Aura concept shows what the British EV roadster of the future could be like

The British auto industry may have lost the greatness it once had but automotive innovation is still very much present. A new generation of tech companies in the country are venturing into developing electrically-powered cars (EVs) that will become mainstream within a decade or so. Four of these companies have been working on an innovative […]

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Major announcement by UMW Toyota Motor on September 27

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) will be making a major announcement on Monday, September 27, 2021, which it says will be ‘inviting Malaysians on a journey that will give them the opportunity to experience a part of the future, today’. According to the company’s Deputy Chairman, Akio Takeyama, this development will have ‘a big impact on […]

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Michelin’s airless UPTIS tyre now undergoing testing, market launch in 2024

Air has been used to fill tyres and give them their form for over 133 years, used for bicycles and then motor cars. The use of air has been a simple and cost-effective (air is free) solution to providing hard wheels with an outer layer that could absorb bumps and other road irregularities. Pneumatic tyres, […]

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Porsche confirms assembly plans in Malaysia, to start next year

As reported earlier, Porsche will be setting up assembly operations in Malaysia, the first time the sportscar maker has produced its cars outside Germany. The company has confirmed that small-scale local assembly operation in Malaysia will join the company’s two other production sites – the original one at Zuffenhausen and the 19-year old one in […]

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July new vehicle sales higher but nowhere near normal levels

As expected, new vehicle sales in July 2021 were way down, though not as rock-bottom as June when the Total Industry Volume (TIV) was under 2,000 units. As in June, the continued closure of showrooms meant that no sales could be conducted and even if they could, registering the vehicles would not be possible. However, […]

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52% drop in new Honda vehicle sales in Malaysia from May to July year-on-year

Honda Malaysia reports that the ongoing restrictions of the Full  Movement Control Order (FMCO) have impacted its business significantly, with sales of new vehicles falling by 52% during the May to  July 2021 (compared to the same period in 2020). In compliance with government orders, the Company has suspended its business operations. These include closures […]

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Tan Chong Motor Holdings organises in-house vaccination programme for employees

The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) is intended to vaccinate a large proportion of the Malaysian population in order to achieve ‘herd immunity’ as well as provide better resistance against the serious effects of COVID-19 infection. The government is funding the programme which the private sector also supports. With the increasing daily number of administered […]

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When will the Malaysian government start to get serious about moving the industry to electric vehicles?

Malaysia has long had national automotive policies which are intended to provide a ‘roadmap’ for the development and growth of the auto industry. Updated periodically, it is supposed to give a ‘roadmap’ for companies, especially carmakers, to plan ahead. Investments are often planned many years in advance so policies must be sufficiently long and more […]

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