RON95 Euro4M

Finally, RON95 petrol will be upgraded to Euro4M next month

Finally, RON95 petrol will get an upgrade after years of uncertainty. Where progressive upgrading of fuel standards has been concerned, the Malaysian government has been slow to provide the industry with a ‘roadmap’ of when changes would occur. In the years that followed the first introduction of fuel standards in 1995, there was hope that […]

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Ford recycling coffee

Your future Ford will have parts made from coffee bean skins!

Ford Motor Company has long been making car parts from discarded materials that can be recycled. In one example, old jeans were used as sound insulation material for the first generation of the Focus. Besides plastic bottles, recycled resins are used for various other parts, supporting the company’s sustainability agenda. Now, working with McDonald’s in […]

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Nissan

Nissan investing 33 billion yen on advanced manufacturing technologies globally (w/VIDEO)

Manufacturing technology in the Japanese auto industry has been constantly improving, enabling carmakers to deliver products that are of higher quality. Initially, the technologies were used in Japan but with the globalisation of the industry today, factories all over the planet also serve as production hubs for certain models, so they too need to have […]

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Nissan

Nissan has developed new technology to make custom body parts faster and at lower cost

For nearly as long as there have been cars, people have been collecting and customizing them. Until recently, however, if owners of classic cars wanted to replace a damaged bonnet or fender on an out-of-production model, they had to search through junkyards or hire a craftsman to make a one-off replacement (which might be costly). […]

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Hyundai to open first manufacturing plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Indonesia to build its very first manufacturing plant in the country. Why Indonesia? Hyundai sees the country as a potential growth into the ASEAN markets as well as securing future growth engines in the global automotive market.

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Volkswagen Assembly in Pekan

JD Power study: Malaysian motorists report less manufacturing-related issues in new vehicles

The latest JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) for Malaysia which provides insights into the problems faced by owners of new vehicles shows that they are experiencing fewer problems than in 2018. This is largely attributed to a decline in manufacturing-related issues and prevailing problems are nearly equally split between design and manufacturing categories. Initial […]

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The Road Ahead

51% of Malaysian residents Likely to GIVE UP on Car Ownership, New Report Finds

Almost all (97%) of residents in Malaysia who participated in a survey think that owning a car is important and 67% still see the car as the ideal mode of transport. However, more than half (51%) said that they would consider giving up car ownership and rely on long-term car rental if it was convenient […]

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer to create e-sounds for BMW Group vehicles

For decades, engineers have worked hard to bring down noise levels in cars because noise can cause fatigue and if a car is quiet, it is considered as being refined. They still have to work at lowering noise as well as vibrations and harshness (NVH in industry-speak) but with the advent of electrically-powered vehicles, ‘sound’ […]

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Michelin appoints new Managing Director for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

There’s a new Michelin Managing Director in town and his name is Tushar Gupta for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Replacing the highly regarded Pascal Nouvellon (who was promoted to a new global role over at Michelin HQ in France), Mr Gupta will be taking over the role which started back in September 2019.

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PETRONAS EV Fluids Symposium

PETRONAS Holds Inaugural EV Fluids Symposium In Italy

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, recently organized the inaugural Electric Vehicle (EV) Fluids Symposium at its Global Research and Technology (R&T) Centre in Turin, Italy. “The EV Fluids Symposium is our next initiative to work together, deliberate possibilities and set a shared agenda towards a cleaner future.” […]

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