Mercedes-Benz C 111

FEATURE – When Mercedes-Benz also had a rotary-engined sportscar

Although most people only came to know about the rotary engine in the 1970s, Felix Wankel, who developed it, had received a patent in Germany as far back as 1929 and produced a working prototype at NSU (which would later become part of Audi) in 1957. The rotary engine was uniquely different from the reciprocating […]

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REVIEW: Mio MiVue 792 dashcam – “The Premium”

It was back in September 2019 when Mio, one of the world’s leading brands in dashboard cameras, decided to give their premium range a try here in Malaysia. Introducing their line-up of high-quality dashcams, the Mio MiVue series consists of entry-level products all the way up to their more premium models, the Mio MiVue 7 […]

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Prince Skyline Coupe

The Italian connection in the 1963 Prince Skyline Sport Coupe

Prince Motor Company, arguably the first Japanese luxury automotive manufacturer, was born out of the Tachikawa Aircraft Company, itself founded in Japan in the early 1920s. After producing military and civilian transport planes for several decades, Tachikawa eventually used its engineering expertise to establish an electric car division which, over time, began to build internal […]

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Volkswagen assembly

All the locally assembled models and where they are produced

Local assembly of vehicles has been going on since the mid-1960s when the government offered incentives to carmakers to build factories and assemble their vehicles in Malaysia, or have the vehicles assembled under contract by other parties. The move was to put Malaysia on the path towards industrialisation and the auto industry was to serve […]

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2019 Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender’s Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle system provides ‘future-proofing’

Throughout its 67-year life, the original Land Rover Defender was offered only with petrol or diesel engines. That’s not unusual since it was developed from a product of the late 1940s, long before the era of zero emissions and greater consciousness to preserve the environment. Its powertrains were robust, as required by customers, and had […]

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The dangers of driving when you are not well or taking medicines

It’s a very serious offence to be driving while under the influence of alcohol (or ‘DUI’ as they refer to it in America). In some countries, it is not just alcohol but the offence includes drugs and even medicines that cause any effect which can make driving unsafe. Generally, motorists only give attention to alcohol […]

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Five things we like about the 2019 Porsche Macan

The latest 2019 Porsche Macan was just launched a few months back, followed by the more powerful Porsche Macan S variant during the first-ever Porsche Sportscar Together Day held at the Sepang International Circuit just last month. For months, we’ve been following the progress of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) and their ever-growing range of […]

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