First impressions of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid (video)

Toyota hybrids aren’t new in Malaysia and although the early ones were not sold here, there was a short period about 10 years ago when UMW Toyota Motor imported the third generation of the Prius (the first mass-produced hybrid car in the world) as well as the smaller Prius c and also the Lexus CT200h. […]

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG: Forget The Rest, This Is The SUV To Have

“So what’s the best car you have ever driven?” That’s a question every motoring journalist gets asked at least a couple dozen times in his career. And it’s a dreaded question too, because there is no such thing as ‘the best car’. Every car has its own special place, and it would be dreadful to […]

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New Honda Civic Driven in Malaysia: What’s It Like and Should You Buy It?

“When people think of a Honda, there’s a very good chance they will think of the Civic.” Words by the Head of Sales and Marketing of Honda Malaysia,  which I thought couldn’t be more true. The Civic has come to cement itself as the de facto go to car once a person makes enough money […]

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Porsche World Road Show 2021: The Ultimate Driving Experience!

The Porsche World Road Show is a unique event that takes place the world over. It is held at circuits that allow a driver to fully exploit a Porsche’s potential. And when it comes to the Cayenne, rather than on-circuit driving, the now iconic SUV is driven on dirt tracks to show off its off-roading […]

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One Lap Around Sepang Circuit With The New 992 Porsche GT3!

Keeping up with Porsche can hurt the brain. At one point the company is winning races with some of the greatest race cars of our generation with full fledged internal combustion engines. And at another point, the company is building the most efficient and fun to drive electric cars the world has seen. It almost […]

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Ferrari F8 Spider Driven: Facelifts Are Not Supposed To Be This Good!

The heart is a weird thing. It is what keeps you alive, and yet it is also the same spot where you feel such powerful emotions as joy and sadness. The factually inclined amongst us would argue that you feel those emotions because the brain sends signals to your body to release dopamine or serotonin […]

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First Impressions Of The All-New Honda City Hatchback V-Variant

When Honda Malaysia announced the flagship model for the new Honda City, mouths were left agape with the torque figures and good looks of the City RS e:HEV. No surprises there because that’s what a flagship model is all about – a showmanship of what’s possible for a particular model by the manufacturer. But more […]

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A drive to remember with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and the new E200!

If there is one thing that this writer missed during the lockdown, it was the drives organised by automotive manufacturers. These drives are usually well planned, coordinated, offers stops at places we never heard of and at restaurants we never ate at. Media drives as we motoring scribes call it, is the highlight of this […]

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First Drive: The All-New Honda City Hatchback – You Won’t Miss The Jazz!

The announcement by Honda Malaysia that it was discontinuing the much loved Honda Jazz was met with shock, sadness and a little anger on the social media sphere. Since its introduction in 2003, Honda Malaysia has sold over 120,000 units, showing that Malaysians really loved the Jazz. It is undoubtedly true that the Jazz provided […]

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Mercedes-Benz A45S AMG: The Hot Hatch History Will Never Forget!

There was a time when hot hatches were the ultimate in driving experience. They offered the purest driving experience despite being small in size and power. Then came the mid-2000s and the power craze that ensued. That’s when all car makers seemed to hurry to lay down as much power as they could as quickly […]

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