain Response system. The engine boost out some 510 horse which is aided by the ZF 6HP28 six-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
Michelin Rolls Out New Energy XM2 Tyre
22 June 2011 - Longer life, improved fuel efficiency as a result of less rolling resistance, and maximum safety. When it comes to tyres, usually things are centered around one aspect, and rare is the donut that touts all three at one go.Michelin has targeted sales of its new Michelin Energy XM2 range.
Health and Wellness of Ford SYNC Explanation
20 June 2011 - Ford researchers are taking a leading role in developing a series of health and wellness in-car connectivity solutions designed to empower people with self-help information while they drive. Ford announced it has entered a collaboration with medical device maker Medtronic, mHealth pioneer WellDoc and SDI Health that will eventually lead to the integration of medical-related features into SYNC. And the starting points of these new features are two of the most common conditions affecting the Americans: diabetes and asthma and/or allergies.
2011 all-new Perodua Myvi launched in Malaysia
18 June 2011 - The all-new Perodua Myvi has been launched in Malaysia, replacing the first-generation Perodua Myvi which has held top spot on the sales chart for five consecutive years since its launch in May 2005. With 487,400 units sold since then, the five-door hatchback has certainly been popular with the public – that it has been the country’s best-selling model for five years, from 2006 to 2010, states it all.
RON97 petrol will be reduced by 10 sen
15 June 2011 - The price of RON97 petrol will be reduced by 10 sen effective midnight tonight, to RM2.80 per litre. The chairman of the Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM), Datuk Hashim Othman, said the drop in the price of the fuel was in line with the current world market price.
ZF 9HP 9 Speed Transverse Automatic Transmission Analysis
13 June 2011 - Currently ZF manufactures a very good 8 speed automatic, the 8HP, for longitudinal mount applications. This is the gearbox that’s showing up in the ‘F’ code BMWs. It utilizes three ‘overdrive’ gears, with fifth having a ’1:1′ ratio. Six speed gearboxes often are set to use fifth and sixth as overdrive gears, fourth being 1:1.
Volvo New Technology Avoid Collision with Wild Animal
11 June 2011 - The Swedish automaker, known for manufacturing some of the safest cars out there, is currently working on a new technology that is meant to help reduce the risk of collisions with wild animals. The new safety system alerts and automatically brakes for animals on the road, and is based on technologies from the Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, introduced in 2010.