2021 Hyundai Staria MPV

First looks at new Hyundai MPV to be launched soon

The Hyundai Motor Group (which includes Kia Motors) continues its new model onslaught with yet another model being previewed. This one’s a high-end MPV called the Staria which will be offered in selected markets and likely to be launched during this quarter. The name comes from a combination of ‘star’ and ‘ria’ which is ‘a […]

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Additional 3,923 units of Toyota Avanza need fuel pump replacement

No matter how much effort a manufacturer puts into quality control, there will be some occasions when some parts which are not perfectly made slip through the system and get into the market. When that happens, responsible manufacturers will quickly identify where the faulty parts are and take remedial measures to replace them. In the […]

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2021 Toyota Fortuner and Innova launched

18 years ago, Toyota began a massive global project to develop the Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle of ‘IMV’ as it was referred to internally. The IMV project was not just about new models but more importantly, about moving production of those vehicles entirely outside Japan. It was believed to be the second most expensive project […]

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2021 Toyota Innova

2021 Toyota Innova to go on sale soon and you can book one from today

After making a big splash with the launch of multiple models last month, UMW Toyota Motor starts off the new year by being the first company to announce new models that will be in showrooms soon. The first of these is the updated Toyota Innova for 2021 which has cosmetic changes and additional safety systems […]

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2021 Lexus LM350

4-seater Lexus LM350 MPV coming to Malaysia in 2021

Finally, the Lexus range gets a MPV after 31 years of existence. Unveiled at the Shanghai Motorshow in China last year, the new model is designated LM350, the ‘LM’ referring to ‘Luxury Mover’. It’s no secret that the LM350 is adapted from Toyota’s Alphard model, a practical move for the luxury brand. In earlier years, […]

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2021 Kia Carnival

All-new 4th generation Kia Carnival goes on sale in Korea

An all-new Kia Carnival (also known as Sedona in some markets) has been revealed, marking the beginning of the fourth generation of the brand’s flagship MPV. Based on Kia’s new midsize platform, the Carnival has been dubbed a ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’ and is said to offer more refinement, efficiency and space compared to its predecessors […]

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2020 Kia Sorento

Global debut of all-new Kia Sorento next month with first hybrid in the model range

After cumulative sales of more than 3 million units since 2002, Kia’s Sorento SUV will enter its fourth generation this year with the world premiere of the model at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show early next month. The Korean carmaker’s flagship global SUV will be the latest addition to the brand’s reinvigorated SUV line-up. […]

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2020 Mazda CX-30 SKYACTIV-D

Mazda CX-30 now in selected Mazda showrooms for early viewing

Ever since the Mazda CX-30 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, Mazda fans in Malaysia have been eagerly awaiting its introduction in the market. Initially, Bermaz Motor, which distributes Mazda vehicles, was non-committal about whether it would include the CX-30 in its already wide range of models. Probably it […]

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC

Mercedes-Maybach chooses China to launch its first SUV – the GLS 600 4MATIC

The Maybach brand is 110 years old and although acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 1960, it remained dormant till the late 1990s when the carmaker decided to use it for an ultra luxury brand in its portfolio. It was an attempt to offer something comparable at the Rolls-Royce level but somehow, the strategy didn’t work and […]

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