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VW test drives at Jakel Mall, KL

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KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the upcoming Aidilfitri, Volkswagen Malaysia is offering test drives to visitors of Jakel Mall in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur at every weekend of the Ramadan month. Volkswagen models available are the Polo, Polo Sedan, Jetta and Golf R and test drives are held between 10.30am and 8.30pm from July 3 to 5 and July 10-12. The company’s “0 downpayment and 0 interest” campaign for the Polo Sedan, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan models allows buyers savings of up to RM48,000. In addition,  Jakel customers will be rewarded with exclusive Volkswagen Raya packets at any Volkswagen…

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Nasim reveals ultimate Peugeot protection plan

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KUALA LUMPUR: Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, has introduced a five-year protection plan that’s designed to cover the original purchase price of the car – Peugeot Protect. The plan is backed by Axa and Affin Bank and is meant to address the event of total loss of a Peugeot vehicle due to theft, accident, fire, flood or natural disasters – since motor insurance policies do not cover the original purchase price of the car. It also affords Peugeot owners the ability to utilise the plan at any time during the five-year period to…

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Eagle i dashcams now available

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PETALING JAYA: Eagle i, has introduced its latest range of car video recorders (CVRs) allowing motorists the ability to provide irrefutable proof of the goings-on during commutes, with prices starting from as low as RM88. O&G 8lectricals (M) Sdn Bhd, the distributor of CVR brand Eagle i, has launched four new camera models with a complimentary 8Gb micro-SD card, starting with the range-topping EG-6019 costing at RM458 – now at a promotional price of RM428. The range continues with the EG-6018 at RM328 (now RM298), the EG-6008 at RM228 (now RM198) and finally the EG-218 at RM118 (now 88). The…

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Petron fuels Workshop on Wheels along PLUS Highway

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KUALA LUMPUR: Petron Malaysia has signed a six-month memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PLUS Malaysia to supply fuel to the highway concessionaire’s emergency roadside assistance provider – Workshop on Wheels (WOW). The MoU sees Petron supplying all 28 WOW vehicles – comprising of 16 vans, six motorcycles and six tow trucks, with its Petron Blaze fuels in order to curb the number of cases of highway users being cheated by unscrupulous tow trucks and workshops. There are currently nine Petron service stations located throughout the North-South Expressway, Butterworth-Kulim Expressway and Linkedua. “We are pleased to be the partner of WOW…

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Want your supercar in carbon fibre? Check out Vitesse | AuDessus

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WASHINGTON, D.C.:  A US outfit near here that specialises in making bespoke automotive pieces from carbon fibre has begun to offer its services globally. Vitesse | AuDessus said it handcrafts bespoke carbon fibre exteriors, interiors, components and monocoques for supercars such as Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918, Lamborghini Aventador. Carbon fibre offers huge weight savings over aluminium and steel and increased structural rigidity. There are few full carbon fibre exotics and supercars on the market today. Thus, each full carbon fibre automotive machine delivered may become more valuable than its standard version. Carbon fibre exteriors typically range…

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Toyota Mirai goes the distance

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ASPEN: The future of mobility is ready to hit the road – and keep going…and going…and going. That’s according to Toyota, lah. The Japanese car maker is gearing up to make a splash in the key US market with the new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. The Mirai will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined (3.5l/100km) when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 502km on a single fill of hydrogen. Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the EPA-estimated performance figures at the Aspen Ideas Festival in…

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Honda offers window tint installation from RM1,500, but only if you want to

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PETALING JAYA: If you have just bought a new Honda car,  here’s news for you. Honda Malaysia says you are entitled to install the optional window tint films from RM1,500. There are four types of tint films being offered (see table below), with 3M and Ecotint being contracted to supply the films. Honda Malaysia said the films would also help hold glass fragments together in case the glass breaks in an accident. The films are available in various thickness and comply with Road Transport Department (JPJ) regulations on permissible visible light transmittance (VLT). JPJ regulations state that front windscreen must…

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B10 biodiesel okay for our cars, says Mercedes-Benz

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KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has declared the B10 biodiesel safe for use in its diesel-powered vehicles. It said Daimler AG’s research and development on the blend has found no risks to its current diesel vehicle fleet in Malaysia. “After having initially stated that the B10 biodiesel blend requires further consideration, we are now pleased to inform our customers about the B10 biodiesel blend suitability for all Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles currently sold by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia outgoing president and CEO Roland Folger. “We have service intervals of 12,000km to ensure our customers are not affected by the diesel quality. …

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New firm in deal to deliver Sarawak highway project

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PUTRAJAYA: A newly set-up company has joined the Works Ministry and the Sarawak Government in signing a memorandum of understanding to build the Sarawak portion of the 2,239km Pan Borneo Highway. The company, Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU), has been appointed as Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to manage and supervise the project. Sarawak was represented by state secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Abdul Ghani, while secretary-general Datuk Seri Zohari Akob signed for the ministry yesterday and LBU chairman Tan Sri Abang Ahmad Urai Abang Mohideen signed for the company. The ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun…

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Proton offers free car inspection

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KUALA LUMPUR: Proton will offer a free 30-point inspection to all national car owners from July 9-15 as part of its initiative to promote vehicle safety awareness during the festive season. “Customers can enjoy this free inspection at all Proton authorised service centres, nationwide, and selected Petronas petrol stations between 3pm and 7pm during the one-week duration. The free 30-point check includes inspection of fluid level, battery, pedal operation, fuel and the brake system. Customers would also enjoy free consultation on engine and car maintenance, Proton added. Chief executive Datuk Abdul Harith Abdullah said Proton has taken upon itself the…

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