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What’s rocking at Indonesian auto show

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JAKARTA: It’s hard to argue that the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015 (GIIAS), which is being held at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang from Aug 20 to 30, is one of the biggest auto shows in South-East Asia. The venue, located about 33km from the capitol city of Jakarta, sits in an area measuring 220,000sq m with an indoor exhibition space of 60,000sq m and featured an impressive array of exhibitors. Up to 34 automotive brands participated in the auto show with more than 320 exhibitors from Indonesia’s automotive supporting industries and it includes the likes…

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Caltex kicks off RON97 promo

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PETALING JAYA: Chevron Malaysia Limited , which carries the retail brand Caltex has announced its RON97 promotion at all Caltex Stations nationwide. The promotion is for a six-week period and aims to reward customers nationwide – more than 190 lucky customers will stand a chance to walk home with a share of over RM110,000 worth of prizes. Two grand prize winners will be drawn weekly, each walking away with RM5,000 in cash while 30 winners will walk away weekly with StarCash worth RM300. For JourneyTM Card and BCard winners, each will be rewarded with an additional 10,000 BPoints when they transact using…

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10 automakers sued in US over ‘deadly’ keyless ignitions

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LOS ANGELES: Ten of the world’s biggest automakers were sued on Wednesday by US consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths. According to the complaint filed in federal court here, carbon monoxide is emitted when drivers leave their vehicles running after taking their electronic key fobs with them, under the mistaken belief that the engines will shut off. The 28 named plaintiffs said this can injure or have “deadly” results for people who inhale the colourless and odourless gas, including when vehicles…

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Kia shows off first exterior shots of new Sportage

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FRANKFURT: Kia Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Sportage. The SUV will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on Sept 15. Entering its fourth-generation, the Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle’s designers creating a sense of power and agility from every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, the Sportage creates visual harmony out of the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing. The ‘face’ of the all-new Sportage represents the biggest change…

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Audi electric SUV concept heading to Frankfurt

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INGOLSTADT: At the 66th Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi is planning on stealing the show with an eagerly awaited fully electric SUV concept. The crowds will also get to admire the German manufacturer’s new range of A4s as well as the insanely powerful and luxurious S8 Plus. The Audi e-tron quattro concept should provide a hint at the future of the brand’s sporty electric SUVs, likely starting with the Audi Q6 sometime before 2018. Fit for four passengers, the shape of the vehicle is designed to reduce drag with an aerodynamically optimized underbody that’s completely closed, helping to achieve a low…

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Renault Talisman Estate breaks cover

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PARIS: Renault has taken the wraps off the Talisman Estate which will stand alongside the model’s saloon version that was revealed on July 6. This new large estate car delivers the same technological features as the saloon, along with extra load-carrying ability. It promises high driving enjoyment, thanks to the combination of the 4Control chassis and active damping, while Multi-Sense technology provides a personalised experience. The Talisman Estate features the same dimensions as the saloon, along with the same proportions, sleek profile and high waistline. The polished aluminium roof bars accentuate the sweeping roofline that is extended by a long…

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Shell Rimula winners rewarded with Hungary trip

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KOTA KINABALU: In conjunction with the 2015 Shell Rimula Gala Dinner at the Magellan Sutera Resort, eight grand prize winners of this year’s Shell Rimula Global Promotion Contest were presented with an all-expense paid trip to Hungary in September. The lucky eight are  Chong Kong Jam, Foo Kuek Hua, Gan Choon Ling, Jennie Lew,  Lee Wah Chuo, Liew Foh Min, Renny Ong and Tan Yeong Li. In Hungary, they will get VIP treatment at the exciting Shell Hungary Truck Prix at the Hungaroring race circuit and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a truck racing team and understand the demands placed on…

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1,000 Touch ‘n Go cards to be given away on Aug 31

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PETALING JAYA: One thousand Touch ‘n Go cards will be distributed at the cash lanes of every toll plaza on the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar Expressway) on Merdeka Day. Latar operations chief Ahmad Fuad Ahmad Shahimi said the distribution would be done on Monday, Aug 31, from 12.01am until stocks run out. “This is one of our corporate social resposibilities, and a token of appreciation to our loyal road users for their support. The cards are also to encourage more road users to move to an electronic payment system for tolls. “It is a timely move because the cashless…

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Global carmakers re-engineer India strategy to grow sales

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NEW DELHI: Leading global carmakers are reviewing their blueprint for India to boost sales and avoid more painful cutbacks, after struggling to win over consumers even as the market swings to growth and dominant local players begin to raise prices. Automakers like General Motors, Nissan Motor Co and Renault SA have over the past weeks announced hundreds of job losses. Some have already reduced output, and industry analysts expect more to come. Others, like Skoda Auto, part of Volkswagen AG, are retreating to their roots – for Skoda, “premium” cars. “India is not the most easy market in the world…

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Another Caltex station for Shah Alam

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PETALING JAYA: Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the retail brand Caltex, officiated the opening of its latest service station, Caltex Denai Alam, Shah Alam. To celebrate the grand opening, motorists at the launch event opening were treated with a complimentary 7-Eleven Slurpee and McCafe’s premium blend cappuccino coffee as a token of appreciation for being part of Chevron’s milestone. Motorists who pumped a minimum of RM50 worth of Caltex fuel were also given the chance to win mystery prizes. “Chevron is all about serving the people of Malaysia. We understand the changing needs of customers and we continuously strive to improve…

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