Volvo XC60 gets ‘smarter’ with integrated Google apps and services

Volvo Car Malaysia has updated its XC60 and apart from cosmetic changes and added safety features, the significant new feature is integration with Google Services. This is the outcome of the partnership between the Swedish carmaker and Google which sees a first-of-its-kind built-in infotainment system complete with a host of Google Services. Volvo Cars is […]

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2024 Farizon Auto Homtruck

Farizon Auto’s futuristic semi-truck will be rolling on China’s roads in 2024

Before the passenger car segment started to mushroom from the mid-1980s as China liberalised economically, its auto industry was largely focussed on commercial vehicles. As such vehicles are used for business purposes, appearances have not been particularly important to customers while ruggedness has been. So China’s trucks have generally remained in the background but not […]

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Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid nearing launch as orders are accepted; pricing from RM137,000

In spite of the long period of shutdown in the middle of the year, 2021 looks to be a year as busy as any other in the pre-COVID-19 era. Perhaps it’s like what happened with F1 in 2020 when the calendar was compressed and run in the second half of the year, making for a […]

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Lynk & Co celebrates 5th anniversary with launch of flagship SUV model

Initially a ‘secret project’ between Geely Holding Group and Volvo Cars, Lynk & Co was revealed to the world at an event in Germany exactly 5 years ago. Not only was it a new premium brand but it also adopted a new business model appropriate to the internet era of shared experience and connectivity. Interacting […]

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UMW Toyota Motor confirms 4th generation Toyota Hybrid Electric System for locally-assembled models

As announced in July this year, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) is making a big investment to introduce hybrid electric technology in Malaysia in a bigger way. The last time the company actively sold hybrid models was about 10 years ago when the government allowed hybrids and electric vehicles to be sold duty-free to everyone. After […]

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE (4MATIC+), 2021Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE

Mercedes-AMG’S new hybrid model is its most powerful volume-produced car

With the accelerating move towards electrification by the auto industry, it’s inevitable that high-performance brands will also follow the same trend. While purists will say that electric motors cannot replace powerful internal combustion engines where sheer performance and driving experience are concerned, the companies that are making such cars are going to prove otherwise. High-performance […]

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Honda HR-V Sport Hybrid updated, priced from RM113,954

Honda’s popular HR-V Sport Hybrid has received updating with revised lighting units front and rear, a new exterior body colour and some interior enhancements. The crossover SUV is priced from RM113,954.82 (excluding insurance) with full exemption of sales tax until the end of this year. New lights, new colour The revisions to the lighting units […]

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2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

21st century Countach unveiled on 50th anniversary of Lamborghini’s supercar

The Countach was undoubtedly a legendary Lamborghini model and an early entrant in the supercar era. On its 50th anniversary, the carmaker has unveiled a successor – the Countach LPI 800-4 – as a futuristic limited edition recreated for the 21st century. It imagines how the iconic Countach (pronounced ‘coon-tach’) of the 1970s and 1980s […]

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Aston Martin takes the top off the Valkyrie for California debut

The Valkyrie, a product of the combined design and engineering talents of Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), is one of the world’s most extreme hypercars. Only 150 units will be built (all already sold), each priced from US$3 million (about RM12.707 million). Joining the Valkyrie at a California debut is the Valkyrie […]

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